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He sure didn’t lose this one

Lance Armstrong was not about to lose another time trial. The three-time Tour de France champion -- who’s about to become thefour-time Tour champion Sunday in Paris -- had some business to settlein Saturday’s 50km time trial through the spectacular wine country of France’sBeaujolais region. Armstrong roared over the final half of the difficult, challenging courseto make up a 17-second deficit on Lampre-Daikin’s Raimondas Rumsas.Armstrong’s fourth stage victory in this year’s Tour is a nice punctuationmark to the race he’s dominated from start to finish. The 2002 Tour will soon be in the

By Andrew Hood

Clearly in Charge: Armstrong dominated the closing kilometers.

Clearly in Charge: Armstrong dominated the closing kilometers.

Photo: Graham Watson

Lance Armstrong was not about to lose another time trial.

The three-time Tour de France champion — who’s about to become thefour-time Tour champion Sunday in Paris — had some business to settlein Saturday’s 50km time trial through the spectacular wine country of France’sBeaujolais region.

Armstrong roared over the final half of the difficult, challenging courseto make up a 17-second deficit on Lampre-Daikin’s Raimondas Rumsas.Armstrong’s fourth stage victory in this year’s Tour is a nice punctuationmark to the race he’s dominated from start to finish.

The 2002 Tour will soon be in the history books following the climaticfinish on the cobblestones of the Champs-Elysées on Sunday.

“I’m extremely happy to win. It’s what I devote my life to,” Armstrongsaid in a press conference Saturday night. “If I lost this race, I wouldbe extremely disappointed. Much more disappointed than anyone can guess.It’s an honor and it makes me happy to be able to win it again.”

Rumsas revealed he’ll be a power to contend with in future years afterfinishing a strong second to Armstrong in the time trial just 53 secondsback despite having problems with his aerobars for much of the race.

Spain’s Joseba Beloki rode fast enough to fend off Rumsas andkeep his hold on the second spot on the podium. After finishing third twoyears in a row, Beloki has moved one step higher.

There won’t be an all-American podium, but two Americans will finishin the top-10 for the third time in Tour history. In 1986, Greg LeMondwon and Andy Hampsten was fourth and in 1991, LeMond was seventh and Hampstenwas eighth.

Levi Leipheimer (Rabobank) inched up one spot in the overallgeneral classification to wrap up what’s been a very successful Tour deFrance debut in eighth place. Tyler Hamilton (CSC-Tiscali) finished15th overall — his best overall Tour finish — despite suffering with achest cold in the Tour’s final week.

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Armstrong looked relaxed in the start house, quietly waiting for thecountdown to slip off the starting ramp. Armstrong has been relaxed sincethe Tour started July 6 in Luxembourg and it showed over the difficultcourse lined with thousands and thousands of fans enjoying the penultimatestage of the 2002 Tour.

Armstrong calmly made up a 17-second deficit to Rumsas after the firsttime check at the top of a steep run to the Cat. 3 Côte de Fut d’Avenas.He powered the victory home for his 15th career Tour de France stage victory.

“I tried not to take risks and that’s the reason we came here six weeksago to learn the course,” said Armstrong who won in 1 hour, 3 minutes,50 seconds with an average speed of 46.997 kph. “{The descent} felt verydifferent today at 70 kph instead of 40 kph in training. I tried not totake risks in the corners. I lost time on the first part, so I couldn’trisk going too slow.”

Armstrong lost his first long time trial at the Tour since his dramaticcomeback from cancer in the stage 9 of this Tour. He denied Saturday thatthis was a revenge ride.

“I was disappointed after the first time trial, but I wasn’t out forrevenge. I wasn’t out to react to people who say, ‘Look, he’s lost hisability to win long time trials in the Tour de France.’ I wasn’t out forany sort of vengeance.

“It was important to do my best. I wasn’t totally convinced I couldwin. After the first time check, I saw that Rumsas was going strong andsuper motivated with the chance to pass Beloki in the classification. IfI did my best and I came across the line second, it wouldn’t be an emptyTour de France.”

Rumsas had a strong ride despite difficulties with his aerobars. Hesaid a screw came loose and he had trouble changing gears and braking overthe final portion of the course.

“On top of the climb, the screw in my handlebar stem started to comeloose. I couldn’t even change gears,” said Rumsas. “I asked for a key fromthe directeur sportif and after I tightened it, the screw fell out. I couldn’tpush hard as I wanted. I couldn’t even get off the saddle. I’m a bit disappointed.”

Rumsas’s performance was the revelation of the Tour. His only otherthree-week tour was the Vuelta a España two years when he finishedfifth. The only climb he was familiar with out of all this year’s mountainstage was Mont Ventoux.

Rumsas may have missed second overall because of a loose screw.

Rumsas may have missed second overall because of a loose screw.

Photo: Graham Watson

“I am very content with the podium. That was my objective,” Rumsas said.“Now I have more experience. I will return to this Tour with more hopesin the coming years with more confidence. Armstrong is human as well. It’sdifficult to win with Armstrong, but I will try. He’s a racer like allof us. One day he could lose.”

Rumsas took more than one minute out of Beloki in Saturday’s stage,but it wasn’t enough to move him up in the GC. Rumsas will finish thirdexactly one minute behind the Spanish rider.

Hungarian rider Laszlo Bodrogi (Mapei-Quick Step) put down anotherimpressive ride, posting the fastest time check early in the stage andslipped across the line with the third-best time 1:06 back. Bodrogi finishedfifth in the Tour’s first time trial and had strong legs again Saturday.

“It was a very difficult beginning. The whole course is very technical,lots of turns, and a fairly dangerous descent, where you have to take risks.You’re never too far from crashing. On the rolling/flat part, I could shiftto a big gear and get a good tempo going,” said Bodrogi, who was 26 secondsdown on early leader Sergei Gontchar at the 10km check. “I had toget back the time I lost from the others.”

