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93rd Tour de France - ProT

France, July 1-23, 2006

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Stage 14 - Sunday, July 16: Montélimar - Gap, 181 km

Patience a virtue: Pierrick takes a trick

Next, a day of rest, but L'Alpe awaits...

By Anthony Tan, Hedwig Kröner & Brecht Decaluwé in Montélimar, with additional reporting from Tim Maloney

Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues)
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Today along the windy, hilly roads to Gap, a 27 year-old Frenchman by the catchy name of Pierrick Fedrigo proved patience is a virtue.

Finding the right move 35 kilometres into the race, doing enough work to stay up front and out of trouble - but never showing his true strength until the final two hundred metres - Fedrigo came out a winner. A comfortable victor over Lampre-Fondital's Salvatore Commesso, even though the Italian was arguably the stronger of the two on the day, last year's French national champion also showed the strongest is not always the smartest.

"Tactically, I did very well in the final kilometre," said a modest Fedrigo. "I stayed on Commesso's wheel until there was only 200 metres to go, so I could overtake him easily.

"At that moment, you can't realise what is happening. But I can tell you now that it is a beautiful sensation, because it hasn't been easy for us since the start of the Tour.

"Even if we tried to get in a break, we still didn't have the guarantee that we would battle for the stage win," Fedrigo said.

Commesso and Fedrigo
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"But we managed to get there, as we remained motivated until the end. For sure, this Tour is now a real success for us. Our goal was to win a stage in this Tour de France, as we don't have a GC rider in the team. That's why we're trying to get into the breakaway groups, with the success of today as a result."

Commesso, who has been without a win since his victory in the Trofeo Matteotti in July 2002, was in tears at the finish, telling Italian television he over-geared himself in the sprint. But from his reaction, it was clear that desperation also got the better of him on this day.

"This wasn't because of Fedrigo," said the 31 year-old when asked about the gesture of banging his fists against the bars. "It was just because of myself. I haven't won any race for two years."

"Everyday I work for the others," continued Commesso, "and for the one time that it is my day, I'm only able to lose. What can I do to win? Kill my opponents?"

Oscar Pereiro (Caisse d'Epargne)
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Team CSC's strong American Christian Vandevelde came within a hair's breadth of victory himself. Attacking a fatigued peloton inside the final kilometre, the 30 year-old was attempting to steal victory from underneath Fedrigo and Commesso's noses, but came up just three seconds short.

Explained Vandevelde, "At the end of the race, everyone was really tired, and there was no team who took it into their hands. So I just went.

"We had a little drama with the team GC; we hoped that the break wouldn't be gone for half an hour like yesterday. But in the end, everything came back together and we even put some time into the team GC - it was good! Being the leader of the teams' competition will now give us more responsibility in the race."

Four seconds behind Vandevelde, Christophe Moreau led home a 33-strong peloton that including all the GC favourites, leaving the leaderboard at status quo. At one point in the race, a quarter of the breakaway group were placed in the top 20 on the Classement Général, but neither of the top teams were letting a situation like yesterday happen again so soon.

David Canada (Saunier Duval)
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Rik Verbrugghe (Cofidis)
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And although the heat may not have been as serious a factor as yesterday's stage to Montélimar, where the mercury hit 40 degrees C, the day was not without its casualties.

Mirko Celestino (Milram) and Magnus Bäckstedt (Liquigas) both abandoned, before the breakaway was halved 40 kilometres from the finish, when Saunier Duval's David Canada lost it on a descent, taking out Matthias Kessler (T-Mobile) and Rik Verbrugghe (Cofidis). Canada and Verbrugghe were evacuated to hospital, the former diagnosed with a broken right collarbone and the latter a broken femur; Kessler got back up and finished, 12 minutes behind the stage winner.

"I was following right behind Verbrugghe," said stage winner Fedrigo. "Because of the heat, the road was deformed, reminding me about the crash of Joseba Beloki some years ago, also here in Gap.

