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Stage 11 – updates throughout the TT

6:37 p.m. local timeQuite a few of you have asked that we not reveal the winner in the headline or first paragraph, so if you don't want be surprised as you work your way through our now-not-so-live updates click HERE to work up from the bottom and follow the race from the start. For the rest of you today's winner was ... 5:18 p.m. (local time) -- Armstrong has won by a big margin. Ullrich is a minute down, while the much-feared Kivilev has finished 6:07 behind Armstrong at 1:13:34. 5:14 p.m. (local time) -- It's not over yet, but no one still on the road looks able to challenge the top

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By VeloNews Editorial Staff

6:37 p.m. local timeQuite a few of you have asked that we not reveal the winner in the headline or first paragraph, so if you don’t want be surprised as you work your way through our now-not-so-live updates click HERE to work up from the bottom and follow the race from the start.

For the rest of you today’s winner was …

5:18 p.m. (local time) — Armstrong has won by a big margin. Ullrich is a minute down, while the much-feared Kivilev has finished 6:07 behind Armstrong at 1:13:34.

5:14 p.m. (local time) — It’s not over yet, but no one still on the road looks able to challenge the top five. Here is the preliminary list of top ten finishers:

1: ARMSTRONG Lance USA, USP 01:07:27.020 2: ULLRICH Jan GER, TEL 01:08:27.940 at 01:00; 3: BELOKI Joseba ESP, ONC 01:09:02.100 at 01:35; 4: LAISEKA Roberto ESP, EUS 01:09:30.050 at 02:03; 5: SEVILLA Oscar ESP, KEL 01:09:51.110 at 02:24; 6: GONZALEZ GALDEANO Igor ESP, ONC 01:09:58.350 at 02:31; 7: BOTERO Santiago COL, KEL 01:10:10.080 at 02:43; 8: MOREAU Christophe FRA, FES 01:10:27.130 at 03:00; 9: MONTGOMERY Sven SUI, FDJ 01:10:34.440 at 03:07; 10: GARZELLI Stefano ITA, MAP 01:10:35.670 at 03:08;

5:07 p.m. (local time) — Sprinting to the line, Armstrong finishes with a 1:07:27 — one minute better than Ullrich.

As it stands, it will be Armstrong, Ullrich and Beloki. Just like the podium in Paris last year.

5:06 p.m. (local time) — Armstrong is within 1km of the finish and still looking strong.

5:04 p.m. (local time) — Ullrich finishes with a 1:08:27 — the best time of the day … so far.

4:59 p.m. (local time) — Armstrong hits the third time check at 57:59. He has conceded five seconds Ullrich over the past seven km, but still leads by 42 seconds.

4:56 p.m. (local time) — At the last time check before the finish, Ullrich has the top time — 58:41.

Armstrong is on his way.

4:54 p.m. (local time) — Francois Simon has crossed through the 21km check point with precisely the same time as Kivilev.

4:52 p.m. (local time) — Cofidis’s Kivilev has already lost 4:13 to Armstrong at the 21km time check.

4:48 p.m. (local time) — At the finish we are seeing regular changes in the top ten.

1. LAISEKA Roberto ESP, EUS 01:09:30.050 2. MONTGOMERY Sven SUI, FDJ 01:10:34.440 at 01:04;3. GARZELLI Stefano ITA, MAP 01:10:35.670 at 01:05;4. VINOKOUROV Alexandre KAZ, TEL 01:11:15.570 at 01:45;5. CHAURREAU Inigo ESP, EUS 01:11:28.570 at 01:58;6. CUESTA Inigo ESP, COF 01:11:30.620 at 02:00;7. CARDENAS Félix COL, KEL 01:11:37.240 at 02:07;8. SASTRE Carlos ESP, ONC 01:11:40.420 at 02:10;9. KLODEN Andréas GER, TEL 01:11:55.170 at 02:25;10. BELLI Wladimir ITA, FAS 01:11:58.510 at 02:28;11. VAUGHTERS Jonathan USA, C.A 01:11:58.890 at 02:28;

4:38 p.m. (local time) — Whoa…Armstrong blows through the second time check at 42:22 — 47 seconds ahead of Ullrich.

4:38 p.m. (local time) — Ullrich has set the new top mark at the second time check at Prémol. His 43:09 is 50 seconds better than the previous top mark.

