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Tuesday’s EuroFile: Van Dijk takes Benelux stage; No world’s for Oscar? Missing Cuban; CSC goes to Britain

Dutchman Stefan Van Dijk (Mr. Bookmaker) dominated the sprint finish of a 196-kilometer race from St. Truiden to win the sixth and penultimate stage of the Tour of Benelux in Hoogstraten near Brussels on Tuesday. Belgian Rik Verbrugghe, (QuickStep), retained the race lead going into Wednesday's final stage - a 26.3km individual time trial in Etten-Leur in the Netherlands. Van Dijk sprinted to victory ahead of Discovery Channel's Max Van Heeswijk - who has already won two stages in the event.-Agence France Presse Results in the 195.9km sixth stage of the Tour of Benelux between

By Andrew Hood

Not this time: Freire probably won't be defending his world title on home turf

Not this time: Freire probably won’t be defending his world title on home turf

Photo: AFP (file photo)

Dutchman Stefan Van Dijk (Mr. Bookmaker) dominated the sprint finish of a 196-kilometer race from St. Truiden to win the sixth and penultimate stage of the Tour of Benelux in Hoogstraten near Brussels on Tuesday.

Van Dijk takes the sprint

Van Dijk takes the sprint

Photo: AFP

Belgian Rik Verbrugghe, (QuickStep), retained the race lead going into Wednesday’s final stage – a 26.3km individual time trial in Etten-Leur in the Netherlands.

Van Dijk sprinted to victory ahead of Discovery Channel’s Max Van Heeswijk – who has already won two stages in the event.
-Agence France Presse

Results in the 195.9km sixth stage of the Tour of Benelux between St.Truiden and Hoogstraten in Belgium
(Agence France Presse)
1. Stefan Van Dijk (Nl), Mr. Bookmaker, 195.9 kilometers in 4:10:37(47kph)
2. Max Van Heeswijk (Nl), Discovery Channel
3. Simone Cadamuro (I), Domina Vacanze
4. Tom Steels (B), Davitamon-Lotto
5. Marco Zanotti (I), Liquigas-Bianchi
6. Erik Zabel (G), T-Mobile
7. Steven De Jongh (Nl), Rabobank
8. Daniele Bennati (I), Lampre-Caffita
9. Allan Davis (Aus), Liberty Seguros
10. André Korff (G), T-Mobile
Full Results

Overall after 6 stages
1. Rik Verbrugghe (B), QuickStep, 28:36:10
2. Allan Davis (Aus), Liberty Seguros, at 0:05
3. Erik Dekker (Nl), Rabobank, at 0:13
4. Michael Blaudzun (Dk), CSC, at 0:15
5. Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Sp), Liberty Seguros 0:17
6. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (B), Discovery Channel, at 0:19
7. Andreas Klier (G), T-Mobile, at 0:21
8. Thomas Dekker (Nl), Rabobank, at 0:26
9. Serguei Ivanov (Rus), T-Mobile, at 0:37
10. Pieter Mertens (B), Chocolade Jacques
FullResults

Freire doubtful for jersey defense
Three-time world champion Oscar Freire is all but certain to miss the 2005 world’s set for Sept. 25 in Madrid.

“I’m still unable to train and it will be impossible for me to go to Madrid,” the Spaniard told the sports daily AS on Tuesday. “I’m really annoyed to be missing out because it was a great opportunity for me. I’m sure a lot of people would have come to see me riding at home.”

Freire – a winner of the rainbow jersey in Verona in 1999, Lisbon in 2001 and for a third time in Verona last year – abandoned the Tour of Switzerland in June and underwent surgery on his ischial tuberosity in his lower hip near the femur.

“The wound has healed but the problem is with the bone,” he said. “It is a very delicate area, with a lot of nerve connections and tendons. When I support the weight of my body on the saddle I get a lot of pain.”

Freire was scheduled to travel to Amsterdam on Tuesday to meet with Rabobank team doctors for further exams. Recovery was expected to take three weeks, but with the world championships just more than a month away, Freire admits time is running out.

“I prefer to go little by little with thinking about when I can come back,” he said. “It’s a little frustrating because you don’t know when you’re going to get well again.”

