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Fantasy vuelta - Virtual Teams: Stage 17 Results & Rankings
 
By Fabio
Date: 9/26/2002
Fantasy vuelta - Virtual Teams: Stage 17 Results & Rankings
 

"2nd Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta" - Stage Seventeen: FINALMENTE ANDREA !!!! : He got it at last ! Andrea Grandi stopped following Erik Zabel's example and started doing what the other Italians are used to do in the actual Vuelta: namely ... outsprinting Germans ! Indeed his "Speedy gonzabel" Virtual Team edged out two squads belonging to Zabel's (and Teutenberg's) compatriots, e.g. Martin Kessler and Matthias Jünemann.

The victory over Kessler must be source of particular satisfaction to the Italian, as it's a little revenge after Grandi was twice runner-up to the German in recent days (stage 12 and 14 respectively). But on Wednesday things took a different turn, and "Real Sociedad" couldn't complete the hat-trick, even if by a narrow 3-point margin.

It's the third podium placing (so far in this Fantasy Vuelta) for both Grandi and Kessler, but also Wednesday's third-place getter is not new to the podium. Quite the contrary: third placed contender was no less than Matthias Jünemann, whose "Jetleg + Lli" Virtual Team has got a palmares full of excellent results and podium placings in the Fantasy Giro, Tour (where he climbed the podium four times, although never being at the top spot), and even Vuelta. Indeed before taking third on Wednesday's leg, Jünemann already won a stage about two weeks ago.

All top 3 players had got Zabel in their line-up, so the decisive factor turned out to be the presence of Furlan and Petacchi. The German teams were featuring either the Alessio's stage winner or Fassa's fastest wheel, but "speedy gonzabel" has got BOTH Italian sprinters. And neither the combination of Heras and the Alessio Trade Teams (in Kessler's line-up), nor the presence of Sven Teutenberg (in Jünemann's roster) could make up for the lack of Furlan (Kessler) or Petacchi (Jünemann).

So Andrea Grandi added a Fantasy Vuelta win to his palmares also featuring 2 Fantasy Tour stage victory and other podium and Top 10 placings. His strategy (also followed by Jünemann and others) of packing his virtual team with the fastest wheels of the peloton seems to pay off. He would hardly become a Fantasy Game Winner, but often was and is a protagonist with several excellent stage scores and many a chance of a good overall result too, this time at least.

Just outside the "all-European" podium came a trio of American players, all of them continuing their streak of positive performances in this Fantasy Vuelta. David Cavalier took fourth (and got into the Top 10 for the third time in the last six legs) from Kerry Withman and Beatrice Meehan; "Whitass Racers" got a better place than "BB's Brigade" due to the tie-breaking rule, once more applied to the Top 60 Virtual teams in the stage. Germany's great day was completed by Ralf Hönscheid ("Tailwind Geckos") and his seventh place, while also GC contender Chris Boshart got into the stage Top 10, right ahead of two Dutchmen. Not such a positive day for twenty-two other competitors, who didn't score any stage points.

Italianos por delante de Alemanes, tanto en las rutas Ibéricas como en la porra de la Vuelta: Andrea Grandi por fin lo consiguió ! Trás ser derrotado dos veces por Martin Kessler en etapas previas (respectivamente la 12 y la 14) el Italiano se tomó revancha y obtuvo la primera victoria en esta "Fantasy Vuelta". Su equipo "Speedy gonzabel" sacó 75 puntos, tres más que "Real Sociedad", al que le faltaba Furlan, y seis más que "Jetleg + Lli" (equipo con Teutenberg, pero sin Petacchi). Matthias Jünemann añadió otro podio a su "colección". Por detrás del Italiano y los dos Alemanes se quedaron tres norteamericanos (David Cavalier, Kerry Whitman, Beatrice Meehan), ya acostumbrados a tener resultados positivos en este juego, mientras otro estadounidense, Chiris Boshart, uno de los favoritos para la victoria final, se situó en una excelente décima plaza. Más de veinte participantes no sacaron ningún punto. Como de costumbre las reglas del desempate fueron aplicadas sólo a los sesenta mejores equipos del día.

And now to the detailed Stage Results / Y ahora a los resultados de la etapa ...

Virtual Teams - Stage 17 Results
Equipos Virtuales - Resultados de la 17ma. etapa


1. Andrea Grandi - Speedy Gonzabel - Italy / 75 Points (Furlan 30, Zabel 26, Petacchi 19) (*)

2. Martin Kessler - Real Sociedad - Germany / 72 Points (Zabel 26, Petacchi 19, Heras 17, Alessio 10) (**)

3. Matthias Jünemann - Jetleg + Lli - Germany / 69 Points (Furlan 30, Zabel 26, Teutenberg 13) (***)

4. David Cavalier - Angry Dog Cycling - USA / 67 Points
5. Kerry Whitman - Whitass Racers - USA / 62 Points
6. Beatrice Meehan - BB's Brigade - USA / 62 Points
7. Ralf Hönscheid - Tailwind Geckos - Germany / 61 Points
8. Alonso Tejeda - Sweet Al & the Wet Willies - USA / 61 Points
9. James K. - Senior Surly's Spinners - USA / 58 Points
10. Christopher Boshart - Weezer's Wheelers - USA / 50 Points

11. Arjan van den Broek - Mr. Blonde - Holland / 49 Points
12. Johan Koedijker - - Holland / 48 Points
13. Karen Sondgeroth - From Trikes To Bikes - USA / 48 Points
14. Joseph Hess - atlantic shores velo loves shakira - USA / 48 Points
15. Betsy Baker - cyclisme veloce - USA / 48 Points
16. Nigel Ravenhill - Union Cycliste de Napa - USA / 48 Points
17. Michael T. Meehan - Lemond's Domestique - USA / 48 Points
18. Peter Trkman - Slovenia Flyers - Slovenia / 47 Points
19. Jakob Duma - Who said lethal combination - Punk - Denmark / 47 Points
20. Tom Scanlon - Maillot Jaune - USA / 46 Points

21. Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi - Ilbera - Euzkadi / 46 Points
22. Jim Robson - Bears on motorBikes - UK / 45 Points
23. Joe N. - Ugandan Gold Miners - USA / 45 Points
24. Mark Allebach - ZuZu's Pedallers - USA / 45 Points
25. Doug Van Orsow - Greenbelt Grimpeurs - USA / 45 Points
26. Chris Edin - Dino Bravo - USA / 45 Points
27. David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 45 Points
28. Michael Miller - CannonRiders - USA / 45 Points
29. Rick Paden - Ricky's Raunchy Riders - USA / 43 Points
30. Rick Sane - Bull Cycle - USA / 43 Points

31. Jeff Berkowitz - GS Park Ridge - USA / 43 Points
32. Thomas Zimmermann - Tourmalets Helden - Germany / 43 Points
33. Paul Rentz - Iberian Sons of the Dump - USA / 43 Points
34. Andrew Wilson - Team Kiwi - USA / 43 Points
35. Sean Dingeldein - Gruppetto - USA / 43 Points
36. Paula Andrist - Team Opaline-Emma - USA / 43 Points
37. Frank Fronhofer - Firefly - USA / 43 Points
38. Peter Lind - The Danish Armada - Denmark / 43 Points
39. Chris Hoang - WaterFromtheSky! - USA / 43 Points
40. Chris Coolman - Speedmerchants - USA / 43 Points

