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41st Tirreno-Adriatico - ProT

Italy, March 8-14, 2006

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Stage 1 - March 8: Tivoli – Tivoli, 167 km

Bettini is the best

By Tim Maloney, European Editor

Paolo Bettini (Quick.Step)
Photo ©: Roberto Bettini
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Since his disappointing ride in last year's World Championships when Quick.Step's Paolo Bettini had to defer to Alessandro Petacchi, the compact, powerful Olympic champion has been hungry for victory. Last October, right after the World's, Bettini grabbed the classic Giro di Lombardia and has already notched two wins this season. Today the in-form Bettini gobbled up Stage 1 of the 41st edition of Tirreno-Adriatico in Tivoli for win #3 with a brilliant uphill sprint ahead of Team Milram's Erik Zabel.

A clearly delighted Paolo Bettini told RAI-TV's Alessandra DiStefano after his stage win, "I wanted to win today and every one knew it. Everyone was watching me and it's great when you can win like this. I think once again that it show how good my teammates are, from old pro Bramati and everybody else. We didn't do anything wrong today. With a rider like Pippo Pozzato as the last man, it's hard to get the rest wrong. We're off to a good start."

Although today was Zabel's seventh second place this season Team Milram, the 35 year old German had a solid ride. His main leadout man was teammate Ale-Jet Petacchi, who knew already that the uphill finish wasn't for him. Petacchi explained, "Erik knows this finish well and he's got great legs right now, especially on the climbs. So I tried to work for him to help him win. He helped me win the other day in Lucca so I'll work for him. The only way we could win was to make Quick.Step work because we knew that Paolo (Bettini) was the man beat. In any case, Erik rode great today. With 1km to go, he was a bit behind and came up fast. Yes, he lost, but he lost to Bettini who is the best in the world for this kind of finish. So I'm willing to do what it takes to help my teammate win."

How it unfolded

Filippo Simeoni (Naturino)
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Tirreno-Adriatico, fondly called the race between two seas, goes from Italy's west coast to east coast and is always the antipasto for the main course of Milano-Sanremo that comes every St.Joseph's Day, Saturday, March 18. Today the seven stage, 1090km race started in the pretty hill town of Tivoli, east of Rome. On a sunny, almost springlike morning in Tivoli, 200 riders took the start at 11:43. After 4km on the first climb to Marcellina, local lad (and Lance Armstrong's bestia nero Filippo Simeoni of Naturino attacked solo and was then joined 13km later near Palombara Sabina by two riders, neo-pros Priamo (Panaria Ceramiche) and Jose Gil Rojas (Liberty Seguros). The trio took their space as the peloton was more interested in enjoying the fine weather than racing.

After 44km, the three fugitives gained their maximum advantage of 9'50, but with 123km still to race, the gruppo still wasn't interested in breaking a sweat. At the GPM in the small Latina village of Forano centro after 63.2km, it was Priamo, Rojas Gil and Simeoni across the line, with Marzoli (Acqua e Sapone) leading the gruppo at 9'38. But after that point, the chasers began to crank up the chase tempo ever so slowly.

Alessandro Petacchi (Milram)
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At the intermediate sprint in Monterotondo with 31km left to race, Rojas Gil took the points ahead of Priamo and Simeoni on a sunny, crystal clear afternoon while big Mauro Facci (Barloworld) was on the front 3'22 behind, but most of the chase tempo was being ridden by Lampre-Fondital and Team Milram.

With 20km to go, the trio now had less than two minutes and with big Paolo Fornaciari (Lampre-Fondital) riding tempo on the front with Team Milram, the break was coming back slowly but surely. Approaching Tivoli with 10km to go, the three fugitives were less than one minute ahead of the now Team Milram-led gruppo, who were riding for Erik Zabel due to the uphill finish. The last 3km were uphill with 5-6% grade and the pace was high in the chase group. Paolo Bettini and his Quick.Step boys were looking to keep il Grillo in position to win, while last year's T-A winner Oscar Freire was hoping to test his legs against the best after being off the scene with injury.

A happy grillo
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After 130km of break, the escapees were caught as the first slopes of the final climb approached. Belgian champ Baguet took off to soften things up for Bettini's attack, but Ascani (Naturino) countered. Suddenly a blue streak named Petacchi closed the move down, and then Pozzato came up as stopper. It was a Milram-Quick.Step donnybrook, until Rabobank took a few swings with Michael Boogerd and Juan Antonio Flecha working for Freire. Agnoli (Naturino) then hit the front but there was still a big group together. Bettini went after the talented young Naturino rider, then Andrea Moletta brought Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner) alongside and Bettini got some shelter, then made his winning move for the line with 200m to go. Zabel came from behind but there was no getting by Bettini today, with Credit Agricole's Viking Thor Hushovd closing fast to come in third.

