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Paris-Nice: Rodriguez wins; Tyler tries his legs; Vino’ one day closer

Alexandre Vinokourov pushed one day closer to delivering victory in the 61st Paris-Nice after surviving a cold, blustery day along France’s Cote d’Azur. CSC’s Tyler Hamilton lit up the 194km sixth stage from Toulon to Cannes in what he called a “suicidal attack,” riding solo for more than 100 kilometers. His escape, which he described as “a training ride,” gave Hamilton the best climber’s jersey for his efforts. ONCE’s Joaquim Rodriguez won coming into classy Cannes in a five-up sprint on the famed Boulevard de la Croisette after attacking on the Category 2 Col du Tanneron with 23km to

By Andrew Hood

Photo: Graham Watson

Alexandre Vinokourov pushed one day closer to delivering victory in the 61st Paris-Nice after surviving a cold, blustery day along France’s Cote d’Azur.

CSC’s Tyler Hamilton lit up the 194km sixth stage from Toulon to Cannes in what he called a “suicidal attack,” riding solo for more than 100 kilometers. His escape, which he described as “a training ride,” gave Hamilton the best climber’s jersey for his efforts.

ONCE’s Joaquim Rodriguez won coming into classy Cannes in a five-up sprint on the famed Boulevard de la Croisette after attacking on the Category 2 Col du Tanneron with 23km to go.

Vinokourov

Vinokourov

Photo: Graham Watson

The Telekom team held things together nicely for the inspired Vinokourov, who has promised to win Paris-Nice in memory of his friend Andrei Kivilev, who died Wednesday after crashing in the second stage.

Tyler on fire
Tyler Hamilton came to the Paris-Nice for training. After a strong opening prologue, he and CSC team boss Bjarne Riis briefly flirted with the idea of a charge at the overall, but that ended when Hamilton struggled through Tuesday’s difficult climbing stage through the Massif Central.

On a cold and blustery Saturday, Hamilton attacked on the unrated climb at La Garde Frenet about 58km into the stage and charged off alone for the next three hours, putting in what he called a nice training ride.

“We talked about (attacking) this morning, it was more just for training,” Hamilton said. “An attack that early almost never works, the chances are very slim. I wasn’t expecting anything of it. I surprised myself and I felt pretty good.”

The funny thing was, Hamilton’s “training ride” earned him the best climber’s jersey after he gobbled up the points over four rated climbs, including the Category 1 Col de Bourigalle at 137km. Hamilton went down in a minor spill on one of the descents with no consequence. After getting a gap of more than four minutes, he was finally reeled in after coming off the Category 1 Col de Bourigaille.

The effort left him spent, but he earned the climber's jersey

The effort left him spent, but he earned the climber’s jersey

Photo: Graham Watson

Hamilton was even more surprised when he crossed the line at more than 17 minutes back and everyone scrambled to prepare him for the podium presentation. He hardly had to time to wipe off before he was on stage receiving flowers, trophies, jerseys and kisses from the pretty podium girls.

“To be honest, I didn’t even know I had until the end,” he said. “It’s nice for the day’s efforts. It was a suicidal attack, but why not try it? It was fun. It was good training and I’m feeling good.”

Vino in charge
Riders woke up to cold rain Saturday morning in Toulon, a rather shabby port city along the otherwise glittering French Riviera. This is supposed to be the race to the sun, but it’s been getting cloudier and cooler everyday since the race left Paris last weekend.

With six rated climbs, cold and rain, and the Paris-Nice’s longest stage facing them, the peloton was content to let Hamilton go on his little adventure.

Telekom seems to have reached an agreement with Cofidis to help Vinokourov win in the name of Kivilev. The two teams worked in unison to keep a lid on things until the day’s final climb, the Category 2 Col du Tanneron with 23km to go. Several riders went on runs for a chance at a stage-win, but Telekom’s main threats in the GC – Gerolsteiner’s Davide Rebellin and ONCE’s Mikel Zarrabeitia and Jorg Jaksche – seemed inclined to save their batteries for Sunday’s showdown in Nice and its three climbs up Col d’Eze.

“It was a very hard day with the cold. We worked hard to control it on the last climb and Jaksche tried to do a few attacks but it nothing special,” said Vinokourov, who consolidated his grip on the yellow and green jerseys. “Tomorrow is the last day of Paris-Nice. I know the Col d’Eze very well and it will be an advantage for me and I will give it everything to try to cross the line in first place.”

After his crash, Julich got help to make the time cut

After his crash, Julich got help to make the time cut

Photo: Graham Watson

It was a hard day for others. American Bobby Julich crashed and suffered some cuts and counted on teammates Mario Aerts and Danilo Hondo to bring him in within the time limit.