Theo de Rooij, the manager of Freire’s Rabobank team that the diagnosis was not 100-percent certain.

“We can’t confirm what has been reported in the Spanish press,” De Rooij told Agence France Presse. “It is pure speculation.”

Freire was one of the favorites for the Madrid course, well-suited for a sprinter’s finish. The Spanish rider was hoping to become the first racer to win a fourth world title. Alfredo Binda, Rick Van Steenberger and Eddy Merckx have all won three titles as well.

The announcement is further bad news for the Spanish team. Alejandro Valverde is still having trouble recovering from knee problems suffered during the Tour de France and isn’t likely to start the Vuelta a España, though he’s still hopeful to be ready in time for the world’s.

Savoldelli to face surgery
Paolo Savoldelli (Discovery Channel) says his 2005 racing season is over with the prospect of surgery to remove a saddle sore.

“Forced rest,” he told Tutto Bici. “I will be operated on to remove an annoying cyst. I believe my season at the highest level is over.”

Savoldelli’s career has undergone a rebirth since joining Discovery Channel after two frustrating, injury-plagued seasons with T-Mobile. He won his second Giro d’Italia then took a wily stage-win in Revel at the Tour de France.

Nicknamed il Falco for his incredible descending skills, Savoldelli said he was satisfied with his performance at the Tour, where he helped Lance Armstrong win a seventh Tour title.

“My job was to help Lance and I gave everything for him,” he said, before adding it’s too early to think about next year. “Right now I have to rest and recover from the season. What will happen in 2006 is still to be decided.”

Aggiano extends with LPR
Elia Aggiano has signed a contract extension to stay with Italian team LPR through the 2006. A two-year veteran of the team, Aggiano has won 10 races in his career, including a stage win at Sassuolo at Coppi & Bartali.

“Elias has demonstrated a temperament and professionalism. His result in Sassuolo will live in the annals of cycling,” said team manager Oscar Piscina. “He’s giving everything during the entire season and sacrificed himself for the team. There’s always a place for riders with these qualities on our team.”

Cuban rider may have defected
One of the riders from the national Cuba cycling team is missing after competing in the recent Vuelta a León in northern Spain and officials think he may be trying to defect and stay in Europe.

Luis Alberto Romero has been missing since the final stage last weekend when he didn’t show up for a post-race team dinner. The remainder of the team is expected to travel to a race in Germany this week and then stay in Europe to compete in the world championships in Madrid next month.

CSC to race Brit’ tour
Team CSC has confirmed it will race in the Tour of Britain, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 4.

“The team is delighted to be riding the Tour of Britain, and I strongly believe that we have the correct balance to make a serious impact on this year’s race,” said Team CSC boss Bjarne Riis. “We have some great riders who will provide us with a whole host of talents. For now we are going to train hard so we are fully focused for the start.”

Spearheading the CSC attack will be Australian Olympic and double World Pursuit Champion Luke Roberts, who in his first year on the professional road racing tour has shown the cycling world that he can convert his talents to road racing showground.

Supporting Roberts in his challenge for the yellow jersey is a line-up of riders who have all sustained a reputation for attacking the road. Former Norwegian champion, Kurt-Asle Arvessen along with the 2004 Danish National Champion Micheal Blaudzun will provide excellent experience and aggression.

Team CSC for Tour of Britain
Kurk-Asle Arvesen, NOR
Lars Michaelsen, DEN
Michael Blaudzun, DEN
Allan Johansen, DEN
Thomas Bruun Eriksen, DEN
Luke Roberts, AUS

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Results

Results in the 195.9km sixth stage of the Tour of Benelux between St.
Truiden and Hoogstraten in Belgium

(Agnece France Presse)

