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GP Ouest France-Plouay - CDM & ProT

France, August 26-27, 2006

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Race 2 - August 27: Men's ProTour GP Ouest-France, 226km

Young gun Nibali becomes a killer

By Jean-François Quénet in Plouay

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)
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Following the path of UCI ProTour first hero Danilo Di Luca last year, Liquigas rider Vincenzo Nibali claimed his first major win at the GP Ouest-France in Plouay. The circuit of the 2000 World championship was extended by one more hill with the clear intention of avoiding a bunch sprint, as has occurred a few times since Romans Vainsteins took the rainbow jersey on the "boulevard des championnats du monde" - that's now the name of the street where the finishing line is drawn.

Nibali is a future great cycling champion. He's a pure product of the Italian federation, as he followed all the steps of the squadra azzurra, claiming bronze medals twice at the time trial world championship, as a Junior and U23 in Bardolino behind Slovenian Janez Brajkovic and flying Dutchman Thomas Dekker. Nibali hails from Messina in Sicily, but he has lived for the last six years in Mastromarco in Tuscany, just one kilometre away from Andrea Tafi.

"I started cycling when I was 12 years old," he explained. "The passion was given to me by my father Salvatore who was an amateur Sunday rider. Now my younger brother Antonio, 14, is also a cyclist. I dedicate my victory to my girlfriend Elena who stays in Sicily and my whole family who is always far away from me. I also thank my two fan-clubs, I have one in Sicily, one in Tuscany, they are always faithful to me. Right now I also have thoughts for Fabio Casartelli. When I was a young cyclist, I won a prize dedicated to his memory, at a dinner I said I'd have a nice word for him when I'd win something big. It is something big today."

The podium
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Nibali is one of the youngest winners of a Pro Tour race. Born on November 1984, he's two months younger than Tirreno-Adriatico champion Thomas Dekker (who was still younger than Nibali when he won T-A). "I came to Plouay last year already but I didn't finish because I didn't have great shape," he said. "This year, I found the right condition between San Sebastian where I came in the first group and the Tour of Benelux where I was 3rd. I came back to Plouay with the intention of doing well, but honestly I thought I was too young to win a ProTour race ahead of such great riders."

Nibali is a smart cyclist. "It came all good for me at the end," he added. "I followed Popovych when he attacked. I took the risk of losing the race, that was the best way to win it. I realized the three other guys didn't have as good legs as me. When I crossed the finishing line, I almost cried. It's an enormous joy to win here. Plouay and San Sebastian are my favourite ProTour races, as well as the hardest of them all, Liège-Bastogne-Liège. I'm also fascinated by Paris-Roubaix, but I'm too light to do that one."

Nibali describes himself as a "climber-rouleur". "I set my sights on time trials because there aren't many specialists in Italy. I'd really like to ride the World's this year. I'm up for both road race and time trial. I spoke with the federation about the time trial mostly. I'll prepare for it at the Tour of Poland and I'll ride all the way till the end of the season. It's a long time far away from my family, but it's worth it when time comes to enjoy such a nice win."

We'll hear a lot about Nibali in the coming years!

How it unfolded

Viatchslav Ekimov's last race
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The riders were very active in first four laps. A group of 25 went away with the likes of Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner) and Stefano Garzelli (Liquigas). As they got caught, two of them insisted: Rémi Di Gregorio (Française des Jeux) and Mathieu Sprick (Bouygues Telecom), who were joined a bit later by Christophe Le Mével (Crédit Agricole) and ‘Patxi' Vila (Lampre).

After 100 kilometres of racing, the group of four had eight minutes lead. The gap went down under the action of Quick Step, Liquigas and Unibet. At the end of the bell lap, Le Mével tried to stay away by himself. As soon as he was brought back, his teammate Nicolas Vogondy attacked. Jakob Piil (CSC) came across. At the same time, the captain of Team CSC Fränk Schleck crashed and split the bunch in two.

Yaroslav Popovych (Discovery Channel) jumped from the bunch, quickly followed by Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas), Manuele Mori (Saunier Duval) and Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank). They overtook Vogondy and Piil. With a gap of 30 seconds before the final hill of Ty-Marrec, the win was to be disputed by the four men. Nibali and Flecha broke clear in the climb, Popovych came across and counter attacked. But they re-grouped in the downhill with 2km to go. Nibali sprinted from a long way out and won.


