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11th Telekom Malaysia Tour de Langkawi - 2.HC

Malaysia, February 3-12, 2006

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Stage 2 - Saturday, February 4: Tanjung Malim - Sitiawan , 164.7km

Panaria again on a roll

By Anthony Tan in Sitiawan

A nasty pile-up
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Depicting a scene that bore an uncanny resemblance to the domination shown by the team at last year's race, where they won seven out of ten stages on offer, apprentice Maximiliano Richeze lead out his sprint maestro Ruben Bongiorno to give Ceramica Panaria-Navigare its second successive victory in as many days.

Regardless of the rider, the orange armada return to Malaysia each year equipped with at least one star sprinter. This year is no different, and while equalling last year's performances is no mean feat, Panaria appear to be well on their way to doing just that in 2006.

Despite the apparent ease with which victory was achieved, Bongiorno told Cyclingnews the day was in fact more difficult than initially envisaged by the team. "The first 30 kilometres were hard, always up and down, up and down. After that, the race got quite easy, and the most difficult part was the last 10 kilometres," he explained.

Chris Newton (Recycling.Co.Uk)
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"It was quite dangerous with everybody trying to push to the front [in the finale], and it became a question of trying to avoid any crashes. We were going very, very fast and there were a number of riders who could of won this sprint; thanks to my team, I had a very good lead-out and went a little early from around 250 metres, but managed to hold everyone off, so I'm really happy."

Not so happy were at the half-dozen riders who found themselves on the ground when Panaria lead-out man Mirko Allegrini peeled off towards the barriers with around 200 to go, and as a consequence, Erki Pütsep (AG2R-Prevoyance), Angel Vallejo (Relax-Gam), Chris Newton (Recycling.co.uk), Yevgeniy Yakolev (Equipe Asia) and Allegrini himself all came crashing down. British rider Newton looked worst off, with his Commonwealth Games preparation now in doubt.

The day's racing once again featured an early move that predictably included breakaway specialist (or masochist) Koji Fukushima (Japan) and Albert Primero (Casino Filipino), but after the opening day's events that saw the Le Tour de Langkawi turn on its head, there were plenty of teams unwilling to give into their gains of yesterday.

The podium after
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Consequently, there were no real significant moves on the leaderboard with the stage ending in a bunch gallop. But up-and-coming German sprinter Steffen Radochla (Wiesenhof Akud), after placing fourth in each of the intermediate primes on the road to Sitiawan and third in the final sprint, now lies second on the overall classification, just six seconds behind the yellow jersey of Richeze.

However, the 26 year-olds biggest hurdle isn't taking the lead, particularly in light of tomorrow's stage to the Cameron Highlands; it's finding a way to hold onto his sprint jersey against the might and power that is Ceramica Panaria-Navigare.

"We will see - it is a long week [ahead], and I feel good in the [intermediate] sprints, but also in the final, where I don't feel I have that much less power [compared to the riders from Panaria]," Radochla said, growing more confident as the each day progresses.

How it unfolded

The tour cavalcade
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With the 119 finishers from yesterday's stage having all slept well, the same number took to the start in Tanjung Malim this morning. A small town 90 kilometres northwest of Kuala Lumpur but still inland, the scene at the start was subdued. This wasn't surprising; many seemed to be still mulling over the dramatic events of yesterday.

The same couldn't be said of the opening kilometres: attacks were fast and frequent but none stuck until perennial escapist Koji Fukushima (Japan) and Casino Filipino's Albert Primero broke away 35 kilometres into the stage.

With Fukushima was doing the lion's share of the work, the pair quickly settled into a good rhythm, their lead opening from 2'20 at km 52 to a maximum 7'15 at the first sprint in Sungai Besar (km 73.1).

The leading duo
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By the next sprint at Simpang Empat (km 104.7), however, both riders appeared to be tiring in the heat of the day and what were now sweltering conditions, salt and slobber lacing the face of 32 year-old Koji-san. Some extra firepower would have been welcomed, and Zahit Sayuti (Malaysia) did try to get across, but the Malaysians efforts came to nought at roughly the same point.

