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Armstrong wraps up his fourth Tour

Lance Armstrong is king for a day once again in the City of Light. The Texan confirmed that he’s cycling’s most dominant force in a generationafter winning four stages en route to his fourth consecutive Tour de Francevictory. Armstrong basked in his moment in the sun on a brilliant summerafternoon in Paris. Surrounded by thousands of his fans on the Champs-Elysées,Armstrong was clearly enjoying his day. President George W. Bush even calledto congratulate him. “It’s an honor and it makes me happy to be able to win again,” Armstrongsaid. “It was a long three weeks. With so many mountains, it

By Andrew Hood

In Paris again. Armstrong makes it four-in-a-row

In Paris again. Armstrong makes it four-in-a-row

Photo: Graham Watson

Lance Armstrong is king for a day once again in the City of Light.

The Texan confirmed that he’s cycling’s most dominant force in a generationafter winning four stages en route to his fourth consecutive Tour de Francevictory. Armstrong basked in his moment in the sun on a brilliant summerafternoon in Paris. Surrounded by thousands of his fans on the Champs-Elysées,Armstrong was clearly enjoying his day. President George W. Bush even calledto congratulate him.

“It’s an honor and it makes me happy to be able to win again,” Armstrongsaid. “It was a long three weeks. With so many mountains, it was hard onthe head as well as the legs. I’m glad it’s over.”

McEwen broke the Zabel streak.

McEwen broke the Zabel streak.

Photo: Graham Watson

Armstrong’s fourth victory is his most complete one since his firstin 1999. He won four stages and was never truly challenged in his comfortablevictory of more than seven minutes. His win pushes him past three-timewinner Greg LeMond as America’s most successful Tour rider and inches himone victory closer to the mythic five-victory club.

Only four men – Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and MiguelIndurain – have won five and no one’s stopped at four. Even before thedust has settled on this Tour, Armstrong is already thinking about TourNo. 5, a win that would match Indurain’s mark of five straight.

The final romp into Paris still had some business to attend to RobbieMcEwen and Erik Zabel duked it out for the green points jerseyright down to the wire.

Tour de Lance
Armstrong came into this year’s Tour as the heavy favorite. Despitevitriol coming out of the Spanish press – which only seemed to make Armstrongmore determined to win – Armstrong remained calm until the racing reallymattered.

Everyone was saying the race was one for second place, but Armstrongrefused to take the bait. Instead, he tipped his hat to his U.S. PostalService team, which he called his best ever.

“It’s never easy. In cycling, when you have a consistent and completeteam, it makes life easier,” Armstrong said. “Frankly, I think we had thebest team in the race. The most motivated, the most experienced, that helpsme throughout these three weeks. In fact, their job is a lot harder thanmy job.”

After winning the prologue time trial, Armstrong quickly forfeited thepressure that comes with the maillot jaune. The cycling world got itselfin a dither when Armstrong almost crashed in stage seven.

With the absence of archrival Jan Ullrich and a Tour riddled with mountainsthat came late in the race, Armstrong played the patient hand and waitedfor the Pyrénées before asserting his force.

He won back-to-back stages at La Mongie and Plateau de Beille to takethe yellow jersey and attacked his rivals up Mont Ventoux and in the Alpsto seal the deal. In Saturday’s final time trial, Armstrong calmly erasedan early 17-second deficit on Raimondas Rumsas and won his 15th Tour deFrance stage.

“I’m extremely happy to win. It’s what I devote my life to. If I lostthis race, I would be extremely disappointed. Much more disappointed thananyone can guess,” Armstrong said Saturday evening after sewing up thefinal victory. “It’s hard to know the significance of it. I just live forthe moment.”

The rest of the podium
In the end, the real race turned out to be the one for second place.Spanish rider Joseba Beloki proved he could do more than follow.In his previous third-place finishes in the 2000 and 2001 Tours, Belokiwas accused of just following Jan Ullrich’s wheel.

This year, he was the only rider who had the legs to stay with Armstrong.Beloki even tried to attack Armstrong on Mont Ventoux, a move that triggeredArmstrong’s acceleration in that key stage.

Beloki threw in the towel after Mont Ventoux and said his primary focuswould be holding off a surprising Raimondas Rumsas, a strong Lithuanianrider on the Lampre-Daikin team who was breathing down his back.

“I struggled against a rider who is the best in the world. I am happyto be in second place behind Armstrong,” said Beloki, twice third in theTour. “Last year, I could only fight with Ullrich. This year I am betterbut I must still improve if I hope to have chances against Armstrong.”

Rumsas had an impressive Tour de France debut. The 30-year-old camelate to the big-time European scene and only raced in one other three-weektour before starting the Tour.

“Simply finishing third place is a dream come true,” said Rumsas onSunday. “My next dream is to have a peaceful night so I can enjoy thatdream.”

Armstrong called Rumsas a man for the future. “Rumsas never had a badday, very consistent. If he didn’t have a bad team time trial, he’d besecond in Paris. He’s certainly a threat for the future because he’s soconsistent,” he said. “If we took out the time he lost in the team timetrial, the complexion of the course would change.”

The last battle
Telekom’s Zabel has owned the green points jersey for six years. Everyyear in Paris, Zabel would hoist his young son on his shoulders. That traditionis over.

These two jerseys were pretty much settled by the time the peloton arrived in Paris. The green jersey contest  ...

These two jerseys were pretty much settled by the time the peloton arrived in Paris. The green jersey contest …

Photo: Graham Watson

Australian McEwen ended Zabel’s run in green in a duel that came downto the final stage of the Tour. McEwen had a narrow one-point lead cominginto the day’s first of two points sprints. The Telekom train was settingup and McEwen shot off on the right and Zabel had no choice but to grabhis wheel. McEwen came across the line unchallenged and added two morepoints to his one-point advantage.

The U.S. Postal Service team took the points at the day’s second sprintand Zabel had a chance to take the jersey back if he could win the stage.

Several riders tried to escape on the final 10 laps of the Champs-Elyséesbut McEwen proved he was the fastest man of the Tour after a ferociouscharge to the line to come around compatriot Fdjeux.com’s Baden Cooke.Bonjour’s Damien Nazon crossed the line third. Zabel was out ofposition coming around the final corner and never did figure in the finalsprint.

 “It’s a big honor to break that streak. Erik Zabel has practicallyowned the green jersey, but I realized after the first week that I hadsome chances,” McEwen said. “Zabel is such is a great fighter and it wasneck and neck. It came down to the final stage and it could have gone anyway.