At the finish, this is the new top-ten list;

1. 117 LAISEKA Roberto (ESP, EUS 01:09:30.050 2. 086 GARZELLI Stefano (ITA, MAP 01:10:35.670 at 01:05; 3. 017 VINOKOUROV Alexandre (KAZ, TEL 01:11:15.570 at 01:45; 4. 113 CHAURREAU Inigo (ESP, EUS 01:11:28.570 at 01:58; 5. 073 CUESTA Inigo (ESP, COF 01:11:30.620 at 02:00; 6. 152 CARDENAS Félix (COL, KEL 01:11:37.240 at 02:07; 7. 015 KLODEN Andréas (GER, TEL 01:11:55.170 at 02:25; 8. 108 VAUGHTERS Jonathan (USA, C.A 01:11:58.890 at 02:28; 9. 118 LOPEZ DE MUNAIN Alberto (ESP, EUS 01:12:16.950 at 02:46; 10. 093 BROZYNA Thomasz (POL, BAN 01:12:32.220 at 03:024:32 p.m. (local time) — Here is the current list of top ten finishers.

1. 117 LAISEKA Roberto ESP, EUS 01:09:30.050 2. 113 CHAURREAU Inigo ESP, EUS 01:11:28.570 at 01:58;3. 073 CUESTA Inigo ESP, COF 01:11:30.620 at 02:00;4. 152 CARDENAS Félix COL, KEL 01:11:37.240 at 02:07;5. 108 VAUGHTERS Jonathan USA, C.A 01:11:58.890 at 02:28;6. 118 LOPEZ DE MUNAIN Alberto ESP, EUS 01:12:16.950 at 02:46;7. 093 BROZYNA Thomasz POL, BAN 01:12:32.220 at 03:02;8. 096 MENCHOV Denis RUS, BAN 01:12:34.560 at 03:04;9. 186 MC GEE Bradley AUS, FDJ 01:12:36.260 at 03:06;10. 077 MONCOUTIE David FRA, COF 01:13:03.190 at 03:33;

4:27 p.m. (local time) — None of the riders who started after Armstrong crossed through the 1st time check have come close to Armstrong’s 19:41.

Stuart O’Grady has already lost 2:39 to Armstrong and Kivilev about 2:00.

4:23 p.m. (local time) — Armstrong continues to charge into the climb. He is spinning at a cadence reminiscent of yeterday’s incredible 95-100rpm.

4:21 p.m. (local time) — Armstrong has crossed through the 13km checkpoint with the day’s best time: 19:41. That is 11 seconds better than Ullrich’s 19:52.

Armstrong has chucked his aero’ helmet as he charges into the climb.

4:16 p.m. (local time) — Ullrich has set the fastest time at the first checkpoint at 13km – 19:52

4:13 p.m. (local time) — Here is the current list of top ten finishers.1. 117 LAISEKA Roberto ESP, EUS 01:09:30.050 2. 073 CUESTA Inigo ESP, COF 01:11:30.620 at 02:00;3. 152 CARDENAS Félix COL, KEL 01:11:37.240 at 02:07;4. 108 VAUGHTERS Jonathan USA, C.A 01:11:58.890 at 02:28;5. 118 LOPEZ DE MUNAIN Alberto ESP, EUS 01:12:16.950 at 02:46;6. 096 MENCHOV Denis RUS, BAN 01:12:34.560 at 03:04;7. 186 MC GEE Bradley AUS, FDJ 01:12:36.260 at 03:06;8. 077 MONCOUTIE David FRA, COF 01:13:03.190 at 03:33;9. 098 PASCUAL RODRIGUEZ Javier ESP, BAN 01:13:04.070 at 03:34;10. 035 GARCIA CASAS Félix ESP, FES 01:13:29.010 at 03:58

4:08 p.m. (local time) —

4:08 p.m. (local time) — Francois Simon, the yellow jersey holder is on the road.

Roberto Laiseka (Euskaltel-Euskadi) is now the new leader of this race having turned in a time of 1:09:30 — two minutes better than the previous leader Inigo Cuesta.

4:04 p.m. (local time) — Stuart O’Grady — the green-jersey holder — is on his way.

Ahead Roberto Laiseka (Euskaltel-Euskadi)looks to be on his way to setting the new fastest time… but there is a lot of horsepower behind him.

4:02 p.m. (local time) — Lance Armstrong is underway.

3:58 p.m. (local time) — Christophe Moreau is on the course.

Up ahead, Roberto Laiseka (Euskaltel-Euskadi)has set the new standard at the third check point at 59:56.

