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Stage 12 - Friday, July 14: Luchon - Carcassonne, 211 km

Popovych crusades to Carcassonne

By Hedwig Kröner in Carcassonne, with additional reporting from Brecht Decaluwé and Tim Maloney

Yaroslav Popovych (Discovery Channel)
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Discovery Channel's youngster Yaroslav Popovych scored a big victory today in medieval Carcassonne, making up for his team's recent disappointments in this Tour de France. The young Ukrainian went out on his very own crusade and attacked his breakaway companions in the final kilometres towards the historic city, and took the victory after 211 kilometres of racing. Italian Alessandro Ballan (Lampre) placed second, with double stage winner Oscar Freire (Rabobank) coming through the finish third - just in time before torrential rain cooled down the town that was baking under 40 degree heat.

"This morning when I stepped out of the team bus, Johan (Bruyneel) told us that we now had to try and win a stage... and that was exactly what we did," said the 26 year-old in the finish. "So I think I can be happy today.

"My most beautiful victory was when I won the World Championships in the U23 category," Popovych continued. "It was more important to me because the emotion was very different. You're standing on a podium and you hear the national anthem of your country. This victory comes in as a nice second, though!"

Alessandro Ballan (Lampre-Fondital)
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Popovych, Ballan, Freire and Frenchman Christophe Le Mevel (Crédit Agricole) had been racing in front of the peloton for the last half of the stage, but the Phonak-led bunch kept a close eye on them. Nevertheless, today's stage winner moved up to tenth position at 4'15 behind GC leader Floyd Landis (Phonak).

"We'll have to see what happens in the next stages," Popovych replied when asked if he thought he could make a difference on GC now. "If I'm still as bad in the Alps as I was in the Pyrenees then of course, I don't have a chance. There’s still a long way to Paris."

Fast man Freire used this opportunity to grab a few sprint bonuses along the way. The Spaniard now sits in second behind Robbie McEwen (Davitamon-Lotto) in the maillot vert , but didn't try to go for the points at today's finish line. When Popovych attacked, the Spaniard chose to stay in Ballan's wheel instead of chasing the Ukrainian down.

"No, not at all," explained Popovych when journalists asked him whether there had been an agreement between him and the Rabo rider. "I attacked because it was impossible for me to win over Freire in the sprint. I didn't have another option if I wanted to win the stage. Maybe Freire didn't react because he wanted to see what Ballan was doing. The circumstances were just like that during the race, so that was in my advantage."

Christophe Le Mevel (Credit Agricole)
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In the finale, Frenchman Le Mevel was the first to concede to the overall high pace of today's stage, taking place in the blisteringly hot département Aude. When Popovych charged to the first of his merciless attacks with 8 clicks to go, the Crédit Agricole rider knew his time was up.

"My legs just hurt so much; I couldn't react when Popovych left," a disillusioned Le Mevel told the press at the finish. "I'm disappointed, but it just wasn't possible. These three were just too strong, and they were not nobodies. I should have been able to attack, but it was also very, very hot, and I wasn't in the right rhythm."

Team Phonak and Yellow jersey wearer Floyd Landis were in charge of the field today across the bumpy roads coming down the Pyrenees. "It was a difficult day to control for me," said Landis in the finish. "Yesterday in the mountains was better... The problem was that there were always breaks with too many guys in them, and that other teams wanted to chase."

Indeed, stage 12 started fast and furious, with many break moves initiated, but soon destroyed by a raging bunch. One early jump included Robbie McEwen and Tom Boonen, who was plagued by light stomach troubles since yesterday. Boonen didn't appreciate the riding of his Australian rival in the break, saying it annihilated the escapists's chances.

Boonen and McEwen
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"Everybody was ready to work in that break to make it succeed," said the world champion, who later got his revenge on McEwen by winning the bunch sprint. "McEwen disturbed the flow by constantly coming up to the front and bringing down the rhythm. He was to one who ruined our break. I thought it was ridiculous."

Later, with the gap to the break of the day being down at a constant four minutes, many believed the sprinters' teams would collaborate to get the better of them before the finish line. But it wasn't to be, also because Quick.Step decided not to chase.

