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Fantasy Vuelta - Virtual Teams: Stage 20 Results & Rankings
 
By Fabio
Date: 9/29/2002
Fantasy Vuelta - Virtual Teams: Stage 20 Results & Rankings
 

"2nd Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta" - Stage Twenty: Italy's Andrea Grandi "completed" his revenge on Germany's Martin Kessler. After being runner-up to the latter for two times, the virtual manager of "Speedy Gonzabel" took as many great stage wins, both ahead of Kessler, and curiously both with a 75-point score. The first came on Wednesday, when the Italian edged out the German by 3 points; the second just happened in Saturday's stage, which ended in a tight sprint (not a surprise for two Virtual Teams packed with many of the peloton's fastest wheels) with Grandi claiming victory by the narrowest of margins.

Once again Furlan, Petacchi and Zabel proved enough for him to have another outstanding result. It is Grandi's SIXTH podium placing in this Fantasy Vuelta (2 wins, 2 second places, and twice as third-place getter). A record that earned him something like 100 Bonus Points.

Of course, without any serious GC contender in the roster, Grandi can't be competing for the Overall win, but nonetheless two victories (coming after as many successes he got in the previous Fantasy Tour) and his other excellent performances turned the Italian into one of the main protagonists of this game. The same for Kessler and his "Real Sociedad": two stage victories, two other times on the podium, and many chances of a more than excellent overall result.

Third-placed was David Cavalier from the USA. After several good performances his "Angry Dog Cycling" Virtual Team finally succeeded in hitting a stage podium, and getting first Bonus Points. He's currently eighth overall, but with just 5 bonus points picked up all through the contest, he couldn't be a GC contender.

The American's stage score was good: 69 points, 4 more than Matthias Jünemann's: "Jetleg + Lili" will not beat its Fantasy Tour's record of podium placings, but during this Vuelta Jünemann finally managed to take a stage victory, and also got into a stage Top 10 other times. Not a bad thing at all.

Overall contenders Kerry Whitman and Betrice Meehan took fifth and sixth respectively, while also James K. was part of the Top 10. Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi ranked 11th and got 54 points, an excellent score for the Basque, leader after Friday's stage. "Only" 48 points and a 15th place in the stage for Chris Boshart, while Johnny Nazario (39th place - 41 points), and Terence Sexton (68th place - 32 points) did worse. A record number of 36 Virtual Teams (NOT including Anita van Crey's "Cloggeleros" though) couldn't get any points.

Otra victoria de etapa para Andrea Grandi, que "completó" su revancha sobre Martin Kessler: el Alemán lo había derrotado en dos ocasiones anteriores, pero el Italiano le "devolvió el favor", por primera vez en la etapa del pasado miércoles, y luego en el último acto para los esprinters, ya que el sábado su "Speedy Gonzabel" obtuvo un punto más (75-74) que "Real Sociedad".

Curiosamente el participante italiano obtuvo sus dos victorias con los misma cantidad de puntos. Petacchi, Furlan y ¿ cómo no ? Erik Zabel fueron los tres esprinters que permitieron a Grandi hacerse con su segunda victoria en esta Vuelta (en la que subió por nada menos que seis veces al podio).

Tercero fue David Cavalier de EE.UU., que trás otros buenos resultados consiguió ascender al podio de una etapa por primera vez en la porra de la Vuelta 2002. El Americano hizo mejor que otro alemán, Matthias Jünemann, por 4 puntos (69-65).

Para los que refiere a posibles ganadores de la "Fantasy Vuelta", Kerry Whitman y Betrice Meehan tuvieron un buen día al conseguir 64 puntos, mientras tampoco Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi se puede quejar: 59 puntos y la undécima posición en la etapa son sin alguna duda un muy buen resultado. Christopher Boshart se colocó décimoquinto en la etapa y logró 48 puntos: este sería un óptimo resultado ... en otras condiciones. Sin embargo Johnny Nazario y Terence Sexton hicieron peor que él. Esta vez muchos equipos virtuales se quedaron sin puntos de etapa.

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

Virtual Teams - Stage 20 Results
Equipos Virtuales - Resultados de la 20ma. etapa


1. Andrea Grandi - Speedy Gonzabel - Italy / 75 Points (Furlan 30, Petacchi 23, Zabel 22) (*)

2. Martin Kessler - Real Sociedad - Germany / 74 Points (Petacchi 23, Zabel 22, Heras 19, Alessio 10) (**)

3. David Cavalier - Angry Dog Cycling - USA / 69 Points (Petacchi 23, Zabel 22, Heras 19, USPS 5) (***)

4. Matthias Jünemann - Jetleg + Lli - Germany / 65 Points
5. Kerry Whitman - Whitass Racers - USA / 64 Points
6. Beatrice Meehan - BB's Brigade - USA / 64 Points
7. Alonso Tejeda - Sweet Al & the Wet Willies - USA / 59 Points
8. Ralf Hönscheid - Tailwind Geckos - Germany / 57 Points
9. James K. - Senior Surly's Spinners - USA / 56 Points
10. Arjan van den Broek - Mr. Blonde - Holland / 55 Points

11. Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi - Ilbera - Euzkadi / 54 Points
12. Tom Scanlon - Maillot Jaune - USA / 52 Points
13. Peter Trkman - Slovenia Flyers - Slovenia / 49 Points
14. Jakob Duma - Who said lethal combination - Punk - Denmark / 49 Points
15. Christopher Boshart - Weezer's Wheelers - USA / 48 Points
16. Scott Bray - HerasTriumphs - USA / 47 Points
17. Ernesto Ramirez - Cycos - USA / 47 Points
18. Johan Koedijker - - Holland / 46 Points
19. Karen Sondgeroth - From Trikes To Bikes - USA / 46 Points
20. Joseph Hess - atlantic shores velo loves shakira - USA / 46 Points

21. Betsy Baker - cyclisme veloce - USA / 46 Points
22. Nigel Ravenhill - Union Cycliste de Napa - USA / 46 Points
23. Jim Robson - Bears on motorBikes - UK / 45 Points
24. Joe N. - Ugandan Gold Miners - USA / 45 Points
25. Mark Allebach - ZuZu's Pedallers - USA / 45 Points
26. Doug Van Orsow - Greenbelt Grimpeurs - USA / 45 Points
27. Michael T. Meehan - Lemond's Domestique - USA / 45 Points
28. Chris Edin - Dino Bravo - USA / 45 Points
29. David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 45 Points 30. Todd Duso - Team Klein - USA / 44 Points
31. Michael Miller - CannonRiders - USA / 43 Points
32. Gregg Bray - Posties4Ever - USA / 42 Points
33. Charles Henry - Charles Henry - USA / 42 Points
34. John Plaschke - Equipe NP - USA / 42 Points
35. Rafael Tejeda - Daddy's Boys - USA / 42 Points
36. Ben Hackenwerth - Eurozark - USA / 42 Points
37. Chris Fox - Franciso Franco is Still Dead. - USA / 42 Points
38. Brian Purtell - IT'S ABOUT THE SPRINTERS - USA / 42 Points
39. Johnny Nazario - BORICUA - Puerto Rico / 41 Points
40. Rick Paden - Ricky's Raunchy Riders - USA / 41 Points