"Verbrugghe had to brake very hard, causing his wheels to slip; I touched his bike, but I could keep riding. It's very sad that it happened and I hope he wasn't hurt too bad, but those things just happen in cycling."

Tomorrow brings the second and final day of rest in Gap, before the 156 strong peloton tackle the first of three consecutive - and torturous - stages in the Haute Alpes, beginning with the often travelled though seldom enjoyed road to L'Alpe-d'Huez.

How it unfolded

The peloton
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Phase three of the 93rd Tour de France kicked off on a transitional stage Sunday on stage 14. There were 181km from Montélimar-Gap to race and 160 riders took the start at 1.01pm on yet another hot sunny day, with temperatures expected to rise into the high 30's by the finish in Gap. Stage 14 included four categorized ascents, the Cat.3 Cote du Bois-de-Salles after 14.0km, Cat.3 Col de Peyruergue (72.5km), the Cat.2 Col de Perty (97.0km) and the Cat 2. Col de la Sentinelle at 171.0km, just 9.5km from the finish in Gap. There were two intermediate sprints on Stage 14th in La Bonte (50.0km) and La Plaine (160.5km), just before the ascent of the final climb of the Col de la Sentinelle.

Kopp (Gerolsteiner), Schröder (Milram) and Lobato (Saunier Duval) attacked almost from the drop of the flag and after 5km, they were 20 seconds ahead of the peloton, with Française des Jeux and AG2R teams chasing - the break was caught in a few kilometres. On the day's first climb, the Cat.3 Cote du Bois-de-Salles, another break went and Boogerd (Rabobank) led over the summit. This escape had Hincapie (Discovery), Mazzoleni (T-Mobile), Goubert (AG2R), Ballan, Commesso and Valjavec (Lampre-Fondital), Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne), Rujano (Quick.Step), Camaño (Euskaltel) and Boogerd (Rabobank).

George Hincapie (Discovery)
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Phonak decided to pursue the escape and the gap was hovering about 30 seconds as the chase wound through the rocky terrain of the Vaucluse. On the uphill towards Rousset-les-Vignes, the peloton closed down on the break and the remains of the escape came back in the pretty town after 31.5km. A few kilometres later, Commesso, Kessler and Fedrigo went on the attack and got a gap, then were joined by big names like, Sastre, Karpets, Leipheimer and Moreau, so all hell broke lose.

After 39km at the foot of the Montagne de Lance, Martinez (Euskaltel), Kessler (T-Mobile), Aerts (Davitamon), Fedrigo and Commesso again were away. Not only the temps but also the pace was hot as the Tour escapees rode the 46.8km in the first hour. Aerts won the first sprint in La Bonte after 50km, with the peloton chasing hard 30 seconds behind. Verbrugghe (Cofidis) and Canada (Saunier Duval) then bridged across to the lead group after a 21km chase, while they passed Martinez on the way up as he gave up hope on the break and dropped back to the group of the maillot jaune after 65km.

Race leader Oscar Pereiro signaled his Caisse d'Epargne team to chop off the chase soon thereafter and things calmed down. On the Cat.3 Col de Peyruergue after 72.5km, cannonball Commesso took the GPM and the gap back to the peloton was 3'40. The rocky peaks of the Baronnies range loomed to the south as the mid afternoon heat approached 34 degrees. At the feed zone in Saint-Auban-sur-l'Ouvèze, the gap had stabilized at 5 minutes and Milram's Mirko Celestino abandoned when the peloton passed through. Caisse d'Epargne resumed their tempo and atop the Cat.2 Col de Perty after 97.0km, Canada was first over the GPM, with the peloton at 5'37. Once the long descent to the Durance River valley began, Quick.Step, Milram's milkmen and Liquigas-Bianchi began to chase.

