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Tour de Georgia - 2.HC

USA, April 16-22, 2007

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Stage 2 - April 17: Thomaston to Rome, 217.2km

Stevic's studies pay off with Rome win

By Mark Zalewski, North American Editor with Kirsten Robbins in Rome, Georgia

Ivan Stevic (Toyota-United) claims a comfortable victory
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The Tour de Georgia has finished in Rome every year since the race's inception, and almost every time the winning move comes on the final push up Clocktower Hill. Even though Ivan Stevic (Toyota-United) had never raced the Tour de Georgia, he and his team studied the history and knew to be on the front for this decisive moment. The Serbian national champion jumped off the peloton at the right moment to take the win away from the rest of the sprinters.

"I remembered last year when Popovych jumped and that was one of the things that we were planning," said Stevic. "We were not sure if we were going to do it because Ivan [Dominguez] had great form and our best card to play was with him in a sprint. But I got the green light from the team to follow the moves with Caleb [Manion] at the end and to put all my cards on the table. It went pretty good because Caleb took me all the way to the [Clocktower] and went up it about 50 metres more really hard."

"I knew he was on my wheel the last lap - and he was better than me so I thought I would look after him," Manion told Cyclingnews after the race. "I knew this finish pretty well and I saw Popovych do it last year so I made sure I got him to the bottom of the steep climb and gave him a sling-shot - you only need five metres at the top of the climb and all of a sudden you are gone!"

A frustrated Freddie Rodriguez (Predictor-Lotto) suffered from deja v˙ in the finale. "This reminded me exactly of last year!" he said. "The attack went in the same place and I was third then and I was third today!"

JJ Haedo (Team CSC)
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Stevic's former teammate Juan Jose Haedo (Team CSC) knew to be where Stevic was, but found himself a few too many riders behind at the key moment. "I tried to stay in a good position but he did what Popovych did last year. I thought it might come back but it didn't. I was a little farther back from where I should have been, like top ten. I went into the top three over the top but he was already gone."

Stevic had tried to win here before, but ran into visa problems last year. "I missed [the race] last year because I had a problem with my visa and had to go back to Serbia. This year I missed the Tour of California because I got sick. I was really hoping to do this race because I have missed the big races in the last two years. I knew I had a chance and that today I felt really good."

Tucked safely into the peloton was race leader Daniele Contrini (Tinkoff Credit Systems) who will wear the yellow jersey another day. "We sat back a little today to protect the leaders jersey," he said. "We wanted to keep time gap close enough but we didn't have to do much of any work because there were other teams interested in keeping the time gap down too."

The main breakaway of the day, consisting of Austin King (Jittery Joe's), Glen Chadwick (Navigators Insurance) and Garrett Peltonen (Priority Health) did come away with a few prizes - with King taking the most aggressive rider award and Chadwick winning the $1,000 intermediate sprint.

How it unfolded

More idyllic scenery
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A nearly cloudless sky greeted the riders for the second stage - departing from the courthouse square of the small town of Thomaston, Georgia. A stiff breeze was blowing into the riders for the opening kilometres but not nearly as strong as yesterday's massive tailwind. The headwind slowed the peloton down to around 15 miles per hour at first as the riders stretched their legs and warmed up. But it was not too long before the attacks of the smaller domestic teams awoke the field.

Like yesterday it was Adam Bergman (Colavita-Suter Home) starting things off followed by numerous attacks and counterattacks by Priority Health, Jitter Joe's and BMC. It was not until 16 miles into the race that anyone got away to a lead greater than 15 seconds. This time it was Austin King (Jittery Joe's) who rolled off a counter attack to gain a lead. "There were a bunch of little attacks about 16 miles into the race," said King. "It was early and I just held the move and got a gap. Chadwick and Pelton came across and helped out to give us a further gap." Soon after he was joined by Garrett Peltonen (Priority Health) and Glen Chadwick (Navigators Insurance) and the peloton seemed content to let them have their fun.

The main breakaway
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The lead quickly ballooned to more than two minutes as the peloton sat in for a long afternoon ride. While King was quite active yesterday, and Chadwick known for long breakaway efforts, Peltonen was a surprise, having suffered injuries in yesterday's stage. "We needed someone in the break, and Austin went followed by Chadwick, so I just went with them - not really thinking what I was in for!" Peltonen chuckled. "It was hard and windy. The profile looked flat but it definitely wasn't, going up and down all day. We thought maybe we could get the KOM jersey at the end of the day. At least my bandages made me look tough out there!"

