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93rd Tour de France - ProT

France, July 1-23, 2006

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Stage 10 - Wednesday, July 12: Cambo-les-Bains - Pau, 190.5 km

Mercado jubilates as Dessel takes overall lead

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

Juan Miguel Mercado (Agritubel)
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Young Spaniard Juan Miguel Mercado scored his second stage victory in the Tour de France today in Pau, outsprinting his French breakaway companion Cyril Dessel after leading the race for 150 kilometres. Euskaltel's Iñigo Landaluze tried to bridge the gap to the pair in the flat finale, but had to settle for third anyway.

"It's a great victory for me!" said the Agritubel rider, 27, whose first Tour stage win was in Lons-le-Saunier in 2004. "It wasn't easy, because the stage was very mountainous, and Dessel wasn't ready to give the stage win away, even though he was going to take the yellow jersey."

The new leader of the general classification, AG2R's Dessel, was overjoyed in the finish - while still regretting not to have taken the stage win, too.

"It was a marvelous day, I can be very satisfied with my ride - I have the maillot jaune and the maillot à pois. Still, I would have liked to win the stage, as there aren't a lot of opportunities like this in my career... Of course, Mercado also deserved it, as we spent the whole day in front together. But he already had a Tour stage win. He surprised me in the sprint; it's a pity. I had really good legs today."

Cyril Dessel (AG2R)
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But of course, the 31 year-old was overjoyed when he put on the desired yellow jersey - which actually hadn't been his objective this morning in Cambo-les-Bains. "Every rider dreams about this jersey... it's a great honour to wear it," he said after the podium ceremony. "In the break, I didn't think about it at all, actually. My only goal this morning was the mountain's jersey! I knew all week that I could get it in the first mountain stage; my form is right."

Dessel believed that the yellow jersey was the reward for a solid first week of racing for him. "I even did a decent time trial although I really am a climber," he said. "I had been waiting for this stage all week, and I was right to ask our mechanic to give me a compact chainset for these really tough climbs. That certainly helped!"

Stage 10 to Pau finally served everybody's needs: not only did a Frenchman get the yellow jersey, but it was also gladly passed on as the defending rider, Serguei Gonchar could not live up to the expectations once the race hit high mountains. In addition, his T-Mobile team really felt the pressure of the precious garment.

GC strategy: T-Mobile lets the jersey go

T-Mobile leads the chase bunch up the Col du Soudet.
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Back in the bunch, it was interesting to see the GC tactics unfold, and many observers again thought that yellow-defending T-Mobile's showing was not the smartest one. It was the German team who put on the pace in the front of the peloton all day, with three of its four riders placed in Top 5 doing all the work to keep the gap to the leaders reasonably small. Still the two-man break led by 7'23 when they crossed the finish line in Pau, which gives the new wearer of the yellow jersey a lead of 3'45 to 5'35 on the T-Mobile riders Gonchar, Rogers, Sinkewitz and Klöden.

As Australian Mick Rogers put it, "our only goal today was to reduce the gap to those leaders a little, while not spending too much energy, either."

This initiative put overall race favourite Floyd Landis (Phonak) in the lucky position of just having to follow, just like Cadel Evans (Davitamon), George Hincapie (Discovery Channel), Denis Menchov (Rabobank) and all the other GC contenders. Still, the T-Mobile management opted to let go of the overall lead, and give it to French underdog team AG2R, who has Christophe Moreau as team captain since it lost Francisco Mancebo due to the Spanish doping affair. Vincent Lavenu's squad will be very motivated to keep the maillot - and the remaining seven riders of the German team will be relieved not to bear its responsibility any more. For now.

Serguei Gonchar (T-Mobile)
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Today's stage also gave the first indications of which riders surprisingly seem to have difficulties in the mountains. In addition to Gonchar, who was already mentioned, Spanish climber Iban Mayo (Euskaltel) was the first to show weaknesses when the bunch reached the first climb, the Col du Soudet. Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner) had trouble following the pace in the Col du Marie-Blanque, where Damiano Cunego (Lampre) and Stefano Garzelli (Liquigas) were also struggling. None of these riders lost any time though, as the main bunch reformed after the descent of the last climb.

How it unfolded

160 riders departed Cambo-les-Bains at 1215, under sunny skies and 23.5 degrees, with a 15-20 km/h wind blowing from the west. Non-starter was mullet-man Laurent "Broche" Brochard (BTL).

