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Verbrugghe takes Tour’s longest stage

The Tour de France resumed on Tuesday, following the mountains and Monday’s rest day, and with Lance Armstrong having all but wrapped up the yellow jersey, the race was once again turned over to the opportunists in the peloton. Headbangers. Donkeys. Call them what you want. The breakaway artists were at it again on Stage 15, and Lotto’s Rik Verbrugghe grabbed the stage win after an escape of more than 100 miles. The longest day of the Tour, a 232.5km west-to-east journey from Pau to Lavaur, began on a sour note, as American Jonathan Vaughters (Crédit Agricole) abandoned the race. Vaughters

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By Bryan Jew, VeloNews senior writer

Photo: Graham Watson

The Tour de France resumed on Tuesday, following the mountains and Monday’s rest day, and with Lance Armstrong having all but wrapped up the yellow jersey, the race was once again turned over to the opportunists in the peloton. Headbangers. Donkeys. Call them what you want. The breakaway artists were at it again on Stage 15, and Lotto’s Rik Verbrugghe grabbed the stage win after an escape of more than 100 miles.

The longest day of the Tour, a 232.5km west-to-east journey from Pau to Lavaur, began on a sour note, as American Jonathan Vaughters (Crédit Agricole) abandoned the race. Vaughters was stung by a wasp on a Monday training ride and had an allergic reaction. Unable to take a cortisone injection because of UCI regulations, Vaughters began the day with the entire right side of his face swollen, and his right eye closed shut. He began Tuesday’s stage, but after the first few kilometers had to withdraw. “Try driving your car with a hand over one eye,” he said. “That is what it was like.”

Vaughters wasn’t helped by a race that saw numerous attacks in the early going, and a difficult up-and-down course profile, which featured short hill after short hill on a long day.

After a number of early attacks, a group of 25 riders gained a small lead at the 66km mark, and it turned out to be a favorable combination. The highest placed rider of the 25 was Rabobank’s Michael Boogerd, who began the day in 16th place, more than a half-hour behind. And with 17 different teams represented in the breakaway, all those squads trying for a stage win seemed to be happy. Among the key names in the break were Boogerd and teammate Erik Dekker (Rabobank); Verbrugghe; Nicolas Jalabert (CSC-Tiscali); Danielle Nardello (Mapei-Quick Step); stage 12 winner Felix Cardenas (Kelme-Costa Blanca); and American Bobby Julich (Crédit Agricole), who despite disappointment in the mountain stages, continued his aggressive riding into the final week of the race.

Tuesday’s route went over a beautiful combination of narrow one-lane rural roads in the middle of the French countryside over rolling hills, and bigger, two-lane roads lined with the famous roadside shade trees of France. On those roads, the lead group began to build its lead, and with only token chasing from behind, saw it grow to more than 10 minutes over the next 70km.

There was some token chasing by Armstrong’s Postal team, as well as some effort by Kelme, which was hoping to protect the top-10 overall standing of Oscar Sevilla and Santiago Botero. But for the most part, the peloton was content to let the 25 have their day.

All went smoothly on a sweltering day until about 35km to go, when the infighting began in the breakaway. At that point, a group of five took off, only to be chased down, with Julich doing much of the chasing. Shortly after, though, Lampre’s Marco Pinotti attacked, and his move caused things to split up. He was chased by Verbrugghe and Franck Renier (Bonjour), who were followed by Nardello and Gilles Bouvard (Jean Delatour), but only Verbrugghe could make the junction, with 13km to go.

From there, it became two against 23, as Verbrugghe and Pinotti worked hard on the long, slightly-downhill, tree-lined road into Lavaur. The lead was never more than 20 seconds, and with 1km to go the group of 23 had the leaders in sight, but Pinotti and Verbrugghe were able to hold them off.

Then, with 200 meters to go, Verbrugghe easily jumped around the Italian to score the win.

The sunflowers are out and signal the switch to warm weather

The sunflowers are out and signal the switch to warm weather

Photo: Graham Watson

It was a big win for Lotto, which was one of the late “wild-card” selections into the Tour, and needed a good showing to justify the choice. Verbrugghe, who had won the prologue at the Tour of Italy in May, had hoped for a similar performance at the beginning of the Tour de France, and the yellow jersey to go along with it. Those plans were derailed, however, when he was hit by a car the week before the race. “I had terrible headaches for a couple of days, and didn’t feel well in the prologue,” he said. “Then, I crashed in Strasbourg too. So today’s really a great victory.”

