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48th Vuelta al País Vasco - ProT

Spain, April 7-12, 2008

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Stage 3 - April 9: Erandio - Viana, 195km

Herrero adds stage to points lead

By Monika Prell in Viana

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After two third place finishes so far in this year's edition of the Vuelta al País Vasco, Karpin Galicia's David Herrero won the third stage from Erandio to Viana over 195 kilometers. The 28 year-old Basque beat compatriot Luis León Sánchez from Caisse d'Epargne and the Italian Paolo Bettini (Quick Step) to the line.

Herrero, taking his first victory since 2006, also extended his lead in the points classification while Egoi Martínez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) enlarged his lead in the mountains classification.

Astana was able to control the race on this transitional stage to keep its Alberto Contador in the overall lead, despite the efforts of two men, Team High Road's Morris Possoni and the Rabobank rider Paul Martens, to escape the field. They broke free of the peloton just 35 kilometres into the race, and the pair gained more than six minutes advantage in the long rolling section between the first and second mountains of the day. However, the duo suffered in the strong winds and rain, and Martens was dropped with just over 50 kilometres to go. Possoni soldiered on alone but was also brought down to earth by the Alto de Aguilar de Codes on the second time up with 15 kilometres remaining.

Herrero was overjoyed at the finish. "I like struggling for victories, but when you do so by almost winning in two stages, you know you are in a great form. But if you don't win, you despair. So, this victory is really a relief for me. This has been the most important win for me. Last year I had a bad year with a lot of injuries, but the team went on have confidence in me."

Thinking of the rest of the race, the stage winner said, "I don't see it as impossible to beat Contador in the time trial. Personally, I think that for me, I should be able to climb on the podium, or at least to be amongst the best ten riders, perhaps even amongst the best five."

In the Meta Volantes competition, Iban Mayoz (Karpin Galicia) also kept his lead. "The team helps me a lot, and now I hope to be able to win this classification," said Mayoz. "Today I tried to escape early to collect points, and in the end I have been able to be amongst the first three riders in the Meta Volantes classification."

How it unfolded

Erandio's schoolkids were happy this morning - distracted by the start to the third stage of the Vuelta al País Vasco in their village. The kids and their teachers attended the sign-in and enjoyed the chance to see their cycling idols in person. They cheered and applauded. The riders were visibly pleased by the attention and gave their attention to their small supporters.

At 11:00, the 149 riders started in direction to Bilbao. Carlos Barredo (Quick Step) was the only one who non-starter. As the stage was the longest and also a hilly affair, everybody expected many break away attempts. Two Spaniards were the first to fulfill the expectations. Mountains classification leader Egoi Martínez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) and Meta Volantes leader Iban Mayoz (Karpin Galicia) tried their luck at kilometer one. Gerolsteiner's Markus Fothen joined them, but the trio was discordant, and so the peloton regained them five kilometers later.

Morris Possoni (High Road) and Paul Martens (Rabobank)
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During the next 20 kilometers, many small breakaway groups formed and then were chased down by the peloton, until at kilometer 30, Team High Road's Morris Possoni and the Rabobank rider Paul Martens were able to escape. The peloton let them go, and the duo acquired a maximal advance of six minutes and four seconds, before team Astana got to work to close the gap.

Crowds at the first mountain sprint of the day, a category two Alto de Barrerilla, saw the Italian win. Euskaltel - Euskadi's Martínez was able to grab two points for his mountain account as he came in front of compatriot Joan Horrach (Caisse d'Epargne).

The riders had no time to enjoy the landscape of the four regions of Bizkaia, Alava, Castilla y León and Navarra with their cliffy tree-less hills beside the typical Basque green pastures and the famous vineyards of the Rioja Alavesa. Instead the riders were on to three more mountains. Possoni won all three KOMs, and again Martínez crossed them in third to enlarge his lead on his rivals also contending for the mountains jersey.

Then, it began to rain, and on the descent from the Alto de Aguilar de Codes, Martens crashed. Fortunately, he was able get back on and ride, but he never regained his break mate and he hung behind him at about one minute.

Possoni comes through with a lap to go
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After 152.7 kilometers, the riders passed for the first time the small town of Viana, on the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, with its beautiful, historic Old Town full of churches and hostels for pilgrims. After climbing for the first time the final 300m stretch to the finish, the peloton had still 42.3 kilometers left to race. Quick Step and Astana led the peloton, so that Possoni's advantage began to decrease quickly. Twenty-one kilometers before the finish line, the peloton dashed High Road's hopes for the second consecutive stage win as the pack caught the the last escaped rider.

