Hello and welcome to the final stage of the 2004 Tour de France!
Stage 20: Montereau - Paris, 163, km
Today the peloton rides its final leg onto the Champs Elysees. Traditionally this final stage is relaxed and quiet, though there are still opportunities for riders to give their sponsors extra exposure by riding away from the peloton.
Please refresh this page to view the latest information. Commentary today by Anita van Crey, Jan Janssens and Janna Trevisanut.
There was a bit of unrest earlier today, because of an early attack by Armstrong's apparent nemesis, Filippo Simeoni. However, he was taken back pretty quickly. In the meantime we have seen the usual things: Lance drinking champagne together with Bruyneel, even giving Jan Ullrich a drink! Also a USPS rider who had "borrowed" a motorized photographer's helmet for a while!
Even though they have been on the road three weeks in a row, finding things to blabber about over and over again. It is Paolo Bettini blabbering to anyone who wants to listen (or not).
We just heard that little Thomas Voeckler won the "prix orange", the prize the press awards to the most sympathetic rider in the peloton! As far as we know there hasn't been awarded a "prix citron" this year, a prize for the least agreeable rider!
14.37 CET. There are still 128 kms to go, but we can expect there only to be any "real" racing when we enter the last 50 kms...you could wonder if it wouldn't be better to hold a sort of closing criterium like in the Vuelta, instead of a 160km-long stage...this is a "ceremonial" stage.
Armstrong and the USPS team will be celebrating in the gorgeous waterside Musée D'Orsay in Paris afterwards...there is said to be an orchestra, and Sheryl has promised to bring a few songs! (http://www.musee-orsay.fr)
Lance Armstrong is showing off his bike with yellow spokes and his yellow-gold helmet off in the front lines of the bunch today. USPS today is also wearing a different than usual shirt as well.(
14.50 CET. 122 km to go. Still a long way to the finish. What will happen - will it be a massive bunch sprint with Big Thor ruling and stretching out his hands to grab the green, or will it be one attack after another, all in an ever increasing pace and speed? Not to mention the intermediate sprints, that will undoubtedly be fought for between the contenders! And we cannot forget the G-string wearers; there were three men running along in non-existent shorts...
The intermediate sprints today are at 86.5 and 115.5 kms.
The peloton going along at a tourist pace, talking in pairs of two, mostly. Looking very cozy.
The riders taking a very leisurely pace indeed - the race is behind schedule today, though this is not an unexpected occurence. The riders are checking in at their DS's cars. So is Filippo Simeoni.
If you recall at the beginning of this tour, we mentioned a Belgian illusionist who made predictions about the race and sealed them up for later viewing. His top 10 predictions will be announced after today's stage...let's see how much he got right, with all those favorites crashing out...
Richard Virenque was designated Saturday the most combative rider of the Tour 2004 by the race jury. He has won his seventh King of the Mountains competition this year.
During this Tour, Ivan Basso has been riding with the words "per la mia mamma" written on sticky tape on his steering wheel...riding this Tour for his mother who has cancer...
13.25 CET. 101 kms to go. A very relaxed pace indeed today. Postal at the front of the peloton on another warm day, everyone together. Lance is right at the front, with his sun-god helmet on. With an eagle eye view, one could see the Tour d'Eiffel looming on the horizon.
At the "other" end of things, Jimmy Casper of Cofidis should finish this Tour in red lantern position for the second time in his career, one of a very rare club. He was also "Lanterne Rouge" at the 2001 Tour, and the only other riders to ever do this more than once were Massons, Schombachers and Hermen, each of whom were dead last twice.
There used to be a "small" monetary fee for the rider who came in last in the General Classification in Paris, which made for comic scenes. Like riders riding the opposite direction in the last stage, or a surplace between the last and the next to last mid-race (the equivalent of two potential sprinters slowing down, marking each other, neither willing to jump first).
There are also stories of someone hiding in a shack next to the road in order to jump back on his bike and continue racing after a few minutes. But, alas for Casper, that award has been suspended for a few years now.
