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Tour Down Under

10th Tour Down Under - ProT

Australia, January 20-27, 2008

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Stage 4 - Friday, January 25: Mannum - Strathalbyn, 134km

Greipel grabs second ProTour victory, Renshaw holds on to the lead

By Greg Johnson and Paul Verkuylen in Adelaide, South Australia

Andre Greipel (Team High Road)
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Germany's Andre Greipel (Team High Road) outclassed his rivals in a crash-marred finish to claim his second ProTour stage victory on the Tour Down Under's Stage 4. Greipel started out Australia's first ProTour event on high by taking the pre-race criterium win on Sunday night, before following up the victory with another sensational sprint win into Hahndorf on Wednesday's Stage 2.

"I felt not so good the whole stage, it was really busy today," explained Greipel after the finish. "There were a lot of breakaways and a lot of wind today, I think everybody was a little pissed off because of the wind today. But at the end we were lucky and second win in Tour Down Under."

Greipel attempted to conserve his energy over the course of the day, something that was made difficult by the high heat and humidity as well as the constant attacking in the peloton. Greipel again paid tribute to his supportive squad.

"It was fantastic again, everyone supports me very good and at the end I just need the last 12 metres," he said.

A little rock grafitti on the climb up Adelaide road
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The Team High Road rider just managed to pass tour leader Mark Renshaw (Credit Agricole) on the line, leaving Renshaw to take second place. Third place went to Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Caisse D'Epargne) who beat home fourth placed Australian Matthew Goss (Team CSC)

The sprinters managed to avoid the carnage that unfolded behind them when Rabobank's Mathew Hayman fell hard after allegedly being head butted by another rival. Hayman is believed to have broken his collar bone in the fall, while Elia Rigotto (Team Milram) was disqualified for not holding his line and endangering other riders.

While his second stage victory came close to putting Greipel in the leader's jersey, after some quick mathematics the 25 year-old just marginally fell short of Renshaw's time. The Credit Agricole rider from Bathurst continues to lead the tour by four seconds over Greipel while Stage 3 winner Allan Davis (UniSA-Australian National Team) is still in contention a further three seconds back in third place.

Stage winner Andre Greipel (Team High Road)
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"It was really on there for the first two hours," said Renshaw. "I mean, we were getting hit from left, right and centre with all the power of Team CSC and Caisse D'Epargne, and as it worked out most of the peloton ended up in 1000 pieces, but it all came back together there and most importantly ended in a bunch sprint."

Renshaw recalled the hectic finish, describing it as dicey and adding that he hoped his compatriot Hayman was okay after the incident.

"It got a bit dicey there at the finish, there were a few corners where I wasn't too sure where I was going but that's always the case when you're fifth or sixth wheel, you're too busy watching the guy in front of your just hoping he knows where he's going. It's really unfortunate there was a crash, it's not the pretty side of cycling and you'd never wish it upon anybody."

The Tour Down Under's general classification is expected to break apart tomorrow, with the famed Willunga climb expected to break up the race. Despite the obstacle posed to the sprinters by the climb some, including Renshaw and Davis, are expected to capitalize on the tough penultimate stage and remain as contenders for the overall win.

How it unfolded

Urgency required for a mechanical problem with
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Clear blue sky's greeted the ProTour peloton at Mannum for the start of the 134kilometer stage that would see them make their way back towards Adelaide to the rural town of Strathalbyn, where the local crowd was waiting to present the winner with a piece of local memorabilia. A live cow dressed with a jersey representing the town was patiently waiting next to the podium for its new owner.

The peloton was active right from the gun with a number of small moves making their way off the front in the opening kilometers. A move that was initiated by three riders, Nicki Sorensen (CSC), Mathieu Perget (Caisse D'Epargene) and Simon Clarke (UniSA) finally broke the strangle hold that the main peloton had over the previous escapes, building a lead of 30 seconds by the foot of the first climb.

Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Saunier Duval-Scott) bridged across to the small group shortly before the start of the climb and set about increasing the lead of the break.

Unfortunately for the leaders, the main field was feeling too frisky and sensing the opportunity that the four kilometer climb presented, the big hitters made their way to the head of the field and lifted the pace too high for some. By the time the leaders reached the top of the climb the main field, which had splintered into three groups, was close on their heels.

Arkaitz Duran (Saunier Duval-Scott) took the points on offer as they crested the climb, with Perget (Caisse D'Epargne) coming second and Nicki Sorensen (CSC) third.

At the sprint into the finish
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The fast descent was enough for the 60 strong group which had ridden away on the climb to bring back the four riders out front with the rest of the field chasing hard as the gap to the first peloton grew to over a minute. It was too early in the race however for such a large group to stay away, and the second peloton pulled back the first over the next ten kilometers.

Shortly after the group was complete a brief lapse in concentration coupled with some confusion in the peloton as they rounded a bend, Stuart O'Grady (CSC) and Christophe Le Mevel (Credit Agricole) came down, however both were able to rejoin the field shortly after with only minor abrasions.

The attacks kept coming as they headed towards the first of two intermediate sprints, with Australians William Walker (Rabobank) and O'Grady both active on the front. Once again the field split in two and as Allan Davis (UniSA) crossed the line to take the bonus seconds from Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Caisse D'Epargne) and Phillip Gilbert (Francaise des Jeux), to move him close to the overall lead, the gap was around 500meters.

Mathew Hayman (Rabobank) had some nasty scratches
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Jan Robert Forster (Gerolsteiner) took the second sprint in to Woodside after 60 kilometers from Mark Renshaw (Credit Agricole) and Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Caisse D'Epargne). For the next 15 kilometers more attacks ensued, but again the main field was reluctant to let any go as the groups were too big and the field ultimately stayed together.

An attack by Javier Aramendia Lorenti (Euskaltel-Euskadi) a few kilometers later caught the field napping and he quickly built up a two minute lead. Powering towards the finish, he was rapidly gaining time over the field that was now being controlled by Credit Agricole. As the field passed the 100 kilomter mark, Lorenti was exactly four minutes ahead, the maximum he would get.

With Rabobank coming to the front to help Credit Agricole chase, Lorenti's lead quickly deteriorated as they took two minutes in just seven kilometers.

With ten kilometers to the finish, Lorenti's day was over as the sprinters began moving to the front of the field. CSC, Rabobank, UniSA and High road took control of proceedings as they prepared their riders for the technical run into the line which included a small climb in the final two kilometers along with a series of corners before the final six hundred meter straight.

Rounding the bend for the final sprint to the line an erratic move by Elia Rigotto (Team Milram) brought Rabobank's Matt Hayman, which later resulted in his disqualification from the race. Greipel once again proved too strong for the others taking his second stage and possibly his first ever cow.