Britain’s David Millar finished a strong fourth 1:14 slower,an impressive finish for the Cofidis rider who says his next goal is astrong showing in the overall classification at the Vuelta a España.

'Hard, damn hard.' Millar is now aiming for the Vuelta.

‘Hard, damn hard.’ Millar is now aiming for the Vuelta.

Photo: Graham Watson

“It was hard, damn hard,” Millar said. “It was hot out there and therewas no where to hide. I’m happy with my Tour. I had a few bad days butI had a few good days as well and I won a stage. I still feel strong andfresh at the end of the race.”

Leipheimer leaping upwards
Leipheimer bounced up to finish ahead of former U.S. Postal Serviceteammate Roberto Heras to finish eighth in his first Tour de France.It’s a result he said he can be happy with.

“I think I finished right where I should be. I could have finished acouple of places higher, but looking back I could have been a couple ofplaces lower,” Leipheimer said. “I can be content with it. It’s difficultwhen you get third in your first grand tour, the Vuelta, and then everyoneexpects a lot. To come and get eighth in the Tour, that’s a pretty goodconfirmation. I can be pretty happy with that.”

Leipheimer said the opening climb in Saturday’s course worked againsthim. Leipheimer typically likes to start slow and build his speed overthe course.

“I just kind of suffered out there. I never really found my rhythm,”he said. “I never start strong in a time trial and there was the big climbright off the bat, so it was hard for me.”

Leipheimer seemed happy the Tour was almost over. Surrounded by familyand friends at the finish line in Mâcon, Leipheimer admitted pressurefrom the Dutch press didn’t make things easy for him.

“The Dutch press expected a lot. Where I ended up is where I expected.It’s tough when you ride well once and they expect more from you. ErikDekker says if he doesn’t win a Tour stage now, people are disappointed,”he said. “I am very satisfied. If I had ridden perfect, maybe I could haveplaced two or three spots higher. I didn’t think I had the legs to be inthe top-three of the Tour, but to come close and ride a good race, nota perfect race, it’s something I can be content with.”

Forza Tyler
CSC-Tiscali’s Tyler Hamilton was all smiles after completinghis time trial ride.

This Tour de France hasn’t been what he had hoped, but Hamilton revealedhis class by riding the final week of the Tour with a nagging chest cold.He finished the time trial in a strong 11th place, 2:46 slower and willend the Tour 15th overall at 28:36.

Hamilton's Tour performance comes on the heels of a podium spot in the Giro.

Hamilton’s Tour performance comes on the heels of a podium spot in the Giro.

Photo: Graham Watson

“I’ve done better in time trials. I wanted to end the Tour on a goodnote. If this was another race, I wouldn’t have started today. Even inmy easy one-hour ride this morning, I was having a hard time breathing,”Hamilton said. “It’s affected me the last week and in this Tour, the lastweek was most important. It’s disappointing I got sick. Maybe I was a littlerun down.”

Hamilton came into the Tour without any major pressure. The 2002 Girowas his main focus this year and he walked away in second-place, the firstAmerican podium there since Hampsten’s heyday.

“It’s hard to do two major tours back to back. It means you have toride six weeks without having a bad day. Next year, maybe we’ll do thingsa little different. Maybe the Tour will be the No. 1 goal,” Hamilton said.“This season’s been a success. I could have finished dead last in thisyear’s Tour and still be happy. I never had the same legs as I had in theGiro. I never had that special feeling.”

Livingston announces retirement
Kevin Livingston, one of Armstrong’s former teammates on theU.S. Postal Service, said he will retire at the end of the 2002 season.Livingston, who lives in Austin with his wife and baby, said it was timeto move on.

“I’ve decided it’s time for a change,” Livingston was quoted in theFrench L’Équipe newspaper. “I discussed it with my wife andwe decided to try something new. Cycling’s been great, but there are otherthings in life.”

Livingston started his career in 1995 with Motorola and quickly becameone of Armstrong’s closest friends. Livingston was one of the first peopleArmstrong called when he was diagnosed with cancer and Livingston stayedat Armstrong’s bedside through the painful chemotherapy treatments.

The two fell out last year when Livingston left Armstrong’s U.S. PostalService team to join archrival Jan Ullrich at Telekom.

“[Retirement] doesn’t feel like the right choice to me,” Armstrong saidon Saturday. “Kevin is a fantastic rider, somebody that I still have alot of affection for. I still believe he has a lot of kilometers in him.I’m not sure what he’s thinking. I don’t think he made the right decisionto leave U.S. Postal Service. We had a good thing here. It was a quickdecision and a financial decision, which aren’t always the best way tomake a decision. I’m sure our paths will cross. I was very surprised.”

Stage 19,Saturday, July 27, 2002, Régnié-Durette to Mâcon, 50km,individual time trial
Weather: Perfect sunny warm summer day; huge crowds.
Stage winner: Lance Armstrong (USA, U.S. Postal Service) wonin 1 hour, 3 minutes and 50 seconds with an average speed of 46.997 mph.
Overall leader: Lance Armstrong (USA, U.S. Postal Service) retainedthe overall lead he won in stage 11.
Points jersey: Robbie McEwen (Australia, Lotto-Adecco) retainedthe overall lead he won in stage 18.
Climber’s jersey: Laurent Jalabert (France, CSC-Tiscali) retainedthe polka-dot climber’s jersey he won in stage 12.
Best young rider: Ivan Basso (Italy, Fassa Bortolo) retainedthe white jersey he won in stage 11.
Best team: ONCE remained atop the team classification sincewinning the team time trial in stage 4.
Most aggressive rider: Laurent Jalabert (France, CSC-Tiscali)retained the lead.

