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Tour de France Stage 19 Live Ticker
 
By Locutus
Date: 7/26/2003
Tour de France Stage 19 Live Ticker
 

A cool storm is coming. Rain gently patters the pavement, a lonely tumbleweed rolls across the road. Two men square off, their steel machines in their hands, their eyes focused on taking down their rival. Today, it will be winner take all.

Okay, I'll stop. Today's 49km time trial will be dramatic enough without me piling movie imagery all over it. The course is flat, straight, and easy. The riders expect there to be a tailwind. There is a 75% chance of rain. It should be a drag race, but the water might make the course a bit more complicated. The heat that wilted Yellow Jersey holder Lance Armstrong (US Postal Service) in the last time trial is gone, and now Jan Ullrich (Bianchi) will have to take back the 65" that separate him from the Yellow Jersey under conditions he hasn't liked in the past.

There will be interesting battles today not only for the top of the podium, but also for several places in the top fifteen. Tyler Hamilton (CSC) will be trying to jump ahead of the two men ahead of him, 5th placed Iban Mayo (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and 4th placed Haimar Zubeldia (Euskaltel-Euskadi). Mayo has 1' 10" on the American, and Zubeldia has 1' 19". Zubeldia is a much stronger time trialist than his teammate, so while Tyler should have no problem climbing into 5th, he will have a struggle to make it up to 4th.

5:15 am PDT. US Postal has sent some of its time trial strongmen out hard, as they currently hold two of the top three positions at the finish. Lazlo Bodrogi (Quickstep-Davitamon) has the best time 54' 31", Viatcheslav "The Pensioner" Ekimov (US Postal) is 2nd at 55' 01", and "the Notorious VHP," Victor Hugo Peña (US Postal) is 3rd at 55' 05". The time checks along the course come at 15km, 32.5km, 42km, and the finish at 49km. The times so far show that this course, while 2km longer than the previous time trial, is producing times at least 5' faster.

David "Thriller" Millar (Cofidis) seems to have rediscovered his legs, as he is scorching the course with the best time at the 32.5km mark in 35' 34". This is 15" faster than the time of Fassa Bortolo rider Bruseghin, who had the previous best time at that point. Rain is coming down.

5:42 am PDT. The tailwind some anticipated hasn't shown up today. The wind is pretty still. Millar now sets the best time at the 42km check with a time of 45' 18". That is 45" faster than Ekimov, who had the fastest time by that point. While setting the fastest time at a couple of points earlier, Bruseghin crashed and ended up in 55' 31".

The crash of Bruseghin shows that the rain could make the course a bit sketchy today.

5:49am PDT. And Millar is hammering down the finishing straights. He sets the best time! Millar came across in 54' 05", 26" faster than previous leader Bodrogi!

That last section of the course really seems to be taking a whack at the legs of many of the riders. Millar lost 26" to Bodrogi over the last 7km, and Ekimov lost 37" over that last section to Bodrogi. Still, a great ride by Millar to set the time that will likely hold up until the big guns start to fire.

Man, the rain is really coming down! A few riders have gone down so far today.

Ekimov put in a good ride today, and looks to have recovered for the most part from that bee or wasp sting that had his right cheek swollen like he had a tennis ball in it yesterday.

6:02 am PDT. 55' 13" for the Big Rig, George Hincapie. He finishes 5th so far. OH! A Kelme rider hits the deck in a corner! It was a gentle crash, into the padded barriers, but still...

Chechu Rubiera is in the start house... and he's off! He is in 20th on GC, so we are getting up to the start of the leaders now. The pouring rain has made some of these corners on the course very tricky. These corners would be easy under normal circumstances, but not today. Uwe Peschel crashed and broke his rib as he was on course to set the best time of the day...

6:09 am PDT. With 101 riders already across the line, Millar holds the best time still with a great ride of 54' 05". That time will hold up for awhile. The images from out on the course are dark from the clouds, and the camera lenses are streaked with rain.

Juan Miguel Mercado on the course... Jorg Jaksche is just starting off.

The time set by Millar today is the 2nd fastest average speed in Tour history for a time trial. Armstrong's prediction yesterday that today's race would see a new record seems like it will come true.