As Robbie McEwen predicted before the start of this mountainous Paris-Nice, scores of riders quit during Saturday’s stage. Sprinter Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) did not start while McEwen, Stuart O’Grady (Credit Agricole), Max Van Heeswijk and Matthew White (both USPS) and Axel Merckx (Lotto) were among the 27 abandons. Cofidis’ David Moncoutie also abandoned after crashing.

Rodriguez wins
Little Spanish rider Joaquim Rodriguez outfoxed former world champion Laurent Brochard (AG2R) to snatch the stage-win on Cannes’ Croisette, the famed boulevard lined with chic shops, posh hotels and home of the annual Cannes film festival.

Rodriguez followed the wheel of Kelme’s David Latasa on the lower flanks of the Cat 2 Tanneron. Also springing off the lead group, now reduced to about 50 riders, were Milaneza’s Rui Miguel Sousa Barbosa and Fabian Jekker. There was a lot of wrangling for position before a lead group of five riders summated together. Joining Latasa and Rodriguez were Brochard, Euskaltel’s Samuel Sanchez and Brioches Sylvain Chavanel.The five nursed a 30-second lead on the long flat back into Cannes while Milaneza had five riders in the lead chase group hammering to try to bring them back. Despite a brisk wind, the five held a 21-second advantage into the finish.Rodriguez wasn’t doing much work, saying he was waiting to see if the front group could pull through to give Jaksche or Zarrabeitia a chance in the finish. Coming into the sprint, Brochard went first while Rodriguez came around him to upset the Frenchie.“I went for the win, if I didn’t go, Brochard would have won. It was a question of him going for me or me going for him, and I went for him and I won,” Rodriguez said. ‘I wasn’t working because I was waiting to see if the guys in the back would come through. That’s one of the advantages of riding for a big group like ONCE is that when you have someone strong in the GC, you can get into escapes and not have to work so hard and then try to get the stage-win.”Brochard had to settle for second while French phenom Chavanel took fourth and bounced to fifth overall at 1:24 back.The 61st Paris-Nice concludes Sunday in the five-climb, 160km circuit race in Nice. The stage features two climbs over the Category 2 Col de Chateauneuf and three climbs over Category 1 Col d’Eze, including a final pass just 16km from what’s sure to be a fast finish on the Promenade des Anglais.