41. Dean Muller - equipo de canteros borrachos - USA / 43 Points
42. Mo Ball - Spanish Knights - UK / 43 Points
43. Walt Armstrong - Spry kids - USA / 43 Points
44. Chuck Taylor - Crankarm-Dallas - USA / 43 Points
45. Mike Hackenwerth - TEAM HACKATTACK - USA / 43 Points
46. Lee Chyn Hwa - Team Pang Pang - Malaysia / 43 Points
47. Johnny Nazario - BORICUA - Puerto Rico / 42 Points
48. Tony Lippert - The Lion King Roars - USA / 41 Points
49. Norm Simmonds - Mueltdown - USA / 41 Points
50. Scott Bray - HerasTriumphs - USA / 41 Points

51. Ernesto Ramirez - Cycos - USA / 41 Points
52. Brian Purtell - IT'S ABOUT THE SPRINTERS - USA / 40 Points
53. Remo Kaasenbrood - Vueltalent - Holland / 39 Points
54. Phil Fink - Tight Purple Underwear - USA / 38 Points
55. Todd Duso - Team Klein - USA / 38 Points
56. Eric Thelen - badpits eposchlampen - Germany / 36 Points
57. Gregg Bray - Posties4Ever - USA / 36 Points
58. Charles Henry - Charles Henry - USA / 36 Points
59. John Plaschke - Equipe NP - USA / 36 Points
60. Rafael Tejeda - Daddy's Boys - USA / 36 Points

