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93rd Tour de France - ProT

France, July 1-23, 2006

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Stage 20 - Sunday, July 23: Antony (Parc de Sceaux)-Paris Champs-Elysées, 154.5 km

Live Commentary by Jeff Jones, with additional reporting from Anthony Tan, Hedwig Kröner and Brecht Decaluwé

Live report

Live coverage starts: 13:35 CEST
Estimated finish: 17:10 CEST

22:54 CEST   
It's fun, fun, fun on the final stage as the maillot jaune and his team celebrate on the way to the Champs-Elysées for the final 50km criterium around the French capital, then the pomp and circumstances to crown the new Tour champ. With Boonen gone, it must be maillot vert Robbie 'Aussie Oi Oi Oi' McEwen as the winner.

13:43 CEST   
Welcome to Cyclingnews' online dirigible, the Hindenburg V-1, which has somehow made it through three weeks of the Tour de France including some very tough Alpine stages last week. We're actually down to our last tank of oxygen, but fortunately we have a spare cylinder of liquid hydrogen laying around. Oh, the inanity.

Today's final stage is traditionally - although not always - a ceremonial parade into Paris, followed by several laps of a circuit on the Champs Elysées. Usually, it's a stage for the sprinters, but sometimes it's not. Last year, Alexandre Vinokourov won with a late attack, while in 1979, Bernard Hinault and Joop Zoetemelk (1st and 2nd on GC), broke away and fought out the final stage between them! Hinault won in the maillot jaune, while Zoetemelk was second and of course kept second overall. Could Floyd Landis and Oscar Pereiro do that today? Yes, but unlikely.

There are two small climbs today, but nothing to threaten Michael Rasmussen's lead in the polkadot jersey. After 43.5 km, there is the Cat. 4 Côte de Gif-sur-Yvette (1.4 km climb at 5.6 %, followed by the Mont-Valérien (km 72, 1.0 km climb at 6.4 %). The two intermediate sprints are at Boulogne-Billancourt (km 92.0) and on the Champs-Elysées (km 116.5).

13:45 CEST   
The riders are in the neutral zone at the moment, rolling out of Antony. The real start will be at 13:50. Landis, McEwen, Rasmussen and Cunego - the wearers of all the jerseys, occupy the front positions.

13:48 CEST   
There are 139 riders left in the race today: Robert Hunter (Phonak) failed to make the time cut yesterday, as he had to do the whole TT out of the saddle because of a bad saddle sore. Also, French champion Florent Brard (Caisse d'Epargne) crashed during the TT and broke his hand. It's unfortunate for both riders that they won't make it to Paris, but that's bike racing.

14:05 CEST    4km/150.5km to go
The pace doesn't change at all as the riders get the flag for the start of stage 20. It's still relaxed, with Pereiro and Landis chatting at the front, then McEwen coming up. Zubeldia takes his camera out and takes a photo of the peloton.

14:10 CEST    6km/148.5km to go
Wim Vansevenant is on the front of the bunch. The Davitamon ride will be hoping for a bunch sprint today, so that Robbie McEwen can try to take his fourth stage win. He told Cyclingnews this morning, "We are very motivated to keep it together for a bunch sprint, but it will be very hard. The last 70-80 km on the Champs-Elysees is hard racing, and it will be tough to keep it together."

14:13 CEST   
Now McEwen is on the front, getting a little gap but not attacking of course. Axel Merckx and Alexandre Moos are leading the Phonak boys and Floyd Landis (seven in total) as the bunch continues is steady roll towards Paris. The skies are a little cloudy and it's quite warm and humid.

14:17 CEST    9.5km/145km to go
Burkina Faso's Michel Battiono - the chalkboard man - holds up a board for Landis with 'Impeccable Floyd!' written on it. He's a popular figure on the Tour.

14:30 CEST    14.5km/140km to go
Andreas Klöden, who rode himself onto the podium with a fantastic time trial yesterday, is sitting towards the rear of the bunch, which is moving slightly quicker now as it cruises through the outskirts of the French capital.

14:33 CEST   
All the Phonak riders are riding with yellow handlebar tape, while Floyd Landis has his special black and yellow bike. He is also wearing regulation Phonak knicks, not the black and yellow ones he was seen with the other day.