For anyone wondering how the team money is divided at the end of the Tour for riders who abandoned: normally speaking they get a share for their participation up to the point of their abandon (a prorate). There are exceptions however, like superb domestiques. They tend to get a share for the whole race, because of the nature of their jobs.
15.49 CET. 85 km to go. Peloton all together, waiting for the intermediate sprints that should be heavily contested by the men at the top of the sprint competition. The bunch will be upon the first one very soon - but first there is a Category 4 climb.
It's possible that Rasmussen will try to take the mountain points at the 4th category climb of the day, in order to move up to third place in the mountains ranking, since only the first 3 places will make you any money.
There were rumors earlier this week that Levi Leipheimer would leave Rabobank for the new Discovery team, but it seems that transfer will not take place. The only transfer that seems certain for the Discovery Team so far is that of Leif Hoste, who will be used next to George Hincapie in the Northern Classics.
Lance and Axel Merckx riding next each other, indirectly symbolic, the 6-time Tour winner riding next to the son of a 5-time winner.
The 4th category climb now, let's see if anyone feels like trying something...
Heading towards the intermediate sprint now! Lotto leading out. Credit is setting the pace higher. A small group has broken away, of some 7 riders, among them Hushovd, McEwen and Zabel.
McEwen in the big Norwegian's wheel, Zabel behind McEwen. There they go! McEwen takes it easily, before Hushovd. Now McEwen has a 13 point lead over the Norwegian.
Unfortunately, Hushovd's leadout men of Crédit Agricole blocked both McEwen and Hushovd, so they had to get around them. Oopsy. Zabel was third.
16.11 CET. 72 km to go. The riders have reached the outskirts of Paris and already there are enormous crowds welcoming the Tour into the city. A bit later on the route, the riders will complete circuits in the city.
Now we have some riders coming off the front.
An attack of three men - Simeoni again. Now only Simeoni, but the Posties, on the front of the pack, are not far behind him. They let him dangle. Now he's back in the pack.
69 km to go. Simeoni shows on his bike, in riding with his legs and not his mouth, that he is still there to contend with. Simeoni is now being scolded by a rider, showing him the "horns" with his fingers, the "cornuto." Simeoni has no fear whatsoever, though, and places himself close to the rear wheel of Lance Armstrong's bike.
Simeoni attacks again! Caught again. 66 km to go.
Simeoni again!! Now a CSC rider is coming to help the Postals chase him. Simeoni caught once more.
Now the entire Blue Train, with its yellow caboose, is on the front of the peloton, as they wind through tree-lined streets.
Just in: Floyd Landis is 95% certain to stay with the Postal-Discovery team...it's not completely sure, but quite certain now. There had been rumours a few days back that he might switch teams.
Once the riders reach the Place de la Concorde, they will complete 8 circuits. At 47.3 km to go is the next intermediate sprint. The riders now come close to the Zoo of Vincennes.
16.30 CET. 58kms to go. Riders now pass the Velodrome of Vincennes, where the Tour of 1968 finished, with the famous Dutch cyclist Jan Janssen, ahead of Vanspringel, the winner in tears.
Yesterday, after the race, commentators in Belgium said, "I already know the first thing Ullrich will say: that he is happy for "Klödi" with his 2nd spot...because he's such a nice guy." Interview with Ullrich: "First off, I'm happy for Klödi's 2nd place..."
So typically Jan.
Apparently, during the Alp stages, Vino phoned T-Mobile DS Mario Kummer a few times, saying "He has to attack, now, no hesitation!" about Jan...that's the Vino-temperament for you.
The race schedule had the second sprint timed to have occurred already, showing how leisurely the pace has been today. 50 kms to go, so they will be driving up the pace now! And still those Postmen stampede into the city of light, careful to break no bulbs...
