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Stage 16 - Wednesday, July 19: Le Bourg-d'Oisans - La Toussuire, 182 km

Tables turn on La Toussuire as Landis loses yellow to Pereiro

Rasmussen flies to the summit

By Hedwig Kröner, Anthony Tan and Brecht Decaluwé in La Toussuire

Michael Rasmussen (Rabobank)
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This year's Tour de France took perhaps its most dramatic turn on today's summit finish in La Toussuire, as Maillot Jaune Floyd Landis’ challenge suffered an unexpected collapse. The stage was won by mountain points chaser Michael Rasmussen of Rabobank, who took over the Maillot a Pois from Saunier Duval's David de la Fuente along the way. During the final climb, everybody was stunned to see the Phonak leader lose the Maillot Jaune in such a pronounced fashion by finishing more than 10 minutes down on the winner.

"I had a bad day on the wrong day," a disappointed Landis said in a press conference, several hours after Oscar Pereiro (Caisse d’Epargne – Illes Balears) took back the jersey he relinquished yesterday. "The team did a good job in the beginning; I suffered from the beginning but I tried to hide it... In the end, I couldn't go. I don't think it was a problem with not eating enough; like I said, I wasn't good from the beginning."

The American knew he very probably lost the Tour de France today. "My chance to win the Tour is very small at this point, but I'm gonna fight, because you never know what's going to happen next," he added, on a more positive note. "I think I did everything I could do to win this Tour. I'd change this day if I could, but I don't know what I would have done differently. So I can't say I regret anything I did."

Oscar Pereiro (Caisse d'Epargne)
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Naturally, Landis' biggest opponents on the general classification used the American's off-day to make up as much time as they could on him. It all happened in the last ascent of the stage to La Toussuire - a climb that had not been rated the most difficult in this year's race course. But the fatigue of two and a half weeks of racing, as well as the heat took its toll in the peloton, and in the end the fittest survived. CSC's Carlos Sastre initiated the attack on the overall leader when he realized Landis wasn't his usual self on the last climb.

"I saw he was going backwards - he was suffering, he was going bad," Sastre said after the finish. "At that moment, I didn't think too much and I went full gas. Because I had to try something in this Tour; it's been difficult for me [so far], so I had to try something."

The CSC captain is now placed second behind the new overall leader, Oscar Pereiro (Caisse d'Epargne), and may allow himself to cast an eye or two on the maillot jaune. "Today was important, and tomorrow is another really hard day," an always cautious Sastre said about his overall chances. "Now, it's important to recover for tomorrow and we'll see what happens."

Floyd Landis (Phonak)
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The underestimated Spaniard Pereiro found himself back in yellow today at the cérémonie protocolaire, the podium ceremony, and seemed as surprised as the press representatives surrounding him. "For sure, it's a surprise, as we all thought this morning that if all went normally, Floyd would still have the jersey this evening," the Caisse d'Epargne rider said. "But he is not immune to having a bad day, either. Somehow, I just felt in the Galibier that it would be a good day for me. That's why I asked my teammate Xabier Zandio to ride for me, to finish where we are now."

But even though the former teammate of Floyd Landis was overwhelmed with joy with how the day had turned out for him, he also had a compassionate word for the former race leader. "I'm really sad for Floyd, as I honestly would have liked to see him up front at the Tour," he said. "I don't know what happened to him. Maybe he had a hunger knock, I don't know. But I can assure you that I would never have been the first to attack him; he's a friend. Thanks to him, I rode the Tour before, and I owe a lot to Phonak."

Andreas Kloden (T-Mobile)
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T-Mobile's Andreas Klöden, who had a very powerful team with him today on the last climb, moved up from sixth to third overall. The German held a constant tempo until he accelerated with five kilometres to go, dropping Denis Menchov. Pereiro and Cadel Evans (Davitamon-Lotto) were able to follow him through the finish.