Bettini donned the red and yellow leader's jersey of Tirreno-Adriatico and looks likely to keep it until Sunday's 20km ITT in Servigliano sorts out the classifica generale further.

Photography

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Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Images by Roberto Bettini/www.bettiniphoto.net

Results

1 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                4.08.55 (40.254 km/h)
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram                                    
3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                              
4 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team L.P.R.                             
5 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                              
6 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                 
7 Alessandr Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                          
8 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                   
9 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       
10 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank                              
11 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Barloworld                                 
12 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              
13 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Acqua Sapone                           
14 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                   
15 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                 
16 Alexander Arekeev (Rus) Acqua Sapone                           
17 Massimili Gentili (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                
18 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                  
19 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team       
20 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
21 Uros Murn (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
22 Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                 
23 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone    
24 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) T-Mobile Team                           
25 Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                               
26 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                       
27 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                  
28 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     
29 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                      
30 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
31 Steffen Wesemann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                           
32 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
33 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                              
34 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                      
35 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team              
36 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            
37 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  
38 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                 
39 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                   
40 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                   
41 Christian Gasperoni (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare              
42 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                              
43 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears       
44 Cyrille Monnerais (Fra) Française des Jeux                     
45 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Acqua Sapone                                
46 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  
47 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld                                   
48 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                      
49 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Team Milram                                 
50 Mauricio Soler (Col) Acqua Sapone                              
51 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team              
52 Victor Hu Pena Grisales (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems           
53 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                       
54 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) T-Mobile Team                              
55 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                               
56 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone           
57 Guido Trentin (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       
58 Christoph Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                       
59 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          
60 Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française des Jeux                      
61 Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita) Team L.P.R.                            
62 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Phonak Hearing Systems                    
63 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      
64 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team         
65 Thomas Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      
66 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                             
67 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone         
68 Pedro Arreitunandia (Spa) Barloworld                           
69 Sebastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                        
70 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                 
71 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                          
72 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone        
73 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R Prevoyance                           
74 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                        
75 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team                             
76 Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                          
77 Luca Ascani (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                      
78 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears             
79 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) Team L.P.R.                             
80 Gregory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                      
81 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                          
82 Juan Anto Flecha Gianonni (Spa) Rabobank                       
83 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                0.16
84 Paul Crake (Aus) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                       
85 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    
86 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux                     0.19
87 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team         0.22
88 Joseba Albizu (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      0.29
89 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Rabobank                                  
90 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas                                  
91 Paride Grillo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                  
92 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              
93 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                   
94 Michele Maccanti (Ita) Team L.P.R.                             
95 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
96 Alessandr Petacchi (Ita) Team Milram                           
97 Luis Perez Rodriguez (Spa) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone    
98 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) AG2R Prevoyance                          
99 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                    
100 Daniele Contrini (Ita) Team L.P.R.                            
101 Stephan Schreck (Ger) T-Mobile Team                           
102 Sascha Urweider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                  
103 Ruben Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
104 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team               
105 Christoph Mengin (Fra) Française des Jeux                     
106 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears        0.38
107 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone       0.43
108 Marco Velo (Ita) Team Milram                                  
109 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld                             
110 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Française des Jeux                        
111 Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                       
112 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears         
113 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Barloworld                            
114 Mark Scanlon (Irl) AG2R Prevoyance                            
115 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare           
116 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team CSC                                
117 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team CSC                              
118 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Credit Agricole                      0.56
119 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
120 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                  
121 Franck Renier (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          
122 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
123 Frank Hoj (Den) Gerolsteiner                                  
124 Mickael Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                       
125 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                          
126 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole                       1.03
127 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                
128 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC                          1.11
129 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
130 David Herrero (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
131 Mads Christensen (Den) Barloworld                             
132 Frederic Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone         
133 Viatchesl Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team     
134 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
135 Alessandr Spezialetti (Ita) Liquigas                          
136 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                         
137 Serge Baguet (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                      
138 Benat Albizuri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        
139 Andrus Aug (Est) Acqua Sapone                                 
140 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare           1.22
141 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team       1.25
142 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team       
143 Gene Bates (Aus) Team L.P.R.                                  
144 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Acqua Sapone                      1.39
145 Simone Masciareli (Ita) Acqua Sapone                          
146 Jose Joaqin Rojas Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team    1.44
147 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team        
148 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                       
149 Iker Leonet Iza (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears          
150 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
151 Mauro Facci (Ita) Barloworld                                  
152 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                              
153 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                
154 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                  
155 Ren‚ Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                           
156 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       
157 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                   
158 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Team Milram                            
159 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                            
160 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears           
161 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare               
162 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                                   
163 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   
164 Henk Vogels (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                         2.17
165 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            
166 Alessandr Cortinovis (Ita) Team Milram                        
167 Luciano A Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir               
168 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram                             
169 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                               
170 Bram Schmitz (Ned) T-Mobile Team                              
171 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           
172 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                          
173 Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Team Milram                            
174 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                      
175 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                        
176 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                      
177 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Liquigas                                 
178 Davide Bramati (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                    
179 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua Sapone                           
180 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                           
181 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                         
182 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                          
183 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare             3.37
184 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                3.50
185 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                    
186 Enrico Degano (Ita) Barloworld                            4.34
187 Matteo Priamo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                 
188 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                         
189 Marco Milesi (Ita) Liquigas                                   
190 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2R Prevoyance                       6.03
191 Sergio Marinangeli (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare          6.13
192 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone       8.17
193 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) Team L.P.R.                         8.26
194 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R Prevoyance                      8.58
195 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Credit Agricole                           
196 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                            9.19
197 Andreas Kloden (Ger) T-Mobile Team                            
198 Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  
199 Isaac Galvez Lopez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears  
DNF José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears 
 
