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11th Telekom Malaysia Tour de Langkawi - 2.HC

Malaysia, February 3-12, 2006

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Stage 4 - Monday, February 6: Tapah - Kuala Selangor , 144.5km

José Serpa a new name to watch

The stage all set for a battle royale

By Anthony Tan in Kuala Selangor

Jose Serpa (Selle Italia Diquigiovanni)
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For most of the climbers in this year's Le Tour de Langkawi, it was a well-earned rest, but not José Serpa. Joining the move of the day that went after just five kilometres, the Colombian neo-pro for Selle Italia Diquigiovanni showed no fear against his more experienced rivals before audaciously attacking them with seven kilometres to go, holding off Evan Oliphant (Recycling co.uk) and Christophe Riblon (AG2R Prevoyance) for his first professional victory at 26 years old.

"This morning, I spoke with [direttori sportivi] Gianni Savio and Marco Bellini and they thought we could possibly do something today. So I took it from there and it resulted in victory," said the confident Serpa to Cyclingnews.

Asked why he chose to attack almost 10 kilometres from the finish, the fighting-fit Colombian replied: "Well, I was feeling okay but towards the end, running a little bit on reserves. But then coming into the finale, I felt strong again and that's why I decided to attack. I'm very, very happy that Gianni has given me the chance to race at the highest level, and I will do my utmost to achieve a high level in cycling."

None of the eight members of the break posed a threat to the GC contenders, so despite the three-minute gap at the finish in Kuala Selangor, the overall leaderboard didn't change. South African David George is still mellow in yellow; second-placed Gabriele Massaglia (Selle Italia Diquigiovanni) enjoyed a day in the relative quiet of the peloton's couch after suffering from cramps yesterday; and Colombian Cesar Grajales (Navigators Insurance) sits pretty in third, and is arguably George's biggest threat on tomorrow's stage to Genting.

By George, you've done it again!
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"It was easy for me - it wasn't easy for my team-mates," George said about his uneventful day in the saddle.

"They did the dog's work today and they did an amazing job. Ten years ago, we came to this race and we were way out of our depth; today we really showed that South African cycling has come a long way. Hopefully, we've had a day to recover so tomorrow we can figure up front."

The 29 year-old from Cape Town added it was up to the others to take the race to the Proteas on the 17 kilometre climb of Genting, and if it's an attacking race, then all the better for them.

"Effectively we're in the best position. If it's an attacking race, then better for us - but we don't have to smash the race to pieces [ourselves]. If somebody wants to come and get it, then, well, let him... ," he coaxed. "With Darren [Lill], Ryan [Cox] and myself, we've got the three of the best climbers in the race."

The stage four podium
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Pocket-sized climbing sensation, team-mate and George's strongest ally in the mountains, Darren Lill, certainly has a great future ahead of him at 23 years of age. However, team loyalty will prevail above all else tomorrow - even if it means relinquishing his spotted tunic.

"Obviously, the objective is to defend the yellow jersey, so myself and Ryan will be helping Dave a lot on the climb, and if I'm still there at the top, then obviously I'd like to defend the jersey," Lill said. "But like I said, the main thing is to defend the yellow jersey and that's what we came here for."

Said George on who his biggest adversaries will be: "We don't need to watch everyone: we've got Massaglia at 40 seconds and the next guy [Grajales] at two and a half minutes. Looking at how it went yesterday, we've got possibly some of the best riders in the race, so again, I don't think we need to be too concerned about it being an attacking race. We've got the job to follow [wheels] and obviously to defend [the lead] we'll have to."

How it unfolded

A team car with bikes ready to go
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After a long downhill transfer from the town of Berincang in the Cameron Highlands, descending the gorgeous green path that took the Tour de Langkawi up to the mountains two years ago, it was time for another day in the saddle, this time beginning in Tapah.

A rather uneventful 142.2 kilometres on paper, the southern journey to Kuala Selangor, a stone's throw from the Malaysian capital, was ripe for a breakaway; the circumstances heightened with plenty of pairs of sore legs after yesterday's evil climbing session.

Like Sunday, proceedings began at a quick clip, albeit starting ten minutes later than planned. [Not that the later start wasn't welcomed, with the Cyclingnews media car running a little behind schedule this morning, requiring some Sega Rally-like driving by our Irish correspondent Shane Stokes. :)]

The lead group
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The teams of Japan and AG2R Prevoyance were prominent at the head of the peloton, and it took just five kilometres for the EB™ (early break) to occur, as José Serpa (Selle Italia Diquigiovanni), Stef Clement (Bouygues Telecom), Mirko Allegrini (Ceramica Panaria-Navigare), Xavier Tondi Volpini (Relax-Gam), Evan Oliphant (Recyling.Co.Uk), Johan Verstrepen (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago), Christophe Riblon (AG2R Prevoyance), and Kazuhiro Mori (Japan) escaped the peloton's grasp.