McEwen’s stage victory was his second of this year’s Tour and his secondvictory on the Champs-Elysées.

This year’s Tour was a long farewell for Laurent Jalabert, whoannounced he will retire at the end of the season. Of course, as is hisstyle, Jaja didn’t leave quietly. He garnered both the points jersey andthe prize for most aggressive rider over these past three weeks. It’s agoodbye, too, for Americans Kevin Livingston and Jonathan Vaughters.Livingston made the surprise announcement he would be retiring at the endof this season and Vaughters said he will focus on racing on the domesticscene for the immediate future.

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

How the Americans fared:Lance Armstrong, U.S. Postal Service (1st, four stage wins): Won fourstages and a fourth consecutive Tour de France. Armstrong won the openingprologue, his second since 1999, and then played the patient hand waitingfor the mountain stages. Armstrong was handed his first defeat in a longTour de France time trial by Santiago Botero in the ninth stageby 11 seconds. In the Pyrenees, Armstrong won at La Mongie and then atPlateau de Beille to set the tone and grab the yellow jersey. He set anew record of 58 minutes up the ascent of Mont Ventoux, but Richard Virenquewon the stage after attacking in the first 10 miles of the stage. In theAlps, Armstrong attacked to drop his rivals and left the stage wins toothers. He confirmed his domination with a victory in the final time trialat Mâcon, his 15th Tour de France stage victory. “It’s an honor towin this race. I will be back next year. I promise to go to the maximum.It was a hard race with a lot of mountains. I’m glad it’s over,” he said.

Tyler Hamilton, CSC-Tiscali (15th overall, at 28:36): Came intothe Tour with high hopes after winning a stage and finishing second overallat the Giro d’Italia. Hamilton retreated to Colorado for high-altitudetraining and some rest for his injured shoulder before the Tour and didnot race. His CSC-Tiscali team looked to have the team time trial untila puncture by Michael Sandstöd derailed the team’s chances. Hamiltonsaid his legs weren’t feeling great in the Pyrénées and hethen came down with a cold the day before Mont Ventoux. Hamilton refusedto give up and finished 15th overall, his second-best career finish ofhis career (he was 13th in 1999): “This season’s been a success. I couldhave finished dead last in the Tour de France and still be happy.”

George Hincapie, U.S. Postal Service (59th overall at 1:47:35):Armstrong’s stalwart on the U.S. Postal Service, Hincapie is the only racerto ride with Armstrong on all four Tour victories. Hincapie enjoyed perhapshis best Tour, riding strong throughout, but especially in the transitionstages and the mountains. “This has been one of my best years. I feel strongin the last week and it’s been a hard last week. I’m happy that I am ridingwell and able to help Lance out.”

Bobby Julich, Telekom (37th overall at 1:13:11): Worked hardin the opening week of the Tour to help Telekom team captain Erik Zabelchase the yellow jersey, then defend the green. With Jan Ullrich havinghis own troubles off the bike, Julich had some freedom at the Tour buthe struggled to find the legs he had when he finished third overall in1998.

Floyd Landis, U.S. Postal Service (61st overall at 1:48:31):The Tour rookie did great work for the Posties. Landis was often rightwhere he needed to be, at the front of the Postal train during the longtransition stages that dominated the first half of the 2002 Tour. Landis’slaid-back manner helped ease the tension surrounding the team. “Floyd broughtthis ZZ Top CD and we would play it as loud as we could. Quite frankly,that’s what this team is about. We can do goofy stuff and we can laugh,”Armstrong said. “Every time I hear ZZ Top, I’ll think of this Tour de Franceand this team.”

Levi Leipheimer, Rabobank (8th overall at 17:11): Rode steadyand consistent in his Tour de France debut, finishing a very impressiveeighth overall. Following his surprise third-place finish in last year’sVuelta a Espana, Leipheimer left the Posties to join Rabobank as its teamGC rider. Leipheimer stayed out of trouble the first week but started tooslow in the first time trial in stage nine. He rode steady through thePyrénées to slowly close o the leaders and stepped up onMont Ventoux and La Plagne He moved up to eighth in the final time trialto cap an impressive Tour debut. “I think I finished right where I shouldbe. It’s difficult when you get third in your first grand tour, the Vuelta,and then everyone expects a lot. To come and get eighth in the Tour, that’sa pretty good confirmation. I can be happy with that.”

Kevin Livingston, Telekom (56th at 1:44:51): Surprised the cyclingworld after announcing he would retire at the end of the season. Livingstonrode a quiet but steady race for Telekom. ““I’ve decided it’s time fora change. I discussed it with my wife and we decided to try something new.Cycling’s been great, but there are other things in life.”

Fred Rodriguez, Domo (eliminated in the 16th stage): Came tothe Tour after a successful spring campaign with hopes of winning a stage.His Domo team came with a mixed team, some stage-hunters and Richard Virenque.Rodriguez was eliminated from the Tour in the 16th stage to La Plagne afterfinishing outside the time limit.

Jonathan Vaughters, Crédit Agricole (abandoned in 11thstage): Bad luck continued to haunt Vaughters, who crashed out of the Touron the 11th stage to La Mongie. Vaughters never finished the Tour in fourstarts. He crashed out in 1999 and 2000 and seemed to have Paris in hissights last year when a wasp stung him on the forehead. Restrictive anti-dopingrules prevented him from taking a cortisone shot to treat his allergicreaction. After his spill this year, Vaughters announced he was leavinghis Crédit Agricole team to race domestically in the United States.“I don’t know what it is. At this Tour I’m a little bit over my head. Ican reach the top of the profession in smaller races, but I struggle inthis race. I never get to the point in this race that I feel like I’m racing.I feel like I’m just surviving.”

Stage20, Sunday, July 28, 2002, Melun to Paris, 144 km
Weather: Hot, muggy summer day in Paris; huge crowds with ampleAmericans on the Champs-Elysées.
Stage winner: Robbie McEwen (Australia, Lotto-Adecco) edgedcompatriot Baden Cooke (Fdjeux.com) to win in 3 hours, 30 minutes, 47 secondswith an average speed of 40.99 kph.
Overall winner: Lance Armstrong (USA, U.S. Postal Service) wonfour stages and his fourth Tour de France
Points jersey: Robbie McEwen dethroned six-time winner ErikZabel.
Climber’s jersey: Laurent Jalabert (France, CSC-Tiscali) wonthe polka-dot climber’s jersey for the second consecutive year.
Best young rider: Ivan Basso (Italy, Fassa Bortolo) won thewhite jersey.
Best team: ONCE won the team classification and earns an automaticbid to next year’s Tour.
Most aggressive rider: Laurent Jalabert won this category withouta jersey.