The fans in Cambo Les-Bains
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The peloton proceeded through the neutral zone and when the flag dropped at 1230, the attacks started immediately. Aitor Hernández (EUS) went off the front and was joined by Vansummeren (DVL), O'Grady (CSC) and Patrick "Beautiful" Calcagni (Liquigas). More riders bridged across but the determined chase by T-Mobile brought it all together on the climb out of Cambo-les-Bains, where Chavanel (COF) made a solo counter move and after 15km in Helette, his 15" lead drew a strong reaction by the peloton. On small roads among the picturesque Basque country-like Irrissary and Louhoussoa, the pursuit of Chavanel continued on the up and down terrain and the French rider was powering a big gear, half a minute ahead of the peloton.

The chase behind was too intense for Chavanel to stay away solo and he was caught after 33km in the countryside past Lacarre. The first of two intermediate sprints came at Larceveau after 37.5km, where Da Cruz (FDJ) took the points. Quinziato (LIQ) and Vasseur (QST) got off the front a few clicks later and eventually 15 riders were away. Da Cruz (FDJ), Vasseur (Quick.Step), Quinziato (Liquigas), Voigt (CSC), Steegmans (Davitamon), Moreni (Cofidis), Hushovd (Credit Agricole), Landaluze, Isasi (Euskaltel), Posthuma (Rabobank), Bennati (Lampre), Dessel (AG2R), Rinero (Saunier Duval), Sprick (Bouygues) and Mercado (Agritubel) made up the move and at the base of the days's first climb after 44km, the escape had 48" lead on the T-Mobile-led peloton. Atop the first climb of the day, the Cat. 3 Col d'Osquich after 50km, the escape had 1'30" while T-Mobile had Kessler and Rogers riding tempo for now as Mercado was the danger man in the break.

Cyril Dessel (AG2R)
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On the other side on Col d'Osquich in Ordiarp with 133km to go, T-Mobile suddenly peeled off the front, with the break already 2' in front. The fuchsia flyers had decided to take a play out of Johan Bruyneel's poker playbook and see what other team might chase if they didn't. Although Phonak moved to the front, the chase pace had slowed dramatically as no team was willing to take the responsibility. The other teams called T-Mobile's bluff and once the break's lead got up to 7' about 10km later, the fuchsia team hit the front again with Kessler and Sinkewitz on the front, right in front of maillot jaune Gonchar's and with the white, green and yellow jerseys of Phonak clustered behind.

At the second intermediate sprint in Laguinge at 74km, it was Lampre's Bennati who took the points and the time bonus, with the peloton 6'30" behind. Then it was a a gentle climb up the small D113 crossroads and the first slopes of the beyond-category Col de Soudet after 101.5km, a 14.7km ascent at 7.3 %. The break was working well and was still gaining time on the peloton. The day had become progressively overcast and muggy as the parcours penetrated deeper into the Pyrenees.

With 6km to the summit of the Col de Soudet and 93km to go, there were only two riders left in the front - Mercado and Dessel - who had shed Landaluze and Rinero, with their lead 9'03". Ag2r's Dessel was best placed on GC in 28th, 3'50" behind Gonchar's and had been maillot jaune virtuel for 30km, while back in the peloton, Iban Mayo was struggling; even though T-Mobile's pace was not that fast, the Euskaltel man seemed to be in agony, as he went out the back early on. On the cloud-shrouded summit of the Soudet amidst large crowds, many of which waving the Basque ikkurina flag, the gap between the break and T-Mobile0led peloton was steady at 9' with 89km still to race. Gonchar's was having problems at the back of the main group as he hung on at the back of the main field.

Out front, Mercado tried to attack for the GPM but Dessel countered and took the points and the front duo then dove down through the mist of the 15km descent of the Soudet and then to the feed zone in Arette with 67km still to race. Landaluze was at 0'50", Rinero at 1'15 and Isasi at 1'40", with Moreni and Vasseur chasing hard to get across to the front group. At the base of Soudet, Landaluze and Rinero got across before the feed zone with 67km, while the other two chasers bridged 10km later outside Escot to make a front group of 7, with a lead of 10'42" on the groupe maillot jaune.

