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Haedo doubles, Landis defends in Tour of California

Perfect weather, postcard scenery and a long day in the saddle marked the Amgen Tour of California’s fourth stage, from Monterey to San Luis Obispo, on Thursday. After 131 miles — 140 miles, to be exact, after a 9-mile neutralized parade section through Monterey — Toyota-United’s Argentinean sprinter Juan Jose Haedo, winner of stage 1 in Santa Rosa, proved he’s the man to beat in fast finishes at this tour, crossing the line ahead of Davitamon-Lotto’s Fred Rodriguez.

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By Neal Rogers

Haedo outkicks Rodriguez at the end of the queen stage

Haedo outkicks Rodriguez at the end of the queen stage

Photo: Graham Watson

Perfect weather, postcard scenery and a long day in the saddle marked the Amgen Tour of California’s fourth stage, from Monterey to San Luis Obispo, on Thursday. After 131 miles — 140 miles, to be exact, after a 9-mile neutralized parade section through Monterey — Toyota-United’s Argentinean sprinter Juan Jose Haedo, winner of stage 1 in Santa Rosa, proved he’s the man to beat in fast finishes at this tour, crossing the line ahead of Davitamon-Lotto’s Fred Rodriguez.

With no changes on the general classification, Phonak-iShares rider Floyd Landis retained his overall lead — but not without a challenge. Rodriguez’s teammate Chris Horner, 13th overall at 2:17 down on GC, joined the day’s key breakaway, forcing Phonak to keep close tabs on the break throughout the afternoon. Horner’s presence stirred some ill will in the 12-man break, but Rodriguez explained it was the squad’s best strategy to set up a sprint.

“Tactically it was the best move we could have made as a team,” Rodriguez said. “Otherwise that break would have gotten five or 10 minutes and it would have been up to Health Net and Toyota-United and us to bring it back. Chris, being a tactical genius, knew that was the perfect move, and it was. Of course Phonak wasn’t too happy about it, but that’s the way the game works.”

Peloton meets Pacific

Peloton meets Pacific

Photo: Graham Watson

Nice day for a bike ride
If race organizers had drawn up a best-case scenario for the stage, they couldn’t have asked for better weather. Cloudless skies, temperatures in the upper 60s and light winds marked the southward jaunt down coastal Highway 1, through Carmel, Big Sur, Cambria, Morro Bay and finally San Luis Obispo. It was a day that tested riders legs, patience and, in a dicey final three kilometers, handling skills.

Immediately after the official race start, Zach Grabowski (Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home) went down in a crash and was taken to a nearby hospital. Colavita’s team director, Frank McCormack, reported that Grabowski landed on his head, and though his helmet was banged up, CT scans showed no serious injuries.

The first two hours of the race were a virtual slugfest, marked by a 28-mph pace, as flurries of attacks were reeled in time and again by a hard-working Phonak squad. With no GC position to defend, Gerolsteiner was particularly active early on, sending David Kopp, Sven Krauss, Fabian Wegmann and former race leader Levi Leipheimer away in breakaway attempts. But Phonak remained resilient, content to drive the pace until the proper combination of riders slipped away. Unfortunately, that combination never came.

The day’s most aggressive rider, CSC’s Lars Bak, finally initiated the day’s most significant break at mile 61. Kopp went with him, and Health Net-Maxxis rider Hayden Roulston soon joined the pair. Shortly after, Mark McCormack (Colavita Olive Oil), Vladimir Gusev (Discovery Channel), and Marco Pinotti (Saunier Duval-Prodir) leapt across to form a lead group of six riders.

Horner wasn't exactly welcome in the break

Horner wasn’t exactly welcome in the break

Photo: Graham Watson

Unrepresented, Crédit Agricole sent across Jean Marc Marino, who brought TIAA-CREF’s Craig Lewis, while Phonak monitored the front, hoping to finally settle in to an easier rhythm. Then, at mile 65, Landis broke a spoke and stopped for a wheel change. Shortly thereafter, Horner jumped across, impressively bridging a 45-second gap in no time. It was a move that one rider said fell into a “gray area,” but Horner said he had no knowledge of Landis’s situation.

