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87th Giro d'Italia - Stage 4 Report
By Staff
Date: 5/12/2004
87th Giro d'Italia - Stage 4 Report

Welcome to the Daily Peloton's coverage of Stage 4 of the 87th Tour of Italy (Porretta Terme-Civitella Val di Chiana, 184 Km.)

Preview: Some introductive words to the stage, all the way from the Daily Peloton's Giro d'Italia 2004 preview: "Stage 4 (Wednesday, May 12) runs inside Tuscan territory, and takes the peloton from Porretta Terme to Civitella Val di Chiana, just to end near the Del Tongo factory buildings, as an homage to the firm that gave so much to cycling (as sponsor) in the 80s and early 90s. The likes of Beppe Saronni and Mario Cipollini, and several others riders, got many of their victories while wearing the Del Tongo team jerseys. And Super Mario could pay proper tribute to Del Tongo by claiming victory in Civitella, as this looks like being another stage for the fastest guys in the pack".

87th Giro d'Italia - Stage 4 Live Coverage

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Commentary today by Fabio, Crazy Jane and Locutus.

KM. 0:The stage kicked off a 12:31 hours local time (CEST) under cloudy skies and in a temperature of 16°C. All 166 riders that crossed the line at Corno alle Scale the day before were at the starline. Blood tests were carried out by the UCI on four different teams, Panaria and Lotto-Domo included, early in the morning. But thankfully there was just good news today: no riders had blood values above the norm.

Nothing worthy of mention in the early kms. of the stage, with the peloton keeping together.

1320 CEST: The peloton hit the first KOM Prime at Passo della Collina (Km. 16.6, Cat. 2), with the following results:

1. Fabian Wegmann (Ger - Gerolsteiner)
2. Renzo Mazzoleni (Ita - Tenax)
3. Alexandre Moos (Swi - Phonak Hearing Sytems)

More points for the three guys, all of them well-placed in the Mountains Classification at the end of Tuesday's stage, all of them wishing to have something green soon on their shoulders.

1325 CEST: The stage is supposed to end in a massive sprint, with Petacchi and Cipollini as main suspects to take the honors today. But we'd better not write off other fastmen like Robbie McEwen, or Italy's Ivan Quaranta, who was briefly interviewed by RAI's Alessandra De Stefano right before the start at Porretta Terme, and stated that "In the past days I tried to save my legs as much as possible, with the help of my team. We are a good, united bunch, and I think I won't disappoint them. I'll have a shot at winning the sprint, if there's one. But today's stage may also have some surprise in store, including a breakaway able to make it to the line".

The Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé sprinter, who "slipped to the back of the bunch" in Sunday's first, dangerous sprint, at Alba, said things are fine when it comes to his sprinting skills, though his legs still have to get better in the climbs. And his climbing unabilities have negatively affected Quaranta's palmares throughout his career, as more than once other fastmen that could climb better were seen competing for the win in, while previously dropped Quaranta was nowhere to be seen. But things might be different today.

1335 CEST The "Gruppo Compatto" covered 33.2 kms. in the first hour of riding.

1340 CEST: Alessandro Petacchi breaks away from the bunch!!! We are not kidding, the man actually did, and so did three more riders (Leonardo Giordani, Australia's Brett Lancaster, and Paolo Fornaciari), but only as they all were given leave of abscence to visit their parents, friends and such. We're in Tuscany, home to -or headquarter of- plenty of guys in the professional peloton, after all.

1345 CEST: All riders visiting their parents, friends and such are back in the peloton. And after 38 kms it's gruppo compatto again; we are still waiting for the first, real attack to come.

1355 CEST: Another darkhorse for today's eventual sprint could be Alessio's Angelo Furlan, that before the start promised he'll have a go today: he said he'll be trying to stay on the wheels of Petacchi or Cipollini -the sprinters with the best leadout trains- first, just to come out in the last meters to take the win. Tactics that, as the same Furlan admits, will be prolly used by any sprinters without a great team. With the risk of having more "dodgy moves" like those seen more than once in the past. And the fact the last kilometres of the 11.4-km. final circuit are relatively easy, with no dangerous turns, could make for a very fast sprint, but also make some of the sprinters too confident, and less careful than they should.

