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Haedo takes final stage, Landis wins overall in Georgia

By VeloNews.com • Published

By Jason Sumner, Special to VeloNews

Landis adds the Georgia title to an already-stellar early campaign

Landis adds the Georgia title to an already-stellar early campaign

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Chalk one up for the little guys. Following a five-day shutout in which domestic teams failed to win a single stage and only managed two top-three finishes against their ProTour foes, Toyota-United speedster Juan Jose Haedo earned a measure of redemption for the U.S.-based squads at the Ford Tour de Georgia, taking a bunch-sprint win on the final day of racing.

The Argentine finished half a bike length ahead of Canadian Gord Fraser (Health Net-Maxxis), with Phonak’s Aurelien Clerc third at the finish of Sunday’s 118.2-mile stage from Cumming to Alpharetta.

“The legs aren’t quite as good as last year and they need to be very good to beat J.J.,” lamented Fraser, who won the stage into Alpharetta in both 2004 and 2005. “[Haedo] was inching up and inching up. It was clear he was faster so it was just a question if he was going to run out of real estate. He didn’t. As soon as he got by me it was over. I just got beat by a much stronger rider.”

Haedo wins the stage

Haedo wins the stage

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Meanwhile, American Floyd Landis finished safely in the bunch, wrapping up his third major stage race win of 2006. Already this spring the Phonak rider has taken victories in the Tour of California and Paris-Nice. Landis and his team had a fairly relaxed day, with only a late wheel change adding drama to the flat stage, which included just one rated climb, the category 3 Burnt Mountain ascent.

“When I punctured there was still 2.5 laps to go [on the 3.65-mile finishing circuit],” Landis explained. “It was a little stressful but there was plenty of time and everyone was pretty respectful so there was no problems. I just had a teammate stop and I took his wheel. Each race has gotten better this year. Last year I didn’t have the same fitness. This year I couldn’t ask for more.”

Landis’ early season exploits drew even higher praise from a man who knows a little about standout stage racers.

“He is definitely having a great start of the season,” said Discovery Channel team director Johan Bruyneel. “Last year I think he was a little under expectations. But I think if you have to name five [riders who are potential Tour de France winners] right now he is one of them. The Tour will decide if he is at the same level as guys like [Ivan] Basso and [Jan] Ullrich. But if today you have to name five guys that are contenders he is definitely part of those five.”

The jersey winners enjoy the prerogative of the podium

The jersey winners enjoy the prerogative of the podium

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Four seconds behind Landis in the overall standings was 2005 Tour de Georgia champion Tom Danielson (Discovery Channel). Danielson’s teammate, Yaroslav Popovych, was third at 1:55 in the six-stage, 601-mile race.

“I came here in good shape and I worked hard,” said Danielson showing no signs of disappointment despite his failed title defense. “I wanted to see how my fitness is. I think from stage 1 to 6 I proved that my condition is good and that my riding in the peloton has improved, my climbing is good, my time trialing has improved drastically. I think I’m ready for a good Giro. Okay, I finished second but I’m very satisfied with how I raced and I showed that I can be one of the strongest.”

A beautiful day after some rainy riding

A beautiful day after some rainy riding

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American Fred Rodriguez (Davitamon-Lotto) won the points jersey, with the KOM crown going to Jason McCartney (Discovery Channel). McCartney’s teammate Janez Brajkovic won the Best Young Rider competition, while Will Frischkorn (TIAA-CREF) was tabbed Most Aggressive Rider for the day.

“I think we did the perfect race,” said Bruyneel. “We knew that the time trial and the mountain stage would be decisive. We have nothing to regret. Tom did a great time trial. We have to accept that we were beaten by a very solid Landis.

Make that an extra-beautiful day

Make that an extra-beautiful day

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

“We came here to win. We go home with second and third place overall and a lot of other prizes, so we are very satisfied with the overall team performance. It’s easy to look back and say, if this, then that, but it doesn’t work like that. Cycling is not a science. It’s trying to be the strongest on the road. We had a plan. We tried to follow the plan. Floyd was just stronger than expected and we have to accept that.”

Bruyneel’s only regret was the inordinate number of fines he racked up during the week. A grand total was not readily available, but in the overall standings, Bruyneel had clearly taken top honors.

“I think after this race I am going to be a personal official sponsor to the UCI,” joked Bruyneel. “It’s one of two things. Either I don’t know the rules and I don’t know how to do my job, or somebody must not like me. I think I know my job and I think I know the rules, so I’ll go for the second option.”