Peloton
No riders abandoned; 153 riders remain in the peloton.

UCI jury decisions
Erik Zabel (G, Telekom), penalized eight seconds and fined 100 SF forfollowing another rider too closely; Iñigo Cuesta (Sp, Cofidis),penalized 20 seconds and fined 100 SF for the same offense.

Medical report
No injuries.

Stage Results – Stage 19 – Régnié-Durette – Mâcon(TT)
(Editor’s Note: – North American riders listed in bold;Riderson North American teams underlined)1. Lance Armstrong (USA), U.S. Postal, 50 km in 1:03:50 (46.997kph)
2. Raimondas Rumsas (Lit), Lampre-Daikin, at 00:53.
3. Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun), Mapei-Quick Step, at 01:06.
4. David Millar (Gbr), Cofidis, at 01:14.
5. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa), ONCE, at 01:42.
6. Serhiy Honchar (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, at 01:43.
7. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), Lampre-Daikin, at 02:09.
8. Santiago Botero (Col), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 02:11.
9. Joseba Beloki (Spa), ONCE, at 02:11.
10. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), U.S. Postal, at 02:29.
11. Tyler Hamilton (USA), CSC-Tiscali, at 02:46.
12. Massimiliano Lelli (Ita), Cofidis, at 02:55.
13. Michael Boogerd (Ned), Rabobank, at 03:01.
14. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Rabobank, at 03:13.
15. Bradley McGee (Aus), fdjeux.com, at 03:22.
16. Jose Azevedo (Por), ONCE, at 03:36.
17. Francisco Mancebo (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 03:37.
18. Marc Wauters (Bel), Rabobank, at 03:39.
19. Bobby Julich (USA), Telekom, at 03:42.
20. Marzio Bruseghin (Ita), iBanesto.com, at 03:48.
21. David Moncoutie (Fra), Cofidis, at 03:56.
22. Denis Menchov (Rus), iBanesto.com, at 04:06.
23. Christophe Edaleine (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 04:06.
24. Ivan Basso (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 04:14.
25. Emmanuel Magnien (Fra), Bonjour, at 04:16.
26. Carlos Sastre (Spa), CSC-Tiscali, at 04:16.
27. Jose Enrique Gutierrez (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 04:23.
28. Roberto Heras (Spa), U.S. Postal, at 04:24.
29. Danilo Hondo (Ger), Telekom, at 04:26.
30. Laurent Jalabert (Fra), CSC-Tiscali, at 04:26.
31. Floyd Landis (USA), U.S. Postal, at 04:27.
32. Isidro Nozal (Spa), ONCE, at 04:33.
33. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra), Bonjour, at 04:47.
34. Stephane Goubert (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 04:47.
35. Pedro Horillo (Spa), Mapei-Quick Step, at 04:49.
36. Sandy Casar (Fra), fdjeux.com, at 04:51.
37. Serge Baguet (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 04:58.
38. Laurent Lefevre (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 05:01.
39. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), U.S. Postal, at 05:15.
40. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), Credit Agricole, at 05:16.
41. Unai Osa (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 05:20.
42. Marco Serpellini (Ita), Lampre-Daikin, at 05:21.
43. Serguei Ivanov (Rus), Fassa Bortolo, at 05:28.
44. Laurent Brochard (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 05:32.
45. Gerhard Trampusch (Aut), Mapei-Quick Step, at 05:37.
46. Iban Mayo (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 05:39.
47. Erik Dekker (Ned), Rabobank, at 05:39.
48. Volodomir Gustov (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, at 05:45.
49. Dariusz Baranowski (Pol), iBanesto.com, at 05:45.
50. Steffen Wesemann (Ger), Telekom, at 05:47.
51. George Hincapie (USA), U.S. Postal, at 05:48.
52. Ivan Gotti (Ita), Alessio, at 05:49.
53. Stephane Auge (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 05:49.
54. Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel), Lampre-Daikin, at 05:50.
55. Anthony Morin (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 05:51.
56. Cyril Dessel (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 05:52.
57. Jorg Jaksche (Ger), ONCE, at 05:52.
58. Rolf Aldag (Ger), Telekom, at 05:53.
59. Franck Renier (Fra), Bonjour, at 05:59.
60. Nicolas Vogondy (Fra), fdjeux.com, at 06:01.
61. Richard Virenque (Fra), Domo-Farm Frites, at 06:02.
62. Paul Van Hyfte (Bel), CSC-Tiscali, at 06:04.
63. Beat Zberg (Swi), Rabobank, at 06:05.
64. Mikel Pradera (Spa), ONCE, at 06:07.
65. Christophe Brandt (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 06:13.
66. Enrico Cassani (Ita), Domo-Farm Frites, at 06:15.
67. Nico Mattan (Bel), Cofidis, at 06:15.
68. Inigo Cuesta (Spa), Cofidis, at 06:19.
69. Abraham Olano (Spa), ONCE, at 06:21.
70. Nicki Sorensen (Den), CSC-Tiscali, at 06:24.
71. Benoit Joachim (Lux), U.S. Postal, at 06:27.
72. Mario Aerts (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 06:31.
73. Franck Bouyer (Fra), Bonjour, at 06:32.
74. Stephane Berges (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 06:34.
75. Bram De Groot (Ned), Rabobank, at 06:35.
76. Piotr Wadecki (Pol), Domo-Farm Frites, at 06:44.
77. Wladimir Belli (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 06:46.
78. Grischa Niermann (Ger), Rabobank, at 06:46.
79. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 06:46.
80. Thierry Marichal (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 06:47.
81. Cedric Vasseur (Fra), Cofidis, at 06:48.
82. Tomas Konecny (Cze), Domo-Farm Frites, at 06:53.
83. Cristian Moreni (Ita), Alessio, at 06:55.
84. Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa), U.S. Postal, at 06:57.
85. Andy Flickinger (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 06:57.
86. Inigo Chaurreau (Spa), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 06:59.
87. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz), Cofidis, at 07:02.
88. Andrea Tafi (Ita), Mapei-Quick Step, at 07:04.
89. Dario Frigo (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 07:11.
90. Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 07:13.
91. Igor Flores (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 07:13.
92. Thor Hushovd (Nor), Credit Agricole, at 07:20.
93. Pavel Padrnos (Cze), U.S. Postal, at 07:20.
94. Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita), Lampre-Daikin, at 07:23.
95. Damien Nazon (Fra), Bonjour, at 07:24.
96. Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 07:30.
97. Erik Zabel (Ger), Telekom, at 07:33.
98. Kevin Livingston (USA), Telekom, at 07:34.
99. Eddy Seigneur (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 07:39.
100. Servais Knaven (Ned), Domo-Farm Frites, at 07:42.
101. Unai Etxebarria (Ven), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 07:42.
102. Marcos Serrano (Spa), ONCE, at 07:43.
