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2nd Eneco Tour of Benelux - PT

Netherlands & Belgium, August 16-23, 2006

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Stage 2 - August 18: ’s Hertogenbosch (Ned) - Sittard-Geleen (Ned), 194.6 km

Quinziato discovers the Manuel for success

By Anthony Tan

Manuel Quinziato (Liquigas)
Photo ©: Luc Claessen
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After five years of trying without success, Manuel Quinziato said he was beginning to doubt if he knew how to win. But today changed all that.

As confusion reigned in a diminished peloton, the 26 year-old Liquigasser took his chance 2,000 metres from the finish in Sittard-Geleen, quickly opening a gap and holding off a bunch of 40-odd riders all the way to the line, finishing four seconds clear of Simone Cadamuro (Team Milram) and Wouter Weylandt (Quick Step-Innergetic).

"When there was just 40 riders in the last lap, everybody was really tired and there was no team able to make a fast rhythm, so I knew I had to attack," said Quinziato.

"This is the third time I tried this move coming to the finish line here [in this race]; [I tried] last year and the year before, but [in 2004] there was a guy in a breakaway. Last year was really a bitter sensation for me, because I attacked with four [kilometres] to go on a climb we didn't do this year and they caught me with 50 metres to go - it was the worst moment of my career!" he laughed.

Tom Boonen (Quick.Step-Innergetic)
Photo ©: Elmar Krings
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"I really needed a victory," said Quinziato, "because in my five years as a professional, I have been close so many times, and I was worried I didn't remember how to win. And I think that now, I will race a different way. I needed the confidence to be ready to mistakes, but [also] to risk more to win."

The result has left him brimming with confidence and second overall, just one second behind Quick.Step's Tom Boonen, with the Italian now thinking about a shot at overall victory.

"I've had good condition since June, but I haven't been able to win. I have always done a good race in Holland and Belgium - I like the kind of way we race here, I am not so slight - so the racing suits me. The last stage is quite hard, but I have good shape, so I will try to do my best and finish as high as possible in the final classification - I will go at my limit to try and win, for sure," he said.

How it unfolded

The peloton
Photo ©: Elmar Krings
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Another pancake-flat road stage greeted the 172 riders left in the 2006 Eneco Tour, who began the day without Andreas Klier (T-Mobile team) and Paolo Fornaciari (Lampre-Fondital). Today's stage would see the peloton travel south from 's Hertogenbosch to Sittard-Geleen near the Dutch-German-Belgian border, a distance of 194,6 kilometres.

The official start occurred two minutes after midday, and attacks began immediately, though none successful until one of Luis Pasamontes' numerous attacks was rewarded after some 58 kilometres. At this point, the bunch were happy to let the Spaniard from Unibet.com go, and Pasamontes soon built a handy lead of eight minutes with 89 kilometres covered.

However, Pasamontes shot through a closed railway crossing moments later, and just like the situation at Paris-Roubaix, he was DQ'd by the race jury for his actions.

The break
Photo ©: Brian O'Connor
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After 100 kilometres, a new group of nine had a dig, but it lasted less than 10 kilometres before order was restored. But at a quarter-past three, with 74 kilometres left to race, Carlos Zarate (Saunier Duval-Prodir) left the bunch behind, provoking a two-man counter from Paul Martens (Skil-Shimano) and Carlos Abellan (Astana); back in the peloton, Abellan's team-mate Dariusz Baranowski fell and was rushed to hospital.

The pace had picked up
Photo ©: Brian O'Connor
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The leading trio gained a maximum three-minute advantage 49 kilometres from the finish, but from then on, their advantage began to shrink as they approached the first of two finishing laps around Sittard-Geleen. With 25km to go and the gap under a minute, Martens (Skil-Shimano) accelerated, taking Abellan (Astana) but not Zarate (Saunier Duval).

Five kilometres later, Martens and Abellan were swept up, with Alberto Fernandez (Saunier Duval-Prodir) next to go, a crash in the peloton aiding his chances and splitting the bunch to pieces.

However, those left in the first group got themselves organised, as Tom Boonen's Quick.Step-Innergetic train spearheaded the chase. But no-one counted on the strength of Liquigas' Manuel Quinziato, who launched the perfect counter two kilometres from home and held off a 41-strong bunch for the win.

