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Le Tour 2001

89th Tour de France - Grand Tour

France, July 6-28, 2002

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Prologue - Saturday July 6, 2002: Luxembourg ITT, 7 km

Show of force: Armstrong flexes muscles on roller coaster prologue

By Tim Maloney, European editor
Lance Armstrong
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"I always have a special motivation at the Tour de France; I always go 'au bloc' (all-out), declared a delighted Lance Armstrong to the TV cameras in almost fluent French after winning the Prologue Time Trial of the 2002 Tour de France, with a smooth segue from last July 29th, when the Texan won his 3rd consecutive Tour de France. "This was a special stage, incredible...the city is very beautiful, hilly, technical, with pavé...I think it was a good stage to win." And win he did, as Armstrong swept past the pretenders to his Tour de France throne in a dramatic demonstration of raw power and sheer fitness to take the first Maillot Jaune of the 2002 Tour de France.

Armstrong's family was on hand today to cheer him on, which was an extra motivation for him. "It was nice to warm up today with my wife and twins there and (son) Luke with a water bottle, playing with his toys...my family is the first thing in my life."

But Armstrong wasn't necessarily looking to win today. "When I got out there the course was dry and I felt incredibly good", he said. "It is a surprise and it is a good surprise. I'm happier than you think," Armstrong said in his post race press-good-feeling-conference.

Le Tour 2002 kicked off with a technical, spectacular 7km Prologue Time Trial parcours through the quaint environs of Luxembourg City, perhaps the most challenging Tour opener since the '99 Tour Prologue in Le Puy de Fou, France. With 27 turns overall, a tricky 80 km/h descent to Claus en, a tough climb back up the Rue de Prague over the Pont Adolph viaduct then a 1.5km false flat to the finish, the rider who took the first Maillot Jaune would have to be on great form.

The hostilities commenced Saturday at 4pm and with such a challenging course, the fastest time seemed to change constantly. Due to uncertain weather conditions, some fast riders were sent off early by their team managers just in case rain slowed the fastest riders later in the day.
Brad McGee
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George Hincapie (USPS) was the first under 9'30", with a solid 9'29.95", but when Inigo Cuesta (Cofidis) hammered home in 9'23" he knocked Andrea Peron (CSC-Tiscali) (who had posted a faster time than Hincapie) out of the lead. Just before 6pm, as the late afternoon sun broke out through the grey clouds over Luxembourg City, Brad McGee blasted down the ramp of the start house onto the parcours. His intermediate time was fastest at 4'03" and by the end of the tricky, tough 7km. tour, the Sydneysider had moved into the lead with a brilliant 9'21.69" (44.92 km/h avg). But there were still 71 riders left and with names like Millar, Moreau and Lance Armstrong still to ride, the Australian's hold on the Maillot Jaune was tenuous.

As it turned out, hunky Hungarian Laszlo Bodrogi (Mapei-Quick Step) didn't waste much time showing why he's one of the top testers in the world, as the 25 year old from Budapest just edged past McGee into first, with a 9'21.43" Bodrogi's time held for another half-hour, until the big guns began to fire. Santi Botero (Kelme-Costa Blanca) hammered home in 9'12.60", almost 10" ahead of Bodrogi and just ahead of Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (ONCE-Eroski), who also was faster than the Hungarian.

Laurent Brochard (Jean Delatour) made a good run at Botero as did Frigo, but the man from Medellin maintained his lead until a surprising Raimondas Rumsas (Lampre-Daikin) powered past Botero with an excellent 9'11.97". The 30 year old Lithuanian, winner of the 2000 Giro di Lombardia and last year's Tour Of the Basque country was suddenly looking good. Heavy hitters like Verbrugghe, Leipheimer, Gontchar and Christophe Moreau threw it down at the Lampre man, but Rumsas kept his lead until a simply spectacular effort from Laurent Jalabert (CSC-Tiscali) just edged past Rumsas with 9'10.52" (45.57 km/h). The 33 year old Frenchman has always prepared well for the Tour and his excellent time showed his depth of experience and fitness.
Laurent Jalabert
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Once again, the big guns roared but Jaja held his ground. Pre-race favourite David Millar came close to Jaja, but the biggest gun of all was yet to fire. As three time consecutive Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong started last, sporting the number 1 dossard, but not the Maillot Jaune. Instead, Armstrong was wearing his USPS skinsuit. "I was wearing it for two reasons; I like to ride in a (skinsuit) that is already broken in and I wore this one in the Midi-Libre and Dauphine'. The other is that I didn't want to wear it (maillot jaune) because you have a choice and I hadn't earned it yet."

