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2nd Eneco Tour of Benelux - PT

Netherlands & Belgium, August 16-23, 2006

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Prologue - August 16: Den Helder (Ned) ITT, 5.8 km

Schumi shines

By Jeff Jones

Prologue winner
Photo ©: Luc Claessen
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Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner) continues his impressive rookie ProTour season by winning the prologue of the Eneco Tour in Den Helder. Schumi motored around the flat, but bumpy 5.8 km course in just over seven minutes, averaging almost 50 km/h to take the first red leader's jersey. In second place - for the fourth time this year in a time trial - was George Hincapie (Discovery Channel), who nevertheless showed that he will be a contender in this year's Eneco Tour. Third went to the young Dutch rider Joost Posthuma (Rabobank), who started as one of the first riders and held his spot at the top for most of the day.

"My form is pretty good," said Schumacher. "The fact that I'm finishing ahead of a few specialists here is therefore very satisfying. I'm not surprised about that, however. I will do everything I can to stay in front. Above all, the last stages suit me."

How it unfolded

The 2006 Eneco Tour kicked off with a 5.8 km prologue in Den Helder, the historically important naval town perched on the North Sea. The course started with a few corners before heading out and back along the sea front, with a small climb at the turnaround point. Fortunately, the weather gods were smiling today, with the recent storms in this part of the world abating to give the riders calm and sunny conditions.

Joost Posthuma (Rabobank)
Photo ©: Luc Claessen
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The first rider off, at 13:30, was Ivan Santos (Astana), and he was followed at one minute intervals by the rest of the field, with defending champ Bobby Julich the last rider to go at 16:29. It didn't take long for a good mark to be set, with Rabobank's Joost Posthuma leaving at 13:45 and racing home in 7'01.83, a time that was to hold for over two and a half hours. Alexei Markov (Caisse d'Epargne) slotted into second place with a 7'05, and it took nearly an hour and a half before Manuel Quinziato (Liquigas) could just better that, but it was still not close to Posthuma's time.

The clock ticked down and the young Rabobank specialist held off all the challengers. Tom Boonen (Quick.Step) rode a solid 7'04 to come within a couple of seconds of Posthuma, putting himself in contention for the leader's jersey once the sprint stages start. But it wasn't until Bobby Julich was leaving the start ramp that Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner) blasted up the final straight to stop the clock in 7'00.78, a second better than Posthuma.

George Hincapie (Discovery Channel)
Photo ©: Luc Claessen
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Schumacher's time was a good one, and even George Hincapie (Discovery Channel) couldn't quite get him, although he did end up with second in the stage. For Hincapie, it was his fourth second place in time trials this year, after recording similar results in the prologues of the Tour de France and Dauphine LibÚrÚ, and the final time trial stage of the Driedaagse van De Panne. That moved Posthuma down to third, where he stayed as neither JosÚ Ivan Gutierrez (Caisse d'Epargne, 4th) nor Bobby Julich (CSC, outside the top 10) could dislodge him.

Schumacher will wear the leader's jersey going into tomorrow's first stage between Wieringerwerf and Hoogeveen over 177 km, which is favourable for the sprinters.

Photography

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Images by Luc Claessen/www.ctm-images.com

