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11th Telekom Malaysia Tour de Langkawi - 2.HC

Malaysia, February 3-12, 2006

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Stage 7 - Thursday, February 9: Muar - Kota Tinggi , 188.2km

Aggiano growing older, growing wiser

George moves closer to realising a ten year dream

By Anthony Tan in Kota Tinggi

Elio Aggiano (LPR)
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If anyone thought the peloton was growing tired, they certainly weren't showing it. For the second day in succession, the battle being waged out on the roads of Malaysia was one of breakaway versus peloton, and like yesterday, it was the former that prevailed. But again, only just; today, seven seconds was the difference.

In touch and go situations like these, experience really counts, and possibly today more than ever, LPR's Elio Aggiano used all his nine years as a professional to first choose the right break, then the counter, and finally his winning move.

Weighing up his opposition, in particular the fast finish of Russell Downing, the 33 year-old took his chances in attacking his two companions with around a kilometre to go, and successfully held off the Brit and Navigators' Bernard Van Ulden to earn his tenth career victory.

With the peloton bearing down on the initial break of nine at five kilometres to go, who were holding a lead of no more than thirty seconds, Cyclingnews asked Aggiano when he started thinking about going it alone.

"It was only in the last five kilometres," he said, "because it was too far to go from twenty, and everybody in the break thought we were going to be caught, anyway.

"I thought because yesterday's stage was so hard, they'd let us ride today, but in the finale, nobody was letting anybody ride, so I had to make a decision to go."

The stage seven podium (L-R)
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A primary reason why the peloton didn't let the break ride was Spaniard Garcia De Mateos (Relax-Gam), who was in the move and halfway during the race had leapfrogged sixth places to virtual sixth on the overall classification, just two and a half minutes behind the yellow jersey of David George, forcing his tiring team from South Africa to chase.

"Another hard day," admitted George, his clothes drenched after a mostly rain-soaked stage.

"I don't know who was complaining about having a rest day, but it didn't seem like anybody needed a rest day today. The last two days they've really come at us and tried to break us, so credit to them - we'd do the same - but to say the guys [on my team] have ridden outstanding is not enough."

The 29 year-old paused for a moment, the dedication shown by his team bringing out beautiful but emotional feelings inside of him. "It's been amazing these last two days, and they've given everything till the last kilometre, so credit goes to them."

A little credit should also go to the team from Japan, who got on the front of the peloton in the final fifty kilometres and appeared to come to the aid of the South Africans. "No, not at all," replied George when asked if an alliance had been reached between the two teams out on the road.

Steffen Radochla (Wiesenhof Akud team, L)
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"I'm not sure what their motive was, but obviously they had one and they came to the front. Every team has their motive for riding in the finale - maybe they thought they could win the stage, I'm not too sure what their intentions were - but we were just grateful to have them help."

And as each day goes on, the quietly spoken lad from Cape Town moves one step closer to achieving what has virtually been a ten-year dream for him, just as sprints classification leader Steffen Radochla (Wiesenhof Akud) begins to look all the more secure in his blue tunic.

"It's good to ride for the sprint and now we have the points also," said Radochla to Cyclingnews soon after winning the bunch sprint for fourth place, who stated he and his team were feeling a little weary after the previous day's racing.

"Today, I felt a little bit better; it was not so hot and it was a little more flat; I had a good day," he said, smiling confidently.

How it unfolded

The team from Recycling.Co.Uk
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The day began in Muar, a popular seaside town favoured by the race organisers on a number of occasions in Langkawis gone past. All on hand, including the 105 riders left in the race, took full advantage of the lush gardens and a noticeable change in temperatures, with the threat of rain likely later in the day.

Following two consecutive days of hard racing, Credit Agricole's American young gun Saul Raisin (13th overall @ 7'49) was one rider predicting a break today: "Today won't be the same, no way," he said.

"A lot of guys can't do those efforts two, three days in a row even - it's just too much. And in a ten-day stage race, you can only do so many big efforts day after day, so I think today, we're definitely going to see a breakaway. There's no way people can keep up those kind of efforts back to back."