1400 CEST: After Petacchi, Giordani, Lancaster and Fornaciari, it's Yaroslav Popovych's turn to make that particular kind of "break" we mentioned before. He got back into the bunch soon anyhow.

1420 CEST: 56 km. into the race ... and still waiting for someone to make the first move in the stage.

1425 CEST: 125 km. to go, and all the riders still keeping together.

1435 CEST: The average speed after two hours is a poor 32.9 kph.

1445 CEST: Back to "sprinter talks", with the words Alessandro Petacchi had to say before the start of a stage that could give him his second triumph in this edition of the Corsa Rosa: "This should be a stage for the sprinters; on paper at least, as it won't be easy to control the race for 180 km.; but our team already did an excellent job the first day, when they proved that they are highly competitive. And should it all come down to a sprint finish, I hope I may get a good position for the sprint, and obviously have a good performance. Many expect another clash between me and Cipollini, but don't forget that there's more dangerous sprinters around: riders like Svorada, McEwen, Quaranta, all of them will be there, contesting the sprint, and it won't be easy for me to beat them". So is it "You v. the Rest", Alessandro? "Nope. It's Everyone vs. Everyone!".

1450 CEST: 75 KM/109 KM to go and ... it's gruppo compatto again. And again. And again.

1500 CEST: Less than 100 km. to the line, with the peloton still keeping together.

1505 CEST: The problems Petacchi, Furlan, and Quaranta may have today are of little concern to Gilberto Simoni and Damiano Cunego. The two main stars of the early Giro just have to keep things under control and save their legs for more difficult stages like Saturday's, and can have enough time to enjoy their popularity, and newspaper headlines like Gazzetta's "Simoni & Cunego Show" and "I think I'm stronger than last year" (a quote from Simoni).

1515 CEST: As the peloton is heading towards the second KOM Prime of the day, a little "flashback" to the Mountains competition: after the early sprint at Passo della Collina, Gilberto Simoni is still in the lead, with a score of 16 points, with Cunego following 3 points adrift and Passo Collina's winner Fabian Wegmann in third place (11 pts).

1520 CEST: As the peloton hits the feeding zone at the km. 102 mark, there's something worthy of mention at last, though it's no pleasant news: Frenchman John Gadret (Chocolade Jacques) pulled out of the race at km. 88.

1530 CEST: Bad news for the Belgian team that has lost two riders in a row as Gadret's Chocolade Jacques-Wincor Nixdorf teammate Jurgen Vandewalle (Belgium) actually didn't take the start today. We apologize for our previous mistake.

The riders have busted out the rain jackets. Saeco leads the peloton along, but the roads are getting wet and a bit dodgy. Hopefully this will not lead to problems in the sprint at the end.

The rain seems to have pissed on everyone's motivation today. Nobody seems to want to attack. A couple of Saeco guys are just noodling on the front, and everybody else is following. I might even be able to keep up with this pace. Okay, maybe not.

Okay, finally, somebody is attacking... it's Alejandro Borrajo of Ceramiche Panaria-Margres. That should have little to no effect on today's outcome.

78km left. The riders are now hitting the base of the climb, and thus the opportunists see their chance to have a go at the field.

Raffaele Illiano (Colombia-Selle Italia) is off chasing Borrajo. Yep, it's time for the men who can climb a bit to get some TV time for their sponsors before getting swallowed up by the sprinters' teams later on.

Petacchi seems to have some sort of injury in the pack. He was on the ground for a minute, and now is being led back to the group by his teammates. Hard to tell what happened... he didn't appear to crash.

Petacchi is being led back through the cars now by Velo and another teammate. He appears to have done something to his right leg. Strange.