Oscar Pereiro (Caisse d'Epargne)
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The break was working well but with 39km to go, disaster struck on a downhill right hand reverse camber bend. Three riders crashed out of the escape, cutting the front runners strength by 50 percent in one fell swoop. First, Canada, who was riding next to last wheel had his front wheel slip out and he hit the deck hard, while last wheel Matze Kessler flipped over the top of him and went head over heels, over the guardrail and into a ditch. A little further in front, second rider Verbrugghe lost control and almost avoided hitting the guardrail and riding into a field, but he also flipped over the guardrail and into the ditch. Other than his dignity, Kessler was not hurt much and got back on his bike to be absorbed by the chasing peloton, but Canada (broken collarbone) and Verbrugghe (broken left femur) were forced to abandon.

The gap for the now break of three was 3'30 minutes with 20km to ride to the foot of the Col de la Sentinelle, and Fedrigo, Aerts and Commesso were working well together but Liquigas had four riders on the front going hard. The front trio was hanging tough and at the final sprint in La Plaine, just before the ascent of the final climb, their lead was 2'45 ahead of the Liquigas-Bianchi led peloton. Route du Sud winner Fedrigo was working hard and as the peloton turned left onto the road that led up the Col de la Sentinelle, the Italian team stopped their chase and no one team took over until Caisse d'Epargne's Flo Brard hit the front to maintain the pace.

At 15km to go, the gap was 2 minutes and falling as the front trio turned left on the little road that led to the summit. As the melting asphalt glistened, Commesso powered away on the front of the break to try and control the pace. Gerolsteiner upped the pace in the peloton, which provoked an attack by Ag2r's Calzati. Halfway up the Col de la Sentinelle, the break had 1'45 when Fedrigo attacked hard and dumped Aerts, but Commesso kept contact.

Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues)
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At the front of the chasing peloton, Calzati's attack was neutralized and the chase had slowed behind as there was a lot of manoeuvring for the GPM, because maillot à pois De la Fuente was dropped from the favourites' group. At the summit of the Sentinelle with 8.5km, the front duo had a gap of 45 seconds and were still working well together, but the gap was falling fast as Boogerd took the third place GPM points ahead of Schleck and Rasmussen. The descent was slick with melting asphalt but the two front riders were still going all out as Boogerd, Popovych, Hincapie and maillot jaune Pereiro were chasing hard behind. With 5km left, the front duo was just 0'22 ahead and falling as Popovych and Azevedo were going all out to bring back the break and give Big George Hincapie a shot at the win. But at the 3km mark as the descent to Gap was almost finished, the peloton's pursuit slowed as no one wanted to take the initiative.

Discovery Channel's Popovych hit the front again with 2.5km to go, but it was too late. The hesitation had given the front duo just enough of a gap to stay away until the end. CSC's Vandevelde made a strong countermove at the 1km mark from the group maillot jaune and as he closed the gap into Gap quickly, the suspense mounted. With 500m to go, the two front riders made the last turn onto the finishing straight. Toto Commesso was in front and he went first, but Fedrigo went past him and the Italian blew with 30m to go.

2005 French champion Fedrigo won for the third stage victory by a French rider and the first ever Tour de France stage win for Bouygues Telecom.

Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues)
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Runner-up Toto Commesso was devastated by the loss and his failure to win his third career stage win at Le Tour. In tears, the Lampre-Fondital cannonball told Italian TV that "I've been trying to get in a good break since the beginning. It's been four years without a win for me and it's really tough to lose like this." American Christian Vandevelde (CSC), having his best Tour ever made a smart attack with one kilometre to go to solo in third, ahead of AG2R'S old warhorse Moreau, who won the sprint from the groupe maillot jaune and moved past Discovery Channel's Popovych into 10th on GC.

Oscar Pereiro Sio will keep the yellow jersey when stage 15 starts on Tuesday and he and his Caisse d'Epargne team will likely ride hard to defend it. Robbie McEwen (DVL) leads the chase for the maillot vert of best sprinter with 252 pts, 30 points ahead of Quick-Step-Innergetic's World Champion Tom Boonen, while in the race for the best climber's jersey, David De La Fuente (Saunier Duval) still leads with 80 points, but last year's winner Michael Rasmussen (Rabobank) has closed to within 7 points of the fading Spaniard.