61. Ben Hackenwerth - Eurozark - USA / 36 Points
61. Chris Fox - Franciso Franco is Still Dead. - USA / 36 Points
63. Daniela Kampmann - World-United - Germany / 35 Points
63. Leah Bray - Love to Ride - USA / 35 Points
65. Josué Nazario - Sabana Grande - Puerto Rico / 33 Points
66. Avery Oakley - Heel on Wheels - USA / 32 Points
66. David Shylko - Attack of the Killer B's - Canada / 32 Points
66. Ehud Tal - Santander's diamond - Israel / 32 Points
66. Friedrich - Barbarossa - Germany / 32 Points
66. Greg Davis - Que Pasa Muchacho ? - USA / 32 Points
66. Joerg Schmidgall - pedalritter - Germany / 32 Points
66. Johannes Heuser - Hot sun of the spanish mountains - Germany / 32 Points
66. Terence Sexton - Team Avarice - USA / 32 Points
74. Francesco Grandi - C'era una Vuelta... - Italy / 31 Points
74. Hans Tveitereid - Grubers - Norway / 31 Points
74. Marc Bechtold - AC Marco - USA / 31 Points
77. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 30 Points
77. Marcus Haub - Don't bike - Just drink - Germany / 30 Points
79. Dan Suciu - The Rain in Spain... - Romania / 29 Points
79. Peter Budd - House Rules - Australia / 29 Points
79. Ross Klobucher - Climbing with the Bulls - USA / 29 Points
82. Bill Clark - Team One - USA / 27 Points
82. Emanuel Correia - Go Team Maia-Milaneza-MSS !!! - Portugal / 27 Points
82. Jeffrey A. Cross - Crossman - USA / 27 Points
82. M. Edlin - Velowhiz - USA / 27 Points
82. Rajvinder Singh - Perico's Delga Dogs - Singapore / 27 Points
82. Ralf Heeg - Los estremos duros - Germany / 27 Points
82. Tom Snelders - Sjezers - Belgium / 27 Points
89. Brad King - King's 18 Wheelers - USA / 26 Points
89. Deborah Steiner - Blue-specked shoes - USA / 26 Points
89. Doris Herman - D's Madrid Madness Matadors - USA / 26 Points
89. EzioT. - Ganar la Vuelta y beber Sangria:aquì la Fiesta! - Italy / 26 Points
89. Helen Davis - Cierta Falta - UK / 26 Points
89. Ido Schnitzer - YoniTeam - Israel / 26 Points
89. Jeff Sloop - FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS - USA / 26 Points
89. Jim Troedel - Chicago Crankheads - USA / 26 Points
89. John Lee - Autobus - New Zealand / 26 Points
89. Justine Meaux - Randi - USA / 26 Points
89. Kris Withington - supagrom - New Zealand / 26 Points
89. Nancy Stafford - IwantTigerStripes - USA / 26 Points
89. Pod Ball - iron men of irun - UK / 26 Points
89. Raymond Tiangco - My Legs Look Better Than Yours - Philippines / 26 Points
89. Richard Woodruff - Brit Abroad Boys - France / 26 Points
89. Sam Bills - EUROTRASH!!! - UK / 26 Points
89. Stefano Figallo - Carramba!Arriba El Pipi! - Italy / 26 Points
89. Tim Kenington - DownunderOnTop - Australia / 26 Points
107. Brannon Amtower - Agony Awaits - USA / 25 Points
107. Chad Black - Team Cinzano - USA / 25 Points
107. Patrick Shipley - a day on the road - USA / 25 Points
110. J. Edward Lee - Vuelta Skelter - USA / 24 Points
110. Patrick B. Sharp - Smokin' Hams - USA / 24 Points
112. Joshua Lee - Climbers, sprinters and frogs. - USA / 23 Points
113. Alex Ball - Donny Matadors - UK / 22 Points
113. Charles R. Wilson - Bringing Home the MAIL - USA / 22 Points
113. Christopher Coats - Moose Loose - USA / 22 Points
113. Craig Fredrickson - Freddies Favorites - USA / 22 Points
113. Dan Steinbach - Arriva Arriva Andale! - USA / 22 Points
113. Francis De Cort - Pack Fodder - England / 22 Points
113. Glenn Stilwell - Team ASR - USA / 22 Points
113. Jason Minato - GTC - Australia / 22 Points
113. John Eichorst - VELO MOJO - USA / 22 Points
113. Jonathan Podmore - Jon's Raiders De la Montaña - USA / 22 Points
113. Juan Pablo Villate - Follow me to Madrid - Canada / 22 Points
113. Julia Schlenkrich - Prinzin - Germany / 22 Points
113. Laurie Fronhofer - Team Lala - USA / 22 Points
113. Manny Samaniego - EPO? Yes PLEASE!!! - USA / 22 Points
113. Marcelino Abantao - DWUHS77-TAC - Philippines / 22 Points
113. Matthew Stevens - Team Ornitorrinco - USA / 22 Points
113. Melanie Williams - Velocidad de la Luz - USA / 22 Points
113. Michael Haywood - EV Racing Team - Canada / 22 Points
113. Mike Roe - Rose Riders - USA / 22 Points
113. Rich Pink - Team Electric Rhino - USA / 22 Points
113. Russell D. Jewell - JAFT - USA / 22 Points
113. Stacey Strong-Rieckehoff - Paseadores de La Anglirú - USA / 22 Points
113. Stuart Burden - tsunami - USA / 22 Points
113. Todd Shew - JOY - USA / 22 Points
113. Trent Burton - Stage Stealers - Canada / 22 Points
113. Turner Waskom - Massive carcass racing - USA / 22 Points
139. Aritz Azkune Sudupe - Azkunetarrak - Euzkadi / 20 Points
139. Chuck Hudak - Venga Simoni - USA / 20 Points
139. Clark Ritchie - Half-Fast Velo - USA / 20 Points
139. Ed Granger - Andes Candies - USA / 20 Points
139. Herman van Iterson - Green Kelme Climbing Goats - Holland / 20 Points
139. Jeff McFarlane - JAM - USA / 20 Points
139. Michael Elmer - pleasebespeedy - USA / 20 Points
139. Michael Hammernandez - Team Loretta - USA / 20 Points
139. Mike Byrd - Up Up and Away - USA / 20 Points
139. Mike Sondgeroth - Prairie Racers III - USA / 20 Points
139. Mike Starr - SuperStarr - USA / 20 Points
139. Rod Palomino - HotRod - USA / 20 Points
139. Scott Coady - tourbaby - USA / 20 Points
139. Stefan Meijvogel - Foreal in da house - Holland / 20 Points
139. Vaughn Trevisanut - Cavallo Toso espana - USA / 20 Points
154. Buds Fuller - TeamBuds - New Zealand / 19 Points
154. Mike McCray - Mental Knee Madness - USA / 19 Points
156. Moritz Mehlem - Manolo and the VENGA-BOYS - Germany / 18 Points
157. Abraham Martínez González - The puqui cuchis - Galicia (Spain) / 17 Points
157. Amber McFarlane - J & A - USA / 17 Points
157. Andre Umali - balik-balik - Philippines / 17 Points
157. Andrew Szafranski - The Pain of La Angliru - Canada / 17 Points
157. Andy Bamber - Bamber's Bombers - UK / 17 Points
157. Biff Whaley - Pepto Bismal/Quick Step - USA / 17 Points
157. Brian Kappus - No Wammies - USA / 17 Points
157. Bruce Mayer - Bungalow Bombers - USA / 17 Points
157. Chad Gagnier - Conjugal Visitors - USA / 17 Points
157. Christopher Hurt - Tennessee Mashers - USA / 17 Points
157. Craig Cheeseman - Adirondack Highlanders - USA / 17 Points
157. Craig Robertson - biddon fetchers - Australia / 17 Points
157. Ervin Evangelista - Cyclones - USA / 17 Points
157. Francine Latil - Amadeus Slacker - USA / 17 Points
157. Georg Reidarsen - Team Ture - Norway / 17 Points
157. George Forman - Lactic-Acid Trip - USA / 17 Points
157. Gerald Lee - Island Boy Racaing - USA / 17 Points
157. James S. Guild - Pyramid - USA / 17 Points
157. Jan Dijkstra - Sprints by Spurts - Holland / 17 Points
157. Janusz Soszynski - Soszyn's Team - Poland / 17 Points
157. Javier - BJJ - Euzkadi / 17 Points
157. Javier Pazos - Fixed Gear Fuji - USA / 17 Points
157. Jeff Petrea - Mahtel Eezore - USA / 17 Points
157. Jim Keener - Nashville Mashers - USA / 17 Points
157. Jim Klepper - Zak el Gato - USA / 17 Points
157. Jim Parsons - ShowMeThePesos - USA / 17 Points
157. Joanna Hurley - The Pov's - USA / 17 Points
157. John Roguski - HOLD THE MAYO - USA / 17 Points
157. José Pedro - Ginásio - Portugal / 17 Points
157. Josu - Onenak - Euzkadi / 17 Points
157. Julie & Paul Carvey - right on mate, right on dude - USA/UK / 17 Points
157. K. Hansen - Vuelta Roleros - USA / 17 Points
157. Karen Sholtz - Viva la Vuelta - USA / 17 Points
157. Keri Greene - cycling widow - USA / 17 Points
157. Leonard Trolio - LWA - USA / 17 Points
157. Lexi Tejeda - Ginger Snaps - USA / 17 Points
157. Martin Tetreault - Smithfield Hams - USA / 17 Points
157. Matt Haigh - Broken Bones - UK / 17 Points
157. Michael McQuillen - Team Erie - USA / 17 Points
157. Michael Tierney - Calculated Risk - USA / 17 Points
157. Mick Knapton - Julio Winterbottom's All Stars - UK / 17 Points
157. Miles Hurley - Team Big Chiefs - USA / 17 Points
157. Patrick Harris - Spanish Billygoats - USA / 17 Points
157. Patrick Williams - Venga Santiago - USA / 17 Points
157. Peter Woodrow - Chugga Plugga - USA / 17 Points
157. Phil Coldrey Lo - Poo Bahs - Canada / 17 Points
157. Phil Miano - GS Baby Got Back - USA/Italy / 17 Points
157. Rene Strandberg - campo - Denmark / 17 Points
157. Rob Jeffers - Snap City Velo - USA / 17 Points
157. Roberto Noisiom - TEAM TROUTS - USA / 17 Points
157. Samantha Xochi Kody - Olistostrome's - USA / 17 Points
157. Scot Jahn - gobarca - USA / 17 Points
157. Scott Owens - Ugly Americans - USA / 17 Points
157. Tom Irvine - Vuelta Prime - USA / 17 Points
157. Tomasz Brodala - The Spaniards - Poland / 17 Points
157. Zac Coolman - USA !!! - USA / 17 Points
213. Anita Van Crey - Cloggeleros - Holland / 13 Points
213. Georg Thomas - team canas - Germany / 13 Points
215. Gary McCarthy - Macs Riders - USA / 10 Points
215. Jaime Nichols - ¡Las piernas calientes de acero! - USA / 10 Points
215. Malina Dragu - Cyber_Cycling - Romania / 10 Points
215. Tommie Brock - Team Iron Station NC - USA / 10 Points
219. Ken Kontowicz - Tucson Hotwheels - USA / 9 Points
219. Tim Maros - Cuspid's Last Stand? - USA / 9 Points
221. Lisa Parsons - I wear the pants - USA / 8 Points
221. Michel Verbeke - TT Team - Belgium / 8 Points
223. Andranik Aghazarian - Team Saddle Soreos - Canada / 5 Points
223. Andrew Hughes - iBananas.kom - UK / 5 Points
223. Diego Villate - DV team - Canada / 5 Points
223. Janna Trevisanut - Diosa del Sitio - USA / 5 Points
223. Jonathan Greene - JG's Boys - USA / 5 Points
223. Scott Woodward - Spanish Flyze - USA / 5 Points
229. Burkni Helgason - SBS - Iceland / 4 Points
229. Rick Beuttel - Velo Dodos - USA / 4 Points
231. Alister Watt - Ali's Team - Scotland / 3 Points
231. Barbara Goldberg - Riosita Rapida - USA / 3 Points
231. Germán Rieckehoff - Masters of Suffering - Puerto Rico / 3 Points
231. Giovanni Tassara - Juan de La Vuelta - Italy / 3 Points
231. James Connell - Fancy Lad - USA / 3 Points
231. Jan Pankuweit - Vuelta Könige - Germany / 3 Points
231. Justin Scott - ccfc - UK / 3 Points
231. Larry Parker - Vamanos, Muchachos - USA / 3 Points
231. Mauro Brunetti - Canada 1 - Canada / 3 Points
231. Merlin Morris - Merlins - USA / 3 Points
231. Mike Pease - Lobo Cycling - USA / 3 Points
231. Richard Lane - Mad Hungarians - USA / 3 Points
231. Rick Wirthlin - vueltopolis - USA / 3 Points
231. Vanessa Kolej - TEAM LAMER - USA / 3 Points
245. Karin Borges - karins - USA / 1 Point
246. Adriana Diaz - Where is the Angliru? - Canada / 0 Points
246. Alexander Mais - BotcheMania - Germany / 0 Points
246. Chris Tunnock - Hell Riders - Australia / 0 Points
246. Dan Mueller - Team Hauenstein - USA / 0 Points
246. Doug Hadley - Hadley's Highwheelers - USA / 0 Points
246. Gerard K. - cosmic flyers - England / 0 Points
246. Gil Wilson - johnny quest - USA / 0 Points
246. Joe Coughlin - Spanish Fly-ers - USA / 0 Points
246. Kevin Schlaufman - Atherton Atlas - USA / 0 Points
246. Laura Weislo - SquadraFantastica - USA / 0 Points
246. Mario Ballesteros - LOS ESCARABAJOS - Colombia / 0 Points
246. Matt Guse - The Flying Dogs - Canada / 0 Points
246. Mike Barker - Don White Cyclists - UK / 0 Points
246. Mike Troedel - Bob Roll Fan Club - USA / 0 Points
246. Nick Bull - NBCycles - UK / 0 Points
246. Niko Hinz - Team It can just end better - Germany / 0 Points
246. Paul Anderson - Half Fast Velo - USA / 0 Points
246. Primož F. - zmagovalci - Slovenia / 0 Points
246. Robert Parker - Parker's Pro - USA / 0 Points
246. Roy Drinkwater - wiley wheelmen - USA / 0 Points
246. Sharon Sharp - The Lion's Pajamas - USA / 0 Points
246. Tammara Torres - Team Tapas - USA / 0 Points