The early break … and the final dash
Frischkorn and fellow American Jeff Louder (Health Net-Maxxis) were the last two members of a break that first formed 11.4 miles into the race. Initially the move numbered 15. But between the dangling of a $2500 prime at the day’s second sprint, and varying objectives, that number had fallen to two by the time the race entered the 3.65-mile finishing circuit in Alpharetta.

From there it became a battle of survival with Frischkorn and Louder desperately trying to hold on while the likes of Davitamon-Lotto, Toyota-United and Phonak all worked hard at the front to reel them in.

The catch finally came with less than two laps to go. With their fate clear the pair sat up and shook hands, knowing it was a just a matter of seconds before the field came roaring by.

That left the end game to the sprinters, and it was Haedo taking the day.

Toyota at the front

Toyota at the front

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“It was hard,” said the soft-spoken Argentine, who clearly has a future in the European peloton. “Gord did a really good sprint. When I went today it was close. It’s hard to sprint with those guys, Gord, Freddy [Rodriguez], Robbie Hunter. There are a lot of guys you have to worry about. We wanted to put a guy in the breakaway and that way we didn’t have to chase. [Davitamon-Lotto] didn’t have anybody they had to chase the whole day. In the end and it was my team and Lotto and Quick Step. In the last lap I was just following Gord.”

While Haedo chose the right wheel, Stage 4 winner Rodriguez ended up on the wrong train, being drawn out by Popovych who entered the day just five points behind Rodriguez in the points standings.

“Early on we got caught in a position where we had to do most of the work so I sacrificed the whole team because we had to bring back the breakaway,” said Rodriguez about the fact that Davitamon was one of the few teams that had missed the day’s only significant breakaway.

“That left me alone in the final sprint. Discovery put together the major lead-out at the end, so I followed Popovych. Maybe that was a mistake. On the downhill they didn’t have the momentum. Health Net came by going a lot faster and it cost me a lot of energy to get back onto J.J.’s wheel. I sprinted back on to his wheel at 300 meters and spent most of what I had, so when they went they had faster legs.”

Race notes
Discovery Channel team director Johan Bruyneel said that team rider George Hincapie’s prognosis had improved greatly in recent days, following his grisly crash at Paris-Roubaix two weeks ago.

“The first reports were pretty negative, surgery and a big fracture,” said Bruyneel about Hincapie’s status. “But that didn’t happen. He’s back home and training. He was supposed to come and visit us today, but he didn’t come because he wanted to train for five hours so he is back to normal. His next race is supposed to be Dauphine in June. Until then he’ll just train and preview some Tour stages. So I think he is back on track.”

With two stage wins at the Tour of California and another here in Georgia, it’s clear Stage 6 winner J.J. Haedo has a bright future. It can only be a matter of time before he’s doing battle with the ProTour’s best on a full-time basis.

“He’s very talented,” said Fred Rodriguez, who witnessed Haedo’s skills at both the big U.S. stage racers. “He proved it in California when he out-sprinted me at the fourth stage. He has what it takes to go Europe if he wants to. He’s in a good position to be successful. I think the only thing he has to do is work on his endurance and that comes with time.”


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Results

Stage 6 Results

1. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United, 4:37:44

2. Gordon Fraser (CAN), Health Net Maxxis

3. Clerc Aurélien (Swi), Phonak

4. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto

5. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

6. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada

7. Alex Candelario (USA), Jelly Belly

8. Alejandro Acton (ARG), TTC

9. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly

10. Jesse Anthony (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada

11. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quick Step-Innergetic

12. Antonio Cruz (USA), Toyota-United

13. Viktor Rapinski (Blr), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home

14. Augusto Cesar Augusto (Col), Navigators Insurance

15. Vassili Davidenko (Rus), Navigators Insurance

16. Gustavo Artacho (ARG), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home

17. Wesley Hartman (USA), TTC

18. Jakob Piil (Dk), CSC

19. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), Navigators Insurance

20. Dan Bowman (USA), TIAA-CREF

21. Gutierrez Cataluna José Enrique (Sp), Phonak

22. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

23. Evan Elken (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee

24. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

25. Preben Van Hecke (B), Davitamon-Lotto

26. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak

27. Austin King (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee

28. Christophe Rinero (F), Saunier Duval

29. Neil Shirley (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee

30. Nick Gates (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto

31. Ian Macgregor (USA), TIAA-CREF

32. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF

33. Jurgen Van De Walle (B), Quick Step-Innergetic

34. Brian Vandborg (Dk), CSC

35. Mark Mccormack (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home

36. Brian Jensen (Dk), Jelly Belly

37. Rosseler Sébastien (B), Quick Step-Innergetic

38. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF

39. Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Sp), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

40. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak

41. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC

42. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Jelly Belly

43. Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos (Sp), Saunier Duval

44. Brice Jones (USA), Jelly Belly

45. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak

46. Philip Wong (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee

47. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval

48. Davide Frattini (I), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home

49. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United

50. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis

51. Trent Lowe (Aus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

52. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United

53. Todd Wells (USA), TTC

54. Anthony Colby (USA), TTC

55. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval

56. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC

57. Nathan O'Neill (Aus), Health Net Maxxis

58. Remmert Wielinga (Nl), Quick Step-Innergetic

59. Dominique Perras (CAN), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada

60. Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Sp), CSC

61. Trent Wilson (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee

62. Peter Hatton (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee

63. Dustin Macburnie (CAN), TTC

64. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

65. Luis Oliveira Fernandez (Sp), Phonak

66. Todd Herriott (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home

67. Geert Verheyen (B), Quick Step-Innergetic

68. Danny Pate (USA), TIAA-CREF

69. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly

70. Burke Swindlehurst (USA), Navigators Insurance

71. Frank Pipp (USA), TTC

72. Johann Tschopp (Swi), Phonak

73. Aaron Olson (USA), Saunier Duval

74. Jan Kuyckx (B), Davitamon-Lotto

75. Ivan Dominguez (CUB), Toyota-United

76. Pieter Mertens (B), Davitamon-Lotto

77. Benjamin Noval (Sp), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

78. Jason Mccartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

79. Michael Sayers (USA), Health Net Maxxis

80. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF

81. Allan Johansen (Dk), CSC

82. Leonardo Scarselli (I), Quick Step-Innergetic

83. Oleg Grishkine (Rus), Navigators Insurance

84. Kirk O'Bee (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 00:37

85. Michael Lange (USA), TIAA-CREF, 00:41

86. Olivier Kaisen (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 01:03

87. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United

88. Tim Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis

89. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 01:14

90. Benjamin Brooks (Aus), Navigators Insurance, 01:23

91. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance, 01:27

92. Davide Bramati (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 01:37

93. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 01:55

94. Jeffry Louder (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 02:36

95. Kirk Albers (USA), Jelly Belly, 03:06

96. Phil Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance

97. Sean Sullivan (Aus), Toyota-United, 12:26

98. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly

99. Scott Zwizanski (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 14:35

100. Craig Wilcox (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee

Riders dropping out

Ignacio Gutierrez Cataluna (Sp), Phonak

Nic Ingels (B), Davitamon-Lotto

Mariano Friedick (USA), Toyota-United

Ryan Blickem (USA), TTC

Craig Lewis (USA), TIAA-CREF

Jackson Stewart (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada

Final Overall Results

1. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, 24:00:54

2. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 00:04

3. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 01:55

4. Gutierrez Cataluna José Enrique (Sp), Phonak, 02:11

5. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 02:15

6. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC, 02:31

7. Nathan O'Neill (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 03:45

8. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval, 03:54

9. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United, 04:01

10. Augusto Cesar Augusto (Col), Navigators Insurance, 04:20

11. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, 04:35

12. Remmert Wielinga (Nl), Quick Step-Innergetic, 04:43

13. Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Sp), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 05:05

14. Brian Vandborg (Dk), CSC, 05:25

15. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 06:07

16. Jurgen Van De Walle (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 06:59

17. Johann Tschopp (Swi), Phonak, 07:08

18. Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Sp), CSC, 08:11

19. Todd Wells (USA), TTC, 08:24

20. Trent Wilson (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 08:33

21. Anthony Colby (USA), TTC

22. Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos (Sp), Saunier Duval, 08:44

23. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), Navigators Insurance, 08:53

24. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Jelly Belly, 08:58

25. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly, 09:08

26. Preben Van Hecke (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 09:19

27. Todd Herriott (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 09:29

28. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval, 10:04

29. Trent Lowe (Aus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 10:52

30. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 11:18

31. Peter Hatton (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 11:19

32. Burke Swindlehurst (USA), Navigators Insurance, 11:26

33. Benjamin Noval (Sp), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 11:45

34. Danny Pate (USA), TIAA-CREF, 11:54

35. Viktor Rapinski (Blr), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 13:11

36. Jeffry Louder (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 13:18

37. Geert Verheyen (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 13:37

38. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF, 13:48

39. Jason Mccartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 14:03

40. Jesse Anthony (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 14:16

41. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, 15:38

42. Christophe Rinero (F), Saunier Duval, 15:57

43. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak, 16:13

44. Nick Gates (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, 16:44

45. Phil Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance, 17:18

46. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance, 17:55

47. Antonio Cruz (USA), Toyota-United, 18:08

48. Leonardo Scarselli (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 19:44

49. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, 20:15

50. Jan Kuyckx (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 20:36

51. Davide Frattini (I), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 21:09

52. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 21:20

53. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, 22:27

54. Allan Johansen (Dk), CSC, 22:28

55. Michael Lange (USA), TIAA-CREF, 22:32

56. Pieter Mertens (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 22:37

57. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 24:32

58. Rosseler Sébastien (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 25:31

59. Jakob Piil (Dk), CSC, 25:35

60. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 26:20

61. Benjamin Brooks (Aus), Navigators Insurance, 27:21

62. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF, 28:11

63. Brian Jensen (Dk), Jelly Belly, 30:42

64. Mark Mccormack (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 30:44

65. Ivan Dominguez (CUB), Toyota-United, 31:41

66. Tim Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 32:19

67. Philip Wong (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 32:22

68. Dominique Perras (CAN), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 32:50

69. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United, 32:58

70. Vassili Davidenko (Rus), Navigators Insurance, 34:04

71. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak, 37:52

72. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 38:04

73. Frank Pipp (USA), TTC, 38:42

74. Gordon Fraser (CAN), Health Net Maxxis, 38:46

75. Davide Bramati (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 39:08

76. Brice Jones (USA), Jelly Belly, 39:57

77. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United, 40:31

78. Neil Shirley (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 40:33

79. Wesley Hartman (USA), TTC, 40:54

80. Michael Sayers (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 41:03

81. Dan Bowman (USA), TIAA-CREF, 42:01

82. Evan Elken (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 42:51

83. Ian Macgregor (USA), TIAA-CREF, 44:30

84. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 44:34

85. Aaron Olson (USA), Saunier Duval, 44:52

86. Kirk Albers (USA), Jelly Belly, 45:32

87. Luis Oliveira Fernandez (Sp), Phonak, 47:43

88. Kirk O'Bee (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 48:20

89. Olivier Kaisen (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 48:28

90. Dustin Macburnie (CAN), TTC, 50:17

91. Scott Zwizanski (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 52:09

92. Sean Sullivan (Aus), Toyota-United, 53:28

93. Clerc Aurélien (Swi), Phonak, 1:00:55

94. Alex Candelario (USA), Jelly Belly, 1:03:44

95. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC, 1:05:21

96. Oleg Grishkine (Rus), Navigators Insurance, 1:07:56

97. Gustavo Artacho (ARG), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 1:08:58

98. Austin King (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 1:09:19

99. Alejandro Acton (ARG), TTC, 1:20:24

100. Craig Wilcox (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 1:30:16

Young Rider Overall

1. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 24:03:09

2. Johann Tschopp (Swi), Phonak, 04:53

3. Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos (Sp), Saunier Duval, 06:29

4. Preben Van Hecke (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 07:04

5. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval, 07:49

6. Trent Lowe (Aus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 08:37

7. Peter Hatton (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 09:04

8. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF, 11:33

9. Jesse Anthony (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 12:01

10. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak, 13:58

11. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, 20:12

12. Michael Lange (USA), TIAA-CREF, 20:17

13. Wesley Hartman (USA), TTC, 38:39

14. Dan Bowman (USA), TIAA-CREF, 39:46

15. Ian Macgregor (USA), TIAA-CREF, 42:15

16. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 42:19

17. Olivier Kaisen (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 46:13

18. Dustin Macburnie (CAN), TTC, 48:02

19. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC, 03:06

20. Craig Wilcox (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 28:01

Stage Sprint Points

1st Sprint

1. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval, 5 Pts.

2. Michael Sayers (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 3 Pts.

3. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 1 Pts.

2nd Sprint

1. Michael Sayers (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 5 Pts.

2. Allan Johansen (Dk), CSC, 3 Pts.

3. Danny Pate (USA), TIAA-CREF, 1 Pts.

Overall Sprint Results

1. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, 47 Pts.

2. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 41 Pts.

3. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United, 36 Pts.

4. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly, 23 Pts.

5. Alejandro Acton (ARG), TTC, 21 Pts.

6. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, 16 Pts.

7. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 15 Pts.

8. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 15 Pts.

9. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 14 Pts.

10. Augusto Cesar Augusto (Col), Navigators Insurance, 13 Pts.

11. Gordon Fraser (CAN), Health Net Maxxis, 12 Pts.

12. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 12 Pts.

13. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval, 11 Pts.