With the front pair dying a long, hot death, the peloton weren't really forced to chase, and with 20 kilometres remaining, the lead of Fukushima, Primero and Yakolev - who bridged across shortly before the third and final sprint in Kg. Kayan (km 145.6) - was under the two-minute mark.

Maximiliano Richeze (L),
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Past the 10 kilometres to go banner, it was all together again as the streets led to Sitiawan. Then inside the final few kilometres, the roads widened and pace fastened, with the orange and bottle green jerseys of Panaria and Wiesenhof prominent at the head of the peloton that now resembled a perfectly-formed arrow.

With 300 metres to go, yesterday's stage winner Maximiliano Richeze (Ceramica Panaria-Navigare) gave his countryman and team-mate Ruben Bongiorno a fantastic lead-out, ensuring another Panaria victory - the two going 1-2 at the line with Steffen Radochla (Wiesenhof Akud) third - but not before a nasty pile-up at the head of affairs that took down at least half a dozen riders when Panaria lead-out man Mirko Allegrini swung off. Among the casualties were: Erki Pütsep (AG2R-Prevoyance), Angel Vallejo (Relax-Gam), Chris Newton (Recycling.co.uk), Yevgeniy Yakolev (Equipe Asia) and Allegrini himself.

Stage 3 preview - Sunday, February 6: Lumut to Cameron Highlands, 150.6 km

Tomorrow's 1,518 metre-high finish in the foothills of the Cameron Highlands may not be as explosive as the stage to Genting that follows, but will nevertheless provide a solid indication of who's on song to take this tour one week from now. Affirmed Credit Agricole's Francesco Bellotti: "Tomorrow is a good stage for me... I think - a big climb, and every one [of the GC contenders] can test themselves."


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  • The motor-bikes of the Malaysian police force at the start line for stage two of the tour.
  • The tour cavalcade with the yellow jersey car proceed through Tanjung Malim at the start for stage two.
  • You have got to hand it to the children of Malaysia on the Tour de Langkawi!
  • Robin Sharman (R) of the Recycling.Co.Uk team was late getting to the race due to passport trouble but is currently placed 19th overall after two stages.
  • Robert Partridge of the Recycling.Co.Uk team has his race-radio wired up for the stage.
  • Ben Greenwood of the Recycling.Co.Uk team applies some sun-screen before another day in the saddle beneath the Malaysian sun.
  • David George from the South African team limbers up before stage two.
  • Koji Fukushima of Japan receives some encouragement prior to racing on day two of the tour.
  • Mavic have been the spares suppliers on the 2006 TM Tour de Langkawi.
  • Registration plates and the tyres of the Malaysian police motor-bikes.
  • The Malaysian Police have been a tremendous support once again to the TM Tour de Langkawi.
  • The leading duo of Shinichi Fukushima (Japan) and Albert Primero (Casino Filipino) at a sprint points section during their daring breakaway.
  • Equipe Asia team soigneurs prepare for some hungry riders on their team.
  • The lead pair of Shinichi Fukushima (Japan) and Albert Primero (Casino Filipino) cross a bridge almost five and a half minutes ahead of the peloton.
  • Zahit Sayuti of the Malaysian team in pursuit of the lead pair.
  • A nasty pile-up on the thrilling sprint into Sitiawan.
  • Maximiliano Richeze (L), raises his arms in celebration as his Ceramica Panaria-Navigare teammate Ruben Bongiorno (R) takes out stage two.
  • Angel Vallejo (Relax-Gam) couldn't relax after falling before the finish and crossing the line a bruised and battered rider.
  • Chris Newton (Recycling.Co.Uk) is helped to an ambulance by tour doctors after a nasty crash 250 metres before the finish.
  • Englishman Chris Newton (Recycling.Co.Uk) can't believe he could miss the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne after crashing just before the finish to the stage.
  • Ruben Bongiorno (Ceramica Panari-Navagare) a stage winner of the TM Tour de Langkawi.
  • Francesco Bellotti (Credit Agricole) on the podium as the leader of the King of the Mountains competition.
  • Steffen Radochla (Wiesenhof Akuda) on the podium as leader of the Sprint Points competition.
  • The podium after stage two (L-R): Steffen Radochla (Wiesenhof Akuda), Francesco Bellotti (Credit Agricole), Maximiliano Richeze (Cerimica Panaria-Navigare), Shinichi Yukushima (Japan), and seated stage winner Ruben Bongiorno (Ceramica Panaria-Navigare).
  • Ruben Bongiorno of Argentina and the Ceramica Panari-Navigare team at the press conference after winning stage two in a bunch sprint.
  • Takashi Miyazawa of Japan, leader of the Asian rider classification.