Nicki Sorensen (CSC), the Danish Champion, rolls into the finish. There is a very delicate corner before the finish, and Sorensen sat up completely straight and just rolled carefully through it. He still came very close to the barriers. Sorensen comes across 15th so far, a respectable ride.

Man, that last corner is really tricky. Anyone trying to take that last corner at speed will end up on the deck and sliding into the barriers. We've already seen that earlier with a Kelme rider, who got up and finished without any apparent injuries.

6:18 am PDT. Michael Rogers (Quickstep Davitaman) comes across in 55' 45", 8th best so far. Heras is rolling along the course looking miserable. All the bandages are now gone, but he will take it very, very easily on this course to make sure he keeps it upright.

Millar crashed in the last 15km, and reportedly says now that the final 15km is incredibly dangerous and should be neutralized!! He says that it isn't fair to expect riders like Armstrong and Ullrich to race all out on such a sketchy course.

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th best times still belong to US Postal with Ekimov, Peña, and Hincapie. 107 riders have now completed the course.

6:26 am PDT. Sylvain Chavanel (Brioches la Boulangere) comes across in 55' 17", 6th so far. That's a very good ride for the young Frenchman.

Luttenberger (CSC) is in 13th place on GC. He hits the course. He'll be trying to preserve CSC's monstrous lead in the Teams Competition and consolidate his own GC position.

In spite of the rain, there are fans all along the course screaming "Allez" and "Venga". They have their rain slickers on and seem to be in good spirits.

George Hincapie is giving Lance the details on the course - he advises the boss to go as hard as he can for 40 km, and then don't take any risks on the rest of the course - it's dangerous!

White Jersey wearer Denis Menchov is now on the course. He has sewn up that Jersey and just needs to finish. Menchov (iBanesto.com) is only 57" behind 10th placed Carlos Sastre (CSC). He will try to overtake the Spaniard. That is one of the big battles on the undercard today.

6:37 am PDT. Now Sastre is rolling down the ramp. He is only 7" behind 9th placed Mancebo (iBanesto), so for his part Sastre will be trying to hold off Menchov and jump over Mancebo. Laurent Brochard (AG2r) takes it real easy around that hairy final corner...he comes across in 21st so far.

Once the riders get within the city of Nantes, the corners in the streets get tricky. That's the final 10km of the course. The big guns will likely fly over that first 40km, then take it easy once into the city. Too many men have already hit the deck.

Armstrong and Ullrich will have both been over this course several times, so they'll know what to expect. Mancebo now is off. He's almost 5' behind 8th placed Moreau, so Mancebo's battle is only with Sastre. And perhaps his teammate Menchov.

Rubiera comes through the 32.5km check with a time of 37' 08", 19th best. Not a bad time for Rubiera, but he's also not taking big risks.

Tyler "Nails" Hamilton (CSC) now comes up to the start, and he'll be trying to jump over as many men as possible.

The Orangemen of Euskaltel-Euskadi watch as the man with the cracked clavicle rolls out. He says that his injury isn't bothering him so much anymore. This is a big day.

Jaksche (Once) comes through the 32.5km check in 37' 11", 20th so far at that check. Jaksche is looking to stay in the top twenty. He's currently 18th on GC. Jaksche is drilling it, but his time isn't that great...

Now Mayo heads out after Hamilton. Zubeldia will be next. Mayo is looking serious in the start house. He's on the road. 6:54 am PDT. The riders are setting very fast times, with few coming in with a time over an hour. Despite the conditions, the course is extremely fast.

Zubeldia rolls onto the course. He has had two outstanding time trials so far, and Hamilton will be hard pressed to pass him for 4th place. Only the big three, Vinokourov, Ullrich, and Armstrong, are still left to go.

6:56 am PDT. Vinokourov sets out. He has a big lead in his race for the lowest place on the podium. The streets are jammed! Everyone is here to see the big two men now getting ready. Ullrich goes through his final check. Ullrich actually looks a bit shaky...His face is flushed, he takes a final drink from his water bottle. The rain is still streaking down as Ullrich hits the final countdown. He crosses himself, breathes deeply... full concentration... Big Jan is off!

