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Reynes wins snowy stage at Paris-Nice

In what was great weather to go skiing in central France on Wednesday, the Paris-Nice bicycle stage doggedly pushed on despite frigid temperatures and snowy roads that forced organizers to shorten a stage for the second straight day. With snow piled four-feet deep alongside the road, race organizers had no choice but to cut the stage from 174km to 118km and eliminate the highest, snow-covered reaches of the course. Despite an early breakaway that included Floyd Landis (Phonak) and defending champion Jörg Jaksche (Liberty Seguros), the sprinters once again drove it home. Vicente Reynes (Illes

By Andrew Hood

First Score - Reynes gets his first win in the elite ranks

First Score – Reynes gets his first win in the elite ranks

Photo: Graham Watson

In what was great weather to go skiing in central France on Wednesday, the Paris-Nice bicycle stage doggedly pushed on despite frigid temperatures and snowy roads that forced organizers to shorten a stage for the second straight day. With snow piled four-feet deep alongside the road, race organizers had no choice but to cut the stage from 174km to 118km and eliminate the highest, snow-covered reaches of the course. Despite an early breakaway that included Floyd Landis (Phonak) and defending champion Jörg Jaksche (Liberty Seguros), the sprinters once again drove it home. Vicente Reynes (Illes Balears) took advantage of the slightly rising finish and the unorganized peloton to pip the favorites and move into third overall at four seconds back. “I almost fell in the last part of the stage when I touched Jens Voigt. I really like this sort of sprint going uphill. It suits me well and everything went perfectly today,” said the Spaniard who broke down into tears after scoring his second career victory. A livid Fred Rodriguez (Davitamon-Lotto) pounded his right fist on his handlebars after coming through third on the right side of the sprint while Italian-American Guido Trenti (Quick Step) took second. “After the end of (Vinokourov’s) attack I saw Voigt was up at the front, so I took his wheel,” Reynes continued. “I didn’t know what the finish was like but when I saw it was on a slight incline I said to myself it was worth attacking. So I really went for it with around 300 meters to go.” Prologue-winner Jens Voigt (CSC) started an early sprint and race leader Tom Boonen (Quick Step) got blocked in on the narrow approach to open the window of opportunity for Reynes. “I was with Guido (Trenti) but Voigt went over to the left and I couldn’t get through,” said Boonen, a winner of the opening two stages. “I was feeling good, it was an easy stage but I just couldn’t contend in the sprint.” Boonen came through seventh, but retained the leader’s jersey some three seconds ahead of Erik Dekker (Rabobank). Early break in short track
Riders lined up in Thiers dressed in full winter gear, but a few hard-nosed Belgians actually raced in shorts in the finest “real men” tradition. Race organizers moved the finish line to Craponne-sur-Arzon deep in the snowy heart of the Massif Central to avoid the worse conditions at higher elevations. Some chilled 163 riders started the stage and things didn’t take long to heat up. David Moncoutié (Cofidis) led the charge over the Cat. 2 Côte de Courpière and took the mountain points to move into the KOM jersey. On the descent, Landis (Phonak), Yaroslav Popovych (Discovery Channel) and Nicki Sorensen (CSC) followed the wheel. Defending champion Jorg Jaksche (Liberty Seguros) bridged out on the Côte de Lavel and formed a group of 11 riders who pulled clear and built up a 30-second lead at just over 30km into the race. The lead expanded to 50 seconds with 25km to go when Landis dropped off the pace as Team CSC and Quick Step collaborated to start the chase in earnest. Dave Zabriskie and Kurt-Asle Arvesen took pulls for CSC and Michael Rogers and Rik Verbrugghe for Quick Step to end the adventure with about 12km to go. “I had good sensations on the climb and I tried to escape after some attempts by Voigt,” Jaksche said. “It was hard to think about trying to arrive to the finish because there were a lot of flat roads. They caught us, even though we tried again with the team.” It turned frenetic in the final kilometers with a string of animated attacks. Liberty then tried to send Luis León Sanchez, Alberto Contador and Jaksche on the march with 7km to go, but Alexandre Vinokourov (T-Mobile) and CSC were quick to snuff the move. León Sanchez had another go with Cadel Evans (Davitamon-Lotto) following the wheel with 6km to go. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) inched away with 4.5km to go with Sylvain Chavanel (Cofidis) chasing hard, forcing the peloton to grit its collective teeth trying to keep track of the late sorties. Armstrong taking no risks
Armstrong once again played it safe, coming through 99th with the main bunch. Dressed in full winter gear, including a Discovery Channel vest, the six-time Tour champion wasn’t going to take any unnecessary risks on the wet, potentially icy roads and stayed safely tucked near the back of the bunch during most of the day. Leon Von Bon (Davitamon-Lotto) and Ronny Scholz (Gerolsteiner) didn’t finish and Rony Martias (Bouygues) didn’t start. More changes are expected for Thursday’s fourth stage. It’s scheduled to start in what was supposed to be Wednesday’s finish in Le Chambon sur Ligne, but with more cold temperatures and snow in store, officials are sure to make changes once again. The course does push south toward Montélimar and into the Rhone Valley where mild temperatures await the frosty peloton. The “Race to the Sun” will finally get a reprieve in the coming days. It was a roasty 15-degrees Celsius in Nice on Wednesday. After four days of frigid temperatures, that’s a downright balmy.