"I heard that Landis was in trouble over the radio from my directeur sportif, so we immediately put on a good tempo," said Klöden on the finish line. "Then, Sastre attacked, and I just tried to maintain my rhythm, and in the end, give it full gas. This is half a success. Too bad that Pereiro also found good form. But I'm very satisfied with my performance and that of our team - Mazzoleni and Rogers were awesome."

The German looked good on the final slopes as he was leading the trio, but Pereiro proved to be a tad faster in the sprint for third place. "I tried to finish it off in the end, but I just lacked some power reserves," Klöden explained, adding that he was still hoping to improve his standing until Paris.

"There are still one mountain stage ahead, and a time trial, so nothing is set in stone just yet," he said about today's GC landslide. "If my legs are good tomorrow, we will try to attack again. It will be hard to make up 2’30 on Pereiro in the time trial, so if I can nibble on that advantage a bit, that would be good."

Cadel Evans (Davitamon)
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Australian climber Cadel Evans also managed to finish the stage up front and improved his standings from seventh to fifth overall.

"I felt good, today was a much better race for me," the Davitamon rider was happy to say. "Yesterday when we hit the bottom of the climb, you saw the size of the peloton. It wasn’t a very hard race until that point, whereas today I think there were 30 guys at the start of the climb. That style of race suits me and my physiology much better."

Evans was also perplexed at Landis' performance today; "I was surprised when he was behind me on the Col de Croix de Fer. Then he was always behind me and a long way back on Col de Mollard," he added. "There was a chance that perhaps he was really good and just sitting back, but it’s a really big gamble. That said, Floyd has taken big gambles before and they have paid off in the past."

Another surprise today was French rider Cyril Dessel, who again displayed strong motivation in order to keep his placing on general classification. Having switched positions with former AG2R leader Christophe Moreau, Dessel now gets the support of his elder teammate.

"Again, it was a very difficult stage," the now overall fourth-placed said. "I knew that there was something to go for when Landis wasn't there anymore. I really dug deep inside of me again, and tried to surpass my limits. But I feel far away from a final podium in Paris. There is another hard mountain stage and a time trial. We’re not there yet..."

Big day out for the 'chicken'

Michael Rasmussen (Rabobank)
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The lean 'chicken', Michael Rasmussen, emerged out of his role as a perfect domestique for Rabobank GC captain Denis Menchov today, taking the polkadot jersey off David de la Fuente (Saunier Duval). The Danish former mountain biker took off early after the start in Bourg d'Oisans, with one mission to accomplish: get back that jersey he had learned to cherish in last year's Tour, and taking his second Tour de France victory.

"I didn't get this stage win as a present," a very emotional Rasmussen said after crossing the line. "We had to work very long in the breakaway before our advantage could grow. On the steeper parts of the Galibier I could accelerate and get away with Casar and Valjavec. They contributed a lot, and also in the valley after the Galibier. After the Col de la Croix-de-Fer I had to go on my own if I wanted to win the stage. It was a long and difficult day and I suffered a lot; but that’s all forgotten now."

The Dane had done a reconnaissance of today's stage before the race, which helped him greatly, he said, as well as the support of his family. "After the rest day, I said to my wife that I would win on Alpe d’Huez for her and our baby," Rasmussen added. "I was very disappointed how things unfolded during yesterday’s stage. Today I had to prove a lot for myself and my wife."

How it unfolded

By Tim Maloney

Tadej Valjavec (Lampre)
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Stage 16 began in le Bourg d’Oisans with 152 riders starting under sunny and warm skies and 30 degrees heat. Yesterday’s 14th stage had brought four abandons - World Champion Tom Boonen (QSI), Beat Zberg (GST), Andriy Grivko (Milram) and Bram De Groot (Rabobank).

The first attack was by AG2R's Moreau but Discovery Channel's Azevedo was chasing him and the rangy Frenchman was brought back after 4km. Next attack was by Rabobank climber Michael Chicken Rasmussen, who was joined first by Valjavec (Lampre), then Casar bridged; after 10km, there were three riders in front of the Phonak led peloton. But Maillot Jaune Landis and his Phonak guys weren't chasing hard and other riders were looking to get up the road in a break.