Photography

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Images by AFP Photo

Images by Elmar Krings

Images by Brian O'Connor

Results

1 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                   4.46.43 (40.723 km/h)
2 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Team Milram                                    0.04
3 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                              
4 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                             
5 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel                                 
6 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                              
7 Olaf Pollack (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                         
8 Aurelien Clerc (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                              
9 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  
10 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                 
11 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas                                        
12 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                             
13 Alexei Markov (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                      
14 JosÚ Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Astana Team                                
15 Phillippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                              
16 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen            
17 Marco Righetto (Ita) Liquigas                                           
18 JosÚ Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears       
19 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Credit Agricole                                     
20 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Unibet.com                                            
21 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                                
22 Robert F÷rster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       
23 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                          
24 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Rabobank                                             
25 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                           
26 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                   
27 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                          
28 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                            
29 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                      
30 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                                  
31 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    
32 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                 
33 Alan PÚrez Lezßun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               
34 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                             
35 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
36 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) T-Mobile Team                                    
37 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                              
38 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel                                      
39 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                              
40 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                            
41 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                
42 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                               
43 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       0.12
44 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  0.04
45 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                0.26
46 Markus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                         
47 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                 0.53
48 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R Prevoyance                                    
49 Erki PŘtsep (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                                       
50 William Bonnet (Fra) Credit Agricole                                    
51 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana Team                                          
52 Glenn D'Hollander (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen           
53 Luciano AndrÚ Pagliarini Mendonca (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir            
54 Kurt Hovelijnck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
55 Antonio Colom Mas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  
56 Frank H°j (Den) Gerolsteiner                                            
57 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Credit Agricole                                  
58 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                        
59 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                                         
60 Sergei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team                                       
61 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Team Milram                                      
62 Julian Dean (NZl) Credit Agricole                                       
63 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                                
64 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     
65 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                 
66 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                     
67 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                      
68 Michael Schńr (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                              
69 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                         
70 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                          
71 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                           
72 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     
73 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                            
74 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                              
75 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Team Milram                                    
76 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
77 Rik Reinerink (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                        
78 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
79 Maxime Montfort (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
80 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Rabobank                                             
81 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                           
82 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Fondital                                      
83 Johan Coenen (Bel) Unibet.com                                           
84 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          
85 Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                              
86 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 
87 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                       
88 Bas Giling (Ned) T-Mobile Team                                          
89 Joseba Albizu Lizaso (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
90 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise des Jeux                                
91 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile Team                                         
92 Bert Roesems (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                      
93 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                           0.04
94 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                     0.53
95 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    
96 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Unibet.com                                          
97 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                        
98 Mathieu Heyboer (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
99 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                   
100 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                 
101 Serge Baguet (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                               
102 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Franšaise des Jeux                                
103 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen           
104 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana Team                                       
105 Piotr Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                 
106 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak Hearing Systems                           
107 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                       
108 Piet Rooyakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                     
109 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                                     
110 Javier Meijas Leal (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                          
111 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                    
112 Gregory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                              
113 Matthe Pronk (Ned) Unibet.com                                          
114 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                            
115 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen           
116 Allan Johansen (Den) Team CSC                                          
117 Mikel Pradera Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears           
118 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     
119 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       
120 Iker Flores Galarza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
121 Martin MŘller (Ger) Team Milram                                        
122 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                                
123 Eladio Sanchez Prado (Spa) Astana Team                                 
124 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     
125 Avitor Perrez Arrieta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears             
126 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Team Milram                                   
127 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone            
128 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Credit Agricole                              
129 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                   
130 Benat Albizuri Aransolo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        
131 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                   
132 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak Hearing Systems                               
133 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                            
134 Mark Scanlon (Irl) AG2R Prevoyance                                     
135 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                        
136 Andoni Aranaga Azkune (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      3.55
137 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                 
138 Gorka Gonzalez Larranaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       
139 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                               4.09
140 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       4.20
141 Aaron Olson (USA) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                 
142 Jason McCartney (USA) Discovery Channel                                
143 Matthew White (Aus) Discovery Channel                                  
144 Koen Barbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                 
145 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               
146 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                      
147 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach (Spa) Astana Team                             
148 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team CSC                                            
149 Unai Uribarri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  
150 Sandy Casar (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                   
151 Dennis Haueisen (Ger) Team Milram                                      
152 Benoţt Vaugrenard (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                             
153 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              
154 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                            
155 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 
156 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
157 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                           
158 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                             
159 SÚbastien Portal (Fra) Credit Agricole                                 
160 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole                              
161 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Credit Agricole                               
162 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   
163 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              
164 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen              
165 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                           
166 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Unibet.com                             0.04
167 IvÓn Santos Martinez (Spa) Astana Team                             7.04
168 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             12.05
169 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                               
170 David Vitoria (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        12.18
DNF Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Unibet.com                             
DNF Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Astana Team                                   
DNS Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                      
DNS Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 
 
