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Rollin wins the fourth stage of the Amgen Tour of California

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The longest stage in Tour of California history

By Fred Dreier

Dominique Rollin takes the win after seven hours in the rain

Dominique Rollin takes the win after seven hours in the rain

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

With a show of raw power reminiscent of Tom Boonen’s victories in the spring classics, Canadian Dominique Rollin muscled his way to a solo victory in the Amgen Tour of California’s rain-soaked fourth stage. The 25-year-old shattered a dwindling seven-man breakaway with 15 miles remaining in the brutal 135.3-mile slog from Seaside to San Luis Obispo, and then held off breakaway companions George Hincapie (High Road) and Iker Camano (Saunier Duval-Scott) by 18 seconds to take the biggest win of his young career.

“I just wanted to prove to myself that I could do it,” Rollin said. “I didn’t really think, I just wanted to go out as hard as I could.”

With his victory, Rollin took over the points classification jersey from German Heinrich Haussler (Gerolsteiner), who abandoned at the beginning of the day. Race leader Levi Leipheimer, whose Astana team patrolled the front of the peloton for the majority of the day, retained his 13-second advantage over Fabian Cancellara (CSC).

The break kept a slim margin for the majority of the race

The break kept a slim margin for the majority of the race

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Labeled the “Queen Stage” of the Tour of California, the epic journey from Seaside to San Luis Obispo has been a regular since the race’s inception in 2006. But while the 2006 and ’07 editions featured sunshine and mild conditions, rain, bone-chilling temperatures and a gusting headwind transformed the 2008 stage into a soggy slog down California’s famed Highway 1. Raindrops began hitting the pavement shortly before the 10 a.m. start in downtown Seaside, and throughout most of the day riders sported heavy rain slickers, gloves and hats. Photographers and fans, who usually crowd the scenic areas around Big Sur, the Bixby Bridge and the Hearst Castle, showed in small numbers — or not at all.

“I guess we’ve had this coming since it’s been two years of beautiful weather, so it’s like having three bad days rolled into one today,” Leipheimer said. “[Today was] probably in the top three of worst days I’ve ever had on a bike.”

Indeed, Leipheimer, who seized the yellow jersey the previous day, had his team speed to the front of the peloton as soon as the group exited the six-mile rolling neutral start. Astana went to work early, shutting down a flurry of early attacks as the peloton rolled past Carmel River Beach and Garrapata State Park.

Rollin, who started the day 24:29 down in the general classification, appeared eager to venture off the front and was present in several early moves, which Astana duly reeled in. After 15 miles of surges and regroupings, however, an 11-man break pulled free on the winding, rolling road. Present were Rollin, Hincapie, Camano, Baukie Mollema (Rabobank), Julien Belgy (Bouygues-Telecom), Jonathan Hivert (Crédit Agricole), BMC teammates Jackson Stewart and Danilo Wyss, Roman Kilun (Health Net-Maxxis), Edward King (Bissell) and Bryce Meade (Jelly Belly).

Leipheimer and his Astana team kept the reins on the break

Leipheimer and his Astana team kept the reins on the break

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

A chasing Tom Danielson (Slipstream-Chipotle) appeared on track to join the break. But after falling short in his effort, Danielson abandoned the race, complaining of a stomach bug, much like his teammate Tyler Farrar, who abandoned on Stage 3 while in the leader’s jersey.

For the next 100 miles Astana kept the breakaway on a steady leash, which fluctuated between three and four minutes. Rollin and BMC’s Stewart appeared the aggressors of the bunch — the BMC rider took maximum King of the Mountains points on the day’s three categorized climbs and Rollin took both intermediary sprints.

But Mother Nature continually pelted the riders with hellacious conditions, and after 40 miles chinks appeared in the breakaway. Belgy faded back to the peloton and abandoned at the base of the first KOM. Hivert also faded and eventually called it quits. Kilun and Meade were dropped a short time later, though the former eventually caught back on. Stewart, whose efforts on the climbs made him the virtual King of the Mountains points leader, abandoned after suffering from hypothermia.

“I couldn’t hold onto the handlebars anymore, and that was it,” he said.

The break slowly dwindled and then splintered

The break slowly dwindled and then splintered

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

After 120 miles and more than six hours, the group had dwindled to seven — Rollin, Camano, Hincapie, Mollema, Wyss, King and Kilun. They appeared to work together well, but as the group rolled out of the town of Moro Bay, Rollin pulled through and no one came around. The Canadian flashed a glance back to his companions and upped the tempo.

