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62nd Paris-Nice - 2.HC

France, March 7-14, 2004

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Stage 2 - March 8: Chaville - Montargis, 166.5 km

Horillo wins ahead of GC shake up

Team CSC in control

By Chris Henry

Pedro Horillo (Quick.Step-Davitamon)
Photo ©: AFP

What should have been a predictable sprinter's stage Monday turned into a race-defining day where the final general classification wasn't settled, but hopes for a high place overall all but evaporated for a number of favourites. Pedro Horillo (Quick.Step-Davitamon) used a powerful surge to foil a sprint finish in a select lead group of 36 riders, while Team CSC dominated the day keeping Jörg Jaksche in yellow and moving Bobby Julich to third overall and Jens Voigt to fifth. Jaksche said himself that almost every member of CSC's team could win Paris-Nice, and after a day of surprises, the entire team remains at the head of affairs. For Horillo, it was a day of satisfaction when hard work paid off.

"I realized in the Vuelta a Valenciana that I was capable of something like this," Horillo commented at the finish, receiving congratulatory pats on the back from his teammates who filtered in with the chasing groups. "Normally Tom Boonen would be our man for a stage like this, but since he didn't make it into the lead group I was able to play my own card."

With an undulating course in the Vallée Chevreuse, the peloton hit a series of five third category climbs in the first half of the race, animated by Latvian Raivis Belohvosciks of the Belgian Chocolade Jacques team. Belohvosciks went clear on his own after several failed efforts from other riders on the first climb. He quickly built a gap, and the peloton was for much of the day content to let him toil away on his own. He succeeded in taking the three points on offer at each of the remaining four summits, securing the early polka dot jersey for the race's best climber. All told, Belohvosciks spent nearly a hundred kilometres away before the race picked up and reeled him in.

Jörg Jaksche and CSC
Photo ©: AFP

A strong wind blew throughout the day and important time gaps opened up in the peloton as team leaders like Alexandre Vinokourov (T-Mobile) found themselves on the wrong end of the splits. Yellow jersey Jaksche was attentive up front, and with the help of his powerful CSC team he was able to turn the screw against several of his challengers. In fact, CSC succeeded in keeping its entire eight man team in the first group of 36, effectively launching a team time trial in the final 30 kilometres to put as much time as possible into the rivals who missed the cut. US Postal Service did well to place five riders in the lead, but 'dark horse' Floyd Landis was not among them. Jaksche's closest rival in the lead was Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner), second in the opening time trial and now six seconds back, thanks to a two second time bonus picked up mid-race by the yellow jersey.

While time gaps tend to fall as the race charges to the finish in such a flat stage, the Team CSC juggernaut was too much for the twenty man chase group, which entered the finishing circuit in Montargis two minutes back but steadily lost ground in the heated finale. The main peloton eventually caught the chasers, but by the time the biggest group crossed the line, riders like Vinokourov, Leipheimer, Moncoutié, Brochard and Landis had all lost more than five minutes.

Alexandre Vinokourov
Photo ©: AFP

Attacks from Matthew Hayman (Rabobank) and Fabian Cancellara (Fassa Bortolo) came to nothing in the closing kilometres as the lead group swirled around the circuit under the tight watch of CSC. US Postal's Ekimov mixed it at the front, as did Gerben Löwik and his Chocolade Jacques teammates, but until the final kilometre it was all CSC, all the time. Once the work was done and Jaksche's jersey was safe, CSC stepped aside as the opportunists in the group readied for a final sprint. It wasn't to be, however, as Horillo put in one enormous acceleration and powered his way to the line with a small but sufficient gap over the rest with 300 metres to go. In the saddle with his hands on the tops of the handlebars, he used pure power to reach the line rather than an outright sprint.

Heading into Tuesday's stage three, another 'predictable' stage, Jaksche holds six seconds over the in-form Rebellin, while Julich sits 18 seconds back. Rebellin holds the green points jersey, Belohvosciks is in polka dots, and Horillo's teammate Michael Rogers has assumed the lead in the young rider competition.