41. Rick Sane - Bull Cycle - USA / 41 Points
42. Jeff Berkowitz - GS Park Ridge - USA / 41 Points
43. Thomas Zimmermann - Tourmalets Helden - Germany / 41 Points
44. Paul Rentz - Iberian Sons of the Dump - USA / 41 Points
45. Andrew Wilson - Team Kiwi - USA / 41 Points
46. Sean Dingeldein - Gruppetto - USA / 41 Points
47. Paula Andrist - Team Opaline-Emma - USA / 41 Points
48. Frank Fronhofer - Firefly - USA / 41 Points
49. Peter Lind - The Danish Armada - Denmark / 41 Points
50. Chris Hoang - WaterFromtheSky! - USA / 41 Points

51. Chris Coolman - Speedmerchants - USA / 41 Points
52. Dean Muller - equipo de canteros borrachos - USA / 41 Points
53. Mo Ball - Spanish Knights - UK / 41 Points
54. Walt Armstrong - Spry kids - USA / 41 Points
55. Chuck Taylor - Crankarm-Dallas - USA / 41 Points
56. Mike Hackenwerth - TEAM HACKATTACK - USA / 41 Points
57. Lee Chyn Hwa - Team Pang Pang - Malaysia / 41 Points
58. Johannes Heuser - Hot sun of the spanish mountains - Germany / 39 Points
59. Tony Lippert - The Lion King Roars - USA / 37 Points
60. Daniela Kampmann - World-United - Germany / 37 Points