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1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                5.18.56 (42.52 km/h)
2 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                          
3 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                              
4 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team       0.05
5 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                                        0.18
6 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                          
7 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              
8 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team                                   
9 Grégory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                            
10 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   
11 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                        
12 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone             
13 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Credit Agricole                               
14 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Rabobank                                    
15 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone              
16 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                     
17 Benoît Salmon (Fra) Agritubel                                   0.21
18 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AG2R Prevoyance                             0.30
19 Julian Dean (NZl) Credit Agricole                                   
20 Koen Kort (Ned) Astana Team                                         
21 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Team Milram                                   
22 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française des Jeux                           
23 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              
24 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Rabobank                                         
25 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas                                      
26 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com                                        
27 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Astana Team                            
28 Joseba Albizu Lizaso (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        
29 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                               
30 Allan Johansen (Den) Team CSC                                       
31 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                     
32 Christophe Rinero (Fra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
33 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                             
34 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                   
35 Mikel Pradera Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears        
36 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           
37 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                        
38 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                   
39 Benoît Sinner (Fra) Agritubel                                       
40 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                   
41 Angel Castresana (Spa) Unibet.com                                   
42 Jonathan Patrick Mc Carty (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems              
43 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                             
?44  Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française des Jeux                         
45 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                    
46 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux                              
47 Michael Schär (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          
48 Alexei Markov (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                  
49 William Bonnet (Fra) Credit Agricole                                
50 Nicolas Crosbie (Fra) Agritubel                                     
51 Johan Coenen (Bel) Unibet.com                                       
52 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
53 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team             
54 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears            
55 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Team Milram                                 
56 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir                             
57 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team               
58 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                       
59 Guido Trentin (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            
60 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas                                     
61 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                               
62 Eladio Sanchez Prado (Spa) Astana Team                              
63 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           
64 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana Team                             
65 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                
66 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Française des Jeux                          
67 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach (Spa) Astana Team                          
68 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                
69 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone               
70 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                 
71 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Quick Step-Innergetic                          
72 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile Team                                  
73 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                         
74 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                         
75 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                            
76 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone         
77 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) T-Mobile Team                                
78 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
79 Michele Gobbi (Ita) Team Milram                                     
80 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Team Milram                            0.39
81 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears              1.10
82 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    
83 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                    1.20
84 Trent Lowe (Aus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team             1.21
85 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                               1.33
86 Marc De Maar (Ned) Rabobank                                         
87 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Team Milram                             
88 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Unibet.com                                      
89 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears        
90 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                 
91 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                           1.56
92 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
93 Serge Baguet (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                        3.12
94 Kai Reus (Ned) Rabobank                                         3.24
95 Tom Steels (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                4.54
?96  Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Unibet.com                        
97 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Team Milram                                     
98 Cyrille Monnerais (Fra) Française des Jeux                          
99 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux                            
100 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
101 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                8.14
102 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Quick Step-Innergetic                    
103 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Agritubel                                    
104 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                         
105 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux                          
106 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             
107 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             
108 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux                         
109 Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Lampre-Fondital                 
110 Stephano Zanini (Ita) Liquigas                                     
111 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             
112 Christophe Laurent (Fra) Agritubel                                 
113 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 
114 Joseba Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     
115 Iker Flores Galarza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        
116 Freddy Ravaleu (Fra) Agritubel                                     
DNF Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team        
DNF Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team          
DNF Matthew White (Aus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team             
DNF Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team     
DNF Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R Prévoyance                            
DNF Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prévoyance                                
DNF Carl Naibo (Fra) AG2R Prévoyance                                   
DNF Frank Hoj (Den) Gerolsteiner                                       
DNF Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quickstep-Innergetic                           
DNF Guido Trenti (USA) Quickstep-Innergetic                            
DNF Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quickstep-Innergetic                     
DNF Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                 
DNF Luke Roberts (Aus) Team CSC                                        
DNF Benat Albizuri Aransolo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    
DNF Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          
DNF Unai Uribarri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              
DNF Andoni Aranaga Azkune (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      
DNF Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                
DNF Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Astana                                    
DNF Ivan Santos Martinez (Spa) Astana                                  
DNF Aaron Olson (USA) Saunier Duval                                    
DNF Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears           
DNF Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) T-Mobile Team                                
DNF Frantisek Rabon (Cze) T-Mobile Team                                
DNF Kim Kirchen (Lux) T-Mobile Team                                    
DNF Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile Team                                 
DNF Linus Gerdemann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                
DNF Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        
DNF Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
DNF Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems             
DNF Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  
DNF Nick Gates (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                   
DNF Nico Mattan (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  
DNF Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                           
DNF Henk Vogels (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                  
DNF Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                
DNF Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              
DNF Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                           
DNF Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                             
DNF Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis-Le Crédit par Téléphone                
DNF Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Cofidis-Le Crédit par Téléphone              
DNF Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Team Milram                                  
DNF Elia Rigotto (Ita) Team Milram                                     
DNF Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas                                   
DNF Marco Milesi (Ita) Liquigas                                        
DNF Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                           
DNF Niels Scheuneman (Ned) Rabobank                                    
DNF Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel                                    
DNF Aivaras Baranauskas (Ltu) Agritubel                                
DNF Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Unibet.com                                       
DNF Erwin Thijs (Bel) Unibet.com                                       
DNS Frédéric Gabriel (Fra) Unibet.com                                  