Last to start at 7:08pm. Armstrong was quickly in contention, with 5th fastest intermediate time check after 3.5km on Rue Sosthene Weis. After hearing his split from Bruyneel, Armstrong proceeded to decimate the rest of the field on the last uphill half of the circuit. "After seeing the split times all day, we knew the race was going to be won or lost in the in the last kilometre," said Armstrong in the post-race press conference. "It was really hard. Personally I was cross-eyed."

Armstrong relegated Jaja to second with a tremendous time of 9.08.78" (45.92 km/h), taking his 2nd career Tour de France prologue win and 62nd overall pro victory.

Jaja will start Stage 1 with the Maillot Vert of TdF points leader, while Rumsas will certainly get a major morale boost towards his goal of a podium finish in Paris. Rounding out the top 10 were excellent rides from Brochard, Frigo, Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano and Joseba Beloki (ONCE-Eroski) in 9th, 13" behind Armstrong.
Amstrong in yellow
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Prologue specialists Millar (5th) and Bodrogi (10th) simply didn't do as well as expected on the demanding course, while American contenders Tyler Hamilton (16th @ 16") and Levi Leipheimer (18th @16") had respectable performances. Losers of the day were Belgian Rik Verbrugghe (Lotto-Adecco), who blew a corner just after the intermediate time check and lost 10" to finish 24th at 19", and Christophe Moreau (Credit Agricole), last year's Prologue winner who could only manage 40th, 24" behind Armstrong.

The big question is will USPS defend Armstrong's Maillot Jaune on tomorrow's Stage 1, a loop through the hilly Luxembourg countryside? "We'll have a team meeting this evening with Johan and team and see what we're going to do. But I don't think so; we'll probably wait for the team time trial", said the happy, satisfied Armstrong.