Iñigo Landaluze (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
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Tuesday's L'Equipe had an article on Landaluze, wondering why the Euskaltel-Euskadi rider who won the Dauphiné Libéré in 2005 was even in the race. Landaluze was found positive in a doping control in '05 and was suspended, then cleared by the Spanish federation. However, the UCI didn't agree with this decision and have recently appealed Landaluze's case to the Court for Arbitration of Sport. According to the ProTour Code of Ethics, any rider under investigation should not be allowed to race, but the Euskaltel-Euskadi squad seems to have a unique interpretation of the rules and Landaluze didn't seem too concerned in the break.

With 52km to go in Escot, as the first slopes of the Cat. 1 Col de Marie-Blanque began after 148km, the seven breakaways confronted the 9.3km climb at 7.7% grade together. Moreni and Vasseur were just sitting on after their hard chase, while the T-Mobile-led peloton was 11' behind. Halfway up the ascent, Mercado attacked and only Dessel could follow him. This attack off the front blew the break apart and the remaining five riders just rode at their own pace to try and stay close and get back on the steep descent of the Marie-Blanque. T-Mobile sent Eddy Mazzoleni to the front to up the pace on the long, straight and steep ascent of the Marie-Blanque. Although no one attacked, T-Mobile's pace was taking its toll on the groupe maillot jaune as riders continually went out the back. Matze Kessler was on the front for T-Mobile riding tempo.

Atop the Marie Blanque, Dessel took the GPM ahead of Mercado, with Landaluze trailing at 27", while Moreni and Rinero were at 1' and Vasseur and Isasi at 2'. There were 42km left to the finish in Pau and it looked like Dessel had an excellent change to become maillot jaune in Pau.

Mercado beats Dessel
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Rasmussen, Moreau, Popovych, together with Kessler and Sinkewitz of T-Mobile, were leading up the Marie Blanque while 2km from the summit, maillot jaune Gonchar's was just hanging on at the back. Suddenly, Chicken Rasmussen flew the coop from the groupe maillot jaune and there was no reaction from behind. Maillot blanc Fothen had dropped off the back, as just ahead of him, both Leipheimer and Cunego were struggling. Chicken hit the GPM line in 8th place, 8'37" behind Dessel, while the groupe maillot jaune was at 9'15", with Gonchar's was still there.

Long, lean Landaluze was trying hard to get back across to the front duo and on the ascent to Sevignacq-Meyracq with 25km to go, the Basque was within 5", but the two front riders punched it and Landaluze then lost ground, while Moreni and Rinero were at 1'15". But no-one was getting across to the two front riders, as Dessel was looking for the dream of a maillot jaune, while Mercado was hoping for his second Tour de France career stage win in Pau. With 20km to go, the two front runners had a lead of 9'15" on the groupe maillot jaune, where there was the bizarre sight of current maillot jaune Gonchar's fetching bottles for his teammates.

The front duo rode into Pau after being away for 160km and the chasers hadn't pulled back much time on the from riders. Dessel and Mercado duelled it out and the Spanish rider took the head-to-head sprint to win the stage. Landaluze soloed in at 0'55", while Moreni was fourth over Rinero at 2'24", Isasi at 5' and Vasseur at 5'34", with Bennati taking the bunch sprint at 7'27". Dessel was the new maillot jaune ahead Mercado, while Moreni had moved into fourth on GC, just 6" behind former maillot jaune Gonchar's, who maintained 3rd place overall.

Thursday, July 13 - Stage 11: Tarbes-Val d'Aran/Pla-de-Beret (Spain), 206 km

More mountains on the menu, including a new stage finish atop Pla-de-Beret in Spain. This long, hard stage will show just who the real contenders are for the win in the 93rd Tour de France. With one beyond-category and four first category climbs on the program, there is no margin for error on the second and hardest stage across the Pyrenees. Will a Euskaltel-Euskadi rider try to show off in front of their fervent Basque supporters by attacking on the final 13.5km ascent up to the Spanish ski station of Pla-de-Beret? Don't bet against it!


