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11th Telekom Malaysia Tour de Langkawi - 2.HC

Malaysia, February 3-12, 2006

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Stage 1 - Friday, February 3: KL Tower - Rawang , 81.1km

Race over for all bar twenty four...

... but who will it be?

By Anthony Tan in Rawang

Maximiliano Richeze
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When a large group of riders went clear of the field after just 10 kilometres of racing, few would have imagined it would decide the outcome of the stage, let alone the race. But an hour and a half later, that's exactly what happened: 24 riders crossed the finish line in Rawang almost seven and a half minutes clear of the field, led home by Ceramica Panaria-Navigare neo-pro Maximiliano Richeze.

One of only a handful of riders in cycling history to take a victory on his professional debut, the 22 year-old Argentinian was naturally over the moon, and was in fact tipped by his team-mate and countryman Ruben Bongiorno as a rider to watch out for at yesterday's press conference. However, when asked to take the expectant press through the final kilometre, Richeze said he didn't see an opening until 150 metres before the line.

"When there was 500 metres to go, I was in a pretty bad position and didn't think I was going to get help because I was blocked behind a few riders," he explained. "But at around 150 metres to go, after pushing my way through a bit, I found an opening and gave it everything."

Before turning professional, Richeze notched up 11 victories in Italy during his last amateur year. Yet despite his potential, he admits he came to Malaysia to work for the team and in particular for Bongiorno. So when the question was raised about how he felt to earn a win on debut, his response wasn't in the least bit surprising: "Si, si, contento!" was the effervescent reply.

Here, try this on
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The orange armada have been the most successful team at the LTdL in recent years, with former rider Graeme Brown enjoying much success before his transfer to Rabobank in 2006. However, as well as bringing sprinters like Richeze and Bongiorno this year, Ceramica Panaria-Navigare wanted to feature in the overall classification, which once again has not happened.

"For the team as a whole, it wasn't a really good day, because the riders going for the general classification weren't there," admitted Richeze. "When we realised the break was going to stay away, we obviously began thinking about the stage win, but we weren't exactly happy with it because of the situation in terms of the overall classification."

Ryan Cox (South Africa)
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With all the best teams represented including a swag of GC contenders - namely defending champion Ryan Cox and his team-mate David George (South Africa), Francesco Bellotti and Benoit Poilvet (Credit Agricole), Gabriele Missaglia and Walter Pedraza (Selle Italia Diquigiovanni), and Cesar Grajales (Navigators Insurance) - overall honours will most likely come from one of these names, who'll be heavily protected over the coming days.

Said Cox to Cyclingnews: "Shorter stages are quite dangerous - you've got to be careful - and our plan was just for David [George] and myself to be careful and stay out of trouble and cover a couple of the moves; we saw a move go and luckily both of us were in it.

"Normally, in a stage like this and a move goes that's got six or seven minutes, it's pretty much done. Also, there's some climbers there [in the break]... I mean if you're a GC guy and you lose six or seven minutes to some climbers like us, it's going to be quite tough and you're going to end up going for stages."

The stage one podium (L-R)
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One rider his South African team needs to watch out for is mountains leader Francesco Bellotti from Credit Agricole. Just 26 years old, the Italian let it be known that he wants to "do something good" and take advantage of his current position on GC.

"I think the South African guys are good - but I feel good too!" Bellotti smiled, an aura of quiet confidence surrounding him. "I felt really good on the climb but today was not a big climb; nevertheless, it was a good beginning for me."

Certainly, there's still plenty of racing yet to go and the climbing stages to the Cameron Highlands and Genting will be fiercely contested, but what is likely to unfold as the 11th Tour de Langkawi goes on is a readjustment of sorts, rather than any major reshaping of the race.

"Well, hopefully a lot of the teams will have their GC riders in front like we did," Cox said about what he envisages over the coming days.

"Selle Italia I'm sure will be keen, we're keen and there's Navigators, so already there's three teams. Stage 3's still a dangerous stage because a group normally goes on that day - and you don't want them getting a bigger gap or six minutes that equals the time again, so we don't want that to happen."

How it unfolded

Father and son
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Beginning at KL Tower, smack in the middle of the capital's CBD, the TM Le Tour de Langkawi entourage and its onlookers were greeted with picture perfect weather and a small herd of elephants for a relatively early start time of 9:30am. Yes, we said elephants - remember folks, we're in the tropics now!

119 riders signed on for a short 81 kilometres in the saddle - short but certainly not sweet, as by the day's end, all bar two dozen riders were forced to ride in damage control mode.