Points
 
1 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                        30 pts
2 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Team Milram                                      25
3 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                            22
4 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                           19
5 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel                               17
6 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                            15
7 Olaf Pollack (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                       13
8 Aurelien Clerc (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                            12
9 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                11
10 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                               10
 
Sprints
 
Sprint 1
1 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                             8 pts
2 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                           5
3 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    3
 
Sprint 2
1 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                         8 pts
2 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach (Spa) Astana Team                              5
3 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                3
 
Sprint 3
1 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                         8 pts
2 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                5
3 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach (Spa) Astana Team                              3
 
Young rider
 
1 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                       4.46.47
2 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas                                         
3 JosÚ Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Astana Team                                 
4 Phillippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                               
5 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
6 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                            
7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                           
8 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     
9 Alan PÚrez Lezßun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                
10 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
11 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                            
12 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                0.22
13 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                 0.49
14 William Bonnet (Fra) Credit Agricole                                    
15 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana Team                                          
16 Kurt Hovelijnck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
17 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Team Milram                                      
18 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                      
19 Michael Schńr (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                              
20 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                          
21 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                           
22 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     
23 Maxime Montfort (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
24 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                           
25 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 
26 Bas Giling (Ned) T-Mobile Team                                          
27 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise des Jeux                                
28 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                               
29 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                     0.49
30 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    
31 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                        
32 Mathieu Heyboer (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
33 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana Team                                        
34 Piotr Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                  
35 Javier Meijas Leal (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           
36 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                     
37 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen            
38 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        
39 Eladio Sanchez Prado (Spa) Astana Team                                  
40 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                      
41 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Team Milram                                    
42 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    
43 Benat Albizuri Aransolo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
44 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone              3.51
45 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        4.16
46 Koen Barbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                  
47 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                
48 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach (Spa) Astana Team                              
49 Unai Uribarri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   
50 Benoţt Vaugrenard (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                              
51 SÚbastien Portal (Fra) Credit Agricole                                  
52 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Credit Agricole                                
53 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               
54 IvÓn Santos Martinez (Spa) Astana Team                              7.00
55 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              12.01
 
Teams
 
1 Liquigas                                                         14.20.17
2 Quick Step-Innergetic                                                0.04
3 DSC                                                                      
4 Rabobank                                                                 
5 Gerolsteiner                                                         0.12
6 Phonak Hearing Systems                                               0.53
7 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                                           
8 T-Mobile Team                                                            
9 Unibet.com                                                               
10 Franšaise des Jeux                                                      
11 Team CSC                                                                
12 Skil-Shimano                                                            
13 Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                               1.42
14 Credit Agricole                                                         
15 Team Milram                                                             
16 Lampre-Fondital                                                         
17 Saunier Duval-Prodir                                                    
18 Astana Team                                                             
19 Bouygues Telecom                                                        
20 Davitamon-Lotto                                                         
21 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                                       
22 A2R                                                                 2.04
23 Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                                    2.31
 