61. Leah Bray - Love to Ride - USA / 36 Points
62. Remo Kaasenbrood - Vueltalent - Holland / 35 Points
63. Ehud Tal - Santander's diamond - Israel / 34 Points
63. David Shylko - Attack of the Killer B's - Canada / 34 Points
63. Avery Oakley - Heel on Wheels - USA / 34 Points
63. Joerg Schmidgall - pedalritter - Germany / 34 Points
67. Greg Davis - Que Pasa Muchacho ? - USA / 33 Points
68. Norm Simmonds - Mueltdown - USA / 32 Points
68. Marcus Haub - Don't bike - Just drink - Germany / 32 Points
68. Emanuel Correia - Go Team Maia-Milaneza-MSS !!! - Portugal / 32 Points
68. Ralf Heeg - Los estremos duros - Germany / 32 Points
68. Friedrich - Barbarossa - Germany / 32 Points
68. Terence Sexton - Team Avarice - USA / 32 Points
74. Jeffrey A. Cross - Crossman - USA / 31 Points
75. Eric Thelen - badpits eposchlampen - Germany / 30 Points
75. Francesco Grandi - C'era una Vuelta... - Italy / 30 Points
75. Tom Snelders - Sjezers - Belgium / 30 Points
78. Moritz Mehlem - Manolo and the VENGA-BOYS - Germany / 29 Points
78. Josué Nazario - Sabana Grande - Puerto Rico / 29 Points
78. Bill Clark - Team One - USA / 29 Points
78. Rajvinder Singh - Perico's Delga Dogs - Singapore / 29 Points
82. J. Edward Lee - Vuelta Skelter - USA / 28 Points
83. Hans Tveitereid - Grubers - Norway / 27 Points
83. Phil Fink - Tight Purple Underwear - USA / 27 Points
83. Marc Bechtold - AC Marco - USA / 27 Points
83. M. Edlin - Velowhiz - USA / 27 Points
83. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 27 Points
88. Michael Haywood - EV Racing Team - Canada / 26 Points
88. Patrick B. Sharp - Smokin' Hams - USA / 26 Points
88. Dan Steinbach - Arriva Arriva Andale! - USA / 26 Points
91. Joshua Lee - Climbers, sprinters and frogs. - USA / 25 Points
91. Craig Fredrickson - Freddies Favorites - USA / 25 Points
93. Manny Samaniego - EPO? Yes PLEASE!!! - USA / 24 Points
93. Matthew Stevens - Team Ornitorrinco - USA / 24 Points
93. Rich Pink - Team Electric Rhino - USA / 24 Points
93. Juan Pablo Villate - Follow me to Madrid - Canada / 24 Points
93. Mike Roe - Rose Riders - USA / 24 Points
93. Russell D. Jewell - JAFT - USA / 24 Points
93. Jonathan Podmore - Jon's Raiders De la Montaña - USA / 24 Points
93. Deborah Steiner - Blue-specked shoes - USA / 24 Points
93. Patrick Shipley - a day on the road - USA / 24 Points
93. Marcelino Abantao - DWUHS77-TAC - Philippines / 24 Points
93. Glenn Stilwell - Team ASR - USA / 24 Points
93. Laurie Fronhofer - Team Lala - USA / 24 Points
93. Jason Minato - GTC - Australia / 24 Points
93. Julia Schlenkrich - Prinzin - Germany / 24 Points
93. John Eichorst - VELO MOJO - USA / 24 Points
93. Stacey Strong-Rieckehoff - Paseadores de La Anglirú - USA / 24 Points
93. Trent Burton - Stage Stealers - Canada / 24 Points
93. Brannon Amtower - Agony Awaits - USA / 24 Points
93. Chad Black - Team Cinzano - USA / 24 Points
93. Alex Ball - Donny Matadors - UK / 24 Points
93. Charles R. Wilson - Bringing Home the MAIL - USA / 24 Points
93. Christopher Coats - Moose Loose - USA / 24 Points
93. Stuart Burden - tsunami - USA / 24 Points
93. Todd Shew - JOY - USA / 24 Points
93. Melanie Williams - Velocidad de la Luz - USA / 24 Points
93. Turner Waskom - Massive carcass racing - USA / 24 Points
93. Francis De Cort - Pack Fodder - England / 24 Points
120. Jim Troedel - Chicago Crankheads - USA / 23 Points
120. Buds Fuller - TeamBuds - New Zealand / 23 Points
120. Mike McCray - Mental Knee Madness - USA / 23 Points
123. Ross Klobucher - Climbing with the Bulls - USA / 22 Points
123. John Lee - Autobus - New Zealand / 22 Points
123. Raymond Tiangco - My Legs Look Better Than Yours - Philippines / 22 Points
123. Stefano Figallo - Carramba!Arriba El Pipi! - Italy / 22 Points
123. Ido Schnitzer - YoniTeam - Israel / 22 Points
123. Justine Meaux - Randi - USA / 22 Points
123. Doris Herman - D's Madrid Madness Matadors - USA / 22 Points
123. Dan Suciu - The Rain in Spain... - Romania / 22 Points
123. Brad King - King's 18 Wheelers - USA / 22 Points
123. Jeff Sloop - FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS - USA / 22 Points
123. Kris Withington - supagrom - New Zealand / 22 Points
123. Peter Budd - House Rules - Australia / 22 Points
123. Richard Woodruff - Brit Abroad Boys - France / 22 Points
123. EzioT. - Ganar la Vuelta y beber Sangria:aquì la Fiesta! - Italy / 22 Points
123. Helen Davis - Cierta Falta - UK / 22 Points
123. Pod Ball - iron men of irun - UK / 22 Points
123. Nancy Stafford - IwantTigerStripes - USA / 22 Points
123. Tim Kenington - DownunderOnTop - Australia / 22 Points
123. Sam Bills - EUROTRASH!!! - UK / 22 Points
142. Herman van Iterson - Green Kelme Climbing Goats - Holland / 20 Points
142. Keri Greene - cycling widow - USA / 20 Points
142. Abraham Martínez González - The puqui cuchis - Galicia (Spain) / 20 Points
142. Roberto Noisiom - TEAM TROUTS - USA / 20 Points
146. Andy Bamber - Bamber's Bombers - UK / 19 Points
146. Martin Tetreault - Smithfield Hams - USA / 19 Points
146. Mike Sondgeroth - Prairie Racers III - USA / 19 Points
146. Stefan Meijvogel - Foreal in da house - Holland / 19 Points
146. Tomasz Brodala - The Spaniards - Poland / 19 Points
146. Jan Dijkstra - Sprints by Spurts - Holland / 19 Points
146. Patrick Williams - Venga Santiago - USA / 19 Points
146. Peter Woodrow - Chugga Plugga - USA / 19 Points
146. Phil Coldrey Lo - Poo Bahs - Canada / 19 Points
146. Jim Parsons - ShowMeThePesos - USA / 19 Points
146. Jim Keener - Nashville Mashers - USA / 19 Points
146. Tom Irvine - Vuelta Prime - USA / 19 Points
146. Craig Cheeseman - Adirondack Highlanders - USA / 19 Points
146. Andre Umali - balik-balik - Philippines / 19 Points
146. Gerald Lee - Island Boy Racaing - USA / 19 Points
146. Chad Gagnier - Conjugal Visitors - USA / 19 Points
146. Rob Jeffers - Snap City Velo - USA / 19 Points
146. Jim Klepper - Zak el Gato - USA / 19 Points
146. Rod Palomino - HotRod - USA / 19 Points
146. James S. Guild - Pyramid - USA / 19 Points
146. Josu - Onenak - Euzkadi / 19 Points
146. Samantha Xochi Kody - Olistostrome's - USA / 19 Points
146. Phil Miano - GS Baby Got Back - USA/Italy / 19 Points
146. Scot Jahn - gobarca - USA / 19 Points
146. Mike Starr - SuperStarr - USA / 19 Points
146. Brian Kappus - No Wammies - USA / 19 Points
146. Lexi Tejeda - Ginger Snaps - USA / 19 Points
146. Amber McFarlane - J & A - USA / 19 Points
146. Jeff McFarlane - JAM - USA / 19 Points
146. Christopher Hurt - Tennessee Mashers - USA / 19 Points
146. Craig Robertson - biddon fetchers - Australia / 19 Points
146. Michael Tierney - Calculated Risk - USA / 19 Points
146. Leonard Trolio - LWA - USA / 19 Points
146. Andrew Szafranski - The Pain of La Angliru - Canada / 19 Points
146. Javier Pazos - Fixed Gear Fuji - USA / 19 Points
146. Ed Granger - Andes Candies - USA / 19 Points
146. Michael McQuillen - Team Erie - USA / 19 Points
146. Scott Owens - Ugly Americans - USA / 19 Points
146. Chuck Hudak - Venga Simoni - USA / 19 Points
146. Karen Sholtz - Viva la Vuelta - USA / 19 Points
146. John Roguski - HOLD THE MAYO - USA / 19 Points
146. Janusz Soszynski - Soszyn's Team - Poland / 19 Points
146. Matt Haigh - Broken Bones - UK / 19 Points
146. Javier - BJJ - Euzkadi / 19 Points
146. José Pedro - Ginásio - Portugal / 19 Points
146. Mike Byrd - Up Up and Away - USA / 19 Points
146. Francine Latil - Amadeus Slacker - USA / 19 Points
146. Aritz Azkune Sudupe - Azkunetarrak - Euzkadi / 19 Points
146. Patrick Harris - Spanish Billygoats - USA / 19 Points
146. Michael Elmer - pleasebespeedy - USA / 19 Points
146. Clark Ritchie - Half-Fast Velo - USA / 19 Points
146. Georg Reidarsen - Team Ture - Norway / 19 Points
146. Zac Coolman - USA !!! - USA / 19 Points
146. K. Hansen - Vuelta Roleros - USA / 19 Points
146. Bruce Mayer - Bungalow Bombers - USA / 19 Points
146. Miles Hurley - Team Big Chiefs - USA / 19 Points
146. Rene Strandberg - campo - Denmark / 19 Points
146. Joanna Hurley - The Pov's - USA / 19 Points
146. Michael Hammernandez - Team Loretta - USA / 19 Points
146. George Forman - Lactic-Acid Trip - USA / 19 Points
146. Scott Coady - tourbaby - USA / 19 Points
146. Ervin Evangelista - Cyclones - USA / 19 Points
146. Vaughn Trevisanut - Cavallo Toso espana - USA / 19 Points
146. Julie & Paul Carvey - right on mate, right on dude - USA/UK / 19 Points
146. Mick Knapton - Julio Winterbottom's All Stars - UK / 19 Points
146. Biff Whaley - Pepto Bismal/Quick Step - USA / 19 Points
146. Jeff Petrea - Mahtel Eezore - USA / 19 Points
213. Georg Thomas - team canas - Germany / 13 Points
214. Tommie Brock - Team Iron Station NC - USA / 12 Points
214. Malina Dragu - Cyber_Cycling - Romania / 12 Points
214. Jaime Nichols - ¡Las piernas calientes de acero! - USA / 12 Points
217. Anita Van Crey - Cloggeleros - Holland / 11 Points
218. Rick Beuttel - Velo Dodos - USA / 10 Points
218. Karin Borges - karins - USA / 10 Points
220. Gary McCarthy - Macs Riders - USA / 8 Points
221. Andrew Hughes - iBananas.kom - UK / 7 Points
221. Michel Verbeke - TT Team - Belgium / 7 Points
223. Tim Maros - Cuspid's Last Stand? - USA / 6 Points
223. Janna Trevisanut - Diosa del Sitio - USA / 6 Points
225. Ken Kontowicz - Tucson Hotwheels - USA / 5 Points
225. Lisa Parsons - I wear the pants - USA / 5 Points
225. Jonathan Greene - JG's Boys - USA / 5 Points
225. Andranik Aghazarian - Team Saddle Soreos - Canada / 5 Points
225. Diego Villate - DV team - Canada / 5 Points
230. Scott Woodward - Spanish Flyze - USA / 2 Points
231. Adriana Diaz - Where is the Angliru? - Canada / 1 Point
232. Burkni Helgason - SBS - Iceland / 0 Points
232. Alexander Mais - BotcheMania - Germany / 0 Points
232. Mauro Brunetti - Canada 1 - Canada / 0 Points
232. Kevin Schlaufman - Atherton Atlas - USA / 0 Points
232. Laura Weislo - SquadraFantastica - USA / 0 Points
232. Niko Hinz - Team It can just end better - Germany / 0 Points
232. Nick Bull - NBCycles - UK / 0 Points
232. Mike Troedel - Bob Roll Fan Club - USA / 0 Points
232. Mike Barker - Don White Cyclists - UK / 0 Points
232. Doug Hadley - Hadley's Highwheelers - USA / 0 Points
232. Richard Lane - Mad Hungarians - USA / 0 Points
232. Giovanni Tassara - Juan de La Vuelta - Italy / 0 Points
232. Joe Coughlin - Spanish Fly-ers - USA / 0 Points
232. Jan Pankuweit - Vuelta Könige - Germany / 0 Points
232. Germán Rieckehoff - Masters of Suffering - Puerto Rico / 0 Points
232. Roy Drinkwater - wiley wheelmen - USA / 0 Points
232. Mario Ballesteros - LOS ESCARABAJOS - Colombia / 0 Points
232. Matt Guse - The Flying Dogs - Canada / 0 Points
232. Rick Wirthlin - vueltopolis - USA / 0 Points
232. Chris Tunnock - Hell Riders - Australia / 0 Points
232. Gil Wilson - johnny quest - USA / 0 Points
232. Gerard K. - cosmic flyers - England / 0 Points
232. Alister Watt - Ali's Team - Scotland / 0 Points
232. Merlin Morris - Merlins - USA / 0 Points
232. James Connell - Fancy Lad - USA / 0 Points
232. Sharon Sharp - The Lion's Pajamas - USA / 0 Points
232. Justin Scott - ccfc - UK / 0 Points
232. Mike Pease - Lobo Cycling - USA / 0 Points
232. Dan Mueller - Team Hauenstein - USA / 0 Points
232. Robert Parker - Parker's Pro - USA / 0 Points
232. Paul Anderson - Half Fast Velo - USA / 0 Points
232. Primož F. - zmagovalci - Slovenia / 0 Points
232. Tammara Torres - Team Tapas - USA / 0 Points
232. Vanessa Kolej - TEAM LAMER - USA / 0 Points
232. Barbara Goldberg - Riosita Rapida - USA / 0 Points
232. Larry Parker - Vamanos, Muchachos - 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 Twenty: One stage to go, and 7 players in a 58-point gap. All of them able to have their say in Sunday's final, decisive leg.