Lance rides at the front of the peloton - hear those crowds go wild! A huge cheer for the heroes! It's deafening, and a beautiful sight on the wide avenue, with stars and stripes being waved. They take the curve near the Obelisque, and now we're passing by the fountain on the Place de la Concorde for the first time today!
The 2nd intermediate sprint is coming up now...An attack from a Brioches rider! Sylvain Chavanel! 4 riders going up and over him, Hushovd and McEwen sprinting, Hushovd wins!
This will certainly sap their power for the final sprint, as there's no slowing down now!
The two battlers for the green now again are 11 points apart, which means Thor has to win the sprint on the Champs Elysee and leave McEwen at least three spots further back to win the green jersey. The final sprint will be decisive today.
The sound of the crowd is an enormous and continuous roar, watching this year's history being made. Attack by Pineau now, joined by Dekker, the flying Dutchman! DEKKERTJE!!
Merckx is now trying to get to them as well. What a blistering pace now!! The riders don't get off a 13-12-11 now, gearwise. The three have been caught by the peloton.
Who can we expect today? There have been quite a few sprinters who have dropped out, so the list is a lot shorter than it was at the start of the Tour. The suspects for today are McEwen, Hushovd, Boonen, O'Grady, Zabel, Nazon and maybe Cooke...and let's not forget that Zanini is a former winner here as well.
A group of some 8 escapees now, with interesting names! Bettini, Voeckler, Jalabert, Portal, Kroon, Merckx - let's see who else.
Flecha is also present in the break, and Scott Sunderland, the semi Belgian, and perhaps de Groot. I bet Sunderland's wife Sabine and their two kids made the trip to Paris to welcome daddy home again after a three weeks separation...
Guttierez is the second Phonak rider. A mighty sight, the Arc de Triomphe with ten triumph-seeking riders ahead of a hunting Blue Train-driven bunch... The escapees have 33 seconds now; Cofidis, Crédit Agricole, Gerölsteiner and T-Mobile all missed the break.
The break: JALABERT Nicolas, PEREIRO SIO Oscar (both Phonak), FLECHA Juan Antonio (Fassa), GUTIERREZ José Ivan (Illes Balears), BETTINI Paolo (Quickstep), VOECKLER Thomas (Boulangere), SUNDERLAND Scott (Alessio), ASTARLOZA Mikel (AG2R), KROON Karsten (Rabobank), MERCKX Axel (Lotto).
Bettini pacing and pacing faster. Cooke is sending someone up front, maybe we will witness Cooke's resurrection today, after all? This break is a great thing for McEwen, by the way...if this break stays away he'll have a solid hold on he green jersey! We see riders from the teams that missed the break coming to the front of the peloton now.
Merckx and Bettini seem to have most interest in keeping this group away; Bettini because he's (on paper) the fastest of the bunch, Merckx for McEwen.
17.00 CET. 34 km to go. The break has 35 seconds.
Lance has a tired expression on his face, maybe he will bonk and lose 10 minutes? (Only joking...)
31 kms to go, 10 leaders still up front, 40 seconds ahead of the hunt-preparing hungry bunch.
It's not gonna be easy for the chasers to take them back though, 10 good riders on a straight parcours protected from the wind by the buildings...but the line of sight gives the peloton an edge, too.
However, when one passes by the Tour d'Eiffel though, there is not much coverage from the wind, with all them holes in the building...we saw in previous stages that T-Mobile typically starts chasing very late...but if a Klöden or Ullrich puts himself up front you'll have the equivalent of 6 men.
Moreau off his bike - mechanical. Gerolsteiner's TT specialists Lang and Peschel are chasing. Crash in the peloton! An RAGT and FDJ.com rider standing still - also an RAGT was down, and Casar.
27kms to go, still a good 35 seconds for the 10 leaders.
The peloton is not really getting closer, so far...it'll remain to be seen if they're keeping it back a bit or just can't do better. The sprinter teams often prefer to leave a break within grasp than to catch it back all at once, because other riders will be less trigger-happy when it comes to attacks that way.
