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Popovych steals Stage 2 at Tour de Georgia

By VeloNews.com • Published

By Jason Sumner, Special to VeloNews

Popovych gets the win

Popovych gets the win

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Yaroslav Popovych sure knows how to impress the boss. With Discovery Channel’s Lance Armstrong looking on for the first time here in Georgia, the rising star from the Ukraine made a late-race escape to win Stage 2 of the 2006 Ford Tour de Georgia on Wednesday.

Popovych made his winning move on the last of four climbs up steep Clocktower Hill, then held his small gap to the line, besting Juan Jose Haedo (Toyota-United) and Fred Rodriguez (Davitamon-Lotto) in the 116.1-mile stage from Fayetteville to Rome. Popovych finished in 4:47:39, six seconds ahead of Haedo, Rodriguez, Karl Menzies (Health Net-Maxxis) and Caleb Manion (Jelly Belly).

The rest of the field trickled across the finish in groups of five and six, with all but the final 11 finishers losing no more than a minute.

“It wasn’t really the original plan, but as we were moving along I felt that I could do what I did, so I talked to the teammates and said I was going to go and they said, ‘Go for it,’” said Popovych, the best young rider at last year’s Tour de France. “When we did the first lap [of the finishing circuit] I felt really good and I felt like I could go for it.”

The win and accompanying time bonus gave Popovych a four-second GC lead over Rodriguez, meaning the Ukrainian will draw the coveted last spot in Thursday’s all-important time trial from Chickamauga to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Stage 1 winner Lars Michaelsen (CSC) was 44th at 0:16 on stage 2, and fell to fifth in the GC.

Wednesday’s stage win continued Discovery Channel’s recent dominance of this six-day race. Since 2004, the team has won four stages and the last two overall crowns.

He who hesitates is lost

He who hesitates is lost

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

With Popo’ confident of his chances, Discovery moved its forces to the front of the field halfway through the last of three 2.55-mile circuits around downtown Rome. From there America’s top team ramped up the speed, leading Popovych to the base of the Clocktower climb. The 26-year-old took care of the rest, punching it hard up the short, steep hill to quickly open a 100-meter gap on the hard-charging field.

Behind Popovych the chasers hesitated for just a moment, trying to sort out who would lead the pursuit. That moment of indecision was costly, and by the time they’d sorted it out it was too late.

“In the last kilometer it was really, really fast,” said runner-up Haedo. “I knew I had to be in a good position going up the hill. That would help me hold on. Coming into the last lap Discovery took over and they set up Popovych to attack in the last climb. He was two or three guys in front of me. I saw everything. Then we kind of looked at each other to see who was going to chase, and of course no one wanted to work for anybody.”

Rodriguez was the first to give chase up the hill, but he still wasn’t totally committed and his effort wasn’t enough to bring the Discovery rider back.

“Discovery did a great job,” said Rodriguez, who leads the points competition. “They came around the right corner heading into the hill and really cranked it up. They cranked it up for basically the last 3k. That broke it apart, and right as we hit the real wall in the last kilometer [Popovych] jumped away. [Haedo] let the gap open up. I closed most of it over the top but I made a tactical error. I had the legs but I thought, ‘Let’s see if somebody else could bring it back.’ But then I looked back and realized the other guys were pretty dead. Then I reaccelerated and tried to close the gap on the downhill, but I still wasn’t giving it everything I had, knowing that I still had to do a sprint. Then we were just racing for second at that point.”

An early break
Prior to Popovych’s heroics the day belonged to little-known Argentine Alejandro Acton (Target Training), who spent nearly 100 miles on a solo break before finally being reeled in with just nine miles to go. Besides the loneliness, Acton had to endure a wicked squall that dumped rain on the entire race and had organizers calling for all caravan cars to turn on their lights and blinkers.

Stage 1 saw numerous early breaks shut down, but Acton was unchallenged when he took off at the 10.5-mile mark, barely raising an eyebrow back in the peloton. Soon after, Viktor Rapinski (Colavita-Sutter Home Wines) tried to bridge across, but the Belarusian was quickly reeled back in, leaving Acton to go it alone.

“I am a little tired,” admitted the Spanish-speaking Acton through a translator. “I’ve been training very hard. I think I will pay the price tomorrow but I felt good today. I am happy with my achievement. My manager told me to take it easy today. But when I had two minutes at the first sprint point I felt good and thought, ‘Maybe I’ll keep this going.’ At the second sprint point I still felt good so I just kept going and the gap stayed the same.”

Once Acton was caught, it was time to sort out the race’s first King of the Mountain climb, the category-4 Clocktower ascent. There it was Health Net’s Kirk O’Bee going first over the top.