Passing the day's first sprint in Chendurung Balai (km 18.5), the octet weren't seen duking out for bonus points or seconds: each were more interested in consolidating what they had. Equally represented with a single aim, the strong alliance resulted in a handy lead, steadily moving upwards from 2'15 at km 23 to almost five minutes after 50 kilometres.

Jose Serpa (Selle Italia Diquigiovanni)
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Reaching double that distance, nothing much had changed apart from another uncontested sprint prime and the advantage of the lead group now at 6 minutes and 2 seconds. With 40 kilometres remaining, if any of the teams back in the peloton wanted a bunch sprint, they would need to start chasing now.

Navigators Insurance was one of fourteen teams unrepresented in the break, but seemingly the only one sensing any urgency. A while later, a few more collaborated, and began motioning their troops towards the head of the bunch.

By the third and final sprint in Sekincan (km 112.8), the sprinters' teams cut a minute and half out of their advantage. However, after more than 100 kilometres' hard work, the break were nowhere near ready to give in, and at 30 to go, 4 minutes and 44 seconds still separated eight riders from the rest.

Anthony Ravard (Bouygues Telecom)
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Under the 15 kilometre to go banner, the front group were pretty much home and hosed, holding onto an almost three-minute lead. And soon afterwards, it became time to engage in a cute little game of cat and mouse...

... but week-old neo-pro José Serpa (Selle Italia Diquigiovanni) became the cat who leapt right out of the bag, surprising seven others with a bold though perfectly-timed move.

Four went after him, but the crafty Serpa had long gone, putting his head down and bum up to take victory by 15 seconds over British rider Evan Oliphant (Recycling.co.uk), with Frenchman Christophe Riblon (AG2R Prevoyance) finishing a further two seconds behind. Sprint classification leader Steffen Radochla (Wiesenhof Akud) brought the bunch home for ninth place, exactly three minutes behind the stage winner.