And it took just a quarter of an hour for it to happen. 10 kilometres into the race, 24 riders made their move: Erki PŁtsep, Christophe Riblon (AG2R Prevoyance), Laurent Lefevre (Bouygues Telecom), Maximiliano Richeze, Sergiy Matveyev (Ceramica Panaria-Navigare), Francesco Bellotti, Benoit Poilvet (Credit Agricole), Takashi Miyazawa (Japan), Jean Claude Lebeau (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago), Elio Aggiano (LPR), Cesar Grajales, Mark Walters (Navigators Insurance), Robin Sharman (Recyling.Co.Uk), Angel Vallejo Dominguez, Raul Garcia De Mateos, Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Relax-Gam), Gabriele Missaglia, Walter Pedraza (Selle Italia Diquigiovanni), David George, Ryan Cox (South Africa), Steffen Radochla, Corey Sweet, Torsten Schmidt (Wiesenhof Akud) and Wawan Setyo Budi (Wismilak).

Mark Walters (Navigators-Insurance)
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Time checks were at first seldom from race radio, but as defending champ Ryan Cox told Cyclingnews, it was the same for the break, too: "Yeah, in the beginning, everyone seemed to drive because we didn't get a lot of time gaps, but then it went to two minutes and the next minute it was four and a half, so it seemed like everyone was keen to ride [on]."

A group of four riders sensed the danger and did try to bridge across, but with six times the horsepower up front and working well, each doing short, hard turns, the quartet stood no chance and drifted back to the peloton. Not content with an already enviable advantage and with most of the race favourites in the move, the order came from various sports directors to maintain the tempo - and that is what they did.

The lead group
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Wiesenhof's sprinter Steffen Radochla took the first two intermediate sprints, eagerly eyeing the sprinters' jersey that he indeed did take after finishing fourth on the stage, while the only mountain prime at Batu Arang (Cat.4, km 67.5) was comfortably won by Credit Agricole's Italian signing, Francesco Belotti, who also did enough to wear the spotted tunic on the podium.

The final sprint prime was taken by a pair of Wiesenhof fellas, this time the experienced Torsten Schmidt going 1-2 with their Australian signing Corey Sweet. By this stage, the breakaway was inside ten kilometres to go and were now enjoying an advantage approaching seven sizeable minutes.

Into the town of Rawang, 22 of the original 24 riders were still riding as one, and over the line, it was Panaria's orange blaze at the fore once again, as Maximiliano Richeze continued where Graeme Brown they left off in KL one year ago with a perfectly-timed sprint victory.

Photography

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Results

1 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare    1.43.53 (46.78 km/h)
2 Erki PŁtsep (Est) Ag2r Prevoyance                             
3 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                                  
4 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                         
5 Angel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Gam                       
6 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                        
7 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni           
8 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                      
9 Jean Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago              
10 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                    
11 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
12 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                        
13 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
14 David George (RSA) South Africa                              
15 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                      
16 Ryan Cox (RSA) South Africa                                  
17 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                    
18 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                         
19 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance                      
20 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                              
21 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           
22 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              
23 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                         0.09
24 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                     0.20
25 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                    7.26
26 Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        
27 Renaud Dion (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance                            
28 Julien Loubet (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance                          
29 Micheal Vanderaerden (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                 
30 Ruslan Jasmin (Mas) Malaysia                                 
31 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                
32 Chris Newton (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                            
33 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Wismilak                                 
34 Rodney Green (RSA) South Africa                              
35 Merculio Ramos jr (Phi) Casino Filipino                      
36 Kristian House (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          
37 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                          
38 Robert Partridge (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                        
39 Yevgeniy Yakalov (Kaz) …quipe Asia                           
40 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                  
41 Nacor Burgos Rojo (Spa) Relax-Gam                            
42 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
43 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) …quipe Asia                       
44 Jeremy Maartens (RSA) South Africa                           
45 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                            
46 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                   
47 David Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                 
48 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                              
49 David McCann (Irl) Giant-Asia                                
50 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                                
51 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) …quipe Asia                              
52 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                            
53 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                    
54 Frederik Penne (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                       
55 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni               
56 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni               
57 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) …quipe Asia                             
58 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                
59 Sherwin Diamsay (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
60 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           
61 Josť Serpa (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                  
62 Samai Samai (Ina) Wismilak                                   
63 Xavier Tondi Volpini (Spa) Relax-Gam                         
64 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
65 Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa                               
66 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
67 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
68 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance                 
69 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
70 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain                           
71 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                          
72 Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain                            
73 Robert Retschke (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                         
74 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Great Britain                           
75 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                     
76 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                           
77 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) LPR                                  
78 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) LPR                                   
79 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              
80 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance                         
81 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
82 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              
83 Koen Das (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                             
84 Gert Vanderaerden (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                    
85 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago               
86 Gene Bates (Aus) LPR                                         
87 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators Insurance                
88 Sťbastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                      
89 Frank Van Kuik (Ned) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                       
90 Roger Beuchat (Swi) LPR                                      
91 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                                
92 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) …quipe Asia                      
93 Matt Brammeier (GBr) Great Britain                           
94 Julian Winn (GBr) Great Britain                              
95 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
96 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
97 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Relax-Gam                                
98 Paul Griffin (Irl) Giant-Asia                                
99 Julio Alberto Perez (Mex) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare          
100 Oleg Grishkine (Rus) Navigators Insurance                   
101 Gianni Riemslagh (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                    
102 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                     
103 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) LPR                                   
104 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
105 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          
106 Shawn Milne (USA) Navigators Insurance                      
107 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole                           
108 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          
109 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                                  
110 Tomas Konechy (Cze) Wiesenhof Akud                          
111 Yong Li Ng (Mas) …quipe Asia                                
112 Yohann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                  
113 Carl Naibo (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance                            
114 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                              
115 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                   
116 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                  
117 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                                 
118 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago              
119 Jacques Fullard (RSA) South Africa                          
 