The peloton raced together for the last twenty kilometers before it broke into many parts on the final ascent with its average grade of seven percent. Spaniard Luis León Sánchez (Caisse d'Epargne) went to the front before he was reeled in by his compatriot David Herrero. The Karpin Galicia rider crossed the finish line first, ahead of Sánchez and the defending world champion Paolo Bettini

Thursday's fourth stage will bring the peloton from Viana to the capital of the Basque country, to Vitoria. It will include five mountains (one first category, two second category and two third category) over 171 kilometers.

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Results

1 David Herrero Llorente (Spa) Karpin Galicia                        4.54.24 (39.74 km/h)

2 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                          
3 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step                                        
4 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                
5 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                       
6 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                    
7 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre                                           
8 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2r - La Mondiale                            
9 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team High Road                                      
10 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott               
11 Igor Astarloa Ascasibar (Spa) Team Milram                            
12 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Silence - Lotto                              
13 Patxi Javier Vila (Spa) Lampre                                       
14 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                  
15 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quick Step                                   
16 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                          
17 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Bouygues Telecom                        
18 Andry Grivko (Ukr) Team Milram                                       
19 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Crédit Agricole                                
20 Iouri Trofimov (Rus) Bouygues Telecom                                
21 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Karpin Galicia                        
22 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram                                       
23 David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Karpin Galicia                             
24 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                    
25 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                                
26 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                  
27 Michael Barry (Can) Team High Road                                   
28 Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                 
29 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone               
30 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank                          
31 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 
32 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                             
33 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux                             
34 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                              
35 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                            
36 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                            
37 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott               
38 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                   
39 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                    
40 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank                                       
41 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre                                         
42 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                      
43 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne                              
44 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana                                   
45 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                         
46 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                                
47 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank                                         
48 Manuel Beltrán (Spa) Liquigas                                        
49 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Karpin Galicia                                 
50 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                            
51 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française des Jeux                          
52 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                         
53 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                         
54 Iker Camaño (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                              
55 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                                       
56 Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                    
57 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Silence - Lotto                               
58 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence - Lotto                              
59 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone               
60 Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team CSC                                        
61 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2r - La Mondiale                            
62 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2r - La Mondiale                               
63 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux                                 
64 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team High Road                                   
65 Kanstantin Siutsou (Blr) Team High Road                              
66 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2r - La Mondiale                  
67 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Quick Step                                        
68 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick Step                                  
69 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                       
70 Alberto Fernández De La Puebla (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott           
71 Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quick Step                                       
72 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team CSC                                      
73 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre                                        
74 Ruben Lobato Elvira (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                      
75 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                
76 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone    
77 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                       
78 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                          
79 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC                                  
80 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre                                           
81 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Team CSC                          
82 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Team Milram                                 
83 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto                          
84 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana                          
85 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                     0.23
86 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                       0.28
87 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                         0.52
88 Chris Horner (USA) Astana                                        0.58
89 René Mandri (Est) AG2r - La Mondiale                             2.11
90 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2r - La Mondiale                              
91 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                         
92 Theo Eltink (Ned) Rabobank                                       2.24
93 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team CSC                                  
94 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre                                             
95 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                
96 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                  2.56
97 John Devine (USA) Team High Road                                     
98 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                
99 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                        
100 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone             
101 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Liquigas                                        
102 Maxime Méderel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                
103 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Crédit Agricole                                 
104 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Karpin Galicia                                     
105 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              
106 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Silence - Lotto                             
107 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                         
108 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              
109 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step                            5.01
110 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                          
111 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                               
112 Markus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    
113 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   
114 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team High Road                                
115 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                    
116 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Française des Jeux                                 
117 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux                               
118 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram                                     
119 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Caisse d'Epargne                          
120 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          
121 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                         
122 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                        
123 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Liquigas                                 
124 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone              
125 Dimitri Champion (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             
126 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana                                        
127 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux                                 
128 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                                6.54
129 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                         
130 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank                                      
131 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team High Road                                 
132 Francis Mourey (Fra) Française des Jeux                         7.40
133 Christophe Kern (Fra) Crédit Agricole                           8.21
134 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana                            9.05
135 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana                                
136 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) Astana                                       
137 Juan Francisco Mourón (Spa) Karpin Galicia                          
138 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas                                12.50
139 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas                                       
140 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    
141 Sebastian Schwager (Ger) Team Milram                                
142 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                        
143 Philip Deignan (Irl) AG2r - La Mondiale                             
144 Alejandro Paleo (Spa) Karpin Galicia                           16.07
145 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone            
146 Evgeny Sokolov (Rus) Bouygues Telecom                          16.09
 