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1 José Serpa (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni            3.17.46 (41.16 km/h)
2 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                        0.15
3 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                   0.17
4 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                       0.18
5 Xavier Tondi Volpini (Spa) Relax-Gam                      0.31
6 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                 1.06
7 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                
8 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare           1.08
9 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                     3.00
10 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                      
11 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) LPR                                    
12 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
13 Micheal Vanderaerden (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                 
14 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Great Britain                           
15 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                    
16 Robert Retschke (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                         
17 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                   
18 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
19 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                
20 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
21 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                                 
22 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                            
23 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                      
24 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni          
25 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                  
26 Jean Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago             
27 Ruslan Jasmin (Mas) Malaysia                                 
28 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                            
29 Samai Samai (Ina) Wismilak                                   
30 Kristian House (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          
31 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
32 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           
33 David George (RSA) South Africa                              
34 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
35 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                              
36 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              
37 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Équipe Asia                              
38 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole                            
39 Ryan Cox (RSA) South Africa                                  
40 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators Insurance                
41 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                          
42 Merculio Ramos jr (Phi) Casino Filipino                      
43 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                            
44 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                         
45 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                        
46 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                     
47 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
48 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) LPR                                   
49 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                     
50 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
51 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           
52 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                       
53 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) LPR                                  
54 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
55 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                    
56 Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa                               
57 Paul Griffin (Irl) Giant-Asia                                
58 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           
59 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
60 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare          
61 Robert Partridge (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                        
62 David McCann (Irl) Giant-Asia                                
63 Roger Beuchat (Swi) LPR                                      
64 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                           
65 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
66 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                                
67 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                         
68 Jacques Fullard (RSA) South Africa                           
69 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                
70 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Wismilak                                 
71 David Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                 
72 Yong Li Ng (Mas) Équipe Asia                                 
73 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                              
74 Angel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Gam                      
75 Rodney Green (RSA) South Africa                              
76 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                               
77 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                   
78 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance                 
79 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                                   
80 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago               
81 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
82 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                    
83 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) Équipe Asia                      
84 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                         
85 Frank Van Kuik (Ned) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                       
86 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                      
87 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                                  
88 Yohann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                   
89 Gianni Riemslagh (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                     
90 Chris Newton (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                            
91 Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain                            
92 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Équipe Asia                             
93 Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        
94 Oleg Grishkine (Rus) Navigators Insurance                    
95 Erki Pütsep (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                        3.27
96 Frederik Penne (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                       
97 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain                           
98 Carl Naibo (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                             
99 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
100 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                      
101 Gene Bates (Aus) LPR                                        
102 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare             
103 Shawn Milne (USA) Navigators Insurance                  3.31
104 Julio Alberto Perez (Mex) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare     3.32
105 Matt Brammeier (GBr) Great Britain                      3.34
106 Jeremy Maartens (RSA) South Africa                      3.45
107 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                           3.50
108 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni          3.52
109 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
110 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                     3.00
111 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                        4.43
112 Tomas Konechy (Cze) Wiesenhof Akud                      6.49
Sprint with bonuses at Chenderung Balai
1 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                    5 pts
2 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           3
3 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              2
4 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago               1
Sprint with bonuses at Teluk Intan
1 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                           5 pts
2 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                          3
3 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                    2
4 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                      1
Sprint with bonuses at Sekincan
1 José Serpa (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                  5 pts
2 Xavier Tondi Volpini (Spa) Relax-Gam                         3
3 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                          2
4 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                    1
Asian rider
1 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                              3.18.52
2 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                              1.54
3 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                             
4 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                   
5 Ruslan Jasmin (Mas) Malaysia                                  
6 Samai Samai (Ina) Wismilak                                    
7 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                          
8 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                               
9 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Équipe Asia                               
10 Merculio Ramos jr (Phi) Casino Filipino                      
11 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                            
12 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
13 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                     
14 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
15 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                       
16 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
17 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                           
18 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
19 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                                
20 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                
21 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Wismilak                                 
22 Yong Li Ng (Mas) Équipe Asia                                 
23 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                              
24 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                               
25 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                   
26 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                                   
27 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
28 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) Équipe Asia                      
29 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                      
30 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                                  
31 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Équipe Asia                             
32 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                            2.44
1 Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                             9.59.18
2 Recyling.Co.Uk                                            0.15
3 Ag2r Prevoyance                                           0.17
4 Bouygues Telecom                                          0.18
5 Relax-Gam                                                 0.31
6 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                   1.06
7 Japan                                                         
8 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                 1.08
9 Credit Agricole                                           3.00
10 Malaysia                                                     
11 Navigators Insurance                                         
12 Wiesenhof Akud                                               
13 LPR                                                          
14 Wismilak                                                     
15 Casino Filipino                                              
16 South Africa                                                 
17 Giant-Asia                                                   
18 Équipe Asia                                                  
19 Yawadoo Colba-Abm                                            
20 Great Britain                                                
General classification after stage 4
1 David George (RSA) South Africa                       13.07.52
2 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni       0.40
3 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                 2.22
4 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                      
5 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni               
6 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
7 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                      2.27
8 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                        2.28
9 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                   3.27
10 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                4.59
11 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare          5.42
12 Ryan Cox (RSA) South Africa                              5.57
13 José Serpa (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              6.35
14 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                             7.07
15 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole                        7.22
16 Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa                           7.44
17 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                    7.53
18 David McCann (Irl) Giant-Asia                            8.04
19 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                          9.52
20 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) LPR                              10.52
21 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                          10.56
22 Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain                       11.07
23 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago           12.04
24 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                          
25 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago              13.11
26 Kristian House (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                     13.16
27 Yohann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom              13.41
28 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                      17.26
29 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) Équipe Asia                      