Ullrich will have to hammer, and will likely take some risks out there. He doesn't want to finish 2nd again.

7:02 am PDT. Now the Champ rolls into the starthouse. This is it. Armstrong looks good....Armstrong is being escorted to the start...He takes off a blue Postal vest to reveal his Yellow Jersey. The crowd is screaming and chanting and yelling for the American. Lance points at someone in the crowd. He looks relaxed, but very serious. Here comes the final countdown. He's off, on his very special, custom TT bike.

Armstrong rolls through the first few corners a bit carefully, but he is setting a good tempo.

Ullrich is pushing a big gear, rolling it over with a moderately high cadence.

Armstrong is burning up the course...he flies through the crowd.

7:08 am PDT.Johan Bruyneel says that the towns for the time checks and the finish have some tricky corners and roundabouts. The riders will have to pay attention, he says. Hamilton has gone through the 15km time check in 3rd at 16' 16". He has taken about 27" out of Mayo.

Zubeldia has also lost 10" to Hamilton now through that first 15km check.

It's a real mano a mano out there today - both Ullrich and Armstrong will know what the other man is doing out on the road... Ullrich and Armstrong will go though that time check soon. Both look very strong today.

Ullrich heads through some road furniture, and is past with no problem. Ullrich is going hard... he and Armstrong are neck and neck... At 15km, Hamilton has taken 18" out of Vinokourov.

The only men ahead of Hamilton at 15km so far are Millar and Peschel, both of whom crashed later on.

Ullrich comes into the 15km point with the best time with 15' 41". Armstrong has the exact time as Ullrich at 15km! This was what happened in the first time trial, and then Armstrong faded in the heat. That won't happen today, most likely.

Moreau comes through the 32.5km checkpoint in 13th at 36' 53".

Lance is flying up the right side of the road. Not too close to the fans please, Mr. Armstrong!

Ullrich and Armstrong are both into a fine rhythm, down in their bars and flying down the road. If they stay neck and neck, Ullrich might take more risks in that final 10km.

Final standings at 15km: 1. Ullrich at 15' 41", 2. Armstrong at ST, 3. Peschel at 12", 4. Millar at 16", 5. Hamilton at 24".

7:26 am PDT.At 32.5km, Hamilton is now pushing Millar's time! He comes across in 2nd at 35' 42"! Lance is now starting to really hammer. So is Tyler. Ullrich looks strong too. This is really a big battle today!

Armstrong's face is completely concentrated... as Mayo drives it through the second time check in 19th place...Mayo comes across in 37' 01" at 32.5km. He is already behind Hamilton on GC!

Ullrich is keeping a high but powerful and smooth cadence. He's not spinning as much as Armstrong, but he looks relaxed.

Menchov finishes in 28th place... at 56' 52".

7:30 am PDT. Zubeldia comes across 32.5km at 36' 50"! Hamilton is only a few seconds out of 4th place now! Only the top three have to come through. At the 32.5km point, Vino concedes 1' 06" to Hamilton. Vino isn't have a great day.

Ullrich is now accelerating a bit, pushing his Texan rival. Ullrich's face is all about the gigantic effort... he sets the best time at 32.5km.... 35'19".

Armstrong is the last one to come through that checkpoint now. Armstrong is out of the saddle, getting his speed up, trying to take the best time at 32.5km. He looks completely smooth and controlled on the bike - high cadence...

Good Lord, there are so many people out here today along the roads! They are drenched and happy. Lance comes through the 32.5km point in 2nd, at 35' 21". He is less than 2" behind Ullrich.

At 32.5km with all the riders through, here is the top five: 1. Ullrich at 35' 19", 2. Armstrong at 2", 3. Millar at 15", 4. Hamilton at 23", 5. Bruseghin at 30".

Hamilton is really putting in a great ride to stay so close to "El Jefe" Armstrong and "RoboJan" Ullrich!

Moreau comes across the finish in 10th at 55' 48". Ullrich is pumping up the volume... unofficial checks put him 7" ahead of Armstrong now....Here comes Tyler! He is crossing the line very well! Ullrich has crashed!! He has gone down on a roundabout! Ullrich is up and away....