The trio found a nice rhythm along the rolling countryside, with King doing a lot of work driving the break in the early kilometres. Fifty kilometres into the race the break had almost ten minutes on the field, still working somewhat seamlessly. It was not until the first sprint line in Newnan, which carried an additional $1000 prime, that any real action occurred. Chadwick and King gave a little extra effort with Chadwick, a little more rested, pipping him on the line.

Aussie Glen Chadwick (Navigators)
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At this point the peloton, mainly led by Tinkoff Credit Systems, started to get a little realistic about things. Discovery Channel put a couple of riders up on the front to push the pace and bring the break a little closer. "We tried to keep the situation under control," said Discovery's Viatcheslav Ekimov, now a team director. "We are looking forward to Thursday and Friday - the TT and Brasstown. This is a long race and we know we are favourites - the rest of the peloton is watching us." Also joining in the chase was Toyota-United, obviously hoping to set up either of the Ivans, Dominguez or Stevic, in the final sprint.

Back in the peloton, along a wide portion of road, a touch of wheels near the middle of the peloton sent a few riders to the ground, including BMC's Mike Sayers. While all of the riders were able to continue, Sayers eventually abandoned a few kilometres later.

As the time gaps came back smaller and smaller, Chadwick started pulling longer on the front. "It was a long day. I took it easy while we got the time right out and then when the time started to come down I started really riding." King also kept pushing the pace as the time gaps seemed to shrink slower than the kilometres ticked off - giving the break a glimmer of hope for holding on.

"Everyone was working well in the break," said King. "It was a perfect group to be in. The gap slowly started to come down at the end but we continued working. The last point sprint the break went down to two guys on the big rollers coming into the finish. I got split off at that point. We are all opportunists and are riding really tough out there. We are going to stay aggressive all week and really try to stay apart of the race."

Race leader
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As the breakaway neared the second sprint line, just 42 kilometres from the finish in Rome, the peloton loomed at about two-and-a-half minutes. As King and Chadwick sprinted for points, Peltonen fell off the pace. Ten kilometres later, after pulling one too many times, it was King trying to hold Chadwick's wheel, rocking all over his machine. But one of the frequent kilometre-long rolling hills finally did him in, leaving the half-Aussie, half-Kiwi to fend for himself.

"I lost King at the end so I just tried to get to the KOM," said Chadwick. "But Health Net and Slipstream were chasing hard and got me about a kilometre before the climb."

Health Net-Maxxis had six of its riders driving the peloton, trying to get someone over Clocktower hill the first time - the only time KOM points were awarded. However, Ben Jacques-Maynes trumped their train to take the points and the jersey. "I was just in good position and was more looking to put our sprinter Emile Abrahms into good position too for the finish. We came around the corner and I headed into the hill in good position. Health Net lead out a really good train and I tried to figure out which one of them might go for it. But they all kind of jumped and I just floated behind them. I have ridden this hill a couple of times in past tours. I knew how to hit it this week so I came up behind them and have it a shot. I had a god gap over the top. I was surprised to have two or three bike lengths."

A happy Stevic
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Numerous teams took turns controlling the front of the peloton on the two finishing circuits, beginning with Navigators Insurance. Next it was Toyota-United and CSC trying to take over, with CSC's David Zabriskie hanging off the front for about 500 meters on the second lap. Next it was Discovery Channel looking to take its third win in Rome, following in the footsteps of Armstrong and Popovych. But riding the three Discovery riders was Ivan Stevic, biding his time.

"Over the top I put it in the big ring and when I looked back I saw the other guys looking at each other and I knew that there was a big chance for me," he said. "I knew I wasn't putting our team at risk by going by myself. Basically I double our chances to win because I was there by myself and if I didn't make it in the back Ivan and Henk were there to [win.] It was perfect - I am so glad that I did it."

Stevic held his lead down the Clocktower, up and over the final little hill and all the way to the line -- at one point even surprising the TV motorcycle. "The motorcycle came really close and slowed down. I had to brake but it didn't really affect my race. I was scared a little bit in the moment but having motorcycles around is normal in a race so it is not the first time that a motorcycle has come close."