What a picture perfect day in Paris...33 seconds left for the 10 leaders! Less than 4 circuits to go in this madhouse.
Moreau back on the peloton, as is the RAGT rider - we assume the others have caught back on as well. Casar is now back on too, with help from Mattie Wilson. Mixed bunch at the head of affairs.
20 kms to go - three laps. Still 36" the gap, not much change there. The peloton is strung out along the boulevard. Der Jan moving to the front!
Peloton closing in a whole lot now, 23 seconds - partly thanks to Janneman.
Ullrich is pulling the peloton towards them in a super-tempo. The peloton around the tight turn once again...I wonder what the riders up front will be thinking when they see Ullrich leading the chase... Fifteen seconds the gap.
It's interesting to note that Pereiro Sio, one of the escapees, is 10th in the GC! Of course that won't make much difference in the end now, but still...on paper that would make him a semi-danger man. Maybe a quarter-danger man.
Ullrich leading the chase again! Gap down to 13 seconds. 13 and a half kilometers to go.
The bunch now is ribbon-shaped, which means the pace is really high and the back of the pack is struggling to hold on. The break gives in...2 local rounds to go! The difference is only a few seconds now, maybe 8.
Bettini goes again! And Kroon and Voeckler, just barely out in front...Kroon helps out Bettini in his attempt to stay clear of the bunch.
Now Kroon off the front - Big man Aldag leading the chase on solo-Kroon. The men are still off the front of the peloton. The group is highly charged, the ten still haven't been caught, but the peloton is only just behind, with Ullrich powering away.
Ullrich catches them! Everyone back together, and a new attack! Jalabert! Are we heading for a true massive bunch sprint on those Paris cobbles? 8 kms left - Jalabert not making any headway, he's caught. Coming to the final lap.
Voeckler attacks, and gets a few riders along - Cancellara. And yet again Ullrich bridges the gap.
A small gap between the peloton and the riders up front. Ti-Blanc has some extra powers found on his way to Paris, and some nice extra money-making in the Dutch critts he will be riding, starting tomorrow in Boxmeer.
The bell rings! Final lap! And a few riders in front of the peloton, but not a real break - a Fassa rider, Flêcha! Huge speed on the boulevard!
Flêcha has some 50 meters on the peloton now..impressive. Flecha steams and works and bites to stay clear of the hunters. Zanini and Boonen are well positioned up front, we see. 4 kms left...
They haven't caught Flêcha just yet!! Quickstep is chasing now, for Boonen, Knaven too.
They're going to catch him, now they have to look out that they can make it to the finish on this pace! It's simply murderous. It seems those men in silver, white and blue totally forgot they came to the Tour for the mere help of Alessandro Petacchi winning sprints. With the tall Italian injured at home, this Tour sure is no loss for Feretti's men of iron.
Flêcha has been caught, in the meantime, Quickstep still leading - 2.2 kms to go - electricity in the air!!
On the left side a Credit Train is formed, with Hushovd directing it. Cooke is brought to the front, we see O'Grady and Boonen still has his train, Zanini's wheel. A massive sprint is coming here...
Boonen and Hondo are present in the frontlines as well, 5th and seventh placed.
McEwen has only eyes for Hushovd, Boonen makes it a long one. Zanini leading out, Zabel coming, Boonen on the right!
Hondo...Hondo comes.. BOONEN WINS!
His 2nd stage win this Tour!! In his first Tour, amazing!
McEwen is 3rd and wins his 2nd Green Jersey! And wow, Boonen had a full bike on the others! At 23 years, we're gonna see some niiiice things from young Boonen in the future!
Hushovd isn't even in the top 10 - it's all over, everything decided.
And Lance Armstrong has won his sixth consecutive Tour de France, a record never before achieved!
The brief stage results are 1. Boonen, 2. Nazon, 3. Hondo, 4. McEwen, 5. Zabel, 6. Casper, 7. O'Grady, 8. Cooke, 9. Mori, 10. De Groot.