With the main peloton finishing more than 15 minutes behind, Boogerd did indeed move into the top eight overall, while Julich benefited as well, moving up to 21st.

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Stage 15: Pau – Lavaur

(Click for overall standings after Stage 15)

1. VERBRUGGHE Rik (B) Lotto 232km in 5:16:21;
2. PINOTTI Marco (I) Lampre-Daikin s.t.;
3. PETACCHI Alessandro (I) Fassa Bortolo at 0:06;
4. CHAVANEL Sylvain (F) Bonjour;
5. MATTAN Nico (B) Cofidis;
6. JALABERT Nicolas (F) CSC-Tiscali;
7. BOOGERD Michaël (Nl) Rabobank;
8. BOUYER Franck (F) Bonjour;
9. SERPELLINI Marco (I) Lampre-Daikin;
10. NARDELLO Daniele (I) Mapei-Quickstep;
11. CARDENAS Félix (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca;
13. JULICH Bobby (USA) Credit Agricole;
14. SALMON Benoit (F) AG2R Prevoyance;
15. JAKSCHE Jorg (G) ONCE-Eroski;
16. LINO Pascal (F) Festina;
17. DEKKER Erik (Nl) Rabobank;
18. BOUVARD Gilles (F) Jean Delatour;
19. SCHNIDER Daniel (Swi) Francaise Des Jeux;
20. GOUBERT Stephane (F) Jean Delatour;
21. HEPPNER Jens (G) Telekom;
22. VERMAUT Steve (B) Lotto;
23. BROCHARD Laurent (F) Jean Delatour all s.t.;
24. RENIER Franck (F) Bonjour at 0:10;
25. TOSATTO Matteo (I) Fassa Bortolo at 0:20;
26. NAZON Damien (F) Bonjour at 15:04;
27. PERRAUDEAU Olivier (F) Bonjour s.t.;
28. GUTIERREZ José Enrique (Sp) Kelme-Costa Blanca at 15:07;
29. VIDAL José Angel (Sp) Kelme-Costa Blanca;
30. PASCUAL LLORENTE Javier (Sp) Kelme-Costa Blanca;
31. TAULER Antonio (Sp) Kelme-Costa Blanca;
32. BOTERO Santiago (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca;
33. SEVILLA Oscar (Sp) Kelme-Costa Blanca;
34. EKIMOV Vjatceslav (Rus) U.S. Postal Service;
35. HAMILTON Tyler (USA) U.S. Postal Service;
36. KJAERGAARD Steffen (N) U.S. Postal Service;
37. SVORADA Jan (Slo) Lampre-Daikin;
38. PENA Victor Hugo (Col) U.S. Postal Service;
39. ZABEL Erik (G) Telekom;
40. ARMSTRONG Lance (USA) U.S. Postal Service;
41. BELOHVOSCIKS Raivis (Lat) Lampre-Daikin;
42. ULLRICH Jan (G) Telekom;
43. RUBIERA José Luis (Sp) U.S. Postal Service;
44. BELOKI Joseba (Sp) ONCE-Eroski;
45. CHAURREAU Inigo (Sp) Euskaltel-Euskadi;
46. HALGAND Patrice (F) Jean Delatour;
47. LODA Nicola (I) Fassa Bortolo;
48. KIVILEV Andrei (Kaz) Cofidis;
49. LELLI Massimiliano (I) Cofidis;
50. HINCAPIE George (USA) U.S. Postal Service;
51. ATIENZA Daniel (Sp) Cofidis;
53. BESSY Frédéric (F) Credit Agricole;
54. GUTIERREZ Ivan (Sp) ONCE-Eroski;
55. O’GRADY Stuart AUS Credit Agricole;
56. SIMON François (F) Bonjour;
57. SASTRE Carlos (Sp) ONCE-Eroski;
58. KLODEN Andréas (G) Telekom;
59. ROUS Didier (F) Bonjour;
60. GUESDON Frédéric (F) Francaise Des Jeux;
61. MAIGNAN Gilles (F) AG2R Prevoyance;
62. PRADERA Mikel (Sp) ONCE-Eroski;
63. JALABERT Laurent (F) CSC-Tiscali;
64. CHANTEUR Pascal (F) Festina;
65. KNAVEN Servais (Nl) Domo-Farm Frites;
66. SORENSEN Rolf (Den) CSC-Tiscali;
67. MERCKX Axel (B) Domo-Farm Frites;
68. NIERMANN Grischa (G) Rabobank;
69. ETXEBARRIA Unai (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi;
70. JENNER Christopher (NZ) Credit Agricole;
71. SERRANO Marcos (Sp) ONCE-Eroski;
72. AUGER Guillaume (F) Big Mat-Auber 93;