It turned out Saul was spot on: while the quick start didn't surprise, nine riders did 17 kilometres into the 180 kilometre stage - in the move were: Yohann Gene (Bouygues Telecom), Evan Oliphant (Recyling.Co.Uk), Bernard Van Ulden (Navigators Insurance), Raul Garcia De Mateos (Relax-Gam), Russell Downing, Matt Brammeier (Great Britain), Elio Aggiano (LPR), and Sven Renders (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago).

The leading group
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Despite the most dangerous rider in the break, De Mateos (Relax-Gam), just one spot behind our fortune-telling friend in twelfth spot overall, 8'41 the distance between him and the maillot jaune of David George at the start of the day, the peloton's rubber band snapped around km 30 as their advantage moved rapidly upwards from 1'31 at km 25, to 4'31 at km 40, and 6'05 after 94 kilometres.

Up until this point, none of the three intermediate sprints or the Cat. 4 KOM at Yong Peng were contested, with these nine only concerned about increasing or at least maintaining their lead.

By default, it turned out to be the latter, as Spaniard De Mateos had now moved past his Relax-Gam teammate Jose Miguel Elias Galindo into virtual sixth overall, just two and a half minutes behind George.

Sensing danger, the yellow jersey began motioning his South African troops to the head of the peloton, holding the gap around six minutes. But not even heavy intermittent rainstorms could wash away the advantage or their momentum, and when the lead out to almost seven minutes at km 114, it was one of the first signs that the team from South Africa was beginning to tire.

The leaders make their way towards
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Somewhat unusually, an intra-country alliance appeared to form, because soon after, five riders from Japan began swapping off up front with their South African neighbours, bringing the gap down to 6'10 at the 130 kilometre mark and five minutes flat another 10k later.

Back in the break, the expected attacks on the second and final KOM prime at Bandar Tengarra (km 152.8) didn't eventuate, Recycling.co.uk's Evan Oliphant cruising over the crest ahead of Gene (Bouygues Telecom) and Downing (Great Britain). In the peloton, however, who were now two and a half minutes behind and closing, it was a different story, as a pair of Josés - double-stage winner Serpa (Selle Italia Diquigiovanni) and Elias Galindo (Relax-Gam) - put in a hard acceleration near the top and gained a small advantage.

It didn't last long; with the Panaria, Credit Agricole and Wiesenhof licking their chops at thoughts of a sprint finish, the two surrendered, and 10 kilometres from the finish in Kota Tinggi, the time gap was just 45 seconds.

You lucky, lucky man.
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Five kilometres later, it was down to half a minute and the nine leaders were thinking they were going to be caught. But after being away all day, total resignation wouldn't have been right, and what followed was a series of counter-attacks, first by Oliphant (Recyling.Co.Uk), then by Brammeier (Great Britain), until Elio Aggiano (LPR), Brammeier's team-mate Downing and Bernard Van Ulden (Navigators Insurance) took flight with two kilometres left to race.

Inside the kilometre kite, the experienced Aggiano weighed his chances and decided to fly the coup, which turned out to be the day's winning move, the ecstatic eye-tie crossing the line four seconds ahead of Downing and Van Ulden. Just three seconds later, sprint classification leader Steffen Radochla (Wiesenhof Akud) won the field sprint for fourth, pipping Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) and Frenchman Andy Flickinger (Bougyues Telecom) at the line.