“There was some drama attached to how I went across,” Horner said. “Floyd was having a bike change or something like that. I didn’t know it. I had no idea. Normally when a leader stops, the whole team comes off the front and they wait for him. When I went their whole team was on the front, so I had no idea.”

Whether Horner was there to give Rodriguez a free ride or was looking to improve his GC position was unclear, Roulston said. “I don’t know what the motive was behind that,” the Health Net-Maxxis rider said. “It was a disappointment seeing Horner, that’s for sure.”

Deconstructing the break
As the leaders approached the day’s second KOM, a category-4 climb at mile 68, a trio of Glen Alan Chadwick (Navigators Insurance), André Greipel (T-Mobile) and Davide Frattini (Colavita Olive Oil) joined the leaders to make it an even dozen riders. The group was given a minute and a half, but that was it.

Over the radio, Health Net team director Jeff Corbett was told that Phonak would let the group go if Horner would drop out of it.

“That’s the only reason it didn’t stick,” Roulston said. “Everyone was rolling pretty well. Horner, he probably shouldn’t have been there, but he was thinking he had a right to be there. If he’s good enough to be there, he can be there, but at the end of the day, the only reason Phonak was riding was because Horner was there.”

Phonak clocks in

Phonak clocks in

Photo: Graham Watson

Horner, of course, had his own opinions. “With a break of that size and everyone [in the group] down on GC, it’s going to go the distance,” he said. “Either [Davitamon-Lotto] can sit on the front all day and try to pull back 11 guys, or I can jump across to it. You cannot believe how many wusses were in the break, saying, ‘Oh, you’ve got to drop back. You can’t be up here.’ Well, I am up here, and I’m not dropping back.”

By mile 95 the leaders’ gap had come down to 28 seconds, with Phonak manning the front, flanked by second-placed Dave Zabriskie’s CSC team. Realizing the break was doomed, the lead riders began to sit up, save Gusev and Chadwick, who carried on. Once back in the field, Horner said his reception by Landis was cold.

Landis and O'Neill

Landis and O’Neill

Photo: Graham Watson

“When I came back, there was this drama,” Horner said. “I was getting this ‘Oh, what were you doing? You can’t do that. Ohhh geez.’ Floyd had some drama with me. I thought he was just complaining that I went across. A lot of times things get confused when we’re at that heart rate. He thought I went across when he flatted, but I didn’t have any idea that he’d flatted. So he was yelling at me because I was attacking when the leader flatted, but I thought he was yelling at me just because I went across to the break. We’re verbally going back and forth, and I just wasn’t aware of the situation. Usually when the leader flats, the team drops back. When I went, the whole team was at the front.”

Landis downplayed the dispute, saying he had no problem with Horner’s tactics. “I had a small incident with my front wheel,” Landis said. “Chris Horner went across to the breakaway shortly thereafter, I don’t know how soon it was. I don’t know that it was intentional that it was at the same time as my problem, but it definitely wasn’t good for us. We couldn’t give the breakaway too much time. I would have been happy without that. But the breakaway was doomed after that, so they can thank him for that.”

By mile 110, Gusev and Chadwick had stretched their once-desperate lead up to 2:20, with only 20 miles remaining. Looking to set up Haedo, Toyota-United struck a deal with Health Net, whose interests in a sprint finish lay in Gord Fraser and Greg Henderson. Both teams put two riders at the front; Davitamon, however, did not.

“They asked me to put some guys at the front, but I knew at the end of the day that it was important for Toyota-United and Health Net to bring the break back, so we said no,” Rodriguez said. “I felt we’d done what we had to do to make the job easier for all the sprint teams.”