14:35 CEST    17.5km/137km to go
And now the champagne moment, as Landis drops back to the team car (which is sporting 'Thank you Floyd flags' and toasts his team manager John Lelangue. He also clinks with Erik Zabel, who makes do with a bidon instead of a glass.

14:40 CEST    20.5km/134km to go
Merckx and Grabsch are on the front now, lifting the pace a bit otherwise it'll be all day before they get to Paris. Landis chats with Sebastian Lang (Gerolsteiner)
as they pass a few caged lions.

14:50 CEST    26.5km/128km to go
Phonak leads the bunch across a railway bridge and through Palaiseau, keeping the tempo up at 35-40 km/h. It's a fairly long peloton, but still relaxed.

14:55 CEST    30km/124.5km to go
Víctor Pena leads up a small climb, as the bunch passes in the vicinity of Charles de Gaulle airport. Now under some overhead wires, perhaps playing havoc with the riders' heart rate monitors.

A lone Aussie fan waves a flag as the peloton passes by.

15:02 CEST    34km/120.5km to go
We have an email from Ushi in Greenland [that's one place I want to go to one of these years]. She asks "What does the peloton think of this brash American [referring to Floyd] with his cocky "Shredder" attitude? Granted, amazing ride both stage 17 (and 16 BLAUK!!!) - but the real question is why and how the heck did the other teams let him (an ex-yellow jersey wearer) get away like that?"

Well, the impression we get is that the peloton is very impressed by Mr Landis and his exploits. It's been a very long time since a Tour winner came back from a seemingly lost position, and it certainly made the race fascinating. Landis got the yellow jersey three times! But now he looks to have it for good.

15:04 CEST    35.5km/119km to go
The first hour was covered at 30 km/h...the slowest start to a Tour stage yet. Phonak continues to lead at a moderate tempo as the big peloton rides through crowds and more crowds of people in Orsay.

15:09 CEST    39.5km/115km to go
Nicolas Jalabert leads the bunch now, which is approaching the first climb. Plenty of riders are eating - they'll still need that energy for the finish today, which is very fast.

15:15 CEST    42.5km/112km to go
Landis' Dutch teammate Koos Moerenhout leads on the Côte de Gif-sur-Yvette, a 4th category climb, 1.4 km climb at 5.6 %. Rasmussen moves up next to Landis, and might have a go for the points just for the sake of it.

15:16 CEST   
Moerenhout doesn't mind as he pedals on the front of the bunch, while Thomas Voeckler sits in last wheel. Lots of French flags here, along with a few black and white striped Breton flags.

15:17 CEST    43.5km/111km to go
Rasmussen does indeed take the points on the climb, totally uncontested. Moerenhout and Grabsch were second and third. Rasmussen now has 166 points, while in second place is Floyd Landis on 131 points.

15:20 CEST    45.5km/109km to go
The bunch passes by 'Le Synchrotron'. Maybe some riders will try to take a shortcut to Paris via some quantum tunnelling. Hey, it's quicker than taking the train.

Or maybe they'll ride the old fashioned way.

15:24 CEST    48km/106.5km to go
Levi Leipheimer chats to Landis, then McEwen comes up for another friendly chat. Commesso is there too. Leipheimer gets a little gap for fun.

15:28 CEST    50km/104.5km to go
Marilyn, from PA, USA, writes in in response to Ushi's question posted earlier. "Here in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Floyd Landis is not considered 'brash.' His sheer will and determination, as well as respect for his opponents, however, have been evidenced for the world these last two weeks."

And many people agree with her.

Gustav Larsson (FDJ) gets a puncture, but the strong Swede is back on his bike and rolling again.

15:30 CEST   
Gilberto Simoni cruises on the front of the peloton. He'll finish the Tour, which is not bad after his tough Giro d'Italia. But there was no stage win for Gibo this year.

Landis and Zabel talk on the front of the peloton, which passes through the pleasant streets of Jouy-En-Josas.

15:35 CEST   
The T-Mobile riders are all sporting fluoro back numbers after successfully defending their teams classification lead yesterday. They are the top team in the Tour, which is impressive given that they only started with seven. The team classification is worked out by adding together the best three stage times of the team's riders each day. It doesn't matter who those riders are - they can be different.

The bunch is close to the Château de Versailles, a nice shack with a decent sized backyard on the outskirts of Paris.

15:39 CEST    54.5km/100km to go
100 clicks to go and the bunch crosses another railway, led by the men from Phonak.

