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16th Challenge Volta a Mallorca - 1.1 (x5) - 1.1

Spain, February 11-15, 2007

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Stage 5 - February 15: Trofeo Calvia (1.1), Magalluf - Palmanova, 149.3 km

Etxebarria lands stage while Leon Sanchez nets overall

By Shane Stokes in Palmanova, Majorca

Unai Etxebarria takes a stage victory
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Luis Leon Sanchez has delighted his team’s co-sponsors by taking the final overall victory in the Challenge Volta a Mallorca today. Following good team-work by his Caisse d’Epargne-Illes Balears [Baleric Islands] companions during the concluding 147.6 kilometre stage, the 23 year old Spaniard finished safely in the main bunch and thus ended the five-day race some eight seconds clear of Vladimir Gusev (Discovery Channel), Ezequiel Mosquera (Karpin Galicia) and Alberto Fernandez (Saunier Duval-Prodir).

Stage two winner Vicente Reynes (Illes Balears – Caisse d’Epargne) and José Adrian Bonilla (Fuerteventura-Canarias) were a further ten seconds back in fifth and sixth, with Reynes taking the prize for best Mallorcan rider in the race.

Apart from Sanchez, the day’s other big winner was Unai Extebarria of the Euskaltel-Euskadi team. The Venezuelan jumped away close to the line on Palmanova’s sunny seafront and held off the rest of the 36 man front group, with Francisco José Ventoso (Saunier Duval-Prodir), Murilo Fischer (Liquigas), David Kopp (Gerolsteiner) and Reynes filling the minor placings.

Luis Leon Sanchez is next - he's the
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Sanchez was delighted with the victory. "First of all I want to thank all my team-mates because they did an exceptional job, from the very first to the very last kilometre of the stage," he stated. "They really helped me to win the Challenge and I feel very motivated to go on training and preparing myself for my first main objective, which will be Paris-Nice. I will take part in the Vuelta a la Comunidad Valenciana, without any pressure, but if I can win something there too, why not!"

Extebarria won the same stage three years ago, also with an attack close to the finish, and said that this knowledge helped once again. "I have been a long time in cycling and did this stage many times. It is tough, it has some medium-mountains and it meant that there was a reduced group at the finish

"The stage was very fast, very hard and my team worked very well, as they did throughout this race. I was preparing the sprint for Koldo [Fernandez] but in the final kilometre things changed and I attacked, as I did when I won here before. I am very happy as it is my first victory [this season]."

The tough, undulating stage was marked by a long-distance breakaway by Angel Vallejo (Relax Gam) and Beñat Albizuri (Euskaltel Euskadi) but diminutive mountains leader Jorge Ferrio (Andalucia – Cajasur) did a good job of mopping up the remaining KOM points, dominating that category. Tomas Vaitkus (Discovery Channel) finished on top in the meta volantes (hot spot sprints) classification and Saunier Duval came out on best in the teams’ competition.

How it unfolded

The Caisse d'Epargne rider lines up
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199 riders started the fifth and final stage in Magalluf, a popular holiday resort destination on the south west of Mallorca. They rolled out under cloudless blue skies and 18 degree temperatures for what would be a testing 147.6 loop finishing in nearby Palmanova, taking in two third cat climbs and three seconds category ascents along the way.

Bernhard Eisel (T-Mobile Team), Angel Vallejo (Relax Gam) and Beñat Albizuri (Euskaltel Euskadi) attacked three kilometres after the drop of the flag and, one kilometre later, passed through the meta volantes sprint in Calvià in that order. Eisel lost contact nine kilometres into the stage and by the top of the second category climb of Sa Gramola (km 22), prime winner Albizuri and Vallejo were 2’32 ahead of the Austrian and a further 30 seconds up on the peloton.

The sea is another attraction
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36 kilometres were covered in the first hour and at this point, the two leaders had a gap of 4’03. Very soon afterwards Oscar García (Relax-Gam) and Alberto Contador (Discovery Channel) crashed. Albizuri and Vallejo were sharing out the primes between them, the former taking first at the top of the second category climbs Coll d’en Claret (km 52) and Coll de Soller (km 84) while Vallejo nabbed the points at the meta volantes sprint in between.

Meanwhile the peloton was gaining after what had been a maximum deficit of 4’17 and at the top of the Soller, the splintering main bunch was just 30” back. Jorge Ferrio (Andalucia-Cajasur) had started the day leading the mountains classification and he was making a strong defence, taking third there and also on the first ascent of the d’en Claret.

The two leaders were finally hauled back after 94 kilometres of racing. Soon afterwards Anton Luengo (Euskaltel Euskadi) attacked and stayed clear for seven kilometres; a subsequent move by Stijn Devolder (Discovery Channel) was negated after two.