Now a Formaggi Pinzolo train is off the back with their sprinter Quaranta, nursing him up the climb. Quaranta isn't injured though... just not a good climber. Alessandro Vanotti (De Nardi) is now alone off the front of the peloton.

The entire Fassa team dropped back to Petacchi.

Now Alexandre "Bullwinkle" Moos (Phonak) launches an attack to try to get some more mountain points. He lost his Green Jersey yesterday to Simoni, and he wants it back. Moos is closing on Vanotti, and then drops him like a stone.

71km left. Wegmann of Gerolsteiner, who also has taken an interest in the Green Jersey, comes across the top of the climb in 3rd. Moos took maximum points.

There are about six Fassas now leading Petacchi back to the group. They are closing fast now. Over the top of the climb Petacchi was 30 seconds behind the pack, Quaranta was 34 seconds back.

There are six men off the front. There are two Saunier Duval-Prodir riders and a Saeco, a Tenax, and a Phonak man.

A Ceramiche Panaria rider also joins up now.

Loda (Tenax) is one of the men in this break.

Vanotti, Loda, and Muraglia are off the front now, having pushed ahead. All nine Fassas are doing a Team Time Trial to bring Petacchi back.

Raindrops are spotting the camera lenses out on the course. The rain is still coming, and the riders look cold and unhappy out there today.

There is a chase group of three... including Mariano Piccoli (Lampre) and Paolo Lanfranchi (Ceramiche Panaria). Petacchi is back in the peloton. The leaders on the road have about a 30" gap.

Phew! We don't want the good looking ones left for dead on the roads of Tuscany!

52km left. The men in the break are closing in on the Intergiro point. Fassa now has three men leading the strung-out peloton, with a long Saeco train right behind them. Meanwhile, Bradley McGee punctured, but he did a quick wheel switch with teammate Trent Wilson and is rolling.

McGee's got six men in front of him. He's almost tagged on to the back of the peloton again. He should rejoin, no problem. The lead group has 48" on the field.

The break has six men, including Loda, Piccoli, and Lanfranchi. Piccoli wins the Intergiro sprint. Not far behind, the Fassa-led peloton motors through in hot pursuit.

The gap is down to 32".

48km left The gap is still 45" for the leaders.

Vanotti has ridden on, but mainly because the other men have sat up. Now the Tenax rider in the break (Loda) bridges up to him, but really, the peloton will have them any moment now.

Loda and Vanotti have Andoni Aragaria (Chocolade Jacques-Wincor) with them now.

38km left. Four Fassas are in front of the Saeco train, driving the peloton along.

Other Racing News: Luis Leon Sanchez of Liberty Seguros has won the first stage of the Vuelta a Asturias, and in the Peace Race Alessio's Martin Hvastija of Slovenia has taken the day's stage; Domina's Michele Scarponi is still in the leader's jersey in the Peace Race.

So "Pinko" Simoni is happy sitting on behind his mates, though he's noted for not liking to ride in the rain. Four Fassas are still leading the pack, and they are setting a mean pace to discourage any attacks.

34km left. All the breaks have been caught. A Saeco and a Fassa rider have a chat with their arms around each other (for balance, that is), clearly talking over the strategy for the end of the race.

Lots of men are dropping back to the team cars, picking up the last bit of water and dropping off some of the rain gear. The rain seems to have let up, and the roads are dry.

29km left. Status quo. The Fassas are followed in a long line by the Saecos. Everyone else is sitting on, waiting for the finish.

There are lots of men other than Petacchi, Cipo, and McEwen who could come out of the pack and snake a stage. One is Olaf Pollack, who came in 2nd in the sprint on stage 2.

There are also "California" Freddy Rodriguez and his teammate Crescenzo "Lover" D'Amore (Acqua & Sapone) who have a hot sprint.

There is also the crafty Jan Svorada (Lampre) who has had some nice wins recently, as well as the Vini Caldirola sprinter Marco Zanotti. All of them have been there in the top ten so far in the sprints.

22km left. The riders are coming up to an uncategorized climb now. We'll see if it has any impact on the sprinters.