Some more photos of the prologue by Chad Latimer, added July 15, 2002

More photos of the prologue, by Fotoreporter Sirotti, added July 10, 2002

Photos by AFP

Photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti


1 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service             9.08.78 (45.92 km/h)
2 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) CSC-Tiscali                  0.01.73
3 Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Lampre Daikin                0.03.19
4 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca            0.03.81
5 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis                          0.04.69
6 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour                0.06.00
7 Dario Frigo (Ita) Tacconi Sport                     0.08.19
8 Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski         0.09.02
9 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                     0.12.55
10 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Mapei-Quick Step              0.12.64
11 Bradley McGee (Aus) FDJeux.com                     0.12.90
12 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com               0.13.91
13 Toni Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca               0.14.52
14 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis                         0.14.77
15 Serguei Gontchar (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo               0.14.83
16 Tyler Hamilton (USA) CSC-Tiscali                   0.15.96
17 Andrea Peron (Ita) CSC-Tiscali                     0.16.14
18 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank                     0.16.16
19 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre Daikin             0.16.94
20 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis                      0.17.13
21 Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) US Postal Service    0.17.37
22 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                     0.17.41
23 Richard Virenque (Fra) Domo-Farm Frites            0.17.42
24 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                  0.18.42
25 Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service         0.18.82
26 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca         0.19.32
27 Ivan Basso (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                     0.19.53
28 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com                       0.19.72
29 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service            0.20.62
30 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                     0.20.76
31 Pedro Horillo (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step               0.20.88
32 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                          0.20.97
33 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com                       0.21.13
34 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) iBanesto.com                0.21.79
35 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Alessio                       0.22.06
36 Carlos Sastre (Spa) CSC-Tiscali                    0.22.30
37 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole               0.22.59
38 José Enrique Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca    0.22.74
39 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  0.23.25
40 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Credit Agricole            0.24.15
41 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom           0.24.27
42 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service               0.24.44
43 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom             0.24.94
44 Bram de Groot (Ned) Rabobank                       0.25.10
45 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bonjour                        0.25.55
46 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi            0.25.72
47 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                         0.25.77
48 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                     0.25.85
49 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour                0.25.87
50 Tomas Konecny (Cze) Domo-Farm Frites               0.26.84
51 Leon van Bon (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                0.27.29
52 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi            0.27.37
53 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             0.27.49
54 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                0.27.52
55 Axel Merckx (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                 0.27.58
56 José L.Rubiera Vigil (Spa) US Postal Service       0.27.60
57 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Jean Delatour                0.27.65
58 Robert Hunter (RSA) Mapei-Quick Step               0.28.11
59 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Lampre Daikin          0.28.13
60 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) FDJeux.com                   0.28.55
61 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                   0.28.65
62 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                0.28.84
63 Steffen Wesemann (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom       0.30.02
64 Abraham Olano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                    0.30.25
65 Alexandr Shefer (Kaz) Alessio                      0.30.28
66 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Alessio                        0.30.51
67 Volodimir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo               0.30.97
68 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                   0.31.16
69 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto-Adecco                   0.31.21
70 Paul van Hyfte (Bel) CSC-Tiscali                   0.31.87
71 Servais Knaven (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites              0.31.99
72 Nicki Sørensen (Den) CSC-Tiscali                   0.32.04
73 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca             0.32.33
74 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel) Lampre Daikin               0.32.62
75 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca       0.33.05
76 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport             0.33.32
77 Christophe Mengin (Fra) FDJeux.com                 0.33.36
78 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Cofidis                       0.33.67
79 Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole                0.34.08
80 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance               0.34.42
81 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) Bonjour                     0.34.90
82 David Latasa (Spa) iBanesto.com                    0.35.19
83 Isidro Nozal (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                     0.35.30
84 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Adecco               0.35.61
85 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance              0.35.83
86 Sergei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa Bortolo                  0.36.31
87 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski                     0.36.31
88 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) iBanesto.com              0.36.47
89 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance             0.36.58
90 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio                      0.36.76
91 Udo Bölts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom              0.36.92
92 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi         0.37.19
93 Walter Bénéteau (Fra) Bonjour                      0.37.71
94 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Deutsche Telekom           0.37.72
95 Franck Rénier (Fra) Bonjour                        0.37.88
96 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                  0.38.03
97 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                    0.38.23
98 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom       0.38.33
99 Marcos A.Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                 0.38.70
100 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Bonjour                       0.38.83
101 Kevin Livingston (USA) Team Deutsche Telekom      0.38.96
102 Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra) FDJeux.com                 0.39.23
103 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour                      0.39.85
104 Jakob Piil Storm (Den) CSC-Tiscali                0.40.01
105 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                   0.40.07
106 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Tacconi Sport            0.40.36
107 Santiago Perez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca           0.40.64
108 Denis Menchov (Rus) iBanesto.com                  0.40.93
109 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                0.40.94
110 Alvaro Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski     0.41.12
111 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Jean Delatour              0.41.53
112 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom            0.42.62
113 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJeux.com                 0.42.66
114 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre Daikin                 0.42.80
115 Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) US Postal Service 0.42.88
116 Eddy Seigneur (Fra) Jean Delatour                 0.43.12
117 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Lampre Daikin           0.43.38
118 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                         0.43.97
119 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis                      0.44.08
120 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) iBanesto.com       0.44.15
121 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Tacconi Sport                0.44.60
122 Miguel Martinez (Fra) Mapei-Quick Step            0.44.90
123 Jonathan Vaughters (USA) Credit Agricole          0.44.91
124 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                0.45.03
125 Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Tacconi Sport             0.45.32
126 Christophe Edalaine (Fra) Jean Delatour           0.45.89
127 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Domo-Farm Frites             0.46.25
128 Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                0.46.81
129 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites              0.47.47
130 Jimmy Casper (Fra) FDJeux.com                     0.47.57
131 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) US Postal Service             0.47.60
132 Martin Hvastija (Slo) Alessio                     0.48.07
133 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport               0.48.21
134 Ivan Gotti (Ita) Alessio                          0.48.46
135 Thierry Loder (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance               0.49.45
136 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi           0.49.61
137 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis                      0.50.26
138 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre Daikin              0.50.33
139 Jose Javier Gomez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca        0.50.41
140 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                       0.50.85
141 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi          0.51.19
142 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Lotto-Adecco             0.51.68
143 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Mapei-Quick Step          0.51.99
144 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre Daikin                   0.52.19
145 Enrico Cassani (Ita) Domo-Farm Frites             0.52.31
146 Frédéric Bessy (Fra) Credit Agricole              0.52.59
147 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco               0.53.14
148 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                    0.53.22
149 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance             0.53.27
150 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                       0.53.74
151 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                 0.54.14
152 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance        0.54.28
153 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                      0.55.23
154 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Jean Delatour                  0.55.26
155 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis                    0.55.28
156 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites            0.55.34
157 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Bonjour                    0.55.79
158 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                   0.56.26
159 Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom   0.56.90
160 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com                0.57.35
161 Jacky Durand (Fra) FDJeux.com                     0.58.26
162 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance         0.59.34
163 Didier Rous (Fra) Bonjour                         1.00.30
164 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com     1.00.38
165 Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   1.01.02
166 Michael Sandstød (Den) CSC-Tiscali                1.01.71
167 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service            1.01.98
168 Fabian De Waele (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step            1.03.68
169 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance             1.04.17
170 Mauro Radaeli (Ita) Tacconi Sport                 1.04.94
171 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   1.04.97
172 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank                        1.06.13
173 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole           1.06.80
174 Tom Steels (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step                 1.08.08
175 Massimo Donati (Ita) Tacconi Sport                1.08.84
176 Stefano Casagrande (Ita) Alessio                  1.09.82
177 José Angel Vidal (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca         1.13.31
178 Arvis Piziks (Lat) CSC-Tiscali                    1.14.89
179 Anthony Langella (Fra) Credit Agricole            1.15.06
180 Davide Casarotto (Ita) Alessio                    1.16.53
181 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Lotto-Adecco                1.18.56
182 Damien Nazon (Fra) Bonjour                        1.18.56
183 Jerome Bernard (Fra) Jean Delatour                1.19.09
184 Stephane Augé (Fra) Jean Delatour                 1.19.51
185 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Lampre Daikin            1.23.00
186 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alessio                     1.27.08
187 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi            1.27.28
188 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport                 1.28.23
189 Igor Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi               1.42.60