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1 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                4.49.10 (39.527 km/h)
2 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                        
3 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               0.56
4 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                         2.24
5 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                 2.25
6 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   5.03
7 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                            5.35
8 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 7.23
9 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                                   
10 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                          
11 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                  
12 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
13 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                       
14 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Milram                                             
15 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   
16 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  
17 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         
18 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                      
19 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       
20 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak                              
21 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                       
22 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    
23 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                           
24 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  
25 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  
26 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                                 
27 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                        
28 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                           
29 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval                                         
30 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          
31 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      
32 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                  
33 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                    
34 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                             
35 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                
36 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval                                      
37 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                            
38 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
39 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                       
40 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                             
41 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
42 Yaroslav Popovyvch (Ukr) Discovery Channel                               
43 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                     
44 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                            
45 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel                                     
46 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                          
47 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                             
48 Patxi Vila (Spa) Lampre-Fondital                                         
49 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel                                 
50 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                                
51 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                          
52 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                      
53 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                       
54 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                 
55 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                             
56 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile                                           
57 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                    
58 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                                  
59 David Canada (Spa) Saunier Duval                                         
60 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    
61 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                           
62 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                                
63 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                  
64 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                     
65 Benoît Salmon (Fra) Agritubel                                            
66 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                   
67 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    
68 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                            
69 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                        
70 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                          
71 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Discovery Channel                                   
72 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                                
73 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                                            
74 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      
75 José Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval                                     
76 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  
77 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    
78 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                         
79 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       
80 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                          
81 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 
82 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             12.00
83 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Agritubel                                          
84 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        
85 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                            
86 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                            
87 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak                                            
88 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                             
89 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
90 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                         
91 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
92 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Milram                                                
93 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel                                    
94 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                            
95 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak                                             
96 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                        
97 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                    
98 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                              
99 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                   
100 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                        16.33
101 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                            
102 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                 
103 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     
104 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
105 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                         
106 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                              
107 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       
108 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 
109 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                           
110 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                          24.24
111 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                             
112 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Phonak                                           
113 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis                                            
114 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick-Step-Innergetic                          
115 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                              
116 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                             
117 José Alberto Martinez (Spa) Agritubel                                   
118 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                      
119 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                  
120 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                              
121 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis                                              
122 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                                 
123 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                          
124 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                                 
125 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                             
126 Samuel Plouhinec (Fra) Agritubel                                        
127 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                
128 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak                                               
129 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                          
130 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                         
131 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
132 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                         
133 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                    
134 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak                                              
135 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                              
136 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                             
137 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                                         
138 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                           
139 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                     
140 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                   
141 Florent Brard (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                      
142 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   
143 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team CSC                                        
144 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas                                         
145 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                        
146 Viatscheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                             
147 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                 
148 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak                                             
149 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                  
150 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 
151 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 
152 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis                                           
153 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       
154 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
155 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                    
156 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                            
157 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                         
158 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                      
159 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                               
160 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                      
161 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                 
162 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                     
163 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           
164 Julian Dean (NZl) Crédit Agricole                                       
165 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                              
166 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   
167 Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears         
168 Isaac Galvez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       
DNF Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                  
DNS Laurent Brochard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 
1 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                     20 pts
2 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      17
3 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 15
4 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                           13
5 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                   12
6 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     10
7 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               9
8 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    8
9 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                                  7
10 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                         6
11 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                 5
12 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  4
13 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                      3
14 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Milram                                            2
15 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  1
Col D'Osquich - Cat. 3, km 50
1 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                       4 pts
2 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                    3
3 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   2
4 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                      1
Col De Soudet - HC, km 101.5
1 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      20 pts
2 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                     18
3 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 16
4 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                   14
5 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     12
6 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                              10
7 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                            8
8 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   7
9 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    6
10 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                 5
Col De Marie-Blanque - Cat. 1, km 148
1 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      30 pts
2 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                     26
3 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 22
4 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                   18
5 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                           16