Photography

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Images by Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us

Images by John Pierce/Photosport International

Results

1 Ivan Stevic (SCG) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                             5.35.27 (38.831 km/h)
2 Juan JosÚ Haedo (Arg) Team CSC                                                  0.02
3 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Predictor-Lotto                                                
4 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                              
5 Alessandro Proni (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                      
6 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                            
7 Charles Dionne (Can) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light                
8 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                
9 David Canada Gracia (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                    
10 Thomas Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                          
11 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                           
12 Jason Donald (USA) Team Slipstream                                                 
13 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                
14 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                                     
15 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                      0.05
16 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                    
17 Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light                
18 John Devine (USA) USA National Development Team                                    
19 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                       
20 Nathan O'neill (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                
21 Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quick Step - Innergetic                                        
22 Cesar Augusto Grajales (Col) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                        
23 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                                
24 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                         
25 Danny Pate (USA) Team Slipstream                                                   
26 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                           
27 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Slipstream                                              
28 Caleb Manion (Aus) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                  
29 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                             
30 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                            
31 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                              
32 Trent Wilson (Aus) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                                  
33 Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                          
34 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team                                               
35 Peter Hatton (Aus) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light                 
36 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                                    
37 Geert Steurs (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                                 
38 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                   
39 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                                      
40 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                        
41 Ben Day (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                                    
42 Jeffry Louder (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                 
43 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Slipstream                                     
44 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                     
45 Doug Ollerenshaw (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                              
46 Edward King (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell                
47 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Slipstream                                                  
48 Guido Trentin (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                         
49 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                       
50 Phil Zajicek (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                               
51 Karl Menzies (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                  
52 Scott Moninger (USA) BMC Racing Team                                               
53 Sheldon Deeny (USA) USA National Development Team                                  
54 Daniele Contrini (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                      
55 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Slipstream                                                  
56 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                           
57 Benjamin Brooks (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                            
58 Justin England (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                
59 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                                    
60 Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                               
61 David Mccann (Irl) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light                 
62 Neil Shirley (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                                  
63 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                           
64 Ciaran Power (Irl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                           0.21
65 Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light               0.25
66 Brian Vandborg (Den) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                            
67 Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team                                              
68 Scott Nydam (USA) BMC Racing Team                                                  
69 Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Slipstream                                               
70 Ivan Santaromita (Swi) Quick Step - Innergetic                                     
71 Henk Vogels (Aus) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                   
72 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                             
73 Gustavo Artacho (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light              
74 Matt Shriver (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                                  
75 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                           0.34
76 Timothy Johnson (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                               
77 Chad Beyer (USA) USA National Development Team                                     
78 Jacob Rosenbarger (USA) BMC Racing Team                                            
79 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell     0.44
80 Adam Bergman (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light                 
81 Michael Lange (USA) Team Slipstream                                                
82 Nick Gates (Aus) Predictor-Lotto                                               0.47
83 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team CSC                                                 
84 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team                                              
85 Evan Elken (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                                    
86 Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                            0.54
87 Kirk O'bee (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                    
88 Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light              
89 Viktor Rapinski (Blr) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                        0.58
90 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                       1.01
91 Eric Keim (USA) USA National Development Team                                      
92 Cody Stevenson (Aus) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                            1.14
93 Eric Riggs (USA) USA National Development Team                                     
94 Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team                                            0.05
95 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell        2.44
96 Richard England (Aus) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell            
97 Brian Dziewa (USA) USA National Development Team                               2.50
98 Nick Reistad (USA) USA National Development Team                                   
99 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                                               3.20
100 Steffen Weigold (Ger) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                      
101 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                         
102 Glen Alan Chadwick (NZl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                        
103 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC                                                    3.30
104 Martin Pedersen (Den) Team CSC                                                    
105 Chris Wherry (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                 
106 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                           
107 Caleb Fairly (USA) USA National Development Team                                  
108 Omer Kem (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell                  
109 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell          5.07
110 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                     6.06
111 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Predictor-Lotto                                              
112 Garrett Peltonen (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell          
113 Emile Abraham (Tri) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell         0.05
114 Austin King (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                              6.06
 
Sprint 1
 
1 Glen Alan Chadwick (NZl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                         5 pts
2 Garrett Peltonen (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell           3
3 Austin King (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                                   1
 
Sprint 2
 
 
1 Glen Alan Chadwick (NZl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                         5 pts
2 Austin King (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                                   3
3 Garrett Peltonen (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell           1
 
Sprint 3 - finish line
 
1 Ivan Stevic (SCG) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                  15 pts
2 Juan JosÚ Haedo (Arg) Team CSC                                                    12
3 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Predictor-Lotto                                              10
4 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                             7
5 Alessandro Proni (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                     6
6 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                           5
7 Charles Dionne (Can) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light               4
8 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                               3
9 David Canada Gracia (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                   2
10 Thomas Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                         1
 
Mountains 1
 
1 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell         4 pts
2 Nathan O'neill (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                3
3 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                2
4 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                             1
 