"I wasn't sure about a bunch sprint, as I'm not at a 100 percent because of those stomach problems," explained Boonen. "I didn't want to risk having my teammates work for me and not being able to finish it off. And I certainly didn't want anybody else take advantage of our work."

Asked if he now considered Popovych a threat, race leader Landis said, "No, I don't think so at the moment. He won the stage, congratulations to him. I don't think we are too worried about the classification with him now, but if he does it again, we have a problem."

How it unfolded

Aww, thanks Robbie.
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On a hot midday Friday, Stage 12 began in the Pyrenees spa town of Luchon at 12.16pm, with 165 riders starting on 14 Julliet, the French national holiday on the way to the beautiful walled city of Carcassonne. Stage 12 had 4 categorized climbs, the Cat 2 Col des Ares after 27 km, the Cat 4 Cote de Pujos after 47.5 km then two back to back Cat 4 ascents, the Cote de Paul de Pailhes (126.0 km) and Cote de Pamiers (136.0 km). Stage 12 also had two intermediate sprints in Caumont after 76.0 km and Mirepoix at the 162.0 km mark.

As always on 14 Julliet, the French were on the attack and just outside of Luchon, it was '05 Giro d'Italia stage winner Le Mevel (C.A) on the move. His attack provoked a large break with French champion Brard (Caisse d'Epargne), Jensy Voigt (CSC), Kopp (Gerolsteiner), De Groot (Rabobank), maillot vert Robbie McEwen and teammate Vansummeren (Davitamon), Bennati and Righi (Lampre), world champ Boonen (Quick.Steo), Moreni (Cofidis), Ventoso (Saunier Duval), Da Cruz (Française des Jeux), massive Maggie Bäckstedt (Liquigas) and Fedrigo (Bouygues). But the break never got more than 0'30 and was doomed as Phonak and T-Mobile chased them down after 20 km at the foot of the first climb of the day.

George Hincapie (Discovery)
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Spanish sprinter Galvez (Caisse d'Epargne) abandoned and as the Cat 2 Col des Ares began, Hincapie (Discovery), Voigt (CSC), Bennati (Lampre) and Pereiro (Caisse d'Epargne) counterattacked, but Rabobank's Chicken Rasmussen went peckin' for points at the GPM and the determined Dane took the honours. On the descent, another big break formed, including Hincapie, Voigt, Bennati, Pereiro, Rasmussen, Guerini (T-Mob), Goubert (AG2R), Cunego (Lampre), Hushovd (C.A), Verdugo (Euskaltel), Moncoutié, Chavanel and Moreni (Cofidis), Millar (Saunier) and Albasini (Liquigas), and as they approached the second climb of the day, the Cat 4 Cote de Pujos after 47.5 km, the 15 strong break had a 0'50 lead on the Davitamon-Lotto led peloton. The Belgian outfit had missed the break, while Discovery Channel's Paolo Savoldelli, who crashed on the descent of the Pla-de-Beret yesterday while returning to his hotel, abandoned after 42 km. Later in the stage, his Discovery Channel teammate Noval also abandoned.

Millar took the GPM points on the Cote de Pujos ahead of Rasmussen, but last year's TdF maillot á pois winner had gained enough points to get closer to the current maillot á pois David De la Fuente (Saunier Duval). It was a red hot afternoon with white hot racing as 46 km were raced in the first hour. The chase continued across the Haute-Garonne with about 1'00 between the break and the peloton, and as the escape passed into the Ariege departement, six riders sat up and waited for the peloton as they didn't think the break could stay away because Davitamon-Lotto wasn't going to let Bennati get away.

Le Mevel
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Hincapie, Voigt, Guerini, Goubert, Bennati, Verdugo, Moncoutié, Millar and Albasini kept on riding and sure enough at the day's first intermediate sprint, Bennati took the points in Caumont after 76.0 km. The break had been away for 50 km and had never gotten more than a 1'10" lead, and once Bouygues and Milram joined the chase, that spelled curtains for this escape. 10 km later after the feed zone in St.Girons with the peloton closing fast, Albasini attacked but it was futile as he and the remains of the break were brought back two clicks later. Peloton groupé with 125 km to race and the pace was still swift, with average speed for the second hour of Stage 12 at 47.2 km/h on the small, rolling roads of the Ariege.