73. MANCEBO Francisco (Sp);
74. LOTZ Marc (Nl) Rabobank;
75. BOLTS Udo (G) Telekom;
76. ROBIN Jean-Cyril (F) Bonjour;
77. LIVINGSTON Kevin (USA) Telekom;
78. SORENSEN Nicki (Den) CSC-Tiscali;
79. FRUTTI Matteo (I) Lampre-Daikin;
80. VERHEYEN Geert (B) Rabobank;
81. BRAMATI Davide (I) Mapei-Quickstep;
82. GARZELLI Stefano (I) Mapei-Quickstep;
83. VAN HYFTE Paul (B) Lotto;
84. BARTOLI Michele (I) Mapei-Quickstep;
85. AERTS Mario (B) Lotto;
86. BAGUET Serge (B) Lotto;
87. ODRIOZOLA Jon (Sp);
88. BENETEAU Walter (F) Bonjour;
89. VOIGT Jens (G) Credit Agricole;
90. BLAUDZUN Michaël (Den) CSC-Tiscali;
91. VAINSTEINS Romans LAT Domo-Farm Frites;
92. CEREZO Francisco (Sp) CSC-Tiscali;
93. BELLI Wladimir (I) Fassa Bortolo;
94. BERTOGLIATI Rubens (Swi) Lampre-Daikin;
95. BROZYNA Thomasz (Pol);
96. HERAS Roberto (Sp) U.S. Postal Service;
97. BALDATO Fabio (I) Fassa Bortolo;
98. GOUVENOU Thierry (F) Big Mat-Auber 93;
99. VAN HEESWIJK Max (Nl) Domo-Farm Frites;
100. CAPELLE Christophe (F) Big Mat-Auber 93;
101. GARCIA CASAS Félix (Sp) Festina;
102. GUERINI Giuseppe (I) Telekom;
103. POZZI Oscar (I) Fassa Bortolo;
104. CASTRESANA Angel (Sp) Euskaltel-Euskadi;
105. WADECKI Piotr (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites;
106. TRENTIN Guido (I) Cofidis;
107. WAUTERS Marc (B) Rabobank;
108. PEREZ Luis (Sp) Festina;
109. PIEPOLI Leonardo (I);
110. MORIN Anthony (F) Credit Agricole;
111. TEUTENBERG Sven (G) Festina;
112. BETTINI Paolo (I) Mapei-Quickstep;
113. MAGNIEN Emmanuel (F) Francaise Des Jeux;
114. VINOKOUROV Alexandre (Kaz) Telekom;
115. MIKHAILOV Guennadi (Rus) Lotto;
116. ORIOL Christophe (F) Jean Delatour;
117. ZUBELDIA Haimar (Sp) Euskaltel-Euskadi;
118. SEIGNEUR Eddy (F) Jean Delatour;
119. BOTCHAROV Alexandre (Rus) AG2R Prevoyance;
120. MENGIN Christophe (F) Francaise Des Jeux;
121. ETXEBARRIA David (Sp) Euskaltel-Euskadi;
122. VERSTREPEN Johan (B) Lampre-Daikin;
123. PIIL Jakob (Den) CSC-Tiscali;
124. TALABARDON Sébastien (F) Big Mat-Auber 93;
125. TURPIN Ludovic (F) AG2R Prevoyance;
126. DEMARBAIX Sébastien (B) AG2R Prevoyance;
127. LOPEZ DE MUNAIN Alberto (Sp) Euskaltel-Euskadi;
128. MENCHOV Denis (Rus);
129. MONCOUTIE David (F) Cofidis;
130. JIMENEZ Eladio (Sp);
131. DEN BAKKER Maarten (Nl) Rabobank;
132. HINAULT Sébastien (F) Credit Agricole;
133. SIVAKOV Alexei (Rus) Big Mat-Auber 93;
134. CUESTA Inigo (Sp) Cofidis;
135. BERGES Stéphane (F) AG2R Prevoyance;
136. MONTGOMERY Sven (Swi) Francaise Des Jeux;
137. MC GEE Bradley AUS Francaise Des Jeux;
138. VOGONDY Nicolas (F) Francaise Des Jeux;
139. GARCIA Marcelino (Sp) CSC-Tiscali;
140. BRARD Florent (F) Festina;
141. ROUX Laurent (F) Jean Delatour;
142. GONZALEZ GALDEANO Alvaro (Sp) ONCE-Eroski;
143. CASPER Jimmy (F) Francaise Des Jeux;
144. BERNARD Jérome (F) Jean Delatour;
145. GARCIA-ACOSTA Vicente (Sp);
146. HEULOT Stéphane (F) Big Mat-Auber 93;
147. CASSANI Enrico (I) Domo-Farm Frites;
148. DURAND Jacky (F) Francaise Des Jeux;
149. AGNOLUTTO Christophe (F) AG2R Prevoyance;
150. AUGER Ludovic (F) Big Mat-Auber 93;
151. LAISEKA Roberto (Sp) Euskaltel-Euskadi all s.t.;
VAUGHTERS Jonathan (USA) Credit Agricole Abandon;