14. Clerc Aurélien (Swi), Phonak, 10 Pts.

15. Gutierrez Cataluna José Enrique (Sp), Phonak, 10 Pts.

16. Michael Sayers (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 8 Pts.

17. Jason Mccartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 8 Pts.

18. Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Sp), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 6 Pts.

19. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 6 Pts.

20. Vassili Davidenko (Rus), Navigators Insurance, 6 Pts.

21. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF, 5 Pts.

22. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, 5 Pts.

23. Remmert Wielinga (Nl), Quick Step-Innergetic, 5 Pts.

24. Allan Johansen (Dk), CSC, 4 Pts.

25. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 4 Pts.

26. Alex Candelario (USA), Jelly Belly, 4 Pts.

27. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC, 3 Pts.

28. Dan Bowman (USA), TIAA-CREF, 3 Pts.

29. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak, 3 Pts.

30. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak, 2 Pts.

31. Jeffry Louder (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 2 Pts.

32. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, 2 Pts.

33. Danny Pate (USA), TIAA-CREF, 1 Pts.

34. Aaron Olson (USA), Saunier Duval, 1 Pts.

35. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, 1 Pts.

36. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 1 Pts.

37. Brian Vandborg (Dk), CSC, 1 Pts.

38. Neil Shirley (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 1 Pts.

39. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval, 1 Pts.

40. Anthony Colby (USA), TTC, 1 Pts.

41. Jesse Anthony (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 1 Pts.

Stage 6 Climbing Points

1st Climb

1. Leonardo Scarselli (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 6 Pts.

2. Allan Johansen (Dk), CSC, 5 Pts.

3. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly, 4 Pts.

4. Jeffry Louder (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 3 Pts.

5. Phil Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance, 1 Pts.

Overall Climbing Results

1. Jason Mccartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 35 Pts.

2. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, 28 Pts.

3. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 12 Pts.

4. Gutierrez Cataluna José Enrique (Sp), Phonak, 12 Pts.

5. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, 10 Pts.

6. Johann Tschopp (Swi), Phonak, 9 Pts.

7. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 8 Pts.

8. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF, 8 Pts.

9. Augusto Cesar Augusto (Col), Navigators Insurance, 7 Pts.

10. Pieter Mertens (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 7 Pts.

11. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 7 Pts.

12. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 6 Pts.

13. Aaron Olson (USA), Saunier Duval, 6 Pts.

14. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 6 Pts.

15. Leonardo Scarselli (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 6 Pts.

16. Remmert Wielinga (Nl), Quick Step-Innergetic, 5 Pts.

17. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC, 5 Pts.

18. Preben Van Hecke (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 5 Pts.

19. Allan Johansen (Dk), CSC, 5 Pts.

20. Rosseler Sébastien (B), Quick Step-Innergetic, 4 Pts.

21. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly, 4 Pts.

22. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance, 4 Pts.

23. Kirk O'Bee (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 4 Pts.

24. Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Sp), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 3 Pts.

25. Trent Lowe (Aus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 3 Pts.

26. Jeffry Louder (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 3 Pts.

27. Davide Frattini (I), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 3 Pts.

28. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak, 2 Pts.

29. Wesley Hartman (USA), TTC, 2 Pts.

30. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, 2 Pts.

31. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United, 1 Pts.

32. Phil Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance, 1 Pts.

33. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak, 1 Pts.

34. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval, 1 Pts.

Stage 6 Team Results

1. Navigators Insurance, 13:53:12

2. Phonak, 13:53:12

3. Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 13:53:12

4. Jelly Belly, 13:53:12

5. Davitamon-Lotto, 13:53:12

6. Toyota-United, 13:53:12

7. Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 13:53:12

8. KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 13:53:12

9. TTC, 13:53:12

10. Jittery Joe's Coffee, 13:53:12

11. Quick Step-Innergetic, 13:53:12

12. TIAA-CREF, 13:53:12

13. CSC, 13:53:12

14. Health Net Maxxis, 13:53:12

15. Saunier Duval, 13:53:12

Team Overall Results

1. Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 72:06:51

2. Phonak, 02:12

3. CSC, 11:59

4. Saunier Duval, 15:59

5. Toyota-United, 16:59

6. Quick Step-Innergetic, 19:22

7. Navigators Insurance, 20:08

8. Jelly Belly, 29:41

9. Davitamon-Lotto, 33:00

10. Health Net Maxxis, 33:43

11. Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 34:51

12. TIAA-CREF, 40:35

13. TTC, 46:14

14. Jittery Joe's Coffee, 46:48

15. KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 53:57

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