After the peloton settled down for lunch, at the 98 km point on the descent of the Plantaurel hills, Freire (Rabobank), Ballan (Lampre), Popovych (Discovery) and Le Mevel (C.A.) attacked and had gained 0'30 after 102 km in Clermont. Davitamon-Lotto considered chasing Freire briefly, but decided to let him and his three companions go. Next up were the two back-to-back Cat 4 ascents, the Côte Du Pâl De Pailhes after 126.0 km and Cote de Pamiers 10 clicks later. Le Mevel took the first GPM while Popovych took the second and the Phonak led peloton was already almost 4 minutes in arrears. At the day's second intermediate sprint in Mirepoix, it was Freire who took the points with 49.5 km to race to Carcassonne.

The main bunch strung out
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The afternoon temps were 40 degrees as the break followed the baking asphalt ribbon towards the finish. Erik Zabel's Milram milkmen hit the front to relieve Phonak and the gap between the break and the peloton was stable at 4 minutes. As the front quartet hit the outskirts of Carcassonne in the last 10 km, the attacks started, with Popovych trying repeatedly to get away from the others and Ballan chasing him every time but one. That last attack with 3.5 km to go saw the Ukrainian talent finally cracking Ballan and riding to a solo win in Carcassonne, with Ballan, Freire and Le Mevel coming in about 0'30 behind the Ukrainian.

After yesterday's poor performance for Discovery Channel and today's abandons by Savoldelli and Noval, Popovych gave his team a much needed boost. Popovych was 26th on Thursday's mountain stage and lost 6'25 to maillot jaune Floyd Landis and dropped down to 23rd on GC, 9'00 behind the lead, but today, Popo clawed back half of his losses and won his first Tour de France stage and fifth career pro win. Popovych is currently in 10th on GC, 4'15 behind Landis and Discovery Channel's best placed rider in the 2006 Tour de France.

Stage 13 - Saturday, July 15: Béziers-Montélimar, 231 km

Le Tour's longest day is a flat to rolling stage from the seacoast through the hot rocky vineyards of Herault, Gard and the Ardeche that finishes in the sweet, nougaty town of Montélimar. Stage 13 should be a day long struggle between sprinters teams and escape artists who will try to hang on for the win, but as on Stage 9, the competition for the maillot vert may bring it all together in the end, where Big Bad Belgian Boonen will try to finally turn the tables on Killer Kangaroo McEwen. But don't count out Lampre-Fondital's cannonball Toto Commesso, who will be on the hunt for his third career Tour de France stage win in Montélimar.