3:56 p.m. (local time) — Ullrich is now on course. We are coming up to Lance Armstrong’s start time — in about 6 minutes.

3:48 p.m. (local time) — Last year’s polka-dot jersey winner Santiago Botero (Kelme) is on the course.

3:45 p.m. (local time) — Our Lennard Zinn just spoke with Vaughters.

He said he was happy to have finished yesterday and added that “I don’t want to say anything this soon, but it looks like I am getting close to finishing my first Tour.”

Vaughters has sadly crashed out of two Tours and even missed his first chance to ride on before that because of an accident.

3:43 p.m. (local time) — Postal’s George Hincapie has finished with a 1:18:30.

3:40 p.m. (local time) — Jonathan Vaughters has finished with a 1;11:58, which is good enough for third so far.

Laurent Jalabert has just left the starting gate.

3:30 p.m. (local time) — Vaughters’ time check at 28.5km was 1:01:53… good enough for third, behind the current leader Cuesta and Felix Cardenas.

3:25 p.m. (local time) — Andreas Klöden has started his race. The Telekom rider should be one of today’s top performers.

3:20 p.m. (local time) — We’ve had 105 riders finish so foar and Cuesta (Cofidis) remains atop the leader board with his 1:11:30. But down on the course, Jonathan Vaughters has set the best time at the second check point and should soon be reaching the third at 28.5km.

3:15 p.m. (local time) — Vaughters has just turned in the fastest time at the second checkpoint – 45:25.33.

3:04 p.m. (local time) — Vaughters has turned in the fourth fastest time at the first checkmark at 13.5km — the end of the flat section of today’s TT. His 20:55 was 29 seconds off of McGee’s time at that check point.

By the way, we just learned that the man sitting in second so far today — Kelme’s Félix Cardenas became a father the other day. He hasn’t seen his new baby yet. Congratulations Félix.

2:50 p.m. (local time) — Vaughters is on course and Kevin Livingston has just left the starting gate.

Inigo Cuesta has just set the new fastest time at 1:11:30.