Patrik Sinkewitz (T-Mobile) crashed
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Thomas Ziegler (T-Mobile) was the next aggressor, taking the prime at the top of the Coll d’en Claret (km 111.1). Luis Perez (Andalucía Cajasur) jumped away nine kilometres later but a fast-moving peloton had him back by kilometre 127. Vicente Reynes and race leader Luis Leon Sánchez showed Caisse d’Epargne’s strength when they led the peloton across the third cat Coll des Tords (km 134.1), with yesterday’s stage winner Toni Colom (Astana) next in line.

As the finish drew closer it looked more and more likely that Sánchez would hold on to his overall lead. And so it proved, the Spaniard heading into Palmanova as part of the peloton. Few would have bet against a bunch sprint but Unai Etxebarria thought otherwise, getting a small gap close to the line and soloing in to nail the win.


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1 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      3.57.45
2 Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   
3 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas                                       
4 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       
5 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                               
6 Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             
7 Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana                                           
8 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) T-Mobile                                       
9 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                           
10 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                        
11 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Discovery Channel                             
12 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Astana                                    
13 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) T-Mobile                                    
14 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                               
15 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas                                    
16 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Relax-GAM                                      
17 Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                        
18 Martin Müller (Swi) Milram                                         
19 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas                                
20 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                          
21 Alberto Fernández De La Puebla (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir          
22 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Karpin-Galicia                             
23 Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                           
24 Alberto Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                    
25 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Discovery Channel                           
26 Jorge Ferrío (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                               
27 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Karpin-Galicia                             
28 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas                                      
29 Antonio Colom (Spa) Astana                                         
30 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                      
31 José Bonilla (Crc) Fuerteventura-Canarias                          
32 Iker Camaño (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                             
33 Fernando Torres (Spa) Extremadura-Spiuk                            
34 Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Quickstep-Innergetic                      
35 Joan Llaneras (Spa) Selección Española De Pista                    
36 Vicente Ballester (Spa) Fuerteventura-Canarias                     
37 Ivan Santaromita (Swi) Quickstep-Innergetic                    0.09
38 Marc De Maar (Ned) Rabobank                                    0.13
39 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana                                    0.22
40 Alberto Contador (Spa) Discovery Channel                           
41 Trent Lowe (Aus) Discovery Channel                                 
42 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                      
43 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Discovery Channel                            
44 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                             
45 Jesús Hernández (Spa) Relax-GAM                                    
46 David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                          
47 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                      
48 Rodrigo García (Spa) Fuerteventura-Canarias                        
49 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                          
50 Tim Klinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 0.31
51 Carlo Westphal (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  
52 Anton Luengo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           0.41
53 Josu Mondelo (Spa) Extremadura-Spiuk                               
54 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                    0.44
55 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                                 
56 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                       
57 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                         0.50
58 Gorka Amuriza Gumucio (Spa) Grupo Nicolás Mateos               0.52
59 Xabat Ochotorena (Spa) Orbea-Laukiz F.T.                       0.54
60 José Joaquín Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                          
61 Thomas Frei (Swi) Astana                                       0.57
62 Juan Olmo (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                                  
63 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Gerolsteiner                                 
64 David Belda (Spa) Fuerteventura-Canarias                           
65 Luis Pérez (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                                 
66 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   
67 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                          
68 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                      
69 Santiago Perez (Spa) Relax-GAM                                     
70 Javier Etxarri Marin (Grupo Nicolás Mateos)                        
71 Aaron Villegas Trapaga (Spa) Orbea-Laukiz F.T.                     
72 Juan Carlos Fernández (Spa) Extremadura-Spiuk                      
73 José Antonio Redondo (Spa) Astana                                  
74 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel                              
75 José Alberto Martínez (Spa) Agritubel                              
76 Enrique Salgueiro (Spa) Karpin-Galicia                             
77 Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Milram                                      
78 Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                             
79 Antonio Olmo (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                               
80 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank                                     
81 David Bernabeu (Spa) Fuerteventura-Canarias                        
82 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Astana                                        
83 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Liquigas                                     
84 Davide Viganò (Ita) Quickstep-Innergetic                           
85 Gaizka Lasa Larraya (Spa) Karpin-Galicia                           
86 Julen Zubero (Spa) Orbea-Laukiz F.T.                               
87 Isidro Nozal (Spa) Karpin-Galicia                                  
88 Ángel Gómez Gómez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       