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Results

Results Stage 1
1. Vicente Reynes (Sp), Illes Balears, 2:40:51

2. Guido Trenti (USA), Quickstep, 00:00

3. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, 00:00

4. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Liberty Seguros, 00:00

5. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, 00:00

6. Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz), Cofidis, 00:00

7. Tom Boonen (B), Quickstep, 00:00

8. Philippe Gilbert (B), Francaise des Jeux, 00:00

9. Nico Mattan (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 00:00

10. Kim Kirchen (Lux), Fassa Bortolo, 00:00

11. Gorka Gonzalez (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 00:00

12. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), CSC, 00:00

13. Dario Cioni (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, 00:00

14. Martin Perdiguero M.angel (Sp), Phonak, 00:00

15. Luis Sanchez (Sp), Liberty Seguros, 00:00

16. Mirko Celestino (I), Domina Vacanze, 00:00

17. Franco Pellizotti (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, 00:00

18. Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz), Domina Vacanze, 00:00

19. Steven De Jongh (Nl), Rabobank, 00:00

20. Constantino Zaballa (Sp), Saunier Duval, 00:00

21. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), Credit Agricole, 00:00

22. Grischa Niermann (G), Rabobank, 00:00

23. Erik Dekker (Nl), Rabobank, 00:00

24. Frank Schleck (Lux), CSC, 00:00

25. Arvesen Kurt-Asle (Nor), CSC, 00:00

26. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz), T-Mobile, 00:00

27. LÖvkvist Thomas (Swe), Francaise des Jeux, 00:00

28. Mario Aerts (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 00:00

29. Axel Merckx (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 00:00

30. Iker Camano (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 00:00

31. Christophe Brandt (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 00:00

32. Egoi Martinez (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 00:00

33. Roy Sentjens (Nl), Rabobank, 00:00

34. Alberto Contador (Sp), Liberty Seguros, 00:00

35. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, 00:00

36. Cadel Evans (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, 00:00

37. Davide Rebellin (I), Gerolsteiner, 00:00

38. Rik Verbrugghe (B), Quickstep, 00:00

39. Jimmy Engoulvent (F), Cofidis, 00:00

40. Nicolas Portal (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 00:00

41. Juan Antonio Flecha (Sp), Fassa Bortolo, 00:00

42. Vila Errandonea Patxi Xabie (Sp), Lampre, 00:00

43. Thomas Voeckler (F), Bouygues Telecom, 00:00

44. Ludovic Turpin (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 00:00

45. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery Channel, 00:00

46. Marco Serpellini (I), Gerolsteiner, 00:00

47. Aitor Osa (Sp), Illes Balears, 00:00

48. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), Fassa Bortolo, 00:00

49. Jose Angel Gomez (Sp), Saunier Duval, 00:00

50. Gorka Verdugo (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 00:00

51. Javier Ramirez (Sp), Liberty Seguros, 00:00

52. Marc Lotz (Nl), Quickstep, 00:00

53. Evgeni Petrov (Rus), Lampre, 00:00

54. Alejandro Valverde (Sp), Illes Balears, 00:00

55. Freddy Bichot (F), Francaise des Jeux, 00:00

56. Paolo Savoldelli (I), Discovery Channel, 00:00

57. Manuel Beltran (Sp), Discovery Channel, 00:00

58. Nicki Sorensen (Dk), CSC, 00:00

59. Igor Anton (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 00:00

60. Mikel Astarloza (Sp), Ag2r Prevoyance, 00:00

61. Marcel Strauss (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 00:00

62. Jorg Ludewig (G), Domina Vacanze, 00:00

63. Bingen Fernandez (Sp), Cofidis, 00:00

64. Jorg Jaksche (G), Liberty Seguros, 00:00

65. Tom Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel, 00:00

66. Viatceslav Ekimov (Rus), Discovery Channel, 00:00

67. Oscar Pereiro Sio (Sp), Phonak, 00:00

68. Azevedo José (P), Discovery Channel, 00:00

69. Gilberto Simoni (I), Lampre, 00:00

70. Sylvain Chavanel (F), Cofidis, 00:00

71. Johan Van Summeren (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 00:00

72. Volodymir Gustov (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, 00:00

73. Rubiera José Luis (Sp), Discovery Channel, 00:00

74. Oscar Sevilla (Sp), T-Mobile, 00:00

75. Bram Tankink (Nl), Quickstep, 00:00

76. Michael Rogers (Aus), Quickstep, 00:00

77. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), Phonak, 00:00

78. Stephane Goubert (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 00:00

79. Nicolas Jalabert (F), Phonak, 00:00

80. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Sp), Liberty Seguros, 00:00

81. Bessy Frédéric (F), Cofidis, 00:00

82. Dariusz Baranowski (Pol), Liberty Seguros, 00:00

83. Kevin De Weert (B), Quickstep, 00:00

84. Fabian Jeker (Swi), Saunier Duval, 00:00

85. Vaugrenard Benoît (F), Francaise des Jeux, 00:00

86. Laurent Lefevre (F), Bouygues Telecom, 00:00

87. Dario Frigo (I), Fassa Bortolo, 00:00

88. Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz), Credit Agricole, 00:00

89. Joaquim Rodriguez (Sp), Saunier Duval, 00:00

90. CarlstrÖm Kjell (FIN), Liquigas-Bianchi, 00:00

91. Tadej Valjavec (SLO), Phonak, 00:00

92. Mauro Facci (I), Fassa Bortolo, 00:00

93. Didier Rous (F), Bouygues Telecom, 00:00

94. Jan Boven (Nl), Rabobank, 00:00

95. Thomas Dekker (Nl), Rabobank, 00:00

96. Leonardo Piepoli (I), Saunier Duval, 00:00

97. Benoit Poilvet (F), Credit Agricole, 00:00

98. Nicolas Fritsch (F), Saunier Duval, 00:00

99. Lance Armstrong (USA), Discovery Channel, 00:00

100. David Navas (Sp), Illes Balears, 00:00

101. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, 00:00

102. Inigo Cuesta (Sp), Saunier Duval, 00:00

103. Beat Zberg (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 00:00

104. Kevin Hulsmans (B), Quickstep, 00:00

105. Joost Posthuma (Nl), Rabobank, 00:00

106. Alexandre Moos (Swi), Phonak, 00:00

107. Georg Totschnig (A), Gerolsteiner, 00:00

108. Charles Wegelius (GB), Liquigas-Bianchi, 00:00

109. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC, 00:00

110. Carlos Sastre (Sp), CSC, 00:00

111. David Moncoutie (F), Cofidis, 00:00

112. Luis Perez-Rodriguez (Sp), Cofidis, 00:20

113. Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz), Credit Agricole, 00:00