After 15km of climbing up the Col du Lauteret towards the Galibier, the front trio were 55” ahead of Chechu Rubiera (Discovery), Cente Garcia (Caisse d’Epargne), Verdugo, Gomez Marchante (Saunier Duval), Commesso (Lampre) and Astarloza, and 1'20 ahead of the peloton. Other riders were attacking off the front of the group Maillot Jaune to get across to the chase group, including Bruseghin, Lefevre, Simoni, then Popovych (Discovery), Sinkewitz (T-Mobile), Arroyo (Caisse d’Epargne) and Parra (Cofidis). Calzati (AG2R) then bridged across alone.

What's left of the field
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The front trio raced 32.2km in the first hour and at the 35km point, Chicken Rasmussen group was 2'35 ahead of the 14 chasers and 3'45 ahead of the peloton. It was a good move by Discovery Channel's Yaroslav Popovych, who started Stage 16 in 13th place, 7'36 behind Landis and hoped to make a big move on GC today.

Once past the monument to the founder of the Tour De France and over the summit of the 2,645m. Col du Galibier, the highest point of the Tour, it was Rasmussen who took the points and the 5,000 euro prize for the Souvenir Henri Desgranges. The 14 strong chase group went across the summit 3' behind the front group, with the peloton at 4'35. On the descent three riders hit the deck as they went wide on a turn; Brandt, Calvente and Phonak's Martin Perdiguero, an important teammate for Maillot Jaune Landis. Popovych bombed the descent and tried to get across to the front trio but halfway down the Galibier, he sat up when he realized that he wasn't gaining time on the others.

As the ascent of Stage 16's second climb began in St. Etienne de Cuines, the steep Hors Category 22km long Col de la Croix-de-Fer, Valjavec took the intermediate sprint from the front trio. The 14 chasers were at 5'55 with Phonak on the front of the peloton at 7'15. Rasmussen and Valjavec then dumped Casar as the tough Col de la Croix-de-Fer climbed upwards, while behind riders began to drop out of the chase group and the group Maillot Jaune. Halfway up the ascent, Chicken flapped his wings and rode away from Valjavec as he realized he might have a chance at the stage win as well as the Maillot Pois. 10km from the summit, Rasmussen led Valjavec by 35”, Casar by 1'45 , Astarloza and the remains of the chase group by 6'00. The peloton was at 7'10.

Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner)
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Behind the escape, CSC cranked up the pace with 70km to go and sucked up the crumbs of the chase group. The group Maillot Jaune was down to Azevedo (Discovery Channel), Sastre, Schleck, Vandevelde (CSC), Kloden, Guerini, Kessler, Mazzoleni, Rogers (T-Mobile), Moreau, Calzati, Dessel, Goubert (AG2R), Leipheimer and Fothen (Gerolsteiner), Menchov and Boogerd (Rabobank), Evans and Horner (Davitamon Lotto), Cunego (Lampre), Arroyo, Karpets, Pereiro, and Zandio (Caisse d’Epargne), plus Caucchioli (Credit Agricole), Camano and Zubledia (Euskaltel) and Maillot Jaune Landis and Merckx of the Phonak team. The loss of Perdiguero was affecting Landis, as he had only Merckx to go back to the team car to get bottles.

With 12km to the summit of the Col de la Croix-de-Fer, Leipheimer attacked out of the group Maillot Jaune. The Gerolsteiner rider kept on at a strong pace and at the summit of the Col de la Croix-de-Fer, with 55.5km to the finish in La Toussuire, Rasmussen was alone in the lead. Valjavec was 5'00 behind. On the 15km descent to the mountain village of Belleville, the status quo remained before the riders hit the penultimate climb of the day, the short and difficult Cat 2 Col du Mollard. This was a 5.8km ascent at 7% average grade. Rasmussen was tiring but still looking good and, at the summit with some 35km to race, Rasmussen led Valjavec and Leipheimer by 4'55. A struggling Casar was 6'40 and the group Maillot Jaune at about 7'20, with T Mobile was riding tempo.