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1 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                4.21.36 (43.17 km/h)
2 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                      0.03
3 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance                 
4 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                    0.07
5 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Great Britain                           
6 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
7 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) LPR                                    
8 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              
9 Erki Pütsep (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                            
10 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                     
11 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                                 
12 David McCann (Irl) Giant-Asia                               
13 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                           
14 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
15 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago              
16 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                   
17 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                               
18 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                                
19 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                   
20 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare         
21 Oleg Grishkine (Rus) Navigators Insurance                   
22 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
23 Jean Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago            
24 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                     
25 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni         
26 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          
27 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          
28 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago               
29 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                       
30 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                    
31 Frederik Penne (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                      
32 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain                          
33 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare             
34 Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain                           
35 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                      
36 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) LPR                                 
37 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                  
38 José Serpa (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                 
39 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni             
40 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
41 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                         
42 Kristian House (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                         
43 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Équipe Asia                             
44 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                             
45 Roger Beuchat (Swi) LPR                                     
46 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                      
47 David George (RSA) South Africa                             
48 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole                           
49 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                   
50 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
51 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                              
52 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) Équipe Asia                     
53 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                  
54 Robert Partridge (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                       
55 Xavier Tondi Volpini (Spa) Relax-Gam                        
56 Ryan Cox (RSA) South Africa                                 
57 Paul Griffin (Irl) Giant-Asia                               
58 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                           
59 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                        
60 Angel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Gam                     
61 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) LPR                                  
62 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                      0.21
63 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole                     0.23
64 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                    
65 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                             
66 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                         
67 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                             
68 Frank Van Kuik (Ned) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                      
69 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                               
70 Gene Bates (Aus) LPR                                        
71 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                               
72 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                             
73 Gianni Riemslagh (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                    
74 Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa                              
75 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare             
76 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
77 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                       
78 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                      0.31
79 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                        
80 David Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago            0.34
81 Matt Brammeier (GBr) Great Britain                          
82 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                      0.36
83 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago              
84 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                           
85 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                              0.40
86 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Équipe Asia                            
87 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni         0.42
88 Julio Alberto Perez (Mex) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare     0.49
89 Jacques Fullard (RSA) South Africa                          
90 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                    0.54
91 Carl Naibo (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                            
92 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                   1.16
93 Tomas Konechy (Cze) Wiesenhof Akud                          
94 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                     
95 Yohann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                  
96 Rodney Green (RSA) South Africa                             
97 Jeremy Maartens (RSA) South Africa                          
98 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                        1.23
99 Robert Retschke (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                    1.25
100 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                              1.37
101 Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                  2.02
102 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                3.12
103 Shawn Milne (USA) Navigators Insurance                 3.14
104 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators Insurance              
105 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                            3.32
Sprint with bonuses at Parit Sulung
1 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                  5 pts
2 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                         3
3 Matt Brammeier (GBr) Great Britain                          2
4 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                           1
Sprint with bonuses at Yong Peng
1 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                         5 pts
2 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance                3
3 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          2
4 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                      1
Sprint with bonuses at Kluang
1 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                      5 pts
2 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                       3
3 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          2
4 Matt Brammeier (GBr) Great Britain                          1
KOM Cat 4 at Yong Peng
1 Matt Brammeier (GBr) Great Britain                          4 pts
2 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          2
3 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                       1
KOM Cat 4 at Bandar Tenggara
1 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                          4 pts
2 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          2
3 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                         1
Asian rider
1 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                           4.21.43
2 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                            
3 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                
4 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                                 
5 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                       
6 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Équipe Asia                              
7 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                              
8 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                         
9 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                               
10 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) Équipe Asia                     
11 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                  
12 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                           