Overall after 15 stages

1. ARMSTRONG Lance (USA) U.S. Postal Service 67:46:32;
2. ULLRICH Jan (G) Telekom at 5:05;
3. KIVILEV Andrei (Kaz) Cofidis at 5:13. ;
4. BELOKI Joseba (Sp) ONCE-Eroski at 6:33. ;
5. SIMON François (F) Bonjour at 10:54. ;
6. GONZALEZ GALDEANO Igor (Sp) ONCE-Eroski at 12:04. ;
7. SEVILLA Oscar (Sp) Kelme-Costa Blanca at 13:55. ;
8. BOOGERD Michaël (Nl) Rabobank at 16:15. ;
9. BOTERO Santiago (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca at 17:49. ;
10. SERRANO Marcos (Sp) ONCE-Eroski at 19:20. ;
11. GARZELLI Stefano (I) Mapei-Quickstep at 19:45. ;
12. HERAS Roberto (Sp) U.S. Postal Service at 21:37. ;
13. ROUS Didier (F) Bonjour at 21:57. ;
14. MANCEBO Francisco (Sp) at 24:26;
15. CHAURREAU Inigo (Sp) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 24:45;
16. VINOKOUROV Alexandre (Kaz) Telekom at 25:45;
17. MONTGOMERY Sven (Swi) Francaise Des Jeux at s.t.;
18. JALABERT Laurent (F) CSC-Tiscali at 27:45;
19. SASTRE Carlos (Sp) ONCE-Eroski at 28:45;
20. MERCKX Axel (B) Domo-Farm Frites at 29:45;
21. JULICH Bobby (USA) Credit Agricole at 30:45;
22. BROZYNA Thomasz (Pol) at 31:45;
23. BELLI Wladimir (I) Fassa Bortolo at 32:45;
24. BROCHARD Laurent (F) Jean Delatour at 33:45;
25. AERTS Mario (B) Lotto;
26. KLODEN Andréas (G) Telekom;
27. LAISEKA Roberto (Sp) Euskaltel-Euskadi all at s.t.;
28. GUTIERREZ José Enrique (Sp) Kelme-Costa Blanca at 37:45;
29. ATIENZA Daniel (Sp) Cofidis at 38:45;
30. BOTCHAROV Alexandre (Rus) AG2R Prevoyance at 39:45;
31. GOUBERT Stephane (F) Jean Delatour at 40:45;
32. JAKSCHE Jorg (G) ONCE-Eroski at 1:00:03;
33. SALMON Benoit (F) AG2R Prevoyance at 1:02:30;
34. ETXEBARRIA David (Sp) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 1:05:44;
35. BARTOLI Michele (I) Mapei-Quickstep at 1:05:50;
36. GUERINI Giuseppe (I) Telekom at 1:09:16;
37. BENETEAU Walter (F) Bonjour at 1:09:28;
38. VERMAUT Steve (B) Lotto at 1:10:13;
39. PIEPOLI Leonardo (I) at 1:10:59;
40. LIVINGSTON Kevin (USA) Telekom at 1:11:17;
41. RUBIERA José Luis (Sp) U.S. Postal Service at 1:11:39;
42. PASCUAL RODRIGUEZ Javier (Sp) at 1:11:42;
43. GARCIA CASAS Félix (Sp) Festina at 1:12:11;
44. HEPPNER Jens (G) Telekom at 1:14:57;
45. TRENTIN Guido (I) Cofidis at 1:18:36;
46. MONCOUTIE David (F) Cofidis at 1:19:06;
47. ROUX Laurent (F) Jean Delatour at 1:19:55;
48. BOLTS Udo (G) Telekom at 1:21:10;
49. MENCHOV Denis (Rus) at 1:22:47;
50. BOUVARD Gilles (F) Jean Delatour at 1:23:52;
51. HALGAND Patrice (F) Jean Delatour at 1:24:59;
52. PEREZ Luis (Sp) Festina at 1:26:14;
53. PINOTTI Marco (I) Lampre-Daikin at 1:26:25;