(*) Plus a 30-point Bonus to add in the Overall Ranking / ... y 30 Puntos de Bono para añadir en la Clasificación General

(**) Plus a 15-point Bonus to add in the Overall Ranking / ... y 15 Puntos de Bono para añadir en la Clasificación General

(***) Plus a 5-point Bonus to add in the Overall Ranking / ... y 5 Puntos de Bono para añadir en la Clasificación General


"2nd Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta" - GC after Stage Seventeen: One more day in the Top spot for U.S.-based Puertorican Johnny Nazario. The "Boricua" added a new scorer to his list (namely the Alessio trade team, which got 10 points on Wednesday's stage) and limited the losses to both Chris Boshart and Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi. The American gained 8 points on the leader, but still remains 30 points behind, and would hardly bridge the gap in Thursday's hilly stage. In any case, he succeeded in dropping the Basque, as "Ilbera" (still a hot favorite to get the final win) is currently trailing 4 points behind "Weezer's Wheelers".

Quite an unusual thing happened just outside the podium places. Whereas a Top 6 stage result normally implies an improvement in the Overall Classification, this time both Kerry Whitman and Beatrice Meehan lost some places, as they just found two guys doing better: Martin Kessler, who moved up to fourth (with "Real Sociedad" currently leading "Whitass Racers" by a 5-point margin), and stage winner Andrea Grandi, back into the top 10 and one point ahead of Meehan's "BB's Brigade". Currently none of these four players is far from the podium, but their chances of a final victory remain extremely slim.

Jim Robson moved from 9th to 8th, while both Terence Sexton and Remo Kaasenbrood lost two places. David Cavalier's further Top 10 result in the stage took him to spot number eleven, right ahead of Herman van Iterson, who left the "Dutch leadership" to Kaasenbrood. Instead of getting into the Top 10, Scott Bray dropped to 13th, while another German doing well in the game, Ralf Hönscheid ("Tailwind Geckos") moved from 26th to 17th Overall.

Americans Sean Dingeldein and Walt Armstrong continue to go "hand in hand", as they will likely do until the final stage. The same thing for Manuel Samaniego and Charles R. Wilson. More down in the ranking you may notice also a tight "personal match" between two friends from Italy, as Giovanni Tassara is leading Stefano Figallo by 2 points only .The same uncertainty concerns another "derby match", this time featuring two Basque contenders, as Josu is now ahead of Aritz Azkune Sudupe by the narrowest of margins. At the bottom of the bunch, "Cloggeleros" finally had a better score than in previous days (13 points that is, 10 of which thanks to Alessio) and somehow reduced the gap to "zmagovalci". But seems there's still a long way to go before Holland's Anita van Crey may leave the "lanterne rouge" to someone else (or will it happen on Thursday with Simoni capturing the last uphill stage ?).

Johhny Nazario perdió ocho puntos más, pero todavía sigue estando muy por delante de Chris Boshart. Gracias al resultado de Alessio (que ganó la etapa con Angelo Furlan) y los relativos diez puntos, el Caribeño pudo limitar los daños y mantener una considerable ventaja (ahora son 30 puntos) sobre "Weezer's Wheelers". El norteamericano Boshart se queda cuatro puntos por arriba de Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi, aunque luego de finalizar la etapa del Jueves "Ilbera" podría retomar la segunda plaza. Martin Kessler de Alemania ascendió al cuarto lugar, y ahora está a sólo 17 puntos del podio, pero muy dificilmente podrá conquistar una plaza en las Top 3. A pesar de conseguir un buen resultado en la etapa, Kerry Whitman bajó al quinto lugar, mientras Beatrice Meehan hasta perdió dos plazas. El mayor beneficiado fue Andrea Grandi, el italiano ganador de etapa que se colocó en la sexta plaza de la general. Josué Nazario no fue afortunado Miércoles, ya que perdió un puesto. En la parte más abajo de la tabla hay un interesante "derbi" vasco entre Josu y Aritz Azkune Sudupe, con el primero que tiene una mínima ventaja sobre el segundo. Anita van Crey y sus "Cloggeleros" lograron 13 puntos de etapa, algo más de lo que hicieron en los últimos días; a pesar de eso, siguen en la cola del pelotón, siempre por detrás de "zmagovalci".