The first thing you saw McEwen do when he crossed the line is look back to see where Hushovd was.
So...Boonen stage winner, Armstrong in yellow, Virenque in polka-dots and judges most aggressive rider, McEwen in green, Karpets white, and T-Mobile the best team!
Robbie and son Ewan McEwen are cruising the Champs Elysee on dad's bike...
Boonen is apparently not riding in Athens, his team manager Lefevre has forbidden it, as he considers Boonen too young.
Will Smith will do the honours in presenting the things at the victory ceremony - Men in Black for the Men in Blue and Yellow...
We see Armstrong's mom, pretty blonde also dressed in yellow, a huge delighted smile on her face, near the presentation area. What a thrill it must be for her.
Boonen climbing the stage now, he's beaming with joy! His first Tour, second victory in it, and his 15th victory this season! He takes a deep breath.
He receives his special Paris stage trophy from the Mayor of Paris, who pats him on the shoulder.
Now it's waiting for a historic moment, Lance Armstrong being celebrated as the 6 (!!) time Tour winner! The magical "Party of five" now has a "Lone rider of six" passing them by now!
The Yellow Jersey climbs the podium and salutes the crowd. He dons the Maillot Jaune yet again. The women in Armstrong's life are overjoyed, Armstrong's mom and Sheryl!
The US Ambassador to France addresses Armstrong on the podium.
Hey - Sheryl is wearing green...a covert McEwen fan?
Now the 2nd and third place finishers join Armstrong on the podium - Kloden and Basso. Basso is holding his little girl, 1.5 years old. The American anthem plays, Armstrong holds his cap over his heart.
Armstrong has a chat with Basso's daughter, who seems a bit disconcerted by the proceedings...
Armstrong's face has a slight sense of disbelief, as though he can't quite get comfortable with what he has achieved. It's slight, but it's there.
The three men receive flowers and greetings on the podium - Will Smith is up there as well - maybe the next cycling fan...
McEwen's time to shine now, for his second green jersey! Son Ewan is with him on the podium, clapping his hands off for his dad. He's wearing a long on him jersey, standing in front of his dad.
Now Richard Virenque is on the podium. He receives his seventh overall KOM jersey from the president of the French Cycling Federation president.
Now the 23 year old Vladimir Karpets gets the final white jersey - yet another Russian, after last year's winner Denis Menchov. White Russians indeed.
At the base of the podium, Lance heads the receiving line as the T-Mobile team climbs the podium for the Best Team award. Lance greets Jan Ullrich and warmly shakes his hand. Ullrich and Klöden finished highly in the top of the general classification - Ullrich 4th.
Lance has one day of rest before he has to appear at the next highlight in his sporting career, the famous crit in Stiphout (http://www.profronde-stiphout.nl/). He finished at 119th today, well out of harm's way, 19 seconds off winner Boonen.
Armstrong says, "I love my job and I love my team. It doesn't get any better than that."
And so we come to the end of the 91st edition of the Tour de France. It has been more than a little tumultous, with favorites abandoning, nasty weather, crashes that caused injuries some riders could not surmount, epic struggles by others to hang on, stunning team tactics - both good and bad, and personal tensions finding their way into the peloton.
All of this has culminated in a most historic three weeks - with one man winning his sixth Tour in a row. It will likely be many years, if ever, before this feat is accomplished again. We thank you very much for joining us this year, for a most amazing Tour. Allez!
Ah! We cannot forget the Belgian illusionist who sealed his top 10 predictions into a container before this Tour started!
This is quite amazing - he had the top three correct, had Ullrich and Azevedo switched for 4 and 5...6th and 7th correct, and Sastre for 8th instead of 9th! When we get a fuller report of his predictions, we will update you here.