“It just kind of happened,” said O’Bee. “Everyone was at the front just trying to keep everyone together. Then the opportunity was there and we took it. I’ve got no plan to keep it. We’ll be working for Nathan [O’Neill] in the mountains.”

Up next is stage 3, the individual time trial, a 24.8-mile run from Chickamauga to Chattanooga. Riders will depart in reverse order of the general classification in one-minute intervals except for the final 10, who will go in two-minute intervals.

“Tomorrow and the following days are very tough,” said the race leader. “We have a strong team, so we aren’t worried too much about who is the leader right now.”

Full results posted

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General Notes:
1. There is a correction to the results of Stage 1. Rider 25 GUTTIEREZ CATALUNA, Jose Enrique, Team Phonak Hearing Systems was involved in the crash in the final 3 kilometers of Stage 1 and is credited with the same time as the main field.
2. Rider 82, BLACKGROVE, Heath, Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team is fined Chf 50 and penalized 20 seconds for sheltering behind a vehicle for an extended period of time. Regulation 12.1.040.19.2.2.
3. Rider 7 MCCARTNEY, Jason, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team is fined Chf 50 for non-regulation breakdown assistance. Team Director BRUYNEEL, Johan, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team is fined Chf 200 for non regulation assistance. Regulation 12.1.040.20.2.
4. Rider 27 STALDER, Florian, Phonak Hearing Systems is fined Chf 200 and forfeiture of prizes for failing to attend the official ceremony for Best Young Rider. Regulation 12.1.040.36.
5. Rider 16 PEDERSON, Martin, Team CSC is fined Chf 100 for covered numbers. Regulation 12.1.040.5.
6. Rider 18 VANDBORG, Brian is Team CSC is fined Chf 100 for covered numbers. Regulation 12.1.040.5.
7. Team Director BRUYNEEL, Johan, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team is fined Chf 200 for breach of regulations of vehicle movement during the race. The second team car is not allowed within the front caravan except to replace the first car that has either stopped or advanced to riders off the front..
8. The following teams are warned for wearing articles of clothing not conforming to regulation 1.3.029. This states that riders must wear rain capes or vests that are transparent or look like the team’s jersey: Team CSC; Prodir-Saunier Duval; Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team; Phonak Hearing Systems.