6 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     14
7 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                              12
8 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                        10
Larceveau, km 37.5
1 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                  6 pts
2 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                            4
3 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                          2
Laguinge, km 74.5
1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    6 pts
2 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                  4
3 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                2
Young rider
1 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                 4.56.33
2 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          
3 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                              
4 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                  
5 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                   
6 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                      
7 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                             
8 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                         4.37
9 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                              
10 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                            
11 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                    
12 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                   
13 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  9.10
14 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
15 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                               
16 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                           17.01
17 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                               
18 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                                  
19 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                              
20 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                          
21 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  
22 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  
23 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                             
Most combative rider
1 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                       
1 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                               14.40.52
2 AG2R Prevoyance                                                       1.24
3 Agritubel                                                                 
4 Cofidis Credit Par Telephone                                          3.48
5 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                                3.49
6 Lampre-Fondital                                                       8.47
7 Gerolsteiner                                                              
8 Team Milram                                                               
9 Bouygues Telecom                                                          
10 Davitamon - Lotto                                                        
11 Caisse D’Epargne-Illes Balears                                           
12 Phonak Hearing Systems                                                   
13 Discovery Channel Team                                                   
14 Team CSC                                                                 
15 Credit Agricole                                                          
16 T-Mobile Team                                                            
17 Rabobank                                                                 
18 Francaise Des Jeux                                                  17.57
19 Quick Step - Innergetic                                             24.00
20 Liquigas                                                            34.58
General classification after stage 10
1 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                43.07.05
2 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                   2.34
3 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile                                        3.45
4 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                         3.51
5 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                             4.45
6 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                         4.53
7 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               5.22
8 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                       5.30
9 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                         5.35
10 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                5.37
11 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                        
12 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                       5.38
13 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     5.48
14 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                              5.52
15 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel                             5.55
16 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                         5.58
17 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                      6.01
18 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                         6.12
19 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                              6.15
20 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                   6.42
21 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                             6.46
22 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   7.00
23 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                  7.10
24 Yaroslav Popovyvch (Ukr) Discovery Channel                           7.12
25 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                7.31
26 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                            7.32
27 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  
28 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               7.41
29 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                           
30 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel                                 7.54
31 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                8.03
32 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                      8.15
33 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                8.18
34 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                       
35 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                8.31
36 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       
37 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                                 
38 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               8.45
39 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                   9.10
40 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                              9.11
41 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval                                  9.19
42 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                           9.24
43 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                          
44 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                       9.27
45 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                 9.29
46 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               9.33
47 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      9.39
48 Patxi Vila (Spa) Lampre-Fondital                                     9.40
49 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  
50 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                      9.42
51 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 10.09
52 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak                         10.10
53 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Milram                                             
54 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                        10.12
55 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 10.15
56 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                           10.21
57 David Canada (Spa) Saunier Duval                                    10.26
58 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                  10.28
59 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                             10.35
60 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                10.51
61 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                               11.01
62 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Discovery Channel                              11.09
63 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                             11.12
64 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                    11.25
65 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                        11.43
66 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                       11.50
67 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               11.57
68 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                    12.00
69 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                             12.03
70 Benoît Salmon (Fra) Agritubel                                       12.07
71 José Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval                                12.18
72 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               12.21
73 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                              12.24
74 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel                               13.04
75 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                        14.37
76 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak                                       14.39
77 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                         15.00
78 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             15.03
79 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak                                        15.04
80 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                       15.09
81 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   15.17
82 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                               15.37
83 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              15.54
84 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                            16.04
85 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                       16.09
86 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                                       16.26
87 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                             16.35
88 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval                                    16.47
89 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                16.53
90 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                               
91 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   17.02
92 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                             17.17
93 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                            17.19
94 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                       17.22
95 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 17.43
96 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                           17.46
97 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   18.14
98 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                   18.22
99 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                       20.07
100 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Agritubel                                    22.09
101 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             22.12
102 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                23.16
103 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                            23.20
104 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                    23.52
105 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Milram                                          23.58
106 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                             24.01
107 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                24.11
108 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                               25.06
109 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                         25.56
110 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                26.36
111 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  27.10
112 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                        27.29
113 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak                                          27.31
114 Viatscheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                        28.04
115 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                 28.07
116 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      28.57
117 Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears    29.00
118 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                            29.05
119 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                          29.18
120 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                            29.29
121 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              29.32
122 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                        29.34
123 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                 30.07
124 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                    30.12
125 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak                                        30.16
126 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              30.17
127 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                 30.43
128 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                    32.04
129 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                          32.18
130 Samuel Plouhinec (Fra) Agritubel                                   32.32
131 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak                                         32.43
132 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                       33.33
133 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                        33.55
134 José Alberto Martinez (Spa) Agritubel                              34.26
135 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis                                       34.28
136 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas                                    34.30
137 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Phonak                                      34.52
138 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick-Step-Innergetic                     34.54
139 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                            35.07
140 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team CSC                                   35.13
141 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            35.43
142 Julian Dean (NZl) Crédit Agricole                                  36.16
143 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                              36.36