1. Stefan Van Dijk (Nl), Mr. Bookmaker, 195.9 kilometers in 4:10:37
(47kph)

2. Max Van Heeswijk (Nl), Discovery Channel

3. Simone Cadamuro (I), Domina Vacanze

4. Tom Steels (B), Davitamon-Lotto

5. Marco Zanotti (I), Liquigas-Bianchi

6. Erik Zabel (G), T-Mobile

7. Steven De Jongh (Nl), Rabobank

8. Daniele Bennati (I), Lampre-Caffita

9. Allan Davis (Aus), Liberty Seguros

10. André Korff (G), T-Mobile

11. Steven Caethoven (B), Chocolade Jacques

12. Nico Eeckhout (B), Chocolade Jacques

13. Lilian Jegou (F), Française des Jeux

14. Serguei Ivanov (Rus), T-Mobile

15. Aart Vierhouten (Nl), Davitamon-Lotto

16. Angel Edo Alsina (Sp), Saunier Duval

17. Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Sp), Saunier Duval

18. Sascha Urweider (Swi), Phonak

19. Julien Smink (Nl), Shimano-Memory Corp

20. Inaki Isasi Flores (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi

21. Roger Hammond (GB), Discovery Channel

22. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), Credit Agricole

23. Sébastien Chavanel (F), Bouygues Telecom

24. Christophe Detilloux (B), Française des Jeux

25. Leif Hoste (B), Discovery Channel

26. Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Sp), Liberty Seguros

27. Matthé Pronk (Nl), Mr. Bookmaker

28. Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi

29. Pieter Mertens (B), Chocolade Jacques

30. Andrej Hauptman (Slo), Fassa Bortolo

31. Erik Dekker (Nl), Rabobank

32. Janez Brajkovic (Slo), Discovery Channel

33. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC

34. Ludovic Auger (F), Française des Jeux

35. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (B), Discovery Channel

36. Angelo Furlan (I), Domina Vacanze

37. Michael Blaudzun (Dk), CSC

38. Rik Verbrugghe (B), QuickStep

39. Staf Scheirlinckx (B), Cofidis

40. Nicola Loda (I), Liquigas-Bianchi

41. Unai Yus Kerejeta (Sp), Bouygues Telecom

42. Bastiaan Giling (Nl), T-Mobile

43. Mikel Pradera Rodriguez (Sp), Illes Balears

44. José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Sp), Illes Balears

45. Gorik Gardeyn (B), Mr. Bookmaker

46. Jurgen Van Goolen (B), QuickStep

47. Jan Hruska (Cz), Liberty Seguros

48. Andrea Moletta (I), Gerolsteiner

49. Benoît Poilvet (F), Credit Agricole

50. Frank Schleck (Lux), CSC

51. Kevin Van Impe (B), Chocolade Jacques

52. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Liberty Seguros

53. Peter Farazijn (B), Cofidis

54. Christian Vande Velde (USA), CSC

55. Serge Baguet (B), Davitamon-Lotto

56. René Andrle (Cz), Liberty Seguros

57. Ian Mcleod (RSA), Française des Jeux

58. Thomas Dekker (Nl), Rabobank

59. Nick Nuyens (B), QuickStep

60. Peter Van Petegem (B), Davitamon-Lotto

61. Enrico Franzoi (I), Lampre-Caffita

62. Michael Boogerd (Nl), Rabobank

63. Marzio Bruseghin (I), Fassa Bortolo

64. Koen De Kort (Nl), Liberty Seguros

65. David Boucher (F), Mr. Bookmaker

66. Andreas Klier (G), T-Mobile

67. Stijn Devolder (B), Discovery Channel

68. Johan Coenen (B), Mr. Bookmaker

69. Patrick Calcagni (Swi), Liquigas-Bianchi

70. Benoit Joachim (Lux), Discovery Channel

71. Bert Roesems (B), Davitamon-Lotto, all s.t.

72. Rik Reinerink (Nl), Shimano-Memory Corp, at 0:11

73. Markel Irizar Aranburu (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 0:24

74. Koos Moerenhout (Nl), Davitamon-Lotto

75. Imanol Erviti (Sp), Illes Balears

76. Erwin Thijs (B), Mr. Bookmaker, at 0:48

77. Gert Steegmans (B), Davitamon-Lotto, at 1:13

78. Franck Renier (F), Bouygues Telecom