Virtual Teams - General Classification after Stage 17
Equipos Virtuales - Clasificación tras la 17ma. etapa


1. Johnny Nazario - BORICUA - Puerto Rico / 724 Points (González Jiménez Aitor 177, Petacchi 138, Cipollini 105, Simoni 86, Lastras 73, Jeker 24, Martín Perdiguero 6, ONCE-Eroski 85, Alessio 10, Bonus Points 20)

2. Christopher Boshart - Weezer's Wheelers - USA / 694 Points (Zabel 233, Heras 161, Lastras 73, Zubeldia 36, Edo A. 34, Tauler 10, Mancebo 6, Kelme-Costa Blanca 121, Bonus Points 20)

3. Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi - Ilbera - Euzkadi / 690 Points (Sevilla 201, Heras 161, Petacchi 138, Jeker 24, Valverde 13, Kelme-Costa Blanca 121, Cofidis 17, Bonus Points 15)

4. Martin Kessler - Real Sociedad - Germany / 673 Points
5. Kerry Whitman - Whitass Racers - USA / 668 Points
6. Andrea Grandi - Speedy Gonzabel - Italy / 663 Points
7. Beatrice Meehan - BB's Brigade - USA / 662 Points
8. Jim Robson - Bears on motorBikes - UK / 634 Points
9. Remo Kaasenbrood - Vueltalent - Holland / 630 Points
10. Terence Sexton - Team Avarice - USA / 623 Points

11. David Cavalier - Angry Dog Cycling - USA / 620 Points
12. Herman van Iterson - Green Kelme Climbing Goats - Holland / 618 Points
13. Scott Bray - HerasTriumphs - USA / 612 Points
14. Chris Edin - Dino Bravo - USA / 610 Points
15. Johan Koedijker - - Holland / 606 Points
16. David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 603 Points
17. Ralf Hönscheid - Tailwind Geckos - Germany / 587 Points
18. Chuck Taylor - Crankarm-Dallas - USA / 587 Points
19. Josué Nazario - Sabana Grande - Puerto Rico / 584 Points
20. Scott Owens - Ugly Americans - USA / 584 Points

21. Chris Fox - Franciso Franco is Still Dead. - USA / 581 Points
22. Karen Sondgeroth - From Trikes To Bikes - USA / 579 Points
23. Michael T. Meehan - Lemond's Domestique - USA / 578 Points
24. M. Edlin - Velowhiz - USA / 578 Points
25. Johannes Heuser - Hot sun of the spanish mountains - Germany / 572 Points
26. James K. - Senior Surly's Spinners - USA / 570 Points
27. Phil Fink - Tight Purple Underwear - USA / 563 Points
28. Doug Van Orsow - Greenbelt Grimpeurs - USA / 563 Points
29. Mo Ball - Spanish Knights - UK / 562 Points
30. Michael Haywood - EV Racing Team - Canada / 559 Points

31. Matthias Jünemann - Jetleg + Lli - Germany / 557 Points
32. Gregg Bray - Posties4Ever - USA / 556 Points
33. Mike Hackenwerth - TEAM HACKATTACK - USA / 552 Points
34. Peter Budd - House Rules - Australia / 552 Points
35. Francesco Grandi - C'era una Vuelta... - Italy / 548 Points
36. Paul Rentz - Iberian Sons of the Dump - USA / 548 Points
37. Norm Simmonds - Mueltdown - USA / 547 Points
38. Jeffrey A. Cross - Crossman - USA / 546 Points
39. Sean Dingeldein - Gruppetto - USA / 545 Points
40. Walt Armstrong - Spry kids - USA / 545 Points

41. Peter Lind - The Danish Armada - Denmark / 545 Points
42. Andrew Wilson - Team Kiwi - USA / 543 Points
43. Marc Bechtold - AC Marco - USA / 535 Points
44. Rick Sane - Bull Cycle - USA / 535 Points
45. Kris Withington - supagrom - New Zealand / 534 Points
46. Paula Andrist - Team Opaline-Emma - USA / 531 Points
47. Hans Tveitereid - Grubers - Norway / 529 Points
48. Mark Allebach - ZuZu's Pedallers - USA / 528 Points
49. Tommie Brock - Team Iron Station NC - USA / 525 Points
50. Todd Duso - Team Klein - USA / 525 Points

51. Patrick B. Sharp - Smokin' Hams - USA / 525 Points
52. Jeff Sloop - FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS - USA / 517 Points
53. Brad King - King's 18 Wheelers - USA / 517 Points
54. Joe N. - Ugandan Gold Miners - USA / 517 Points
55. John Plaschke - Equipe NP - USA / 517 Points
56. Rick Paden - Ricky's Raunchy Riders - USA / 515 Points
57. Frank Fronhofer - Firefly - USA / 513 Points
58. Sam Bills - EUROTRASH!!! - UK / 513 Points
59. Nancy Stafford - IwantTigerStripes - USA / 511 Points
60. EzioT. - Ganar la Vuelta y beber Sangria:aquì la Fiesta! - Italy / 511 Points

61. Alonso Tejeda - Sweet Al & the Wet Willies - USA / 509 Points
62. Arjan van den Broek - Mr. Blonde - Holland / 509 Points
63. Tony Lippert - The Lion King Roars - USA / 508 Points
64. Friedrich - Barbarossa - Germany / 503 Points
65. Nigel Ravenhill - Union Cycliste de Napa - USA / 502 Points
66. Dean Muller - equipo de canteros borrachos - USA / 498 Points
67. Ben Hackenwerth - Eurozark - USA / 493 Points
68. Dan Suciu - The Rain in Spain... - Romania / 491 Points
69. Tom Snelders - Sjezers - Belgium / 489 Points
70. Tom Scanlon - Maillot Jaune - USA / 489 Points

71. Raymond Tiangco - My Legs Look Better Than Yours - Philippines / 487 Points
72. David Shylko - Attack of the Killer B's - Canada / 487 Points
73. Joseph Hess - atlantic shores velo loves shakira - USA / 486 Points
74. Betsy Baker - cyclisme veloce - USA / 481 Points
75. Andrew Szafranski - The Pain of La Angliru - Canada / 481 Points
76. James S. Guild - Pyramid - USA / 478 Points
77. Greg Davis - Que Pasa Muchacho ? - USA / 477 Points
78. Jeff Berkowitz - GS Park Ridge - USA / 476 Points
79. Brian Kappus - No Wammies - USA / 475 Points
80. Lee Chyn Hwa - Team Pang Pang - Malaysia / 474 Points

81. Rafael Tejeda - Daddy's Boys - USA / 474 Points
82. Rob Jeffers - Snap City Velo - USA / 474 Points
83. Helen Davis - Cierta Falta - UK / 473 Points
84. Chris Hoang - WaterFromtheSky! - USA / 471 Points
85. Ernesto Ramirez - Cycos - USA / 471 Points
86. Doris Herman - D's Madrid Madness Matadors - USA / 470 Points
87. Michael Miller - CannonRiders - USA / 469 Points
88. Thomas Zimmermann - Tourmalets Helden - Germany / 465 Points
89. Jim Parsons - ShowMeThePesos - USA / 459 Points
90. Francis De Cort - Pack Fodder - England / 457 Points