General classification after stage 2
 
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                            9.06.34
2 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                      0.01
3 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 0.03
4 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                              0.07
5 JosÚ Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears    0.08
6 Alexei Markov (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                   0.11
7 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                        0.16
8 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                       0.18
9 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  
10 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas                                    0.19
11 Olaf Pollack (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                    0.20
12 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Credit Agricole                                 0.22
13 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                        0.23
14 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                            
15 Phillippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                              
16 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                         0.25
17 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Team Milram                                       
18 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel                                  0.26
19 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Unibet.com                              0.27
20 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                      
21 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
22 Aurelien Clerc (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                             
23 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                         0.28
24 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) T-Mobile Team                                0.29
25 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                             
26 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                          
27 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                              
28 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                            
29 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Skil-Shimano                               0.30
30 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                            0.32
31 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                             0.33
32 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel                            0.34
33 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                      
34 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                           0.35
35 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                         0.39
36 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                
37 JosÚ Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Astana Team                            0.40
38 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Rabobank                                             
39 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                          0.41
40 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Unibet.com                                        0.43
41 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                           0.48
42 Alan PÚrez Lezßun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           0.49
43 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        0.52
44 Marco Righetto (Ita) Liquigas                                       0.58
45 Markus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                     1.06
46 Robert F÷rster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   1.07
47 Julian Dean (NZl) Credit Agricole                                   1.09
48 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                                 
49 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                    1.14
50 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                                         
51 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                1.15
52 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                     1.16
53 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Franšaise des Jeux                                 
54 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone              1.17
55 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak Hearing Systems                        1.19
56 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Credit Agricole                                  
57 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak Hearing Systems                                
58 Javier Meijas Leal (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           
59 Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                              
60 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                 1.20
61 William Bonnet (Fra) Credit Agricole                                    
62 Johan Coenen (Bel) Unibet.com                                           
63 Luciano AndrÚ Pagliarini Mendonca (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir        1.21
64 Piotr Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                  
65 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  1.22
66 Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile Team                                         
67 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           
68 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                       1.23
69 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                             
70 Piet Rooyakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                      
71 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                         1.24
72 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Credit Agricole                               
73 Frank H°j (Den) Gerolsteiner                                            
74 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                   
75 Bert Roesems (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                      
76 Antonio Colom Mas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears              1.25
77 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana Team                                          
78 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                         
79 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana Team                                        
80 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Team Milram                                  1.26
81 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Rabobank                                             
82 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 
83 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                                      
84 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  1.27
85 Serge Baguet (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                                
86 Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                        
87 Rik Reinerink (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                    1.28
88 Sergei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team                                       
89 Eladio Sanchez Prado (Spa) Astana Team                                  
90 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Fondital                                      
91 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Unibet.com                                          
92 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
93 Maxime Montfort (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
94 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                       1.29
95 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                         
96 Michael Schńr (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          1.30
97 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone             
98 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     
99 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    
100 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                               
101 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                1.31
102 Erki PŘtsep (Est) 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                          1.32
107 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     
108 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                   
109 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       
110 Allan Johansen (Den) Team CSC                                          
111 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                       1.33
112 Bas Giling (Ned) T-Mobile Team                                         
113 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Team Milram                                   
114 Martin MŘller (Ger) Team Milram                                    1.34
115 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                    
116 Matthe Pronk (Ned) Unibet.com                                          
117 Glenn D'Hollander (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          
118 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen     1.35
119 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                      
120 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R Prevoyance                                   
121 Frederik Willems (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen       1.36
122 Benat Albizuri Aransolo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    1.38
123 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Team Milram                                   
124 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                             
125 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                   1.40
126 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                             1.41
127 Iker Flores Galarza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        1.42
128 Kurt Hovelijnck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        1.43
129 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen           
130 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                                
131 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise des Jeux                           1.44
132 Mikel Pradera Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears           
133 Avitor Perrez Arrieta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears         1.45
134 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                               1.51
135 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                     1.52
136 Joseba Albizu Lizaso (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       1.57
137 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone             4.33
138 Andoni Aranaga Azkune (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      4.35
139 Jason McCartney (USA) Discovery Channel                            4.40
140 Gorka Gonzalez Larranaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       
141 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                        4.43
142 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          4.45
143 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team CSC                                        4.47
144 Aaron Olson (USA) Saunier Duval-Prodir                             4.49
145 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                       4.51
146 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          4.52
147 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                  4.58
148 Matthew White (Aus) Discovery Channel                              4.59
149 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                5.01
150 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach (Spa) Astana Team                         5.02
151 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   
152 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole                          5.03
153 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Credit Agricole                               
154 Sandy Casar (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                               5.04
155 Unai Uribarri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  
156 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                         5.05
157 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       5.06
158 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                           
159 Koen Barbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                 
160 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                               5.08
161 Dennis Haueisen (Ger) Team Milram                                  5.10
162 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             5.11
163 SÚbastien Portal (Fra) Credit Agricole                             5.12
164 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                           5.27
165 Benoţt Vaugrenard (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                         6.15
166 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen          7.51
167 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             12.53
168 David Vitoria (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        13.01
169 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                          13.10
170 IvÓn Santos Martinez (Spa) Astana Team                            14.38
 