This is the situation right before the end of one of the most uncertain and entertaining Fantasy Games ever. So who's going to be the winner ?

Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi remains the clear. number one favorite. The Basque player saved her overall leaderhsip on Saturday, and is currently leading by 9 and 11 points respectively over two Virtual Teams featuring just Roberto Heras as GC contender, and both lacking the Kelme-Costa Blanca Trade Team in the roster.So, although past experiences can tell us that everything may happen, and you should never take things for granted, it seems that neither Kerry Whitman nor Martin Kessler should be seriously able to jeopardize Arrizabalaga's leadership in the very final part of the competition.

The American had another excellent result on Saturday, reduced to gap to nine points only, but missed the chance to take the lead, an would hardly do it on Sunday with such a line-up (iBanesto.com instead of Kelme-Costa Blanca, and Erik Zabel hardly getting much more points than Oscar Sevilla in the final stage and the post-Vuelta further score).

Kessler and his "Real Sociedad" did even better than you may expect from a team mainly made up of sprinters (with the outstanding exception of Roberto Heras). The German won two stages and, also thanks to a huge number of bonus points, even made it to the podium place (but with two more points on Saturday's stage he would have taken also the overall lead). Let's wait and see if he can keep it after the last stage too. But his second "B" pick (Freire) and the "A" team (Coast) didn't provide him with enough points, so he would hardly become the next Fantasy Vuelta winner.

Currently fourth-placed is American Christopher Boshart: his "Weezer's Wheelers" Virtual Team was part of the top 3 some days, but dropped out of the podium. With Heras, Zabel and Kelme he might have some chances to regain it, but as for bridging the 27-point gap to "Ilbera", Boshart's chances seem to be close to zero. Time will tell anyway.

To place number five now: Johnny Nazario. The Florida-based Puerto Rican kept the Overall Lead for a long time, but in the last week of racing, with Cipo out, Simoni quite disppointing and Kelme doing much better than ONCE, he lost one place after another and dropped to fifth. The man's hopes go under the name of Aitor González Jimenez. Should the rider take both the final stage and overall win in the race, maybe "BORICUA" could have some chances to regain a podium spot and perhaps even getting to the top of the GC. But there are no doubts that in such conditions a 33-point gap is not so easy to be bridged anyway.

Beatrice Meehan, currently sixth overall with 818 points, has done very good things so far, but with such a line-up she doesn't stand any chance to win the Fantasy Vuelta. And even her podium chances are very slim. Her "BB's Brigade" should lose one place at least after Sunday's stage, but nonetheless her Vuelta balance is extremely positive. A Top 10 place (and even a better result than Michael ... ) are very likley to come.

And now to Terence Sexton. With no big sprinters in his "Team Avarice", the American contender lost two places on Saturday, and the gap between him and the leader widened, but paradoxically he might still represent the biggest threat to Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi. Sexton has probably got the whole Madrid podium in his line-up: Heras, González Jiménez and Beloki, who should kick Sevilla out of third place in the final ITT. Three guys that should logically provide him with many, many, many points. Certainly enough points for him to move up some places, probably also enough to hit the final podium.

But will those points prove enough for the man to bridge the current gap (58 points) between "Team Avarice" and lbera", such that he could become the first American winner of he 2002 Fabio's Fantasy Games ? Or will it be the first victory for a lady ? Or Germany's first time ? Or Puerto Rico's ? The road will tell - SEE YOU LATER FOR THE FINAL RESULTS

Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi mantuvo el liderazgo y ahora tiene 9 puntos de ventaja sobre Kerry Whitman, mientras Martin Kessler, segundo en la etapa, ascendió hasta ser tercero (y al ganar la etapa del Sábado hubiera podido hasta convertirse en nuevo líder) en la general. Chris Boshart de EE.UU. está ahora en el cuarto lugar, por delante del Puertoriqueño Johnny Nazario, mientras Beatrice Meehan se colocó en una excelente sexta plaza, aunque tenga muy pocas posibilidades de subir al podio. Terence Sexton y su "Team Avarice" perdieron unas posiciones en el Sábado, pero siguen estando entre los posibles candidatos para la victoria final. ¿ Pues, quién será el ganador de la porra de la Vuelta 2002 ? Lo sabremos dentro de muy pocas horas ¡¡¡ Hasta luego !!!