That was the same corner where Uwe Peschel went down and broke his rib... Ullrich doesn't look injured, and he is back on the road. He has a narrow gap on Lance, but now he will be behind the Texan. Lance will hear this, and likely back off. Now that Ullrich has gone down, Lance won't need to push as hard.

Ullrich's now completely off his rhythm... what a shame!!! He had a narrow gap...This is a horrible, horrible thing to happen to such a great champion! Poor Jan! What a shame... he looks behind him on the course. Ullrich is waving a bit at his team car. Now he has 10km left.

He's motioning for the team car to stay clear of him... he's afraid of the car coming too close behind him...

Whoa!! Lance got a bit sketchy there!! His back tire slipped a bit in a corner, but Lance held it up!

Ullrich is now only 3rd best at the 42km checkpoint. Lance will surely back off now and ride conservatively.

Hamilton finished in 2nd at 54' 14", only 9" behind Millar.

7:42 am PDT. Lance is taking the corners with caution now, taking a lot of care. He knows he just has to keep it rubber side down to win this Tour. When Ullrich went down, he slid for a ways across the road and only the bales stopped his slide.

Armstrong is now 12" behind Millar at 42km. He has turned it off. Ullrich's nerve has really been affected by that crash - he is constantly motioning to his team car to stay clear of him.

Zubeldia comes across in 56' 52"! Hamilton is now 4th on GC! Ullrich looks to be getting it together again....he's picking up his pace and finding his rhythm. He's going to be taking risks, while Lance is riding conservatively.

7:46 am PDT. Vino is now coming in the last kilometer. He looks like he will keep 3rd on GC. Armstrong goes through another corner with caution. He now only has 4km left.

Vino comes across in 14th at 56' 01". He will keep 3rd over Hamilton by more than a minute. Ullrich and Armstrong are the only ones left on the road. Ullrich is hammering. Be careful, Jan!

Armstrong's back wheel wobbles through the corners...Ullrich rolls carefully through a corner. He comes up to the finish in 3rd at 54' 30". Millar is looking good for the stage win.

Lance just has to make it to the finish. He's pushing hard. The fans are going crazy. But he's backing off in the corners still. Armstrong goes under the 1km banner. He picks his way through the final corners.

Armstrong comes across the line 3rd in 54' 19"! He pumps his fist as he crosses the line! David Millar wins the stage, and Armstrong has now confirmed his 1st place in the GC.

Armstrong is now 1' 16" ahead of Ullrich on GC.

So Millar finishes with the stage win. Millar seems to have a helmet shaped exactly like Armstrong's. Lance owns the patent on his time trial helmet, and other riders have to have his permission to use that design. As Millar is his friend, he obviously has Armstrong's permission to use it.

Armstrong hugs Millar to congratulate his friend on the stage win.

On another note: CSC had a good day, as Hamilton climbs to 4th and Sastre climbs over Mancebo into 9th! Luttenberger held onto his 13th on GC as well.

GC after Stage 19:
1. Armstrong
2. Ullrich at 1' 16"
3. Vinokourov 4' 29"
4. Hamilton at 6' 32"
5. Zubeldia at 7' 06"
6. Mayo at 7' 21"
7. Basso at 10' 12"
8. Moreau at 12' 43"
9. Sastre at 18' 49"
10 Mancebo at 19' 30".

Thanks for joining us today - tomorrow is the finale, the road to Paris. Please join us again tomorrow!