89 Steve Cummings (GBr) Discovery Channel                             
90 Iban Iriondo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           1.15
91 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile                                1.20
92 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                                   1.23
93 Ivan Melero Coco (Spa) Orbea-Laukiz F.T.                       1.35
94 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        3.13
95 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Agritubel                                4.58
96 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Relax-GAM                                  
97 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                    
98 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Discovery Channel                              
99 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                                5.02
100 Unai Uribarri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         5.47
101 Moisés Dueñas (Spa) Agritubel                                     
102 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                             8.23
103 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana                                       
104 José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                             9.47
105 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                         11.35
106 Joan Horrach (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                               
107 David Abal Diego (Spa) Karpin-Galicia                        12.03
108 Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Karpin-Galicia                              
109 Pablo De Pedro Garcia (Spa) Grupo Nicolás Mateos                  
110 Claudio Casas (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                             
111 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                       
112 Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spa) Grupo Nicolás Mateos                     
113 Matej Jurco (Svk) Milram                                          
114 Servais Knaven (Ned) T-Mobile                                     
115 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Astana                                       
116 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Milram                                    
117 Aketza Peña (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               
118 Inigo Lazkano Iriondo (Spa) Orbea-Laukiz F.T.                     
119 Benoît Joachim (Lux) Astana                                       
120 Miguel Ochoa (Spa) Grupo Nicolás Mateos                           
121 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                             
122 Guillermo Ferrer (Spa) Selección Española De Pista                
123 Jesús Tendero (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                              
124 José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                   12.10
125 Iker Mezo Askargorta (Spa) Orbea-Laukiz F.T.                      
126 Jesus Ramirez Torres (Spa) Extremadura-Spiuk                      
127 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Orbea-Laukiz F.T.                     
128 Guido Trenti (USA) Liquigas                                       
129 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                     
130 Scott Davis (Aus) T-Mobile                                        
131 William Walker (Aus) Rabobank                                     
132 Ángel Vallejo (Spa) Relax-GAM                                     
133 Dailos Diaz Armas (Spa) Fuerteventura-Canarias                    
134 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                         
135 Javier Moreno (Spa) Extremadura-Spiuk                             
136 Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Relax-GAM                     12.16
137 Jorge García (Spa) Relax-GAM                                      
138 Luis Roberto Alvarez Martin (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                
139 Juan Carlos Carinena (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                      
140 David Martin Peribanes (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                12.19
141 Julián Sánchez (Spa) Relax-GAM                                    
142 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Fuerteventura-Canarias                  12.22
143 José Luis Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                   18.56
144 Manuel Váquez (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                             
145 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                             
146 Francisco Jose Martinez (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                   
147 Jesus Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                             
148 Igor Romero Etxebarria (Spa) Orbea-Laukiz F.T.               23.29
149 Javier Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Orbea-Laukiz F.T.                  
150 Egoitz Murgoitio (Spa) Grupo Nicolás Mateos                       
151 Ivan Gilmartin (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                             
152 Carlos Castaño (Spa) Karpin-Galicia                               
153 Raúl Alarcón (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           
154 Francisco Lara (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                       25.45
155 Luis Pérez (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                                
156 José Antonio Banos Ballester (Spa) Grupo Nicolás Mateos           
157 DDiego Milan Jimenez (Spa) Grupo Nicolás Mateos                   
158 Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                
159 Beñat Albizuri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
Coll De Sa Gramola - Cat. 2, km 22.40
1 Beñat Albizuri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       10 pts
2 Ángel Vallejo (Spa) Relax-GAM                                 7
3 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                 5
4 Jorge Ferrío (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                          3
5 Luis Pérez (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                            2
6 Josu Mondelo (Spa) Extremadura-Spiuk                          1
Coll De Claret - Cat. 3, km 52.90
1 Beñat Albizuri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        6 pts
2 Ángel Vallejo (Spa) Relax-GAM                                 4
3 Jorge Ferrío (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                          2
4 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Relax-GAM                             1
Coll De Soller - Cat. 2, km 84.30
1 Beñat Albizuri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       10 pts
2 Ángel Vallejo (Spa) Relax-GAM                                 7
3 Jorge Ferrío (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                          5
4 Josu Mondelo (Spa) Extremadura-Spiuk                          3
5 Anton Luengo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          2
6 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana                                   1
Coll De Claret - Cat. 2, km 111.10
1 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) T-Mobile                                10 pts
2 David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                     5
3 José Joaquín Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                     3
4 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                         2
Coll De Tords - Cat. 3, km 134.10
1 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                         6 pts
2 Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                      4
3 Antonio Colom (Spa) Astana                                    2
Metas volantes
Calvia, km 6.10
1 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                 3 pts
2 Ángel Vallejo (Spa) Relax-GAM                                 2