“We initiated the chase with about 35K to go,” said Toyota-United’s Tony Cruz. “But with a new team and a new group of riders everybody’s nervous, maybe not quite as confident as, say, a Postal Service would be. I just went back and told Frankie [Andreu] we cannot let this gap open up [on the two breakaways], we’ve got to do the proper thing: initiate the chase and then let the others join. So I’m glad we took control, and it paid off.”

The final corner
With Health Net and Toyota-United at the front, Gusev and Chadwick were finally brought back with just 5km remaining. The sprinters’ teams assembled at the front as the peloton approached the final difficult hard left turn of a dicey finishing section. Rodriguez said he’d been told by a local rider that the first man around the final turn would certainly emerge victorious, but that wasn’t the case. Haedo came around Rodriguez, Fraser and Andre Korff (T-Mobile) to beat Rodriguez to the line. It was Haedo’s second win in four days.

“We thought that we had good local knowledge, that whoever took the last corner won the race,” Rodriguez said. “My goal was to win the corner, and my team did a good job to get me there. But I came out of the corner and I saw that there was 220 meters to go, so I hesitated, thinking maybe the other guys would wait for me to get up to speed and I could hold it off. But J.J. did a slingshot by me really quick, and I never really got back to speed. I think I made a tactical error there.”

“I think I caught a few people by surprise in the last corner,” Haedo said. “They braked a lot and I got the inside line. A good line, and ended up on Fred Rodriguez’s wheel coming out of the corner. When I saw 200 meters to go, I thought, ‘I’ve gotta go now.’ I didn’t wait too long, because the guys behind me are so good. I was a little worried in the last 100 meters, because I was losing a lot of speed and Fred came up pretty close.”

Fraser felt Haedo’s line was a bit risky, but that’s how it goes in finishing turns. “J.J. was in a position, that was the only thing he had to play, and he played it well,” Fraser said. “But that’s sprinting. It was a good move, but it kind of put the three of us in the curb a bit.”

Asked if he is the fastest man in the race, Haedo smiled. “I wouldn’t say that,” he said. “You might say that, but I wouldn’t.”

Stage 4 top 10
1. Juan José Haedo (Arg), Toyota-United, 4:41:02
2. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, same time
3. André Korff (G), T-Mobile, s.t.
4. Gordon Fraser (Can), Health Net-Maxxis, s.t.
5. Alex Candelario (USA), Jelly Belly, s.t.
6. René Haselbacher (A), Gerolsteiner, s.t.
7. George Hincapie (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.
8. Jackson Stewart (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, s.t.
9. Josep Jufre Pou (Sp), Davitamon-Lotto, s.t.
10. Gregory Henderson (NZl), Health Net-Maxxis, s.t.

Overall (after Stage 4)
1. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, 12:37:38
2. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC, 0:29
3. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, 0:34
4. George Hincapie (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 0:45
5. Nathan O’Neill (Aus), Health Net-Maxxis, 1:08
6. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Gerolsteiner, 1:10
7. Cadel Evans (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, 1:29
8. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 1:49
9. Christian Vande Velde (USA), CSC, 1:55
10. Jason McCartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 1:58

Jerseys
Amgen Leader’s Jersey: Floyd Landis (Phonak)
Clif Bar Sprint Jersey: Juan Jose Haedo (Toyota-United)
California Travel and Tourism KOM Jersey: Bernhard Kohl (T-Mobile)
Union Bank Best Young Rider Jersey: Thomas Peterson (Team TIAA-CREF)
Adobe Most Aggressive Jersey: Lars Bak (Team CSC)

Results

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Results

1. Juan José Haedo (Arg), Toyota-United, 4:41:02

2. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, same time

3. Korff André (G), T-Mobile, s.t.

4. Gordon Fraser (Can), Health Net-Maxxis, s.t.

5. Alex Candelario (USA), Jelly Belly, s.t.

6. Haselbacher René (A), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

7. George Hincapie (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

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

9. Josep Jufre Pou (Sp), Davitamon-Lotto, s.t.

10. Gregory Henderson (NZl), Health Net-Maxxis, s.t.

11. Portal Sébastien (F), Credit Agricole, s.t.

12. Stuart O'Grady (Aus), CSC, s.t.

13. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, s.t.