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1 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                            4.34.58 (46.151 km/h)
2 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 0.27
3 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                             0.29
4 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                               0.35
5 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                  4.25
6 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                         
7 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                       
8 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                                     
9 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                       
10 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                         
11 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                                
12 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                              
13 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                                   
14 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                                 
15 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           
16 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                      
17 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                              
18 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                
19 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
20 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                                  
21 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          
22 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                              
23 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          
24 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                         
25 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                        
26 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                               
27 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    
28 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                             
29 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    
30 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis                                                 
31 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                     
32 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                              
33 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                        
34 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                    
35 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                               
36 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                  
37 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                        
38 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                                    
39 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    
40 Benoît Salmon (Fra) Agritubel                                              
41 David Canada (Spa) Saunier Duval                                           
42 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                                  
43 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                               
44 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                             
45 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                         
46 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                         
47 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                                    
48 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                         
49 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                        
50 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                      
51 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                   
52 Julian Dean (NZl) Crédit Agricole                                          
53 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                            
54 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                      
55 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                          
56 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                                
57 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                    
58 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
59 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                       
60 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                                
61 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    
62 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                
63 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak                                
64 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   
65 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                              4.40
66 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                      
67 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                 
68 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel                                       
69 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
70 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                             
71 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                    
72 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                         
73 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                      
74 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                       
75 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel                                      
76 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                      
77 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                                    
78 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     
79 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  4.44
80 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
81 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                            
82 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                          
83 Patxi Vila (Spa) Lampre-Fondital                                           
84 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                              
85 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                                  
86 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                            
87 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick-Step-Innergetic                             
88 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                         
89 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Milram                                                  
90 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis                                              
91 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                    
92 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2R-Prevoyance                                        
93 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      
94 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    
95 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak                                               
96 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile                                             
97 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                              
98 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    
99 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval                                           
100 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                        
101 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                              
102 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                   
103 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                
104 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                        
105 Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears           
106 Florent Brard (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                        
107 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       
108 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                           
109 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     
110 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                  
111 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Agritubel                                           
112 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           
113 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                      
114 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
115 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                             
116 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                             
117 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                           
118 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                             
119 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                              
120 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                           
121 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                          
122 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
123 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas                                           
124 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                            4.56
125 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                                
126 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                                           
127 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                              
128 Viatscheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                           5.02
129 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                      5.05
130 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                
131 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                         
132 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                      5.12
133 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                          5.13
134 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak                                                 
135 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak                                             
136 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                           
137 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                                             
138 José Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval                                      
139 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                    
140 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   
141 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     
142 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis                                              
143 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     
144 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    
145 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Phonak                                             
146 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak                                                
147 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                        5.23
148 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               5.31
149 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak                                           6.05
150 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                              6.48
151 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                      12.04
152 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                 12.07
153 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                             
154 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                        
155 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval                                       
156 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                           
157 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       
158 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Milram                                              
159 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                      
160 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                   
DNF Benjamin Noval (Spa) Discovery Channel                                    
DNF Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel                                  
DNF Isaac Galvez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                         
DNF José Alberto Martinez (Spa) Agritubel                                     
DNF Samuel Plouhinec (Fra) Agritubel                                          
1 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                 25 pts
2 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   22
3 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                               20
4 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                 18
5 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                    16
6 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                       15
7 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                     14
8 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                                   13
9 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                     12
10 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                       11
11 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                              10
12 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             9
13 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                                  8
14 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                                7
15 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          6
16 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                     5
17 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                             4
18 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               3
19 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       2
20 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                                 1
Col Des Ares - Cat. 2, km 27
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                          10 pts
2 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                    9
3 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                         8
4 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                      7
5 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                  6
6 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                            5
Côte De Pujos - Cat. 4, km 47.5
1 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                           3 pts
2 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                           2
3 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                         1
Côte Du Pâl De Pailhes - Cat. 4, km 126
1 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                  3 pts
2 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                                2
3 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                  1
Côte De Pamiers - Cat. 4, km 136
1 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                  3 pts
2 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                  2
3 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    1
Caumont, km 76
1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                      6 pts
2 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                            4
3 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                    2
Mirepoix, km 162
1 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                                6 pts
2 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    4