3 Beñat Albizuri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        1
Deia, km 64.40
1 Ángel Vallejo (Spa) Relax-GAM                                 3 pts
2 Beñat Albizuri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        2
3 Joan Horrach (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                           1
1 Liquigas                                               11.53.15
2 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                                 
3 Astana                                                         
4 Saunier Duval-Prodir                                           
5 Quickstep-Innergetic                                       0.09
6 Rabobank                                                   0.13
7 Discovery Channel                                          0.22
8 Fuerteventura-Canarias                                         
9 Gerolsteiner                                               0.31
10 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                         0.41
11 Viña Magna-Cropu                                          0.57
12 Karpin-Galicia                                                
13 Relax-GAM                                                 1.19
14 T-Mobile                                                  1.20
15 Extremadura-Spiuk                                         1.38
16 Andalucia-Paul Versan                                     1.54
17 TEAM                                                      2.20
18 Orbea-Laukiz F.T.                                         2.48
19 Agritubel                                                11.42
20 Grupo Nicolás Mateos                                     13.52
Final general classification
1 Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne               17.49.24
2 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Discovery Channel                     0.08
3 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Karpin-Galicia                         
4 Alberto Fernández De La Puebla (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir    
5 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                      0.18
6 José Bonilla (Crc) Fuerteventura-Canarias                      
7 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir              1.13
8 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                              1.18
9 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Karpin-Galicia                     1.22
10 Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu               1.45
11 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                    2.08
12 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                    2.25
13 Xabat Ochotorena (Spa) Orbea-Laukiz F.T.                  2.57
14 Jorge Ferrío (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                      3.06
15 Juan Olmo (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                         3.25
16 Joan Llaneras (Spa) Selección Española De Pista           4.33
17 Anton Luengo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      4.51
18 Fernando Torres (Spa) Extremadura-Spiuk                   4.54
19 Juan Carlos Fernández (Spa) Extremadura-Spiuk             5.30
20 Josu Mondelo (Spa) Extremadura-Spiuk                      5.41
21 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank                            7.09
22 David Bernabeu (Spa) Fuerteventura-Canarias               7.17
23 Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Quickstep-Innergetic             9.20
24 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile                          12.25
25 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel                16.28
26 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel                    16.55
27 Steve Cummings (GBr) Discovery Channel                   17.02
28 Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Relax-GAM                 17.18
29 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Orbea-Laukiz F.T.            17.33
30 Alberto Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu          17.43
31 Jesus Ramirez Torres (Spa) Extremadura-Spiuk             17.47
32 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                18.40
33 David Martin Peribanes (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu            20.36
34 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  24.48
35 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram                             27.15
36 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Agritubel                          28.43
37 Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                   35.41
38 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                38.47
39 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Discovery Channel                    40.19
40 Beñat Albizuri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                   40.40
41 Pablo De Pedro Garcia (Spa) Grupo Nicolás Mateos         46.44
42 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Milram                           55.41
43 Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     1.04.06
Mountains classification
1 Jorge Ferrío (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                         35 pts
2 Beñat Albizuri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       26
3 Josu Mondelo (Spa) Extremadura-Spiuk                         19
4 Ángel Vallejo (Spa) Relax-GAM                                18
5 Luis León Sánchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                     16
6 Francisco Jose Martinez (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur              15
7 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram                                  14
8 Alberto Fernández De La Puebla (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir    13
9 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                       12
10 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                        9
11 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Discovery Channel                       7
Metas volantes classification
1 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Discovery Channel                         8 pts
2 Ángel Vallejo (Spa) Relax-GAM                                 5
3 Jesus Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur                         4
4 Jesús Tendero (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                          4
5 Francisco Jose Martinez (Spa) Andalucia-Cayasur               3
6 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) T-Mobile                                 3
7 Beñat Albizuri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        3
8 Guido Trenti (USA) Liquigas                                   1
Teams classification
1 Saunier Duval-Prodir                                   53.29.21
2 Discovery Channel                                          0.48
3 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                             1.12
4 T-Mobile                                                   3.59
5 Quickstep-Innergetic                                       7.12
6 Rabobank                                                   7.40
7 Astana                                                     8.39
8 Andalucia-Paul Versan                                      8.47
9 Liquigas                                                   9.37
10 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        10.44
11 Relax-GAM                                                11.52
12 Extremadura-Spiuk                                        12.08
13 Viña Magna-Cropu                                         12.57
14 Fuerteventura-Canarias                                   15.26
15 Orbea-Laukiz F.T.                                        17.44
16 Karpin-Galicia                                           25.09
17 Gerolsteiner                                             26.32
18 Milram                                                   27.38
19 Grupo Nicolás Mateos                                     43.11