1 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare        3.59.24 (41.28 km/h)
2 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare           
3 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                         
4 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Great Britain                            
5 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                
6 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) LPR                                     
7 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                 
8 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                         
9 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                                  
10 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni          
11 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                      
12 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                       
13 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                    
14 Shawn Milne (USA) Navigators Insurance                       
15 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                   
16 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                            
17 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                          
18 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           
19 David Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                 
20 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
21 Ruslan Jasmin (Mas) Malaysia                                 
22 José Serpa (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                  
23 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni               
24 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                            
25 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                
26 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                      
27 Samai Samai (Ina) Wismilak                                   
28 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
29 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                    
30 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Wismilak                                 
31 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Équipe Asia                              
32 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
33 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                     
34 Jean Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago             
35 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                          
36 Gene Bates (Aus) LPR                                         
37 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
38 Nacor Burgos Rojo (Spa) Relax-Gam                            
39 Oleg Grishkine (Rus) Navigators Insurance                    
40 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Relax-Gam                                
41 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni               
42 David McCann (Irl) Giant-Asia                                
43 Robert Retschke (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                         
44 Merculio Ramos jr (Phi) Casino Filipino                      
45 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                           
46 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain                           
47 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) LPR                                   
48 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                        
49 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                         
50 Ryan Cox (RSA) South Africa                                  
51 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                    
52 David George (RSA) South Africa                              
53 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                       
54 Xavier Tondi Volpini (Spa) Relax-Gam                         
55 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                            
56 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              
57 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                  
58 Jacques Fullard (RSA) South Africa                           
59 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                              
60 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole                            
61 Jeremy Maartens (RSA) South Africa                           
62 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators Insurance                
63 Kristian House (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          
64 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                     
65 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) Équipe Asia                      
66 Rodney Green (RSA) South Africa                              
67 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance                 
68 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                               
69 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           
70 Micheal Vanderaerden (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                 
71 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                      
72 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           
73 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
74 Koen Das (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                             
75 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                              
76 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                                
77 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                         
78 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
79 Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa                               
80 Gianni Riemslagh (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                     
81 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
82 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                         
83 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
84 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           
85 Yong Li Ng (Mas) Équipe Asia                                 
86 Julio Alberto Perez (Mex) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare          
87 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Équipe Asia                             
88 Paul Griffin (Irl) Giant-Asia                                
89 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
90 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) LPR                                  
91 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                                
92 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                    
93 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                          
94 Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain                            
95 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
96 Robert Partridge (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                        
97 Julian Winn (GBr) Great Britain                              
98 Frederik Penne (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                       
99 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
100 Carl Naibo (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                            
101 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                     
102 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                                  
103 Sherwin Diamsay (Phi) Casino Filipino                       
104 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                                 
105 Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                       
106 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago              
107 Matt Brammeier (GBr) Great Britain                          
108 Roger Beuchat (Swi) LPR                                 0.43
109 Tomas Konechy (Cze) Wiesenhof Akud                      1.37
110 Frank Van Kuik (Ned) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                  2.19
111 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                  
112 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                            
113 Erki Pütsep (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                           
114 Angel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Gam                     
115 Yohann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom              3.51
116 Chris Newton (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           
117 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare             
118 Yevgeniy Yakalov (Kaz) Équipe Asia                          
DNF Gert Vanderaerden (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                   
Sprint with bonuses at Sungai Besar
1 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                   5 pts
2 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                         3
3 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                  2
4 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        1
Sprint with bonuses at Simpang Empat
1 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                   5 pts
2 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                         3
3 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                  2
4 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        1
Sprint with bonuses at Kg. Kayan
1 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                   5 pts
2 Yevgeniy Yakalov (Kaz) Équipe Asia                           3
3 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              2
4 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        1
KOM Cat 4 at Kg. Soeharto
1 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       4 pts
2 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                     2