Results

1 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 7.00.78 (49.622 km/h)
2 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                              0.00.45
3 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                        0.01.05
4 JosÚ Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears    0.01.35
5 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                               0.03.68
6 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                      0.04.58
7 Alexei Markov (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                   0.04.60
8 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                              0.04.77
9 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                       0.07.47
10 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                        0.07.91
11 Jason McCartney (USA) Discovery Channel                             0.08.82
12 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                        0.08.77
13 Phillippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                          0.10.16
14 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel                                  0.11.00
15 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                         0.11.42
16 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Unibet.com                              0.11.50
17 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             0.11.62
18 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Franšaise des Jeux                             0.11.85
19 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                             0.11.98
20 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                         0.12.68
21 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone              0.13.02
22 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) T-Mobile Team                                0.13.62
23 Julian Dean (NZl) Credit Agricole                                   0.13.33
24 Olaf Pollack (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                    0.13.52
25 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                          0.13.69
26 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           0.13.94
27 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak Hearing Systems                        0.14.82
28 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Credit Agricole                              0.14.49
29 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                               0.14.61
30 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak Hearing Systems                            0.14.83
31 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                                     0.14.85
32 Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                          0.15.03
33 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Credit Agricole                                 0.15.61
34 William Bonnet (Fra) Credit Agricole                                0.15.93
35 Johan Coenen (Bel) Unibet.com                                              
36 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team CSC                                         0.16.18
37 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas                                    0.16.52
38 Piotr Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                              0.16.58
39 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                            0.16.60
40 Benoţt Vaugrenard (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                          0.16.80
41 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                     0.17.22
42 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  0.17.37
43 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                         0.17.51
44 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Unibet.com                          0.17.56
45 Aaron Olson (USA) Saunier Duval-Prodir                              0.17.59
46 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile Team                                     0.17.85
47 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                             0.17.88
48 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                    0.18.37
49 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         0.18.43
50 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  0.18.45
51 Piet Rooyakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                  0.18.68
52 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                        0.19.12
53 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                           0.19.22
54 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                         0.19.46
55 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                        0.19.68
56 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Credit Agricole                           0.19.69
57 Frank H°j (Den) Gerolsteiner                                        0.19.72
58 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                               0.19.77
59 Bert Roesems (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  0.19.82
60 Javier Meijas Leal (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       0.19.99
61 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                       0.21.02
62 Antonio Colom Mas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears              0.20.41
63 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana Team                                      0.20.51
64 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                            
65 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           0.20.54
66 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                  0.20.61
67 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana Team                                    0.20.86
68 Aurelien Clerc (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         0.20.97
69 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Team Milram                                  0.21.49
70 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Rabobank                                         0.21.60
71 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Skil-Shimano                             0.21.73
72 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                                  0.22.04
73 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  0.22.82
74 Serge Baguet (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                            0.22.35
75 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                         0.22.55
76 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                      0.22.69
77 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                    0.23.05
78 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel                            0.23.72
79 Sergei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team                                   0.23.34
80 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Astana Team                                0.23.37
81 Eladio Sanchez Prado (Spa) Astana Team                              0.23.49
82 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Fondital                                  0.23.55
83 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              0.23.70
84 Maxime Montfort (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone              0.23.83
85 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                                0.23.91
86 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Discovery Channel                            0.24.16
87 JosÚ Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Astana Team                            0.24.72
88 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC                                       0.24.92
89 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                       0.24.32
90 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                 0.24.50
91 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                     0.25.00
92 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Rabobank                                         0.25.06
93 Michael Schńr (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          0.26.02
94 Luciano AndrÚ Pagliarini Mendonca (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir        0.25.34
95 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone         0.25.71
96 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                 0.25.82
97 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                0.25.98
98 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                          0.25.99
99 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                            0.26.18
100 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                0.26.52
101 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone             0.26.35
102 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                  0.26.94
103 Mark Scanlon (Irl) AG2R Prevoyance                                 0.27.09
104 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                0.27.14
105 Mathieu Heyboer (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone             0.27.15
106 Gregory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          0.27.92
107 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 0.28.02
108 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone               0.27.42
109 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   0.27.48
110 Robert F÷rster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  0.27.61
111 Allan Johansen (Den) Team CSC                                      0.27.71
112 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Unibet.com                                       0.27.84
113 Matthew White (Aus) Discovery Channel                              0.27.91
114 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                       0.28.50
115 Andoni Aranaga Azkune (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      0.28.55
116 Markus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                    0.28.75
117 Bas Giling (Ned) T-Mobile Team                                     0.28.83
118 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Team Milram                               0.28.88
119 Martin MŘller (Ger) Team Milram                                    0.29.32
120 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                0.29.92
121 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                0.29.59
122 Glenn D'Hollander (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen      0.29.91
123 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen     0.30.62
124 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  0.30.54
125 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               0.30.59
126 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Team Milram                                         
127 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R Prevoyance                               0.30.68
128 David Vitoria (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         0.31.32
129 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole                          0.31.42
130 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Credit Agricole                           0.31.32
131 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen       0.31.40
132 Matthe Pronk (Ned) Unibet.com                                      0.31.71
133 Sandy Casar (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                               0.32.82
134 Rik Reinerink (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                   0.32.32
135 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                        0.32.37
136 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Unibet.com                                     0.32.60
137 Unai Uribarri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              0.32.65
138 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                          0.33.14
139 Benat Albizuri Aransolo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    0.34.12
140 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Team Milram                               0.33.34
141 Gorka Gonzalez Larranaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                   0.33.47
142 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach (Spa) Astana Team                         0.33.51
143 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                         0.33.74
144 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                         0.33.90
145 Alan PÚrez Lezßun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          0.34.11
146 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       0.34.92
147 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                       0.34.75
148 JosÚ Antonio Redondo (Spa) Astana Team                             0.35.70
149 Erki PŘtsep (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                                  0.35.74
150 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                   0.35.80
151 Koen Barbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             0.35.97
152 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      0.36.07
153 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                             0.36.43
154 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              0.36.45
155 Iker Flores Galarza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        0.37.68
156 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                      
157 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                  0.38.02
158 Joseba Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    0.38.47
159 Kurt Hovelijnck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        0.38.56
160 Dennis Haueisen (Ger) Team Milram                                  0.38.78
161 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                            0.38.92
162 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             0.39.57
163 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise des Jeux                           0.39.61
164 Mikel Pradera Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears       0.39.81
165 SÚbastien Portal (Fra) Credit Agricole                             0.40.81
166 Avitor Perrez Arrieta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears         0.40.86
167 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                             0.41.11
168 Marco Righetto (Ita) Liquigas                                      0.42.64
169 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen       0.43.67
170 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen       0.45.68
171 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                               0.47.13
172 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                     0.48.04
173 IvÓn Santos Martinez (Spa) Astana Team                             0.48.97
174 Joseba Albizu Lizaso (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       0.52.37
175 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          0.54.14
176 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                           0.56.09
177 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           0.57.02
178 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            1.12.22
DNF Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                   
DNF HervÚ Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone              
 