103. Christophe Agnolutto (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 07:44.
104. Constantino Zaballa (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 07:45.
105. Roberto Laiseka (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 07:45.
106. Ludovic Turpin (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 07:47.
107. Francisco Cabello (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 07:48.
108. Andrea Brognara (Ita), Alessio, at 07:51.
109. Jens Voigt (Ger), Credit Agricole, at 07:52.
110. Baden Cooke (Aus), fdjeux.com, at 07:53.
111. Patrice Halgand (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 07:53.
112. Christophe Mengin (Fra), fdjeux.com, at 07:56.
113. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra), fdjeux.com, at 07:59.
114. Udo Bolts (Ger), Telekom, at 08:02.
115. Fabio Baldato (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 08:03.
116. Marco Velo (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 08:04.
117. Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus), Lotto-Adecco, at 08:04.
118. Axel Merckx (Bel), Domo-Farm Frites, at 08:08.
119. Gianluca Bortolami (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 08:14.
120. Anthony Langella (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 08:14.
121. Frederic Bessy (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 08:14.
122. Giuseppe Guerini (Ita), Telekom, at 08:18.
123. Martin Hvastija (Slo), Alessio, at 08:19.
124. Addy Engels (Ned), Rabobank, at 08:25.
125. Jan Svorada (Cze), Lampre-Daikin, at 08:26.
126. Robert Hunter (Rsa), Mapei-Quick Step, at 08:31.
127. Bingen Fernandez (Spa), Cofidis, at 08:34.
128. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 08:38.
129. Thierry Loder (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 08:41.
130. Leon Van Bon (Ned), Domo-Farm Frites, at 08:41.
131. Miguel Martinez (Fra), Mapei-Quick Step, at 08:43.
132. Santiago Blanco (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 08:45.
133. Hans De Clercq (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 08:46.
134. David Etxebarria (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 08:53.
135. Jerome Pineau (Fra), Bonjour, at 08:55.
136. David Latasa (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 08:56.
137. Massimo Apollonio (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 08:56.
138. Walter Beneteau (Fra), Bonjour, at 09:14.
139. Davide Casarotto (Ita), Alessio, at 09:19.
140. Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 09:19.
141. Karsten Kroon (Ned), Rabobank, at 09:28.
142. Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita), Telekom, at 09:36.
143. Jerome Bernard (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 09:39.
144. Andrea Peron (Ita), CSC-Tiscali, at 09:39.
145. Sebastien Hinault (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 09:43.
146. Nicola Loda (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 09:50.
147. Jose Angel Vidal (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 09:59.
148. Arvis Piziks (Lat), CSC-Tiscali, at 10:01.
149. Robbie McEwen (Aus), Lotto-Adecco, at 10:15.
150. Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 10:31.
151. Jakob Piil (Den), CSC-Tiscali, at 10:37.
152. Mauro Radaelli (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 10:41.
153. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Lampre-Daikin, at 13:39.Overall, after 19 stages1. Lance Armstrong (USA), U.S. Postal, at 78:34:25.
2. Joseba Beloki (Spa), ONCE, at 07:17.
3. Raimondas Rumsas (Lit), Lampre-Daikin, at 08:17.
4. Santiago Botero (Col), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 13:10.
5. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa), ONCE, at 13:54.
6. Jose Azevedo (Por), ONCE, at 15:44.
7. Francisco Mancebo (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 16:05.
8. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Rabobank, at 17:11.
9. Roberto Heras (Spa), U.S. Postal, at 17:18.
10. Carlos Sastre (Spa), CSC-Tiscali, at 19:05.
11. Ivan Basso (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 19:18.
12. Michael Boogerd (Ned), Rabobank, at 20:33.
13. David Moncoutie (Fra), Cofidis, at 21:08.
14. Massimiliano Lelli (Ita), Cofidis, at 27:51.
15. Tyler Hamilton (USA), CSC-Tiscali, at 28:36.
16. Richard Virenque (Fra), Domo-Farm Frites, at 28:42.
17. Stephane Goubert (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 29:51.
18. Unai Osa (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 30:17.
19. Nicolas Vogondy (Fra), fdjeux.com, at 32:44.
20. Nicki Sorensen (Den), CSC-Tiscali, at 32:56.
21. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz), Cofidis, at 33:41.
22. Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa), U.S. Postal, at 36:43.
23. Ivan Gotti (Ita), Alessio, at 40:16.
24. Dariusz Baranowski (Pol), iBanesto.com, at 43:04.
25. Dario Frigo (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 43:15.
26. Laurent Brochard (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 44:02.
27. Beat Zberg (Swi), Rabobank, at 44:29.
28. Axel Merckx (Bel), Domo-Farm Frites, at 45:39.
29. Jose Enrique Gutierrez (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 50:59.
30. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 51:52.
31. Jorg Jaksche (Ger), ONCE, at 56:05.
32. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra), fdjeux.com, at 57:35.
33. Marcos Serrano (Spa), ONCE, at 1:00:52.
34. Laurent Lefevre (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 1:07:00.
35. Christophe Brandt (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 1:07:50.
36. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra), Bonjour, at 1:09:26.
37. Bobby Julich (USA), Telekom, at 1:13:11.
38. Isidro Nozal (Spa), ONCE, at 1:13:27.
39. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 1:15:39.
40. Volodomir Gustov (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, at 1:17:26.
41. Inigo Chaurreau (Spa), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 1:17:37.
42. Laurent Jalabert (Fra), CSC-Tiscali, at 1:17:48.
43. Piotr Wadecki (Pol), Domo-Farm Frites, at 1:18:12.
44. Miguel Martinez (Fra), Mapei-Quick Step, at 1:18:42.
45. Wladimir Belli (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 1:19:41.
46. Roberto Laiseka (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 1:20:08.
47. Marzio Bruseghin (Ita), iBanesto.com, at 1:26:57.
48. Udo Bolts (Ger), Telekom, at 1:29:32.
49. Inigo Cuesta (Spa), Cofidis, at 1:29:59.
50. Mario Aerts (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 1:31:17.
51. Grischa Niermann (Ger), Rabobank, at 1:33:03.