Young rider
 
1 John Devine (USA) USA National Development Team                              5.35.32
2 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                            
3 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Slipstream                                               
4 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                               
5 Peter Hatton (Aus) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light                  
6 Edward King (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell                 
7 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Slipstream                                                   
8 Sheldon Deeny (USA) USA National Development Team                                   
9 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Slipstream                                                   
10 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                                    
11 Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                               
12 Ivan Santaromita (Swi) Quick Step - Innergetic                                 0.20
13 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                           0.29
14 Chad Beyer (USA) USA National Development Team                                     
15 Michael Lange (USA) Team Slipstream                                            0.39
16 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team CSC                                             0.42
17 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                       0.56
18 Eric Riggs (USA) USA National Development Team                                 1.09
19 Nick Reistad (USA) USA National Development Team                               2.45
20 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC                                                     3.25
21 Martin Pedersen (Den) Team CSC                                                     
22 Caleb Fairly (USA) USA National Development Team                                   
23 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell           5.02
 
Teams
 
1 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                                          16.46.27
2 Team CSC                                                                        0.03
3 The Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis                                 
4 Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                                  0.04
5 Prodir-Saunier Duval                                                            0.06
6 Quick Step-Innergetic                                                               
7 Colavita/Sutter Home Presented by Cooking Light Team                                
8 Predictor-Lotto                                                                     
9 Team Slipstream Powered by Chipotle                                                 
10 Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                                                  
11 Jittery Joe's                                                                  0.09
12 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                                             
13 BMC Racing Team                                                                    
14 USA Cycling National Development Team                                          0.38
15 Priority Health Cycling Team Presented by Bissell                              0.48
 
General classification after Stage 2
 
1 Daniele Contrini (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                8.59.43
2 Doug Ollerenshaw (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                           0.29
3 Ben Day (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                                 0.38
4 Ivan Stevic (SCG) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                1.07
5 Juan JosÚ Haedo (Arg) Team CSC                                                  1.13
6 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Predictor-Lotto                                            1.15
7 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                          1.19
8 Alessandro Proni (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                      
9 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                 
10 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                           
11 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                               
12 Thomas Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                          
13 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                           
14 Charles Dionne (Can) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light               
15 David Canada Gracia (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                   
16 Jason Donald (USA) Team Slipstream                                                 
17 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                                     
18 Emile Abraham (Tri) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell          1.20
19 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                     1.21
20 Danny Pate (USA) Team Slipstream                                               1.22
21 David Millar (GBr) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                          
22 John Devine (USA) USA National Development Team                                    
23 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                             
24 Nathan O'neill (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                
25 Cesar Augusto Grajales (Col) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                        
26 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team                                               
27 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                                    
28 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                                
29 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Slipstream                                              
30 Karl Menzies (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                  
31 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                       
32 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                                      
33 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                            
34 Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light                
35 Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quick Step - Innergetic                                        
36 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                       
37 Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                          
38 Trent Wilson (Aus) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                                  
39 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                           
40 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                    
41 Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                               
42 Peter Hatton (Aus) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light                 
43 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                              
44 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                     
45 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                   
46 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                        
47 Sheldon Deeny (USA) USA National Development Team                                  
48 Geert Steurs (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                                 
49 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                                    
50 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                           
51 Justin England (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                
52 Phil Zajicek (USA) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                               
53 David Mccann (Irl) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light                 
54 Edward King (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell                
55 Guido Trentin (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                         
56 Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Slipstream                                     
57 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Slipstream                                                  
58 Jeffry Louder (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                 
59 Scott Moninger (USA) BMC Racing Team                                               
60 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Slipstream                                                  
61 Benjamin Brooks (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                            
62 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                           
63 Neil Shirley (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                                  
64 Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team                                                
65 Ciaran Power (Irl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                           1.38
66 Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team                                          1.42
67 Henk Vogels (Aus) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                   
68 Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light                   
69 Gustavo Artacho (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light              
70 Ivan Santaromita (Swi) Quick Step - Innergetic                                     
71 Brian Vandborg (Den) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                            
72 Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Slipstream                                               
73 Scott Nydam (USA) BMC Racing Team                                                  
74 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                             
75 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                           1.51
76 Timothy Johnson (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                               
77 Jacob Rosenbarger (USA) BMC Racing Team                                            
78 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell     2.01
79 Michael Lange (USA) Team Slipstream                                                
80 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team                                          2.04
81 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team CSC                                                 
82 Nick Gates (Aus) Predictor-Lotto                                                   
83 Caleb Manion (Aus) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                              2.09
84 Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                            2.11
85 Kirk O'bee (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                    
86 Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light              
87 Cody Stevenson (Aus) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                            2.31
88 Chad Beyer (USA) USA National Development Team                                 2.33
89 Eric Keim (USA) USA National Development Team                                  3.00
90 Viktor Rapinski (Blr) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                        3.15
91 Eric Riggs (USA) USA National Development Team                                 4.08
92 Glen Alan Chadwick (NZl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                     4.31
93 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                                               4.37
94 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                          
95 Steffen Weigold (Ger) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                       
96 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC                                                     4.47
97 Martin Pedersen (Den) Team CSC                                                     
98 Chris Wherry (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                  
99 Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                            
100 Matt Shriver (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                             5.31
101 Adam Bergman (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light            5.50
102 Evan Elken (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                               5.53
103 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell          6.24
104 Austin King (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                              7.20
105 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                     7.23
106 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell       7.50
107 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                      7.51
108 Brian Dziewa (USA) USA National Development Team                              7.56
109 Richard England (Aus) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell       9.34
110 Nick Reistad (USA) USA National Development Team                              9.40
111 Caleb Fairly (USA) USA National Development Team                             10.20
112 Omer Kem (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell                  
113 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Predictor-Lotto                                         12.00
114 Garrett Peltonen (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell     13.14
 