Young riders
 
1 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 7.00.78
2 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                        0.01.05
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                       0.07.47
4 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                         0.07.91
5 Phillippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                           0.10.16
6 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              0.11.62
7 William Bonnet (Fra) Credit Agricole                                 0.15.93
8 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas                                     0.16.52
9 Piotr Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                               0.16.58
10 Benoţt Vaugrenard (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                          0.16.80
11 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                     0.17.22
12 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  0.17.37
13 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                    0.18.37
14 Javier Meijas Leal (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       0.19.99
15 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                       0.21.02
16 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana Team                                      0.20.51
17 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           0.20.54
18 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana Team                                    0.20.86
19 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Team Milram                                  0.21.49
20 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Skil-Shimano                             0.21.73
21 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  0.22.82
22 Eladio Sanchez Prado (Spa) Astana Team                              0.23.49
23 Maxime Montfort (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone              0.23.83
24 JosÚ Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Astana Team                            0.24.72
25 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC                                       0.24.92
26 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                       0.24.32
27 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                 0.24.50
28 Michael Schńr (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          0.26.02
29 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                 0.25.82
30 Nicolas Roche (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                0.25.98
31 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone              0.26.35
32 Mathieu Heyboer (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone              0.27.15
33 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                0.27.42
34 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    0.27.48
35 Bas Giling (Ned) T-Mobile Team                                      0.28.83
36 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Team Milram                                0.28.88
37 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 0.29.59
38 David Vitoria (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          0.31.32
39 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Credit Agricole                                   
40 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                         0.32.37
41 Unai Uribarri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               0.32.65
42 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                           0.33.14
43 Benat Albizuri Aransolo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     0.34.12
44 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach (Spa) Astana Team                          0.33.51
45 Alan PÚrez Lezßun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           0.34.11
46 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        0.34.92
47 JosÚ Antonio Redondo (Spa) Astana Team                              0.35.70
48 Koen Barbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen              0.35.97
49 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               0.36.45
50 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                0.37.68
51 Kurt Hovelijnck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen         0.38.56
52 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise des Jeux                            0.39.61
53 SÚbastien Portal (Fra) Credit Agricole                              0.40.81
54 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        0.43.67
55 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        0.45.68
56 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                      0.48.04
57 IvÓn Santos Martinez (Spa) Astana Team                              0.48.97
58 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            0.56.09
 