52. Patrice Halgand (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 1:35:38.
53. Andrea Peron (Ita), CSC-Tiscali, at 1:39:42.
54. Marco Velo (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 1:39:46.
55. Cedric Vasseur (Fra), Cofidis, at 1:40:52.
56. Kevin Livingston (USA), Telekom, at 1:44:51.
57. Santiago Blanco (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 1:45:09.
58. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), U.S. Postal, at 1:45:51.
59. George Hincapie (USA), U.S. Postal, at 1:47:35.
60. David Etxebarria (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 1:48:19.
61. Floyd Landis (USA), U.S. Postal, at 1:48:35.
62. Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun), Mapei-Quick Step, at 1:50:05.
63. Gerhard Trampusch (Aut), Mapei-Quick Step, at 1:51:30.
64. Cristian Moreni (Ita), Alessio, at 1:52:19.
65. Serhiy Honchar (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, at 1:52:59.
66. Tomas Konecny (Cze), Domo-Farm Frites, at 1:53:26.
67. Frederic Bessy (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 1:58:58.
68. David Millar (Gbr), Cofidis, at 1:59:51.
69. Pavel Padrnos (Cze), U.S. Postal, at 2:03:10.
70. Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 2:03:46.
71. Ludovic Turpin (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 2:04:50.
72. Rolf Aldag (Ger), Telekom, at 2:04:56.
73. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), U.S. Postal, at 2:05:24.
74. Marco Serpellini (Ita), Lampre-Daikin, at 2:05:55.
75. Gianluca Bortolami (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 2:06:57.
76. Mikel Pradera (Spa), ONCE, at 2:07:00.
77. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), Credit Agricole, at 2:07:02.
78. Abraham Olano (Spa), ONCE, at 2:08:25.
79. Bingen Fernandez (Spa), Cofidis, at 2:08:29.
80. Giuseppe Guerini (Ita), Telekom, at 2:09:26.
81. Sergei Ivanov (Rus), Fassa Bortolo, at 2:10:07.
82. Erik Zabel (Ger), Telekom, at 2:10:37.
83. Sandy Casar (Fra), fdjeux.com, at 2:12:22.
84. David Latasa (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 2:13:01.
85. Franck Renier (Fra), Bonjour, at 2:15:08.
86. Christophe Mengin (Fra), fdjeux.com, at 2:16:47.
87. Jerome Pineau (Fra), Bonjour, at 2:18:24.
88. Iban Mayo (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 2:18:27.
89. Benoit Joachim (Lux), U.S. Postal, at 2:19:29.
90. Anthony Morin (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 2:19:55.
91. Marc Wauters (Bel), Rabobank, at 2:20:30.
92. Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus), Lotto-Adecco, at 2:20:41.
93. Denis Menchov (Rus), iBanesto.com, at 2:21:31.
94. Addy Engels (Ned), Rabobank, at 2:21:37.
95. Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 2:22:11.
96. Emmanuel Magnien (Fra), Bonjour, at 2:22:39.
97. Robert Hunter (Rsa), Mapei-Quick Step, at 2:25:32.
98. Thierry Loder (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 2:25:35.
99. Steffen Wesemann (Ger), Telekom, at 2:30:21.
100. Christophe Edaleine (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 2:31:03.
101. Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita), Telekom, at 2:32:00.
102. Jerome Bernard (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 2:32:19.
103. Andy Flickinger (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 2:33:13.
104. Danilo Hondo (Ger), Telekom, at 2:34:21.
105. Serge Baguet (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 2:34:24.
106. Andrea Tafi (Ita), Mapei-Quick Step, at 2:34:34.
107. Pedro Horillo (Spa), Mapei-Quick Step, at 2:35:32.
108. Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel), Lampre-Daikin, at 2:38:44.
109. Bradley McGee (Aus), fdjeux.com, at 2:39:02.
110. Jens Voigt (Ger), Credit Agricole, at 2:39:35.
111. Francisco Cabello (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 2:40:13.
112. Thor Hushovd (Nor), Credit Agricole, at 2:40:43.
113. Cyril Dessel (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 2:41:24.
114. Franck Bouyer (Fra), Bonjour, at 2:41:42.
115. Stephane Auge (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 2:43:14.
116. Constantino Zaballa (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 2:44:30.
117. Walter Beneteau (Fra), Bonjour, at 2:45:15.
118. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), Lampre-Daikin, at 2:46:30.
119. Andrea Brognara (Ita), Alessio, at 2:47:10.
120. Paul Van Hyfte (Bel), CSC-Tiscali, at 2:49:20.
121. Nicola Loda (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 2:49:22.
122. Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 2:52:44.
123. Nico Mattan (Bel), Cofidis, at 2:55:10.
124. Enrico Cassani (Ita), Domo-Farm Frites, at 2:55:24.
125. Jakob Piil (Den), CSC-Tiscali, at 2:55:32.
126. Thierry Marichal (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 3:00:01.
127. Baden Cooke (Aus), fdjeux.com, at 3:00:34.
128. Martin Hvastija (Slo), Alessio, at 3:00:38.
129. Leon Van Bon (Ned), Domo-Farm Frites, at 3:02:46.
130. Jan Svorada (Cze), Lampre-Daikin, at 3:03:30.
131. Robbie McEwen (Aus), Lotto-Adecco, at 3:03:56.
132. Fabio Baldato (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 3:04:07.
133. Bram De Groot (Ned), Rabobank, at 3:04:44.
134. Jose Angel Vidal (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 3:06:37.
135. Mauro Radaelli (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 3:06:43.
136. Erik Dekker (Ned), Rabobank, at 3:07:56.
137. Servais Knaven (Ned), Domo-Farm Frites, at 3:09:57.
138. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Lampre-Daikin, at 3:10:10.
139. Massimo Apollonio (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 3:10:11.
140. Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita), Lampre-Daikin, at 3:11:10.
141. Unai Etxebarria (Ven), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 3:11:18.
142. Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 3:12:45.
143. Eddy Seigneur (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 3:12:49.
144. Christophe Agnolutto (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 3:13:15.
145. Hans De Clercq (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 3:14:14.
146. Karsten Kroon (Ned), Rabobank, at 3:14:51.
147. Sebastien Hinault (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 3:15:10.
148. Anthony Langella (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 3:16:54.
149. Davide Casarotto (Ita), Alessio, at 3:16:56.
150. Stephane Berges (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 3:20:44.
151. Damien Nazon (Fra), Bonjour, at 3:22:33.
152. Arvis Piziks (Lat), CSC-Tiscali, at 3:34:57.
153. Igor Flores (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 3:35:52.