91. Ross Klobucher - Climbing with the Bulls - USA / 454 Points
92. Jason Minato - GTC - Australia / 452 Points
93. Richard Woodruff - Brit Abroad Boys - France / 451 Points
94. Phil Coldrey Lo - Poo Bahs - Canada / 451 Points
95. Buds Fuller - TeamBuds - New Zealand / 451 Points
96. Brian Purtell - IT'S ABOUT THE SPRINTERS - USA / 450 Points
97. Mike McCray - Mental Knee Madness - USA / 450 Points
98. Chris Coolman - Speedmerchants - USA / 447 Points
99. Dan Steinbach - Arriva Arriva Andale! - USA / 447 Points
100. Pod Ball - iron men of irun - UK / 446 Points

101. Georg Reidarsen - Team Ture - Norway / 446 Points
102. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 445 Points
103. Janusz Soszynski - Soszyn's Team - Poland / 443 Points
104. Emanuel Correia - Go Team Maia-Milaneza-MSS !!! - Portugal / 441 Points
105. Jim Troedel - Chicago Crankheads - USA / 440 Points
106. Peter Trkman - Slovenia Flyers - Slovenia / 438 Points
107. Tim Kenington - DownunderOnTop - Australia / 437 Points
108. Leah Bray - Love to Ride - USA / 435 Points
109. Chuck Hudak - Venga Simoni - USA / 434 Points
110. Rod Palomino - HotRod - USA / 433 Points

111. Andrew Hughes - iBananas.kom - UK / 432 Points
112. Charles Henry - Charles Henry - USA / 431 Points
113. John Lee - Autobus - New Zealand / 429 Points
114. Scott Coady - tourbaby - USA / 429 Points
115. Ido Schnitzer - YoniTeam - Israel / 426 Points
116. Laurie Fronhofer - Team Lala - USA / 426 Points
117. Giovanni Tassara - Juan de La Vuelta - Italy / 426 Points
118. Stefano Figallo - Carramba!Arriba El Pipi! - Italy / 424 Points
119. Patrick Harris - Spanish Billygoats - USA / 423 Points
120. Ervin Evangelista - Cyclones - USA / 421 Points

121. Michael Elmer - pleasebespeedy - USA / 421 Points
122. Jaime Nichols - ¡Las piernas calientes de acero! - USA / 420 Points
123. Michael McQuillen - Team Erie - USA / 420 Points
124. John Eichorst - VELO MOJO - USA / 420 Points
125. Malina Dragu - Cyber_Cycling - Romania / 417 Points
126. Julia Schlenkrich - Prinzin - Germany / 417 Points
127. Melanie Williams - Velocidad de la Luz - USA / 417 Points
128. Alex Ball - Donny Matadors - UK / 415 Points
129. Clark Ritchie - Half-Fast Velo - USA / 410 Points
130. Michel Verbeke - TT Team - Belgium / 409 Points

131. Julie & Paul Carvey - right on mate, right on dude - USA/UK / 409 Points
132. Javier - BJJ - Euzkadi / 408 Points
133. Joshua Lee - Climbers, sprinters and frogs. - USA / 407 Points
134. Jakob Duma - Who said lethal combination - Punk - Denmark / 407 Points
135. Deborah Steiner - Blue-specked shoes - USA / 406 Points
136. Bill Clark - Team One - USA / 406 Points
137. Moritz Mehlem - Manolo and the VENGA-BOYS - Germany / 404 Points
138. Craig Cheeseman - Adirondack Highlanders - USA / 404 Points
139. Christopher Hurt - Tennessee Mashers - USA / 403 Points
140. Craig Fredrickson - Freddies Favorites - USA / 400 Points

141. Andy Bamber - Bamber's Bombers - UK / 400 Points
142. Biff Whaley - Pepto Bismal/Quick Step - USA / 400 Points
143. Richard Lane - Mad Hungarians - USA / 399 Points
144. Gerald Lee - Island Boy Racaing - USA / 398 Points
145. Stefan Meijvogel - Foreal in da house - Holland / 398 Points
146. Karen Sholtz - Viva la Vuelta - USA / 397 Points
147. Rajvinder Singh - Perico's Delga Dogs - Singapore / 397 Points
148. Ed Granger - Andes Candies - USA / 397 Points
149. Ehud Tal - Santander's diamond - Israel / 397 Points
150. Lexi Tejeda - Ginger Snaps - USA / 395 Points

151. Joanna Hurley - The Pov's - USA / 394 Points
152. Martin Tetreault - Smithfield Hams - USA / 393 Points
153. Justine Meaux - Randi - USA / 392 Points
154. Jeff McFarlane - JAM - USA / 392 Points
155. Andre Umali - balik-balik - Philippines / 391 Points
156. Keri Greene - cycling widow - USA / 388 Points
157. Chad Gagnier - Conjugal Visitors - USA / 386 Points
158. Patrick Williams - Venga Santiago - USA / 385 Points
159. Chad Black - Team Cinzano - USA / 385 Points
160. Scot Jahn - gobarca - USA / 384 Points

161. Jim Klepper - Zak el Gato - USA / 383 Points
162. Michael Hammernandez - Team Loretta - USA / 383 Points
163. Jan Dijkstra - Sprints by Spurts - Holland / 382 Points
164. Patrick Shipley - a day on the road - USA / 382 Points
165. K. Hansen - Vuelta Roleros - USA / 381 Points
166. Brannon Amtower - Agony Awaits - USA / 381 Points
167. Eric Thelen - badpits eposchlampen - Germany / 380 Points
168. Marcus Haub - Don't bike - Just drink - Germany / 378 Points
169. Samantha Xochi Kody - Olistostrome's - USA / 377 Points
170. Manny Samaniego - EPO? Yes PLEASE!!! - USA / 377 Points

171. Charles R. Wilson - Bringing Home the MAIL - USA / 377 Points
172. Josu - Onenak - Euzkadi / 376 Points
173. Aritz Azkune Sudupe - Azkunetarrak - Euzkadi / 375 Points
174. Turner Waskom - Massive carcass racing - USA / 372 Points
175. Phil Miano - GS Baby Got Back - USA/Italy / 371 Points
176. Michael Tierney - Calculated Risk - USA / 369 Points
177. Mike Byrd - Up Up and Away - USA / 367 Points
178. Stacey Strong-Rieckehoff - Paseadores de La Anglirú - USA / 366 Points
179. J. Edward Lee - Vuelta Skelter - USA / 366 Points
180. Jim Keener - Nashville Mashers - USA / 364 Points

181. Justin Scott - ccfc - UK / 364 Points
182. Mike Starr - SuperStarr - USA / 363 Points
183. Rick Wirthlin - vueltopolis - USA / 363 Points
184. Roberto Noisiom - TEAM TROUTS - USA / 362 Points
185. Trent Burton - Stage Stealers - Canada / 362 Points
186. Rene Strandberg - campo - Denmark / 361 Points
187. Miles Hurley - Team Big Chiefs - USA / 360 Points
188. Juan Pablo Villate - Follow me to Madrid - Canada / 360 Points
189. Mike Roe - Rose Riders - USA / 359 Points
190. José Pedro - Ginásio - Portugal / 354 Points