Virtual Teams - General Classification after Stage 20
Equipos Virtuales - Clasificación tras la 20ma. etapa


1. Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi - Ilbera - Euzkadi / 862 Points (Heras 251, Sevilla 239, Petacchi 167, Jeker 24, Valverde 13, Kelme-Costa Blanca 136, Cofidis 17, Bonus Points 15)

2. Kerry Whitman - Whitass Racers - USA / 853 Points (Zabel 267, Heras 251, Petacchi 167, Garcia Casas 84, Møller 24, Plaza 10, iBanesto.com 45, Bonus Points 5)

3. Martin Kessler - Real Sociedad - Germany / 851 Points (Zabel 267, Heras 251, Petacchi 167, Freire 19, Bennati 18, Sacchi 6, Alessio 20, Coast 13, Bonus Points 90)

4. Christopher Boshart - Weezer's Wheelers - USA / 835 Points (Zabel 267, Heras 251, Lastras 73, Zubeldia 36, Edo A. 36, Tauler 10, Mancebo 6, Kelme-Costa Blanca 136, Bonus Points 20)

5. Johnny Nazario - BORICUA - Puerto Rico / 829 Points (González Jiménez Aitor 227, Petacchi 167, Cipollini 105, Simoni 86, Lastras 73, Jeker 24, Martín Perdiguero 22, ONCE-Eroski 85, Alessio 20, Bonus Points 20)

6. Beatrice Meehan - BB's Brigade - USA / 818 Points (Zabel 267, Heras 251, Petacchi 167, Casagrande 40, Klemencic 8, ONCE-Eroski 85)

7. Terence Sexton - Team Avarice - USA / 804 Points (Heras 251, González Jiménez Aitor 227, Beloki 90, Zubeldia 36, Plaza 10, Garrido Martín 4, Kelme-Costa Blanca 136, Bonus Points 50)

8. David Cavalier - Angry Dog Cycling - USA / 793 Points (Zabel 267, Heras 251, Petacchi 167, Millar 33, USPS 70, Bonus Points 5)

9. Andrea Grandi - Speedy Gonzabel - Italy / 786 Points (Zabel 267, Petacchi 167, Furlan 108, Cipollini 105, Freire 19, Klemencic 8, Telekom 12, Bonus Points 100)

10. James K. - Senior Surly's Spinners - USA / 764 Points (Zabel 267, Heras 251, Di Luca 68, Millar 33, García Acosta 30, Plaza 10, USPS 70, Alessio 20, Bonus Points 15)

11. Scott Bray - HerasTriumphs - USA / 754 Points
12. Johan Koedijker - - Holland / 745 Points
13. Chuck Taylor - Crankarm-Dallas - USA / 744 Points
14. Todd Duso - Team Klein - USA / 744 Points
15. Chris Fox - Franciso Franco is Still Dead. - USA / 730 Points
16. Jeffrey A. Cross - Crossman - USA / 723 Points
17. Karen Sondgeroth - From Trikes To Bikes - USA / 721 Points
18. M. Edlin - Velowhiz - USA / 721 Points
19. Herman van Iterson - Green Kelme Climbing Goats - Holland / 721 Points
20. Mike Hackenwerth - TEAM HACKATTACK - USA / 716 Points

21. Chris Edin - Dino Bravo - USA / 704 Points
22. Gregg Bray - Posties4Ever - USA / 704 Points
23. Remo Kaasenbrood - Vueltalent - Holland / 698 Points
24. Scott Owens - Ugly Americans - USA / 698 Points
25. Jim Robson - Bears on motorBikes - UK / 697 Points
26. Mo Ball - Spanish Knights - UK / 696 Points
27. Michael Haywood - EV Racing Team - Canada / 690 Points
28. David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 687 Points
29. Ernesto Ramirez - Cycos - USA / 687 Points
30. Peter Lind - The Danish Armada - Denmark / 673 Points

31. Sean Dingeldein - Gruppetto - USA / 672 Points
32. Walt Armstrong - Spry kids - USA / 672 Points
33. Paul Rentz - Iberian Sons of the Dump - USA / 672 Points
34. Andrew Wilson - Team Kiwi - USA / 670 Points
35. Josué Nazario - Sabana Grande - Puerto Rico / 667 Points
36. Ralf Hönscheid - Tailwind Geckos - Germany / 666 Points
37. Dan Steinbach - Arriva Arriva Andale! - USA / 666 Points
38. Arjan van den Broek - Mr. Blonde - Holland / 662 Points
39. Alonso Tejeda - Sweet Al & the Wet Willies - USA / 661 Points
40. Rick Sane - Bull Cycle - USA / 659 Points

41. David Shylko - Attack of the Killer B's - Canada / 659 Points
42. Paula Andrist - Team Opaline-Emma - USA / 655 Points
43. Johannes Heuser - Hot sun of the spanish mountains - Germany / 654 Points
44. Nigel Ravenhill - Union Cycliste de Napa - USA / 645 Points
45. Patrick B. Sharp - Smokin' Hams - USA / 644 Points
46. Francesco Grandi - C'era una Vuelta... - Italy / 641 Points
47. Michael T. Meehan - Lemond's Domestique - USA / 641 Points
48. Rick Paden - Ricky's Raunchy Riders - USA / 639 Points
49. Tom Scanlon - Maillot Jaune - USA / 639 Points
50. Frank Fronhofer - Firefly - USA / 637 Points

51. John Plaschke - Equipe NP - USA / 636 Points
52. Matthias Jünemann - Jetleg + Lli - Germany / 634 Points
53. Ben Hackenwerth - Eurozark - USA / 633 Points
54. Jeff Berkowitz - GS Park Ridge - USA / 630 Points
55. Doug Van Orsow - Greenbelt Grimpeurs - USA / 626 Points
56. Joseph Hess - atlantic shores velo loves shakira - USA / 625 Points
57. Dean Muller - equipo de canteros borrachos - USA / 622 Points
58. Lee Chyn Hwa - Team Pang Pang - Malaysia / 622 Points
59. Betsy Baker - cyclisme veloce - USA / 620 Points
60. Rafael Tejeda - Daddy's Boys - USA / 618 Points

61. Friedrich - Barbarossa - Germany / 616 Points
62. Phil Fink - Tight Purple Underwear - USA / 615 Points
63. Brad King - King's 18 Wheelers - USA / 611 Points
64. Tommie Brock - Team Iron Station NC - USA / 599 Points
65. Tony Lippert - The Lion King Roars - USA / 598 Points
66. Rob Jeffers - Snap City Velo - USA / 598 Points
67. Peter Budd - House Rules - Australia / 597 Points
68. Marc Bechtold - AC Marco - USA / 596 Points
69. Michael Miller - CannonRiders - USA / 595 Points
70. Chris Hoang - WaterFromtheSky! - USA / 595 Points

71. Mark Allebach - ZuZu's Pedallers - USA / 591 Points
72. Norm Simmonds - Mueltdown - USA / 591 Points
73. Kris Withington - supagrom - New Zealand / 589 Points
74. Thomas Zimmermann - Tourmalets Helden - Germany / 589 Points
75. Jeff Sloop - FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS - USA / 584 Points
76. Peter Trkman - Slovenia Flyers - Slovenia / 582 Points
77. Joe N. - Ugandan Gold Miners - USA / 580 Points
78. Hans Tveitereid - Grubers - Norway / 578 Points
79. Sam Bills - EUROTRASH!!! - UK / 578 Points
80. Nancy Stafford - IwantTigerStripes - USA / 575 Points