Stage 20 Results
1 Boonen Tom Bel Qsd 4h 08' 26"
2 Nazon Jean-Patrick Fra A2r m.t.
3 Hondo Danilo Ger Gst m.t.
4 Mc Ewen Robbie Aus Lot m.t.
5 Zabel Erik Ger Tmo m.t.
6 Casper Jimmy Fra Cof m.t.
7 O'Grady Stuart Aus Cof m.t.
8 Cooke Baden Aus Fdj m.t.
9 Mori Massimiliano Ita Dve m.t.
10 De Groot Bram Ned Rab m.t.
11 Brochard Laurent Fra A2r m.t.
12 Dean Julian Nzl C.a m.t.
13 Baldato Fabio Ita Alb m.t.
14 Engoulvent Jimmy Fra Cof m.t.
15 Renier Franck Fra Blb m.t.
16 Hushovd Thor Nor C.a m.t.
17 Elmiger Martin Sui Pho m.t.
18 Sunderland Scott Aus Alb m.t.
19 Davis Allan Aus Lst m.t.
20 Arvesen Kurt-Asle Nor Csc m.t.
21 Zanini Stefano Ita Qsd m.t.
22 Ljungqvist Marcus Swe Alb m.t.
23 Finot Frédéric Fra Rag m.t.
24 Pozzato Filippo Ita Fas m.t.
25 Ekimov Viatceslav Rus Usp m.t.
26 Kirchen Kim Lux Fas m.t.
27 Sabaliauskas Marius Ltu Sae m.t.
28 Vandevelde Christian Usa Lst m.t.
29 Loosli David Sui Sae m.t.
30 Krivtsov Yuriy Ukr A2r m.t.
31 Boogerd Michael Ned Rab m.t.
32 Ullrich Jan Ger Tmo m.t.
33 Charteau Anthony Fra Blb m.t.
34 Cancellara Fabian Sui Fas m.t.
35 Camano Iker Esp Eus m.t.
36 Mengin Christophe Fra Fdj m.t.
37 Scanlon Mark Irl A2r m.t.
38 Klöden Andréas Ger Tmo m.t.
39 Mancebo Francisco Esp Ibb m.t.
40 Ludewig Jorg Ger Sae m.t.
41 Totschnig Georg Aut Gst m.t.
42 Gonzalez Santos Esp Pho m.t.
43 Lang Sebastian Ger Gst m.t.
44 Caucchioli Pietro Ita Alb m.t.
45 Moller Claus Michael Den Alb m.t.
46 Auger Guillaume Fra Rag m.t.
47 Gutierrez José Enrique Esp Pho m.t.
48 Casar Sandy Fra Fdj m.t.
49 Moreau Christophe Fra C.a m.t.
50 Niermann Grischa Ger Rab m.t.
51 Gutierrez José Ivan Esp Ibb m.t.
52 Rogers Michael Aus Qsd m.t.
53 Marichal Thierry Bel Lot m.t.
54 Goubert Stephane Fra A2r m.t.
55 Ivanov Serguei Rus Tmo m.t.
56 Gonzalez Aitor Esp Fas m.t.
57 Virenque Richard Fra Qsd m.t.
58 Guesdon Frédéric Fra Fdj m.t.
59 Pereiro Sio Oscar Esp Pho m.t.
60 Sevilla Oscar Esp Pho m.t.
61 Petrov Evgeni Rus Sae m.t.
62 Farazijn Peter Bel Cof m.t.
63 Portal Nicolas Fra A2r m.t.
64 Grabsch Bert Ger Pho m.t.
65 Etxebarria Unai Ven Eus m.t.
66 Laurent Christophe Fra Rag m.t.
67 Noe' Andrea Ita Alb m.t.
68 Zandio Xabier Esp Ibb m.t.
69 Scholz Ronny Ger Gst m.t.
70 Astarloza Mikel Esp A2r m.t.
71 Wauters Marc Bel Rab m.t.
72 Verbrugghe Rik Bel Lot m.t.
73 Robin Jean-Cyril Fra Fdj m.t.
74 Tosatto Matteo Ita Fas m.t.
75 Osa Aitor Esp Ibb m.t.