Michael Rasmussen (Rabobank)
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On the tricky descent of the Cat 2 Col du Mollard, a slightly cooked Chicken was having trouble navigating the technical, twisting road that led to the Arc River valley, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and the long, final ascent of 18.4km to the finish La Toussuire. Leipheimer was 4'50 behind, with the group Maillot Jaune and Caisse d'Epargne's Xandio pounding away on the front 6'50 back. The determined Dane knew he already had the Maillot Pois but he also wanted another stage win, like last year. However Leipheimer was also determined to bring home a victory from this year's Tour, if he could.

In the peloton, AG2R were attacking out the back as Moreau, Goubert and Calzati were all dropped at the same time at the bottom of the final climb. However tough old Moreau got back on. At 15km to go, Chicken was hanging tough and Levi was at 4' and closing. By this point the Rabobank man had been away for 170km. T-Mobile then sent Mick Rogers to the front to up the pace in the group Maillot Jaune, as Kloden wanted to test the legs of the others with 15km to go. Five hundred metres later, Menchov attacked and got a gap. However T-Mobile's Mazzoleni rode him down and the Fuchsia boys sent Mick Rogers to the front again.

Carlos Sastre (CSC)
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With 11.5km to go, Chicken was holding off Leipheimer with a 3'45 gap; the ever diminishing group Maillot Jaune was at 5'25 by this point and closing the gap to the Gerolsteiner man. Behind, Sastre made a strong move with 11km to go and this provoked T-Mobile to accelerate. Suddenly, Maillot Jaune Landis went out the back, the Phonak man clearly out of gas and having blown sky-high. Landis was now just creeping up the ascent, while Sastre was flying up the road. In just 1000m, the American had lost 1'00 to Sastre.

Rasmussen was still ahead of Leipheimer with 8km to go, while Sastre was closing down fast on the American. At the same time, the Periero-Dessel group was taking time out fast from the American. As Landis passed under the 10km to go arc in a haze of hurt, the Phonak man knew he would be losing the Maillot Jaune at the finish.

Andreas Kloden (T-Mobile)
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With 6km to go, Rasmussen was now 3'30 ahead of Sastre and Leipheimer but the tough Dane was starting to croak big time, a vacant look in his eyes and his mouth wide open. In the Periero-Dessel group, Mazzoleni was hammering hard with Kloden on his wheel, plus Menchov, Evans, Caucchioli and Moreau. As for Landis, he had managed to stay with Karpets for a while but with 6km to go, he had already lost 4' to the new Maillot Jaune Pereiro. Two clicks later, Chicken was still ahead with Sastre one kilometre and 3' behind him. Leipheimer was caught and spat out the back as Kloden attacked hard, 4.5km from the finish. The German’s acceleration dumped Menchov and Dessel, but Pereiro and Evans were on his wheel. The trio started to pull Sastre back, who was slowing noticeably.

Three kilometres from the finish, Rasmussen was at 2'15 over Sastre, while Pereiro was the Maillot Jaune virtuel. Kloden and Evans were at 3', and AG2R duo Moreau and Dessel were at 3'20. As for Menchov, he was dropped and chasing alone at 3'30. Landis was at 9' behind Rasmussen.

Floyd Landis (Phonak)
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Under the flamme rouge of the last km and then over the finish line, Chicken Rasmussen had soared like an eagle for a huge solo win and the conquest of the Maillot a Pois of Best Climber. It was an astonishing, heroic 173km ride, five hours plus off the front on a sweltering day through the Alps at an average speed of 32.31km/hr. 1'41 later, it was audacious attacker Carlos Sastre (CSC) who was second on the stage and rode into 2nd on GC, while 3rd place Pereiro was 13” behind Sastre and reconquered the Maillot Jaune.