3 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                  2
Young rider
1 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                4.39.23
2 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            
3 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                                     
4 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                    
5 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                      
6 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                 
7 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                               0.15
8 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                  
9 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                        
10 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                          0.19
11 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                    
12 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                              
13 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                              
14 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                               
15 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                             0.31
16 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                               
17 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                           0.48
18 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                     
19 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                    
20 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                1.06
21 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                     7.42
22 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                            
23 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
Most combative
1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                       
1 Discovery Channel Team                                              13.53.44
2 Lampre-Fondital                                                         0.27
3 Rabobank                                                                0.29
4 Credit Agricole                                                         0.35
5 Gerolsteiner                                                            4.25
6 Davitamon - Lotto                                                           
7 Quick Step - Innergetic                                                     
8 T-Mobile Team                                                               
9 Phonak Hearing Systems                                                      
10 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                                     
11 Team CSC                                                                   
12 Cofidis Credit Par Telephone                                               
13 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                        
14 Team Milram                                                                
15 AG2R Prevoyance                                                            
16 Agritubel                                                                  
17 Francaise Des Jeux                                                         
18 Liquigas                                                               4.44
19 Bouygues Telecom                                                       4.55
20 Caisse D’Epargne-Illes Balears                                         5.03
General classification after stage 12
1 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                           53.57.30
2 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      0.08
3 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                            1.01
4 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                       1.17
5 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                            1.52
6 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                           2.29
7 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                           3.22
8 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                     3.33
9 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 3.44
10 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                              4.15
11 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       4.17
12 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                4.26
13 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                        5.38
14 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                     5.39
15 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                         5.54
16 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                     6.47
17 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                6.52
18 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  7.07
19 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel                                   7.42
20 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                        8.30
21 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                           8.37
22 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                               8.39
23 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                   9.37
24 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                 11.18
25 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                               11.35
26 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                13.07
27 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                   13.41
28 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               14.03
29 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 14.16
30 Benoît Salmon (Fra) Agritubel                                         14.35
31 Patxi Vila (Spa) Lampre-Fondital                                      15.25
32 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  16.32
33 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval                                   16.34
34 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     18.14
35 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                      18.15
36 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval                                      19.51
37 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                    20.44
38 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                               22.49
39 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                               22.59
40 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               24.43
41 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                25.50
42 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                       26.57
43 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                             27.07
44 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Milram                                          27.13
45 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                         27.18
46 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                    28.50
47 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     28.52
48 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                       29.28
49 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                30.33
50 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                 31.12
51 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                 31.26
52 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                31.33
53 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak                           31.59
54 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                       32.51
55 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile                                        33.14
56 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2R-Prevoyance                                   33.26
57 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   33.36
58 José Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval                                  34.55
59 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                               35.02
60 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                         35.17
61 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                                         35.41
62 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                              35.56
63 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    36.25
64 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                        37.06
65 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak                                          38.31
66 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                38.58
67 David Canada (Spa) Saunier Duval                                      39.36
68 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                               39.45
69 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 41.55
70 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               42.13
71 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                        42.31
72 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 43.45
73 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                      43.57
74 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                          44.06
75 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     44.27
76 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel                                 44.29
77 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                         44.38
78 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                 44.47
79 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                             45.04
80 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               45.25
81 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                         45.38
82 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  46.22
83 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              46.29
84 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                          46.38
85 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   46.53
86 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                             47.34
87 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 48.10
88 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                            49.26
89 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       49.41
90 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                           50.33
91 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Agritubel                                       51.38
92 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                52.08
93 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                52.32
94 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                    53.32
95 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                         53.36
96 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak                                         55.10
97 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Milram                                             55.27
98 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                    56.35
99 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                            57.07
100 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                           57.21
101 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak                                            57.29
102 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                             58.10
103 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                              58.15
104 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                    58.37
105 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                          58.39
106 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                            58.41
107 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                        58.59
108 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                              59.34
109 Viatscheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                          59.51
110 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               59.56
111 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              1.00.57
112 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                          1.01.28
113 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                1.02.59
114 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                    1.03.54
115 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                               1.03.58
116 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick-Step-Innergetic                     1.04.23
117 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak                                         1.04.41
118 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                       1.05.02
119 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                            1.05.24
120 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                1.06.13
121 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis                                       1.06.26
122 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              1.06.27
123 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                    1.07.04
124 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                1.07.48
125 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                 1.07.50
126 Florent Brard (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                 1.08.36
127 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      1.08.40
128 Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears    1.09.02
129 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                        1.09.17
130 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                 1.10.26
131 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                    1.10.53
132 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                            1.11.21
133 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Phonak                                      1.11.35
134 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak                                        1.11.39
135 Julian Dean (NZl) Crédit Agricole                                  1.12.11
136 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                        1.13.38
137 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas                                    1.14.32
138 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                           1.15.06
139 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis                                      1.15.08
140 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            1.15.26
141 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                     1.16.27
142 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                              1.17.07
143 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                   1.19.08
144 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                         1.19.09
145 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis                                         1.19.13
146 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                      1.20.21
147 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                       1.20.47
148 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                         1.20.57
149 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                    1.21.53
150 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            1.22.47
151 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                        1.27.36
152 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               1.27.43
153 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                         1.29.11
154 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            1.29.51
155 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                1.32.05
156 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Crédit Agricole                             1.32.36
157 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                        1.32.39