Photography

Images by Chris Henry/Cyclingnews.com

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Images by Alain Quenderf

Results

1 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                               3.47.55
2 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                                  
3 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Team CSC                                                 
4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com                                              
5 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                               
6 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                             
7 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                            
8 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                                             
9 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor               
10 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                     
11 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                          
12 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Fassa Bortolo                                       
13 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                                
14 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                         
15 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Team CSC                                                   
16 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                     
17 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                                     
18 RenÚ J°rgensen (Den) Alessio-Bianchi                                          
19 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                     
20 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                                      
21 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                                  
22 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                       
23 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                    
24 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                                   
25 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                                         
26 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                                   
27 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                 
28 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                                  
29 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Credit Agricole                                       
30 JosÚ Azevedo (Por) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor                 
31 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor             
32 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry Flo        
33 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                                     
34 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor            
35 MichaŰl Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                               
36 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                                                 0.17
37 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio-Bianchi                                 5.15
38 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                        
39 Marcus Ljungquist (Swe) Alessio-Bianchi                                       
40 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R Prevoyance                                          
41 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                         
42 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                        
43 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                   
44 Alvaro Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) Liberty Seguros                             
45 MickaŰl Buffaz (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                               
46 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                  
47 Chris Peers (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                            
48 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank                                                
49 Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                         
50 Dario Cioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                               
51 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) FDJeux.com                                               
52 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                       
53 CÚdric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                         
54 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                         
55 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                        
56 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                    
57 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                     
58 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com                                                  
59 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros                                             
60 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                                         
61 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                                          
62 Olaf Pollack (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                               
63 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   
64 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                            
65 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             
66 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Fassa Bortolo                                            
67 Guillaume Auger (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                              
68 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                               
69 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
70 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       
71 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                          
72 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                   
73 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                           
74 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
75 Franck Renier (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                    
76 Scott Sunderland (Aus) Alessio-Bianchi                                        
77 Claus Michael M°ller (Den) Alessio-Bianchi                                    
78 Zbigniew Piatek (Pol) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                        
79 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Credit Agricole                                           
80 Luis Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                            
81 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                               
82 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                    
83 FrÚdÚric Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                         
84 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                                 
85 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                   
86 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) FDJeux.com                                              
87 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    
88 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                          
89 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             
90 Marcos Serrano (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                          
91 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Liberty Seguros                                      
92 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                          
93 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                                     
94 Florent Brard (Fra) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                          
95 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                         
96 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                 
97 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                               
98 Isidro Nozal (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                            
99 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                               
100 Mario Aerts (Bel) T-Mobile Team                                              
101 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                      
102 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                         
103 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                       
104 Klaus Mutschler (Ger) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                             
105 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                                         
106 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) FDJeux.com                                              
107 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com                                                 
108 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                                     
109 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                                 
110 Didier Rous (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                     
111 Stephan Schreck (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                          
112 Christophe Rinero (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                           
113 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                     
114 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      
115 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
116 Alex ZŘlle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                      
117 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                       
118 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                                 
119 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                                
120 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                         
121 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                          
122 Denis Menchov (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                                    
123 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                       
124 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                          
125 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo                                              
126 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                   
127 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                                      
128 Matthew White (Aus) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                         
129 Santiago Botero (Col) T-Mobile Team                                          
130 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Rabobank                                                
131 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                   
132 Eddy Seigneur (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                               
133 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor             
134 Robert Hunter (RSA) Rabobank                                                 
135 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                                   
136 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor              
137 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Illes Balears-Banesto                                 
138 FrÚdÚric Guesdon (Fra) FDJeux.com                                            
139 Bruno Thibout (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                               
140 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                          
141 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor                
142 Axel Merckx (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                                 
143 Eric Berthou (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                                
144 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                   
145 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto-Domo                                               
146 Ronny Scholz (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                         13.55
147 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                 
148 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems                                  
149 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                                         
150 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                    
151 Daniel Becke (Ger) Illes Balears-Banesto                                     
152 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2R Prevoyance                                           
153 Ellis Rastelli (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                         
154 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
155 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                                        
156 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                  
157 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Credit Agricole                                        
158 Matthew Wilson (Aus) FDJeux.com                                              
159 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                             
160 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                 
 