As for Evans and Kloden, they were right with the Caisse d'Epargne rider for 4th and 5th. Almost three kilometres down the mountain, former Maillot Jaune Landis had been caught by his Phonak teammate Axel Merckx, who was pacing the American along. He eventually crossed the finish line in 23rd place, 10'04 back and dropped out of the top 10 into 11th on GC. He will start tomorrow 8'08 behind new Maillot Jaune Pereiro.

Stage 17 - Thursday, July 20: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne- Morzine, 200.5 km

The final act in the 2006 Tour's Alpine Trilogy is the longest yet. At 200km, it contains two category one, one category two and a category three climb, with a final ascent of the steep Hors Category Col de Joux-Plane, where Lance Armstrong cracked big time in 2000, before a wild plunge to finish in Morzine. An early break can get an advantage on Stage 17, but can they hold it all the way to Morzine?

Stage 17 climbs

Cat 1: 82km Col des Saisies / 1,650 m. 14.9km @ 6.4%
Cat 2: 108.5km Col des Aravis / 1,498 m. 5.9km @ 7.3%
Cat 1: 133.5km Col de la Colombière / 1,618 m. 11.8km @ 5.9%
Cat 3: 160.5km Côte de Châtillon / 735 m. 5.1km @ 4.9%
Hors Category: 187km Col de Joux-Plane / 1,700 m. 11.7km @ 8.7%