14. Fausto Esparza (Mex) , s.t.

15. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, s.t.

16. Charles Dionne (Can), Saunier Duval, s.t.

17. Vassili Davidenko (Rus), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

18. Kirk Albers (USA), Jelly Belly, s.t.

19. Mark Mccormack (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, s.t.

20. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, s.t.

21. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

22. Fabian Wegmann (G), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

23. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

24. Viktor Rapinski (Blr), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, s.t.

25. Danny Pate (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

26. Cadel Evans (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, s.t.

27. Christian Vande Velde (USA), CSC, s.t.

28. Janez Brajkovic (Slo), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

29. Mark Walters (Can), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

30. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, s.t.

31. Michael Barry (Can), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

32. Frank Hoj (Dk), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

33. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

34. Michael Friedman (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

35. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

36. Kilian Patour (F), Credit Agricole, s.t.

37. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC, s.t.

38. Brice Jones (USA), Jelly Belly, s.t.

39. Sven Krauss (G), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

40. Christopher Horner (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, s.t.

41. Michael Jones (USA), Health Net-Maxxis, s.t.

42. Michael Rogers (Aus), T-Mobile, s.t.

43. Antonio Cruz (USA), Toyota-United, s.t.

44. Nicolas Vogondy (F), Credit Agricole, s.t.

45. Phil Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

46. Nathan O'Neill (Aus), Health Net-Maxxis, s.t.

47. Lars Ytting Bak (Dk), CSC, s.t.

48. Martin Perdiguero Miguel Angel (Sp), Phonak, s.t.

49. Olaf Pollack (G), T-Mobile, s.t.

50. Mads Kaggestad (Nor), Credit Agricole, s.t.

51. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

52. Paolo Savoldelli (I), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

53. Bernhard Kohl (A), T-Mobile, s.t.

54. Pieter Mertens (B), Davitamon-Lotto, s.t.

55. Saul Raisin (USA), Credit Agricole, s.t.

56. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

57. Karsten Kroon (Nl), CSC, s.t.

58. Alexandre Moos (Swi), Phonak, s.t.

59. Sebastian Lang (G), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

60. Martin Elmiger (Swi), Phonak, s.t.

61. Arquimides Lam (Mex) , s.t.

62. Koldo Gil Perez (Sp), Saunier Duval, s.t.

63. Pauriol Rémi (F), Credit Agricole, s.t.

64. Greipel André (G), T-Mobile, s.t.

65. Mc Carty Jonathan Patrick (USA), Phonak, s.t.

66. Torsten Hiekmann (G), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

67. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, s.t.

68. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, s.t.

69. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United, s.t.

70. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United, s.t.

71. Jason McCartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

72. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly, s.t.

73. Scott Moninger (USA), Health Net-Maxxis, s.t.

74. Brian Jensen (USA), Jelly Belly, s.t.

75. Aaron Olsen (USA), Saunier Duval, s.t.

76. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval, s.t.

77. Gomez Marchante José Angel (Sp), Saunier Duval, s.t.

78. Hayden Roulston (NZl), Health Net-Maxxis, s.t.

79. Scott Zwizanski (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, s.t.

80. Scott Davis (Aus), T-Mobile, s.t.

81. Riccardo Ricco (I), Saunier Duval, s.t.

82. Dominique Perras (Can), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, s.t.

83. Nicolas Jalabert (F), Phonak, s.t.

84. Mike Sayers (USA), Health Net-Maxxis, s.t.

85. Jean Marc Marino (F), Credit Agricole, 0:21

86. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, s.t.