The sprinters are clumping in small packs near the front. There is a knot of Lampres, Vini Caldirolas, and Domina Vacanzes looking after their men and keeping them in position with so little left to go.

20km left. Nobody seems interested in attacking as the peloton crests the small climb.

16km left. The riders are nearing the final circuit through the city before the finish. A rider has crashed into a ditch. It's Nico Sijmens (Landbouwkrediet). He has jumped back now and got back on his back. It appears to just be minor scratches.

The pace in the peloton is slack for the moment, so these riders should be able to reintegrate.

A few men were slowed by that crash. One was Lampre's GC man, Juan Garate. He had a good ride yesterday, and looks like a good candidate for the top ten in Milan. He doesn't appear to have gone down, just slowed a bit and had to clip out.

11km left. The Fassa-led peloton rolls through the finish line to begin the final lap of the city. The Lampre squad has dropped several men back to help Garate chase back on.

There are some major corners that the peloton is slogging through now. While Fassa Bortolo is putting pressure on the front and stringing things out a bit, the pace doesn't seem to be that high yet. They are taking it kind of easy through some of the sharp corners in the city.

8km left. Lotto-Domo has their own little train pushing up through the right side of the road to challenge the Fassa train. Alessio has some men there too. Now Lotto has control, with the Fassa men just behind.

Now the Domina Vacanze boys are taking control. Quaranta is actually near the front as well. There is a lot of jockeying for position. I wonder how Petacchi is feeling.

Astarloa is moving Svorada up on the outside. Nobody has control now. There are several teams mixed in at the front.

Simoni is right near the front, keeping out of trouble with some of his boys. Now Domina and Fassa are starting to string things out with some help from Alessio.

5km left. The roads are very wet and sketchy looking. This does not bode well. The Dominas and Fassas are still trying to organize things at the front.

The peloton rolls through a sweeping corner. It looks like it will be pretty straight unti the finish now. So now, all of the sudden, five Fassas have taken control of the front of the race.

3km left. Petacchi is fifth or sixth wheel. Other men are scrambling for wheels behind. Things are hairy down there.

The rain is still coming down. It's wet. The Fassas are still leading out. Domina is mixed in and helping now, working together. This should see a big Cipo-Petacchi battle at the finish.

Final kilometer.

Cipo is in good position. So is Petacchi. McEwen and Pollack are there. Here comes Petacchi! He's coming into the straight - Crash!!

There was a crash in the middle! Petacchi wins the sprint easily, but a Domina man crashed hard. It was Mario Cipollini!!

Cipo is standing, looking at his elbow. He's bleeding a bit on his leg. Tonti from Saeco went over the top of Cipo. Cipo is grimacing in pain, and angry. He's very upset, as he slowly remounts and rolls across the line. He is in pain.

Petacchi won it, McEwen was 2nd, Cadamuro third.

Cipo looks to have had his front wheel swept out from under him by a swerving rider. I'm sure we'll get the full story on this later.

Aug, one of Cipo's leadout men, seems to have done it.

It wasn't a radical move or anything, just a slow rider being swarmed by flying men, and Cipo was in the wrong place. Petacchi hit the front of the sprint, and nobody could come around him as he blazed up the center of the road. It was a great win for Petacchi.

Brief Results

1. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo)
2. Robbie McEwen (Lotto-Domo)
3. Simone Cadamuro (De Nardi)
4. Marco Zanotti (Vini Caldirola-Nobili)
5. Fred Rodriguez (Acqua & Sapone)
6. Massimo Strazzer (Saunier Duval-Prodir)
7. Magnus Backstedt (Alessio-Bianchi)
8. Alexandre Usov (Phonak)

So Petacchi is back in the lead of the Points competition.