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1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                     5.36.04 (32.493 km/h)
2 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                            1.41
3 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                      1.54
4 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                       1.56
5 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                               
6 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 2.37
7 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                                     
8 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                          
9 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                      3.24
10 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                3.42
11 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                               
12 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                              
13 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                              
14 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   4.21
15 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                         6.33
16 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel                                   7.55
17 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       8.37
18 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                               
19 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                   9.14
20 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  9.40
21 Patxi Vila (Spa) Lampre-Fondital                                           
22 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                              10.04
23 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                                  
24 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                          
25 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                       11.16
26 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 12.01
27 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   13.16
28 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                14.28
29 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               15.19
30 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                15.40
31 Benoît Salmon (Fra) Agritubel                                         15.42
32 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                                              
33 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                  16.33
34 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                   17.24
35 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                         
36 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                             21.10
37 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 22.12
38 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                     
39 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               24.46
40 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval                                           
41 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                      
42 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                                   
43 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                       25.44
44 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                      25.50
45 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                             28.56
46 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick-Step-Innergetic                             
47 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    
48 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                      
49 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                    
50 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                        
51 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                  
52 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
53 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                              35.05
54 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          
55 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                              
56 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak                                               
57 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile                                             
58 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                            
59 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                            
60 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      
61 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval                                        
62 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                      
63 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   
64 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                      
65 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                            37.17
66 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                                  
67 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                        
68 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                         43.42
69 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                         44.01
70 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                                    
71 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                     
72 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                            
73 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                         
74 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
75 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                
76 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel                                      
77 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                 
78 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                   
79 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    
80 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                              
81 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                               
82 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                                 
83 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                  
84 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                                
85 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                         
86 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                      
87 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    
88 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                             
89 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                                
90 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
91 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
92 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                          
93 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Milram                                                  
94 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                           
95 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                        
96 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2R-Prevoyance                                        
97 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                    
98 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak                                                  
99 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            
100 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                      
101 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                        
102 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                                   
103 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                           
104 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                   
105 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
106 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                             
107 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                 
108 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                              
109 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                       
110 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis                                             
111 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Agritubel                                           
112 Julian Dean (NZl) Crédit Agricole                                         
113 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis                                                
114 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   
115 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   
116 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                                   
117 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     
118 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                            
119 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                        
120 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         
121 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                           
122 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                           
123 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                   
124 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak                                               
125 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak                                                
126 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas                                           
127 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                
128 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                
129 Viatscheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                               
130 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                        
131 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                               
132 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                               
133 Florent Brard (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                        
134 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                    
135 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                           
136 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                      
137 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   
138 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                        
139 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Phonak                                             
140 Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears           
141 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                     
142 José Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval                                      
143 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak                                             
144 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                            
145 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak                               
146 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
147 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                              46.45
DNF David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             
DNF Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                     
DNF Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               
DNF Sébastien Joly (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                   
DNF Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                              
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                          20 pts
2 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                              17
3 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                        15
4 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                         13
5 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                             12
6 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                   10
7 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                                    9
8 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                         8
9 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                         7
10 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   6
11 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                              5
12 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                             4
13 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                             3
14 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                      2
15 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                            1
Col Du Galibier - HC, km 45.5
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                          20 pts
2 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                      18
3 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                      16
4 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     14
5 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    12
6 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                           10
7 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      8
8 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                                  7
9 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                  6
10 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                           5
Col De La Croix De Fer - HC, km 126.5
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                          20 pts
2 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                      18
3 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                        16
4 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                      14
5 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                                             12
6 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     10
7 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                             8
8 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                         7
9 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                               6
10 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                        5
Col Du Mollard - Cat. 2, km 146.5
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                          10 pts
2 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                         9
3 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                       8
4 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                       7
5 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                         6
6 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                         5
La Toussuire - Cat. 1, km 182
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                          30 pts
2 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                              26
3 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                        22
4 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                         18
5 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                             16
6 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                   14
7 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                                   12
8 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                        10
La Grave, km 26.5
1 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                       6 pts
2 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                       4
3 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                           2
Saint-Etienne-De-Cuines, km 103
1 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                       6 pts
2 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                       4
3 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                           2