Peloton
No riders abandoned Sunday; 153 riders finished the 2002 Tour de France.

(Editor’s Note: – North American riders listed in bold;Riderson North American teams underlined)1. Robbie McEwen (Aus), LOT, 144 km in 3:30:47 (40.990 kph)
2. Baden Cooke (Aus), FDJ, at at 00:00.
3. Damien Nazon (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.
4. Fabio Baldato (Ita), FAS, at 00:00.
5. Davide Casarotto (Ita), ALS, at 00:00.
6. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), C.A, at 00:00.
7. Erik Zabel (Ger), TEL, at 00:00.
8. Jan Svorada (Cze), LAM, at 00:00.
9. Arvis Piziks (Lat), CST, at 00:00.
10. Nicola Loda (Ita), FAS, at 00:00.
11. Christophe Agnolutto (Fra), A2R, at 00:00.
12. Gianluca Bortolami (Ita), TAC, at 00:00.
13. Danilo Hondo (Ger), TEL, at 00:00.
14. Thor Hushovd (Nor), C.A, at 00:00.
15. Leon Van Bon (Ned), DFF, at 00:00.
16. Laurent Brochard (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.
17. Nico Mattan (Bel), COF, at 00:00.
18. Massimo Apollonio (Ita), TAC, at 00:00.
19. Andrea Tafi (Ita), MAP, at 00:00.
20. Andy Flickinger (Fra), A2R, at 00:00.
21. Servais Knaven (Ned), DFF, at 00:00.
22. Jose Enrique Gutierrez (Spa), KEL, at 00:00.
23. Stephane Auge (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.
24. Karsten Kroon (Ned), RAB, at 00:00.
25. Unai Osa (Spa), BAN, at 00:00.
26. Stephane Goubert (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.
27. Tyler Hamilton (USA), CST, at 00:00.
28. Laurent Lefevre (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.
29. Levi Leipheimer (USA), RAB, at 00:00.
30. Joseba Beloki (Spa), ONE, at 00:00.
31. Raimondas Rumsas (Lit), LAM, at 00:00.
32. Abraham Olano (Spa), ONE, at 00:00.
33. Serguei Ivanov (Rus), FAS, at 00:00.
34. Robert Hunter (Rsa), MAP, at 00:00.
35. Massimiliano Lelli (Ita), COF, at 00:00.
36. Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita), TAC, at 00:00.
37. Grischa Niermann (Ger), RAB, at 00:00.
38. Michael Boogerd (Ned), RAB, at 00:00.
39. Ludovic Turpin (Fra), A2R, at 00:00.
40. George Hincapie (USA), USP, at 00:00.
41. Volodomir Gustov (Ukr), FAS, at 00:00.
42. Pavel Padrnos (Cze), USP, at 00:00.
43. Lance Armstrong (USA), USP, at 00:00.
44. Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun), MAP, at 00:00.
45. Santiago Botero (Col), KEL, at 00:00.
46. Francisco Cabello (Spa), KEL, at 00:00.
47. Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus), LOT, at 00:00.
48. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz), COF, at 00:00.
49. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa), ONE, at 00:00.
50. Gerhard Trampusch (Aut), MAP, at 00:00.
51. David Latasa (Spa), BAN, at 00:00.
52. Serge Baguet (Bel), LOT, at 00:00.
53. Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita), LAM, at 00:00.
54. Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa), USP, at 00:00.
55. Axel Merckx (Bel), DFF, at 00:00.
56. Steffen Wesemann (Ger), TEL, at 00:00.
57. Hans De Clercq (Bel), LOT, at 00:00.
58. Carlos Sastre (Spa), CST, at 00:00.
59. Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita), TEL, at 00:00.
60. Unai Etxebarria (Ven), EUS, at 00:00.
61. Ivan Basso (Ita), FAS, at 00:00.
62. Tomas Konecny (Cze), DFF, at 00:00.
63. Piotr Wadecki (Pol), DFF, at 00:00.
64. Nicki Sorensen (Den), CST, at 00:00.
65. Jose Azevedo (Por), ONE, at 00:00.
66. Enrico Cassani (Ita), DFF, at 00:00.
67. Thierry Marichal (Bel), LOT, at 00:00.
68. Rolf Aldag (Ger), TEL, at 00:00.
69. Serhiy Honchar (Ukr), FAS, at 00:00.
70. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.
71. Jerome Pineau (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.
72. David Moncoutie (Fra), COF, at 00:00.
73. Inigo Chaurreau (Spa), A2R, at 00:00.
74. Ivan Gotti (Ita), ALS, at 00:00.
75. Bradley McGee (Aus), FDJ, at 00:00.
76. Walter Beneteau (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.
77. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), USP, at 00:00.
78. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), USP, at 00:00.
79. Patrice Halgand (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.
80. Miguel Martinez (Fra), MAP, at 00:00.
81. Jose Angel Vidal (Spa), KEL, at 00:00.
82. Francisco Mancebo (Spa), BAN, at 00:00.
83. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa), EUS, at 00:00.
84. Bobby Julich (USA), TEL, at 00:00.
85. Dario Frigo (Ita), TAC, at 00:00.
86. Wladimir Belli (Ita), FAS, at 00:00.
87. Paul Van Hyfte (Bel), CST, at 00:00.
88. Cedric Vasseur (Fra), COF, at 00:00.
89. Thierry Loder (Fra), A2R, at 00:00.
90. Christophe Brandt (Bel), LOT, at 00:00.
91. Floyd Landis (USA), USP, at 00:00.
92. Mario Aerts (Bel), LOT, at 00:00.
93. Andrea Brognara (Ita), ALS, at 00:00.
94. Dariusz Baranowski (Pol), BAN, at 00:00.
95. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), A2R, at 00:00.
96. Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel), LAM, at 00:00.
97. Mikel Pradera (Spa), ONE, at 00:00.
98. Martin Hvastija (Slo), ALS, at 00:00.
99. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra), FDJ, at 00:00.
100. Christophe Mengin (Fra), FDJ, at 00:00.
101. Roberto Heras (Spa), USP, at 00:00.
102. Benoit Joachim (Lux), USP, at 00:00.
103. Marzio Bruseghin (Ita), BAN, at 00:00.
104. Andrea Peron (Ita), CST, at 00:00.
105. Emmanuel Magnien (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.
106. Jorg Jaksche (Ger), ONE, at 00:00.
107. Marc Wauters (Bel), RAB, at 00:00.
108. Addy Engels (Ned), RAB, at 00:00.
109. Anthony Langella (Fra), C.A, at 00:00.
110. Marcos Serrano (Spa), ONE, at 00:00.
111. Anthony Morin (Fra), C.A, at 00:00.
112. Franck Renier (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.
113. Isidro Nozal (Spa), ONE, at 00:00.
114. Erik Dekker (Ned), RAB, at 00:00.
115. Mauro Radaelli (Ita), TAC, at 00:00.
116. Marco Velo (Ita), FAS, at 00:00.
117. Stephane Berges (Fra), A2R, at 00:00.
118. Bingen Fernandez (Spa), COF, at 00:00.
119. Pedro Horillo (Spa), MAP, at 00:00.
120. Santiago Blanco (Spa), BAN, at 00:00.
121. Inigo Cuesta (Spa), COF, at 00:00.
122. Iban Mayo (Spa), EUS, at 00:00.
123. Cyril Dessel (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.
124. Frederic Bessy (Fra), C.A, at 00:00.
125. Richard Virenque (Fra), DFF, at 00:00.
126. Christophe Edaleine (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.
127. David Millar (Gbr), COF, at 00:00.
128. David Etxebarria (Spa), EUS, at 00:00.
129. Laurent Jalabert (Fra), CST, at 00:00.
130. Udo Bolts (Ger), TEL, at 00:00.
131. Kevin Livingston (USA), TEL, at 00:00.
132. Nicolas Vogondy (Fra), FDJ, at 00:00.
133. Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa), BAN, at 00:00.
134. Constantino Zaballa (Spa), KEL, at 00:00.
135. Denis Menchov (Rus), BAN, at 00:00.
136. Marco Serpellini (Ita), LAM, at 00:00.
137. Beat Zberg (Swi), RAB, at 00:00.
138. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), LAM, at 00:00.
139. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), LAM, at 00:00.
140. Roberto Laiseka (Spa), EUS, at 00:00.
141. Bram De Groot (Ned), RAB, at 00:00.
142. Jens Voigt (Ger), C.A, at 00:00.
143. Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa), EUS, at 00:00.
144. Franck Bouyer (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.
145. Igor Flores (Spa), EUS, at 00:00.
146. Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa), BAN, at 00:00.
147. Eddy Seigneur (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.
148. Jerome Bernard (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.
149. Sebastien Hinault (Fra), C.A, at 00:00.
150. Sandy Casar (Fra), FDJ, at 00:00.
151. Jakob Piil (Den), CST, at 00:00.
152. Giuseppe Guerini (Ita), TEL, at 00:00.
153. Cristian Moreni (Ita), ALS, at 01:58.Final overall standings1. Lance Armstrong (USA), USP, at 82:05:12.
2. Joseba Beloki (Spa), ONE, at at 07:17.
3. Raimondas Rumsas (Lit), LAM, at 08:17.
4. Santiago Botero (Col), KEL, at 13:10.
5. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa), ONE, at 13:54.
6. Jose Azevedo (Por), ONE, at 15:44.
7. Francisco Mancebo (Spa), BAN, at 16:05.
8. Levi Leipheimer (USA), RAB, at 17:11.
9. Roberto Heras (Spa), USP, at 17:12.
10. Carlos Sastre (Spa), CST, at 19:05.
11. Ivan Basso (Ita), FAS, at 19:18.
12. Michael Boogerd (Ned), RAB, at 20:33.
13. David Moncoutie (Fra), COF, at 21:08.
14. Massimiliano Lelli (Ita), COF, at 27:51.
15. Tyler Hamilton (USA), CST, at 28:36.
16. Richard Virenque (Fra), DFF, at 28:42.
17. Stephane Goubert (Fra), DEL, at 29:51.
18. Unai Osa (Spa), BAN, at 30:17.
19. Nicolas Vogondy (Fra), FDJ, at 32:44.
20. Nicki Sorensen (Den), CST, at 32:56.
21. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz), COF, at 33:41.
22. Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa), USP, at 36:43.
23. Ivan Gotti (Ita), ALS, at 40:16.
24. Dariusz Baranowski (Pol), BAN, at 43:04.
25. Dario Frigo (Ita), TAC, at 43:15.
26. Laurent Brochard (Fra), DEL, at 44:02.
27. Beat Zberg (Swi), RAB, at 44:29.
28. Axel Merckx (Bel), DFF, at 45:39.
29. Jose Enrique Gutierrez (Spa), KEL, at 50:59.
30. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), A2R, at 51:52.
31. Jorg Jaksche (Ger), ONE, at 56:05.
32. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra), FDJ, at 57:35.
33. Marcos Serrano (Spa), ONE, at 1:00:52.
34. Laurent Lefevre (Fra), DEL, at 1:07:00.
35. Christophe Brandt (Bel), LOT, at 1:07:50.
36. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra), BJR, at 1:09:26.
37. Bobby Julich (USA), TEL, at 1:13:11.
38. Isidro Nozal (Spa), ONE, at 1:13:27.
39. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa), EUS, at 1:15:39.
40. Volodomir Gustov (Ukr), FAS, at 1:17:26.
41. Inigo Chaurreau (Spa), A2R, at 1:17:37.
42. Laurent Jalabert (Fra), CST, at 1:17:48.
43. Piotr Wadecki (Pol), DFF, at 1:18:12.
44. Miguel Martinez (Fra), MAP, at 1:18:42.
45. Wladimir Belli (Ita), FAS, at 1:19:41.
46. Roberto Laiseka (Spa), EUS, at 1:20:08.
47. Marzio Bruseghin (Ita), BAN, at 1:26:57.
48. Udo Bolts (Ger), TEL, at 1:29:32.
49. Inigo Cuesta (Spa), COF, at 1:29:59.