Points
 
1 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                    25 pts
2 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                                22
3 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Team CSC                                               20
4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com                                            18
5 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                             16
6 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                           15
7 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                          14
8 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                                           13
9 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor             12
10 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                   11
11 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                        10
12 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Fassa Bortolo                                      9
13 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                               8
14 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                        7
15 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Team CSC                                                  6
16 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                    5
17 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                                    4
18 RenÚ J°rgensen (Den) Alessio-Bianchi                                         3
19 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                    2
20 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                                     1
 
Sprints
 
Maisse - 77.00 Km
 
1 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                    3 pts
2 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                                    2
3 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                     1
 
Chateau-Landon - 123.00 km
 
1 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Fassa Bortolo                                       3 pts
2 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Team CSC                                                   2
3 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                     1
 
Mountains
 
C˘te de Chateaufort - Cat. 3, 10.00 km
 
1 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             4 pts
2 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) FDJeux.com                                               2
3 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                           1
 
C˘te de La Petite Beauce - Cat. 3, 43.00 km
 
1 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                    4 pts
2 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             2
3 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                                                     1
 
C˘te de Les Emondants - Cat. 3, 47.00 km
 
1 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                    4 pts
2 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             2
3 MichaŰl Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                               1
 
C˘te d' Orveau - Cat. 3, 62.00 km
 
1 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                    4 pts
2 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                                                     2
3 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             1
 
C˘te de Bouvile - Cat. 3, 69.00 km
 
1 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                    4 pts
2 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             2
3 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                                                     1
 
Best young rider
 
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com                                       3.47.55
2 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                           
3 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                                      
4 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                      
5 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                                   
6 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                                          
7 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                  
8 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Credit Agricole                                        
9 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry Flo         
10 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R Prevoyance                                      5.15
11 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                         
12 MickaŰl Buffaz (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                               
13 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) FDJeux.com                                               
14 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                        
15 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                    
16 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros                                             
17 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             
18 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Fassa Bortolo                                            
19 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                          
20 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                   
21 Luis Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                            
22 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                    
23 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) FDJeux.com                                              
24 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             
25 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                          
26 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                         
27 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com                                                  
28 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                                  
29 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                          
30 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                                       
31 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Rabobank                                                 
32 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor              
33 Eric Berthou (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                                 
34 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                    
35 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2R Prevoyance                                       13.55
36 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                         
37 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                                         
38 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                   
39 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Credit Agricole                                         
40 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                  
 
Teams
 
1 Team CSC                                                               11.23.45
2 Quick.Step-Davitamon                                                           
3 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                                               
4 Credit Agricole                                                                
5 US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor                                     
6 Gerolsteiner                                                               5.15
7 Phonak Hearing Systems                                                         
8 Fassa Bortolo                                                                  
9 Rabobank                                                                       
10 Alessio-Bianchi                                                          10.30
11 FDJeux.com                                                                    
12 Lotto-Domo                                                                    
13 Brioches La Boulangere                                                        
14 T-Mobile Team                                                                 
15 Ag2R Prevoyance                                                          15.45
16 Liberty Seguros                                                               
17 Illes Balears-Banesto                                                         
18 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                                             
19 R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                                                    
20 Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                                              
 