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Results

Stage 2 Results

1. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 4:47:39

2. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United, 00:06

3. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto

4. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis

5. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly

6. Augusto Cesar Augusto (Col), Navigators Insurance

7. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak

8. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak

9. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak

10. Francisco Ventoso (Sp), Saunier Duval

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

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

13. Alex Candelario (USA), Jelly Belly

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

15. Jesse Anthony (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 00:08

16. Henk Vogels (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto

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

18. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC

19. Ignacio Gutierrez Cataluna (Sp), Phonak

20. Gutierrez Cataluna José Enrique (Sp), Phonak

21. Johann Tschopp (Swi), Phonak

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

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

24. Anthony Colby (USA), TTC

25. Francesco Chicchi (I), Quick Step-Innergetic

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

27. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Jelly Belly

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

29. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United

30. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval

31. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF

32. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance

33. Allan Johansen (Dk), CSC

34. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval

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

36. Todd Wells (USA), TTC

37. Jeffry Louder (USA), Health Net Maxxis

38. Antonio Cruz (USA), Toyota-United

39. Jason McCartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

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

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

42. Brian Vandborg (Dk), CSC

43. Nick Gates (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto

44. Lars Michaelsen (Dk), CSC

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

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

47. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF

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

49. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United

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

51. Vassili Davidenko (Rus), Navigators Insurance

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

53. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), Navigators Insurance

54. Danny Pate (USA), TIAA-CREF

55. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Health Net Maxxis

56. Phil Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance

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

58. Brian Jensen (Dk), Jelly Belly

59. Christophe Rinero (F), Saunier Duval

60. Clerc Aurélien (Swi), Phonak

61. Pagliarini Mendonca Luciano André (BRA), Saunier Duval

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

63. Kirk Albers (USA), Jelly Belly

64. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF

65. Dan Bowman (USA), TIAA-CREF

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

67. Jan Kuyckx (B), Davitamon-Lotto

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

69. Brice Jones (USA), Jelly Belly

70. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United

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

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

73. Martin Pedersen (Dk), CSC

74. Frank Pipp (USA), TTC

75. Dustin Macburnie (CAN), TTC

76. Jakob Piil (Dk), CSC

77. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home

78. Luis Oliveira Fernandez (Sp), Phonak

79. Craig Lewis (USA), TIAA-CREF

80. Burke Swindlehurst (USA), Navigators Insurance

81. Aaron Olson (USA), Saunier Duval

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

83. Michael Lange (USA), TIAA-CREF

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

85. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC

86. Kyle Wamsley (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home

87. Benjamin Brooks (Aus), Navigators Insurance

88. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly

89. Gordon Fraser (CAN), Health Net Maxxis

90. Mariano Friedick (USA), Toyota-United

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

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

93. Ivan Dominguez (CUB), Toyota-United

94. Davide Bramati (I), Quick Step-Innergetic

95. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly

96. Pieter Mertens (B), Davitamon-Lotto

97. Sean Sullivan (Aus), Toyota-United

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

99. Kirk O'Bee (USA), Health Net Maxxis

100. Tim Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis

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

102. Michael Dietrich (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada

103. Peter Lopinto (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada

104. Oleg Grishkine (Rus), Navigators Insurance

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

106. Scott Zwizanski (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 00:48

107. Philip Wong (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 00:55

108. Michael Sayers (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 01:05

109. Craig Wilcox (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 01:13

110. Ryan Blickem (USA), TTC, 01:18

111. Dan Schmatz (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 01:25

112. Ian Macgregor (USA), TIAA-CREF, 01:31

113. Wesley Hartman (USA), TTC, 01:49

114. Daniel Greenfield (USA), TTC

115. Olivier Kaisen (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 03:53

116. Jeffery Hopkins (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee

117. Nic Ingels (B), Davitamon-Lotto

118. Alejandro Acton (ARG), TTC, 06:11

Overall after Stage 2

1. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 9:33:15

2. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, 00:04

3. Lars Michaelsen (Dk), CSC

4. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United, 00:07

5. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly, 00:12

6. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, 00:14

7. Brian Vandborg (Dk), CSC, 00:15

8. Allan Johansen (Dk), CSC

9. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 00:16

10. Augusto Cesar Augusto (Col), Navigators Insurance

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

12. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak

13. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak

14. Henk Vogels (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto

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

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

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

18. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval

19. Johann Tschopp (Swi), Phonak

20. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Jelly Belly

21. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF

22. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC

23. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United

24. Ignacio Gutierrez Cataluna (Sp), Phonak

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

26. O:neill Nathan (Aus), Health Net Maxxis

27. Vassili Davidenko (Rus), Navigators Insurance

28. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval

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

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

31. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF

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

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

34. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak

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

36. Kirk Albers (USA), Jelly Belly

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

38. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United

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

40. Danny Pate (USA), TIAA-CREF

41. Gutierrez Cataluna José Enrique (Sp), Phonak

42. Nick Gates (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto

43. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), Navigators Insurance

44. Clerc Aurélien (Swi), Phonak