50. Mario Aerts (Bel), LOT, at 1:31:17.
51. Grischa Niermann (Ger), RAB, at 1:33:03.
52. Patrice Halgand (Fra), DEL, at 1:35:38.
53. Andrea Peron (Ita), CST, at 1:39:42.
54. Marco Velo (Ita), FAS, at 1:39:46.
55. Cedric Vasseur (Fra), COF, at 1:40:52.
56. Kevin Livingston (USA), TEL, at 1:44:51.
57. Santiago Blanco (Spa), BAN, at 1:45:09.
58. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), USP, at 1:45:51.
59. George Hincapie (USA), USP, at 1:47:35.
60. David Etxebarria (Spa), EUS, at 1:48:19.
61. Floyd Landis (USA), USP, at 1:48:31.
62. Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun), MAP, at 1:50:05.
63. Gerhard Trampusch (Aut), MAP, at 1:51:30.
64. Serhiy Honchar (Ukr), FAS, at 1:52:59.
65. Tomas Konecny (Cze), DFF, at 1:53:26.
66. Cristian Moreni (Ita), ALS, at 1:54:17.
67. Frederic Bessy (Fra), C.A, at 1:58:58.
68. David Millar (Gbr), COF, at 1:59:51.
69. Pavel Padrnos (Cze), USP, at 2:03:10.
70. Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita), TAC, at 2:03:46.
71. Ludovic Turpin (Fra), A2R, at 2:04:50.
72. Rolf Aldag (Ger), TEL, at 2:04:56.
73. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), USP, at 2:05:24.
74. Marco Serpellini (Ita), LAM, at 2:05:55.
75. Gianluca Bortolami (Ita), TAC, at 2:06:57.
76. Mikel Pradera (Spa), ONE, at 2:07:00.
77. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), C.A, at 2:07:02.
78. Abraham Olano (Spa), ONE, at 2:08:25.
79. Bingen Fernandez (Spa), COF, at 2:08:29.
80. Giuseppe Guerini (Ita), TEL, at 2:09:26.
81. Sergei Ivanov (Rus), FAS, at 2:10:07.
82. Erik Zabel (Ger), TEL, at 2:10:33.
83. Sandy Casar (Fra), FDJ, at 2:12:22.
84. David Latasa (Spa), BAN, at 2:13:01.
85. Franck Renier (Fra), BJR, at 2:15:08.
86. Christophe Mengin (Fra), FDJ, at 2:16:47.
87. Jerome Pineau (Fra), BJR, at 2:18:24.
88. Iban Mayo (Spa), EUS, at 2:18:27.
89. Benoit Joachim (Lux), USP, at 2:19:27.
90. Anthony Morin (Fra), C.A, at 2:19:55.
91. Marc Wauters (Bel), RAB, at 2:20:30.
92. Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus), LOT, at 2:20:39.
93. Denis Menchov (Rus), BAN, at 2:21:31.
94. Addy Engels (Ned), RAB, at 2:21:37.
95. Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa), BAN, at 2:22:11.
96. Emmanuel Magnien (Fra), BJR, at 2:22:39.
97. Robert Hunter (Rsa), MAP, at 2:25:32.
98. Thierry Loder (Fra), A2R, at 2:25:35.
99. Steffen Wesemann (Ger), TEL, at 2:30:21.
100. Christophe Edaleine (Fra), DEL, at 2:31:03.
101. Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita), TEL, at 2:32:00.
102. Jerome Bernard (Fra), DEL, at 2:32:19.
103. Andy Flickinger (Fra), A2R, at 2:33:13.
104. Danilo Hondo (Ger), TEL, at 2:34:21.
105. Serge Baguet (Bel), LOT, at 2:34:24.
106. Andrea Tafi (Ita), MAP, at 2:34:34.
107. Pedro Horillo (Spa), MAP, at 2:35:32.
108. Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel), LAM, at 2:38:44.
109. Bradley McGee (Aus), FDJ, at 2:39:02.
110. Jens Voigt (Ger), C.A, at 2:39:35.
111. Francisco Cabello (Spa), KEL, at 2:40:13.
112. Thor Hushovd (Nor), C.A, at 2:40:43.
113. Cyril Dessel (Fra), DEL, at 2:41:24.
114. Franck Bouyer (Fra), BJR, at 2:41:42.
115. Stephane Auge (Fra), DEL, at 2:43:14.
116. Constantino Zaballa (Spa), KEL, at 2:44:30.
117. Walter Beneteau (Fra), BJR, at 2:45:15.
118. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), LAM, at 2:46:30.
119. Andrea Brognara (Ita), ALS, at 2:47:10.
120. Paul Van Hyfte (Bel), CST, at 2:49:20.
121. Nicola Loda (Ita), FAS, at 2:49:22.
122. Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa), BAN, at 2:52:44.
123. Nico Mattan (Bel), COF, at 2:55:10.
124. Enrico Cassani (Ita), DFF, at 2:55:24.
125. Jakob Piil (Den), CST, at 2:55:32.
126. Thierry Marichal (Bel), LOT, at 3:00:01.
127. Baden Cooke (Aus), FDJ, at 3:00:22.
128. Martin Hvastija (Slo), ALS, at 3:00:38.
129. Leon Van Bon (Ned), DFF, at 3:02:46.
130. Robbie McEwen (Aus), LOT, at 3:03:30.
131. Jan Svorada (Cze), LAM, at 3:03:30.
132. Fabio Baldato (Ita), FAS, at 3:04:07.
133. Bram De Groot (Ned), RAB, at 3:04:44.
134. Jose Angel Vidal (Spa), KEL, at 3:06:37.
135. Mauro Radaelli (Ita), TAC, at 3:06:43.
136. Erik Dekker (Ned), RAB, at 3:07:56.
137. Servais Knaven (Ned), DFF, at 3:09:57.
138. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), LAM, at 3:10:10.
139. Massimo Apollonio (Ita), TAC, at 3:10:11.
140. Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita), LAM, at 3:11:10.
141. Unai Etxebarria (Ven), EUS, at 3:11:18.
142. Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa), EUS, at 3:12:45.
143. Eddy Seigneur (Fra), DEL, at 3:12:49.
144. Christophe Agnolutto (Fra), A2R, at 3:13:15.
145. Hans De Clercq (Bel), LOT, at 3:14:14.
146. Karsten Kroon (Ned), RAB, at 3:14:51.
147. Sebastien Hinault (Fra), C.A, at 3:15:10.
148. Anthony Langella (Fra), C.A, at 3:16:54.
149. Davide Casarotto (Ita), ALS, at 3:16:56.
150. Stephane Berges (Fra), A2R, at 3:20:44.
151. Damien Nazon (Fra), BJR, at 3:22:25.
152. Arvis Piziks (Lat), CST, at 3:34:57.
153. Igor Flores (Spa), EUS, at 3:35:52.