114. Finot Frédéric (F), Francaise des Jeux, 02:29

115. Jonathan Gonzalez Rios (Sp), Illes Balears, 07:08

116. Daniel Becke (G), Illes Balears, 07:08

117. Sergio Ghisalberti (I), Domina Vacanze, 08:18

118. Andrea Moletta (I), Gerolsteiner, 08:18

119. Luciano Pagliarini (BRA), Liquigas-Bianchi, 09:35

120. Unai Yus (Sp), Bouygues Telecom, 09:35

121. Nicola Loda (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, 09:35

122. Alessandro Cortinovis (I), Domina Vacanze, 09:35

123. Inigo Chaurreau (Sp), Ag2r Prevoyance, 09:35

124. Alberto Lopez Munain (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 09:35

125. Paolo Bossoni (I), Fassa Bortolo, 09:35

126. Francisco Ventoso (Sp), Saunier Duval, 09:35

127. Koen De Kort (Nl), Liberty Seguros, 09:35

128. Andrej Hauptman (SLO), Fassa Bortolo, 09:35

129. Cyril Dessel (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 09:35

130. Thomas Ziegler (G), Gerolsteiner, 09:35

131. Christophe Detilloux (B), Francaise des Jeux, 09:35

132. Ian Mcleod (RSA), Francaise des Jeux, 09:35

133. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank, 09:35

134. Alessandro Ballan (I), Lampre, 09:35

135. Andy Flickinger (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 09:35

136. Patrick Calcagni (Swi), Liquigas-Bianchi, 09:35

137. Matthieu Sprick (F), Bouygues Telecom, 09:35

138. Aketza Pena (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 09:35

139. Pierrick Fedrigo (F), Bouygues Telecom, 09:35

140. Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun), Credit Agricole, 09:35