15:45 CEST    59km/95.5km to go
It's still a very steady pace as Leipheimer positions himself at the front with Landis.

15:48 CEST    61km/93.5km to go
The peloton takes a U-turn through Sevres, then heads west. They're taking the scenic route today.

15:52 CEST   
More Gerolsteiners are coming up front to join the Phonak train, which has eased off the gas as it passes through Ville-d'Avray. Bram Tankink chats to Floyd, maybe giving him an idea of how hard it was on Thursday.

15:58 CEST    66km/88.5km to go
Frank Schleck is now having a word to Andreas Klöden. Klöden could, in theory, have a crack at Pereiro's second place overall as only 30 seconds separates the two. But despite the small gap, it usually doesn't happen. Not much at this Tour has been usual, however.

After two hours, the average speed is 32 km/h.

16:01 CEST    67.5km/87km to go
David Zabriskie and Floyd Landis exchange comments towards the front of the peloton. They are flatmates and know each other very well.

16:10 CEST    72km/82.5km to go
Saunier Duval and Caisse d'Epargne are on the front of the slow moving bunch, together with Phonak. They ride up the Cat. 4 Mont-Valérien, the last climb in this year's Tour.

16:11 CEST   
The points are taken by Victor Pena, it looks like. Rasmussen was nowhere to be seen.

16:13 CEST    74km/80.5km to go
Pena did indeed win that climb. Frank Schleck (CSC) is second, ahead of David Arroyo (Caisse d'Epargne). The pace is very steady as Pereiro leads the bunch for a while. It's a small irony that the first two riders on GC both lost serious amounts of time in some stages. Especially Pereiro!

16:16 CEST    76km/78.5km to go
The Sauniers are on the front now, through Nanterre. Behind them, Stuart O'Grady chats to Frank Schleck.

16:22 CEST    79km/75.5km to go
The crowds get much bigger as the centre of Paris gets close. It's still Gibo and Ricardo Ricco on the front, eating a bit.

16:27 CEST    82km/72.5km to go
The peloton passes through Ansiers-sur-Seine, and across the Seine river. Now they are getting close to the grandest finishing circuit of them all.

16:30 CEST   
The peloton cruises along the banks of the Seine [must...resist...pun], through Neuilly-sur-Seine. Gibo and Ricco lead all the way at a 35 km/h pace.

16:32 CEST    86.5km/68km to go
The Rabobankers also move to the fore, as Phonak comes up to match Saunier Duval. Merckx gives Ralf Grabsch a little push on the saddle. And now Phonak gets on the front and ups the tempo a little.

16:36 CEST    88.5km/66km to go
In another 13 km, we'll be on the finishing circuit. Thus, Phonak has lifted the tempo up closer to the 40 km/h mark, and has its men in a line, pulling the peloton along.

16:41 CEST    91km/63.5km to go
Victor Pena, the first ever Colombian yellow jersey wearer, leads the bunch along the wide, tree-lined streets. Now Vansevenant is getting ready to lead out McEwen for an intermediate sprint. He doesn't look like being challenged, and McEwen actually pushes Vansevenant across the line first. McEwen second, of course, then Pena.

16:45 CEST    94.5km/60km to go
The bunch is now back along the banks of the Seine, just near the offices of L'Equipe, which has a big association with the Tour, of course. And now past France Télévisions...

16:48 CEST   
The peloton rides past the Pont-de-Grenelle and up towards the Eiffel Tower, still with the Seine on their right.

16:50 CEST    98.5km/56km to go
The riders are now getting themselves ready for their entry onto the Champs-Elysées. The pace will increase quite markedly.

16:52 CEST    100.5km/54km to go
And it's Axel Merckx who leads the bunch onto the circuit. Here we go! The Phonaks pick up the speed.

16:53 CEST   
Under the tunnel and onto the Rue de Rivoli, it's Merckx all the way. Then Jalabert and now Ekimov, the oldest rider in the race, leads onto the Place de la Concorde. Phonak has let him get a little gap.

16:55 CEST    103km/51.5km to go
The bunch passes the team buses on the Place de la Concorde and rides up the finishing straight, with Viatcheslav Ekimov waving to his fans and thanking them for the last time. This will be his last Tour. He gets congratulated by the peloton as he falls back into the bunch, which strings out on the cobbles.