Photo Gallery

Results

(Editor’s Note: – North American riders listed in bold;
Riders
on North American teams underlined)

1. Robbie McEwen (Aus), LOT, 144 km in 3:30:47 (40.990 kph)

2. Baden Cooke (Aus), FDJ, at at 00:00.

3. Damien Nazon (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.

4. Fabio Baldato (Ita), FAS, at 00:00.

5. Davide Casarotto (Ita), ALS, at 00:00.

6. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), C.A, at 00:00.

7. Erik Zabel (Ger), TEL, at 00:00.

8. Jan Svorada (Cze), LAM, at 00:00.

9. Arvis Piziks (Lat), CST, at 00:00.

10. Nicola Loda (Ita), FAS, at 00:00.

11. Christophe Agnolutto (Fra), A2R, at 00:00.

12. Gianluca Bortolami (Ita), TAC, at 00:00.

13. Danilo Hondo (Ger), TEL, at 00:00.

14. Thor Hushovd (Nor), C.A, at 00:00.

15. Leon Van Bon (Ned), DFF, at 00:00.

16. Laurent Brochard (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.

17. Nico Mattan (Bel), COF, at 00:00.

18. Massimo Apollonio (Ita), TAC, at 00:00.

19. Andrea Tafi (Ita), MAP, at 00:00.

20. Andy Flickinger (Fra), A2R, at 00:00.

21. Servais Knaven (Ned), DFF, at 00:00.

22. Jose Enrique Gutierrez (Spa), KEL, at 00:00.

23. Stephane Auge (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.

24. Karsten Kroon (Ned), RAB, at 00:00.

25. Unai Osa (Spa), BAN, at 00:00.

26. Stephane Goubert (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.

27. Tyler Hamilton (USA), CST, at 00:00.

28. Laurent Lefevre (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.

29. Levi Leipheimer (USA), RAB, at 00:00.

30. Joseba Beloki (Spa), ONE, at 00:00.

31. Raimondas Rumsas (Lit), LAM, at 00:00.

32. Abraham Olano (Spa), ONE, at 00:00.

33. Serguei Ivanov (Rus), FAS, at 00:00.

34. Robert Hunter (Rsa), MAP, at 00:00.

35. Massimiliano Lelli (Ita), COF, at 00:00.

36. Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita), TAC, at 00:00.

37. Grischa Niermann (Ger), RAB, at 00:00.

38. Michael Boogerd (Ned), RAB, at 00:00.

39. Ludovic Turpin (Fra), A2R, at 00:00.

40. George Hincapie (USA), USP, at 00:00.

41. Volodomir Gustov (Ukr), FAS, at 00:00.

42. Pavel Padrnos (Cze), USP, at 00:00.

43. Lance Armstrong (USA), USP, at 00:00.

44. Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun), MAP, at 00:00.

45. Santiago Botero (Col), KEL, at 00:00.

46. Francisco Cabello (Spa), KEL, at 00:00.

47. Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus), LOT, at 00:00.

48. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz), COF, at 00:00.

49. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa), ONE, at 00:00.

50. Gerhard Trampusch (Aut), MAP, at 00:00.

51. David Latasa (Spa), BAN, at 00:00.

52. Serge Baguet (Bel), LOT, at 00:00.

53. Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita), LAM, at 00:00.

54. Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa), USP, at 00:00.

55. Axel Merckx (Bel), DFF, at 00:00.

56. Steffen Wesemann (Ger), TEL, at 00:00.

57. Hans De Clercq (Bel), LOT, at 00:00.

58. Carlos Sastre (Spa), CST, at 00:00.

59. Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita), TEL, at 00:00.

60. Unai Etxebarria (Ven), EUS, at 00:00.

61. Ivan Basso (Ita), FAS, at 00:00.

62. Tomas Konecny (Cze), DFF, at 00:00.

63. Piotr Wadecki (Pol), DFF, at 00:00.

64. Nicki Sorensen (Den), CST, at 00:00.

65. Jose Azevedo (Por), ONE, at 00:00.

66. Enrico Cassani (Ita), DFF, at 00:00.

67. Thierry Marichal (Bel), LOT, at 00:00.

68. Rolf Aldag (Ger), TEL, at 00:00.

69. Serhiy Honchar (Ukr), FAS, at 00:00.

70. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.

71. Jerome Pineau (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.

72. David Moncoutie (Fra), COF, at 00:00.

73. Inigo Chaurreau (Spa), A2R, at 00:00.

74. Ivan Gotti (Ita), ALS, at 00:00.

75. Bradley McGee (Aus), FDJ, at 00:00.

76. Walter Beneteau (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.

77. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), USP, at 00:00.

78. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), USP, at 00:00.

79. Patrice Halgand (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.

80. Miguel Martinez (Fra), MAP, at 00:00.

81. Jose Angel Vidal (Spa), KEL, at 00:00.

82. Francisco Mancebo (Spa), BAN, at 00:00.

83. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa), EUS, at 00:00.

84. Bobby Julich (USA), TEL, at 00:00.

85. Dario Frigo (Ita), TAC, at 00:00.

86. Wladimir Belli (Ita), FAS, at 00:00.

87. Paul Van Hyfte (Bel), CST, at 00:00.

88. Cedric Vasseur (Fra), COF, at 00:00.

89. Thierry Loder (Fra), A2R, at 00:00.

90. Christophe Brandt (Bel), LOT, at 00:00.

91. Floyd Landis (USA), USP, at 00:00.

92. Mario Aerts (Bel), LOT, at 00:00.

93. Andrea Brognara (Ita), ALS, at 00:00.

94. Dariusz Baranowski (Pol), BAN, at 00:00.

95. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), A2R, at 00:00.

96. Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel), LAM, at 00:00.

97. Mikel Pradera (Spa), ONE, at 00:00.

98. Martin Hvastija (Slo), ALS, at 00:00.

99. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra), FDJ, at 00:00.