Sprints
 
Sprint with bonuses at Sungai Buluh
 
1 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        5 pts
2 Erki PŁtsep (Est) Ag2r Prevoyance                            3
3 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                         2
4 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                      1
 
Sprint with bonuses at Batang Berjuntai
 
1 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        5 pts
2 Erki PŁtsep (Est) Ag2r Prevoyance                            3
3 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                      2
4 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                        1
 
Sprint with bonuses at Batu Arang
 
1 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                         5 pts
2 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                             3
3 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              2
4 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                    1
 
Mountains
 
KOM Cat 4 at Batu Arang
 
1 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                     4 pts
2 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                    2
3 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              1
 
Asian rider
 
1 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                           1.43.53
2 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                               
3 Ruslan Jasmin (Mas) Malaysia                              7.26
4 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Wismilak                                  
5 Merculio Ramos jr (Phi) Casino Filipino                       
6 Yevgeniy Yakalov (Kaz) …quipe Asia                            
7 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                   
8 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) …quipe Asia                        
9 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                             
10 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                              
11 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                                
12 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) …quipe Asia                              
13 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                            
14 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) …quipe Asia                             
15 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                
16 Sherwin Diamsay (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
17 Samai Samai (Ina) Wismilak                                   
18 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
19 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
20 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                     
21 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                           
22 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
23 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                                
24 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) …quipe Asia                      
25 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
26 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                      
27 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
28 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                                   
29 Yong Li Ng (Mas) …quipe Asia                                 
30 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                               
31 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                    
32 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                   
33 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                                  
 
Teams
 
1 Relax-Gam                                              5.11.39
2 Wiesenhof Akud                                         5.12.08
3 Ag2r Prevoyance                                        5.19.05
4 South Africa                                                  
5 Credit Agricole                                               
6 Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                                    
7 Navigators Insurance                                          
8 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                     
9 Bouygues Telecom                                       5.26.31
10 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                      
11 Recyling.Co.Uk                                               
12 Wismilak                                                     
13 LPR                                                          
14 Japan                                                        
15 Malaysia                                              5.33.57
16 …quipe Asia                                                  
17 Giant-Asia                                                   
18 Casino Filipino                                              
19 Yawadoo Colba-Abm                                            
20 Great Britain                                                
 