Points classification
 
1 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Team Milram                                      50 pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                                 30
3 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                        30
4 Rik Reinerink (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                       24
5 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                            23
6 Aurelien Clerc (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                            22
7 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                22
8 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                            22
9 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas                                       22
10 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  20
11 Julian Dean (NZl) Credit Agricole                                     19
12 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                          19
13 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel                              17
14 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Unibet.com                                        17
15 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                       16
16 Alexei Markov (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                    15
17 Olaf Pollack (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                      13
18 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                      13
19 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                               10
20 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                               8
21 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach (Spa) Astana Team                             8
22 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                          5
23 Phillippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                             5
24 Matthe Pronk (Ned) Unibet.com                                          5
25 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                           3
26 Koen Barbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                 3
27 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          3
 
Young rider classification
 
1 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              9.06.37
2 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                        0.13
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                       0.15
4 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas                                     0.16
5 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                         0.20
6 Phillippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise des Jeux                               
7 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              0.24
8 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                          0.36
9 JosÚ Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Astana Team                             0.37
10 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger) Skil-Shimano                           0.45
11 Alan PÚrez Lezßun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           0.46
12 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        0.49
13 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                    1.11
14 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                1.12
15 Paul Martens (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                     1.13
16 Javier Meijas Leal (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       1.16
17 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                 1.17
18 William Bonnet (Fra) Credit Agricole                                    
19 Piotr Mazur (Pol) Saunier Duval-Prodir                              1.18
20 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  1.19
21 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                       1.20
22 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana Team                                      1.22
23 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana Team                                        
24 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Team Milram                                  1.23
25 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 
26 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  1.24
27 Eladio Sanchez Prado (Spa) Astana Team                              1.25
28 Maxime Montfort (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
29 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                       1.26
30 Michael Schńr (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          1.27
31 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     
32 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    
33 Mathieu Heyboer (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone              1.28
34 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                1.29
35 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        
36 Bas Giling (Ned) T-Mobile Team                                      1.30
37 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Team Milram                                    
38 Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 1.31
39 Benat Albizuri Aransolo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     1.35
40 Kurt Hovelijnck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen         1.40
41 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen            
42 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise des Jeux                            1.41
43 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                      1.49
44 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone              4.30
45 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           4.49
46 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach (Spa) Astana Team                          4.59
47 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Credit Agricole                            5.00
48 Unai Uribarri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               5.01
49 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        5.03
50 Koen Barbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                  
51 SÚbastien Portal (Fra) Credit Agricole                              5.09
52 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            5.24
53 Benoţt Vaugrenard (Fra) Franšaise des Jeux                          6.12
54 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              12.50
55 David Vitoria (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         12.58
56 IvÓn Santos Martinez (Spa) Astana Team                             14.35
 
Teams classification
 
1 Quick Step-Innergetic                                            27.20.27
2 Liquigas                                                             0.05
3 DSC                                                                  0.07
4 Rabobank                                                             0.22
5 Gerolsteiner                                                         0.47
6 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                                       0.56
7 Team CSC                                                             1.17
8 Unibet.com                                                           1.21
9 Phonak Hearing Systems                                               1.23
10 T-Mobile Team                                                       1.26
11 Franšaise des Jeux                                                  1.28
12 Skil-Shimano                                                        1.32
13 Credit Agricole                                                     2.05
14 Saunier Duval-Prodir                                                2.17
15 Team Milram                                                         2.22
16 Lampre-Fondital                                                     2.25
17 Bouygues Telecom                                                    2.32
18 Davitamon-Lotto                                                         
19 Astana Team                                                         2.44
20 Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                               2.57
21 A2R                                                                 3.01
22 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                                   3.14
23 Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                                    3.30

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