13 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                      0.14
14 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak                0.16
15 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                             
16 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                             
17 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                               
18 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                               
19 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                             
20 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                        
21 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                       
22 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                              0.33
23 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Équipe Asia                            
24 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                   1.09
25 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                               1.30
26 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                 3.05
27 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                             3.25
1 LPR                                                  13.05.02
2 Great Britain                                            0.03
3 Navigators Insurance                                         
4 Malaysia                                                 0.04
5 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                    
6 Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                                   
7 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                                      
8 Credit Agricole                                              
9 Bouygues Telecom                                             
10 Recyling.Co.Uk                                              
11 Relax-Gam                                                   
12 Giant-Asia                                                  
13 Japan                                                       
14 Équipe Asia                                                 
15 South Africa                                            0.16
16 AG2R Prevoyance                                         0.13
17 Yawadoo Colba-Abm                                       0.03
18 Casino Filipino                                             
19 Wismilak                                                0.16
20 Wiesenhof Akud                                          0.45
General classification after stage 7
1 David George (RSA) South Africa                      24.49.25
2 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni      1.57
3 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                 2.19
4 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              
5 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                2.20
6 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                       4.20
7 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                4.23
8 José Serpa (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni              4.44
9 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                   4.54
10 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                    5.42
11 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole                       7.49
12 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                   8.39
13 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                 8.46
14 Ryan Cox (RSA) South Africa                             9.12
15 David McCann (Irl) Giant-Asia                           9.35
16 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) LPR                             10.32
17 Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa                         10.44
18 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare        11.35
19 Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain                      13.55
20 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                        14.09
21 Yohann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom             15.15
22 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                           16.11
23 Kristian House (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                    17.33
24 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago             17.54
25 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                         18.14
26 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago          21.12
27 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                    21.29
28 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                          21.46
29 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                     22.21
30 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                        24.17
31 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole              24.22
32 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) Équipe Asia                24.29
33 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                          25.47
34 Paul Griffin (Irl) Giant-Asia                          25.49
35 Gene Bates (Aus) LPR                                   30.02
36 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) LPR                            31.20
37 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                   32.16
38 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                     32.21
39 Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                  32.46
40 Jean Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago       33.52
41 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                      34.27
42 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                 34.51
43 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                        35.00
44 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                 35.29
45 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                        35.32
46 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                      35.36
47 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                  35.38
48 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                     35.56
49 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                    36.27
50 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                          37.08
51 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole                    37.27
52 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare    38.28
53 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Équipe Asia                        39.50
54 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                  40.27
55 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak               40.30
56 Robert Partridge (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                  40.54
57 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Équipe Asia                       41.01
58 Xavier Tondi Volpini (Spa) Relax-Gam                   41.38
59 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain                     42.01
60 Julio Alberto Perez (Mex) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare    42.05
61 Roger Beuchat (Swi) LPR                                42.15
62 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                     42.23
63 Gianni Riemslagh (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm               42.25
64 Erki Pütsep (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                      42.43
65 Angel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Gam                42.48
66 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                    43.43
67 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                      43.45
68 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni        44.23
69 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago         45.19
70 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                45.24
71 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                  45.32
72 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                45.48
73 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                             46.06
74 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago         46.27
75 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                   46.46
76 Robert Retschke (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                   47.22
77 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                 48.24
78 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Navigators Insurance          49.01
79 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare        49.18
80 Rodney Green (RSA) South Africa                        51.12
81 Frank Van Kuik (Ned) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                 51.28
82 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni         52.07
83 Tomas Konechy (Cze) Wiesenhof Akud                     52.35
84 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni         53.55
85 Matt Brammeier (GBr) Great Britain                     54.03
86 David Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago           54.08
87 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                  54.14
88 Frederik Penne (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                 54.23
89 Carl Naibo (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                       55.00
90 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                55.59
91 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) LPR                              56.42
92 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                            57.25
93 Shawn Milne (USA) Navigators Insurance                 57.31
94 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                   58.45
95 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                          1.00.45
96 Jeremy Maartens (RSA) South Africa                   1.00.47
97 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                 1.01.21
98 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance         1.01.28
99 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                     1.02.30
100 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare     1.02.48
101 Jacques Fullard (RSA) South Africa                  1.04.53