Stage 19 ITT Results

1 MILLAR David GBR COF 54' 05"
2 HAMILTON Tyler USA CSC 00' 09"
3 ARMSTRONG Lance USA USP 00' 14"
4 ULLRICH Jan GER TBI 00' 25"
5 BODROGI Laszlo HUN QSD 00' 26"
6 EKIMOV Vjatceslav RUS USP 00' 56"
7 PENA Victor Hugo COL USP 01' 00"
8 HINCAPIE George USA USP 01' 08"
9 CHAVANEL Sylvain FRA BLB 01' 12"
10 BRUSEGHIN Marzio ITA FAS 01' 26"
11 O'GRADY Stuart AUS C.A 01' 38"
12 ROGERS Michael AUS QSD 01' 40"
13 MOREAU Christophe FRA C.A 01' 43"
14 LEFEVRE Laurent FRA DEL 01' 46"
15 BLAUDZUN Michaël DEN CSC 01' 56"
16 VINOKOUROV Alexandre KAZ TEL 01' 56"
17 ZUBELDIA Haimar ESP EUS 02' 02"
18 PETROV Evgeni RUS BAN 02' 07"
19 MAYO Iban ESP EUS 02' 08"
20 VAN DE WOUWER Kurt BEL QSD 02' 11"
21 WAUTERS Marc BEL RAB 02' 12"
22 BASSO Ivan ITA FAS 02' 16"
23 PERON Andrea ITA CSC 02' 19"
24 RUBIERA José Luis ESP USP 02' 20"
25 LELLI Massimiliano ITA COF 02' 25"
26 SORENSEN Nicki DEN CSC 02' 27"
27 HUSHOVD Thor NOR C.A 02' 29"
28 NIERMANN Grischa GER RAB 02' 30"
28 DE GROOT Bram NED RAB 02' 30"
30 KRIVTSOV Yuriy UKR DEL 02' 33"
31 BROCHARD Laurent FRA A2R 02' 34"
32 JAKSCHE Jorg GER ONE 02' 35"
33 BETTINI Paolo ITA QSD 02' 43"
34 CHAURREAU Inigo ESP A2R 02' 45"
35 MENCHOV Denis RUS BAN 02' 47"
36 SASTRE Carlos ESP CSC 02' 49"
37 MIHOLJEVIC Vladimir CRO ALS 02' 51"
38 KARPETS Vladimir RUS BAN 02' 58"
39 ASTARLOZA Mikel ESP A2R 02' 58"
40 LATASA David ESP KEL 03' 00"
41 TOTSCHNIG Georg AUT GST 03' 07"
42 BENETEAU Walter FRA BLB 03' 07"
43 CIONI Dario  ITA FAS 03' 08"
44 PINEAU Jérôme FRA BLB 03' 10"
45 GUTIERREZ José Enrique ESP KEL 03' 11"
46 PADRNOS Pavel CZE USP 03' 13"
47 NOE Andrea ITA ALS 03' 16"
48 PORTAL Nicolas FRA A2R 03' 17"
49 GUIDI Fabrizio ITA TBI 03' 19"
50 PRADERA Mikel ESP ONE 03' 19"
51 FLECHA Juan Antonio ESP BAN 03' 20"
52 PAOLINI Luca ITA QSD 03' 22"
53 MC GEE Bradley AUS FDJ 03' 24"
54 JALABERT Nicolas FRA CSC 03' 30"
55 NOZAL Isidro ESP ONE 03' 30"
56 PESCHEL Uwe GER GST 03' 30"
57 GLOMSER Gerrit AUT SAE 03' 32"
58 PIIL Jakob DEN CSC 03' 33"
59 ALDAG Rolf GER TEL 03' 33"
60 NARDELLO Daniele ITA TEL 03' 35"
61 ROUS Didier FRA BLB 03' 36"
62 RENIER Franck FRA BLB 03' 36"
63 MANCEBO Francisco ESP BAN 03' 37"
64 ZANDIO Xabier ESP BAN 03' 39"
65 LÜTTENBERGER Peter AUT CSC 03' 40"
66 DA CRUZ Carlos FRA FDJ 03' 41"
67 BELTRAN Manuel ESP USP 03' 41"
68 VASSEUR Cédric FRA COF 03' 44"
69 PELLIZOTTI Franco ITA ALS 03' 47"
70 FRITSCH Nicolas FRA FDJ 03' 48"
71 LUDEWIG Jorg GER SAE 03' 48"
72 FLICKINGER Andy FRA A2R 03' 49"
73 TURPIN Ludovic FRA A2R 03' 49"
74 ANDRLE René CZE ONE 03' 54"
75 KESSLER Matthias GER TEL 03' 57"