“I think I got impatient. I had enough being out there, riding in the group,” he said. “With 40km to go I knew I was one of the strongest in the group.”

Indeed, before the race began Rollin’s Toyota-United teammates knew that the 2006 Canadian national road champ was likely one of the strongest riders at the 2008 Tour of California. In 2007, riding for Kodak Gallery-Sierra Nevada, Rollin turned heads by finishing third in the Tour of Missouri, only two minutes down on the winner, Hincapie. The Canadian showed up to Toyota-United’s team’s training camp in Solvang and quickly turned heads with his power. But at only 25, many saw him as a wild card.

“We call him the ‘Horse from the North’ because he’s all muscle. He’s all power and his numbers are really phenomenal,” said Toyota manager Scott Moninger. “We’ve been waiting to unleash him on this race, and today was perfectly suited for him. I was just trying to will him over that last roller.”

Rollin receives his prize

Rollin receives his prize

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Hincapie, who saw his hopes at the GC erased on Wednesday’s climb-heavy third stage, hoped to take the victory for his High Road squad, which is based in San Luis Obispo. But the Canadian, he admitted, was simply too strong for him and Camano to bring back.

“When he went I didn’t realize how tired everyone was,” Hincapie said. “I thought we would catch him but he kept going strong.”

Camano, formerly with the Euskaltel-Euskadi squad, said the inclement weather and challenging conditions upped the level of suffering for the long stage. Like many of his European peers, the Spaniard admitted the cold and rain threw him for a loop.

“This was not what we expected coming to California,” he said. “I am ready to get warm now and start a new tomorrow.”