87. Mariano Friedick (USA), Toyota-United, , s.t.

88. Benjamin Brooks (Aus), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

89. Kyle Wamsley (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, s.t.

90. Davide Frattini (I), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, s.t.

91. Glen Alan Chadwick (Aus), Navigators Insurance, s.t.

92. Jesus Zarate (Mex) , s.t.

93. Michael Creed (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

94. Craig Lewis (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

95. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net-Maxxis, s.t.

96. David Kopp (G), Gerolsteiner, s.t.

97. Bart Dockx (B), Davitamon-Lotto, s.t.

98. Garcia José-Manuel (Mex), Toyota-United, s.t.

99. Gilberto Simoni (I), Saunier Duval

100. Steve Zampieri (Swi), Phonak, s.t.

101. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

102. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), CSC, 0:38

103. David O'Loughlin (Irl), Navigators Insurance, 0:57

104. Taylor Tolleson (USA), TIAA-CREF, s.t.

105. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak, 1:02

106. Preben Van Hecke (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 1:12

107. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Jelly Belly, s.t.

108. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 15:46

109. Gustavo Artacho (Arg), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 16:47

110. Bastiaan Giling (Nl), T-Mobile, 29:38

111. Frantisek Rabon (Cz), T-Mobile, s.t.

112. Martin Gilbert (Can), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 42:36

113. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, s.t.

Overall (after Stage 4)

1. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, 12:37:38

2. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC, 0:29

3. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, 0:34

4. George Hincapie (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 0:45

5. Nathan O'Neill (Aus), Health Net-Maxxis, 1:08

6. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Gerolsteiner, 1:10

7. Cadel Evans (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, 1:29

8. Thomas Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 1:49

9. Christian Vande Velde (USA), CSC, 1:55

10. Jason McCartney (USA), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 1:58

11. Nicolas Vogondy (F), Credit Agricole, 2:14

12. Bernhard Kohl (A), T-Mobile, 2:15

13. Christopher Horner (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, 2:17

14. Josep Jufre Pou (Sp), Davitamon-Lotto, 2:20

15. Phil Zajicek (USA), Navigators Insurance, 2:32

16. Pauriol Rémi (F), Credit Agricole, 2:52

17. Michael Barry (Can), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 2:56

18. Saul Raisin (USA), Credit Agricole, 3:11

19. Alexandre Moos (Swi), Phonak, 3:22

20. Gomez Marchante José Angel (Sp), Saunier Duval

21. Riccardo Ricco (I), Saunier Duval, 4:10

22. Hayden Roulston (NZl), Health Net-Maxxis, 4:31

23. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 5:20

24. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United, 5:50

25. Gilberto Simoni (I), Saunier Duval, 6:02

26. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United, 6:13

27. Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 6:20

28. Danny Pate (USA), TIAA-CREF, 6:21

29. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 6:26

30. Karsten Kroon (Nl), CSC, 6:30

31. Glen Alan Chadwick (Aus), Navigators Insurance, 6:32

32. Paolo Savoldelli (I), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling

33. Pieter Mertens (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 6:37

34. Nicolas Jalabert (F), Phonak, 6:38

35. Torsten Hiekmann (G), Gerolsteiner, 6:39

36. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), Navigators Insurance, 6:49