3 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                      1
Asian rider
1 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                           3.59.24
2 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                             
3 Ruslan Jasmin (Mas) Malaysia                                  
4 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                 
5 Samai Samai (Ina) Wismilak                                    
6 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Wismilak                                  
7 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Équipe Asia                               
8 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                               
9 Merculio Ramos jr (Phi) Casino Filipino                       
10 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                           
11 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                       
12 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                            
13 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                  
14 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                              
15 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                     
16 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) Équipe Asia                      
17 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                               
18 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
19 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                              
20 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                                
21 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
22 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
23 Yong Li Ng (Mas) Équipe Asia                                 
24 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Équipe Asia                             
25 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
26 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                                
27 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                    
28 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
29 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                      
30 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                                   
31 Sherwin Diamsay (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
32 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                                  
33 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                               2.19
34 Yevgeniy Yakalov (Kaz) Équipe Asia                           
1 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                               11.58.12
2 Navigators Insurance                                          
3 LPR                                                           
4 Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                                    
5 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                     
6 Malaysia                                                      
7 Credit Agricole                                               
8 Great Britain                                                 
9 AG2R Prevoyance                                               
10 Relax-Gam                                                    
11 Bouygues Telecom                                             
12 Wismilak                                                     
13 Wiesenhof Akud                                               
14 Giant-Asia                                                   
15 Équipe Asia                                                  
16 Recyling.Co.Uk                                               
17 South Africa                                                 
18 Japan                                                        
19 Casino Filipino                                              
20 Yawadoo Colba-Abm                                            
General classification after stage 2
1 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare    5.43.01
2 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                     0.06
3 Erki Pütsep (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                             
4 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                              0.12
5 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                   0.15
6 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare               
7 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
8 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni       0.16
9 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                        
10 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                    
11 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                     
12 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
13 Jean Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago             
14 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                    
15 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                        
16 Ryan Cox (RSA) South Africa                                  
17 David George (RSA) South Africa                              
18 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                              
19 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           
20 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                      
21 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
22 Angel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Gam                      
23 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                     0.33
24 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                         2.42
25 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare          7.31
26 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                     7.38
27 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                              7.40
28 Yevgeniy Yakalov (Kaz) Équipe Asia                           
29 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                    7.42
30 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                
31 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                          
32 Ruslan Jasmin (Mas) Malaysia                                 
33 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                            
34 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                   
35 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                            
36 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Wismilak                                 
37 David Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                 
38 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
39 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Great Britain                           
40 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni               
41 Nacor Burgos Rojo (Spa) Relax-Gam                            
42 Merculio Ramos jr (Phi) Casino Filipino                      
43 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Équipe Asia                              
44 José Serpa (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                  
45 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                
46 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
47 Samai Samai (Ina) Wismilak                                   
48 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago               
49 David McCann (Irl) Giant-Asia                                
50 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                       
51 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni               
52 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                      
53 Kristian House (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          
54 Micheal Vanderaerden (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                 
55 Rodney Green (RSA) South Africa                              
56 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                    
57 Jeremy Maartens (RSA) South Africa                           
58 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                          
59 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                            
60 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) LPR                                    
61 Robert Retschke (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                         
62 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain                           
63 Xavier Tondi Volpini (Spa) Relax-Gam                         
64 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
65 Shawn Milne (USA) Navigators Insurance                       
66 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                           
67 Gene Bates (Aus) LPR                                         
68 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           
69 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                              
70 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) LPR                                   
71 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                         
72 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                          
73 Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        
74 Robert Partridge (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                        
75 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance                 
76 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Relax-Gam                                
77 Oleg Grishkine (Rus) Navigators Insurance                    
78 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                     
79 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                                
80 Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa                               
81 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           