Points
 
1 David Herrero Llorente (Spa) Karpin Galicia                             25 pts
2 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                            20
3 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step                                          16
4 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                  14
5 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                         12
6 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                      10
7 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre                                              9
8 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2r - La Mondiale                               8
9 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team High Road                                         7
10 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                  6
11 Igor Astarloa Ascasibar (Spa) Team Milram                               5
12 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Silence - Lotto                                 4
13 Patxi Javier Vila (Spa) Lampre                                          3
14 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                     2
15 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quick Step                                      1
 
Sprints
 
Bernedo, km. 125
1 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                              3 pts
2 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team High Road                                      2
3 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Karpin Galicia                                          1
 
Viana, km. 152.7
1 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team High Road                                      3 pts
2 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                              2
3 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Karpin Galicia                                          1
 
Espronceda, km. 170
1 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team High Road                                      3 pts
2 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Karpin Galicia                                          2
3 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana                                     1
 
Mountains
 
Alto de la Barrerilla (Cat. 2) km. 49
1 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team High Road                                      6 pts
2 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                              4
3 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                       2
4 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                              1
 
Alto de la Aldea (Cat. 2)) km. 130
1 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team High Road                                      6 pts
2 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                              4
3 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                       2
4 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                 1
 
Alto de Aguilar de Codes (Cat. 3) km. 144
1 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team High Road                                      3 pts
2 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                              2
3 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                       1
 
Alto de Aguilar de Codes (Cat. 3) km. 185
1 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                       6 pts
2 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                   4
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                                    2
4 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                       1

Teams
 
1 Karpin Galicia                                                    14.43.12
2 Team Milram                                                               
3 Lampre                                                                    
4 Silence-Lotto                                                             
5 Caisse d'Epargne                                                          
6 Gerolsteiner                                                              
7 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                       
8 Bouygues Telecom                                                          
9 Quick Step                                                                
10 Credit Agricole                                                          
11 Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone                                         
12 Liquigas                                                                 
13 Team High Road                                                           
14 Saunier Duval-Scott                                                      
15 Rabobank                                                                 
16 Team CSC                                                                 
17 Ag2r-La Mondiale                                                         
18 Française Des Jeux                                                       
19 Astana                                                                   
 
General classification after stage 3
 
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                             12.14.28
2 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Karpin Galicia                         0.03
3 David Herrero Llorente (Spa) Karpin Galicia                           0.08
4 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre                                               
5 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team High Road                                          
6 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram                                            
7 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                       
8 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                         
9 Patxi Javier Vila (Spa) Lampre                                            
10 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank                              
11 Iouri Trofimov (Rus) Bouygues Telecom                                    
12 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                   
13 Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                     
14 Iker Camaño (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                                  
15 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                 
16 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                   
17 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                             
18 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank                                             
19 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                       
20 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                                    
21 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                   
22 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                             
23 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                        
24 Alberto Fernández De La Puebla (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott               
25 Ruben Lobato Elvira (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                          
26 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step                                       0.15
27 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quick Step                                       
28 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                              
29 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Bouygues Telecom                            
30 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux                                 
31 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                
32 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux                                     
33 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Crédit Agricole                                  
34 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre                                             
35 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team High Road                                       
36 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre                                               
37 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC                                      
38 Andry Grivko (Ukr) Team Milram                                       0.29
39 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                             
40 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Crédit Agricole                                    
41 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana                                       
42 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Karpin Galicia                                     
43 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank                                           
44 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Silence - Lotto                                   
45 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                           0.36
46 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 0.48
47 David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Karpin Galicia                                 
48 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone               1.07
49 Igor Astarloa Ascasibar (Spa) Team Milram                                
50 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Silence - Lotto                                  
51 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                      
52 Manuel Beltrán (Spa) Liquigas                                            
53 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne                                  
54 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                          
55 Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                        
56 Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quick Step                                           
57 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                    
58 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Team Milram                                     
59 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2r - La Mondiale                           1.16
60 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                                       1.19
61 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2r - La Mondiale                                
62 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Quick Step                                            
63 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team CSC                                          
64 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                            1.59
65 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                             
66 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                   
67 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2r - La Mondiale                                   
68 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                           
69 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                           
70 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto                              
71 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                
72 Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team CSC                                            
73 Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Team CSC                              
74 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana                              
75 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                         2.22
76 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                             2.51
77 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                   3.44
78 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                  
79 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre                                            
80 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Liquigas                                         4.15
81 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                4.23
82 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                          4.55
83 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Silence - Lotto                                  
84 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone    5.32
85 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                5.50
86 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    6.08
87 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step                                 6.20
88 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Caisse d'Epargne                               
89 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               6.40
90 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Crédit Agricole                                      
91 Kanstantin Siutsou (Blr) Team High Road                              6.42
92 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                         6.53
93 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana                                         7.00
94 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                               
95 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team High Road                                  7.09
96 Michael Barry (Can) Team High Road                                   7.15
97 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Française des Jeux                              
98 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                              
99 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre                                             7.35
100 Chris Horner (USA) Astana                                           8.01
101 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              8.07
102 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                         8.13
103 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2r - La Mondiale                 9.00
104 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) Astana                                       9.34
105 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick Step                                 9.37
106 Theo Eltink (Ned) Rabobank                                          9.39
107 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                     9.41
108 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team High Road                                9.43
109 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                            
110 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                    10.11
111 Maxime Méderel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                    
112 John Devine (USA) Team High Road                                        
113 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana                               10.24
114 Juan Francisco Mourón (Spa) Karpin Galicia                         11.04
115 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                        11.50
116 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team CSC                                12.01
117 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                   12.16
118 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                      12.33
119 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                 
120 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                         12.34
121 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas                                      13.57
122 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                                   14.09
123 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Karpin Galicia                                    14.29
124 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone             14.38
125 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Liquigas                                     
126 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Française des Jeux                                     
127 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux                              15.16
128 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram                                    15.27
129 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank                                     16.31
130 Sebastian Schwager (Ger) Team Milram                               16.34
131 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Crédit Agricole                              16.45
132 Francis Mourey (Fra) Française des Jeux                            17.27
133 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana                               18.32
134 René Mandri (Est) AG2r - La Mondiale                               18.54
135 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2r - La Mondiale                                 
136 Christophe Kern (Fra) Crédit Agricole                              20.01
137 Markus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   21.44
138 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                       22.27
139 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux                                23.26
140 Dimitri Champion (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 
141 Evgeny Sokolov (Rus) Bouygues Telecom                              27.51
142 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas                                    29.33
143 Philip Deignan (Irl) AG2r - La Mondiale                                 
144 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        
145 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone           51.05
146 Alejandro Paleo (Spa) Karpin Galicia                               54.13
 