30 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                           17.53
31 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                           18.13
32 Paul Griffin (Irl) Giant-Asia                           19.32
33 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
34 Gene Bates (Aus) LPR                                    19.43
35 Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                   19.55
36 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare     20.23
37 Jean Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago        20.39
38 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                    20.56
39 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                  21.06
40 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                 21.38
41 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                      21.56
42 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                         22.44
43 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Équipe Asia                         22.46
44 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole               23.49
45 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                   24.12
46 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                         24.17
47 Erki Pütsep (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                       24.34
48 Yong Li Ng (Mas) Équipe Asia                            26.11
49 Angel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Gam                 27.38
50 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                27.58
51 Merculio Ramos jr (Phi) Casino Filipino                 28.00
52 Rodney Green (RSA) South Africa                         28.03
53 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                 28.04
54 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                       28.05
55 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                            
56 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
57 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
58 Robert Retschke (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                         
59 Robert Partridge (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                        
60 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           
61 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
62 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) LPR                                  
63 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                      
64 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Équipe Asia                        28.12
65 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                      28.47
66 Roger Beuchat (Swi) LPR                                 28.48
67 Xavier Tondi Volpini (Spa) Relax-Gam                    29.14
68 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                          
69 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                           29.48
70 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare         29.52
71 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago          29.57
72 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                               30.41
73 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                   31.15
74 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                             31.33
75 Gianni Riemslagh (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                31.35
76 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                  31.37
77 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                   31.38
78 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
79 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                     31.41
80 Jacques Fullard (RSA) South Africa                           
81 Micheal Vanderaerden (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm            31.43
82 Chris Newton (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                            
83 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                    31.45
84 David Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago            31.51
85 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago               
86 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators Insurance                
87 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain                      32.08
88 Frederik Penne (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                  32.12
89 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
90 Carl Naibo (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                        32.18
91 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni          32.27
92 Jeremy Maartens (RSA) South Africa                      32.28
93 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                       33.15
94 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                        33.40
95 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                              34.01
96 Frank Van Kuik (Ned) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                  34.10
97 Ruslan Jasmin (Mas) Malaysia                            35.01
98 Samai Samai (Ina) Wismilak                                   
99 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                    35.04
100 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Wismilak                           35.16
101 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                            35.23
102 Shawn Milne (USA) Navigators Insurance                 35.35
103 Julio Alberto Perez (Mex) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare    35.45
104 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni         35.53
105 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) LPR                              36.58
106 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare        37.25
107 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Great Britain                     39.14
108 Oleg Grishkine (Rus) Navigators Insurance              39.15
109 Matt Brammeier (GBr) Great Britain                     39.48
110 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance           40.00
111 Tomas Konechy (Cze) Wiesenhof Akud                     40.30
112 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                             43.20
Mountains classification
1 Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa                              35 pts
2 David George (RSA) South Africa                             31
3 Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain                           20
4 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole                           18
5 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                     12
6 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni         11
7 Gene Bates (Aus) LPR                                        10
8 David McCann (Irl) Giant-Asia                                8
9 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) LPR                                   8
10 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                    6
Points classification
1 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                       50 pts
2 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni         31
3 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare         29
4 José Serpa (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                 28
5 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          22
6 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                                20
7 Erki Pütsep (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                           20
8 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                   18
9 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                   18
10 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                   17
11 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                        17
12 David George (RSA) South Africa                            16
13 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole                          15
14 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare            15
15 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                 15
16 Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa                             15
17 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) LPR                                  15
18 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                     14
19 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                    14
20 Xavier Tondi Volpini (Spa) Relax-Gam                       14
21 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Great Britain                         14
22 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                     13
23 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                    13
24 David McCann (Irl) Giant-Asia                              12
25 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                      12
26 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni            11
27 Angel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Gam                    11
28 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago             11
29 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare            10
30 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago             10
31 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                 9
32 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago               9
33 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                        8
34 Jean Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago            7
35 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                      6
36 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        5
37 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                        5
38 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                       5
39 Yohann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                  5
40 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                            5
41 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                     4
42 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                             4
43 Rodney Green (RSA) South Africa                             3
44 Micheal Vanderaerden (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                3
45 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          2
46 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare             2
47 Shawn Milne (USA) Navigators Insurance                      2
48 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) LPR                                  1
49 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                  1
50 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                             1
51 Roger Beuchat (Swi) LPR                                     1
52 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                         1
Asian rider classification
1 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                          13.14.59
2 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                           2.45
3 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                            3.49
4 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) Équipe Asia                  10.19
5 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                            10.46
6 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                            11.06
7 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                          12.25
8 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                       14.49
9 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                          15.37
10 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Équipe Asia                         15.39
11 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                         17.10
12 Yong Li Ng (Mas) Équipe Asia                            19.04
13 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                20.51
14 Merculio Ramos jr (Phi) Casino Filipino                 20.53
15 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                       20.58
16 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
17 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                      
18 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Équipe Asia                        21.05
19 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                           22.41
20 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                               23.34
21 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                   24.08
22 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                             24.26
23 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                  24.30
24 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                    24.31
25 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                    24.38
26 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                       26.08
27 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                              26.54
28 Ruslan Jasmin (Mas) Malaysia                            27.54
29 Samai Samai (Ina) Wismilak                                   
30 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Wismilak                            28.09
31 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                             28.16
32 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                              36.13
Teams classification
1 Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                            39.33.29
2 Credit Agricole                                           2.29
3 South Africa                                              3.59
4 Recyling.Co.Uk                                           20.32
5 Relax-Gam                                                24.49
6 Giant-Asia                                               27.35
7 Bouygues Telecom                                         27.42
8 Navigators Insurance                                     27.48
9 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                  34.07
10 Japan                                                   34.25
11 LPR                                                     40.54
12 Wiesenhof Akud                                          44.23
13 Ag2r Prevoyance                                         44.24
14 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                               46.22
15 Malaysia                                                53.00
16 Équipe Asia                                             56.30
17 Wismilak                                              1.00.15
18 Great Britain                                         1.04.36
19 Casino Filipino                                       1.17.27
20 Yawadoo Colba-Abm                                     1.25.10
Asian teams classification
1 Japan                                                 40.07.54
2 Giant-Asia                                               14.04
3 Malaysia                                                 18.35
4 Équipe Asia                                              22.05
5 Wismilak                                                 25.50
6 Casino Filipino                                          43.02

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