Young rider
1 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 5.40.25
2 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        4.16
3 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 11.19
4 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                               30.44
5 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                               
6 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                             32.56
7 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                          39.21
8 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                            39.40
9 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                               
10 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                               
11 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                  
12 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
13 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                    
14 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                         
15 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                                    
16 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                               
17 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    
18 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                            
19 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                     
20 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                      
21 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               42.24
Most combative
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                            
1 T-Mobile Team                                                       16.57.32
2 Rabobank                                                                0.55
3 AG2R Prevoyance                                                         7.55
4 Caisse D’Epargne-Illes Balears                                         12.18
5 Lampre-Fondital                                                        13.55
6 Team CSC                                                               18.22
7 Gerolsteiner                                                           37.46
8 Davitamon - Lotto                                                      42.08
9 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                    42.43
10 Credit Agricole                                                       43.23
11 Phonak Hearing Systems                                                45.53
12 Bouygues Telecom                                                      50.35
13 Discovery Channel Team                                                56.27
14 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                              1.06.02
15 Agritubel                                                           1.10.23
16 Francaise Des Jeux                                                  1.19.35
17 Cofidis Credit Par Telephone                                        1.25.28
18 Quick Step - Innergetic                                             1.47.38
19 Team Milram                                                         2.02.43
20 Liquigas                                                                   
General classification after stage 16
1 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  74.38.05
2 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                            1.50
3 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                           2.29
4 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      2.43
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                       2.56
6 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                            3.58
7 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                           6.47
8 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 7.03
9 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                      7.46
10 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                8.06
11 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                              8.08
12 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                               13.27
13 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                          13.48
14 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                        13.52
15 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      15.04
16 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  17.46
17 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                              18.33
18 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                 18.57
19 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                  19.21
20 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel                                  19.46
21 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                      20.48
22 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     28.30
23 Patxi Vila (Spa) Lampre-Fondital                                      31.16
24 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                   33.03
25 Benoît Salmon (Fra) Agritubel                                         33.41
26 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                             34.36
27 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 34.37
28 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                   34.39
29 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                37.28
30 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                 40.48
31 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               40.59
32 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval                                      43.15
33 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                       43.52
34 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                    46.39
35 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   49.45
36 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                       49.57
37 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                       50.19
38 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                        52.01
39 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               52.17
40 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                    52.58
41 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                             53.01
42 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                               53.18
43 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                               53.24
44 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               54.29
45 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                55.08
46 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                         55.33
47 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                59.07
48 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                                       1.07.36
49 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                               1.08.09
50 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval                                 1.11.52
51 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                     1.14.48
52 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                       1.14.53
53 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              1.16.12
54 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak                                        1.20.57
55 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                               1.21.07
56 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                            1.21.45
57 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                               1.21.54
58 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                     1.22.31
59 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                    1.23.44
60 José Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval                                1.26.21
61 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile                                      1.27.08
62 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                       1.28.46
63 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                           1.33.53
64 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   1.36.12
65 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak                         1.36.22
66 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   1.38.34
67 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            1.38.36
68 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               1.41.47
69 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                              1.42.14
70 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  1.42.45
71 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                            1.44.13
72 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 1.45.55
73 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                1.46.02
74 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                             1.48.22
75 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                               1.49.10
76 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel                               1.49.17
77 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                      1.52.22
78 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 1.52.32
79 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                             1.55.38
80 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                           1.56.07
81 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Agritubel                                     1.56.26
82 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                         1.56.37
83 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                             1.58.51
84 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick-Step-Innergetic                      1.58.58
85 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               2.01.31
86 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                     2.01.34
87 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              2.02.01
88 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                       2.03.34
89 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                           2.03.53
90 Viatscheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                         2.04.39
91 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                       2.04.44
92 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                  2.04.55
93 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                2.05.38
94 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                          2.05.56
95 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               2.08.00
96 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                  2.08.18
97 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                             2.09.03
98 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                          2.09.43
99 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak                                         2.10.21
100 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                2.14.21
101 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Milram                                          2.14.33
102 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                       2.15.10
103 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak                                      2.15.19
104 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                        2.15.47
105 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                            2.16.11
106 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    2.16.44
107 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                            2.17.15
108 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                            2.18.40
109 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  2.18.46
110 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                2.19.48
111 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak                                          2.21.27
112 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             2.24.07
113 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                           2.24.21
114 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak                                         2.25.54
115 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                        2.26.10
116 Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears    2.27.29
117 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            2.27.35
118 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                2.29.16
119 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                    2.30.10
120 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                            2.30.32
121 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                              2.30.51
122 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                    2.30.59
123 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                       2.31.07
124 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Phonak                                      2.31.35
125 Florent Brard (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                 2.31.42
126 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                 2.32.36
127 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis                                      2.34.14
128 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                 2.34.24
129 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            2.34.32
130 Julian Dean (NZl) Crédit Agricole                                  2.36.57
131 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                      2.38.21
132 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas                                    2.38.30
133 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                2.38.46
134 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                         2.38.57
135 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Crédit Agricole                             2.39.50
136 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                          2.41.48
137 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis                                         2.42.16
138 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                         2.43.07
139 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                     2.43.40
140 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                    2.45.51
141 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                        2.45.59
142 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                   2.46.11
143 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                        2.52.55
144 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            2.57.46
145 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                         3.01.43
146 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               3.04.50
147 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              3.05.31
Points classification
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                      252 pts
2 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                              207
3 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                                  172
4 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                       159
5 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                                  152
6 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                              148
7 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                    120
8 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       99
9 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                                98
10 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                            84
11 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                            72
12 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       67
13 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                  62
14 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                            58