Tuesday, July 18 - Stage 15: Gap-l'Alpe-d'Huez, 187 km

Phase three of the 93rd Tour de France goes full bore with a massive stage through the dark heart of the Hautes Alpes into Isère. An early break of contenders' teammates will get established on the Col d'Izoard, then it's up and over the Col du Lautaret, where the long descent will probably bring the race back together at the foot of l'Alpe d'Huez for a ding-dong battle up the final 14km to the legendary finish. Menchov and his strong climbers' team at Rabobank will certainly go on the attack Tuesday, while Landis and Klöden will try to hang tough.


Hors Categorie: 86km Col d'Izoard 2,360 m. 14.2 km at 7%
Cat 2: 134km Col du Lautaret 2,058 m.; 12.1 km at 4.4%
Hors Categorie: 187km l'Alpe d'Huez 1,860 m 13.9 km at 7.9%


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1 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              4.14.23 (42.573 km/h)
2 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    
3 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                     0.03
4 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 0.07
5 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                          
6 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                             
7 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                              
8 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                               
9 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                     
10 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                          
11 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                                  
12 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                      
13 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                       
14 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                         
15 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                               
16 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    
17 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           
18 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                               
19 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                               
20 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                     
21 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                              
22 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                       
23 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                                   
24 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                            
25 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                              
26 Benoît Salmon (Fra) Agritubel                                              
27 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                         
28 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                      
29 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel                                       
30 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                          
31 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                                  
32 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                         
33 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                        
34 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                  
35 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                                    
36 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                    
37 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                          0.29
38 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                0.41
39 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval                                           
40 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                            
41 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      
42 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    0.50
43 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    0.58
44 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 1.58
45 José Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval                                   2.04
46 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                      
47 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak                                
48 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                         2.18
49 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                      
50 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                                    
51 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                
52 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
53 Patxi Vila (Spa) Lampre-Fondital                                           
54 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                    
55 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      
56 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
57 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    
58 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile                                             
59 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    
60 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                       3.49
61 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                               5.18
62 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                 
63 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak                                               
64 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                          
65 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                     
66 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     6.28
67 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                  6.58
68 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                              
69 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                 
70 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                              
71 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak                                            7.44
72 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                    8.04
73 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                                    
74 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                                
75 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          
76 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Milram                                                  
77 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                         
78 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                                    
79 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                  
80 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                               
81 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Agritubel                                            
82 Viatscheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                                
83 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                    
84 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel                                      
85 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2R-Prevoyance                                        
86 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                       
87 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                         
88 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    
89 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                      
90 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                                
91 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                            
92 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          
93 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                              
94 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                                  
95 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                     
96 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                    
97 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis                                                 
98 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     
99 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                           
100 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak                                             
101 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                
102 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
103 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis                                             
104 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                               
105 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                            
106 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                       8.58
107 Julian Dean (NZl) Crédit Agricole                                         
108 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    
109 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak                                                
110 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                               
111 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                 
112 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                     
113 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                             
114 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                        
115 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Phonak                                             
116 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                              
117 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                     
118 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       
119 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                     12.04
120 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                              
121 Florent Brard (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                        
122 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           
123 Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears           
124 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                           
125 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                            
126 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                           
127 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     
128 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                           
129 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   
130 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                       
131 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick-Step-Innergetic                       12.56
132 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak                                                 
133 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                                
134 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               
135 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                        
136 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                
137 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas                                           
138 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                                             
139 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   
140 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                      
141 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                     
142 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                                  
143 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                           
144 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                             15.51
145 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                           16.14
146 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                        17.00
147 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     
148 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                   
149 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                   