Pos Number Time behind
1. 152 CARDENAS Félix (COL, KEL) 01:11:37.240 2. 118 LOPEZ DE MUNAIN Alberto (ESP, EUS) 01:12:16.950 at 39; 3. 096 MENCHOV Denis (RUS, BAN) 01:12:34.560 at 57; 4. 186 MC GEE Bradley (AUS, FDJ) 01:12:36.260 at 59; 5. 077 MONCOUTIE David (FRA, COF) 01:13:03.190 at 01:25; 6. 069 VERMAUT Steve (BEL, LOT) 01:13:45.940 at 02:08; 7. 106 MORIN Anthony (FRA, C.A) 01:14:08.270 at 02:31; 8. 189 VOGONDY Nicolas (FRA, FDJ) 01:14:18.200 at 02:40; 9. 083 BETTINI Paolo (ITA, MAP) 01:14:30.110 at 02:52; 10. 102 BESSY Frédéric (FRA, C.A) 01:14:48.080 at 03:10; 11. 164 CHAVANEL Sylvain (FRA, BJR) 01:14:57.810 at 03:20; 12. 134 GARCIA Marcelino (ESP, CST) 01:14:58.930 at 03:21; 13. 185 MAGNIEN Emmanuel (FRA, FDJ) 01:14:59.580 at 03:22; 14. 132 BLAUDZUN Michaël (DEN, CST) 01:15:03.090 at 03:25; 15. 119 ZUBELDIA Haimar (ESP, EUS) 01:15:05.960 at 03:28; 16. 137 PIIL Jakob (DEN, CST) 01:15:06.630 at 03:29; 17. 143 BOUVARD Gilles (FRA, DEL) 01:15:08.050 at 03:30; 18. 148 SEIGNEUR Eddy (FRA, DEL) 01:15:19.800 at 03:42; 19. 068 VAN HYFTE Paul (BEL, LOT) 01:15:29.280 at 03:52; 20. 126 DEMARBAIX Sébastien (BEL, A2R) 01:15:31.390 at 03:54; 21. 063 BAGUET Serge (BEL, LOT) 01:15:35.220 at 03:57; 22. 146 ORIOL Christophe (FRA, DEL) 01:15:39.620 at 04:02; 23. 188 SCHNIDER Daniel (SUI, FDJ) 01:15:43.110 at 04:05; 24. 206 JAN Xavier (FRA, BIG) 01:16:00.940 at 04:23; 25. 172 BELOHVOSCIKS Raivis (LAT, LAM) 01:16:07.440 at 04:30; 26. 205 GOUVENOU Thierry (FRA, BIG) 01:16:27.030 at 04:49; 27. 003 EKIMOV Vjatceslav (RUS, USP) 01:16:49.330 at 05:12; 28. 019 ZABEL Erik (GER, TEL) 01:16:54.140 at 05:16; 29. 128 MAIGNAN Gilles (FRA, A2R) 01:17:02.700 at 05:25; 30. 177 PINOTTI Marco (ITA, LAM) 01:17:12.790 at 05:35; 31. 176 HUNTER Robert (RSA, LAM) 01:17:15.740 at 05:38; 32. 045 IVANOV Serguei (RUS, FAS) 01:17:16.780 at 05:39; 33. 115 ETXEBARRIA Unai (VEN, EUS) 01:17:23.330 at 05:46; 34. 198 VAN HEESWIJK Max (NED, DFF) 01:17:23.390 at 05:46; 35. 061 VERBRUGGHE Rik (BEL, LOT) 01:17:25.560 at 05:48; 36. 048 POZZI Oscar (ITA, FAS) 01:17:25.560 at 05:48; 37. 081 NARDELLO Daniele (ITA, MAP) 01:17:31.080 at 05:53; 38. 142 BERNARD Jérome (FRA, DEL) 01:17:32.570 at 05:55; 39. 175 FRUTTI Matteo (ITA, LAM) 01:17:33.830 at 05:56; 40. 023 GONZALEZ GALDEANO Alvaro (ESP, ONC) 01:17:40.150 at 06:02; 41. 047 PETACCHI Alessandro (ITA, FAS) 01:17:40.910 at 06:03; 42. 104 HUSHOVD Thor (NOR, C.A) 01:17:52.240 at 06:15; 43. 182 CASPER Jimmy (FRA, FDJ) 01:17:53.350 at 06:16; 44. 095 JIMENEZ Eladio (ESP, BAN) 01:18:06.140 at 06:28; 45. 112 CASTRESANA Angel (ESP, EUS) 01:18:06.290 at 06:29; 46. 123 BERGES Stéphane (FRA, A2R) 01:18:11.520 at 06:34; 47. 036 LINO Pascal (FRA, FES) 01:18:19.270 at 06:42; 48. 197 RODRIGUEZ Fred (USA, DFF) 01:18:20.010 at 06:42; 49. 056 LOTZ Marc (NED, RAB) 01:18:31.190 at 06:53; 50. 204 CAPELLE Christophe (FRA, BIG) 01:18:32.200 at 06:54; 51. 171 SERPELLINI Marco (ITA, LAM) 01:18:38.150 at 07:00; 52. 105 JENNER Christopher (NZL, C.A) 01:18:44.460 at 07:07; 53. 004 HAMILTON Tyler (USA, USP) 01:18:49.840 at 07:12; 54. 183 DURAND Jacky (FRA, FDJ) 01:18:53.560 at 07:16; 55. 054 DEKKER Erik (NED, RAB) 01:18:57.520 at 07:20; 56. 135 JALABERT Nicolas (FRA, CST) 01:19:05.930 at 07:28; 57. 193 KNAVEN Servais (NED, DFF) 01:19:11.690 at 07:34; 58. 006 KJAERGAARD Steffen (NOR, USP) 01:19:13.350 at 07:36; 59. 042 BALDATO Fabio (ITA, FAS) 01:19:24.890 at 07:47; 60. 165 NAZON Damien (FRA, BJR) 01:19:35.820 at 07:58; 61. 122 AGNOLUTTO Christophe (FRA, A2R) 01:19:39.120 at 08:01; 62. 076 MATTAN Nico (BEL, COF) 01:19:46.050 at 08:08; 63. 208 SIVAKOV Alexei (RUS, BIG) 01:19:53.580 at 08:16; 64. 133 CEREZO Francisco (ESP, CST) 01:20:04.430 at 08:27; 65. 184 GUESDON Frédéric (FRA, FDJ) 01:20:06.180 at 08:28; 66. 167 RENIER Franck (FRA, BJR) 01:20:07.320 at 08:30; 67. 032 BRARD Florent (FRA, FES) 01:20:30.270 at 08:53; 68. 094 GARCIA-ACOSTA Vicente (ESP, BAN) 01:20:32.130 at 08:54; 69. 179 VERSTREPEN Johan (BEL, LAM) 01:20:33.500 at 08:56; 70. 139 SORENSEN Rolf (DEN, CST) 01:20:42.480 at 09:05; 71. 195 MILESI Marco (ITA, DFF) 01:20:43.310 at 09:06; 72. 178 SVORADA Jan (SLO, LAM) 01:20:45.680 at 09:08; 73. 209 TALABARDON Sébastien (FRA, BIG) 01:21:10.420 at 09:33; 74. 202 AUGER Guillaume (FRA, BIG) 01:21:19.950 at 09:42; 75. 203 AUGER Ludovic (FRA, BIG) 01:21:59.060 at 10:21; 76. 196 MUSEEUW Johan (BEL, DFF) 01:22:09.090 at 10:31; 77. 173 BERTOGLIATI Rubens (SUI, LAM) 01:22:31.310 at 10:54; 78. 103 HINAULT Sébastien (FRA, C.A) 01:22:54.340 at 11:17; 79. 192 CASSANI Enrico (ITA, DFF) 01:23:38.560 at 12:01; 80. 166 PERRAUDEAU Olivier (FRA, BJR) 01:23:44.970 at 12:07; 81. 034 CHANTEUR Pascal (FRA, FES) 01:23:47.710 at 12:10; 82. 191 VAINSTEINS Romans (LAT, DFF) 01:24:59.270 at 13:22; 83. 087 LEYSEN Bart (BEL, MAP) 01:27:11.500 at 15:34; 84. 084 BRAMATI Davide (ITA, MAP) 01:29:28.350 at 17:51;