54. ROBIN Jean-Cyril (F) Bonjour at 1:27:44;
55. O’GRADY Stuart AUS Credit Agricole at 1:28:06;
56. NARDELLO Daniele (I) Mapei-Quickstep at 1:29:30;
57. NIERMANN Grischa (G) Rabobank at 1:30:23;
58. TOSATTO Matteo (I) Fassa Bortolo at 1:32:45;
59. PASCUAL LLORENTE Javier (Sp) Kelme-Costa Blanca at 1:33:45;
60. MIKHAILOV Guennadi (Rus) Lotto at 1:34:19;
61. HEULOT Stéphane (F) Big Mat-Auber 93. at 1:37:43;
62. CARDENAS Félix (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca at 1:42:05;
63. CUESTA Inigo (Sp) Cofidis at 1:43:58;
64. PRADERA Mikel (Sp) ONCE-Eroski at 1:45:16;
65. GUTIERREZ Ivan (Sp) ONCE-Eroski at 1:45:48;
66. SORENSEN Nicki (Den) CSC-Tiscali at 1:46:00;
67. SCHNIDER Daniel (Swi) Francaise Des Jeux at 1:47:08;
68. WADECKI Piotr (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites at 1:50:00;
69. LELLI Massimiliano (I) Cofidis at 1:50:51;
70. BETTINI Paolo (I) Mapei-Quickstep at 1:51:22;
71. VOIGT Jens (G) Credit Agricole at 1:51:26;
72. CHAVANEL Sylvain (F) Bonjour at 1:51:38;
73. BOUYER Franck (F) Bonjour at 1:52:21;
74. ZUBELDIA Haimar (Sp) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 1:53:14;
75. HINCAPIE George (USA) U.S. Postal Service at 1:53:54;
76. VERHEYEN Geert (B) Rabobank at 1:54:04;
77. DEN BAKKER Maarten (Nl) Rabobank at 1:54:16;
78. LOPEZ DE MUNAIN Alberto (Sp) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 1:54:26;
79. TURPIN Ludovic (F) AG2R Prevoyance at 1:55:21;
80. ODRIOZOLA Jon (Sp) at 1:55:32;
81. WAUTERS Marc (B) Rabobank at 1:56:07;
82. TAULER Antonio (Sp) Kelme-Costa Blanca at 1:59:33;
83. BALDATO Fabio (I) Fassa Bortolo at 2:01:06;
84. PENA Victor Hugo (Col) U.S. Postal Service at 2:01:42;
85. TEUTENBERG Sven (G) Festina at 2:02:00;
86. POZZI Oscar (I) Fassa Bortolo at 2:05:16;
87. EKIMOV Vjatceslav (Rus) U.S. Postal Service at 2:06:46;
88. VIDAL José Angel (Sp) Kelme-Costa Blanca at 2:09:41;
89. LINO Pascal (F) Festina at 2:10:22;
90. BAGUET Serge (B) Lotto at 2:11:55;
91. VOGONDY Nicolas (F) Francaise Des Jeux at 2:14:55;
92. BLAUDZUN Michaël (Den) CSC-Tiscali at 2:15:16;
93. ETXEBARRIA Unai VEN Euskaltel-Euskadi at 2:16:51;
94. KNAVEN Servais (Nl) Domo-Farm Frites at 2:17:14;
95. PETACCHI Alessandro (I) Fassa Bortolo at 2:18:55;
96. LOTZ Marc (Nl) Rabobank at 2:19:07;
97. DEKKER Erik (Nl) Rabobank at 2:19:22;
98. VAN HYFTE Paul (B) Lotto at 2:20:23;
99. MENGIN Christophe (F) Francaise Des Jeux at 2:20:30;
100. LODA Nicola (I) Fassa Bortolo at 2:22:07;
101. HAMILTON Tyler (USA) U.S. Postal Service at 2:22:38;
102. GARCIA-ACOSTA Vicente (Sp) at 2:23:58;