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Results

Stage 4 results

1. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 6:56:08

2. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 0:18

3. Iker Camano Ortuzar (Sp), Saunier Duval

4. Gerald Ciolek* (G), Team High Road, 2:28

5. Mark Cavendish* (GB), Team High Road

6. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG), CSC

7. Freddie Rodriguez (USA), Rock Racing

8. Alexander Candelario (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast

9. Turgot Sébastien (F), Bouygues Telecom

10. Mario Cipollini (I), Rock Racing

11. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis

12. John Murphy (USA), Health Net Maxxis

13. Luciano Pagliarini (BRA), Saunier Duval

14. Alexandre Moos (Swi), BMC

15. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Rock Racing

16. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana

17. Julien Simon* (F), Credit Agricole

18. Thomas LÖvkvist (Swe), Team High Road

19. Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Sp), Rabobank

20. Jeff Louder (USA), BMC

21. Pena Grisales Victor Hugo (Col), Rock Racing

22. Oscar Freire (Sp), Rabobank

23. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle

24. Christopher Horner (USA), Astana

25. Jurgen Vandewalle (B), Quickstep

26. Kevin Seeldraeyers* (B), Quickstep

27. Oliver Zaugg (Swi), Gerolsteiner

28. Robert Gesink* (Nl), Rabobank

29. Bernhard Kohl (A), Gerolsteiner

30. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC

31. Sergey Ivanov (Rus), Astana

32. Christian Vandevelde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle

33. Gustav Larsson (Swe), CSC

34. Benjamin Jaques-Maynes (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling

35. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), CSC

36. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), CSC

37. Jens Voigt (G), CSC

38. Thomas Peterson* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle

39. Benjamin Day (Aus), Toyota-United

40. Christophe Le Mevel (F), Credit Agricole

41. Hendricus Vogels (Aus), Toyota-United

42. David Canada (Sp), Saunier Duval

43. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quickstep

44. Karsten Kroon (Nl), CSC

45. Paolo Bettini (I), Quickstep

46. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Saunier Duval

47. David Zabriskie (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle

48. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC

49. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank, 5:05

50. Alexandre Pichot (F), Bouygues Telecom

51. Ardila Cano Mauricio Alberto (Col), Rabobank

52. Yannick Talabardon (F), Credit Agricole

53. Garrett Peltonen (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling

54. Ignatas Konovalovas* (Lit), Credit Agricole

55. Kim Kirchen (Lux), Team High Road

56. Darren Lill (RSA), BMC

57. Aaron Olson (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 6:32

58. Scott Zwizanski (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling

59. Andrey Mizurov (Kaz), Astana

60. Rory Sutherland (Aus), Health Net Maxxis

61. Frank Pipp (USA), Health Net Maxxis

62. Justin Spinelli (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast

63. Kevin Hulsmans (B), Quickstep

64. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), Astana

65. Perrig Quemeneur (F), Bouygues Telecom

66. Nicholas Sanderson (Aus), Jelly Belly

67. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Astana

68. Tolleson Taylor* (USA), BMC

69. Tom Boonen (B), Quickstep

70. Andrea Tonti (I), Quickstep

71. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), Saunier Duval

72. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United

73. Steven Cozza* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle

74. Nicholas Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly

75. Bernard Van Ulden (USA), Jelly Belly

76. Bradley Wiggins (GB), Team High Road

77. Paul Martens (G), Rabobank

78. Dan Bowman (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast

79. Nicholas Waite (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast

80. Markus Zberg (Swi), Gerolsteiner

81. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Astana

82. José Luis Rubiera (Sp), Astana

83. Antonio Cruz (USA), BMC

84. Michael Lange (USA), Jelly Belly

85. Philip Zajicek (USA), Health Net Maxxis

86. Tom Zirbel (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling

87. Vincent Jerome (F), Bouygues Telecom

88. Thomas Voeckler (F), Bouygues Telecom

89. Michael Creed (USA), Rock Racing

90. Dimitri Champion (F), Bouygues Telecom

91. Angel Gomez (Sp), Saunier Duval

92. Caleb Manion (Aus), Toyota-United

93. Ermanno Capelli* (I), Saunier Duval

94. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle

95. Scott Tietzel (USA), Jelly Belly, 11:41

96. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC

97. Aaron Barry (NZl), Jelly Belly

98. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast

99. Danilo Wyss* (Swi), BMC

100. Bryce Mead (USA), Jelly Belly

101. Edward King (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling

102. Richard England (Aus), Bissell Pro Cycling

103. Jonathan Mumford (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast

104. Bauke Mollema* (Nl), Rabobank, 11:59

105. Roman Kilun (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 14:51

Stage Abandons:

Dmytro Grabovskyy*, Quickstep

Patrice Halgand, Credit Agricole

Jonathan Hivert*, Credit Agricole

Fabian Wegmann, Gerolsteiner

FrÖhlinger Johannes*, Gerolsteiner

Heinrich Haussler, Gerolsteiner

Mathias Frank*, Gerolsteiner

Peter Wrolich, Gerolsteiner

Julien Belgy, Bouygues Telecom

Thomas Danielson, Slipstream-Chipotle

Jackson Stewart, BMC

Jonathan Sundt, Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast

Matthew Crane*, Health Net Maxxis

Ivan Dominguez, Toyota-United

Cyril Lemoine, Credit Agricole

Karl Menzies, Health Net Maxxis

Jonathan Clarke, Toyota United

Burke Swindlehurst, Bissell Pro Cycling

Overall after stage 4

1. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, 20:44:06

2. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), CSC, 0:13

3. Robert Gesink* (Nl), Rabobank, 0:15

4. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle, 0:20

5. Gustav Larsson (Swe), CSC, 0:21

6. David Zabriskie (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle

7. Christian Vandevelde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 0:23

8. Christopher Horner (USA), Astana, 0:25

9. Alexandre Moos (Swi), BMC, 0:29

10. Pena Grisales Victor Hugo (Col), Rock Racing, 0:31

11. Jurgen Vandewalle (B), Quickstep, 0:33

12. Thomas Peterson* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle

13. Bernhard Kohl (A), Gerolsteiner, 0:41

14. Kevin Seeldraeyers* (B), Quickstep, 0:43

15. Iker Camano Ortuzar (Sp), Saunier Duval, 2:37

16. Ardila Cano Mauricio Alberto (Col), Rabobank, 3:13

17. Benjamin (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 4:23

18. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quickstep, 4:28

19. Oscar Freire Gomez (Sp), Rabobank, 4:39

20. Oliver Zaugg (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 4:48

21. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 5:17

22. Kim Kirchen (Lux), Team High Road, 7:05

23. Ignatas Konovalovas* (Lit), Credit Agricole, 7:06

24. Darren Lill (RSA), BMC, 7:08

25. Jeff Louder (USA), BMC, 7:31

26. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, 7:32

27. David Canada (Sp), Saunier Duval, 7:36

28. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Astana, 8:39

29. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, 9:31

30. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Saunier Duval, 10:19

31. Yannick Talabardon (F), Credit Agricole, 10:24

32. Thomas LÖvkvist (Swe), Team High Road, 12:04

33. Benjamin Day (Aus), Toyota-United, 12:09

34. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC, 12:12

35. Karsten Kroon (Nl), CSC, 12:14

36. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Rock Racing, 12:22

37. Christophe Le Mevel (F), Credit Agricole, 12:26

38. Philip Zajicek (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 14:27

39. José Luis Rubiera (Sp), Astana, 14:32

40. Michael Lange (USA), Jelly Belly, 14:36

41. Rory Sutherland (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 16:16

42. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United, 16:18

43. Aaron Olson (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 16:19

44. Vincent Jerome (F), Bouygues Telecom, 16:24

45. Angel Gomez (Sp), Saunier Duval, 16:34

46. Paolo Bettini (I), Quickstep, 20:06

47. Tom Zirbel (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 21:15

48. Bauke Mollema* (Nl), Rabobank, 21:48

49. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 22:01

50. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), Astana, 23:25

51. Gerald Ciolek* (G), Team High Road, 24:21

52. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG), CSC, 24:27

53. Freddie Rodriguez (USA), Rock Racing, 24:33

54. Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Sp), Rabobank, 24:40

55. Andrey Mizurov (Kaz), Astana, 26:05

56. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank, 27:12

57. Alexandre Pichot (F), Bouygues Telecom, 27:13

58. Tom Boonen (B), Quickstep, 28:22

59. Bradley Wiggins (GB), Team High Road, 28:23

60. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 28:35

61. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Astana, 28:36

62. Dimitri Champion (F), Bouygues Telecom, 28:40

63. Perrig Quemeneur (F), Bouygues Telecom, 28:43

64. Justin Spinelli (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 28:45

65. Markus Zberg (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 28:52

66. Kevin Hulsmans (B), Quickstep, 29:02

67. Mark Cavendish* (GB), Team High Road, 29:36

68. Mario Cipollini (I), Rock Racing, 29:44

69. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), CSC, 29:45

70. Turgot Sébastien (F), Bouygues Telecom, 29:53

71. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 29:54

72. Julien Simon* (F), Credit Agricole, 29:58

73. Alexander Candelario (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 30:03

74. Luciano Pagliarini (BRA), Saunier Duval

75. Paul Martens (G), Rabobank, 30:26

76. Garrett Peltonen (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 32:24

77. Edward King (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 33:44

78. Steven Cozza* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 33:45

79. Scott Zwizanski (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 33:52

80. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), Saunier Duval, 33:54

81. Bernard Van Ulden (USA), Jelly Belly, 33:56

82. Antonio Cruz (USA), BMC, 33:57

83. Nicholas Sanderson (Aus), Jelly Belly, 33:59

84. Ermanno Capelli* (I), Saunier Duval, 34:01

85. Dan Bowman (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast

86. Taylor Tolleson* (USA), BMC

87. Frank Pipp K (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 34:05

88. John Murphy (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 34:20

89. Thomas Voeckler (F), Bouygues Telecom, 34:23

90. Andrea Tonti (I), Quickstep, 34:24

91. Sergey Ivanov (Rus), Astana, 34:25

92. Nicholas Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 34:35

93. Hendricus Vogels (Aus), Toyota-United, 35:45

94. Jonathan Mumford (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 38:25

95. Barry Aaron Barry (NZl), Jelly Belly, 39:08

96. Richard England (Aus), Bissell Pro Cycling, 39:09

97. Danilo Wyss* (Swi), BMC, 39:12

98. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 39:18

99. Nicholas Waite (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 39:21

100. Caleb Manion (Aus), Toyota-United, 40:28

101. Michael Creed (USA), Rock Racing, 41:28

102. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 41:42

103. Scott Tietzel (USA), Jelly Belly, 45:27

104. Bryce Mead (USA), Jelly Belly, 45:34

105. Roman Kilun (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 49:12

Points after stage 4

1. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 36 Pts.

2. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG), CSC, 26 Pts.

3. Gerald Ciolek* (G), Team High Road, 25 Pts.

4. Cavendish Mark* (GB), Team High Road, 19 Pts.

5. Tom Boonen (B), Quickstep, 15 Pts.

6. Robert Gesink* (Nl), Rabobank, 15 Pts.

7. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 13 Pts.

8. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, 12 Pts.

9. Mario Cipollini (I), Rock Racing, 12 Pts.

10. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 11 Pts.

11. Iker Camano Ortuzar (Sp), Saunier Duval, 10 Pts.

12. Jurgen Vandewalle (B), Quickstep, 10 Pts.

13. Kevin Seeldraeyers* (B), Quickstep, 7 Pts.

14. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quickstep, 6 Pts.

15. José Luis Rubiera (Sp), Astana, 6 Pts.

16. Freddie Rodriguez (USA), Rock Racing, 6 Pts.

17. Roman Kilun (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 6 Pts.

18. Thomas Peterson* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 5 Pts.

19. Paul Martens (G), Rabobank, 5 Pts.

20. Christopher Horner (USA), Astana, 4 Pts.

21. Danilo Wyss* (Swi), BMC, 4 Pts.

22. Alexander Candelario (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 3 Pts.

23. Ardila Cano Mauricio Alberto (Col), Rabobank, 3 Pts.

24. Alexandre Pichot (F), Bouygues Telecom, 3 Pts.

25. Alexandre Moos (Swi), BMC, 2 Pts.

26. Turgot Sébastien (F), Bouygues Telecom, 2 Pts.

27. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle, 1 Pts.

28. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), Rock Racing, 1 Pts.

29. Oscar Freire (Sp), Rabobank, 1 Pts.

30. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank, 1 Pts.

K.O.M. after stage 4

1. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 24 Pts.

2. Robert Gesink* (Nl), Rabobank, 16 Pts.

3. Jurgen Vandewalle (B), Quickstep, 15 Pts.

4. Alexandre Moos (Swi), BMC, 12 Pts.

5. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, 12 Pts.

6. Ardila Cano Mauricio Alberto (Col), Rabobank, 12 Pts.

7. José Luis Rubiera (Sp), Astana, 12 Pts.

8. Iker Camano Ortuzar (Sp), Saunier Duval, 11 Pts.

9. Christopher Horner (USA), Astana, 11 Pts.

10. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, 9 Pts.

11. Paul Martens (G), Rabobank, 8 Pts.

12. David Zabriskie (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 7 Pts.

13. Steven Cozza* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 6 Pts.

14. Danilo Wyss* (Swi), BMC, 6 Pts.

15. Edward King (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 6 Pts.

16. Kevin Seeldraeyers* (B), Quickstep, 5 Pts.

17. Gustav Larsson (Swe), CSC, 4 Pts.

18. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 2 Pts.

19. Thomas Peterson* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2 Pts.

20. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 1 Pts.

21. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle, 1 Pts.

Best young rider after stage 4

1. Gesink Robert* (Nl), Rabobank, 20:44:21

2. Peterson Thomas* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 0:18

3. Seeldraeyers Kevin* (B), Quickstep, 0:28

4. Konovalovas Ignatas* (Lit), Credit Agricole, 6:51

5. Mollema Bauke* (Nl), Rabobank, 21:33

6. Ciolek Gerald* (G), Team High Road, 24:06

7. Cavendish Mark* (GB), Team High Road, 29:21

8. Simon Julien* (F), Credit Agricole, 29:43

9. Cozza Steven* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 33:30

10. Capelli Ermanno* (I), Saunier Duval, 33:46

11. Tolleson Taylor* (USA), BMC

12. Wyss Danilo* (Swi), BMC, 38:57

Teams after stage 4

1. Astana, 62:13:09

2. Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30, Slipstream-Chipotle, 0:09

3. Quick Step, Quickstep, 4:29

4. Rabobank, Rabobank, 4:31

5. Team Csc, CSC, 7:13

6. Team Racing Team, BMC, 14:17

7. Crédit Agricole, Credit Agricole, 18:28

8. Saunier Duval-Scott, Saunier Duval, 19:26

9. High Road, Team High Road, 20:42

10. Gerolsteiner, Gerolsteiner, 20:47

11. Bissell Pro Cycling, Bissell Pro Cycling, 34:15

12. Rock Racing, Rock Racing, 36:23

13. Health Net Presented By Maxxis, Health Net Maxxis, 37:28

14. Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team, Toyota-United, 45:33

15. Bouygues Telecom, Bouygues Telecom, 54:53

16. Jelly Belly Cycling Team, Jelly Belly, 1:21:31

17. Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 1:30:39

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