37. Michael Creed (USA), TIAA-CREF, 7:20

38. Janez Brajkovic (Slo), Discovery Channel Pro Cycling, 7:36

39. Scott Moninger (USA), Health Net-Maxxis, 7:43

40. Robert Hunter (RSA), Phonak, 7:57

41. Mads Kaggestad (Nor), Credit Agricole, 7:58

42. Antonio Cruz (USA), Toyota-United, 8:00

43. Koldo Gil Perez (Sp), Saunier Duval, 8:02

44. Marco Pinotti (I), Saunier Duval, 8:10

45. Martin Elmiger (Swi), Phonak, 8:20

46. Mc Carty Jonathan Patrick (USA), Phonak, 8:22

47. Thomas Peterson (USA), TIAA-CREF

48. Steve Zampieri (Swi), Phonak, 9:04

49. Taylor Tolleson (USA), TIAA-CREF, 9:29

50. Craig Lewis (USA), TIAA-CREF, 9:33

51. Brian Jensen (USA), Jelly Belly, 9:36

52. Lucas Euser (USA), TIAA-CREF, 9:37

53. David O'Loughlin (Irl), Navigators Insurance, 10:09

54. Dominique Perras (Can), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 10:25

55. Bart Dockx (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 10:28

56. Greipel André (G), T-Mobile, 10:58

57. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), CSC, 11:08

58. Scott Davis (Aus), T-Mobile, 11:09

59. Michael Jones (USA), Health Net-Maxxis, 11:14

60. Stuart O'Grady (Aus), CSC, 11:16

61. Caleb Manion (Aus), Jelly Belly, 11:55

62. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, 11:56

63. Sebastian Lang (G), Gerolsteiner, 12:07

64. Sergey Lagutin (UZB), Navigators Insurance, 12:26

65. Davide Frattini (I), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 12:37

66. Arquimides Lam (Mex), , 13:02

67. Kilian Patour (F), Credit Agricole, 13:15

68. Jean Marc Marino (F), Credit Agricole, 13:48

69. Scott Zwizanski (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 13:50

70. David Kopp (G), Gerolsteiner, 14:02

71. Mark Walters (Can), Navigators Insurance, 14:06

72. Frank Hoj (Dk), Gerolsteiner, 14:13

73. Martin Perdiguero Miguel Angel (Sp), Phonak, 14:16

74. Portal Sébastien (F), Credit Agricole, 14:25

75. Fausto Esparza (Mex), , 14:30

76. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Jelly Belly, 14:36

77. Kyle Wamsley (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 14:54

78. Haselbacher René (A), Gerolsteiner, 15:22

79. Korff André (G), T-Mobile, 15:37

80. Benjamin Brooks (Aus), Navigators Insurance, 15:51

81. Preben Van Hecke (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 16:16

82. Michael Rogers (Aus), T-Mobile, 16:51

83. Lars Ytting Bak (Dk), CSC, 16:52

84. Michael Friedman (USA), TIAA-CREF, 17:04

85. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, 17:08

86. Garcia José-Manuel (MEX), Toyota-United, 17:34

87. Olaf Pollack (G), T-Mobile, 17:44

88. Viktor Rapinski (Blr), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 17:55

89. Aaron Olsen (USA), Saunier Duval, 18:07

90. Gordon Fraser (Can), Health Net-Maxxis, 18:11

91. Mariano Friedick (USA), Toyota-United, 18:17

92. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net-Maxxis, 18:21

93. Gregory Henderson (NZl), Health Net-Maxxis, 18:37

94. Vassili Davidenko (Rus), Navigators Insurance, 18:43

95. Mark Mccormack (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 19:03

96. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, 19:11

97. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 19:35

98. Mike Sayers (USA), Health Net-Maxxis, 20:04

99. Sven Krauss (G), Gerolsteiner, 20:06

100. Haedo Juan José (Arg), Toyota-United, 20:16

101. Jackson Stewart (USA), KodakGallery.com-Sierra Nevada, 20:17

102. Kirk Albers (USA), Jelly Belly, 20:27

103. Brice Jones (USA), Jelly Belly, 20:36

104. Alex Candelario (USA), Jelly Belly, 20:37

105. Charles Dionne (Can), Saunier Duval, 21:52

106. Jesus Zarate (Mex), , 23:55

107. Fabian Wegmann (G), Gerolsteiner, 26:13

108. Tyler Wren (USA), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 29:57

109. Gustavo Artacho (Arg), Colavita Olive Oil-Sutter Home, 46:01