76 Moerenhout Koos Ned Lot m.t.
77 Simoni Gilberto Ita Sae m.t.
78 Sastre Carlos Esp Csc m.t.
79 Wrolich Peter Aut Gst m.t.
80 Beneteau Walter Fra Blb m.t.
81 Hruska Jan Cze Lst m.t.
82 Merckx Axel Bel Lot m.t.
83 Voigt Jens Ger Csc m.t.
84 Nardello Daniele Ita Tmo m.t.
85 Basso Ivan Ita Csc m.t.
86 Sorensen Nicki Den Csc m.t.
87 Peron Andrea Ita Csc m.t.
88 Halgand Patrice Fra C.a m.t.
89 Bruseghin Marzio Ita Fas m.t.
90 Leipheimer Levi Usa Rab m.t.
91 Aldag Rolf Ger Tmo m.t.
92 Landaluze Inigo Esp Eus m.t.
93 Baranowski Dariusz Pol Lst m.t.
94 Botcharov Alexandre Rus C.a m.t.
95 Julich Bobby Usa Csc m.t.
96 Fofonov Dmitriy Kaz Cof m.t.
97 Karpets Vladimir Rus Ibb m.t.
98 Serrano Marcos Esp Lst m.t.
99 Etxebarria David Esp Eus m.t.
100 Martinez Egoi Esp Eus m.t.
101 Vansevenant Wim Bel Lot m.t.
102 Nozal Isidro Esp Lst m.t.
103 Dufaux Laurent Sui Qsd m.t.
104 Chavanel Sylvain Fra Blb 00' 19"
105 Gonzalez Galdeano Igor Esp Lst 00' 19"
106 Kroon Karsten Ned Rab m.t.
107 Lotz Marc Ned Rab m.t.
108 Dekker Erik Ned Rab m.t.
109 Pineau Jérôme Fra Blb m.t.
110 Rasmussen Mickael Den Rab m.t.
111 Eisel Bernhard Aut Fdj m.t.
112 Botero Santiago Col Tmo m.t.
113 Rubiera José Luis Esp Usp m.t.
114 Armstrong Lance Usa Usp m.t.
115 Mercado Juan Miguel Esp Qsd m.t.
116 Beltran Manuel Esp Usp m.t.
117 Padrnos Pavel Cze Usp m.t.
118 Azevedo José Por Usp m.t.
119 Fedrigo Pierrick Fra C.a m.t.
120 Noval Gonzalez Benjamin Esp Usp m.t.
121 Rinero Christophe Fra Rag m.t.
122 Hincapie George Usa Usp m.t.
123 Bouvard Gilles Fra Rag m.t.
124 Commesso Salvatore Ita Sae m.t.
125 Calzati Sylvain Fra Rag m.t.
126 Da Cruz Carlos Fra Fdj m.t.
127 Secchiari Francesco Ita Dve 00' 24"
128 Knaven Servais Ned Qsd 00' 26"
129 Guerini Giuseppe Ita Tmo 00' 29"
130 Moncoutie David Fra Cof m.t.
131 Landis Floyd Usa Usp m.t.
132 Garcia Acosta Vicente Esp Ibb 00' 32"
133 Flores Iker Esp Eus 00' 34"
134 Martin Ludovic Fra Rag m.t.
135 Bettini Paolo Ita Qsd m.t.
136 Flecha Juan Antonio Esp Fas 00' 38"
137 Bourquenoud Pierre Sui Rag m.t.
138 Simeoni Filippo Ita Dve m.t.
139 Edaleine Christophe Fra Cof m.t.
140 Peschel Uwe Ger Gst m.t.
141 Salmon Benoit Fra C.a m.t.
142 Scarponi Michele Ita Dve m.t.
143 Voeckler Thomas Fra Blb m.t.
144 Wilson Matthew Aus Fdj 00' 53"
145 Jalabert Nicolas Fra Pho 01' 05"
146 Perez Santiago Esp Pho 01' 09"
147 Joly Sébastien Fra C.a 02' 32"