16:57 CEST    104.5km/50km to go
Pena now leads up towards the Arc de Triomphe for the first time, with the peloton on his wheel. Grabsch is right behind him as he takes the turn.

Credit Agricole is bringing up Caucchioli after a flat tyre. They hammer down the cobbles on the Champs-Elysees and hook onto the back.

16:57 CEST   
Beneteau and Da Cruz launch the first attack, and are joined by Jens Voigt (CSC). But Moos closes it down for Phonak.

16:58 CEST    105.5km/49km to go
Phonak wants to keep the tempo on for a bit as the bunch flies towards the Obelisk. The race is definitely on now as an Euskaltel rider counters.

16:59 CEST    106.5km/48km to go
It's Ińaki Isasi who has a small gap over the bunch, which has Chris Horner on the front, along with Phonak.

17:01 CEST    108.5km/46km to go
It's Aitor Hernández, not Verdugo. He rides about 5 seconds in front of the bunch, which is not going slow as it passes the Louvre and heads up the finishing straight.

17:02 CEST    110.5km/44km to go
Hernández will need more support to make this attack stick. The peloton thunders up the Champs-Elysées with Commesso in the lead.

17:03 CEST   
Ricardo Ricco takes a flyer with Commesso on his wheel on the right hand side of the road, where it's smooth. The peloton is right behind.

17:05 CEST    111.5km/43km to go
Ricco leads Commesso down the other side of the Champs, but Horner is up there, marking things. The bunch is in a looooong line. Horner even gets a gap, but that's not really what he wants.

Thomas Voeckler takes off behind a camera moto.

17:05 CEST    112.5km/42km to go
Voeckler's attack is marked by Wegmann from Gerolsteiner.

17:06 CEST   
They ride across the other side of the Place de la Concorde. Wegmann and Voeckler have five seconds with Phonak on the front of the bunch again.

17:07 CEST    114.5km/40km to go
Mikel Astarloza is next to try to get across to the two in front, powering under the tunnel. Jens Voigt has another go too. Why? Because he can.

17:08 CEST   
But it's still Wegmann and Voeckler out in front. Voigt and Astarloza are trying to get across.

17:09 CEST    115.5km/39km to go
The two leaders ride past the finish for the end of lap 3, with Voigt and Astarloza in hot pursuit. The peloton is another 5 seconds back.

17:09 CEST    116.5km/38km to go
Cunego punctures, but should be able to get back on and keep his young rider's jersey.

Now the four leaders are together, coming up to the second intermediate sprint.

17:10 CEST    117.5km/37km to go
Wegmann, Astarloza and Voigt take the first three placings in the sprint as Voeckler is gone. But the counter attacks are coming from the bunch.

17:12 CEST    118.5km/36km to go
The peloton rounds the top bend with various riders trying to get across to Voigt and co. They only have a small gap. It's pretty hard to get away when the speed is always 50 km/h.

Garcia Acosta leads five men across to the leaders, who now number eight. Phonak is on the front of the bunch, protecting LAndis.

Cunego is back in the bunch.

17:14 CEST    119.5km/35km to go
Popovych, Vansummeren, Horner are all in the break, and Vansummeren plays a spoiler role as Voigt tries a counter attack. No luck - the bunch is coming back to them.

17:17 CEST    122.5km/32km to go
Garcia Acosta leads the break at the end of lap 4. It's growing: Wegmann (Gerolsteiner), Voigt (CSC), Astarloza (AG2R), Vansummeren, Horner (Davitamon), Popovych (Discovery), Charteau (CA), Knees (Milram), Duenas (Agritubel), Fedrigo (Bouygues), Mengin, Gilbert (FDJ), Garcia Acosta (Caisse d'Epargne).

17:18 CEST   
Garcia Acosta is trying to keep the pace up as Botcharov tries to get across with Da Cruz and Albasini.

17:19 CEST   
Well, Phonak doesn't appear to be interested in closing down this break, which already has 30 seconds. The three chasers are at 15 seconds.

Nicolas Portal is also in the break, and David Millar.