102 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                          1.05.04
103 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                           1.11.19
104 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Great Britain                  1.13.46
105 Oleg Grishkine (Rus) Navigators Insurance           1.16.00
Points classification
1 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                      71 pts
2 José Serpa (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                43
3 Elio Aggiano (Ita) LPR                                     35
4 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni        34
5 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) LPR                                  33
6 David McCann (Irl) Giant-Asia                              32
7 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                  32
8 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare            30
9 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                   29
10 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                 28
11 Erki Pütsep (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                         27
12 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                        26
13 Yohann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                26
14 David George (RSA) South Africa                           25
15 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago             25
16 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Great Britain                        25
17 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare       24
18 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole                         23
19 Russell Downing (GBr) Great Britain                       23
20 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) LPR                                23
21 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni           22
22 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                   22
23 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                      20
24 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                              20
25 Xavier Tondi Volpini (Spa) Relax-Gam                      19
26 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                                 18
27 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                       17
28 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Navigators Insurance              16
29 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                15
30 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                               14
31 Gene Bates (Aus) LPR                                      14
32 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                   14
33 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                    13
34 Raul Garcia De Mateos (Spa) Relax-Gam                     13
35 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                    13
36 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                     12
37 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago            12
38 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                            11
39 Angel Vallejo Dominguez (Spa) Relax-Gam                   11
40 Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa                            10
41 Jean Claude Lebeau (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago          10
42 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago            10
43 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                       8
44 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                  7
45 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                 6
46 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                     6
47 Corey Sweet (Aus) Wiesenhof Akud                           6
48 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Wiesenhof Akud                       5
49 Frederik Penne (Bel) Yawadoo Colba-Abm                     5
50 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                       5
51 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare            5
52 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                    4
53 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                            4
54 Julio Alberto Perez (Mex) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare        4
55 Matt Brammeier (GBr) Great Britain                         4
56 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                         3
57 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                          3
58 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                    3
59 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare            2
60 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain                         2
61 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni             2
62 David Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago               2
63 Shawn Milne (USA) Navigators Insurance                     2
64 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) LPR                                1
65 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                          1
66 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                            1
67 Roger Beuchat (Swi) LPR                                    1
Mountains classification
1 David George (RSA) South Africa                            37 pts
2 Darren Lill (RSA) South Africa                             35
3 Jose Miguel Elias Galindo (Spa) Relax-Gam                  30
4 David McCann (Irl) Giant-Asia                              28
5 José Serpa (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                25
6 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) LPR                                 24
7 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole                          23
8 Edward Clancy (GBr) Great Britain                          20
9 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                   18
10 Walter Pedraza (Col) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni           14
11 Gene Bates (Aus) LPR                                      14
12 Mark Walters (Can) Navigators Insurance                   12
13 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Selle Italia Diquigiovanni       11
14 Cesar Grajales (Col) Navigators Insurance                 10
15 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) LPR                                7
16 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recyling.Co.Uk                         6
Asian rider classification
1 Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant-Asia                      25.03.34
2 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Japan                             2.02
3 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                           4.05
4 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Wismilak                            7.37
5 Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant-Asia                         10.08
6 Vyacheslav Dyadichkin (Kaz) Équipe Asia                 10.20
7 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                           11.38
8 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                      18.12
9 Wawan Setyo Budi (Ina) Wismilak                         20.51
10 Ali Ahmad Falani (Mas) Malaysia                        21.23
11 Ahmad Lutfi Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia                      21.27
12 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Casino Filipino                  21.29
13 Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant-Asia                          22.59
14 Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Équipe Asia                        25.41
15 Sulisttiyono Sulisttiyono (Ina) Wismilak               26.21
16 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Équipe Asia                       26.52
17 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant-Asia                      29.36
18 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                             31.57
19 Aziz Md Saiful Anuar (Mas) Équipe Asia                 34.15
20 Sherwin Carrera (Phi) Casino Filipino                  40.05
21 Takum Beppu (Jpn) Japan                                41.50
22 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Japan                            43.16
23 Albert Primero (Phi) Casino Filipino                   44.36
24 Zahit Sayuti (Mas) Malaysia                            46.36
25 Bernardo Luzon (Phi) Casino Filipino                   47.12
26 Wilbowo Adi (Ina) Wismilak                             50.55
27 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Japan                              57.10
Teams classification
1 Selle Italia Diquigiovanni                           74.37.41
2 Credit Agricole                                          3.48
3 South Africa                                            10.31
4 Recyling.Co.Uk                                          31.58
5 Bouygues Telecom                                        37.46
6 Giant-Asia                                              38.03
7 Relax-Gam                                               38.06
8 Navigators Insurance                                    47.31
9 LPR                                                     54.17
10 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                              1.01.27
11 Japan                                                1.03.19
12 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                            1.11.34
13 AG2R Prevoyance                                      1.11.46
14 Wiesenhof Akud                                       1.18.42
15 Malaysia                                             1.18.43
16 Wismilak                                             1.26.42
17 Great Britain                                        1.29.40
18 Équipe Asia                                          1.33.03
19 Yawadoo Colba-Abm                                    2.04.53
20 Casino Filipino                                      2.14.39
Asian teams classification
1 Japan                                                75.41.00
2 Giant-Asia                                               1.43
3 Malaysia                                                15.24
4 Wismilak                                                23.23
5 Équipe Asia                                             29.44
6 Casino Filipino                                       1.11.20

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