2:38 p.m. (local time) — We had a chance to speak with Steffen Kjaergaard (U.S. Postal) . He rode a 1:19:13… and he wasn’t worried a bit.

“It’s already 8 minutes down and Lance should be another five minutes faster than that.”

Kjaergaard said he planned to take it easy, not riding hard and getting ready for the remaining mountain stages. He rode a standard road bike with no aero’ bars.

2:30 p.m. (local time) — Vaughters is on course and we should be getting updates from John Wilcockson along the way.

2:20 p.m. (local time) — Hincapie is on course and at the finish, we have a new second-placed rider. Alberto Lopez de Munain (Euskaltel-Euskadi)1:12:16.950.

Lennard Zinn just spoke with Tyler Hamilton at the finish. He turned in a 1:18:49.840, which put him 44th among the 69 riders to finish so far.

Hamilton has been ill, but says he is feeling “okay.” He says he is relieved to have even survived yesterday’s killer stage to L’Alpe d’Huez.

2:11 p.m. (local time) — The sun is finally broken out from behind the clouds at the start.

All the teams are off warming up near the starting area. George Hincapie is warming up on his trainer. He’s set to start in 8 minutes.

Our John Wilcockson is set to follow Credit Agricole’s Jonathan Vaughters, who is set to start at 2:30.

2:05 p.m. (local time) — Fifty riders have finished so far, but the top five spots remain unchanged.

Cardenas’s time at the critical time check at 28km (Route Forestière de Gaudet) is still the best turned in so far.

2:00 p.m. (local time) — We’ve seen 45 riders finish thus far. The top five riders are Cardenas; 1:11:37; McGee: 1:12:36; Morin: 1:14:08; Bessy; 1:14:48; Garcia 1:14:58

1:55 p.m. (local time) — Cardenas has taken over the top spot. His 1:11:57 is 59 seconds better than MCGee’s time.

1:45 p.m. (local time) — McGee’s early standard looks to be under threat. Kelme’s Felix Cardenas has crossed through the 28.3km time check at Route Forestière de Gaudet, a full minute faster than McGee did.

1:38 p.m. (local time) — Australian Bradley McGee has finished, setting the new standard for the early part of the day, turning in a 1:12:26, three minutes faster than the next fastest rider, Thierry Gouvenou (Bigmat).

1:30 p.m. (local time) — McGee is cookin’ he has passed the third time check at Route Forestière de Gaudet(28.3km) in 1:02:31, which is 2:40 faster than his nearest competitor, Jean Delatours Christophe Oriol.

1:21 p.m. (local time) — We’re beginning to see riders arrive at the finish line.

Van Heeswijk has turned in a 1:17:23 – the best time so far.