Photography

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Results

1 Andre Greipel (Ger) Team High Road                                    3.14.46 (41.280 km/h)
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Credit Agricole                                           
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                                
4 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Csc                                           
5 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Saunier Duval-Scott                                      
6 Allan Davis (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                          
7 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                                  
8 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Csc                                                
9 Davide Vigano (Ita) Quick Step                                               
10 Jan Robert Forster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       
11 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                   
12 Aurelien Clerc (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                                       
13 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre                                               
14 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                    
15 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana                                                    
16 Richie Porte (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                        
17 Mickael Delage (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                     
18 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                        
19 Heinrich Friederich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                             
20 Pablo Lastras Garci (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                                  
21 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team High Road                                            
22 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas                                       
23 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                               
24 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                               
25 William Walker (Aus) Rabobank                                               
26 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                               
27 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                       
28 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                           
29 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                            
30 Jose Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                         
31 Sebastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                      
32 Scott Davis (Aus) Team High Road                                            
33 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Csc                                               
34 Mickael Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                        
35 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Francaise Des Jeux                                    
36 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse D'Epargne                                       
37 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            
38 Erki Putsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom                                          
39 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana                                                 
40 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                        
41 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Credit Agricole                                           
42 Igor Astarloa Ascasibar (Spa) Team Milram                                   
43 Luke Roberts (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                        
44 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                                   
45 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                              
46 Renaud Dion (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                          
47 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Csc                                              
48 Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                             
49 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                    
50 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) Quick Step                                          
51 Simon Clarke (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                        
52 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                         
53 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                                
54 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                   
55 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                             
56 Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Team Milram                                          
57 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Bouygues Telecom                               
58 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto                                           
59 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Credit Agricole                                         
60 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                          
61 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                                   
62 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Quick Step                                         
63 Nick Gates (Aus) Silence-Lotto                                              
64 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre                                              
65 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                              
66 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre                                               
67 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                       
68 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank                                                   
69 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                  
70 Jeremy Roy (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                         
71 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          
72 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                         
73 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas                                          
74 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                        
75 Alessandro Proni (Ita) Quick Step                                           
76 Kjell Carlstrom (Fin) Liquigas                                              
77 Christian Murro (Ita) Lampre                                                
78 Javier Aramendia Lorenti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                          
79 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                      
80 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                
81 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                      
82 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            
83 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Silence-Lotto                                           
84 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team High Road                                        
85 Benoit Joachim (Lux) Astana                                                 
86 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team High Road                                         
87 Martin Muller (Ger) Team Milram                                             
88 Andoni Lafuente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                   
89 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Csc                                   
90 Allan Johansen (Den) Team Csc                                               
91 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team High Road                                         
92 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                         
93 Dennis Haueisen (Ger) Team Milram                                           
94 Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana                                        
95 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse D'Epargne                                       
96 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Team Milram                                        
97 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                         
98 Karl Menzies (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                        
99 Jesus Del Nero Montes (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                             
100 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                      
101 Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Csc                                           
102 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                     
103 Ivan Santaromita Villa (Ita) Liquigas                                      
104 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Lampre                                                 
105 Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre                                                
106 Jon Bru Pascal (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                   
107 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                                
108 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                                             
109 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Credit Agricole                                       
110 Christophe Kern (Fra) Credit Agricole                                      
111 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                        
112 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Credit Agricole                                       
113 Nicolas Crosbie (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
114 Ruben Lobato Elvira (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                              
115 Yann Huguet (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                          
116 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                      
117 Julien Mazet (Fra) Astana                                              0.26
118 Carlo Westphal (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          
119 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                 0.26
120 Stephane Poulhies (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                   
121 Dimitri Champion (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
122 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                                  
123 Rene Haselbacher (Aut) Astana                                          1.03
124 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team High Road                                  1.21
125 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Team Milram                                      1.28
126 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                           1.45
127 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                               1.48
128 Theo Elltink (Ned) Rabobank                                                
129 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                               
DSQ Elia Rigotto (Ita) Team Milram                                             
DNF Evgeny Sokolov (Rus) Bouygues Telecom                                      
 
Sprints
 
1. Townsend Street, Mt Torrens at General Store - 47.9 km
1 Allan Davis (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                         6 pts
2 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                                4
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                   2
 
2. Main Street, Woodside at Bedford Hotel - 60.2 km
1 Jan Robert Forster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       6 pts
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Credit Agricole                                          4
3 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                         2
 
Finish Arch - Dawson Street opposite IGA Arcade, Strathalbyn - 134.0 km
1 Andre Greipel (Ger) Team High Road                                          8 pts
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Credit Agricole                                          6
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                               4
 
Mountains
 
Adelaide Road near Palmer - 19.2 km
1 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                             16 pts
2 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse D'Epargne                                      12
3 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Csc                                               8
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                        6
5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                   4
 