Sprint classification
 
1 Daniele Contrini (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                     23 pts
2 Ivan Stevic (SCG) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                  15
3 Juan JosÚ Haedo (Arg) Team CSC                                                    14
4 Viktor Rapinski (Blr) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                           13
5 Doug Ollerenshaw (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                             13
6 Ben Day (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                                   11
7 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                            11
8 Glen Alan Chadwick (NZl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                        10
9 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Predictor-Lotto                                              10
10 Alessandro Proni (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                    7
11 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Health Net presented by Maxxis                               7
12 Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                               6
13 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                          5
14 Karl Menzies (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                 5
15 Austin King (USA) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                                  4
16 Garrett Peltonen (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell          4
17 Charles Dionne (Can) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light              4
18 Emile Abraham (Tri) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell             3
19 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                              3
20 Ciaran Power (Irl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                              3
21 David Canada Gracia (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                  2
22 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                        1
23 Thomas Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                         1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell         4 pts
2 Nathan O'neill (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                3
3 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                2
4 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                             1

Points classification 
 
1 Daniele Contrini (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                     23 pts
2 Viktor Rapinski (Blr) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                           13
3 Doug Ollerenshaw (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                             13
4 Ben Day (Aus) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                                   11
5 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                7
6 Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                6
7 Karl Menzies (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                                  5
8 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                             4
9 Emile Abraham (Tri) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell              3
10 Ciaran Power (Irl) Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                              3
11 Juan JosÚ Haedo (Arg) Team CSC                                                    2
12 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                        1
13 Alessandro Proni (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                                    1
 
Young rider classification
 
1 John Devine (USA) USA National Development Team                              9.01.05
2 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Slipstream                                               
3 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                            
4 Tommy Nankervis (Aus) Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team                                
5 Peter Hatton (Aus) Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light                  
6 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                               
7 Sheldon Deeny (USA) USA National Development Team                                   
8 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                                     
9 Edward King (USA) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell                 
10 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Slipstream                                                  
11 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Slipstream                                                  
12 Ivan Santaromita (Swi) Quick Step - Innergetic                                 0.20
13 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Predictor-Lotto                                           0.29
14 Michael Lange (USA) Team Slipstream                                            0.39
15 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team CSC                                             0.42
16 Chad Beyer (USA) USA National Development Team                                 1.11
17 Eric Riggs (USA) USA National Development Team                                 2.46
18 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC                                                     3.25
19 Martin Pedersen (Den) Team CSC                                                     
20 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Priority Health Cycling Team presented by Bissell           5.02
21 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                       6.29
22 Nick Reistad (USA) USA National Development Team                               8.18
23 Caleb Fairly (USA) USA National Development Team                               8.58
 
Teams classification
 
1 Tinkoff Credit Systems                                                      27.02.08
2 The Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis                             0.15
3 Navigators Insurance Cycling Team                                               0.25
4 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                                              0.58
5 Team CSC                                                                        1.01
6 Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team                                                  1.02
7 Predictor-Lotto                                                                 1.04
8 Quick Step-Innergetic                                                               
9 Prodir-Saunier Duval                                                                
10 Team Slipstream Powered by Chipotle                                                
11 Colavita/Sutter Home Presented by Cooking Light Team                               
12 Jittery Joe's                                                                  1.07
13 BMC Racing Team                                                                    
14 Priority Health Cycling Team Presented by Bissell                              1.46
15 USA Cycling National Development Team                                          2.18

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