ProTour standings

1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears     200 pts
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                             154
4 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                         150
5 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                            138
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                    120
7 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              120
8 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                              118
9 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team             117
10 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                  114
11 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) Astana-Würth Team                                110
12 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                       106
13 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                106
14 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank                                    99
15 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana-Würth Team                            94
16 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                 90
17 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                    89
18 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC                                     87
19 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                       85
20 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team            85
21 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                          84
22 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears               83
23 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                         83
24 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                       77
25 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 77
26 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                                   76
27 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                            75
28 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank                          75
29 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana-Würth Team                     75
30 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                  74
31 José Enrique Gutierrez Cataluna (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems         73
32 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Team Milram                                72
33 Antonio Colom Mas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears               71
34 Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Lampre-Fondital                   69
35 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                   65
36 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC                                  65
38 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC                                         60
39 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                         58
40 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                         56
41 José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                55
42 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir              53
43 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) T-Mobile Team                                 52
44 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team             51
45 David Canada Gracia (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                     50
46 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram                                         49
47 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas                                      48
48 Koldo Gil Perez (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                         48
49 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                   45
50 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                  44
51 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                        44
52 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems          42
53 Santiago Botero Echeverry (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems               41
54 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                        41
55 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Bouygues Telecom                        40
56 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                  39
57 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française Des Jeux                            38
58 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick Step - Innergetic                     38
59 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux                                 36
60 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                          35
61 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) T-Mobile Team                                    35
62 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Astana-Würth Team                          35
63 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                     35
64 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        33
65 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team              33
66 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française Des Jeux                              32
67 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              32
68 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team           30
69 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Phonak Hearing Systems                          30
70 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              30
71 Christopher Horner (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                             30
72 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                     30
73 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile Team                                   30
74 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                      29
75 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                            28
76 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Lampre-Fondital                                  27
77 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                               27
78 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                            23
79 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone          23
80 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                        23
81 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Astana-Würth Team                             23
82 Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems               22
83 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Credit Agricole                              21
84 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole                            20
85 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone               20
86 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas                                     20
87 José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team     20
88 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) T-Mobile Team                                   20
89 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                19
90 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                   18
91 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              17
92 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                17
93 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas                                        16
94 Olaf Pollack (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                     16
95 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                                            15
96 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux                            15
97 Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Team CSC                          15
98 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                           15
99 Grégory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                            14
100 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                    14
101 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         13
102 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                               12
103 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Team Milram                                   11
104 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                               11
105 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                11
106 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team             10
107 Bert Roesems (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  10
108 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                               10
109 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                        10
110 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                 10
111 Robert Förster (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                   10
112 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Ag2R Prevoyance                                 10
113 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team                                   9
114 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana-Würth Team                                  9
115 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                9
116 David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC                                       9
117 Markus Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     8
118 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears            8
119 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                8
120 David Etxebarria Alkorta (Spa) Astana-Würth Team                     7
121 Isaac Galvez Lopez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears              7
122 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank                                          6
123 Bradley Mcgee (Aus) Française Des Jeux                               6
124 Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                              5
125 Erki Pütsep (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                                    5
126 Christophe Mengin (Fra) Française Des Jeux                           5
127 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Team Milram                                 5
128 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) T-Mobile Team                                   5
129 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          5
130 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                    5
131 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    5
132 Ivan Ramiro Parra Pinto (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone       5
133 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital                                 5
134 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone              5
135 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               5
136 Iban Mayo Diez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                             5
137 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                             5
138 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    5
139 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                       5
140 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Team Milram                                    5
141 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre-Fondital                                4
142 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears              4
143 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 4
144 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears         4
145 David Herrero Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                     4
146 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                4
147 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                          4
148 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Team CSC                                        4
149 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step - Innergetic                            4
150 Unai Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Astana-Würth Team                          3
151 Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                3
152 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana-Würth Team                                3
153 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears        3
154 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      3
155 Markus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                      3
156 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                  3
157 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                         3
158 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas                                         3
159 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                 3
160 Steve Morabito (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          3
161 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears            2
162 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                                 2
163 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone             2
164 Thomas Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team            2
165 Julian Dean (NZl) Credit Agricole                                    2
166 Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                          2
167 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears    2
168 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) Astana-Würth Team                             2
169 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Credit Agricole                                 2
170 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                           2
171 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team           2
172 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Team Milram                                   2
173 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Astana-Würth Team                                  2
174 René Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                  2
175 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team            2
176 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                                     1
177 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                     1
178 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                    1
179 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 1
180 André Greipel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                    1
181 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas                                     1
182 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                        1
183 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team    1
184 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir          1
185 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak Hearing Systems                           1

*Floyd Landis has been removed pending a doping investigation
**Jan Ullrich has been removed pending a doping investigation                             

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