158 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                                    1.36.58
159 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              1.41.34
160 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                            1.49.08
Points classification
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                      232 pts
2 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                              207
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                   204
4 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    183
5 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                                  161
6 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                       145
7 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                              136
8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                                  127
9 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                    107
10 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           103
11 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      99
12 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                               98
13 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                            71
14 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                            67
15 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                  48
16 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  46
17 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                     46
18 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                            43
19 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                40
20 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                                40
21 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    39
22 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                         39
23 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    38
24 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   34
25 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                            34
26 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                            33
27 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis                                               33
28 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                                32
29 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                           32
30 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                  31
31 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                          31
32 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                        28
33 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    26
34 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                          25
35 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                                  25
36 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                   24
37 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    24
38 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        24
39 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                23
40 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                             22
41 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        22
42 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak                              21
43 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                      20
44 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                    20
45 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                20
46 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                           20
47 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                          20
48 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                20
49 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                              19
50 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                       18
51 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         18
52 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                       17
53 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                       17
54 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                               16
55 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                  16
56 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                              16
57 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile                                           15
58 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  15
59 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  15
60 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  14
61 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                             14
62 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                       14
63 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                    13
64 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                                          13
65 Florent Brard (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       12
66 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                              12
67 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Milram                                             11
68 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak                                               11
69 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                          10
70 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                           10
71 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   10
72 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       10
73 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                             10
74 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                       10
75 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   9
76 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                      9
77 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                                 9
78 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                9
79 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                         8
80 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                              8
81 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                                  8
82 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                        7
83 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                   6
84 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    6
85 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                   6
86 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                6
87 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   6
88 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                     5
89 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                           4
90 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    4
91 David Canada (Spa) Saunier Duval                                          4
92 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                          4
93 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                              4
94 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                             4
95 Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears           4
96 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                           3
97 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                              3
98 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                           2
99 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    2
100 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak                                            2
101 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                          2
102 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  2
103 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                          2
104 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                    1
105 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel                                     1
106 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                           1
107 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                            1
Mountains classification
1 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                    80 pts
2 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                        62
3 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         61
4 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                          61
5 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                       45
6 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                            41
7 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   38
8 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                        36
9 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                                 35
10 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                    35
11 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                             30
12 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     28
13 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                       28
14 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      26
15 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                             25
16 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      25
17 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                            24
18 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               22
19 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   20
20 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                        16
21 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  14
22 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    13
23 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    13
24 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  12
25 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                            12
26 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                                  12
27 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                12
28 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   11
29 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  10
30 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  10
31 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                             10
32 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                           9
33 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                               9
34 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                   9
35 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                        9
36 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                        7
37 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   7
38 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                           6
39 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                        6
40 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     6
41 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                 5
42 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    5
43 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    5
44 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                   5
45 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                         5
46 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                 4
47 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                          3
48 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                 3
49 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       3
50 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   3
51 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                     3
52 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                            3
53 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                     2
54 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                               2
55 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                            2
56 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   1
57 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                    1
58 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     1
59 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick-Step-Innergetic                            1
60 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                           1
Young rider classification
1 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    54.01.47
2 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   12.15
3 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 27.16
4 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                          31.00
5 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                               31.39
6 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                           39.49
7 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                  40.30
8 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                41.08
9 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                          41.21
10 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                          42.21
11 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                48.15
12 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                         49.19
13 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                    52.18
14 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                            52.50
15 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                            53.04
16 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                               53.58
17 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                             54.24
18 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                     1.02.47
19 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 1.03.31
20 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                        1.16.30
21 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             1.18.30
22 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             1.25.34
23 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                         1.28.22
Teams classification
1 T-Mobile Team                                                      162.02.16
2 Gerolsteiner                                                            0.46
3 AG2R Prevoyance                                                         5.00
4 Rabobank                                                                5.21
5 Team CSC                                                                7.52
6 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                                 16.03
7 Lampre-Fondital                                                        20.59
8 Discovery Channel Team                                                 22.40
9 Caisse D’Epargne-Illes Balears                                         23.45
10 Phonak Hearing Systems                                                24.58
11 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                   30.09
12 Agritubel                                                             40.39
13 Cofidis Credit Par Telephone                                          48.54
14 Bouygues Telecom                                                      49.46
15 Davitamon - Lotto                                                     53.20
16 Credit Agricole                                                       53.55
17 Team Milram                                                         1.23.27
18 Francaise Des Jeux                                                  1.36.02
19 Liquigas                                                            2.08.02
20 Quick Step - Innergetic                                             2.14.12

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