76 VIRENQUE Richard FRA QSD 03' 58"
77 SACCHI Fabio ITA SAE 04' 01"
78 BOOGERD Michael NED RAB 04' 08"
78 BAGUET Serge BEL LOT 04' 08"
80 GUERINI Giuseppe ITA TEL 04' 12"
81 BÖLTS Udo GER GST 04' 14"
82 FREIRE Oscar ESP RAB 04' 17"
83 CHRISTENSEN Bekim DEN CSC 04' 21"
84 AERTS Mario BEL TEL 04' 22"
85 CASERO Angel ESP TBI 04' 23"
86 TRENTIN Guido ITA COF 04' 26"
87 KNAVEN Servais NED QSD 04' 26"
88 SERRANO Marcos ESP ONE 04' 27"
89 ZABEL Erik GER TEL 04' 29"
90 HARY Maryan FRA BLB 04' 29"
91 GARCIA CASAS Félix ESP TBI 04' 31"
92 CASAR Sandy FRA FDJ 04' 31"
93 GAUMONT Philippe FRA COF 04' 33"
94 LASTRAS Pablo ESP BAN 04' 33"
95 BOTCHAROV Alexandre RUS A2R 04' 40"
96 GONZALEZ GALDEANO Alvaro ESP ONE 04' 45"
97 LANDALUZE Inigo ESP EUS 04' 46"
98 DUFAUX Laurent SUI ALS 04' 47"
99 LIESE Thomas GER TBI 04' 49"
100 ARTETXE Mikel ESP EUS 04' 49"
101 GARMENDIA Aitor ESP TBI 04' 51"
102 COMMESSO Salvatore ITA SAE 04' 52"
103 POILVET Benoit FRA C.A 04' 53"
104 LAISEKA Roberto ESP EUS 04' 53"
105 MERCADO Juan Miguel ESP BAN 04' 57"
106 MONCOUTIE David FRA COF 04' 58"
107 GOUBERT Stephane FRA DEL 05' 00"
108 GESLIN Anthony FRA BLB 05' 01"
109 BRANDT Christophe BEL LOT 05' 03"
110 EDALEINE Christophe FRA DEL 05' 03"
111 GARCIA ACOSTA Vicente ESP BAN 05' 04"
112 PARRA Ivan COL KEL 05' 05"
113 PLAZA David ESP TBI 05' 10"
114 ZAMPIERI Steve SUI CAL 05' 10"
115 AZEVEDO José POR ONE 05' 11"
116 NAZON Damien FRA BLB 05' 14"
117 VAINSTEINS Romans LAT CAL 05' 15"
118 ZBERG Marcus SUI GST 05' 15"
119 PASCUAL LLORENTE Javier ESP KEL 05' 17"
120 FORNACIARI Paolo ITA SAE 05' 19"
121 HALGAND Patrice FRA DEL 05' 21"
122 CLAIN Médéric FRA COF 05' 21"
123 LANDIS Floyd USA USP 05' 27"
124 MENGIN Christophe FRA FDJ 05' 29"
125 VOGONDY Nicolas FRA FDJ 05' 39"
126 LOPEZ MUNAIN Alberto ESP EUS 05' 42"
127 SIMONI Gilberto ITA SAE 05' 47"
128 VOECKLER Thomas FRA BLB 05' 50"
129 ANDRIOTTO Dario ITA CAL 06' 05"
130 VAN BON Leon NED LOT 06' 11"
131 HERAS Roberto ESP USP 06' 16"
132 CUESTA Inigo ESP COF 06' 22"
133 CANADA David ESP QSD 06' 24"
134 FINOT Frédéric FRA DEL 06' 27"
135 BOSSONI Paolo ITA CAL 06' 32"
136 HINAULT Sébastien FRA C.A 06' 32"
137 MOERENHOUT Koos NED LOT 06' 35"
138 BRAMATI Davide ITA QSD 06' 45"
139 MUNOZ David ESP KEL 06' 55"
140 ORIOL Christophe FRA A2R 07' 01"
141 MC EWEN Robbie AUS LOT 07' 22"
142 DUMOULIN Samuel FRA DEL 07' 49"
143 NAZON Jean-Patrick FRA DEL 08' 00"
144 DE CLERCQ Hans BEL LOT 08' 25"
145 USANO Julian ESP KEL 08' 48"
146 BERTOLINI Alessandro ITA ALS 08' 52"
147 COOKE Baden AUS FDJ 08' 57"
148 BECKE Daniel GER TBI 09' 4