100. Christophe Mengin (Fra), FDJ, at 00:00.

101. Roberto Heras (Spa), USP, at 00:00.

102. Benoit Joachim (Lux), USP, at 00:00.

103. Marzio Bruseghin (Ita), BAN, at 00:00.

104. Andrea Peron (Ita), CST, at 00:00.

105. Emmanuel Magnien (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.

106. Jorg Jaksche (Ger), ONE, at 00:00.

107. Marc Wauters (Bel), RAB, at 00:00.

108. Addy Engels (Ned), RAB, at 00:00.

109. Anthony Langella (Fra), C.A, at 00:00.

110. Marcos Serrano (Spa), ONE, at 00:00.

111. Anthony Morin (Fra), C.A, at 00:00.

112. Franck Renier (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.

113. Isidro Nozal (Spa), ONE, at 00:00.

114. Erik Dekker (Ned), RAB, at 00:00.

115. Mauro Radaelli (Ita), TAC, at 00:00.

116. Marco Velo (Ita), FAS, at 00:00.

117. Stephane Berges (Fra), A2R, at 00:00.

118. Bingen Fernandez (Spa), COF, at 00:00.

119. Pedro Horillo (Spa), MAP, at 00:00.

120. Santiago Blanco (Spa), BAN, at 00:00.

121. Inigo Cuesta (Spa), COF, at 00:00.

122. Iban Mayo (Spa), EUS, at 00:00.

123. Cyril Dessel (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.

124. Frederic Bessy (Fra), C.A, at 00:00.

125. Richard Virenque (Fra), DFF, at 00:00.

126. Christophe Edaleine (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.

127. David Millar (Gbr), COF, at 00:00.

128. David Etxebarria (Spa), EUS, at 00:00.

129. Laurent Jalabert (Fra), CST, at 00:00.

130. Udo Bolts (Ger), TEL, at 00:00.

131. Kevin Livingston (USA), TEL, at 00:00.

132. Nicolas Vogondy (Fra), FDJ, at 00:00.

133. Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa), BAN, at 00:00.

134. Constantino Zaballa (Spa), KEL, at 00:00.

135. Denis Menchov (Rus), BAN, at 00:00.

136. Marco Serpellini (Ita), LAM, at 00:00.

137. Beat Zberg (Swi), RAB, at 00:00.

138. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), LAM, at 00:00.

139. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), LAM, at 00:00.

140. Roberto Laiseka (Spa), EUS, at 00:00.

141. Bram De Groot (Ned), RAB, at 00:00.

142. Jens Voigt (Ger), C.A, at 00:00.

143. Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa), EUS, at 00:00.

144. Franck Bouyer (Fra), BJR, at 00:00.

145. Igor Flores (Spa), EUS, at 00:00.

146. Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa), BAN, at 00:00.

147. Eddy Seigneur (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.

148. Jerome Bernard (Fra), DEL, at 00:00.

149. Sebastien Hinault (Fra), C.A, at 00:00.

150. Sandy Casar (Fra), FDJ, at 00:00.

151. Jakob Piil (Den), CST, at 00:00.

152. Giuseppe Guerini (Ita), TEL, at 00:00.

153. Cristian Moreni (Ita), ALS, at 01:58.

Final overall standings

1. Lance Armstrong (USA), USP, at 82:05:12.

2. Joseba Beloki (Spa), ONE, at at 07:17.

3. Raimondas Rumsas (Lit), LAM, at 08:17.

4. Santiago Botero (Col), KEL, at 13:10.

5. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa), ONE, at 13:54.

6. Jose Azevedo (Por), ONE, at 15:44.

7. Francisco Mancebo (Spa), BAN, at 16:05.

8. Levi Leipheimer (USA), RAB, at 17:11.

9. Roberto Heras (Spa), USP, at 17:12.

10. Carlos Sastre (Spa), CST, at 19:05.

11. Ivan Basso (Ita), FAS, at 19:18.

12. Michael Boogerd (Ned), RAB, at 20:33.

13. David Moncoutie (Fra), COF, at 21:08.

14. Massimiliano Lelli (Ita), COF, at 27:51.

15. Tyler Hamilton (USA), CST, at 28:36.

16. Richard Virenque (Fra), DFF, at 28:42.

17. Stephane Goubert (Fra), DEL, at 29:51.

18. Unai Osa (Spa), BAN, at 30:17.

19. Nicolas Vogondy (Fra), FDJ, at 32:44.

20. Nicki Sorensen (Den), CST, at 32:56.

21. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz), COF, at 33:41.

22. Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa), USP, at 36:43.

23. Ivan Gotti (Ita), ALS, at 40:16.

24. Dariusz Baranowski (Pol), BAN, at 43:04.

25. Dario Frigo (Ita), TAC, at 43:15.

26. Laurent Brochard (Fra), DEL, at 44:02.

27. Beat Zberg (Swi), RAB, at 44:29.

28. Axel Merckx (Bel), DFF, at 45:39.

29. Jose Enrique Gutierrez (Spa), KEL, at 50:59.

30. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), A2R, at 51:52.

31. Jorg Jaksche (Ger), ONE, at 56:05.

32. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra), FDJ, at 57:35.

33. Marcos Serrano (Spa), ONE, at 1:00:52.

34. Laurent Lefevre (Fra), DEL, at 1:07:00.

35. Christophe Brandt (Bel), LOT, at 1:07:50.

36. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra), BJR, at 1:09:26.

37. Bobby Julich (USA), TEL, at 1:13:11.

38. Isidro Nozal (Spa), ONE, at 1:13:27.

39. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa), EUS, at 1:15:39.

40. Volodomir Gustov (Ukr), FAS, at 1:17:26.

41. Inigo Chaurreau (Spa), A2R, at 1:17:37.

42. Laurent Jalabert (Fra), CST, at 1:17:48.

43. Piotr Wadecki (Pol), DFF, at 1:18:12.

44. Miguel Martinez (Fra), MAP, at 1:18:42.

45. Wladimir Belli (Ita), FAS, at 1:19:41.

46. Roberto Laiseka (Spa), EUS, at 1:20:08.

47. Marzio Bruseghin (Ita), BAN, at 1:26:57.

48. Udo Bolts (Ger), TEL, at 1:29:32.

49. Inigo Cuesta (Spa), COF, at 1:29:59.

50. Mario Aerts (Bel), LOT, at 1:31:17.

51. Grischa Niermann (Ger), RAB, at 1:33:03.

52. Patrice Halgand (Fra), DEL, at 1:35:38.

53. Andrea Peron (Ita), CST, at 1:39:42.

54. Marco Velo (Ita), FAS, at 1:39:46.

55. Cedric Vasseur (Fra), COF, at 1:40:52.

56. Kevin Livingston (USA), TEL, at 1:44:51.

57. Santiago Blanco (Spa), BAN, at 1:45:09.

58. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), USP, at 1:45:51.