81. Chris Coolman - Speedmerchants - USA / 575 Points
82. Andrew Szafranski - The Pain of La Angliru - Canada / 571 Points
83. Charles Henry - Charles Henry - USA / 570 Points
84. James S. Guild - Pyramid - USA / 568 Points
85. EzioT. - Ganar la Vuelta y beber Sangria:aquì la Fiesta! - Italy / 566 Points
86. Francis De Cort - Pack Fodder - England / 565 Points
87. Brian Kappus - No Wammies - USA / 565 Points
88. Janusz Soszynski - Soszyn's Team - Poland / 563 Points
89. Brian Purtell - IT'S ABOUT THE SPRINTERS - USA / 563 Points
90. Bill Clark - Team One - USA / 560 Points

91. John Eichorst - VELO MOJO - USA / 559 Points
92. Jason Minato - GTC - Australia / 557 Points
93. Tom Snelders - Sjezers - Belgium / 556 Points
94. Chuck Hudak - Venga Simoni - USA / 555 Points
95. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 555 Points
96. Jim Parsons - ShowMeThePesos - USA / 549 Points
97. Craig Fredrickson - Freddies Favorites - USA / 547 Points
98. Ervin Evangelista - Cyclones - USA / 544 Points
99. Andy Bamber - Bamber's Bombers - UK / 544 Points
100. Patrick Harris - Spanish Billygoats - USA / 543 Points

101. Phil Coldrey Lo - Poo Bahs - Canada / 541 Points
102. Georg Reidarsen - Team Ture - Norway / 539 Points
103. Michael McQuillen - Team Erie - USA / 539 Points
104. Joanna Hurley - The Pov's - USA / 535 Points
105. Laurie Fronhofer - Team Lala - USA / 534 Points
106. Jakob Duma - Who said lethal combination - Punk - Denmark / 531 Points
107. Julia Schlenkrich - Prinzin - Germany / 530 Points
108. Helen Davis - Cierta Falta - UK / 528 Points
109. Doris Herman - D's Madrid Madness Matadors - USA / 525 Points
110. Dan Suciu - The Rain in Spain... - Romania / 525 Points

111. Christopher Hurt - Tennessee Mashers - USA / 523 Points
112. Ehud Tal - Santander's diamond - Israel / 523 Points
113. Rod Palomino - HotRod - USA / 523 Points
114. Andre Umali - balik-balik - Philippines / 523 Points
115. Javier - BJJ - Euzkadi / 522 Points
116. Melanie Williams - Velocidad de la Luz - USA / 522 Points
117. Raymond Tiangco - My Legs Look Better Than Yours - Philippines / 521 Points
118. Gerald Lee - Island Boy Racaing - USA / 521 Points
119. Scott Coady - tourbaby - USA / 519 Points
120. Greg Davis - Que Pasa Muchacho ? - USA / 519 Points

121. Ross Klobucher - Climbing with the Bulls - USA / 518 Points
122. Michael Elmer - pleasebespeedy - USA / 514 Points
123. Jeff McFarlane - JAM - USA / 513 Points
124. Biff Whaley - Pepto Bismal/Quick Step - USA / 511 Points
125. Deborah Steiner - Blue-specked shoes - USA / 511 Points
126. Joshua Lee - Climbers, sprinters and frogs. - USA / 509 Points
127. Jaime Nichols - ¡Las piernas calientes de acero! - USA / 508 Points
128. Moritz Mehlem - Manolo and the VENGA-BOYS - Germany / 507 Points
129. Martin Tetreault - Smithfield Hams - USA / 507 Points
130. Richard Woodruff - Brit Abroad Boys - France / 506 Points

131. Emanuel Correia - Go Team Maia-Milaneza-MSS !!! - Portugal / 506 Points
132. Buds Fuller - TeamBuds - New Zealand / 504 Points
133. Mike McCray - Mental Knee Madness - USA / 503 Points
134. Keri Greene - cycling widow - USA / 502 Points
135. Julie & Paul Carvey - right on mate, right on dude - USA/UK / 502 Points
136. Malina Dragu - Cyber_Cycling - Romania / 501 Points
137. Clark Ritchie - Half-Fast Velo - USA / 500 Points
138. Jim Troedel - Chicago Crankheads - USA / 498 Points
139. Manny Samaniego - EPO? Yes PLEASE!!! - USA / 498 Points
140. Charles R. Wilson - Bringing Home the MAIL - USA / 498 Points

141. Rajvinder Singh - Perico's Delga Dogs - Singapore / 497 Points
142. Jan Dijkstra - Sprints by Spurts - Holland / 496 Points
143. Patrick Williams - Venga Santiago - USA / 496 Points
144. Abraham Martínez González - The puqui cuchis - Galicia (Spain) / 496 Points
145. Craig Cheeseman - Adirondack Highlanders - USA / 494 Points
146. Ed Granger - Andes Candies - USA / 494 Points
147. Tim Kenington - DownunderOnTop - Australia / 492 Points
148. K. Hansen - Vuelta Roleros - USA / 492 Points
149. Andrew Hughes - iBananas.kom - UK / 491 Points
150. Chad Black - Team Cinzano - USA / 490 Points

151. Brannon Amtower - Agony Awaits - USA / 489 Points
152. Pod Ball - iron men of irun - UK / 488 Points
153. Stefan Meijvogel - Foreal in da house - Holland / 488 Points
154. Mike Byrd - Up Up and Away - USA / 488 Points
155. Mick Knapton - Julio Winterbottom's All Stars - UK / 488 Points
156. Karen Sholtz - Viva la Vuelta - USA / 487 Points
157. Josu - Onenak - Euzkadi / 487 Points
158. Roberto Noisiom - TEAM TROUTS - USA / 487 Points
159. Patrick Shipley - a day on the road - USA / 487 Points

160. Phil Miano - GS Baby Got Back - USA/Italy / 486 Points
161. Lexi Tejeda - Ginger Snaps - USA / 485 Points
162. Todd Shew - JOY - USA / 484 Points
163. Michael Hammernandez - Team Loretta - USA / 483 Points
164. José Pedro - Ginásio - Portugal / 481 Points
165. Marcus Haub - Don't bike - Just drink - Germany / 481 Points
166. Michael Tierney - Calculated Risk - USA / 480 Points
167. Stefano Figallo - Carramba!Arriba El Pipi! - Italy / 479 Points
168. Turner Waskom - Massive carcass racing - USA / 477 Points
169. Jim Klepper - Zak el Gato - USA / 477 Points
170. Leah Bray - Love to Ride - USA / 477 Points

171. Ido Schnitzer - YoniTeam - Israel / 476 Points
172. Jeff Petrea - Mahtel Eezore - USA / 476 Points
173. Rene Strandberg - campo - Denmark / 476 Points
174. Chad Gagnier - Conjugal Visitors - USA / 476 Points
175. Stacey Strong-Rieckehoff - Paseadores de La Anglirú - USA / 475 Points
176. Scot Jahn - gobarca - USA / 474 Points
177. Matt Haigh - Broken Bones - UK / 472 Points
178. Amber McFarlane - J & A - USA / 468 Points
179. Samantha Xochi Kody - Olistostrome's - USA / 467 Points
180. Trent Burton - Stage Stealers - Canada / 467 Points