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

46. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF

47. Jeffry Louder (USA), Health Net Maxxis

48. Jan Kuyckx (B), Davitamon-Lotto

49. Todd Wells (USA), TTC

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

51. Frank Pipp (USA), TTC

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

53. Phil Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance

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

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

56. Brian Jensen (Dk), Jelly Belly

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

58. Craig Lewis (USA), TIAA-CREF

59. Brice Jones (USA), Jelly Belly

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

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

62. Burke Swindlehurst (USA), Navigators Insurance

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

64. Martin Pedersen (Dk), CSC

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

66. Michael Lange (USA), TIAA-CREF

67. Michael Dietrich (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada

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

69. Pagliarini Mendonca Luciano André (BRA), Saunier Duval

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

71. Ivan Dominguez (CUB), Toyota-United

72. Alex Candelario (USA), Jelly Belly, 00:44

73. Anthony Colby (USA), TTC

74. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance

75. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Health Net Maxxis

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

77. Dustin Macburnie (CAN), TTC

78. Kyle Wamsley (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home

79. Benjamin Brooks (Aus), Navigators Insurance

80. Sean Sullivan (Aus), Toyota-United

81. Davide Bramati (I), Quick Step-Innergetic

82. Oleg Grishkine (Rus), Navigators Insurance

83. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 00:58

84. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United, 01:04

85. Tim Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 01:09

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

87. Philip Wong (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 01:33

88. Scott Zwizanski (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 01:40

89. Viktor Rapinski (Blr), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 01:47

90. Dan Schmatz (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 02:03

91. Mariano Friedick (USA), Toyota-United, 02:12

92. Michael Sayers (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 02:46

93. Nic Ingels (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 04:31

94. Antonio Cruz (USA), Toyota-United, 04:43

95. Luis Oliveira Fernandez (Sp), Phonak, 04:59

96. Francisco Ventoso (Sp), Saunier Duval, 05:04

97. Neil Shirley (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 05:05

98. Francesco Chicchi (I), Quick Step-Innergetic, 05:06

99. Christophe Rinero (F), Saunier Duval

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

101. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly

102. Peter Lopinto (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada

103. O:bee Kirk (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 05:16

104. Ian Macgregor (USA), TIAA-CREF, 05:52

105. Ryan Blickem (USA), TTC, 06:06

106. Craig Wilcox (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 06:13

107. Dan Bowman (USA), TIAA-CREF, 06:23

108. Aaron Olson (USA), Saunier Duval, 06:25

109. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC

110. Gordon Fraser (CAN), Health Net Maxxis

111. Wesley Hartman (USA), TTC, 06:37

112. Daniel Greenfield (USA), TTC, 08:08

113. Jakob Piil (Dk), CSC, 08:16

114. Pieter Mertens (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 08:45

115. Alejandro Acton (ARG), TTC, 10:21

116. Jeffery Hopkins (Aus), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 12:03

117. Olivier Kaisen (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 13:20

118. Jackson Stewart (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 13:28

Young Rider Overall

1. Jesse Anthony (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 09:33:31

2. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval

3. Johann Tschopp (Swi), Phonak

4. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF

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

6. Florian Stalder (Swi), Phonak

7. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF

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

9. Craig Lewis (USA), TIAA-CREF

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

11. Martin Pedersen (Dk), CSC

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

13. Michael Lange (USA), TIAA-CREF

14. Trent Lowe (Aus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 00:28

15. Dustin Macburnie (CAN), TTC

16. Nic Ingels (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 04:15

17. Francisco Ventoso (Sp), Saunier Duval, 04:48

18. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 04:50

19. Ian Macgregor (USA), TIAA-CREF, 05:36

20. Craig Wilcox (USA), Jittery Joe's Coffee, 05:57

21. Dan Bowman (USA), TIAA-CREF, 06:07

22. Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Dk), CSC, 06:09

23. Wesley Hartman (USA), TTC, 06:21

24. Olivier Kaisen (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 13:04

Stage Sprint Points

1st Sprint

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

2. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, 3 Pts.

3. Francisco Ventoso (Sp), Saunier Duval, 1 Pts.

2nd Sprint

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

2. Lars Michaelsen (Dk), CSC, 3 Pts.

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

Overall Sprint Points after Stage 2

1. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, 25 Pts.

2. Haedo Juan José (ARG), Toyota-United, 21 Pts.

3. Alejandro Acton (ARG), TTC, 18 Pts.

4. Lars Michaelsen (Dk), CSC, 18 Pts.

5. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly, 16 Pts.

6. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 15 Pts.

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

8. Augusto Cesar Augusto (Col), Navigators Insurance, 6 Pts.

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

10. Jackson Stewart (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 5 Pts.

11. Ben Jacques-Maynes(USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 5 Pts.

12. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, 4 Pts.

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

14. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, 3 Pts.

15. Francisco Ventoso (Sp), Saunier Duval, 3 Pts.

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

17. Henk Vogels (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, 3 Pts.

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

19. Peter Mazur (Pol), Saunier Duval, 2 Pts.

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

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

22. Allan Johansen (Dk), CSC, 1 Pts.

Stage 2 Climbing Points

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

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

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

4. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF, 1 Pts.

Overall Climbing after Stage 2

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

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

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

4. William Frischkorn (USA), TIAA-CREF, 1 Pts.

Stage 2 Team Results

1. Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 14:23:09

2. Phonak, 00:06

3. Jelly Belly, 00:06

4. Davitamon-Lotto, 00:06

5. KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 00:06

6. Toyota-United, 00:06

7. Health Net Maxxis, 00:06

8. Saunier Duval, 00:06

9. Quick Step-Innergetic, 00:06

10. Navigators Insurance, 00:06

11. CSC, 00:06

12. TIAA-CREF, 00:06

13. Targetraining Cycling Team, 00:06

14. Jittery Joe's Coffee, 00:06

15. Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 00:06

Team Overall after Stage 2

1. Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, 28:40:27

2. Jelly Belly Cycling Team, 00:06

3. Davitamon-Lotto, 00:06

4. Phonak Hearing Systems, 00:06

5. Kodakgallery.com-Sierra Nevada Pro, 00:06

6. Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team, 00:06

7. Navigators Insurance Cycling Team, 00:06

8. Health Net Presented By Maxxis, 00:06

9. Prodir-Saunier Duval, 00:06

10. Team Tiaa-Cref, 00:06

11. Team Csc, 00:06

12. Quick Step-Innergetic, 00:06

13. The Jittery Joe'S-Zero Gravity Pro, 00:06

14. Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home Wines, 00:06

15. Targetraining Cycling Team, 00:34

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