Teams
 
1 Discovery Channel                                                   21.21
2 Rabobank                                                             0.01
3 Quick Step-Innergetic                                                0.02
4 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                                       0.04
5 Liquigas                                                             0.07
6 Team CSC                                                             0.16
7 Franšaise des Jeux                                                   0.18
8 Credit Agricole                                                      0.24
9 T-Mobile Team                                                        0.25
10 Unibet.com                                                              
11 Phonak Hearing Systems                                              0.27
12 Gerolsteiner                                                            
13 Skil-Shimano                                                        0.31
14 Saunier Duval-Prodir                                                0.32
15 Bouygues Telecom                                                    0.33
16 Davitamon-Lotto                                                         
17 Lampre-Fondital                                                     0.35
18 Team Milram                                                         0.41
19 Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                                    0.42
20 Astana Team                                                         0.45
21 AG2R-Prevoyance                                                     0.58
22 Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                               1.12
23 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                                   1.15
 
General classification after prologue
 
1 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 7.00
2 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                              0.01
3 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                            
4 JosÚ Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears    0.02
5 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                               0.04
6 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                      0.05
7 Alexei Markov (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       
8 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                                  
9 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                       0.08
10 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                            
11 Jason McCartney (USA) Discovery Channel                             0.09
12 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                            
13 Phillippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                          0.10
14 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel                                  0.11
15 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                         0.12
16 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Unibet.com                                  
17 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
18 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Franšaise des Jeux                                 
19 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 
20 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                         0.13
21 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
22 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) T-Mobile Team                                0.14
23 Julian Dean (NZl) Credit Agricole                                       
24 Olaf Pollack (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                        
25 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                              
26 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               
27 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak Hearing Systems                        0.15
28 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Credit Agricole                                  
29 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                   
30 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak Hearing Systems                                
31 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                                         
32 Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                              
33 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Credit Agricole                                 0.16
34 William Bonnet (Fra) Credit Agricole                                    
35 Johan Coenen (Bel) Unibet.com                                           
36 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team CSC                                             
37 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas                                    0.17
38 Piotr Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                  
39 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                                
40 Benoţt Vaugrenard (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                              
41 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                     0.18
42 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                      
43 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                             
44 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Unibet.com                              
45 Aaron Olson (USA) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                  
46 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile Team                                         
47 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                 
48 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                    0.19
49 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                             
50 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                      
51 Piet Rooyakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                      
52 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                            
53 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                           0.20
54 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                             
55 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                            
56 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Credit Agricole                               
57 Frank H°j (Den) Gerolsteiner                                            
58 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                   
59 Bert Roesems (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                      
60 Javier Meijas Leal (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           
61 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                       0.21
62 Antonio Colom Mas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  
63 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana Team                                          
64 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                         
65 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               
66 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                      
67 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana Team                                        
68 Aurelien Clerc (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                             
69 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Team Milram                                  0.22
70 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Rabobank                                             
71 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 
72 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                                      
73 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  0.23
74 Serge Baguet (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                                
75 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                             
76 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                          
77 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                        
78 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel                            0.24
79 Sergei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team                                       
80 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Astana Team                                    
81 Eladio Sanchez Prado (Spa) Astana Team                                  
82 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Fondital                                      
83 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
84 Maxime Montfort (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
85 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                                    
86 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                
87 JosÚ Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Astana Team                            0.25
88 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC                                           
89 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                           
90 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                     
91 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                         
92 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Rabobank                                             
93 Michael Schńr (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          0.26
94 Luciano AndrÚ Pagliarini Mendonca (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir            
95 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone             
96 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     
97 Nicolas Roche (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    
98 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                              
99 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                                
100 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                0.27
101 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                 
102 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                      
103 Mark Scanlon (Irl) AG2R Prevoyance                                     
104 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    
105 Mathieu Heyboer (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                 
106 Gregory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          0.28
107 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     
108 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                   
109 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       
110 Robert F÷rster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      
111 Allan Johansen (Den) Team CSC                                          
112 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Unibet.com                                           
113 Matthew White (Aus) Discovery Channel                                  
114 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                       0.29
115 Andoni Aranaga Azkune (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          
116 Markus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                        
117 Bas Giling (Ned) T-Mobile Team                                         
118 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Team Milram                                   
119 Martin MŘller (Ger) Team Milram                                    0.30
120 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
121 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                    
122 Glenn D'Hollander (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          
123 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen     0.31
124 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                      
125 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   
126 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Team Milram                                      
127 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R Prevoyance                                   
128 David Vitoria (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         0.32
129 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole                              
130 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Credit Agricole                               
131 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen           
132 Matthe Pronk (Ned) Unibet.com                                          
133 Sandy Casar (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                               0.33
134 Rik Reinerink (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                       
135 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                            
136 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Unibet.com                                         
137 Unai Uribarri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  
138 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                              
139 Benat Albizuri Aransolo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    0.34
140 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Team Milram                                   
141 Gorka Gonzalez Larranaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       
142 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach (Spa) Astana Team                             
143 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                             
144 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                             
145 Alan PÚrez Lezßun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              
146 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       0.35
147 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                           
148 JosÚ Antonio Redondo (Spa) Astana Team                             0.36
149 Erki PŘtsep (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                                      
150 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                       
151 Koen Barbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                 
152 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          
153 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                             0.37
154 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
155 Iker Flores Galarza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        0.38
156 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                   
157 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                      
158 Joseba Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    0.39
159 Kurt Hovelijnck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen            
160 Dennis Haueisen (Ger) Team Milram                                      
161 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                
162 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             0.40
163 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise des Jeux                               
164 Mikel Pradera Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears           
165 SÚbastien Portal (Fra) Credit Agricole                             0.41
166 Avitor Perrez Arrieta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears             
167 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 
168 Marco Righetto (Ita) Liquigas                                      0.43
169 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen       0.44
170 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen       0.46
171 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                               0.47
172 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                     0.48
173 IvÓn Santos Martinez (Spa) Astana Team                             0.49
174 Joseba Albizu Lizaso (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       0.53
175 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          0.54
176 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                           0.56
177 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           0.57
178 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            1.13
 