141. Pineau Jérôme (F), Bouygues Telecom, 09:35

142. Mikel Artetxe (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 09:35

143. Nicolas Vogondy (F), Credit Agricole, 09:35

144. Jaan Kirsipuu (Est), Credit Agricole, 09:35

145. Serguei Ivanov (Rus), T-Mobile, 09:35

146. Xabier Zandio (Sp), Illes Balears, 09:35

147. David Loosli (Swi), Lampre, 14:02

148. Matej Jurco (SVK), Domina Vacanze, 14:02

149. Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz), T-Mobile, 14:02

150. Torsten Hiekmann (G), T-Mobile, 14:02

151. Fabien Sanchez (F), Francaise des Jeux, 14:02

152. Nazon Jean-Patrick (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 14:02

153. Daniele Righi (I), Lampre, 14:02

154. Jimmy Casper (F), Cofidis, 14:02

155. Salvatore Commesso (I), Lampre, 14:02

156. Angelo Furlan (I), Domina Vacanze, 14:02

157. Bram Schmitz (Nl), T-Mobile, 19:05

158. Olaf Pollack (G), T-Mobile, 19:05

159. Gerrit Glomser (A), Lampre, 19:05

160. Rafael Nuritdinov (UZB), Domina Vacanze, 19:05

161. Korff André (G), T-Mobile, 19:05
Did not finish

Leon Van Bon (Nl), Davitamon-Lotto

Ronny Scholz (G), Gerolsteiner
Did not start

Rony Martias (F), Bouygues Telecom

Overall, after three stages
1. Tom Boonen (B), Quickstep, 7:58:46

2. Erik Dekker (Nl), Rabobank, 00:03

3. Vicente Reynes (Sp), Illes Balears, 00:04

4. Arvesen Kurt-Asle (Nor), CSC, 00:05

5. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), CSC, 00:09

6. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, 00:09

7. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), Fassa Bortolo, 00:11

8. Philippe Gilbert (B), Francaise des Jeux, 00:16

9. Thomas Voeckler (F), Bouygues Telecom, 00:16

10. Constantino Zaballa (Sp), Saunier Duval, 00:16

11. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, 00:16

12. Alejandro Valverde (Sp), Illes Balears, 00:17

13. Juan Antonio Flecha (Sp), Fassa Bortolo, 00:18

14. Frank Schleck (Lux), CSC, 00:20

15. Kim Kirchen (Lux), Fassa Bortolo, 00:20

16. Axel Merckx (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 00:25

17. Guido Trenti (USA), Quickstep, 00:29

18. Steven De Jongh (Nl), Rabobank, 00:31

19. Kevin Hulsmans (B), Quickstep, 00:48

20. Sylvain Chavanel (F), Cofidis, 00:54

21. Nicki Sorensen (Dk), CSC, 00:54

22. Nico Mattan (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 00:54

23. Oscar Pereiro Sio (Sp), Phonak, 00:56

24. Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz), T-Mobile, 00:57

25. Jorg Jaksche (G), Liberty Seguros, 00:58

26. LÖvkvist Thomas (Swe), Francaise des Jeux, 00:58

27. Jimmy Engoulvent (F), Cofidis, 00:58

28. Franco Pellizotti (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, 01:00

29. Johan Van Summeren (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 01:02

30. Luis Sanchez (Sp), Liberty Seguros, 01:03

31. Egoi Martinez (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 01:03

32. Bram Tankink (Nl), Quickstep, 01:04

33. Christophe Brandt (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 01:07

34. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Liberty Seguros, 01:07

35. Marc Lotz (Nl), Quickstep, 01:08

36. Iker Camano (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 01:09