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Results

Stage Results – Stage 19 – Régnié-Durette – Mâcon
(TT)

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

1. Lance Armstrong (USA), U.S. Postal, 50 km in 1:03:50 (46.997
kph)

2. Raimondas Rumsas (Lit), Lampre-Daikin, at 00:53.

3. Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun), Mapei-Quick Step, at 01:06.

4. David Millar (Gbr), Cofidis, at 01:14.

5. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa), ONCE, at 01:42.

6. Serhiy Honchar (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, at 01:43.

7. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), Lampre-Daikin, at 02:09.

8. Santiago Botero (Col), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 02:11.

9. Joseba Beloki (Spa), ONCE, at 02:11.

10. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), U.S. Postal, at 02:29.

11. Tyler Hamilton (USA), CSC-Tiscali, at 02:46.

12. Massimiliano Lelli (Ita), Cofidis, at 02:55.

13. Michael Boogerd (Ned), Rabobank, at 03:01.

14. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Rabobank, at 03:13.

15. Bradley McGee (Aus), fdjeux.com, at 03:22.

16. Jose Azevedo (Por), ONCE, at 03:36.

17. Francisco Mancebo (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 03:37.

18. Marc Wauters (Bel), Rabobank, at 03:39.

19. Bobby Julich (USA), Telekom, at 03:42.

20. Marzio Bruseghin (Ita), iBanesto.com, at 03:48.

21. David Moncoutie (Fra), Cofidis, at 03:56.

22. Denis Menchov (Rus), iBanesto.com, at 04:06.

23. Christophe Edaleine (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 04:06.

24. Ivan Basso (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 04:14.

25. Emmanuel Magnien (Fra), Bonjour, at 04:16.

26. Carlos Sastre (Spa), CSC-Tiscali, at 04:16.

27. Jose Enrique Gutierrez (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 04:23.

28. Roberto Heras (Spa), U.S. Postal, at 04:24.

29. Danilo Hondo (Ger), Telekom, at 04:26.

30. Laurent Jalabert (Fra), CSC-Tiscali, at 04:26.

31. Floyd Landis (USA), U.S. Postal, at 04:27.

32. Isidro Nozal (Spa), ONCE, at 04:33.

33. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra), Bonjour, at 04:47.

34. Stephane Goubert (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 04:47.

35. Pedro Horillo (Spa), Mapei-Quick Step, at 04:49.

36. Sandy Casar (Fra), fdjeux.com, at 04:51.

37. Serge Baguet (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 04:58.

38. Laurent Lefevre (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 05:01.

39. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), U.S. Postal, at 05:15.

40. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), Credit Agricole, at 05:16.

41. Unai Osa (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 05:20.

42. Marco Serpellini (Ita), Lampre-Daikin, at 05:21.

43. Serguei Ivanov (Rus), Fassa Bortolo, at 05:28.

44. Laurent Brochard (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 05:32.

45. Gerhard Trampusch (Aut), Mapei-Quick Step, at 05:37.

46. Iban Mayo (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 05:39.

47. Erik Dekker (Ned), Rabobank, at 05:39.

48. Volodomir Gustov (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, at 05:45.

49. Dariusz Baranowski (Pol), iBanesto.com, at 05:45.

50. Steffen Wesemann (Ger), Telekom, at 05:47.

51. George Hincapie (USA), U.S. Postal, at 05:48.

52. Ivan Gotti (Ita), Alessio, at 05:49.

53. Stephane Auge (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 05:49.

54. Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel), Lampre-Daikin, at 05:50.