General Classification after Stage 19 (Top 25)

1 ARMSTRONG Lance USA USP 80h 02' 08"
2 ULLRICH Jan GER TBI 01' 16"
3 VINOKOUROV Alexandre KAZ TEL 04' 29"
4 HAMILTON Tyler USA CSC 06' 32"
5 ZUBELDIA Haimar ESP EUS 07' 06"
6 MAYO Iban ESP EUS 07' 21"
7 BASSO Ivan ITA FAS 10' 12"
8 MOREAU Christophe FRA C.A 12' 43"
9 SASTRE Carlos ESP CSC 18' 49"
10 MANCEBO Francisco ESP BAN 19' 30"
11 MENCHOV Denis RUS BAN 19' 44"
12 TOTSCHNIG Georg AUT GST 21' 47"
13 LÜTTENBERGER Peter AUT CSC 22' 31"
14 BELTRAN Manuel ESP USP 23' 03"
15 LELLI Massimiliano ITA COF 24' 15"
16 VIRENQUE Richard FRA QSD 25' 46"
17 JAKSCHE Jorg GER ONE 27' 22"
18 LAISEKA Roberto ESP EUS 29' 15"
19 RUBIERA José Luis ESP USP 29' 37"
20 ROUS Didier FRA BLB 30' 14"
21 DUFAUX Laurent SUI ALS 33' 32"
22 PLAZA David ESP TBI 45' 55"
23 GARCIA CASAS Félix ESP TBI 47' 07"
24 BOTCHAROV Alexandre RUS A2R 50' 02"
25 NARDELLO Daniele ITA TEL 53' 29"

Points after Stage 19 (Top 25)

1 MC EWEN Robbie AUS LOT 178 pts
2 COOKE Baden AUS FDJ 176 pts
3 ZABEL Erik GER TEL 165 pts
4 HUSHOVD Thor NOR C.A 151 pts
5 O'GRADY Stuart AUS C.A 133 pts
6 PAOLINI Luca ITA QSD 132 pts
7 NAZON Jean-Patrick FRA DEL 119 pts
8 ULLRICH Jan GER TBI 112 pts
9 GUIDI Fabrizio ITA TBI 107 pts
10 DE GROOT Bram NED RAB 99 pts
11 ARMSTRONG Lance USA USP 95 pts
12 VINOKOUROV Alexandre KAZ TEL 91 pts
13 NAZON Damien FRA BLB 91 pts
14 HAMILTON Tyler USA CSC 85 pts
15 GLOMSER Gerrit AUT SAE 85 pts
16 FREIRE Oscar ESP RAB 83 pts
17 DA CRUZ Carlos FRA FDJ 81 pts
18 VAINSTEINS Romans LAT CAL 81 pts
19 BETTINI Paolo ITA QSD 76 pts
20 ZUBELDIA Haimar ESP EUS 73 pts
21 MAYO Iban ESP EUS 69 pts
22 COMMESSO Salvatore ITA SAE 63 pts
23 LASTRAS Pablo ESP BAN 49 pts
24 FLICKINGER Andy FRA A2R 49 pts
25 MC GEE Bradley AUS FDJ 47 pts

King of the Mountain after Stage 19 (Top 25)