17:21 CEST   
The full break: Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner), Jens Voigt (CSC), Mikel Astarloza (AG2R), Johan Vansummeren, Chris Horner (Davitamon), Yaroslav Popovych (Discovery), Anthony Charteau (CA), Christian Knees (Milram), Moises Duenas (Agritubel), Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues), Christophe Mengin, Philippe Gilbert (FDJ), Vicente Garcia Acosta, Nicolas Portal (Caisse d'Epargne), David Millar (Saunier Duval), Aitor Hernández (Euskaltel)

17:22 CEST    126.5km/28km to go
Cofidis is leading the chase, and sweeps up Albasini, Botcharov and Da Cruz. Liquigas will now help chase too. The break has 30 seconds.

17:24 CEST    128.5km/26km to go
Millar does a turn, while Gilbert drops to the back. He's got Mengin in the break, and can certainly profit from that. He's always up for a victory...

Millar, Knees and Vansummeren are three very lanky riders! They cross the line for the end of lap 5 with Brad Wiggins leading the pursuit in the bunch, 21 seconds back.

17:25 CEST    129.5km/25km to go
The break, led by Jens Voigt, powers up towards the Arc de Triomphe, with an estimated crowd cheering it on. The bunch is in a long line, with Cofidis an Liquigas leading the chase.

Gilbert attacks, marked by Horner!

17:26 CEST   
Gilbert makes it to the turn in first place, then Horner right behind him. The rest of the break leaves a bit of a gap.

17:27 CEST    130.5km/24km to go
But the chase is pretty relentless, and there are two teams leading it.

Gilbert does a massive turn down the Champs Elysées, with Horner on his wheel.

17:28 CEST   
Carlström heads the Liquigas chase, then the Cofidis boys are right behind. Phonak has got Floyd well protected, and Jimmy Casper - remember him? - is on the maillot jaune's wheel.

17:28 CEST    132.5km/22km to go
Gilbert and Horner are caught as the break hesitates a bit. They still have 20 seconds.

17:30 CEST    133.5km/21km to go
The peloton carves the gap back to 15 seconds as the break continues to work together. Apart form the Davitamon riders, who want a bunch sprint.

17:31 CEST    134.5km/20km to go
Millar and Voigt do big turns and get a gap as they head across the line for the sixth lap. Vansummeren marks them.

17:32 CEST    135.5km/19km to go
Garcia Acosta has a go next up towards the Arc. Millar marks him, as does Charteau, Astarloza, Horner and Mengin. The rest of the break is swept up by the bunch.

Seppl Lang waits for a wheel, as he has punctured. Bad luck for the German, as he will have a tough time getting back onto the bunch.

17:35 CEST    137.5km/17km to go
Fedrigo has punctured, but doesn't take long to get a change.

There are now six leaders: Mikel Astarloza (AG2R), Chris Horner (Davitamon), Anthony Charteau (CA), Christophe Mengin (FDJ), Vicente Garcia Acosta (Caisse d'Epargne), David Millar (Saunier Duval). But Charteau and Horner aren't working, as they have sprinters in the bunch.

Padrnos is leading a counter move with Righi, but it's caught. The bunch is flying!!

17:36 CEST    139.5km/15km to go
Millar and Garcia Acosta try to keep the tempo up in the break, but it's hard. Horner rolls to second wheel then signals for another rider to come through. He will not work, as he's protecting McEwen.

Fedrigo is back on the peloton.

17:37 CEST    140.5km/14km to go
The Cofidis/Liquigas chase is fierce, and Vansummeren is also up there.

Astarloza realises the danger and attacks just before 1 km to go. Charteau marks him and he can't get a gap. The peloton is right behind. Break almost over.

17:39 CEST    141.5km/13km to go
Two laps to go and it's all together. Liquigas and Cofidis continue to lead the chase for Paolini and Casper, their sprinters. Eisel asks his FDJ men to ride, and of course Davitamon will as well. Vansummeren moves up.

17:40 CEST   
The back of the bunch is a very very long line as it heads up to the Arc de Triomphe for the second last time. The middle of the bunch is still fat enough though. Vansummeren does a strong turn with an FDJ rider on his wheel.

17:40 CEST    142.5km/12km to go
Garcia Acosta is in last wheel as they take the turn.

Landis is well protected, near the front.

Vasseur leads the bunch through the turn first.

17:41 CEST    143.5km/11km to go
Casar is the FDJ man working for Eisel, and he has Vasseur on his wheel. There aren't many kilometres left to try a break, but you never know. Gustav Larsson is next for FDJ. Can they set up Eisel for a big win?