144 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                         37.02
145 Florent Brard (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                 37.07
146 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                   38.45
147 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                           38.52
148 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis                                      38.54
149 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis                                         39.30
150 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                       40.16
151 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               40.22
152 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                         40.34
153 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                      40.38
154 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                    41.22
155 Isaac Galvez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  41.44
156 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            42.16
157 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                             42.25
158 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                     47.09
159 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                     47.17
160 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                        47.53
161 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                         53.16
162 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                56.10
163 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                                    56.44
164 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                             
165 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            57.35
166 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            1.01.51
167 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Crédit Agricole                           1.02.38
168 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                          1.10.16
Points classification
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                    211 pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                 188
3 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                            181
4 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  165
5 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                                148
6 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                     134
7 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                                127
8 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                            126
9 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     97
10 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          94
11 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                  93
12 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                             91
13 Isaac Galvez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                      80
14 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                          71
15 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                          59
16 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                46
17 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                          43
18 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   42
19 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  39
20 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                       39
21 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  38
22 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 34
23 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                          33
24 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis                                             33
25 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                              32
26 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                         32
27 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                31
28 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                        31
29 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                          27
30 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                  26
31 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                        25
32 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                                25
33 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  24
34 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                              24
35 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      22
36 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak                            21
37 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                              21
38 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                    20
39 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                  20
40 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                              20
41 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                         20
42 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                        20
43 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      20
44 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                20
45 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                            19
46 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                 18
47 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     18
48 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                             16
49 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                16
50 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile                                         15
51 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                15
52 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                      15
53 Yaroslav Popovyvch (Ukr) Discovery Channel                             15
54 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                15
55 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                14
56 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                     14
57 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                  13
58 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                            13
59 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                                        13
60 Florent Brard (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     12
61 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                     12
62 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                            12
63 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Milram                                           11
64 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak                                             11
65 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                        10
66 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     10
67 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 10
68 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                           10
69 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        9
70 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                               9
71 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                              9
72 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    9
73 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                       8
74 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                      8
75 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                      7
76 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  6
77 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                 6
78 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                              6
79 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 6
80 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  4
81 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                            4
82 David Canada (Spa) Saunier Duval                                        4
83 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                        4
84 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                           4
85 Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears         4
86 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel                                3
87 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                         3
88 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                            3
89 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                            2
90 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                            2
91 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak                                           2
92 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  2
93 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                         2
94 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 2
95 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                         2
96 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                   1
97 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                          1
98 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                           1
Mountains classification
1 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      54 pts
2 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                     45
3 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 38
4 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                   35
5 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    28
6 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     26
7 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                           24
8 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                              22
9 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                  17
10 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      15
11 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  13
12 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 11
13 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                10
14 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                       10
15 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                             9
16 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 7
17 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                         6
18 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 6
19 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   6
20 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                      6
21 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                   6
22 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                               6
23 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  5
24 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                 5
25 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                       5
26 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                         4
27 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     3
28 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                               3
29 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                          3
30 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                   3
31 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 3
32 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                   2
33 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                          2
34 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                          2
35 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                  1
36 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   1
37 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick-Step-Innergetic                          1
38 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                         1
Young rider classification
1 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  43.12.53
2 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                              0.58
3 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                    3.22
4 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               3.23
5 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                          4.24
6 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  5.03
7 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                         6.02
8 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                          8.49
9 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                 9.49
10 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                       10.21
11 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                          11.05
12 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                       11.34
13 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              16.24
14 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 18.23
15 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                          20.08
16 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                             23.17
17 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                           23.30
18 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                     24.24
19 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                        34.28
20 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             36.28
21 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                              36.37
22 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                         50.56
23 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             51.47
Teams classification
1 AG2R Prevoyance                                                  129.32.35
2 T-Mobile Team                                                         2.55
3 Phonak Hearing Systems                                                6.04
4 Gerolsteiner                                                          6.51
5 Team CSC                                                              7.13
6 Cofidis Credit Par Telephone                                          7.16
7 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                   7.22
8 Discovery Channel Team                                                7.24
9 Caisse D’Epargne-Illes Balears                                        8.55
10 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                               8.56
11 Rabobank                                                             9.22
12 Bouygues Telecom                                                    12.14
13 Davitamon - Lotto                                                   12.15
14 Lampre-Fondital                                                     12.23
15 Agritubel                                                           12.30
16 Team Milram                                                         14.12
17 Francaise Des Jeux                                                  17.41
18 Credit Agricole                                                     19.21
19 Quick Step - Innergetic                                             31.38
20 Liquigas                                                            42.41

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