79. Viktor Rapinsky (Blr), Phonak, at 1:18

80. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Saunier Duval

81. Gianluca Sironi (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, at 1:29

82. Frderic Guesdon (F), Française des Jeux

83. Thorwald Veneberg (Nl), Rabobank, at 1:58

84. Rudie Kemna (Nl), Shimano-Memory Corp

85. Jan Boven (Nl), Rabobank

86. Vicente Reynes Mimo (Sp), Illes Balears

87. Steven Kleynen (B), Chocolade Jacques

88. Maarten Wynants (B), Chocolade Jacques

89. Alberto Ongarato (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 2:00

90. Frank Hoj (Dk), Gerolsteiner

91. Isidro Nozal Vega (Sp), Liberty Seguros

92. Servais Knaven (Nl), QuickStep, at 2:41

93. Nicolas Inaudi (F), Cofidis, at 2:57

94. Joan Horrach Rippoll (Sp), Illes Balears, at 3:03

95. Marco Righetto (I), Liquigas-Bianchi

96. Geert Omloop (B), Mr. Bookmaker

97. Kevin De Weert (B), QuickStep

98. Matej Mugerli (Slo), Liquigas-Bianchi

99. Frderik Willems (B), Chocolade Jacques

100. Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (F), Cofidis

101. Christian Werner (G), T-Mobile

102. Marc Wauters (B), Rabobank

103. Bram De Groot (Nl), Rabobank

104. Marco Serpellini (I), Gerolsteiner

105. Enrico Gasparotto (I), Liquigas-Bianchi

106. Fabio Baldato (I), Fassa Bortolo

107. Yohann Gene (F), Bouygues Telecom

108. Dimitri De Fauw (B), QuickStep, all same time

109. Alain Van Katwijk (Nl), Shimano-Memory Corp, at 4:03

110. Gorka Gonzalez Larranaga (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi

111. Christophe Kern (F), Bouygues Telecom

112. Uwe Peschel (G), Gerolsteiner

113. Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por), Liberty Seguros, all s.t.

114. Mads Kaggestad (Nor), Credit Agricole, at 8:12

115. Paolo Fornaciari (I), Lampre-Caffita

116. Gianluca Bortolami (I), Lampre-Caffita

117. Luca Solari (I), Domina Vacanze

118. Alessandro Ballan (I), Lampre-Caffita

119. Enrico Grigoli (I), Domina Vacanze

120. Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col), Phonak

121. Nicholas Roche (Irl), Cofidis

122. Benoît Vaugrenard (F), Française des Jeux

123. Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz), Credit Agricole

124. Ruslan Ivanov (Mda), Domina Vacanze

125. Julian Dean (NZl), Credit Agricole

126. Jose Luis Carrasco Gamiz (Sp), Illes Balears

127. Marco Bos (Nl), Shimano-Memory Corp

128. Addy Engels (Nl), QuickStep

129. Aketza Pena Iza (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi

130. Bart Dockx (B), Davitamon-Lotto

131. Linus Gerdemann (G), CSC

132. Anton Luengo Celaya (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi

133. David Lopez Garcia (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi

134. Frederik Veuchelen (B), Chocolade Jacques

135. Andrea Peron (I), CSC

136. Jason McCartney (USA), Discovery Channel

137. René Haselbacher (A), Gerolsteiner, all s.t.

138. Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 14:04

Did not Finish

Ruggero Borghi (I), Domina Vacanze

Koldo Fernandez (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi

Did not start

Pablo Lastras Garcia (Sp), Illes Balears

 

Overall after 6 stages

1. Rik Verbrugghe (B), QuickStep, at 28:36:10

2. Allan Davis (Aus), Liberty Seguros, at 0:05

3. Erik Dekker (Nl), Rabobank, at 0:13

4. Michael Blaudzun (Dk), CSC, at 0:15

5. Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Sp), Liberty Seguros 0:17

6. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (B), Discovery Channel, at 0:19