181. Aritz Azkune Sudupe - Azkunetarrak - Euzkadi / 465 Points
182. Juan Pablo Villate - Follow me to Madrid - Canada / 465 Points
183. Alex Ball - Donny Matadors - UK / 465 Points
184. Mike Roe - Rose Riders - USA / 464 Points
185. John Lee - Autobus - New Zealand / 463 Points
186. Justine Meaux - Randi - USA / 462 Points
187. Bruce Mayer - Bungalow Bombers - USA / 461 Points
188. Jonathan Podmore - Jon's Raiders De la Montaña - USA / 460 Points
189. Rich Pink - Team Electric Rhino - USA / 455 Points
190. Jim Keener - Nashville Mashers - USA / 454 Points

191. Mike Starr - SuperStarr - USA / 453 Points
192. Miles Hurley - Team Big Chiefs - USA / 450 Points
193. Zac Coolman - USA !!! - USA / 449 Points
194. Marcelino Abantao - DWUHS77-TAC - Philippines / 449 Points
195. Javier Pazos - Fixed Gear Fuji - USA / 447 Points
196. Michel Verbeke - TT Team - Belgium / 447 Points
197. Stuart Burden - tsunami - USA / 445 Points
198. George Forman - Lactic-Acid Trip - USA / 442 Points
199. John Roguski - HOLD THE MAYO - USA / 440 Points
200. Mike Sondgeroth - Prairie Racers III - USA / 438 Points

201. Tom Irvine - Vuelta Prime - USA / 438 Points
202. Giovanni Tassara - Juan de La Vuelta - Italy / 434 Points
203. Tomasz Brodala - The Spaniards - Poland / 433 Points
204. Russell D. Jewell - JAFT - USA / 432 Points
205. Leonard Trolio - LWA - USA / 429 Points
206. Glenn Stilwell - Team ASR - USA / 424 Points
207. Joerg Schmidgall - pedalritter - Germany / 424 Points
208. Craig Robertson - biddon fetchers - Australia / 423 Points
209. Eric Thelen - badpits eposchlampen - Germany / 422 Points
210. Vaughn Trevisanut - Cavallo Toso espana - USA / 421 Points

211. Avery Oakley - Heel on Wheels - USA / 416 Points
212. Daniela Kampmann - World-United - Germany / 414 Points
213. Matthew Stevens - Team Ornitorrinco - USA / 414 Points
214. J. Edward Lee - Vuelta Skelter - USA / 410 Points
215. Richard Lane - Mad Hungarians - USA / 410 Points
216. Gary McCarthy - Macs Riders - USA / 407 Points
217. Francine Latil - Amadeus Slacker - USA / 398 Points
218. Janna Trevisanut - Diosa del Sitio - USA / 384 Points
219. Christopher Coats - Moose Loose - USA / 382 Points
220. Ralf Heeg - Los estremos duros - Germany / 374 Points

221. Chris Tunnock - Hell Riders - Australia / 372 Points
222. Jan Pankuweit - Vuelta Könige - Germany / 369 Points
223. Justin Scott - ccfc - UK / 367 Points
224. Rick Wirthlin - vueltopolis - USA / 366 Points
225. Vanessa Kolej - TEAM LAMER - USA / 364 Points
226. Mike Troedel - Bob Roll Fan Club - USA / 363 Points
227. Paul Anderson - Half Fast Velo - USA / 362 Points
228. Germán Rieckehoff - Masters of Suffering - Puerto Rico / 361 Points
229. Robert Parker - Parker's Pro - USA / 355 Points
230. Jonathan Greene - JG's Boys - USA / 352 Points

231. Adriana Diaz - Where is the Angliru? - Canada / 351 Point
232. Mike Barker - Don White Cyclists - UK / 350 Points
233. Peter Woodrow - Chugga Plugga - USA / 349 Points
234. Matt Guse - The Flying Dogs - Canada / 349 Points
235. Lisa Parsons - I wear the pants - USA / 348 Points
236. Burkni Helgason - SBS - Iceland / 346 Points
237. James Connell - Fancy Lad - USA / 346 Points
238. Gil Wilson - johnny quest - USA / 346 Points
239. Doug Hadley - Hadley's Highwheelers - USA / 345 Points
240. Mario Ballesteros - LOS ESCARABAJOS - Colombia / 333 Points

241. Mike Pease - Lobo Cycling - USA / 333 Points
242. Merlin Morris - Merlins - USA / 322 Points
243. Alexander Mais - BotcheMania - Germany / 321 Points
244. Laura Weislo - SquadraFantastica - USA / 313 Points
245. Niko Hinz - Team It can just end better - Germany / 309 Points
246. Andranik Aghazarian - Team Saddle Soreos - Canada / 304 Points
247. Roy Drinkwater - wiley wheelmen - USA / 296 Points
248. Gerard K. - cosmic flyers - England / 282 Points
249. Tim Maros - Cuspid's Last Stand? - USA / 274 Points
250. Nick Bull - NBCycles - UK / 262 Points

251. Barbara Goldberg - Riosita Rapida - USA / 257 Points
252. Karin Borges - karins - USA / 256 Points
253. Rick Beuttel - Velo Dodos - USA / 255 Points
254. Dan Mueller - Team Hauenstein - USA / 250 Points
255. Larry Parker - Vamanos, Muchachos - USA / 249 Points
256. Joe Coughlin - Spanish Fly-ers - USA / 246 Points
257. Kevin Schlaufman - Atherton Atlas - USA / 237 Points
258. Mauro Brunetti - Canada 1 - Canada / 236 Points
259. Alister Watt - Ali's Team - Scotland / 231 Points
260. Sharon Sharp - The Lion's Pajamas - USA / 227 Points

261. Scott Woodward - Spanish Flyze - USA / 224 Points
262. Ken Kontowicz - Tucson Hotwheels - USA / 222 Points
263. Georg Thomas - team canas - Germany / 216 Points
264. Diego Villate - DV team - Canada / 207 Points
265. Tammara Torres - Team Tapas - USA / 202 Points
266. Primož F. - zmagovalci - Slovenia / 167 Points
267. Anita Van Crey - Cloggeleros - Holland / 151 Points

OTHER RANKINGS - POINTS (Otras Clasificaciones - Puntos): Just one stage to go for Britain's Jim Robson to become the official winner the Fantasy Vuelta's Points Competition. The complete, detailed, final classification including all Virtual Teams, will be online after Sunday's final leg.