1:12 p.m. (local time) — McGee continues to be the fastest rider on course – he has passed the 21km check point with a time of 45:38, more than two minutes up on the second fastest rider thus far.

1:05 p.m. (local time) — We now have more than sixty riders on course.

None have yet finished.

And, of course, the heavy hitters start in about three hours. Ullrich starts at 3:56 p.m.

Lance Armstrong is scheduled to start at 4:02 and Francois Simon, the man in yellow, starts at 4:08.

12:52 — Max Van Heeswijk (Domo) is now the fastest rider at the 21km mark. His time of 48:39 is about three seconds faster than his nearest rival.

It should be noted that the 13km time check comes at the end of the opening section of the course, which is quite flat. The remaing 19 kilometers are quiet steep averaging about 7.2 percent.

12:48 — Aussie Brad McGee has turned in the fastest time at the 13.5km time check. His 20:26 puts him more than one minute ahead of Nicholas Jalabert.

12:42 — We now have more than 40 riders on course this afternoon — they are starting at one-minute intervals.

Thus far, the fastest man through the first time check at 13.5km has been Ag2R’s Gilles Maignan, who has turned in a 21:56.

12:30 — Here is today’s start list:

1- 087 LEYSEN Bart (B), MAP 12:00; 2- 182 CASPER Jimmy (F), FDJ 12:01; 3- 198 VAN HEESWIJK Max (Nl), DFF 12:02; 4- 123 BERGES Stéphane (F), A2R 12:03; 5- 084 BRAMATI Davide (I), MAP 12:04; 6- 171 SERPELLINI Marco (I), LAM 12:05; 7- 105 JENNER Christopher (NZ), C.A 12:06; 8- 139 SORENSEN Rolf (Dk), CST 12:07; 9- 203 AUGER Ludovic (F), BIG 12:08; 10- 173 BERTOGLIATI Rubens (Swi), LAM 12:09; 11- 192 CASSANI Enrico (I), DFF 12:10; 12- 166 PERRAUDEAU Olivier (F), BJR 12:11; 13- 202 AUGER Guillaume (F), BIG 12:12; 14- 103 HINAULT Sébastien (F), C.A 12:13; 15- 191 VAINSTEINS Romans (Lat), DFF 12:14; 16- 195 MILESI Marco (I), DFF 12:15; 17- 128 MAIGNAN Gilles (F), A2R 12:16; 18- 175 FRUTTI Matteo (I), LAM 12:17; 19- 205 GOUVENOU Thierry (F), BIG 12:18; 20- 104 HUSHOVD Thor (N), C.A 12:19; 21- 179 VERSTREPEN Johan (B), LAM 12:20; 22- 196 MUSEEUW Johan (B), DFF 12:21; 23- 178 SVORADA Jan (Slv), LAM 12:22; 24- 184 GUESDON Frédéric (F), FDJ 12:23; 25- 146 ORIOL Christophe (F), DEL 12:24; 26- 102 BESSY Frédéric (F), C.A 12:25; 27- 186 MC GEE Bradley (Aus), FDJ 12:26; 28- 133 CEREZO Francisco (Sp), CST) 12:27; 29- 135 JALABERT Nicolas (F), CST) 12:28; 30- 122 AGNOLUTTO Christophe (F), A2R 12:29; 31- 148 SEIGNEUR Eddy (F), DEL 12:30; 32- 112 CASTRESANA Angel (Sp), EUS 12:31; 33- 134 GARCIA Marcelino (Sp), CST 12:32; 34- 061 VERBRUGGHE Rik (B), LOT 12:33; 35- 204 CAPELLE Christophe (F), BIG 12:34; 36- 209 TALABARDON Sébastien (F), BIG 12:35; 37- 126 DEMARBAIX Sébastien (B), A2R 12:36; 38- 167 RENIER Franck (F), BJR 12:37; 39- 142 BERNARD Jérome (F), DEL 12:38; 40- 137 PIIL