82 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Équipe Asia                             
83 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
84 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
85 Chris Newton (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                            
86 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators Insurance                
87 Frederik Penne (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                       
88 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) Équipe Asia                      
89 Koen Das (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                             
90 Sherwin Diamsay (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
91 Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain                            
92 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole                            
93 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                                
94 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) LPR                                  
95 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
96 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
97 Jacques Fullard (RSA) South Africa                           
98 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           
99 Gianni Riemslagh (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                     
100 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                              
101 Julio Alberto Perez (Mex) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare         
102 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                             
103 Paul Griffin (Irl) Giant-Asia                               
104 Julian Winn (GBr) Great Britain                             
105 Yong Li Ng (Mas) Équipe Asia                                
106 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare             
107 Matt Brammeier (GBr) Great Britain                          
108 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                     
109 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                   
110 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                                  
111 Carl Naibo (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                            
112 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                                 
113 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago              
114 Roger Beuchat (Swi) LPR                                 8.25
115 Tomas Konechy (Cze) Wiesenhof Akud                      9.19
116 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                              9.52
117 Frank Van Kuik (Ned) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                 10.01
118 Yohann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom             11.33
Points classification
1 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                       38 pts
2 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare         29
3 Erki Pütsep (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                           20
4 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                                20
5 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare             17
6 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                  15
7 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni         15
8 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                      14
9 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Great Britain                          12
10 Angel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Gam                    11
11 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago             11
12 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                  10
13 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) LPR                                  10
14 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago               9
15 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                    8
16 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       8
17 Jean Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago            7
18 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                        6
19 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        5
20 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni             5
21 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                       5
22 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                     5
23 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                     4
24 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                 4
25 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                      3
26 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                            3
27 Yevgeniy Yakalov (Kaz) Équipe Asia                          3
28 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare             2
29 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                        2
30 David George (RSA) South Africa                             2
31 Shawn Milne (USA) Navigators Insurance                      2
32 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                  1
Mountains classification
1 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                     6 pts
2 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       4
3 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                    2
4 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              1
5 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                      1
Asian rider classification
1 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                           5.43.13
2 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                           0.04
3 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                      7.26
4 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                               7.28
5 Yevgeniy Yakalov (Kaz) Équipe Asia                            
6 Ruslan Jasmin (Mas) Malaysia                              7.30
7 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                             
8 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Wismilak                                  
9 Merculio Ramos jr (Phi) Casino Filipino                       
10 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Équipe Asia                              
11 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                
12 Samai Samai (Ina) Wismilak                                   
13 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                       
14 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                            
15 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
16 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                           
17 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                              
18 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                     
19 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                                
20 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Équipe Asia                             
21 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
22 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
23 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) Équipe Asia                      
24 Sherwin Diamsay (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
25 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                                
26 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
27 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                               
28 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
29 Yong Li Ng (Mas) Équipe Asia                                 
30 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                      
31 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                    
32 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                                   
33 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                                  
34 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                               9.40
Teams classification
1 Relax-Gam                                             17.09.51
2 Wiesenhof Akud                                            0.29
3 Navigators Insurance                                      7.26
4 AG2R Prevoyance                                               
5 Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                                    
6 South Africa                                                  
7 Credit Agricole                                               
8 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                     
9 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                  14.52
10 LPR                                                          
11 Bouygues Telecom                                             
12 Recyling.Co.Uk                                               
13 Wismilak                                                     
14 Japan                                                        
15 Malaysia                                                22.18
16 Great Britain                                                
17 Giant-Asia                                                   
18 Équipe Asia                                                  
19 Casino Filipino                                              
20 Yawadoo Colba-Abm                                            
Asian teams classification
1 Wismilak                                              17.24.43
2 Japan                                                         
3 Malaysia                                                  7.26
4 Équipe Asia                                                   
5 Casino Filipino                                               
6 Giant-Asia                                                    

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