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Results

1. Joaquim Rodriguez (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, 5:02:01

2. David Latasa (Sp), Kelme, at 00:00

3. Laurent Brochard (F), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 00:00

4. Sylvain Chavanel (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 00:00

5. Samuel Sanchez (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 00:00

6. Kim Kirchen (Lux), Fassa Bortolo, at 00:21

7. Frank Hoj (Dk), Fakta, at 00:21

8. Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor), Fakta, at 00:21

9. Richard Virenque (F), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 00:21

10. Oscar Camenzind (Swi), Phonak, at 00:21

11. Josu Silloniz (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 00:21

12. Angel Castresana (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 00:21

13. Kurt Van De Wouwer (B), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 00:21

14. Davide Rebellin (I), Gerolsteiner, at 00:21

15. Oscar Pereiro Sio (Sp), Phonak, at 00:21

16. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 00:21

17. Gorka Gonzalez (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 00:21

18. Marco Velo (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 00:21

19. Michael Moller Claus (Dk), Milaneza – MSS, at 00:21

20. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz), Telekom, at 00:21

21. Walter Beneteau (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 00:21

22. Jérôme Pineau (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 00:21

23. Didier Rous (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 00:21

24. Cédric Fragniere (Swi), Credit Agricole, at 00:21

25. Franck Bouyer (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 00:21

26. Ivan Parra (Col), Kelme, at 00:21

27. Jorg Jaksche (G), ONCE – Eroski, at 00:21

28. Pedro Cardoso (P), Milaneza – MSS, at 00:21

29. Laurent Lefevre (F), Jean Delatour, at 00:21

30. David Bernabeu (Sp), Milaneza – MSS, at 00:21

31. Udo B Lts (G), Gerolsteiner, at 00:21

32. Miguel Sousa Barbosa Rui (P), Milaneza – MSS, at 00:21

33. Santiago Perez (Sp), Phonak, at 00:21

34. Marcos Serrano (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 00:21

35. Mikel Zarrabeitia (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 00:21

36. Fabian Jeker (Swi), Milaneza – MSS, at 00:21

37. Jean-Cyril Robin (F), FDJeux.com, at 00:21

38. Volodomir Gustov (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, at 00:21

39. Gilberto Simoni (I), Saeco, at 00:21

40. Thomas Voeckler (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 04:09

41. David Canada (Sp), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 04:09

42. Tom Boonen (B), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 04:09

43. Ronny Scholz (G), Gerolsteiner, at 04:09

44. Lars Bak (Dk), Fakta, at 04:09

45. Jens Voigt (G), Credit Agricole, at 04:09

46. Constantino Zaballa (Sp), Kelme, at 04:09

47. Benoit Joachim (Lux), U.S. Postal Service, at 04:09

48. Benoit Poilvet (F), Credit Agricole, at 04:09

49. Emmanuel Magnien (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 04:09

50. Baden Cooke (Aus), FDJeux.com, at 04:09

51. Franck Vandenbroucke (B), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 04:09

52. Rui Lavarhinas (P), Milaneza – MSS, at 04:09

53. Franck Renier (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 04:09

54. Nico Mattan (B), Cofidis, at 07:51

55. Guido Trenti (USA), Fassa Bortolo, at 07:51

56. Sébastien Joly (F), Jean Delatour, at 07:51

57. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), Fassa Bortolo, at 07:51