General Classification

1. Gilberto Simoni (Saeco) 19h 09' 46"
2. Yaroslav Popovytch (Landbouwkrediet-Colnago) @13"
3. Damiano Cunego (Saeco) @ 13"
4. Franco Pellizotti (Alessio-Bianchi) @ 29"
5. Giuliano Figueras (Ceramiche Paneria-Margres) @ 48"

So if these provisional results are true, then Popovych has climbed over Cunego and gained 8" on Simoni as well. Also, Figueras moved from 6th to 5th on GC. Interesting.

Petacchi now has eight Giro wins to his credit, and the same number in the Vuelta (2 wins in 2001, 1 in 2002, 5 last year). A great day for him and the Fassa Bortolo team, but not such good news for Domina. We will bring you further reports and interviews later in the day. Thanks for joining us today and we hope to see you again tomorrow.

Stage Results

1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 4:55:40
2 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 0:00
3 Cadamuro Simone Ita Den m.t.
4 Zanotti Marco Ita Vin m.t.
5 Rodriguez Fred Usa A&S m.t.
6 Strazzer Massimo Ita Sdv m.t.
7 Backstedt Magnus Swe Alb m.t.
8 Usov Alexandre Blr  Pho m.t.
9 Borrajo Alejandro Albert Arg Pan m.t.
10 Gasparre Graziano Ita Den m.t.
11 Velo Marco Ita Fas m.t.
12 Svorada Jan Cze Lam m.t.
13 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm m.t.
14 Pollack Olaf Ger Gst m.t.
15 Rudenko Maxim Ukr Cho m.t.
16 D'amore Crescenzo Ita A&S m.t.
17 Klemencic Zoran Slo Ten m.t.
18 Astarloa Igor Esp Lam m.t.
19 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan m.t.
20 Aug Andrus Est Dve m.t.
21 Di Grande Giuseppe Ita Fpf m.t.
22 Pagliarini Mendonca Luciano Bra  Lam m.t.
23 Derepas David Fra Fdj m.t.
24 Kostuk Denys Ukr Cho m.t.
25 Quaranta Ivan Ita Fpf m.t.
26 Forster Robert Ger Gst m.t.
27 Ziegler Thomas Ger Gst m.t.
28 Noe' Andrea Ita Alb m.t.
29 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin m.t.
30 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae m.t.
31 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae m.t.
32 Gerosa Mauro Ita Vin m.t.
33 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam m.t.
34 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb m.t.
35 Ardila Cano Mauricio Al Col Cho m.t.
36 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas m.t.
37 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam m.t.
38 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb m.t.
39 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae m.t.
40 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj m.t.
41 Lobato Elvira Ruben Esp Sdv m.t.
42 Detilloux Christophe Bel Lot m.t.
43 Brandt Christophe Bel Lot m.t.
44 Spezialetti Alessandro Ita Sae m.t.
45 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae m.t.
46 Murn Uros Slo Pho m.t.
47 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den m.t.
48 Verbrugghe Ief Bel Lot m.t.
49 Valjavec Tadej Slo Pho m.t.
50 Borghi Ruggero Ita Den m.t.
51 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita A&S m.t.
52 Ljungqvist Marcus Swe Alb m.t.
53 Miholyevic Vladimir Cro Alb m.t.
54 Schnider Daniel Sui Pho m.t.
55 Loda Nicola Ita Ten m.t.
56 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan m.t.
57 Fornaciari Paolo Ita Sae m.t.
58 Derganc Martin Slo Dve m.t.
59 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho m.t.
60 Vierhouten Aart Ned Lot m.t.
61 Lancaster Brett Aus Pan m.t.
62 Montgomery Sven Sui Gst m.t.
63 Zaugg Oliver Sui Sdv m.t.
64 Gomis Lopez Juan Esp Sdv m.t.
65 Loddo Alberto Ita Sdv m.t.
66 Gardeyn Gorik Bel Lot m.t.
67 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan m.t.
68 Iannetti Massimo Ita Dve m.t.