General classification after stage 1
 
1 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                4.08.45
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram                                0.04
3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                          0.06
4 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team L.P.R.                         0.10
5 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                              
6 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                 
7 Alessandr Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                          
8 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                   
9 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       
10 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank                              
11 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Barloworld                                 
12 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              
13 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Acqua Sapone                           
14 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                   
15 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                 
16 Alexander Arekeev (Rus) Acqua Sapone                           
17 Massimili Gentili (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                
18 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                  
19 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team       
20 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
21 Uros Murn (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
22 Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                 
23 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone    
24 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) T-Mobile Team                           
25 Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                               
26 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                       
27 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                  
28 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     
29 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                      
30 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
31 Steffen Wesemann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                           
32 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
33 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                              
34 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                      
35 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team              
36 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            
37 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  
38 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                 
39 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                   
40 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                   
41 Christian Gasperoni (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare              
42 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                              
43 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears       
44 Cyrille Monnerais (Fra) Française des Jeux                     
45 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Acqua Sapone                                
46 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  
47 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld                                   
48 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                      
49 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Team Milram                                 
50 Mauricio Soler (Col) Acqua Sapone                              
51 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team              
52 Victor Hu Pena Grisales (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems           
53 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                       
54 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) T-Mobile Team                              
55 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                               
56 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone           
57 Guido Trentin (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       
58 Christoph Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                       
59 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          
60 Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française des Jeux                      
61 Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita) Team L.P.R.                            
62 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Phonak Hearing Systems                    
63 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      
64 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team         
65 Thomas Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      
66 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                             
67 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone         
68 Pedro Arreitunandia (Spa) Barloworld                           
69 Sebastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                        
70 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                 
71 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                          
72 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone        
73 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R Prevoyance                           
74 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                        
75 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team                             
76 Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                          
77 Luca Ascani (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                      
78 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears             
79 Massimo Iannetti (Ita) Team L.P.R.                             
80 Gregory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                      
81 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                          
82 Juan Anto Flecha Gianonni (Spa) Rabobank                       
83 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                0.26
84 Paul Crake (Aus) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                       
85 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    
86 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux                     0.29
87 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team         0.32
88 Joseba Albizu (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      0.39
89 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Rabobank                                  
90 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas                                  
91 Paride Grillo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                  
92 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              
93 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                   
94 Michele Maccanti (Ita) Team L.P.R.                             
95 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
96 Alessandr Petacchi (Ita) Team Milram                           
97 Luis Perez Rodriguez (Spa) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone    
98 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) AG2R Prevoyance                          
99 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                    
100 Daniele Contrini (Ita) Team L.P.R.                            
101 Stephan Schreck (Ger) T-Mobile Team                           
102 Sascha Urweider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                  
103 Ruben Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
104 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team               
105 Christoph Mengin (Fra) Française des Jeux                     
106 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears        0.48
107 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone       0.53
108 Marco Velo (Ita) Team Milram                                  
109 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld                             
110 Ludovic Auger (Fra) Française des Jeux                        
111 Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                       
112 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears         
113 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Barloworld                            
114 Mark Scanlon (Irl) AG2R Prevoyance                            
115 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare           
116 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team CSC                                
117 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team CSC                              
118 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Credit Agricole                      1.06
119 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
120 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                  
121 Franck Renier (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          