1 VIRENQUE Richard FRA QSD 324 pts
2 DUFAUX Laurent SUI ALS 187 pts
3 ARMSTRONG Lance USA USP 168 pts
4 MERCADO Juan Miguel ESP BAN 133 pts
5 MOREAU Christophe FRA C.A 132 pts
6 MAYO Iban ESP EUS 130 pts
7 ZUBELDIA Haimar ESP EUS 125 pts
8 ULLRICH Jan GER TBI 124 pts
9 HAMILTON Tyler USA CSC 116 pts
10 BETTINI Paolo ITA QSD 100 pts
11 BELTRAN Manuel ESP USP 97 pts
12 CHAVANEL Sylvain FRA BLB 95 pts
13 VINOKOUROV Alexandre KAZ TEL 91 pts
14 BENETEAU Walter FRA BLB 80 pts
15 JAKSCHE Jorg GER ONE 77 pts
16 SASTRE Carlos ESP CSC 72 pts
17 PARRA Ivan COL KEL 71 pts
18 VAN DE WOUWER Kurt BEL QSD 67 pts
19 SIMONI Gilberto ITA SAE 64 pts
20 BASSO Ivan ITA FAS 62 pts
21 MANCEBO Francisco ESP BAN 62 pts
22 GARMENDIA Aitor ESP TBI 62 pts
23 ALDAG Rolf GER TEL 61 pts
24 RUBIERA José Luis ESP USP 58 pts
25 MIHOLJEVIC Vladimir CRO ALS 54 pts

Best Young Rider after Stage 19

1 MENCHOV Denis RUS BAN 80h 21' 52"
2 ASTARLOZA Mikel ESP A2R 42' 44"
3 MERCADO Juan Miguel ESP BAN 1h 02' 48"
4 CHAVANEL Sylvain FRA BLB 1h 05' 32"
5 FLICKINGER Andy FRA A2R 1h 09' 24"
6 ROGERS Michael AUS QSD 1h 17' 59"
7 KESSLER Matthias GER TEL 1h 25' 33"
8 PETROV Evgeni RUS BAN 1h 32' 34"
9 PINEAU Jérôme FRA BLB 1h 52' 04"
10 PELLIZOTTI Franco ITA ALS 2h 01' 08"
11 FRITSCH Nicolas FRA FDJ 2h 06' 37"
12 PORTAL Nicolas FRA A2R 2h 15' 35"
13 KRIVTSOV Yuriy UKR DEL 2h 16' 32"
14 KARPETS Vladimir RUS BAN 2h 37' 25"
15 CASAR Sandy FRA FDJ 3h 00' 14"
16 GESLIN Anthony FRA BLB 3h 01' 32"
17 HUSHOVD Thor NOR C.A 3h 06' 04"
18 VOECKLER Thomas FRA BLB 3h 08' 34"
19 HARY Maryan FRA BLB 3h 20' 38"
20 EDALEINE Christophe FRA DEL 3h 25' 34"
21 MUNOZ David ESP KEL 3h 44' 11"
22 DUMOULIN Samuel FRA DEL 3h 44' 42"
23 COOKE Baden AUS FDJ 3h 45' 03"
24 BECKE Daniel GER TBI 4h 06' 39"

Teams Classification after Stage 19

1 TEAM CSC  CSC 237h 21' 51"
2 IBANESTO.COM  BAN 21' 46"
3 EUSKALTEL - EUSKADI  EUS 44' 59"
4 US POSTAL - BERRY FLOOR  USP 45' 08"
5 TEAM BIANCHI  TBI 1h 12' 40"
6 TEAM TELEKOM  TEL 1h 38' 45"
7 QUICK STEP - DAVITAMON  QSD 2h 02' 17"
8 BRIOCHES LA BOULANGERE  BLB 2h 02' 36"
9 AG2R PREVOYANCE  A2R 2h 08' 06"
10 COFIDIS CREDIT PAR TELEPHONE  COF 2h 08' 56"
11 ONCE - EROSKI  ONE 2h 13' 15"
12 ALESSIO  ALS 3h 12' 37"
13 SAECO - MACCHINE PER CAFFE  SAE 3h 15' 42"
14 KELME - COSTA BLANCA  KEL 3h 23' 16"
15 JEAN DELATOUR  DEL 3h 52' 11"
16 GEROLSTEINER  GST 3h 53' 35"
17 FASSA BORTOLO  FAS 3h 58' 22"
18 RABOBANK  RAB 4h 03' 59"
19 CREDIT AGRICOLE  C.A 5h 40' 11"
20 LOTTO - DOMO  LOT 6h 01' 44"
21 FDJEUX.COM  FDJ 6h 51' 17"
22 CALDIROLA - SO.DI  CAL 8h 19' 46"

 
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