58. Pavel Padrnos (Cz), U.S. Postal Service, at 07:51

59. David Arroyo (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 07:51

60. Cédric Vasseur (F), Cofidis, at 07:51

61. Frédéric Bessy (F), Cofidis, at 07:51

62. Igor Astarloa (Sp), Saeco, at 07:51

63. Carlos Sastre (Sp), CSC, at 07:51

64. Alexandre Moos (Swi), Phonak, at 07:51

65. Koos Moerenhout (NED), Lotto-Domo, at 07:51

66. Stephane Goubert (F), Jean Delatour, at 07:51

67. Sandy Casar (F), FDJeux.com, at 16:15

68. Patrice Halgand (F), Jean Delatour, at 17:17

69. Lennie Kristensen (Dk), CSC, at 17:17

70. Tyler Hamilton (USA), CSC, at 17:17

71. Mikel Pradera (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 17:17

72. Christophe Mengin (F), FDJeux.com, at 17:17

73. Ruben Diaz De Cerio (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 17:17

74. Julian Winn (GB), Fakta, at 17:17

75. Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol), Cofidis, at 18:25

76. Médéric Clain (F), Cofidis, at 18:25

77. Torsten Hiekmann (G), Telekom, at 18:25

78. Philippe Gaumont (F), Cofidis, at 18:25

79. Lizuarte Martins (P), Milaneza – MSS, at 18:25

80. Manuel Calvente (Sp), CSC, at 18:25

81. Antonio Cruz (USA), U.S. Postal Service, at 18:25

82. Marius Sabaliauskas (LTU), Saeco, at 18:25

83. Rene Haselbacher (A), Gerolsteiner, at 18:25

84. Thomas Eriksen (Dk), CSC, at 18:25

85. Sebastian Lang (G), Gerolsteiner, at 18:25

86. Nicolas Jalabert (F), CSC, at 18:25

87. Matthias Kessler (G), Telekom, at 18:25

88. Jordi Riera (Sp), Kelme, at 18:25

89. Koldo Gil Perez (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 18:25

90. Tristan Hoffman (NED), CSC, at 18:25

91. Bradley Wiggins (GB), FDJeux.com, at 18:25

92. Wilfried Cretskens (B), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 24:23

93. Isaac Galvez (Sp), Kelme, at 24:23

94. Michael Skelde (Dk), Fakta, at 24:23

95. Steffen Weigold (G), Gerolsteiner, at 24:23

96. Aart Vierhouten (NED), Lotto-Domo, at 24:23

97. Alexandre Usov (Blr), Phonak, at 24:23

98. Leon Van Bon (NED), Lotto-Domo, at 24:23

99. Mikel Astarloza (Sp), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 24:23

100. Unai Etxebarria (VEN), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 24:23

101. Nicola Loda (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 30:56

102. Benoit Salmon (F), Phonak, at 30:56

103. Fabrice Gougot (F), Phonak, at 30:56

104. Frank Schleck (Lux), CSC, at 30:56

105. Alberto Lopez De Munain (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 30:56

106. René Joergensen (Dk), Fakta, at 30:56

107. Inigo Chaurreau (Sp), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 30:56

108. Paulo Barroso (P), Milaneza – MSS, at 30:56

109. Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 30:56

110. Andy Flickinger (F), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 30:56

111. Christophe Oriol (F), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 30:56

112. Nicolas Portal (F), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 30:56

113. Alberto Martinez Jos (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 30:56

114. Werner Riebenbauer (A), Fakta, at 30:56

115. Damon Kluck (USA), U.S. Postal Service, at 30:56

116. Danilo Hondo (G), Telekom, at 35:17

117. Mario Aerts (B), Telekom, at 35:17

118. Bobby Julich (USA), Telekom, at 35:17

DNF Eddy Seigneur (F), Jean Delatour

DNF Ludovic Martin (F), Jean Delatour

DNF Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr), Jean Delatour

DNF Ludovic Turpin (F), Ag2R Prevoyance

DNF Stefan Van Dijk (NED), Lotto-Domo

DNF Robbie McEwen (Aus), Lotto-Domo

DNF Christophe Brandt (B), Lotto-Domo

DNF Axel Merckx (B), Lotto-Domo

DNF Anthony Morin (F), Credit Agricole

DNF Christopher Jenner (NZl), Credit Agricole

DNF Stuart O’Grady (Aus), Credit Agricole

DNF Miguel Martinez (F), Phonak

DNF Torsten Schmidt (G), Gerolsteiner

DNF Volker Ordowski (G), Gerolsteiner

DNF Matthew White (Aus), U.S. Postal Service

DNF Max Van Heeswijk (NED), U.S. Postal Service

DNF David Moncoutie (F), Cofidis

DNF Jorg Ludewig (G), Saeco

DNF Alessio Galletti (I), Saeco

DNF Mirko Celestino (I), Saeco

DNF Giosuè Bonomi (I), Saeco

DNF Alexis Rodriguez (Sp), Kelme

DNF Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz), Quick Step-Davitamon

DNF Aurélien Clerc (Swi), Quick Step-Davitamon

DNF Nicolas Vogondy (F), FDJeux.com

DNF Mickael Pichon (F), FDJeux.com

DNF Bo Petersen Jorgen (Dk), Fakta

DNS Alessandro Petacchi (I), Fassa Bortolo

DNS Matthew Wilson (Aus), FDJeux.com

Overall, after Stage 6

1. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz), Telekom, 19:28:32

2. Mikel Zarrabeitia (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 00:43

3. Davide Rebellin (I), Gerolsteiner, at 00:54

4. Jorg Jaksche (G), ONCE – Eroski, at 00:55

5. Sylvain Chavanel (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 01:24

6. Michael Moller Claus (Dk), Milaneza – MSS, at 01:30

7. Volodomir Gustov (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, at 01:41

8. Samuel Sanchez (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 01:48

9. David Bernabeu (Sp), Milaneza – MSS, at 01:51

10. Oscar Pereiro Sio (Sp), Phonak, at 02:04

11. Gilberto Simoni (I), Saeco, at 02:19

12. Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor), Fakta, at 02:22

13. Marcos Serrano (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 02:34

14. Didier Rous (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 02:40

15. Kim Kirchen (Lux), Fassa Bortolo, at 02:45

16. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 02:45

17. Ivan Parra (Col), Kelme, at 02:48

18. David Latasa (Sp), Kelme, at 02:49

19. Kurt Van De Wouwer (B), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 02:53

20. Cédric Fragniere (Swi), Credit Agricole, at 02:54

21. Laurent Lefevre (F), Jean Delatour, at 03:33

22. Joaquim Rodriguez (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 03:39

23. Oscar Camenzind (Swi), Phonak, at 03:42

24. Jean-Cyril Robin (F), FDJeux.com, at 04:09

25. Jérôme Pineau (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 04:56

26. Fabian Jeker (Swi), Milaneza – MSS, at 05:08

27. Marco Velo (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 05:18

28. Laurent Brochard (F), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 05:22

29. Miguel Sousa Barbosa Rui (P), Milaneza – MSS, at 05:36

30. Pedro Cardoso (P), Milaneza – MSS, at 05:55

31. Richard Virenque (F), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 05:55

32. Walter Beneteau (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 06:30

33. Gorka Gonzalez (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 07:33

34. Udo B Lts (G), Gerolsteiner, at 08:45

35. Emmanuel Magnien (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 11:45

36. Carlos Sastre (Sp), CSC, at 13:09

37. Stephane Goubert (F), Jean Delatour, at 13:27

38. Franck Renier (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 13:33

39. Sébastien Joly (F), Jean Delatour, at 13:36

40. Santiago Perez (Sp), Phonak, at 13:44

41. Franck Bouyer (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 14:21

42. Benoit Joachim (Lux), U.S. Postal Service, at 14:40

43. Franck Vandenbroucke (B), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 15:48

44. Angel Castresana (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 18:11

45. Thomas Voeckler (F), Brioches La Boulangere, at 18:46

46. Josu Silloniz (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 20:22

47. Koldo Gil Perez (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 20:28

48. Constantino Zaballa (Sp), Kelme, at 21:25

49. Igor Astarloa (Sp), Saeco, at 21:42

50. Nico Mattan (B), Cofidis, at 21:51

51. Rui Lavarhinas (P), Milaneza – MSS, at 21:51

52. Jens Voigt (G), Credit Agricole, at 21:58

53. Sandy Casar (F), FDJeux.com, at 22:05

54. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), Fassa Bortolo, at 22:07