150 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
151 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval                                  20.02
152 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                              
153 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                        
154 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             
155 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 22.08
156 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                            32.05
DNF Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis                                              
DNF David Canada (Spa) Saunier Duval                                          
DNF Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas                                           
DNF Mirko Celestino (Ita) Milram                                              
1 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   25 pts
2 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  22
3 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                       20
4 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                   18
5 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                        16
6 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                           15
7 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                            14
8 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                             13
9 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                   12
10 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                        11
11 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                                10
12 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                     9
13 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                      8
14 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                        7
15 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                              6
16 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   5
17 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          4
18 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                              3
19 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                              2
20 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    1
Côte Du Bois-De-Salles - Cat. 3, km 14
1 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                             4 pts
2 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                              3
3 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                    2
4 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     1
Col De Peyruergue - Cat. 3, km 72.5
1 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   4 pts
2 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                          3
3 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                            2
4 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    1
Col De Perty - Cat. 2, km 97
1 David Canada (Spa) Saunier Duval                                          10 pts
2 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                          9
3 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    8
4 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   7
5 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                            6
6 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis                                               5
Col De La Sentinelle - Cat. 3, km 171
1 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  20 pts
2 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   18
3 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                            16
4 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                              14
5 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                          12
6 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   10
La Bonté (Condorcet), km 50
1 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                          6 pts
2 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    4
3 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                      2
La Plaine (Lettret), km 160.5
1 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   6 pts
2 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    4
3 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                          2
Young rider
1 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 4.14.30
2 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            
3 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                           0.22
4 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     0.51
5 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  1.51
6 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                   1.57
7 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                             2.11
8 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                5.11
9 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                      
10 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                          6.51
11 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                                7.57
12 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                               
13 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                              
14 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                    
15 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                 
16 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                          11.57
17 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                            
18 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                            12.49
19 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    
20 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               16.53
21 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                          19.55
22 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                         
23 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                             31.58
Most combative
1 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    
1 Lampre-Fondital                                                     12.43.23
2 Team CSC                                                                0.03
3 Gerolsteiner                                                            0.07
4 T-Mobile Team                                                               
5 Discovery Channel Team                                                      
6 Caisse D’Epargne-Illes Balears                                              
7 Agritubel                                                               0.29
8 AG2R Prevoyance                                                         0.41
9 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                     1.41
10 Phonak Hearing Systems                                                 2.04
11 Credit Agricole                                                        2.18
12 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                                 2.38
13 Cofidis Credit Par Telephone                                           2.52
14 Rabobank                                                               3.49
15 Bouygues Telecom                                                       4.02
16 Davitamon - Lotto                                                      5.18
17 Quick Step - Innergetic                                               14.20
18 Francaise Des Jeux                                                    15.26
19 Liquigas                                                              16.55
20 Team Milram                                                           18.12
General classification after stage 14
1 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  64.05.04
2 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                               1.29
3 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      1.37
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                            2.30
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                       2.46
6 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                            3.21
7 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                           3.58
8 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                           4.51
9 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                     5.02
10 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                5.13
11 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                              5.44
12 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       5.46
13 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                5.55
14 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                        7.07
15 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                     7.08
16 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                         7.23
17 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                     8.16
18 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  8.36
19 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel                                   9.11
20 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                          10.06
21 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                              10.08
22 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               10.32
23 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                       10.33
24 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                  11.06
25 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                        11.17
26 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                 12.47
27 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                               13.04
28 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                14.36
29 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                   14.58
30 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               15.32
31 Benoît Salmon (Fra) Agritubel                                         16.04
32 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 16.19
33 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  18.01
34 Patxi Vila (Spa) Lampre-Fondital                                      19.05
35 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                     19.43
36 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval                                      21.54
37 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                      23.26
38 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                               24.28
39 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                               24.52
40 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               25.37
41 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                    28.34
42 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                             28.36
43 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                         28.47
44 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                29.30
45 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                       34.20
46 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                34.53
47 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak                           35.25
48 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   35.48
49 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                       36.23
50 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile                                        36.54
51 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                         37.08
52 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval                                   37.58
53 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     38.18
54 José Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval                                  38.21
55 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                               38.42
56 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                 39.32
57 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                39.59
58 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                             40.35
59 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                 40.50