103. KJAERGAARD Steffen (N) U.S. Postal Service at 2:24:07;
104. BRARD Florent (F) Festina at 2:26:51;
105. GONZALEZ GALDEANO Alvaro (Sp) ONCE-Eroski at 2:26:52;
106. MATTAN Nico (B) Cofidis at 2:27:08;
107. JIMENEZ Eladio (Sp) at 2:28:39;
108. ZABEL Erik (G) Telekom at 2:28:40;
109. CASTRESANA Angel (Sp) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 2:29:34;
110. MC GEE Bradley AUS Francaise Des Jeux at 2:31:50;
111. BERNARD Jérome (F) Jean Delatour at 2:32:13;
112. SIVAKOV Alexei (Rus) Big Mat-Auber 93. at 2:33:53;
113. DEMARBAIX Sébastien (B) AG2R Prevoyance at 2:34:13;
114. ORIOL Christophe (F) Jean Delatour at 2:36:16;
115. NAZON Damien (F) Bonjour at 2:39:05;
116. CHANTEUR Pascal (F) Festina at 2:39:06;
117. MORIN Anthony (F) Credit Agricole at 2:39:11;
118. VERBRUGGHE Rik (B) Lotto at 2:39:30;
119. MAGNIEN Emmanuel (F) Francaise Des Jeux at 2:40:47;
120. BELOHVOSCIKS Raivis LAT Lampre-Daikin at 2:41:34;
121. JALABERT Nicolas (F) CSC-Tiscali at 2:42:42;
122. SEIGNEUR Eddy (F) Jean Delatour at 2:45:11;
123. RENIER Franck (F) Bonjour at 2:45:38;
124. CEREZO Francisco (Sp) CSC-Tiscali at 2:47:12;
125. PIIL Jakob (Den) CSC-Tiscali at 2:48:20;
126. GARCIA Marcelino (Sp) CSC-Tiscali at 2:48:36;
127. BESSY Frédéric (F) Credit Agricole at 2:49:39;
128. AGNOLUTTO Christophe (F) AG2R Prevoyance at 2:51:13;
129. MAIGNAN Gilles (F) AG2R Prevoyance at 2:53:17;
130. CAPELLE Christophe (F) Big Mat-Auber 93. at 2:55:57;
131. GUESDON Frédéric (F) Francaise Des Jeux at 2:56:26;
132. DURAND Jacky (F) Francaise Des Jeux at 2:57:03;
133. SERPELLINI Marco (I) Lampre-Daikin at 2:57:28;
134. TALABARDON Sébastien (F) Big Mat-Auber 93. at 2:57:40;
135. GOUVENOU Thierry (F) Big Mat-Auber 93. at 3:00:48;
136. FRUTTI Matteo (I) Lampre-Daikin at 3:02:16;
137. SVORADA Jan (Slo) Lampre-Daikin at 3:08:37;
138. VERSTREPEN Johan (B) Lampre-Daikin at 3:10:00;
139. VAN HEESWIJK Max (Nl) Domo-Farm Frites at 3:15:37;
140. VAINSTEINS Romans LAT Domo-Farm Frites at 3:16:14;
141. BERGES Stéphane (F) AG2R Prevoyance at 3:17:32;
142. AUGER Ludovic (F) Big Mat-Auber 93. at 3:18:02;
143. AUGER Guillaume (F) Big Mat-Auber 93. at 3:20:35;
144. HINAULT Sébastien (F) Credit Agricole at 3:23:38;
145. PERRAUDEAU Olivier (F) Bonjour at 3:24:06;
146. CASSANI Enrico (I) Domo-Farm Frites at 3:27:45;
147. JENNER Christopher NZL Credit Agricole at 3:28:27;
148. SORENSEN Rolf (Den) CSC-Tiscali at 3:30:19;
149. BRAMATI Davide (I) Mapei-Quickstep at 3:30:40;
150. BERTOGLIATI Rubens (Swi) Lampre-Daikin at 3:32:45;
151. CASPER Jimmy (F) Francaise Des Jeux at 3:39:25;