General classification after stage 1
 
1 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare    1.43.43
2 Erki PŁtsep (Est) Ag2r Prevoyance                             
3 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                     0.04
4 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                              0.06
5 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                   0.09
6 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
7 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare               
8 Angel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Gam                   0.10
9 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                        
10 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni          
11 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                     
12 Jean Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago             
13 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                    
14 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
15 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                        
16 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
17 David George (RSA) South Africa                              
18 Ryan Cox (RSA) South Africa                                  
19 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                    
20 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance                      
21 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                              
22 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           
23 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                         0.17
24 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                     0.27
25 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                    7.36
26 Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        
27 Renaud Dion (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance                            
28 Julien Loubet (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance                          
29 Micheal Vanderaerden (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                 
30 Ruslan Jasmin (Mas) Malaysia                                 
31 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                
32 Chris Newton (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                            
33 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Wismilak                                 
34 Rodney Green (RSA) South Africa                              
35 Merculio Ramos jr (Phi) Casino Filipino                      
36 Kristian House (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          
37 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                          
38 Robert Partridge (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                        
39 Yevgeniy Yakalov (Kaz) …quipe Asia                           
40 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                  
41 Nacor Burgos Rojo (Spa) Relax-Gam                            
42 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
43 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) …quipe Asia                       
44 Jeremy Maartens (RSA) South Africa                           
45 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                            
46 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                   
47 David Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                 
48 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                              
49 David McCann (Irl) Giant-Asia                                
50 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                                
51 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) …quipe Asia                              
52 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                            
53 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                    
54 Frederik Penne (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                       
55 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni               
56 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni               
57 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) …quipe Asia                             
58 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                
59 Sherwin Diamsay (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
60 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           
61 Josť Serpa (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                  
62 Samai Samai (Ina) Wismilak                                   
63 Xavier Tondi Volpini (Spa) Relax-Gam                         
64 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
65 Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa                               
66 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
67 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
68 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance                 
69 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
70 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain                           
71 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                          
72 Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain                            
73 Robert Retschke (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                         
74 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Great Britain                           
75 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                     
76 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                           
77 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) LPR                                  
78 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) LPR                                   
79 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              
80 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance                         
81 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
82 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              
83 Koen Das (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                             
84 Gert Vanderaerden (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                    
85 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago               
86 Gene Bates (Aus) LPR                                         
87 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators Insurance                
88 Sťbastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                      
89 Frank Van Kuik (Ned) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                       
90 Roger Beuchat (Swi) LPR                                      
91 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                                
92 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) …quipe Asia                      
93 Matt Brammeier (GBr) Great Britain                           
94 Julian Winn (GBr) Great Britain                              
95 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
96 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
97 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Relax-Gam                                
98 Paul Griffin (Irl) Giant-Asia                                
99 Julio Alberto Perez (Mex) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare          
100 Oleg Grishkine (Rus) Navigators Insurance                   
101 Gianni Riemslagh (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                    
102 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                     
103 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) LPR                                   
104 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
105 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          
106 Shawn Milne (USA) Navigators Insurance                      
107 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole                           
108 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          
109 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                                  
110 Tomas Konechy (Cze) Wiesenhof Akud                          
111 Yong Li Ng (Mas) …quipe Asia                                
112 Yohann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                  
113 Carl Naibo (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance                            
114 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                              
115 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                   
116 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                  
117 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                                 
118 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago              
119 Jacques Fullard (RSA) South Africa                          
 
Points classification
 
1 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                       22 pts
2 Erki PŁtsep (Est) Ag2r Prevoyance                           20
3 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare         15
4 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                                13
5 Angel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Gam                     11
6 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                      10
7 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni          9
8 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                     8
9 Jean Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago             7
10 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                   7
11 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        5
12 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni             5
13 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                       5
14 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                     4
15 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                      3
16 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                            3
17 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                        2
18 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare             2
19 David George (RSA) South Africa                             2
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                     4 pts
2 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                    2
3 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              1
 
Asian rider classification
 
1 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                           1.43.49
2 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                           0.04
3 Ruslan Jasmin (Mas) Malaysia                              7.30
4 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Wismilak                                  
5 Merculio Ramos jr (Phi) Casino Filipino                       
6 Yevgeniy Yakalov (Kaz) …quipe Asia                            
7 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                   
8 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) …quipe Asia                        
9 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                             
10 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                              
11 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                                
12 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) …quipe Asia                              
13 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                            
14 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) …quipe Asia                             
15 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                
16 Sherwin Diamsay (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
17 Samai Samai (Ina) Wismilak                                   
18 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
19 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
20 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                     
21 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                           
22 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
23 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                                
24 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) …quipe Asia                      
25 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
26 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                      
27 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
28 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                                   
29 Yong Li Ng (Mas) …quipe Asia                                 
30 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                               
31 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                    
32 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                   
33 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                                  
 
Teams classification
 
1 Relax-Gam                                              5.11.39
2 Wiesenhof Akud                                            0.29
3 Ag2r Prevoyance                                           7.26
4 South Africa                                                  
5 Credit Agricole                                               
6 Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                                    
7 Navigators Insurance                                          
8 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                     
9 Bouygues Telecom                                         14.52
10 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                      
11 Recyling.Co.Uk                                               
12 Wismilak                                                     
13 LPR                                                          
14 Japan                                                        
15 Malaysia                                                22.18
16 …quipe Asia                                                  
17 Giant-Asia                                                   
18 Casino Filipino                                              
19 Yawadoo Colba-Abm                                            
20 Great Britain                                                
 
Asian team classification
 
1 Wismilak                                               5.26.31
2 Japan                                                         
3 Malaysia                                                  7.26
4 …quipe Asia                                                   
5 Casino Filipino                                               
6 Giant-Asia                                                    

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