69 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf m.t.
70 Manzoni Mario Ita Fpf m.t.
71 Sironi Gianluca Ita Vin m.t.
72 Gobbi Michele Ita Den m.t.
73 Sella Emanuele Ita Pan m.t.
74 Bosisio Gabriele Ita Ten m.t.
75 Masciarelli Simone Ita Vin m.t.
76 Serina Corrado Ita Fpf m.t.
77 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf m.t.
78 Verheyen Geert Bel Cho m.t.
79 Hamburger Bo Den a&S m.t.
80 Piccoli Mariano Ita Lam m.t.
81 Codol Massimo Ita Fas m.t.
82 Gilbert Philippe Bel Fdj m.t.
83 Garate Cepa Juan Manuel Esp Lam m.t.
84 Giordani Leonardo Ita Den m.t.
85 Fritsch Nicolas Fra Fdj m.t.
86 Andriotto Dario Ita Vin m.t.
87 Mason Oscar Ita Vin m.t.
88 Wadecki Piotr Pol Lot m.t.
89 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den m.t.
90 Tonkov Pavel Rus Vin m.t.
91 Gates Nick Aus Lot m.t.
92 Trampusch Gerhard Aut a&S m.t.
93 Canada Gracia David Esp Sdv m.t.
94 Scirea Mario Ita Dve m.t.
95 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S m.t.
96 Sosenka Ondrej Cze a&S m.t.
97 Dominguez J. Carlos Esp Sdv m.t.
98 Serpellini Marco Ita Gst m.t.
99 Righi Daniele Ita Lam m.t.
100 Rogina Radoslav Cro Ten m.t.
101 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan m.t.
102 Podgornik Dean Slo Ten m.t.
103 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm m.t.
104 Hauptman Andrej Slo Lam m.t.
105 Vaugrenard Benoit Fra Fdj m.t.
106 Pietropolli Daniele Ita Ten m.t.
107 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten m.t.
108 Rastelli Ellis Ita Alb m.t.
109 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Sae m.t.
110 Mori Manuele Ita Sdv m.t.
111 Avdyeyev Sergey Ukr Lan m.t.
112 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst m.t.
113 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Alb m.t.
114 Lombardi Giovanni Ita Dve m.t.
115 Marin Ruber Alverio Col Clm m.t.
116 Furlan Angelo Ita Alb m.t.
117 Strauss Marcel Sui Gst m.t.
118 Steegmans Gert Bel Lot m.t.
119 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan m.t.
120 Verstrepen Johan Bel Lan m.t.
121 Bileka Volodymyr Ukr Lan m.t.
122 Aebersold Niki Sui Pho m.t.
123 Rebellin Davide Ita Gst m.t.
124 Illiano Raffaele Ita Clm m.t.
125 Fertonani Marco Ita Pho m.t.
126 Duma Volodimyr Ukr Lan m.t.
127 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin m.t.
128 Tosatto Matteo Ita Fas m.t.
129 Ferrigato Andrea Ita a&S m.t.
130 Gustov Volodymir Ukr Fas m.t.
131 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas m.t.
132 Ongarato Alberto Ita Fas m.t.
133 Sacchi Fabio Ita Fas m.t.
134 Durand Jacky Fra Lan m.t.
135 Scarselli Leonardo Ita Clm m.t.
136 Stangelj Gorazd Slo Sae m.t.
137 Pozzi Oscar Ita Ten m.t.
138 Gualdi Domenico Ita Fpf m.t.
139 Albasini Michael Sui Pho m.t.
140 Siymens Nico Bel Lan m.t.
141 Bertogliati Rubens Sui Sdv m.t.
142 Perez Cuapio Julio a. Mex  Pan m.t.
143 Mourey Francis Fra Fdj m.t.
144 Vaitkus Tomas Ltu Lan m.t.
145 Wegelius Charly Gbr Den m.t.
146 Faresin Gianni Ita Gst m.t.
147 Colombo Gabriele Ita Dve m.t.
148 Mervar Bostjan Slo Fpf 1:35
149 Galletti Alessio Ita Dve 0:00
150 Cipollini Mario Ita Dve 0:00
151 Nauduzs Andris Lat Dve 0:00
152 Davis Scott Aus Pan 2:01
153 Pugaci Igor Mda  Den 2:34
154 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae 0:00
155 Aranaga Azkune Andoni Esp Cho 5:08
156 Van Hout Russell Aus Clm m.t.
157 Van Velzen Jan Ned Cho m.t.
158 Schnyder Philippe Sui Clm m.t.
159 Ginestri Giancarlo Ita Ten m.t.
160 Wilson Matthew Aus Fdj m.t.
161 Vogondy Nicolas Fra Fdj m.t.
162 Bichot Freddy Fra Fdj m.t.
163 Brard Florent Fra Cho 7:00
164 Wilson Trent Aus Clm m.t
165 Pospyeyev Kyrylo Ukr A&S 0:00