Young rider classification
 
1 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 7.00
2 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                        0.01
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                       0.08
4 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                             
5 Phillippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                           0.10
6 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              0.12
7 William Bonnet (Fra) Credit Agricole                                 0.16
8 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas                                     0.17
9 Piotr Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                   
10 Benoţt Vaugrenard (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                              
11 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                     0.18
12 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                      
13 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                    0.19
14 Javier Meijas Leal (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       0.20
15 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                       0.21
16 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana Team                                          
17 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               
18 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana Team                                        
19 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Team Milram                                  0.22
20 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 
21 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  0.23
22 Eladio Sanchez Prado (Spa) Astana Team                              0.24
23 Maxime Montfort (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
24 JosÚ Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Astana Team                            0.25
25 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC                                           
26 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                           
27 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                     
28 Michael Schńr (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          0.26
29 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     
30 Nicolas Roche (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    
31 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone              0.27
32 Mathieu Heyboer (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
33 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                0.28
34 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        
35 Bas Giling (Ned) T-Mobile Team                                      0.29
36 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Team Milram                                    
37 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 0.30
38 David Vitoria (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          0.32
39 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Credit Agricole                                
40 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                         0.33
41 Unai Uribarri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   
42 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                               
43 Benat Albizuri Aransolo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     0.34
44 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach (Spa) Astana Team                              
45 Alan PÚrez Lezßun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               
46 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        0.35
47 JosÚ Antonio Redondo (Spa) Astana Team                              0.36
48 Koen Barbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                  
49 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               0.37
50 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                0.38
51 Kurt Hovelijnck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen         0.39
52 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise des Jeux                            0.40
53 SÚbastien Portal (Fra) Credit Agricole                              0.41
54 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        0.44
55 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        0.46
56 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                      0.48
57 IvÓn Santos Martinez (Spa) Astana Team                              0.49
58 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            0.56
 
Teams classification
 
1 Discovery Channel                                                   21.21
2 Rabobank                                                             0.01
3 Quick Step-Innergetic                                                0.02
4 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                                       0.04
5 Liquigas                                                             0.07
6 Team CSC                                                             0.16
7 Franšaise des Jeux                                                   0.18
8 Credit Agricole                                                      0.24
9 T-Mobile Team                                                        0.25
10 Unibet.com                                                              
11 Phonak Hearing Systems                                              0.27
12 Gerolsteiner                                                            
13 Skil-Shimano                                                        0.31
14 Saunier Duval-Prodir                                                0.32
15 Bouygues Telecom                                                    0.33
16 Davitamon-Lotto                                                         
17 Lampre-Fondital                                                     0.35
18 Team Milram                                                         0.41
19 Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                                    0.42
20 Astana Team                                                         0.45
21 AG2R-Prevoyance                                                     0.58
22 Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                               1.12
23 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                                   1.15

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