55. Anthony Morin (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 05:51.

56. Cyril Dessel (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 05:52.

57. Jorg Jaksche (Ger), ONCE, at 05:52.

58. Rolf Aldag (Ger), Telekom, at 05:53.

59. Franck Renier (Fra), Bonjour, at 05:59.

60. Nicolas Vogondy (Fra), fdjeux.com, at 06:01.

61. Richard Virenque (Fra), Domo-Farm Frites, at 06:02.

62. Paul Van Hyfte (Bel), CSC-Tiscali, at 06:04.

63. Beat Zberg (Swi), Rabobank, at 06:05.

64. Mikel Pradera (Spa), ONCE, at 06:07.

65. Christophe Brandt (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 06:13.

66. Enrico Cassani (Ita), Domo-Farm Frites, at 06:15.

67. Nico Mattan (Bel), Cofidis, at 06:15.

68. Inigo Cuesta (Spa), Cofidis, at 06:19.

69. Abraham Olano (Spa), ONCE, at 06:21.

70. Nicki Sorensen (Den), CSC-Tiscali, at 06:24.

71. Benoit Joachim (Lux), U.S. Postal, at 06:27.

72. Mario Aerts (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 06:31.

73. Franck Bouyer (Fra), Bonjour, at 06:32.

74. Stephane Berges (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 06:34.

75. Bram De Groot (Ned), Rabobank, at 06:35.

76. Piotr Wadecki (Pol), Domo-Farm Frites, at 06:44.

77. Wladimir Belli (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 06:46.

78. Grischa Niermann (Ger), Rabobank, at 06:46.

79. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 06:46.

80. Thierry Marichal (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 06:47.

81. Cedric Vasseur (Fra), Cofidis, at 06:48.

82. Tomas Konecny (Cze), Domo-Farm Frites, at 06:53.

83. Cristian Moreni (Ita), Alessio, at 06:55.

84. Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa), U.S. Postal, at 06:57.

85. Andy Flickinger (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 06:57.

86. Inigo Chaurreau (Spa), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 06:59.

87. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz), Cofidis, at 07:02.

88. Andrea Tafi (Ita), Mapei-Quick Step, at 07:04.

89. Dario Frigo (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 07:11.

90. Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 07:13.

91. Igor Flores (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 07:13.

92. Thor Hushovd (Nor), Credit Agricole, at 07:20.

93. Pavel Padrnos (Cze), U.S. Postal, at 07:20.

94. Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita), Lampre-Daikin, at 07:23.

95. Damien Nazon (Fra), Bonjour, at 07:24.

96. Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 07:30.

97. Erik Zabel (Ger), Telekom, at 07:33.

98. Kevin Livingston (USA), Telekom, at 07:34.

99. Eddy Seigneur (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 07:39.

100. Servais Knaven (Ned), Domo-Farm Frites, at 07:42.

101. Unai Etxebarria (Ven), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 07:42.

102. Marcos Serrano (Spa), ONCE, at 07:43.

103. Christophe Agnolutto (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 07:44.

104. Constantino Zaballa (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 07:45.

105. Roberto Laiseka (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 07:45.

106. Ludovic Turpin (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 07:47.

107. Francisco Cabello (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 07:48.

108. Andrea Brognara (Ita), Alessio, at 07:51.

109. Jens Voigt (Ger), Credit Agricole, at 07:52.

110. Baden Cooke (Aus), fdjeux.com, at 07:53.

111. Patrice Halgand (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 07:53.

112. Christophe Mengin (Fra), fdjeux.com, at 07:56.

113. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra), fdjeux.com, at 07:59.

114. Udo Bolts (Ger), Telekom, at 08:02.

115. Fabio Baldato (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 08:03.

116. Marco Velo (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 08:04.

117. Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus), Lotto-Adecco, at 08:04.

118. Axel Merckx (Bel), Domo-Farm Frites, at 08:08.

119. Gianluca Bortolami (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 08:14.

120. Anthony Langella (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 08:14.

121. Frederic Bessy (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 08:14.

122. Giuseppe Guerini (Ita), Telekom, at 08:18.

123. Martin Hvastija (Slo), Alessio, at 08:19.

124. Addy Engels (Ned), Rabobank, at 08:25.

125. Jan Svorada (Cze), Lampre-Daikin, at 08:26.

126. Robert Hunter (Rsa), Mapei-Quick Step, at 08:31.

127. Bingen Fernandez (Spa), Cofidis, at 08:34.

128. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 08:38.

129. Thierry Loder (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 08:41.

130. Leon Van Bon (Ned), Domo-Farm Frites, at 08:41.

131. Miguel Martinez (Fra), Mapei-Quick Step, at 08:43.

132. Santiago Blanco (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 08:45.

133. Hans De Clercq (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 08:46.

134. David Etxebarria (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 08:53.

135. Jerome Pineau (Fra), Bonjour, at 08:55.

136. David Latasa (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 08:56.

137. Massimo Apollonio (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 08:56.

138. Walter Beneteau (Fra), Bonjour, at 09:14.

139. Davide Casarotto (Ita), Alessio, at 09:19.

140. Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 09:19.

141. Karsten Kroon (Ned), Rabobank, at 09:28.

142. Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita), Telekom, at 09:36.

143. Jerome Bernard (Fra), Jean Delatour, at 09:39.

144. Andrea Peron (Ita), CSC-Tiscali, at 09:39.

145. Sebastien Hinault (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 09:43.

146. Nicola Loda (Ita), Fassa Bortolo, at 09:50.

147. Jose Angel Vidal (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 09:59.

148. Arvis Piziks (Lat), CSC-Tiscali, at 10:01.

149. Robbie McEwen (Aus), Lotto-Adecco, at 10:15.

150. Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa), iBanesto.com, at 10:31.