General classification after stage 2
 
1 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Team CSC                                             4.05.12
2 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                         0.06
3 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                                0.18
4 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Fassa Bortolo                                    0.22
5 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                      
6 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                             0.25
7 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                  0.31
8 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                              0.32
9 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                      
10 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                                     0.34
11 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor          0.37
12 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                      0.41
13 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry Flo    0.45
14 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                                        0.47
15 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                   0.50
16 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Team CSC                                                
17 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                                 0.51
18 JosÚ Azevedo (Por) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor             0.54
19 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                0.55
20 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                               0.59
21 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                                  1.00
22 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                           
23 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor        1.01
24 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                              1.02
25 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com                                         1.03
26 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                 1.04
27 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                             1.05
28 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Credit Agricole                                   1.09
29 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor         1.10
30 MichaŰl Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                           1.13
31 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                                 1.23
32 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                          1.24
33 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                                                 1.39
34 RenÚ J°rgensen (Den) Alessio-Bianchi                                      1.47
35 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                     1.49
36 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                              1.52
37 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                                5.19
38 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                       5.30
39 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                        
40 Alex ZŘlle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                   5.31
41 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                           5.39
42 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                        
43 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    5.41
44 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                              5.42
45 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       
46 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                                  5.43
47 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                              5.45
48 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo                                           5.46
49 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor                 
50 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Fassa Bortolo                                        5.48
51 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com                                              5.49
52 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                                 5.54
53 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                               5.55
54 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) FDJeux.com                                          5.56
55 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                        
56 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                               
57 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank                                            5.57
58 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                     5.58
59 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor          6.00
60 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                           
61 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                   6.01
62 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
63 Klaus Mutschler (Ger) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                              
64 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R Prevoyance                                          
65 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    
66 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                    6.02
67 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                    
68 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                    
69 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                                          
70 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                                   6.03
71 Marcos Serrano (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                      6.04
72 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   6.05
73 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                       6.06
74 Matthew White (Aus) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                          
75 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                  6.07
76 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                     
77 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                    
78 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                    6.08
79 Chris Peers (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                            
80 Denis Menchov (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                                     
81 Mario Aerts (Bel) T-Mobile Team                                               
82 Didier Rous (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                  6.10
83 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) FDJeux.com                                           6.11
84 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         6.13
85 Santiago Botero (Col) T-Mobile Team                                           
86 Alvaro Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) Liberty Seguros                             
87 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Liberty Seguros                                  6.15
88 Dario Cioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                               
89 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                          
90 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                    6.17
91 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                     6.18
92 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                          
93 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                   6.19
94 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                                 
95 Marcus Ljungquist (Swe) Alessio-Bianchi                                   6.20
96 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                                      6.21
97 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                           
98 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                          
99 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor           6.24
100 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                 
101 Franck Renier (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                               6.25
102 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                               6.26
103 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio-Bianchi                                6.27
104 FrÚdÚric Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                        
105 Eddy Seigneur (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                               
106 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                    6.28
107 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Rabobank                                                
108 Robert Hunter (RSA) Rabobank                                             6.29
109 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                                    6.30
110 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone               6.31
111 Scott Sunderland (Aus) Alessio-Bianchi                                       
112 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                     6.33
113 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) FDJeux.com                                          6.34
114 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                
115 Claus Michael M°ller (Den) Alessio-Bianchi                                   
116 Christophe Rinero (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                           
117 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            
118 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                           
119 FrÚdÚric Guesdon (Fra) FDJeux.com                                        6.36
120 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com                                                 
121 Stephan Schreck (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                      6.37
122 Eric Berthou (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                                
123 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                                
124 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros                                        6.39
125 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                     6.40
126 Luis Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                       6.41
127 Bruno Thibout (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                           6.44
128 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon                              6.45
129 Olaf Pollack (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          6.46
130 Guillaume Auger (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                         6.50
131 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                              
132 Zbigniew Piatek (Pol) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                   6.51
133 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Illes Balears-Banesto                             6.53
134 MickaŰl Buffaz (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                          6.54
135 Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                    6.56
136 Isidro Nozal (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                       6.57
137 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                              7.00
138 CÚdric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                    7.01
139 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              7.02
140 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto-Domo                                           7.12
141 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                          7.14
142 Axel Merckx (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                                 
143 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    7.15
144 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Credit Agricole                                      7.30
145 Florent Brard (Fra) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                     7.32
146 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                               14.31
147 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems                             14.35
148 Ronny Scholz (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                         14.45
149 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   14.53
150 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                            15.00
151 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2R Prevoyance                                      15.02
152 Matthew Wilson (Aus) FDJeux.com                                         15.07
153 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Credit Agricole                                   15.13
154 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                                   15.15
155 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                             15.17
156 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                                    15.18
157 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                        15.19
158 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                            15.24
159 Ellis Rastelli (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                    15.25
160 Daniel Becke (Ger) Illes Balears-Banesto                                15.45
 