17:42 CEST    144.5km/10km to go
There are at least five teams interested in a bunch sprint: FDJ, Davitamon, Credit Agricole, Cofidis and Liquigas. So it's going to be tough for anyone else to escape.

17:42 CEST    144.5km/10km to go
Mario Aerts looks very smooth as he pedals across the cobbles. Then Vasseur attacks just before the Place de la Concorde. Attacking is easy, holding it for 10km isn't.

17:43 CEST    145.5km/9km to go
Lövkvist, Swedish champ, takes over from Larsson in the front as Vasseur is caught.

17:44 CEST    146.5km/8km to go
It's Aerts leading Credit Agricoles and Davitamons past the Ferris wheel near the Louvre on the second last lap. Even Caucchioli is doing a turn.

17:46 CEST    148km/6.5km to go
They ride along the place de la Concorde and take the sweeping right hander into the finishing straight, with Vansummeren on the front. Eduardo Gonzalo (Agritubel)
attacks just before the line.

1 lap to go!

17:47 CEST    148.5km/6km to go
Gonzalo's attack gains him no ground. It's all the sprinters teams on the front now, and it doesn't look like anyone will stop a bunch sprint.

Jens Voigt tries, but he can't get a gap. The big German is a bit cooked.

17:47 CEST   
Aerts takes over with a bandaged Vansevenant, then Swedish champ Lövkvist.

17:48 CEST    150.5km/4km to go
Less than 5 km to go in the bike race, and Floyd's first Tour de France is almost in the bag.

Wim Vansevenant rides hard on the front down the Champs Elysées for the final time. Lövkvist on his wheel, then an FDJ rider.

17:50 CEST    151km/3.5km to go
The speed is over 60 km/h as they fly down France's grand boulevard. Lövkvist is now doing his bit. The sprinters themselves aren't in the top 10 yet.

Flecha tries to attack, nearly taking out a rider in the process. Then Ekimov counters, but doesn't get a gap.

17:51 CEST    152.5km/2km to go
Aerts couldn't hold Eki's wheel, but Schleck can. The bunch is still together as it goes under the tunnel.

Now Hincapie and Popovych attack!

17:51 CEST    153.5km/1km to go
Popovych attacks before the 1 km banner, and gets Quinziato on his wheel. The sprinters are getting closer to the front. It's all on!!!

17:52 CEST    154.5km/0km to go
Steegmans leads McEwen to the corner first, but it's Wrolich how leads out. Then McEwen goes too early and Hushovd gets him!!! McEwen second, then O'Grady.

17:53 CEST   
Thor Hushovd has won the final stage of the Tour de France, having taken the right wheel. He had that by three bike lengths!!

And of course, Floyd Landis is safely home. He wins the Tour de France!!!

18:10 CEST   
So Thor Hushovd finishes with two stage wins - the first and the last. That was an immensely powerful final sprint to get around Robbie, who perhaps went a little early. Three bike lengths.

Landis is tired but relieved that it's all over. He has the yellow jersey in Paris, and that's what he came for. What a performance by the 30 year-old American! And he continues the impressive US record in this race: 11 Tour victories in 21 years. The overall speed is 40.784 km/h, which is fast, but not the fastest.

Robbie McEwen keeps the green jersey: it's his third Tour de France maillot vert. Michael Rasmussen will take home the maillot a pois of best climber, Damiano Cunego holds the maillot blanc of best young rider, and David de la Fuente (Saunier Duval) is the most aggressive rider of the whole Tour. And the best team in the Tour is T-Mobile.

As for us, we all need a beer of some description. Or vodka for the Irishman... So now, it really is adieu from us here in the commentary blimp, the Hindenburg V-1. Now where did I stash that liquid hydrogen...?


1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole                                   3.56.52
2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                               
3 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC                                       
4 Erik Zabel (Ger) Milram                                         
5 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                                       
6 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                          
7 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Francaise Des Jeux                         
8 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             
9 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Fondital                          
10 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                   

Final general classification

1 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak                                           89.39.28
2 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                      0.59
3 Andreas Klöden (Ger) T-Mobile                                           1.29
4 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                            3.13
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                       5.08
6 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                            7.06
7 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                      8.41
8 Christophe Moreau (Fra) AG2R-Prevoyance                                 9.37
9 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                12.05
10 Michael Rogers (Aus) T-Mobile                                         15.07


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