Jakob (Dk), CST 12:39; 41- 185 MAGNIEN Emmanuel (F), FDJ 12:40; 42- 023 GONZALEZ GALDEANO Alvaro (Sp), ONC 12:41; 43- 152 CARDENAS Félix (Col), , KEL 12:42; 44- 172 BELOHVOSCIKS Raivis (Lat), LAM 12:43; 45- 076 MATTAN Nico (B), COF 12:44; 46- 106 MORIN Anthony (F), C.A 12:45; 47- 183 DURAND Jacky (F), FDJ 12:46; 48- 045 IVANOV Serguei (Rus), , FAS 12:47; 49- 165 NAZON Damien (F), BJR 12:48; 50- 197 RODRIGUEZ Fred (USA), , DFF 12:49; 51- 132 BLAUDZUN Michaël (Dk), CST 12:50; 52- 004 HAMILTON Tyler (USA), , USP 12:51; 53- 208 SIVAKOV Alexei (Rus), , BIG 12:52; 54- 189 VOGONDY Nicolas (F), FDJ 12:53; 55- 118 LOPEZ DE MUNAIN Alberto (Sp), EUS 12:54; 56- 019 ZABEL Erik (G), , TEL 12:55; 57- 115 ETXEBARRIA Unai (Vz), EUS 12:56; 58- 176 HUNTER Robert (RSA, LAM 12:57; 59- 054 DEKKER Erik (Nl), RAB 12:58; 60- 036 LINO Pascal (F), FES 12:59; 61- 048 POZZI Oscar (I), FAS 13:00; 62- 188 SCHNIDER Daniel (Swi), FDJ 13:01; 63- 003 EKIMOV Vjatceslav (Rus), , USP 13:02; 64- 056 LOTZ Marc (Nl), RAB 13:03; 65- 119 ZUBELDIA Haimar (Sp), EUS 13:04; 66- 206 JAN Xavier (F), BIG 13:05; 67- 068 VAN HYFTE Paul (B), LOT 13:06; 68- 095 JIMENEZ Eladio (Sp), BAN 13:07; 69- 083 BETTINI Paolo (I), MAP 13:08; 70- 187 MENGIN Christophe (F), FDJ 13:09; 71- 047 PETACCHI Alessandro (I), FAS 13:10; 72- 096 MENCHOV Denis (Rus), , BAN 13:11; 73- 094 GARCIA-ACOSTA Vicente (Sp), BAN 13:12; 74- 081 NARDELLO Daniele (I), MAP 13:13; 75- 034 CHANTEUR Pascal (F), FES 13:14; 76- 006 KJAERGAARD Steffen (N), USP 13:15; 77- 077 MONCOUTIE David (F), COF 13:16; 78- 177 PINOTTI Marco (I), LAM 13:17; 79- 069 VERMAUT Steve (B), LOT 13:18; 80- 042 BALDATO Fabio (I), FAS 13:19; 81- 143 BOUVARD Gilles (F), DEL 13:20; 82- 032 BRARD Florent (F), FES 13:21; 83- 193 KNAVEN Servais (Nl), DFF 13:22; 84- 063 BAGUET Serge (B), LOT 13:24; 85- 156 PASCUAL LLORENTE Javier (Sp), KEL 13:26; 86- 164 CHAVANEL Sylvain (F), BJR 13:28; 87- 163 BOUYER Franck (F), BJR 13:30; 88- 018 WESEMANN Steffen (G), , TEL 13:32; 89- 058 VERHEYEN Geert (B), RAB 13:34; 90- 159 VIDAL José Angel (Sp), KEL 13:36; 91- 075 LELLI Massimiliano (I), COF 13:38; 92- 055 DEN BAKKER Maarten (Nl), RAB 13:40; 93- 073 CUESTA Inigo (Sp), COF 13:42; 94- 158 TAULER Antonio (Sp), KEL 13:44; 95- 144 GOUBERT Stephane (F), DEL 13:46; 96- 008 RUBIERA José Luis (Sp), USP 13:48; 97- 046 LODA Nicola (I), FAS 13:50; 98- 035 GARCIA CASAS Félix (Sp), FES 13:52; 99- 199 WADECKI Piotr (Pol), , DFF 13:54; 100- 097 ODRIOZOLA Jon (Sp), BAN 13:56; 101- 057 NIERMANN Grischa (G), , RAB 13:58; 102- 138 SORENSEN Nicki (Dk), CST 14:00; 103- 013 GUERINI Giuseppe (I), TEL 14:02; 104- 037 PEREZ Luis (Sp), FES 14:04; 105- 025 GUTIERREZ Ivan (Sp), ONC 14:06; 106- 049 TOSATTO Matteo (I), FAS 14:08; 107- 007 PENA Victor Hugo (Col), , USP 14:10; 108- 111 ETXEBARRIA David (Sp), EUS 14:12; 109- 072 ATIENZA Daniel (Sp), COF 