151. Jakob Piil (Den), CSC-Tiscali, at 10:37.

152. Mauro Radaelli (Ita), Tacconi Sport, at 10:41.

153. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Lampre-Daikin, at 13:39.

Overall, after 19 stages

1. Lance Armstrong (USA), U.S. Postal, at 78:34:25.

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

3. Raimondas Rumsas (Lit), Lampre-Daikin, at 08:17.

4. Santiago Botero (Col), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 13:10.

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

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

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

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

9. Roberto Heras (Spa), U.S. Postal, at 17:18.

10. Carlos Sastre (Spa), CSC-Tiscali, at 19:05.

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

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

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

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

15. Tyler Hamilton (USA), CSC-Tiscali, at 28:36.

16. Richard Virenque (Fra), Domo-Farm Frites, at 28:42.

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

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

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

20. Nicki Sorensen (Den), CSC-Tiscali, at 32:56.

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

22. Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa), U.S. Postal, at 36:43.

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

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

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

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

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

28. Axel Merckx (Bel), Domo-Farm Frites, at 45:39.

29. Jose Enrique Gutierrez (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 50:59.

30. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 51:52.

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

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

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

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

35. Christophe Brandt (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 1:07:50.

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

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

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

39. Haimar Zubeldia (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 1:15:39.

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

41. Inigo Chaurreau (Spa), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 1:17:37.

42. Laurent Jalabert (Fra), CSC-Tiscali, at 1:17:48.

43. Piotr Wadecki (Pol), Domo-Farm Frites, at 1:18:12.

44. Miguel Martinez (Fra), Mapei-Quick Step, at 1:18:42.

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

46. Roberto Laiseka (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 1:20:08.

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

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

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

50. Mario Aerts (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 1:31:17.

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

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

53. Andrea Peron (Ita), CSC-Tiscali, at 1:39:42.

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

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

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

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

58. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus), U.S. Postal, at 1:45:51.

59. George Hincapie (USA), U.S. Postal, at 1:47:35.

60. David Etxebarria (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 1:48:19.

61. Floyd Landis (USA), U.S. Postal, at 1:48:35.

62. Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun), Mapei-Quick Step, at 1:50:05.

63. Gerhard Trampusch (Aut), Mapei-Quick Step, at 1:51:30.

64. Cristian Moreni (Ita), Alessio, at 1:52:19.

65. Serhiy Honchar (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, at 1:52:59.

66. Tomas Konecny (Cze), Domo-Farm Frites, at 1:53:26.

67. Frederic Bessy (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 1:58:58.

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

69. Pavel Padrnos (Cze), U.S. Postal, at 2:03:10.

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

71. Ludovic Turpin (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 2:04:50.

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

73. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), U.S. Postal, at 2:05:24.

74. Marco Serpellini (Ita), Lampre-Daikin, at 2:05:55.

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

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

77. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), Credit Agricole, at 2:07:02.

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

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

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

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

82. Erik Zabel (Ger), Telekom, at 2:10:37.

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

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

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

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

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

88. Iban Mayo (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 2:18:27.

89. Benoit Joachim (Lux), U.S. Postal, at 2:19:29.

90. Anthony Morin (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 2:19:55.

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

92. Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus), Lotto-Adecco, at 2:20:41.

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

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

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

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

97. Robert Hunter (Rsa), Mapei-Quick Step, at 2:25:32.

98. Thierry Loder (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 2:25:35.

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

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

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

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

103. Andy Flickinger (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 2:33:13.

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

105. Serge Baguet (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 2:34:24.

106. Andrea Tafi (Ita), Mapei-Quick Step, at 2:34:34.

107. Pedro Horillo (Spa), Mapei-Quick Step, at 2:35:32.

108. Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel), Lampre-Daikin, at 2:38:44.

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

110. Jens Voigt (Ger), Credit Agricole, at 2:39:35.

111. Francisco Cabello (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 2:40:13.

112. Thor Hushovd (Nor), Credit Agricole, at 2:40:43.

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

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

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

116. Constantino Zaballa (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 2:44:30.

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

118. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), Lampre-Daikin, at 2:46:30.

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

120. Paul Van Hyfte (Bel), CSC-Tiscali, at 2:49:20.

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

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

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

124. Enrico Cassani (Ita), Domo-Farm Frites, at 2:55:24.

125. Jakob Piil (Den), CSC-Tiscali, at 2:55:32.

126. Thierry Marichal (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 3:00:01.

127. Baden Cooke (Aus), fdjeux.com, at 3:00:34.

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

129. Leon Van Bon (Ned), Domo-Farm Frites, at 3:02:46.

130. Jan Svorada (Cze), Lampre-Daikin, at 3:03:30.

131. Robbie McEwen (Aus), Lotto-Adecco, at 3:03:56.

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

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

134. Jose Angel Vidal (Spa), Kelme-Costa Blanca, at 3:06:37.

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

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

137. Servais Knaven (Ned), Domo-Farm Frites, at 3:09:57.

138. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Lampre-Daikin, at 3:10:10.

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

140. Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita), Lampre-Daikin, at 3:11:10.

141. Unai Etxebarria (Ven), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 3:11:18.

142. Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 3:12:45.

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

144. Christophe Agnolutto (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 3:13:15.

145. Hans De Clercq (Bel), Lotto-Adecco, at 3:14:14.

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

147. Sebastien Hinault (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 3:15:10.

148. Anthony Langella (Fra), Credit Agricole, at 3:16:54.

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

150. Stephane Berges (Fra), Ag2R-Prevoyance, at 3:20:44.

151. Damien Nazon (Fra), Bonjour, at 3:22:33.

152. Arvis Piziks (Lat), CSC-Tiscali, at 3:34:57.

153. Igor Flores (Spa), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 3:35:52.