 
Team
 
1 Team CSC                                                              9.44.18
2 Caisse D'Epargne                                                             
3 Team High Road                                                               
4 Gerolsteiner                                                                 
5 Francaise Des Jeux                                                           
6 UniSA - Australia                                                            
7 Saunier Duval-Scott                                                          
8 Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                             
9 Ag2r-La Mondiale                                                             
10 Astana                                                                      
11 Rabobank                                                                    
12 Credit Agricole                                                             
13 Liquigas                                                                    
14 Bouygues Telecom                                                            
15 Quick Step                                                                  
16 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                         
17 Silence-Lotto                                                               
18 Lampre                                                                      
19 Team Milram                                                                 
 
General Classification after Stage 4
 
1 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Credit Agricole                                   13.28.38
2 Andre Greipel (Ger) Team High Road                                       0.04
3 Allan Davis (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                      0.07
4 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                            0.14
5 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                                  
6 Mickael Delage (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                  0.18
7 Mickael Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                         
8 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                   0.19
9 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                             0.20
10 Kjell Carlstrom (Fin) Liquigas                                              
11 Jan Robert Forster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   0.21
12 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                            0.22
13 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                   
14 Richie Porte (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                        
15 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                               0.23
16 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                         
17 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Csc                                           0.24
18 Aurelien Clerc (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                                       
19 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                       
20 Davide Vigano (Ita) Quick Step                                              
21 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre                                               
22 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas                                       
23 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Saunier Duval-Scott                                     
24 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                           
25 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                        
26 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana                                                    
27 Heinrich Friederich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                             
28 Jose Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                         
29 Adam Hansen (Aus) Team High Road                                            
30 Erki Putsep (Est) Bouygues Telecom                                          
31 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Bouygues Telecom                               
32 William Walker (Aus) Rabobank                                               
33 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                             
34 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                        
35 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                            
36 Jeremy Roy (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                         
37 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                              
38 Igor Astarloa Ascasibar (Spa) Team Milram                                   
39 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Csc                                              
40 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                        
41 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                    
42 Renaud Dion (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                          
43 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Francaise Des Jeux                                    
44 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Credit Agricole                                         
45 Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                               
46 Alessandro Proni (Ita) Quick Step                                           
47 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Csc                                               
48 Koen De Kort (Ned) Astana                                                   
49 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Csc                                          
50 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto                                           
51 Simon Clarke (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                        
52 Scott Davis (Aus) Team High Road                                            
53 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                                   
54 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre                                              
55 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                              
56 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            
57 Mario Aerts (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                             
58 Carlo Westphal (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           
59 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Credit Agricole                                           
60 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                
61 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse D'Epargne                                       
62 Luke Roberts (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                        
63 Jon Bru Pascal (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                    
64 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank                                                   
65 Ivan Santaromita Villa (Ita) Liquigas                                       
66 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas                                               
67 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                      
68 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Lampre                                                  
69 Sebastien Portal (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                      
70 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          
71 Jose Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Astana                                        
72 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                         
73 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                  
74 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre                                               
75 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) Quick Step                                          
76 Jesus Del Nero Montes (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                             
77 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Quick Step                                         
78 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            
79 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas                                          
80 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                       
81 Christophe Kern (Fra) Credit Agricole                                       
82 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                         
83 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Csc                                   
84 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse D'Epargne                                       
85 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                                              
86 Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Csc                                            
87 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Team Milram                                        
88 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                     0.44
89 Christian Murro (Ita) Lampre                                            1.01
90 Dennis Haueisen (Ger) Team Milram                                       1.58
91 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                                2.12
92 Pablo Lastras Garci (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                              2.39
93 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                                 
94 Nick Gates (Aus) Silence-Lotto                                          3.29
95 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team High Road                                   3.36
96 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team High Road                                     3.50
97 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Team Milram                                       3.51
98 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                           4.28
99 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                    
100 Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Team Milram                                         
101 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Silence-Lotto                                          
102 Javier Aramendia Lorenti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                         
103 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana                                                
104 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                      
105 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                         
106 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                     
107 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team High Road                                       
108 Yann Huguet (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                          
109 Allan Johansen (Den) Team Csc                                              
110 Benoit Joachim (Lux) Astana                                                
111 Andoni Lafuente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                  
112 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Credit Agricole                                       
113 Ruben Lobato Elvira (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                              
114 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                      
115 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team High Road                                    4.47
116 Dimitri Champion (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                4.50
117 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                              4.54
118 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                     
119 Julien Mazet (Fra) Astana                                                  
120 Martin Muller (Ger) Team Milram                                        5.29
121 Rene Haselbacher (Aut) Astana                                          5.31
122 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                           6.13
123 Theo Elltink (Ned) Rabobank                                            6.16
124 Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre                                            6.22
125 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Credit Agricole                                   6.24
126 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                    6.27
127 Stephane Poulhies (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                               7.35
128 Karl Menzies (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                   9.04
129 Nicolas Crosbie (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                12.08
 