191. Mick Knapton - Julio Winterbottom's All Stars - UK / 353 Points
192. Chris Tunnock - Hell Riders - Australia / 351 Points
193. Rich Pink - Team Electric Rhino - USA / 350 Points
194. Mike Sondgeroth - Prairie Racers III - USA / 348 Points
195. Abraham Martínez González - The puqui cuchis - Galicia (Spain) / 348 Points
196. Tom Irvine - Vuelta Prime - USA / 348 Points
197. Germán Rieckehoff - Masters of Suffering - Puerto Rico / 348 Points
198. Todd Shew - JOY - USA / 346 Points
199. James Connell - Fancy Lad - USA / 346 Points
200. Matt Haigh - Broken Bones - UK / 345 Points

201. Doug Hadley - Hadley's Highwheelers - USA / 345 Points
202. Vanessa Kolej - TEAM LAMER - USA / 343 Points
203. Paul Anderson - Half Fast Velo - USA / 341 Points
204. John Roguski - HOLD THE MAYO - USA / 340 Points
205. Stuart Burden - tsunami - USA / 340 Points
206. Leonard Trolio - LWA - USA / 339 Points
207. Mike Troedel - Bob Roll Fan Club - USA / 339 Points
208. Jeff Petrea - Mahtel Eezore - USA / 334 Points
209. Robert Parker - Parker's Pro - USA / 334 Points
210. Bruce Mayer - Bungalow Bombers - USA / 333 Points

211. Vaughn Trevisanut - Cavallo Toso espana - USA / 331 Points
212. Adriana Diaz - Where is the Angliru? - Canada / 330 Points
213. Craig Robertson - biddon fetchers - Australia / 329 Points
214. Mike Barker - Don White Cyclists - UK / 329 Points
215. Marcelino Abantao - DWUHS77-TAC - Philippines / 328 Points
216. Matt Guse - The Flying Dogs - Canada / 328 Points
217. Russell D. Jewell - JAFT - USA / 327 Points
218. Javier Pazos - Fixed Gear Fuji - USA / 326 Points
219. Mario Ballesteros - LOS ESCARABAJOS - Colombia / 325 Points
220. Burkni Helgason - SBS - Iceland / 325 Points

221. Gil Wilson - johnny quest - USA / 325 Points
222. Jonathan Podmore - Jon's Raiders De la Montaña - USA / 324 Points
223. Amber McFarlane - J & A - USA / 324 Points
224. Gary McCarthy - Macs Riders - USA / 324 Points
225. Zac Coolman - USA !!! - USA / 323 Points
226. Glenn Stilwell - Team ASR - USA / 319 Points
227. Jan Pankuweit - Vuelta Könige - Germany / 318 Points
228. Merlin Morris - Merlins - USA / 313 Points
229. Tomasz Brodala - The Spaniards - Poland / 312 Points
230. Janna Trevisanut - Diosa del Sitio - USA / 307 Points

231. Joerg Schmidgall - pedalritter - Germany / 306 Points
232. Matthew Stevens - Team Ornitorrinco - USA / 306 Points
233. George Forman - Lactic-Acid Trip - USA / 305 Points
234. Avery Oakley - Heel on Wheels - USA / 301 Points
235. Ralf Heeg - Los estremos duros - Germany / 299 Points
236. Daniela Kampmann - World-United - Germany / 293 Points
237. Laura Weislo - SquadraFantastica - USA / 292 Points
238. Niko Hinz - Team It can just end better - Germany / 288 Points
239. Andranik Aghazarian - Team Saddle Soreos - Canada / 286 Points
240. Jonathan Greene - JG's Boys - USA / 282 Points

241. Mike Pease - Lobo Cycling - USA / 282 Points
242. Alexander Mais - BotcheMania - Germany / 276 Points
243. Roy Drinkwater - wiley wheelmen - USA / 272 Points
244. Peter Woodrow - Chugga Plugga - USA / 259 Points
245. Francine Latil - Amadeus Slacker - USA / 257 Points
246. Barbara Goldberg - Riosita Rapida - USA / 257 Points
247. Lisa Parsons - I wear the pants - USA / 248 Points
248. Christopher Coats - Moose Loose - USA / 246 Points
249. Larry Parker - Vamanos, Muchachos - USA / 246 Points
250. Rick Beuttel - Velo Dodos - USA / 245 Points

251. Dan Mueller - Team Hauenstein - USA / 244 Points
252. Karin Borges - karins - USA / 243 Points
253. Tim Maros - Cuspid's Last Stand? - USA / 242 Points
254. Mauro Brunetti - Canada 1 - Canada / 236 Points
255. Gerard K. - cosmic flyers - England / 231 Points
256. Sharon Sharp - The Lion's Pajamas - USA / 227 Points
257. Joe Coughlin - Spanish Fly-ers - USA / 225 Points
258. Scott Woodward - Spanish Flyze - USA / 219 Points
259. Kevin Schlaufman - Atherton Atlas - USA / 216 Points
260. Nick Bull - NBCycles - UK / 211 Points

261. Ken Kontowicz - Tucson Hotwheels - USA / 204 Points
262. Tammara Torres - Team Tapas - USA / 202 Points
263. Alister Watt - Ali's Team - Scotland / 196 Points
264. Diego Villate - DV team - Canada / 192 Points
265. Georg Thomas - team canas - Germany / 179 Points
266. Primož F. - zmagovalci - Slovenia / 146 Points
267. Anita Van Crey - Cloggeleros - Holland / 120 Points

OTHER RANKINGS - POINTS (Otras Clasificaciones - Puntos): Nine points (Zabel 6, Petacchi 3) for Jim Robson & Co.., nine points for the seven "chasers" too. And the 15-point gap remained unchanged.

Virtual Teams - Points Ranking after Stage 17 (TOP PLACES)
Equipos Virtuales - Clasificación por Puntos tras la 17ma. etapa

1. Jim Robson - Bears on motorBikes - UK / 137 Points (Zabel 93, Petacchi 29, Cipollini 15)
2. Joe N. - Ugandan Gold Miners - USA / 137 Points
3. Doug Van Orsow - Greenbelt Grimpeurs - USA / 137 Points
4. Chris Edin - Dino Bravo - USA / 137 Points
5. Andrea Grandi - Speedy Gonzabel - Italy / 137 Points
6. David Cavalier - Angry Dog Cycling - USA / 122 Points
7. Martin Kessler - Real Sociedad - Germany / 122 Points
8. Mark Allebach - ZuZu's Pedallers - USA / 122 Points
9. Kerry Whitman - Whitass Racers - USA / 122 Points
10. Michael T. Meehan - Lemond's Domestique - USA / 122 Points
11. Beatrice Meehan - BB's Brigade - USA / 122 Points
12. David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 122 Points
13. Raymond Tiangco - My Legs Look Better Than Yours - Philippines / 108 Points
14. Hans Tveitereid - Grubers - Norway / 108 Points
15. Justine Meaux - Randi - USA / 108 Points
16. Matthias Jünemann - Jetleg + Lli - Germany / 108 Points
17. Tony Lippert - The Lion King Roars - USA / 108 Points
18. Ralf Hönscheid - Tailwind Geckos - Germany / 108 Points
19. Pod Ball - iron men of irun - UK / 108 Points
20. Nancy Stafford - IwantTigerStripes - USA / 108 Points
21. Sam Bills - EUROTRASH!!! - UK / 108 Points
22 . Johan Koedijker - - Holland / 100 Points
23. Kris Withington - supagrom - New Zealand / 100 Points
24. James K. - Senior Surly's Spinners - USA / 100 Points
25. Dan Suciu - The Rain in Spain... - Romania / 94 Points
26. Remo Kaasenbrood - Vueltalent - Holland / 94 Points
27. Christopher Boshart - Weezer's Wheelers - USA / 94 Points
28. EzioT. - Ganar la Vuelta y beber Sangria:aquì la Fiesta! - Italy / 94 Points

... several other Virtual Teams follow with a lesser score / .. siguen otros equipos con menos puntos.