7. Andreas Klier (G), T-Mobile, at 0:21

8. Thomas Dekker (Nl), Rabobank, at 0:26

9. Serguei Ivanov (Rus), T-Mobile, at 0:37

10. Pieter Mertens (B), Chocolade Jacques

11. Daniele Bennati (I), Lampre-Caffita

12. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC

13. Leif Hoste (B), Discovery Channel, at 0:41

14. Staf Scheirlinckx (B), Cofidis 0:50

15. Serge Baguet (B), Davitamon-Lotto, at 0:55

16. Nick Nuyens (B), QuickStep, at 1:24

17. Michael Boogerd (Nl), Rabobank, at 2:07

18. Janez Brajkovic (Slo), Discovery Channel, at 2:44

19. José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Sp), Illes Balears

20. Jan Hruska (Cz), Liberty Seguros, at 2:45

21. Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 2:51

22. Jurgen Van Goolen (B), QuickStep, at 2:57

23. Andrea Moletta (I), Gerolsteiner, at 3:04

24. Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 3:05

25. Benoît Poilvet (F), Credit Agricole, at 3:06

26. Inaki Isasi Flores (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 3:48

27. Johan Coenen (B), Mr. Bookmaker, at 4:09

28. Frderic Guesdon (F), Française des Jeux, at 4:29

29. Unai Yus Kerejeta (Sp), Bouygues Telecom, at 4:39

30. Erik Zabel (G), T-Mobile, at 7:08

31. Christian Vande Velde (USA), CSC, at 7:28

32. René Andrle (Cz), Liberty Seguros, at 8:00

33. Koos Moerenhout (Nl), Davitamon-Lotto, at 8:54

34. Roger Hammond (GB), Discovery Channel, at 9:07

35. Marzio Bruseghin (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 9:14

36. Frank Schleck (Lux), CSC, at 9:21

37. Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por), Liberty Seguros 10:04

38. Peter Van Petegem (B), Davitamon-Lotto, at 10:52

39. Alessandro Ballan (I), Lampre-Caffita, at 11:10

40. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Saunier Duval, at 11:55

41. Andrea Peron (I), CSC, at 12:12

42. Marc Wauters (B), Rabobank

43. Christian Werner (G), T-Mobile, at 12:30

44. Gorka Gonzalez Larranaga (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 13:05

45. Aart Vierhouten (Nl), Davitamon-Lotto, at 13:11

46. Frderik Willems (B), Chocolade Jacques, at 13:24

47. Stijn Devolder (B), Discovery Channel, at 13:30

48. Alexandre Botcharov (Rus), Credit Agricole, at 13:31

49. Patrick Calcagni (Swi), Liquigas-Bianchi, at 14:25

50. Steven De Jongh (Nl), Rabobank, at 15:19

51. Mikel Pradera Rodriguez (Sp), Illes Balears 15:54

52. Isidro Nozal Vega (Sp), Liberty Seguros, at 16:03

53. Luca Solari (I), Domina Vacanze, at 17:20

54. Markel Irizar Aranburu (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 17:42

55. Ruslan Ivanov (Mda), Domina Vacanze, at 17:55

56. Sascha Urweider (Swi), Phonak, at 18:34

57. Kevin De Weert (B), QuickStep, at 20:59

58. Vicente Reynes Mimo (Sp), Illes Balears 21:10

59. Kevin Van Impe (B), Chocolade Jacques, at 22:55

60. Angel Edo Alsina (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 23:33

61. André Korff (G), T-Mobile, at 23:36

62. Koen De Kort (Nl), Liberty Seguros, at 23:49

63. Matthé Pronk (Nl), Mr. Bookmaker, at 24:04

64. Marco Zanotti (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, at 24:15

65. Lilian Jegou (F), Française des Jeux, at 26:14

66. Uwe Peschel (G), Gerolsteiner, at 26:37

67. David Boucher (F), Mr. Bookmaker, at 27:41

68. Gert Steegmans (B), Davitamon-Lotto, at 27:51

69. Bart Dockx (B), Davitamon-Lotto, at 28:08

70. Gianluca Bortolami (I), Lampre-Caffita, at

71. Bert Roesems (B), Davitamon-Lotto, at 28:17

72. Imanol Erviti (Sp), Illes Balears, at 29:03

73. Ian Mcleod (RSA), Française des Jeux, at 29:06

74. Fabio Baldato (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 29:15

75. Franck Renier (F), Bouygues Telecom, at 29:41

76. Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz), Credit Agricole, at 30:12