Virtual Teams - Points Ranking after Stage 20 (TOP PLACES)
Equipos Virtuales - Clasificación por Puntos tras la 20ma. etapa

1. Jim Robson - Bears on motorBikes - UK / 164 Points (Zabel 111, Petacchi 38, Cipollini 15)
2. Joe N. - Ugandan Gold Miners - USA / 164 Points
3. Doug Van Orsow - Greenbelt Grimpeurs - USA / 164 Points
4. Chris Edin - Dino Bravo - USA / 164 Points
5. Andrea Grandi - Speedy Gonzabel - Italy / 164 Points
6. David Cavalier - Angry Dog Cycling - USA / 149 Points
7. Martin Kessler - Real Sociedad - Germany / 149 Points
8. Mark Allebach - ZuZu's Pedallers - USA / 149 Points
9. Kerry Whitman - Whitass Racers - USA / 149 Points
10. Michael T. Meehan - Lemond's Domestique - USA / 149 Points
11. Beatrice Meehan - BB's Brigade - USA / 149 Points
12. David Holm - Giorgino - Denmark / 149 Points
13. Raymond Tiangco - My Legs Look Better Than Yours - Philippines / 126 Points
14. Hans Tveitereid - Grubers - Norway / 126 Points
15. Justine Meaux - Randi - USA / 126 Points
16. Matthias Jünemann - Jetleg + Lli - Germany / 126 Points
17. Tony Lippert - The Lion King Roars - USA / 126 Points
18. Ralf Hönscheid - Tailwind Geckos - Germany / 126 Points
19. Pod Ball - iron men of irun - UK / 126 Points
20. Nancy Stafford - IwantTigerStripes - USA / 126 Points
21. Sam Bills - EUROTRASH!!! - UK / 126 Points
22. Johan Koedijker - - Holland / 118 Points
23. Kris Withington - supagrom - New Zealand / 118 Points
24. James K. - Senior Surly's Spinners - USA / 118 Points
25. Dan Suciu - The Rain in Spain... - Romania / 112 Points
26. Remo Kaasenbrood - Vueltalent - Holland / 112 Points
27. Christopher Boshart - Weezer's Wheelers - USA / 112 Points
28. EzioT. - Ganar la Vuelta y beber Sangria:aquì la Fiesta! - Italy / 112 Points

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

OTHER RANKINGS - KOM (Otras Clasificaciones - Montaña): We are about to have the first, official winner of a competition part of the "2nd Fabio's Fantasy Vuelta" (apart from the "Best Team Name Award" of course). It's Denmark's Keld Haagensen, whose "BARAKA" virtual team has a 21-point lead on his closest challengers. A gap practically impossible to bridge in the final stage. The Danish contender, who benefited mainly from Roberto Heras' great performances, never ends a Fabio's Fantasy Game without a great achievement: he hit the podium twice in the 2002 Giro and Tour respectively, and now he's going to become the Vuelta's "Virtual King of the Mountain". The complete final standings will be online after the last stage.

Virtual Teams - KOM Ranking after Stage 20 (TOP PLACES)
Equipos Virtuales - Clasificación GPM tras la 20ma. etapa

1. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 105 Points (Simoni 56, Aitor González Jiménez 28, Heras 21)
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. Jeff McFarlane - JAM - USA / 81 Points
6. Tim Maros - Cuspid's Last Stand? - USA / 80 Points
7. Michael Hammernandez - Team Loretta - USA / 80 Points
8. Chuck Hudak - Venga 1 - USA / 78 Points
9. Mike Byrd - Up Up and Away - USA / 78 Points
10. Mike Sondgeroth - Prairie Racers III - USA / 77 Points
11. Stefan Meijvogel - Foreal in da house - Holland / 77 Points
12. Rod Palomino - HotRod - USA / 77 Points
13. Mike Starr - SuperStarr - USA / 77 Points
14. Patrick Shipley - a day on the road - USA / 77 Points
15. Ed Granger - Andes Candies - USA / 77 Points
16. Brannon Amtower - Agony Awaits - USA / 77 Points
17. Aritz Azkune Sudupe - Azkunetarrak - Euzkadi / 77 Points
18. Michael Elmer - pleasebespeedy - USA / 77 Points
19. Clark Ritchie - Half-Fast Velo - USA / 77 Points
20. Chad Black - Team Cinzano - USA / 77 Points
21. Scott Coady - tourbaby - USA / 77 Points
22. Vaughn Trevisanut - Cavallo Toso espana - USA / 77 Points
23. Anita Van Crey - Cloggeleros - Holland / 61 Points
24. Alex Ball - Donny Matadors - UK / 61 Points
25. Jan Pankuweit - Vuelta Könige - Germany / 57 Points
26. Germán Rieckehoff - Masters of Suffering - Puerto Rico / 57 Points
27. Lisa Parsons - I wear the pants - USA / 57 Points
28. Alister Watt - Ali's Team - Scotland / 57 Points
29. Larry Parker - Vamanos, Muchachos - USA / 57 Points

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

OTHER RANKINGS - Regularity (Otras Clasificaciones - Regularidad ): Just one stage to go for Canada's Michael Haywood to become the final winner of this competition. In the meantime, thanks to Roberto Heras' points, Ben Hackenwerth moved from 26th to 18th place. As in the two other minor classifications, the complete standings will be online after the final stage.

Virtual Teams - Regularity: Ranking after Stage 20 (TOP PLACES)
Equipos Virtuales - Clasificación Regularidad tras la 20ma. etapa

1. Michael Haywood - EV Racing Team - Canada / 103 Points (Sevilla 58, Heras 45)
2. Dan Steinbach - Arriva Arriva Andale! - USA / 103 Points
3. Saioa Arrizabalaga Juaristi - Ilbera - Euzkadi / 103 Points
4. Jeffrey A. Cross - Crossman - USA / 103 Points
5. Herman van Iterson - Green Kelme Climbing Goats - Holland / 86 Points
6. Todd Duso - Team Klein - USA / 73 Points
7. M. Edlin - Velowhiz - USA / 73 Points
8. Terence Sexton - Team Avarice - USA / 73 Points
9. Gregg Bray - Posties4Ever - USA / 66 Points
10. Scott Bray - HerasTriumphs - USA / 66 Points
11. Andre Umali - balik-balik - Philippines / 66 Points
12. Patrick B. Sharp - Smokin' Hams - USA / 66 Points
13. Michael McQuillen - Team Erie - USA / 66 Points
14. Julia Schlenkrich - Prinzin - Germany / 66 Points
15. Kerry Whitman - Whitass Racers - USA / 66 Points
16. Keld Haagensen - BARAKA - Denmark / 66 Points
17. Mick Knapton - Julio Winterbottom's All Stars - UK / 66 Points
18. Ben Hackenwerth - Eurozark - USA / 60 Points
19. Tommie Brock - Team Iron Station NC - USA / 58 Points
20. Andrew Hughes - iBananas.kom - UK / 58 Points
21. Malina Dragu - Cyber_Cycling - Romania / 58 Points
22. Johannes Heuser - Hot sun of the spanish mountains - Germany / 58 Points
23. Michel Verbeke - TT Team - Belgium / 58 Points
24. Jaime Nichols - ¡Las piernas calientes de acero! - USA / 58 Points
25. Francesco Grandi - C'era una Vuelta... - Italy / 58 Points
26. Tom Snelders - Sjezers - Belgium / 58 Points
27. Russell D. Jewell - JAFT - USA / 46 Points
28. Joerg Schmidgall - pedalritter - Germany / 46 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:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 18 - ETAPA 18:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 19 - ETAPA 19:
-- Virtual Team Results & Standings - Equipos: Resultados y Clasificaciones
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

* STAGE 20 - ETAPA 20:
-- Rider Scores - Puntos Corredores

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

* "BEST TEAM NAME AWARDS" - RESULTS

* 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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