37. Joaquim Rodriguez (Sp), Saunier Duval, 01:09

38. Javier Ramirez (Sp), Liberty Seguros, 01:10

39. Gilberto Simoni (I), Lampre, 01:11

40. Vila Errandonea Patxi Xabie (Sp), Lampre, 01:12

41. Michael Rogers (Aus), Quickstep, 01:13

42. Davide Rebellin (I), Gerolsteiner, 01:15

43. Dariusz Baranowski (Pol), Liberty Seguros, 01:15

44. Cadel Evans (Aus), Davitamon-Lotto, 01:15

45. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Sp), Liberty Seguros, 01:15

46. Mauro Facci (I), Fassa Bortolo, 01:16

47. Rubiera José Luis (Sp), Discovery Channel, 01:16

48. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), Credit Agricole, 01:17

49. Mario Aerts (B), Davitamon-Lotto, 01:19

50. Azevedo José (P), Discovery Channel, 01:20

51. Evgeni Petrov (Rus), Lampre, 01:23

52. Aitor Osa (Sp), Illes Balears, 01:24

53. Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz), Domina Vacanze, 01:26

54. Stephane Goubert (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 01:28

55. Jose Angel Gomez (Sp), Saunier Duval, 01:28

56. Viatceslav Ekimov (Rus), Discovery Channel, 01:29

57. Mirko Celestino (I), Domina Vacanze, 01:30

58. Ludovic Turpin (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 01:31

59. Thomas Dekker (Nl), Rabobank, 01:31

60. Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz), Cofidis, 01:33

61. Mikel Astarloza (Sp), Ag2r Prevoyance, 01:33

62. Lance Armstrong (USA), Discovery Channel, 01:35

63. Manuel Beltran (Sp), Discovery Channel, 01:36

64. Paolo Savoldelli (I), Discovery Channel, 01:36

65. Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz), Credit Agricole, 01:37

66. Floyd Landis (USA), Phonak, 01:39

67. Volodymir Gustov (Ukr), Fassa Bortolo, 01:44

68. Nicolas Jalabert (F), Phonak, 01:46

69. Rik Verbrugghe (B), Quickstep, 01:47

70. Dario Cioni (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, 01:48

71. Tom Danielson (USA), Discovery Channel, 01:50

72. Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz), Credit Agricole, 01:55

73. Alberto Contador (Sp), Liberty Seguros, 02:03

74. Alexandre Moos (Swi), Phonak, 02:07

75. David Navas (Sp), Illes Balears, 02:09

76. David Zabriskie (USA), CSC, 02:15

77. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), Phonak, 02:16

78. Kevin De Weert (B), Quickstep, 02:16

79. Bingen Fernandez (Sp), Cofidis, 02:23

80. Carlos Sastre (Sp), CSC, 02:29

81. Tadej Valjavec (SLO), Phonak, 02:33

82. Oscar Sevilla (Sp), T-Mobile, 02:40

83. Roy Sentjens (Nl), Rabobank, 02:51

84. Gorka Verdugo (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 02:54

85. Dario Frigo (I), Fassa Bortolo, 03:09

86. Jorg Ludewig (G), Domina Vacanze, 03:21

87. Gorka Gonzalez (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 03:24

88. Grischa Niermann (G), Rabobank, 03:28

89. Vaugrenard Benoît (F), Francaise des Jeux, 03:30

90. Marco Serpellini (I), Gerolsteiner, 03:31

91. Nicolas Portal (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 03:31

92. Freddy Bichot (F), Francaise des Jeux, 03:40

93. Benoit Poilvet (F), Credit Agricole, 03:43

94. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr), Discovery Channel, 04:14