Intermediate time (3.5 km)

1 Bradley McGee (Aus) FDJeux.com                      4.03 (51.85 km/h)
2 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) CSC-Tiscali
3 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Mapei-Quick Step               0.03
4 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour
5 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto-Adecco                    0.04
6 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com
7 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service
8 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                   0.05
9 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis
10 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis                       0.06
11 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank
12 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca
13 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                    0.07
14 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Credit Agricole
15 Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
16 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance
17 Bram de Groot (Ned) Rabobank                       0.08
18 Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service
19 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
20 Servais Knaven (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
21 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
22 Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Lampre Daikin
23 Richard Virenque (Fra) Domo-Farm Frites
24 Leon van Bon (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                0.09
25 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) US Postal Service
26 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
27 Axel Merckx (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
28 Dario Frigo (Ita) Tacconi Sport
29 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
30 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
31 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
32 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Deutsche Telekom           0.10
33 Arvis Piziks (Lat) CSC-Tiscali
34 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Lotto-Adecco
35 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) Bonjour
36 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel) Lampre Daikin
37 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Tacconi Sport
38 Ivan Basso (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
39 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank
40 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Credit Agricole
41 Pedro Horillo (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step               0.11
42 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bonjour
43 Walter Bénéteau (Fra) Bonjour
44 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi
45 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service
46 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com
47 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis
48 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com
49 Serguei Gontchar (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo
50 Abraham Olano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                    0.12
51 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service
52 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
53 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) iBanesto.com
54 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis
55 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
56 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski
57 Toni Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
58 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
59 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) FDJeux.com
60 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
61 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi         0.13
62 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Lampre Daikin
63 Jimmy Casper (Fra) FDJeux.com
64 José Enrique Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
65 Robert Hunter (RSA) Mapei-Quick Step
66 Tomas Konecny (Cze) Domo-Farm Frites
67 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank
68 José L.Rubiera Vigil (Spa) US Postal Service
69 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour
70 Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole
71 Tyler Hamilton (USA) CSC-Tiscali
72 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
73 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                  0.14
74 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Tacconi Sport
75 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
76 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre Daikin
77 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski
78 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
79 David Latasa (Spa) iBanesto.com
80 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
81 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Cofidis
82 Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) US Postal Service
83 Miguel Martinez (Fra) Mapei-Quick Step             0.15
84 Sergei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa Bortolo
85 Jakob Piil Storm (Den) CSC-Tiscali
86 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport
87 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Lampre Daikin
88 Paul van Hyfte (Bel) CSC-Tiscali
89 Nicki Sørensen (Den) CSC-Tiscali
90 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre Daikin
91 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                    0.16
92 Christophe Mengin (Fra) FDJeux.com
93 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio
94 Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra) FDJeux.com
95 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Domo-Farm Frites
96 Alexandr Shefer (Kaz) Alessio
97 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
98 Isidro Nozal (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
99 Steffen Wesemann (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
100 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Alessio
101 Denis Menchov (Rus) iBanesto.com
102 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis                    0.17
103 Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) US Postal Service
104 Andrea Peron (Ita) CSC-Tiscali
105 Volodimir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo
106 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Alessio
107 Franck Rénier (Fra) Bonjour
108 Udo Bölts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
109 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca      0.18
110 Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Tacconi Sport
111 Martin Hvastija (Slo) Alessio
112 Mauro Radaeli (Ita) Tacconi Sport
113 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis
114 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
115 Christophe Edalaine (Fra) Jean Delatour
116 Kevin Livingston (USA) Team Deutsche Telekom
117 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   0.19
118 Santiago Perez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
119 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance
120 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport
121 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
122 Tom Steels (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
123 Alvaro Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski     0.20
124 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
125 Frédéric Bessy (Fra) Credit Agricole
126 Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
127 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Jean Delatour
128 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
129 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour
130 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites
131 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites            0.21
132 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
133 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com
134 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) iBanesto.com
135 Jose Javier Gomez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
136 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole
137 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank                        0.22
138 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Bonjour
139 Jonathan Vaughters (USA) Credit Agricole
140 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre Daikin
141 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
142 Thierry Loder (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
143 Carlos Sastre (Spa) CSC-Tiscali                   0.23
144 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance
145 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
146 Anthony Langella (Fra) Credit Agricole
147 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Bonjour                    0.24
148 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJeux.com
149 Jerome Bernard (Fra) Jean Delatour
150 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
151 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Jean Delatour
152 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole           0.25
153 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com
154 Ivan Gotti (Ita) Alessio
155 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                0.26
156 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
157 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Jean Delatour
158 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom            0.27
159 Eddy Seigneur (Fra) Jean Delatour
160 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
161 Fabian De Waele (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
162 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Mapei-Quick Step          0.28
163 Damien Nazon (Fra) Bonjour
164 José Angel Vidal (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
165 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
166 Davide Casarotto (Ita) Alessio
167 Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
168 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                         0.29
169 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre Daikin
170 Marcos A.Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
171 Jacky Durand (Fra) FDJeux.com                     0.30
172 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com     0.31
173 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) iBanesto.com
174 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis                      0.31
175 Stephane Augé (Fra) Jean Delatour                 0.32
176 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Lampre Daikin            0.33
177 Enrico Cassani (Ita) Domo-Farm Frites             0.34
178 Stefano Casagrande (Ita) Alessio
179 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service            0.35
180 Massimo Donati (Ita) Tacconi Sport
181 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance             0.36
182 Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
183 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                       0.37
184 Michael Sandstød (Den) CSC-Tiscali
185 Igor Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi               0.43
186 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport                 0.46
187 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Lotto-Adecco
188 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alessio                     0.49
189 Didier Rous (Fra) Bonjour                         0.53