77. Maarten Wynants (B), Chocolade Jacques, at 30:46

78. Gianluca Sironi (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, at 31:24

79. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Liberty Seguros, at

80. Nicola Loda (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, at 31:31

81. Marco Serpellini (I), Gerolsteiner, at 31:40

82. Max Van Heeswijk (Nl), Discovery Channel, at, at 32:16

83. David Lopez Garcia (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 32:17

84. Bastiaan Giling (Nl), T-Mobile, at 32:20

85. Joan Horrach Rippoll (Sp), Illes Balears 32:25

86. Enrico Gasparotto (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, at 33:07

87. Enrico Franzoi (I), Lampre-Caffita, at 33:30

88. Nicholas Roche (Irl), Cofidis 33:37

89. Peter Farazijn (B), Cofidis 33:50

90. Julien Smink (Nl), Shimano-Memory Corp, at 34:07

91. Ludovic Auger (F), Française des Jeux, at 34:15

92. Servais Knaven (Nl), QuickStep, at 35:48

93. Aketza Pena Iza (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 36:41

94. Simone Cadamuro (I), Domina Vacanze, at 37:08

95. Frederik Veuchelen (B), Chocolade Jacques, at 37:34

96. Christophe Detilloux (B), Française des Jeux, at 37:44

97. Tom Steels (B), Davitamon-Lotto, at 38:11

98. Andrej Hauptman (Slo), Fassa Bortolo, at 38:39

99. Geert Omloop (B), Mr. Bookmaker, at 40:33

100. Benoit Joachim (Lux), Discovery Channel, at 40:42

101. Stefan Van Dijk (Nl), Mr. Bookmaker, at 40:56

102. Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (F), Cofidis 40:57

103. Frank Hoj (Dk), Gerolsteiner, at 41:01

104. Addy Engels (Nl), QuickStep, at 41:07

105. Christophe Kern (F), Bouygues Telecom, at 41:39

106. Steven Caethoven (B), Chocolade Jacques 41:58

107. Gorik Gardeyn (B), Mr. Bookmaker, at 42:05

108. Erwin Thijs (B), Mr. Bookmaker, at 42:23

109. Viktor Rapinsky (Blr), Phonak, at 42:44

110. Mads Kaggestad (Nor), Credit Agricole, at 43:03

111. Alberto Ongarato (I), Fassa Bortolo, at 43:09

112. Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col), Phonak 43:25

113. Rudie Kemna (Nl), Shimano-Memory Corp, at 43:30

114. Jan Boven (Nl), Rabobank, at 43:59

115. Marco Righetto (I), Liquigas-Bianchi, at 45:07

116. Jason McCartney (USA), Discovery Channel, at 45:09

117. René Haselbacher (A), Gerolsteiner, at 45:16

118. Thorwald Veneberg (Nl), Rabobank, at 45:23

119. Matej Mugerli (Slo), Liquigas-Bianchi, at 45:31

120. Dimitri De Fauw (B), QuickStep, at 45:41

121. Yohann Gene (F), Bouygues Telecom, at 48:55

122. Rik Reinerink (Nl), Shimano-Memory Corp, at 49:12

123. Linus Gerdemann (G), CSC, at 49:14

124. Anton Luengo Celaya (Sp), Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 49:17

125. Sébastien Chavanel (F), Bouygues Telecom, at 49:57

126. Jose Luis Carrasco Gamiz (Sp), Illes Balears 51:28

127. Julian Dean (NZl), Credit Agricole, at 51:57

128. Bram De Groot (Nl), Rabobank, at 52:16

129. Nico Eeckhout (B), Chocolade Jacques, at 53:19

130. Steven Kleynen (B), Chocolade Jacques, at 53:55

131. Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 54:49

132. Angelo Furlan (I), Domina Vacanze, at 55:00

133. Alain Van Katwijk (Nl), Shimano-Memory Corp, at 55:04

134. Marco Bos (Nl), Shimano-Memory Corp, at 57:37

135. Nicolas Inaudi (F), Cofidis 57:49

136. Paolo Fornaciari (I), Lampre-Caffita, at 1:00:48

137. Benoît Vaugrenard (F), Française des Jeux, at 1:03:13

138. Enrico Grigoli (I), Domina Vacanze, at 1:07:18