OTHER RANKINGS - KOM (Otras Clasificaciones - Montaña): Leader Keld Haagensen put one more point on Lane, Tassara and Budd. Aitor Osa's six stage points allowed Tim Maros to move up to 5th place.

Virtual Teams - KOM Ranking after Stage 17 (TOP PLACES)
Equipos Virtuales - Clasificación GPM tras la 17ma. etapa

1. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 93 Points (Simoni 56, Garcia Casas 28, Heras 9)
2. Richard Lane - Mad Hungarians - USA / 84 Points
3. Giovanni Tassara - Juan de La Vuelta - Italy / 84 Points
4. Peter Budd - House Rules - Australia / 84 Points
5. Tim Maros - Cuspid's Last Stand? - USA / 68 Points
6. Jeff McFarlane - JAM - USA / 68 Points
7. Michael Hammernandez - Team Loretta - USA / 68 Points
8. Mike Sondgeroth - Prairie Racers III - USA / 65 Points
9. Stefan Meijvogel - Foreal in da house - Holland / 65 Points
10. Rod Palomino - HotRod - USA / 65 Points
11. Mike Starr - SuperStarr - USA / 65 Points
12. Patrick Shipley - a day on the road - USA / 65 Points
13. Ed Granger - Andes Candies - USA / 65 Points
14. Chuck Hudak - Venga 1 - USA / 65 Points
15. Mike Byrd - Up Up and Away - USA / 65 Points
16. Brannon Amtower - Agony Awaits - USA / 65 Points
17. Aritz Azkune Sudupe - Azkunetarrak - Euzkadi / 65 Points
18. Michael Elmer - pleasebespeedy - USA / 65 Points
19. Clark Ritchie - Half-Fast Velo - USA / 65 Points
20. Chad Black - Team Cinzano - USA / 65 Points
21. Scott Coady - tourbaby - USA / 65 Points
22. Vaughn Trevisanut - Cavallo Toso espana - USA / 65 Points
23. Germán Rieckehoff - Masters of Suffering - Puerto Rico / 57 Points
24. Larry Parker - Vamanos, Muchachos - USA / 57 Points

... several other Virtual Teams follow with a lesser score (25 of them with 56 points) / .. siguen otros equipos con menos puntos.

OTHER RANKINGS - Regularity (Otras Clasificaciones - Regularidad ): After yielding the top place to Michael Haywood on Tuesday, Herman van Iterson even lost contact to the 4 leaders on Wednesday. He's now trailing four points behind Haywood, Steinbach, Saioa Arrizabalaga (currently ranked third in this classification too) and Jeffrey A. Cross. The other contenders are light years behind anyway.

Virtual Teams - Regularity: Ranking after Stage 17 (TOP PLACES)
Equipos Virtuales - Clasificación Regularidad tras la 17ma. etapa

1. Michael Haywood - EV Racing Team - Canada / 78 Points (Sevilla 51, Heras 27)
2. Dan Steinbach - Arriva Arriva Andale! - USA / 78 Points
3. Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi - Ilbera - Euzkadi / 78 Points
4. Jeffrey A. Cross - Crossman - USA / 78 Points
5. Herman van Iterson - Green Kelme Climbing Goats - Holland / 74 Points
6. Tommie Brock - Team Iron Station NC - USA / 51 Points
7. Andrew Hughes - iBananas.kom - UK / 51 Points
8. Malina Dragu - Cyber_Cycling - Romania / 51 Points
9. Johannes Heuser - Hot sun of the spanish mountains - Germany / 51 Points
10. Michel Verbeke - TT Team - Belgium / 51 Points
11. Jaime Nichols - ¡Las piernas calientes de acero! - USA / 51 Points
12. Francesco Grandi - C'era una Vuelta... - Italy / 51 Points
13. Tom Snelders - Sjezers - Belgium / 51 Points
14. Todd Duso - Team Klein - USA / 50 Points
15. M. Edlin - Velowhiz - USA / 50 Points
16. Terence Sexton - Team Avarice - USA / 50 Points
17. Gregg Bray - Posties4Ever - USA / 48 Points
18. Scott Bray - HerasTriumphs - USA / 48 Points
19. Andre Umali - balik-balik - Philippines / 48 Points
20. Patrick B. Sharp - Smokin' Hams - USA / 48 Points
21. Michael McQuillen - Team Erie - USA / 48 Points
22. Julia Schlenkrich - Prinzin - Germany / 48 Points
23. Kerry Whitman - Whitass Racers - USA / 48 Points
24. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 48 Points
25. Mick Knapton - Julio Winterbottom's All Stars - UK / 48 Points
26. Ben Hackenwerth - Eurozark - USA / 42 Points
27. Peter Budd - House Rules - Australia / 36 Points
28. Russell D. Jewell - JAFT - USA / 28 Points
29. Joerg Schmidgall - pedalritter - Germany / 28 Points

... several other Virtual Teams follow with a lesser score / .. siguen otros equipos con menos puntos.



2nd FABIO'S FANTASY VUELTA - Previous Stage Results / Resultados Etapas anteriores

* STAGE 1 - ETAPA 1:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 2 - ETAPA 2:
--Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 3 - ETAPA 3:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 4 - ETAPA 4:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 5 - ETAPA 5:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
--Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 6 - ETAPA 6:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 7 - ETAPA 7:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 8 - ETAPA 8:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 9 - ETAPA 9:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 10 - ETAPA 10:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 11 - ETAPA 11:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 12 - ETAPA 12:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 13 - ETAPA 13:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 14 - ETAPA 14:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 15 - ETAPA 15:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 16 - ETAPA 16:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 17 - ETAPA 17:
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

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2nd FABIO'S FANTASY VUELTA - Statistics, Details and more stuff / Detalles y Estadísticas

* Virtual Teams: List & Line-ups / 1 - (Equipos Participantes y alineaciones / 1)

* Virtual Teams: List & Line-ups / 2 - (Equipos Participantes y alineaciones / 2)

* All Stage Winners and Ranking Leaders so far in the Fantasy Vuelta - Ganadores de etapas y Líderes

* Fantasy Vuelta: Other statistics - Otras estadísticas

* Fabio's Fantasy Games - Complete Palmares

* 1st Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta (2001) Final Results - Resultados Vuelta 2001

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