Sprints classification
 
1 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Credit Agricole                                         24 pts
2 Allan Davis (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                        18
3 Andre Greipel (Ger) Team High Road                                         16
4 Mickael Delage (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                    12
5 Mickael Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                       12
6 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                     10
7 Nicolas Crosbie (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     10
8 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                              10
9 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                                10
10 Kjell Carlstrom (Fin) Liquigas                                             8
11 Dimitri Champion (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    8
12 Jan Robert Forster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      6
13 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                               4
14 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                               4
15 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                  4
16 Stephane Poulhies (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                   4
17 Richie Porte (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                       4
18 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                  2
19 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                        2
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                                  30 pts
2 Mickael Delage (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                    16
3 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                             16
4 Stephane Poulhies (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                   16
5 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                     12
6 Kjell Carlstrom (Fin) Liquigas                                             12
7 Jon Bru Pascal (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                   12
8 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse D'Epargne                                      12
9 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team High Road                                      12
10 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                  8
11 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Csc                                              8
12 Nicolas Crosbie (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     8
13 Simon Clarke (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                       6
14 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                   6
15 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                      6
16 Dimitri Champion (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    4
 
Under 25 classification
 
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne                        13.28.52
2 Mickael Delage (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                  0.04
3 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                                   0.05
4 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                0.08
5 Richie Porte (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                         
6 Davide Vigano (Ita) Quick Step                                           0.10
7 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                            
8 Heinrich Friederich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              
9 William Walker (Aus) Rabobank                                                
10 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Francaise Des Jeux                                    
11 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Csc                                          
12 Simon Clarke (Aus) Unisa - Australia                                        
13 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                              
14 Carlo Westphal (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           
15 Ivan Santaromita Villa (Ita) Liquigas                                       
16 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) Quick Step                                          
17 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse D'Epargne                                       
18 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre                                              
19 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step                                     0.30
20 Jean-Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                4.14
21 Javier Aramendia Lorenti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                          
22 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                      
23 Yann Huguet (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone                           
24 Andoni Lafuente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                   
25 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Credit Agricole                                    6.10
26 Stephane Poulhies (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale                                7.21
 
Teams classification
 
1 Team CSC                                                             40.27.06
2 Team High Road                                                               
3 Ag2r-La Mondiale                                                             
4 Astana                                                                       
5 Caisse D'Epargne                                                             
6 Bouygues Telecom                                                             
7 Rabobank                                                                     
8 Gerolsteiner                                                                 
9 Saunier Duval-Scott                                                          
10 Francaise Des Jeux                                                          
11 Credit Agricole                                                             
12 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                         
13 UniSA - Australia                                                           
14 Quick Step                                                                  
15 Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                                            
16 Liquigas                                                                    
17 Silence-Lotto                                                               
18 Lampre                                                                      
19 Team Milram                                                                 

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