55. Ruben Diaz De Cerio (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 22:14

56. Benoit Poilvet (F), Credit Agricole, at 22:24

57. Frédéric Bessy (F), Cofidis, at 23:07

58. Tom Boonen (B), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 23:44

59. Tyler Hamilton (USA), CSC, at 24:18

60. Koos Moerenhout (NED), Lotto-Domo, at 24:33

61. Pavel Padrnos (Cz), U.S. Postal Service, at 25:37

62. Ronny Scholz (G), Gerolsteiner, at 25:37

63. Frank Hoj (Dk), Fakta, at 26:05

64. Cédric Vasseur (F), Cofidis, at 26:11

65. Alexandre Moos (Swi), Phonak, at 27:44

66. Matthias Kessler (G), Telekom, at 28:40

67. David Canada (Sp), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 28:46

68. Lars Bak (Dk), Fakta, at 30:21

69. David Arroyo (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 30:53

70. Guido Trenti (USA), Fassa Bortolo, at 31:18

71. Mikel Astarloza (Sp), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 32:20

72. Jordi Riera (Sp), Kelme, at 35:00

73. Mikel Pradera (Sp), ONCE – Eroski, at 35:10

74. Patrice Halgand (F), Jean Delatour, at 35:11

75. Benoit Salmon (F), Phonak, at 35:42

76. Lennie Kristensen (Dk), CSC, at 36:15

77. Unai Etxebarria (VEN), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 36:35

78. Baden Cooke (Aus), FDJeux.com, at 36:47

79. Médéric Clain (F), Cofidis, at 37:42

80. Christophe Mengin (F), FDJeux.com, at 38:17

81. René Joergensen (Dk), Fakta, at 38:30

82. Nicolas Jalabert (F), CSC, at 39:30

83. Torsten Hiekmann (G), Telekom, at 39:34

84. Fabrice Gougot (F), Phonak, at 40:40

85. Frank Schleck (Lux), CSC, at 42:23

86. Antonio Cruz (USA), U.S. Postal Service, at 42:26

87. Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol), Cofidis, at 42:58

88. Marius Sabaliauskas (LTU), Saeco, at 43:28

89. Tristan Hoffman (NED), CSC, at 44:44

90. Rene Haselbacher (A), Gerolsteiner, at 45:07

91. Thomas Eriksen (Dk), CSC, at 45:39

92. Wilfried Cretskens (B), Quick Step-Davitamon, at 45:50

93. Bradley Wiggins (GB), FDJeux.com, at 45:51

94. Lizuarte Martins (P), Milaneza – MSS, at 47:12

95. Sebastian Lang (G), Gerolsteiner, at 48:28

96. Philippe Gaumont (F), Cofidis, at 48:53

97. Manuel Calvente (Sp), CSC, at 49:19

98. Alberto Martinez Jos (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 49:40

99. Christophe Oriol (F), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 49:48

100. Alexandre Usov (Blr), Phonak, at 49:51

101. Inigo Chaurreau (Sp), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 49:57

102. Leon Van Bon (NED), Lotto-Domo, at 50:05

103. Isaac Galvez (Sp), Kelme, at 50:41

104. Aart Vierhouten (NED), Lotto-Domo, at 51:11

105. Andy Flickinger (F), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 51:19

106. Michael Skelde (Dk), Fakta, at 51:51

107. Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 53:13

108. Bobby Julich (USA), Telekom, at 53:29

109. Alberto Lopez De Munain (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 54:16

110. Julian Winn (GB), Fakta, at 54:49

111. Nicolas Portal (F), Ag2R Prevoyance, at 56:21

112. Steffen Weigold (G), Gerolsteiner, at 56:33

113. Nicola Loda (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 57:02

114. Paulo Barroso (P), Milaneza – MSS, at 57:06

115. Werner Riebenbauer (A), Fakta, at 57:24

116. Danilo Hondo (G), Telekom, at 1:02:19

117. Damon Kluck (USA), U.S. Postal Service, at 1:03:12

118. Mario Aerts (B), Telekom, at 1:13:41