59. George Hincapie (USA), USP, at 1:47:35.

60. David Etxebarria (Spa), EUS, at 1:48:19.

61. Floyd Landis (USA), USP, at 1:48:31.

62. Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun), MAP, at 1:50:05.

63. Gerhard Trampusch (Aut), MAP, at 1:51:30.

64. Serhiy Honchar (Ukr), FAS, at 1:52:59.

65. Tomas Konecny (Cze), DFF, at 1:53:26.

66. Cristian Moreni (Ita), ALS, at 1:54:17.

67. Frederic Bessy (Fra), C.A, at 1:58:58.

68. David Millar (Gbr), COF, at 1:59:51.

69. Pavel Padrnos (Cze), USP, at 2:03:10.

70. Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita), TAC, at 2:03:46.

71. Ludovic Turpin (Fra), A2R, at 2:04:50.

72. Rolf Aldag (Ger), TEL, at 2:04:56.

73. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), USP, at 2:05:24.

74. Marco Serpellini (Ita), LAM, at 2:05:55.

75. Gianluca Bortolami (Ita), TAC, at 2:06:57.

76. Mikel Pradera (Spa), ONE, at 2:07:00.

77. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), C.A, at 2:07:02.

78. Abraham Olano (Spa), ONE, at 2:08:25.

79. Bingen Fernandez (Spa), COF, at 2:08:29.

80. Giuseppe Guerini (Ita), TEL, at 2:09:26.

81. Sergei Ivanov (Rus), FAS, at 2:10:07.

82. Erik Zabel (Ger), TEL, at 2:10:33.

83. Sandy Casar (Fra), FDJ, at 2:12:22.

84. David Latasa (Spa), BAN, at 2:13:01.

85. Franck Renier (Fra), BJR, at 2:15:08.

86. Christophe Mengin (Fra), FDJ, at 2:16:47.

87. Jerome Pineau (Fra), BJR, at 2:18:24.

88. Iban Mayo (Spa), EUS, at 2:18:27.

89. Benoit Joachim (Lux), USP, at 2:19:27.

90. Anthony Morin (Fra), C.A, at 2:19:55.

91. Marc Wauters (Bel), RAB, at 2:20:30.

92. Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus), LOT, at 2:20:39.

93. Denis Menchov (Rus), BAN, at 2:21:31.

94. Addy Engels (Ned), RAB, at 2:21:37.

95. Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa), BAN, at 2:22:11.

96. Emmanuel Magnien (Fra), BJR, at 2:22:39.

97. Robert Hunter (Rsa), MAP, at 2:25:32.

98. Thierry Loder (Fra), A2R, at 2:25:35.

99. Steffen Wesemann (Ger), TEL, at 2:30:21.

100. Christophe Edaleine (Fra), DEL, at 2:31:03.

101. Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita), TEL, at 2:32:00.

102. Jerome Bernard (Fra), DEL, at 2:32:19.

103. Andy Flickinger (Fra), A2R, at 2:33:13.

104. Danilo Hondo (Ger), TEL, at 2:34:21.

105. Serge Baguet (Bel), LOT, at 2:34:24.

106. Andrea Tafi (Ita), MAP, at 2:34:34.

107. Pedro Horillo (Spa), MAP, at 2:35:32.

108. Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel), LAM, at 2:38:44.

109. Bradley McGee (Aus), FDJ, at 2:39:02.

110. Jens Voigt (Ger), C.A, at 2:39:35.

111. Francisco Cabello (Spa), KEL, at 2:40:13.

112. Thor Hushovd (Nor), C.A, at 2:40:43.

113. Cyril Dessel (Fra), DEL, at 2:41:24.

114. Franck Bouyer (Fra), BJR, at 2:41:42.

115. Stephane Auge (Fra), DEL, at 2:43:14.

116. Constantino Zaballa (Spa), KEL, at 2:44:30.

117. Walter Beneteau (Fra), BJR, at 2:45:15.

118. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), LAM, at 2:46:30.

119. Andrea Brognara (Ita), ALS, at 2:47:10.

120. Paul Van Hyfte (Bel), CST, at 2:49:20.

121. Nicola Loda (Ita), FAS, at 2:49:22.

122. Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa), BAN, at 2:52:44.

123. Nico Mattan (Bel), COF, at 2:55:10.

124. Enrico Cassani (Ita), DFF, at 2:55:24.

125. Jakob Piil (Den), CST, at 2:55:32.

126. Thierry Marichal (Bel), LOT, at 3:00:01.

127. Baden Cooke (Aus), FDJ, at 3:00:22.

128. Martin Hvastija (Slo), ALS, at 3:00:38.

129. Leon Van Bon (Ned), DFF, at 3:02:46.

130. Robbie McEwen (Aus), LOT, at 3:03:30.

131. Jan Svorada (Cze), LAM, at 3:03:30.

132. Fabio Baldato (Ita), FAS, at 3:04:07.

133. Bram De Groot (Ned), RAB, at 3:04:44.

134. Jose Angel Vidal (Spa), KEL, at 3:06:37.

135. Mauro Radaelli (Ita), TAC, at 3:06:43.

136. Erik Dekker (Ned), RAB, at 3:07:56.

137. Servais Knaven (Ned), DFF, at 3:09:57.

138. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), LAM, at 3:10:10.

139. Massimo Apollonio (Ita), TAC, at 3:10:11.

140. Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita), LAM, at 3:11:10.

141. Unai Etxebarria (Ven), EUS, at 3:11:18.

142. Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa), EUS, at 3:12:45.

143. Eddy Seigneur (Fra), DEL, at 3:12:49.

144. Christophe Agnolutto (Fra), A2R, at 3:13:15.

145. Hans De Clercq (Bel), LOT, at 3:14:14.

146. Karsten Kroon (Ned), RAB, at 3:14:51.

147. Sebastien Hinault (Fra), C.A, at 3:15:10.

148. Anthony Langella (Fra), C.A, at 3:16:54.

149. Davide Casarotto (Ita), ALS, at 3:16:56.

150. Stephane Berges (Fra), A2R, at 3:20:44.

151. Damien Nazon (Fra), BJR, at 3:22:25.

152. Arvis Piziks (Lat), CST, at 3:34:57.

153. Igor Flores (Spa), EUS, at 3:35:52.