95. Joost Posthuma (Nl), Rabobank, 04:29

96. CarlstrÖm Kjell (FIN), Liquigas-Bianchi, 04:39

97. Jan Boven (Nl), Rabobank, 04:41

98. Marcel Strauss (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 05:09

99. Didier Rous (F), Bouygues Telecom, 05:16

100. David Moncoutie (F), Cofidis, 05:24

101. Finot Frédéric (F), Francaise des Jeux, 05:32

102. Martin Perdiguero M.angel (Sp), Phonak, 05:44

103. Beat Zberg (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 06:08

104. Inigo Cuesta (Sp), Saunier Duval, 06:20

105. Bessy Frédéric (F), Cofidis, 06:28

106. Luis Perez-Rodriguez (Sp), Cofidis, 06:36

107. Igor Anton (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 07:13

108. Laurent Lefevre (F), Bouygues Telecom, 08:46

109. Leonardo Piepoli (I), Saunier Duval, 09:02

110. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Davitamon-Lotto, 09:30

111. Nicolas Fritsch (F), Saunier Duval, 09:52

112. Francisco Ventoso (Sp), Saunier Duval, 09:58

113. Fabian Jeker (Swi), Saunier Duval, 10:00

114. Andrea Moletta (I), Gerolsteiner, 10:15

115. Daniel Becke (G), Illes Balears, 10:28

116. Pineau Jérôme (F), Bouygues Telecom, 10:32

117. Paolo Bossoni (I), Fassa Bortolo, 10:35

118. Koen De Kort (Nl), Liberty Seguros, 10:50

119. Thomas Ziegler (G), Gerolsteiner, 10:58

120. Patrick Calcagni (Swi), Liquigas-Bianchi, 11:08

121. Alessandro Ballan (I), Lampre, 11:10

122. Luciano Pagliarini (BRA), Liquigas-Bianchi, 11:14

123. Georg Totschnig (A), Gerolsteiner, 11:34

124. Xabier Zandio (Sp), Illes Balears, 11:40

125. Andrej Hauptman (SLO), Fassa Bortolo, 11:42

126. Jaan Kirsipuu (Est), Credit Agricole, 11:44

127. Sergio Ghisalberti (I), Domina Vacanze, 11:52

128. Unai Yus (Sp), Bouygues Telecom, 11:57

129. Serguei Ivanov (Rus), T-Mobile, 12:03

130. Aketza Pena (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 12:08

131. Alessandro Cortinovis (I), Domina Vacanze, 12:08

132. Ian Mcleod (RSA), Francaise des Jeux, 12:18

133. Andy Flickinger (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 12:28

134. Cyril Dessel (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 12:40

135. Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun), Credit Agricole, 12:48

136. Charles Wegelius (GB), Liquigas-Bianchi, 13:15

137. Jimmy Casper (F), Cofidis, 14:30

138. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank, 14:42

139. Nicolas Vogondy (F), Credit Agricole, 15:14

140. Christophe Detilloux (B), Francaise des Jeux, 15:25

141. Pierrick Fedrigo (F), Bouygues Telecom, 15:50

142. Inigo Chaurreau (Sp), Ag2r Prevoyance, 15:52

143. Mikel Artetxe (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 16:07

144. Alberto Lopez Munain (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, 16:59

145. Angelo Furlan (I), Domina Vacanze, 17:14

146. Daniele Righi (I), Lampre, 17:38

147. Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz), T-Mobile, 17:38

148. Matthieu Sprick (F), Bouygues Telecom, 18:21

149. Salvatore Commesso (I), Lampre, 18:40

150. Nicola Loda (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, 19:05

151. Jonathan Gonzalez Rios (Sp), Illes Balears, 19:35

152. Matej Jurco (SVK), Domina Vacanze, 19:47

153. Fabien Sanchez (F), Francaise des Jeux, 20:02

154. Olaf Pollack (G), T-Mobile, 20:04

155. David Loosli (Swi), Lampre, 20:08

156. Nazon Jean-Patrick (F), Ag2r Prevoyance, 21:26

157. Korff André (G), T-Mobile, 22:45

158. Gerrit Glomser (A), Lampre, 22:51

159. Rafael Nuritdinov (UZB), Domina Vacanze, 23:55

160. Torsten Hiekmann (G), T-Mobile, 25:26

161. Bram Schmitz (Nl), T-Mobile, 26:25