Points classification
 
1 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                           37 pts
2 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Team CSC                                                  33
3 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                    25
4 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                    25
5 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Fassa Bortolo                                      22
6 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                                22
7 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                                   22
8 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Team CSC                                               20
9 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com                                            18
10 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                         18
11 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                              17
12 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                            16
13 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                      16
14 Alex ZŘlle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                     15
15 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                                 14
16 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                         14
17 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                                          13
18 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                             13
19 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor            12
20 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                      11
21 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                        10
22 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       8
23 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                        7
24 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                                 7
25 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      6
26 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                    5
27 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                                     5
28 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                                    4
29 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                                 4
30 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                   3
31 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                    3
32 RenÚ J°rgensen (Den) Alessio-Bianchi                                         3
33 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo                                              3
34 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor                2
35 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                                     1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                   16 pts
2 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            11
3 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                                                     4
4 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) FDJeux.com                                               2
5 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                           1
6 MichaŰl Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                               1
 
Young rider classification
 
1 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                               4.05.44
2 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                                      0.02
3 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                       0.09
4 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry Flo     0.13
5 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                               0.30
6 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com                                          0.31
7 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                              0.33
8 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Credit Agricole                                    0.37
9 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                                  0.51
10 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                    4.58
11 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                              5.10
12 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Fassa Bortolo                                        5.16
13 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com                                              5.17
14 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                               5.23
15 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) FDJeux.com                                          5.24
16 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor          5.28
17 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R Prevoyance                                      5.29
18 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                                   5.31
19 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                5.35
20 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         5.41
21 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                     5.46
22 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                          
23 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                5.54
24 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                     5.56
25 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Rabobank                                                 
26 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                5.59
27 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                      6.01
28 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) FDJeux.com                                           6.02
29 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                             
30 Eric Berthou (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                             6.05
31 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros                                         6.07
32 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                      6.08
33 Luis Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                        6.09
34 MickaŰl Buffaz (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                           6.22
35 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    14.21
36 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2R Prevoyance                                       14.30
37 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Credit Agricole                                    14.41
38 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                                    14.43
39 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                              14.45
40 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                             14.52
 
Teams classification
 
1 Team CSC                                                               12.16.20
2 Quick.Step-Davitamon                                                       1.09
3 US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor                                     
4 Credit Agricole                                                            1.38
5 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                                           1.52
6 Rabobank                                                                   5.31
7 Phonak Hearing Systems                                                     5.51
8 Fassa Bortolo                                                              6.00
9 Gerolsteiner                                                               6.05
10 T-Mobile Team                                                            11.48
11 FDJeux.com                                                               11.57
12 Brioches La Boulangere                                                   12.20
13 Alessio-Bianchi                                                          12.41
14 Lotto-Domo                                                               13.56
15 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                                        16.40
16 Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                                         16.42
17 Illes Balears-Banesto                                                    16.47
18 Ag2R Prevoyance                                                          16.58
19 Liberty Seguros                                                          17.03
20 R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                                               17.50