Points classification
 
1 David Herrero Llorente (Spa) Karpin Galicia                             57 pts
2 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step                                          36
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre                                             35
4 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team High Road                                        32
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                                   25
6 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                  22
7 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2r - La Mondiale                              22
8 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Karpin Galicia                           20
9 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                      20
10 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                           20
11 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                             12
12 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                        12
13 Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram                                         10
14 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Quick Step                                     10
15 Igor Astarloa Ascasibar (Spa) Team Milram                              10
16 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                                         10
17 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                       8
18 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                  8
19 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                  8
20 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                7
21 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Silence - Lotto                                 7
22 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                     6
23 Iouri Trofimov (Rus) Bouygues Telecom                                   6
24 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                            6
25 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                                   5
26 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       4
27 Patxi Javier Vila (Spa) Lampre                                          3
28 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank                             3
29 Michael Barry (Can) Team High Road                                      2
30 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                             1
 
Sprint classification
 
1 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Karpin Galicia                                         15 pts
2 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team High Road                                      8
3 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                          8
4 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                       6
5 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                              5
6 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2r - La Mondiale                      4
7 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                              2
8 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana                                     1
9 Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quick Step                                           1
10 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                   1
11 Chris Horner (USA) Astana                                               1
12 Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                       1
13 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                  1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                      36 pts
2 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                   22
3 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                             17
4 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Karpin Galicia                                         16
5 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team High Road                                     15
6 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank                                             10
7 José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2r - La Mondiale                      7
8 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                          7
9 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Karpin Galicia                            6
10 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                                   6
11 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                  6
12 Ruben Lobato Elvira (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                         5
13 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone                  4
14 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre                                             2
15 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                      1
16 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                  1
17 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step                                          1
18 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Saunier Duval-Scott                                               36.43.48
2 Rabobank                                                                  
3 Lampre                                                                0.07
4 Bouygues Telecom                                                          
5 Team High Road                                                        0.14
6 Team CSC                                                                  
7 Karpin Galicia                                                        0.16
8 Caisse d'Epargne                                                      0.28
9 Astana                                                                0.34
10 Gerolsteiner                                                         0.40
11 Quick Step                                                           1.13
12 Team Milram                                                          1.20
13 Silence-Lotto                                                            
14 Credit Agricole                                                      1.39
15 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                  1.51
16 Cofidis, le Credit Par Telephone                                     1.58
17 Liquigas                                                             3.09
18 Ag2r-La Mondiale                                                     4.10
19 Française Des Jeux                                                   7.21

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