60 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                              42.36
61 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2R-Prevoyance                                   42.52
62 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                       42.54
63 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak                                          45.11
64 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    45.51
65 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 47.25
66 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              47.33
67 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                            47.50
68 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                       47.57
69 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                 48.13
70 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                48.24
71 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                               49.11
72 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                                         49.59
73 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   50.33
74 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                        51.57
75 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                      53.23
76 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     53.53
77 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel                                 53.55
78 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                         54.58
79 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                         55.04
80 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 55.21
81 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                             55.24
82 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               55.39
83 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  55.58
84 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                          56.04
85 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                            56.16
86 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                             57.00
87 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                59.12
88 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                           59.59
89 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Agritubel                                     1.01.04
90 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                       1.01.56
91 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               1.02.28
92 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                  1.02.58
93 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     1.03.07
94 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                             1.03.47
95 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               1.04.37
96 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Milram                                           1.04.53
97 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   1.05.09
98 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                        1.05.30
99 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak                                       1.05.39
100 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                         1.06.47
101 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                            1.07.41
102 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                        1.08.05
103 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                            1.09.00
104 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                            1.09.04
105 Viatscheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel                        1.09.17
106 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                             1.09.22
107 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                1.10.08
108 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             1.10.30
109 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak                                          1.11.47
110 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                           1.12.28
111 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                1.13.19
112 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                            1.15.01
113 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                       1.15.22
114 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                1.15.39
115 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak                                         1.16.04
116 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              1.16.47
117 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                      1.17.21
118 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                 1.17.59
119 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                 1.18.10
120 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                               1.18.16
121 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick-Step-Innergetic                     1.18.41
122 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                        1.18.43
123 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                    1.20.30
124 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak                                        1.20.45
125 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                    1.21.13
126 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Phonak                                      1.21.55
127 Florent Brard (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                 1.22.02
128 Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears    1.22.28
129 Julian Dean (NZl) Crédit Agricole                                  1.22.31
130 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Cofidis                                      1.24.34
131 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                 1.24.44
132 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            1.24.52
133 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                        1.27.56
134 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis                                         1.28.39
135 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                      1.28.41
136 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas                                    1.28.50
137 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                         1.29.17
138 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                     1.29.53
139 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      1.30.04
140 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                          1.32.08
141 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            1.32.13
142 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                           1.32.19
143 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                   1.32.34
144 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                         1.33.27
145 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                       1.34.13
146 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                              1.35.29
147 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                    1.36.11
148 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                        1.36.19
149 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                        1.37.56
150 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Crédit Agricole                             1.42.56
151 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            1.44.09
152 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                1.45.31
153 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                         1.46.47
154 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               1.51.13
155 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              1.51.54
156 Sébastien Joly (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                            2.07.30
Points classification
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                      252 pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                   222
3 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                              207
4 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    192
5 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                                  172
6 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                       159
7 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                              148
8 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                                  146
9 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                    120
10 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           111
11 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      99
12 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis                                               98
13 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                            84
14 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                            67
15 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                  60
16 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                57
17 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                     56
18 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       50
19 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis                                               49
20 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                  48
21 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                  46
22 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                            43
23 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                                42
24 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                40
25 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                                40
26 Marco Velo (Ita) Milram                                                  40
27 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    39
28 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                        39
29 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                         39
30 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    38
31 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                          35
32 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   34
33 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                            34
34 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  33
35 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                       33
36 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                            33
37 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                          32
38 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                           32
39 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                           31
40 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                          31
41 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                             28
42 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 28
43 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                28
44 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    26
45 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        26
46 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                              26
47 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                          25
48 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                       25
49 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                   24
50 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    24
51 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  24
52 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                           24
53 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        24
54 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                               24
55 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                    22
56 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         22
57 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                    22
58 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak                              22