15 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                57
16 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                     56
17 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                                53
18 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                        52
19 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                          50
20 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis                                               49
21 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                  48
22 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  46
23 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                            44
24 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                            43
25 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                                42
26 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                40
27 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                             40
28 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                           40
29 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                                  40
30 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    39
31 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                         39
32 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                             38
33 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    38
34 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   34
35 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  34
36 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  33
37 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                       33
38 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                       33
39 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                          32
40 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                             31
41 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                       30
42 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                          30
43 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                         28
44 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 28
45 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                28
46 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                     27
47 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                           27
48 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                           26
49 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    26
50 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        26
51 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                              26
52 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                          25
53 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                           25
54 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                   24
55 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    24
56 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        24
57 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                    22
58 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         22
59 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                    22
60 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak                              22
61 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                      20
62 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  20
63 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                      20
64 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                20
65 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                               16
66 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                        16
67 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                  16
68 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                       16
69 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile                                           15
70 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  15
71 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  15
72 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  14
73 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval                                         14
74 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                     12
75 Florent Brard (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       12
76 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                                  12
77 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                          10
78 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   10
79 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                       10
80 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                             10
81 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                                 9
82 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                                  8
83 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                      8
84 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    7
85 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                        7
86 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                               7
87 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       6
88 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                   6
89 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak                                                6
90 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   6
91 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                6
92 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                     5
93 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                           4
94 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                          4
95 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    4
96 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                      4
97 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                4
98 Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears           4
99 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                           3
100 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                             3
101 Julian Dean (NZl) Crédit Agricole                                        3
102 Patxi Vila (Spa) Lampre-Fondital                                         2
103 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                          2
104 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   2
105 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak                                            2
106 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  2
107 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                          2
108 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                    1
109 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel                                     1
110 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                            1
111 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   -5
112 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                -5
Mountains classification
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                         153 pts
2 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                   108
3 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                              74
4 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                        72
5 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                            69
6 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                                 63
7 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                              63
8 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                        63
9 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         61
10 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                          60
11 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                     52
12 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                            52
13 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       47
14 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                      45
15 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                     42
16 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                     39
17 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  38
18 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    37
19 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                             36
20 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                       36
21 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                    35
22 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                        34
23 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 31
24 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  30
25 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                29
26 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     28
27 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  28
28 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                           26
29 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      26
30 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      25
31 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                            24
32 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                                  24
33 Patxi Vila (Spa) Lampre-Fondital                                         23
34 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               22
35 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval                                         20
36 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  20
37 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   20
38 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  19
39 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                            17
40 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                        17
41 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                          14
42 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                    14
43 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       13
44 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   12
45 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                                            12
46 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   11
47 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  10
48 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                10
49 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                          10
50 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                           9
51 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                               9
52 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                   9
53 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                            9
54 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     8
55 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    8
56 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                        7
57 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                                 7
58 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   7
59 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    6
60 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     6
61 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                        6
62 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                 5
63 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    5
64 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                                  5
65 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                         5
66 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                           5
67 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                   5
68 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                          3
69 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       3
70 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                 3
71 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                     3
72 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                           3
73 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                               2
74 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                   2
75 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                            2
76 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   1
77 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick-Step-Innergetic                            1
78 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     1
79 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                           1
Young rider classification
1 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    74.53.09
2 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    2.42
3 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                          59.49
4 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               1.01.08
5 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                             1.06.41
6 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                               1.27.10
7 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                1.34.06
8 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                        1.48.30
9 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                        1.49.40
10 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                  1.53.14
11 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                          1.54.39
12 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                        2.00.06
13 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                             2.01.07
14 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                             2.02.11
15 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 2.04.44
16 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             2.12.31
17 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                     2.15.06
18 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                        2.16.03
19 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                           2.26.44
20 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                         2.30.55
21 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             2.42.42
Teams classification
1 Team CSC                                                           224.07.07
2 T-Mobile Team                                                           2.23
3 Caisse D’Epargne-Illes Balears                                         14.25
4 Rabobank                                                               16.07
5 AG2R Prevoyance                                                        20.24
6 Lampre-Fondital                                                        40.57
7 Gerolsteiner                                                           47.49
8 Phonak Hearing Systems                                               1.19.06
9 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                  1.24.13
10 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                              1.29.46
11 Discovery Channel Team                                              1.32.20
12 Cofidis Credit Par Telephone                                        1.55.23
13 Davitamon - Lotto                                                   1.57.14
14 Credit Agricole                                                     1.58.28
15 Agritubel                                                           2.07.21
16 Bouygues Telecom                                                    2.19.52
17 Francaise Des Jeux                                                  3.40.18
18 Team Milram                                                         4.06.39
19 Liquigas                                                            4.41.51
20 Quick Step - Innergetic                                             5.11.35

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