General Classification after Stage 4

1 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 19:09:38
2 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 0:13
3 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 0:21
4 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 0:29
5 Trampusch Gerhard Aut a&S 0:41
6 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 0:45
7 Cioni Dario David Ita Fas 0:52
8 Honchar Serhiy Ukr Den 0:58
9 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 1:05
10 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae 1:06
11 Noe' Andrea Ita Alb 1:07
12 Rebellin Davide Ita Gst 1:19
13 Garate Cepa Juan Manuel Esp Lam 1:25
14 Belli Wladimir Ita Lam 1:33
15 Montgomery Sven Sui Gst 1:33
16 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 1:38
17 Tonkov Pavel Rus Vin 1:39
18 Sella Emanuele Ita Pan 1:45
19 Vila Errandonea Franc Esp Lam 1:49
20 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho 1:50
21 Nocentini Rinaldo Ita a&S 1:51
22 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 1:54
23 Valjavec Tadej Slo Pho 2:00
24 Tonti Andrea Ita Sae 2:07
25 Canada Gracia David Esp Sdv 2:16
26 Brandt Christophe Bel Lot 2:19
27 Pospyeyev Kyrylo Ukr a&S 2:20
28 Bertagnolli Leonardo Ita Sae 2:21
29 Lobato Elvira Ruben Esp Sdv 2:22
30 Miholyevic Vladimir Cro Alb 2:29
31 Sosenka Ondrej Cze a&S 2:29
32 Mazzanti Luca Ita Pan 2:34
33 Borghi Ruggero Ita Den 2:36
34 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 3:12
35 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm 3:18
36 Di Grande Giuseppe Ita Fpf 3:23
37 Gilbert Philippe Bel Fdj 3:28
38 Szmyd Sylvester Pol Sae 4:01
39 Iannetti Massimo Ita Dve 4:16
40 Codol Massimo Ita Fas 4:24
41 Ardila Cano Mauricio Al Col Cho 4:38
42 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst 4:40
43 Fertonani Marco Ita Pho 4:49
44 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf 5:22
45 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas 5:23
46 Gomis Lopez Juan Esp Sdv 5:27
47 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf 5:33
48 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 5:44
49 Fritsch Nicolas Fra Fdj 5:44
50 Hamburger Bo Den a&S 5:59
51 Astarloa Igor Esp Lam 6:22
55 Mason Oscar Ita Vin 8:28
60 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 9:34
68 Gasparre Graziano Ita Den 11:42
73 Perez Cuapio Julio a. Mex  Pan 12:39
78 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 14:49
90 Spezialetti Alessandro Ita Sae 16:44
91 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 19:13
96 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S 20:05
105 Pollack Olaf Ger Gst 21:22
107 Strazzer Massimo Ita Sdv 21:46
108 D'Amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 21:54
121 Davis Scott Aus Pan 29:07
125 Cipollini Mario Ita Dve 29:51
127 Aug Andrus Est Dve 29:56
131 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 30:17
141 Furlan Angelo Ita Alb 31:00
150 Backstedt Magnus Swe Alb 37:06
157 Wilson Trent Aus Clm 41:03
160 Quaranta Ivan Ita Fpf 41:34
165 Bichot Freddy Fra Fdj 46:03 (Maglia Nera)