59 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                      20
60 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                           20
61 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                      20
62 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                20
63 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                       17
64 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                        16
65 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                               16
66 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                             16
67 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                  16
68 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                       16
69 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick-Step-Innergetic                              16
70 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile                                           15
71 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  15
72 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  15
73 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  14
74 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  14
75 Florent Brard (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       12
76 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                              12
77 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                             11
78 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak                                               11
79 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                          10
80 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   10
81 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                       10
82 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                             10
83 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                                 9
84 Axel Merckx (Bel) Phonak                                                  8
85 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                      8
86 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    7
87 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                        7
88 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                                   6
89 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       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 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    4
95 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                          4
96 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                      4
97 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                              4
98 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                4
99 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                             4
100 Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears          4
101 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                          3
102 Julian Dean (NZl) Crédit Agricole                                        3
103 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                             3
104 Ivan Ramiro Parra (Col) Cofidis                                          2
105 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   2
106 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak                                            2
107 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  2
108 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                          2
109 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                    1
110 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel                                     1
111 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                            1
Mountains classification
1 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                    80 pts
2 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                          73
3 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                        62
4 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         61
5 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                            61
6 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Agritubel                                       45
7 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   38
8 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                        36
9 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                                 35
10 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval                                    35
11 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 31
12 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                             30
13 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  30
14 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     28
15 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                       28
16 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      26
17 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                             25
18 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      25
19 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis                                            24
20 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                             24
21 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               22
22 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  20
23 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   20
24 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                        17
25 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                16
26 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                        16
27 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                       15
28 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                                          14
29 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  14
30 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    13
31 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                    13
32 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R-Prevoyance                                  12
33 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                            12
34 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                                  12
35 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   11
36 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  10
37 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                                           10
38 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                           9
39 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                               9
40 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel                                   9
41 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                                7
42 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                        7
43 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   7
44 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                    6
45 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                        6
46 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                     6
47 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                 5
48 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    5
49 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                   5
50 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                                 4
51 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval                                          3
52 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile                                             3
53 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       3
54 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                 3
55 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                     3
56 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                           3
57 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                            3
58 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Discovery Channel                                     2
59 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                               2
60 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                   2
61 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                            2
62 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   1
63 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     1
64 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick-Step-Innergetic                                    1
65 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick-Step-Innergetic                            1
66 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                           1
Young rider classification
1 Marcus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    64.10.50
2 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   12.15
3 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 29.07
4 Moises Duenas (Spa) Agritubel                                          31.22
5 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                               36.50
6 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Milram                                             42.04
7 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval                                  42.27
8 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                          49.18
9 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Milram                                           50.18
10 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval                                53.26
11 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                         56.10
12 José Rujano (Ven) Quick-Step-Innergetic                               58.01
13 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                          59.44
14 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                          1.01.01
15 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                             1.01.55
16 David Lopez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 1.04.22
17 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval                                  1.12.13
18 Eduardo Gonzalo (Spa) Agritubel                                     1.14.44
19 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                           1.26.22
20 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             1.26.27
21 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                        1.28.27
22 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick-Step-Innergetic                         1.30.33
23 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             1.38.23
Teams classification
1 Team CSC                                                           192.07.16
2 Caisse D’Epargne-Illes Balears                                         15.57
3 T-Mobile Team                                                          22.09
4 Gerolsteiner                                                           22.55
5 AG2R Prevoyance                                                        27.43
6 Rabobank                                                               31.12
7 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                                 40.43
8 Lampre-Fondital                                                        43.01
9 Cofidis Credit Par Telephone                                           44.31
10 Discovery Channel Team                                                44.49
11 Phonak Hearing Systems                                                49.04
12 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                   53.52
13 Agritubel                                                           1.03.10
14 Bouygues Telecom                                                    1.15.50
15 Credit Agricole                                                     1.18.15
16 Davitamon - Lotto                                                   1.20.40
17 Team Milram                                                         1.40.08
18 Francaise Des Jeux                                                  2.13.30
19 Liquigas                                                            2.17.42
20 Quick Step - Innergetic                                             2.50.34

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