14:14; 110- 129 TURPIN Ludovic (F), A2R 14:16; 111- 145 HALGAND Patrice (F), DEL 14:18; 112- 059 WAUTERS Marc (B), RAB 14:20; 113- 005 HINCAPIE George (USA), , USP 14:22; 114- 098 PASCUAL RODRIGUEZ Javier (Sp), BAN 14:24; 115- 168 ROBIN Jean-Cyril (F), BJR 14:26; 116- 109 VOIGT Jens (G), , C.A 14:28; 117- 108 VAUGHTERS Jonathan (USA), , C.A 14:30; 118- 039 TEUTENBERG Sven (G), , FES 14:32; 119- 027 PRADERA Mikel (Sp), ONC 14:34; 120- 014 HEPPNER Jens (G), , TEL 14:36; 121- 124 BOTCHAROV Alexandre (Rus), , A2R 14:38; 122- 082 BARTOLI Michele (I), MAP 14:40; 123- 066 MIKHAILOV Guennadi (Rus), , LOT 14:42; 124- 147 ROUX Laurent (F), DEL 14:44; 125- 016 LIVINGSTON Kevin (USA), , TEL 14:46; 126- 062 AERTS Mario (B), LOT 14:48; 127- 121 SALMON Benoit (F), A2R 14:50; 128- 012 BOLTS Udo (G), , TEL 14:52; 129- 174 DIERCKXSENS Ludo (B), LAM 14:54; 130- 052 DE GROOT Bram (Nl), RAB 14:56; 131- 117 LAISEKA Roberto (Sp), EUS 14:58; 132- 099 PIEPOLI Leonardo (I), BAN 15:00; 133- 079 TRENTIN Guido (I), COF 15:02; 134- 201 HEULOT Stéphane (F), BIG 15:04; 135- 141 BROCHARD Laurent (F), DEL 15:06; 136- 026 JAKSCHE Jorg (G), , ONC 15:08; 137- 162 BENETEAU Walter (F), BJR 15:10; 138- 101 JULICH Bobby (USA), , C.A 15:12; 139- 067 VAN DE WOUWER Kurt (B), LOT 15:14; 140- 093 BROZYNA Thomasz (Pol), , BAN 15:16; 141- 092 BLANCO Santiago (Sp), BAN 15:18; 142- 113 CHAURREAU Inigo (Sp), EUS 15:20; 143- 017 VINOKOUROV Alexandre (Kaz), TEL 15:22; 144- 015 KLODEN Andréas (G), , TEL 15:24; 145- 086 GARZELLI Stefano (I), MAP 15:26; 146- 028 SASTRE Carlos (Sp), ONC 15:28; 147- 181 MONTGOMERY Sven (Swi), FDJ 15:30; 148- 002 HERAS Roberto (Sp), USP 15:32; 149- 044 BELLI Wladimir (I), FAS 15:34; 150- 194 MERCKX Axel (B), DFF 15:36; 151- 155 GUTIERREZ José Enrique (Sp), KEL 15:38; 152- 161 ROUS Didier (F), BJR 15:40; 153- 131 JALABERT Laurent (F), CST 15:42; 154- 091 MANCEBO Francisco (Sp), BAN 15:44; 155- 029 SERRANO Marcos (Sp), ONC 15:46; 156- 051 BOOGERD Michaël (Nl), RAB 15:48; 157- 151 BOTERO Santiago (Col), , KEL 15:50; 158- 157 SEVILLA Oscar (Sp), KEL 15:52; 159- 024 GONZALEZ GALDEANO Igor (Sp), ONC 15:54; 160- 011 ULLRICH Jan (G), , TEL 15:56; 161- 031 MOREAU Christophe (F), FES 15:58; 162- 021 BELOKI Joseba (Sp), ONC 16:00; 163- 001 ARMSTRONG Lance (USA), , USP 16:02; 164- 107 O’GRADY Stuart (Aus), C.A 16:04; 165- 074 KIVILEV Andrei (KAZ) COF 16:06; 166- 169 SIMON François (F), BJR 16:08;

12:11 — The early riders are now on the course, led off by the man in last place Bart Leysen (Mapei).

There is a slight wind from the east today. The riders, who will be heading south, will be affected by a slight sidewind for much of the way.

12:02 — Good afternoon. It is a slightly cooler and cloudier day here in Grenoble.

We will be tracking the progress of several riders throughout today’s 32km time trial to Chamrousse.