Points Classification after Stage 4 (Maglia Ciclamino)

1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 51
2 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 45
3 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot 34
4 Zanotti Marco Ita Vin 26
5 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 25
6 D'amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 25
7 Mazzoleni Eddy Ita Sae 22
8 Pollack Olaf Ger Gst 22
9 Mc Gee Bradley Aus Fdj 20
10 Trampusch Gerhard Aut a&S 19
11 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 19
12 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 18
13 Cadamuro Simone Ita Den 17
14 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 17
15 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 16
16 Garzelli Stefano Ita Vin 16
17 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S 16
18 Strazzer Massimo Ita Sdv 16
19 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 15
20 Astarloa Igor Esp Lam 14

Mountains Classification after Stage 4 (Maglia Verde)

1 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae 16
2 Cunego Damiano Ita Sae 13
3 Wegmann Fabian Ger Gst 12
4 Moos Alexandre Sui Pho 10
5 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten 10
6 Pellizotti Franco Ita Alb 6
7 Figueras Giuliano Ita Pan 4
8 Zampieri Steve Sui Vin 3
9 Popovych Yaroslav Ukr Lan 2
10 Gonzalez Martinez Fredy Col Clm 2
11 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 2
12 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan 2
13 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 1
14 Laverde Jimenez Luis Fil Col Fpf 1
15 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 1

Intergiro Competition after Stage 4 (Maglia Azzurra)

1 Vanotti Alessandro Ita Den 12:50:09
2 D'amore Crescenzo Ita a&S 0:10
3 Piccoli Mariano Ita Lam 0:14
4 Perez Arango Marlon Al Col Clm 0:18
5 Mazzoleni Renzo Ita Ten 0:18
6 Marzoli Ruggero Ita a&S 0:18
7 Strazzer Massimo Ita Sdv 0:24
8 Lanfranchi Paolo Ita Pan 0:30
9 Svorada Jan Cze Lam 0:30
10 Vierhouten Aart Ned Lot 0:30
11 Borrajo Alejandro Albert Arg Pan 0:30
12 Rodriguez Fred Usa a&S 0:30
13 Loda Nicola Ita Ten 0:34
14 Bertolini Alessandro Ita Alb 0:34
15 Moreni Cristian Ita Alb 0:34
16 Muraglia Giuseppe Ita Fpf 0:39
17 Baliani Fortunato Ita Pan 0:39
18 Aranaga Azkune Andoni Esp Cho 0:44
19 Stangelj Gorazd Slo Sae 0:44
20 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 0:44

Trofeo Fast Team

1 Saeco 57:03:26
2 Alessio-Bianchi 1:29
3 Ceramiche Panaria-Margres 2:01
4 Lampre  2:02
5 Acqua&Sapone-Caffe' Mokambo 3:07
6 Saunier Duval-Prodir 4:08
7 Gerolsteiner 4:16
8 Phonak-Hearing Systems 5:43
9 Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie 5:45
10 De Nardi 8:28
11 Fassa Bortolo 8:43
12 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'  11:47
13 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf 15:35
14 Fdjeux.Com 17:33
15 Colombia-Selle Italia 18:20
16 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 19:23
17 Lotto - Domo 24:46
18 Tenax 33:41
19 Domina Vacanze  1:01:33

Trofeo Super Team

1 Saeco 94
2 Acqua&Sapone-Caffe' Mokambo 75
3 Lampre  73
4 Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie 67
5 Fassa Bortolo 62
6 Alessio-Bianchi 61
7 Gerolsteiner 59
8 Fdjeux.Com 46
9 De Nardi 45
10 Ceramiche Panaria-Margres 40
11 Lotto - Domo 39
12 Phonak-Hearing Systems 33
13 Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 32
14 Saunier Duval-Prodir 29
15 Domina Vacanze  25
16 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf 17
17 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'  16
18 Tenax 14
19 Colombia-Selle Italia 13

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