122 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
123 Frank Hoj (Den) Gerolsteiner                                  
124 Mickael Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                       
125 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                          
126 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole                       1.13
127 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                
128 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC                          1.21
129 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
130 David Herrero (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
131 Mads Christensen (Den) Barloworld                             
132 Frederic Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone         
133 Viatchesl Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team     
134 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
135 Alessandr Spezialetti (Ita) Liquigas                          
136 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                         
137 Serge Baguet (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                      
138 Benat Albizuri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        
139 Andrus Aug (Est) Acqua Sapone                                 
140 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare           1.32
141 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team       1.35
142 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team       
143 Gene Bates (Aus) Team L.P.R.                                  
144 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Acqua Sapone                      1.49
145 Simone Masciareli (Ita) Acqua Sapone                          
146 Jose Joaqin Rojas Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team    1.51
147 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team    1.54
148 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux                       
149 Iker Leonet Iza (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears          
150 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
151 Mauro Facci (Ita) Barloworld                                  
152 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                              
153 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                
154 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                  
155 Ren‚ Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                           
156 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       
157 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                   
158 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Team Milram                            
159 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                            
160 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears           
161 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare               
162 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                                   
163 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   
164 Henk Vogels (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                         2.27
165 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            
166 Alessandr Cortinovis (Ita) Team Milram                        
167 Luciano A Pagliarini (Bra) Saunier Duval-Prodir               
168 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram                             
169 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                               
170 Bram Schmitz (Ned) T-Mobile Team                              
171 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           
172 Laurent Mangel (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                          
173 Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Team Milram                            
174 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                      
175 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                        
176 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                      
177 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Liquigas                                 
178 Davide Bramati (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                    
179 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua Sapone                           
180 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                           
181 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                         
182 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                          
183 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare             3.46
184 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                4.00
185 Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                    
186 Matteo Priamo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare             4.42
187 Enrico Degano (Ita) Barloworld                            4.44
188 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                         
189 Marco Milesi (Ita) Liquigas                                   
190 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2R Prevoyance                       6.13
191 Sergio Marinangeli (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare          6.23
192 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone       8.27
193 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) Team L.P.R.                         8.36
194 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R Prevoyance                      9.08
195 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Credit Agricole                           
196 Sven Krauss (Ger) Gerolsteiner                            9.29
197 Andreas Kloden (Ger) T-Mobile Team                            
198 Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  
199 Isaac Galvez Loopez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears      
 
Points classification
 
1 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                     12 pts
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram                                  10
3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                             8
4 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team L.P.R.                            7
5 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                             6
6 Jose Joaqin Rojas Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team         5
7 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                5
8 Alessandr Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                         4
9 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                  3
10 Matteo Priamo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                 3
11 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                     2
12 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                 2
13 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank                             1
14 Mauro Facci (Ita) Barloworld                                  1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Matteo Priamo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                  5 pts
2 Jose Joaqin Rojas Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team         3
3 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                  2
4 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                          1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Gerolsteiner                                            12.26.45
2 Team CSC                                                        
3 Credit Agricole                                                 
4 Acqua Sapone                                                    
5 Saunier Duval-Prodir                                            
6 Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                                      
7 Rabobank                                                        
8 Phonak Hearing Systems                                          
9 Naturino-Sapore Di Mare                                         
10 T-Mobile Team                                                  
11 Lampre-Fondital                                                
12 Barloworld                                                     
13 Française des Jeux                                             
14 Team L.P.R.                                                    
15 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                             
16 Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                               
17 Liquigas                                                   0.16
18 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                          0.29
19 Team Milram                                                    
20 Quick Step-Innergetic                                          
21 Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                      
22 AG2R Prevoyance                                                
23 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                             0.38
24 Davitamon-Lotto                                            1.44
25 Bouygues Telecom                                           1.52

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