1 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service                15 pts
2 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) CSC-Tiscali                     12
3 Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Lampre Daikin                   10
4 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                8
5 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis                              6
6 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour                    5
7 Dario Frigo (Ita) Tacconi Sport                         4
8 Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski             3
9 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                         2
10 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Mapei-Quick Step                  1

Best young rider

1 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis                           9.13
2 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre Daikin               0.12
3 Ivan Basso (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                    0.15
4 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com
5 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com                         0.16
6 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    0.19
7 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi              0.23
8 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
9 Robert Hunter (RSA) Mapei-Quick Step
10 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Lampre Daikin
11 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) FDJeux.com                    0.24
12 Volodimir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                0.26
13 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca        0.28
14 Isidro Nozal (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                      0.31
15 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
16 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi          0.32
17 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Bonjour                         0.34
18 Santiago Perez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca             0.36
19 Denis Menchov (Rus) iBanesto.com
20 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                  0.40
21 Christophe Edalaine (Fra) Jean Delatour             0.41
22 Jimmy Casper (Fra) FDJeux.com                       0.43
23 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Mapei-Quick Step            0.47
24 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance               0.49
25 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Bonjour                      0.51
26 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank                          1.01
27 Luciano Pagliarini (Bra) Lampre Daikin              1.18
28 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi              1.23


1 Team CSC Tiscali                                    27.58
2 Cofidis                                              0.03
3 US Postal Service
4 Kelme-Costa Blanca                                   0.05
5 ONCE-Eroski                                          0.09
6 Lampre-Daikin                                        0.14
7 FDJeux.com                                           0.20
8 Jean Delatour                                        0.26
9 Rabobank                                             0.28
10 Mapei-Quick Step
11 Fassa Bortolo                                       0.32
12 Lotto-Adecco                                        0.34
13 iBanesto.com                                        0.37
14 Domo-Farm Frites                                    0.39
15 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   0.44
16 Credit Agricole
17 Team Telekom                                        0.46
18 Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                                0.49
19 Alessio                                             0.50
20 Bonjour                                             1.05
21 Ag2R Prevoyance                                     1.06

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