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Vuelta a Espana Stage 2 Live Coverage
By Podofdonny
Date: 9/5/2004
Vuelta a Espana Stage 2 Live Coverage

Good afternoon and welcome to this afternoon's live coverage - León – Burgos, 207.0 Kilometres.

Please refresh this page (F5) to view the latest information. Commentary by Anita van Crey and podofdonny.

The first time Burgos welcomed Vuelta a España was in 1966 when Nijdam was the winner, and since then riders like Lammertink, Dejonckheere, Masciarelli and Johan Bruyneel have all won in the city. A basically flat parcours and a stage where the sprinters will be wanting to keep the race together for a fast finish.

However, the teams will be aware of the winds of the Castilla y León and it might be an opportunity for the northern teams to try to split the peloton into echelons – so expect frantic action en route to the Flamme Rouge and early race nerves may see some crashes.

As Cofidis rider and Daily Peloton contributor Bingen Fernández confirms, the riders themselves will be looking forward to the start of real racing.

In transfer news, yet another change in the Trade Team 1/Protour is finalised. Santiago Botero switches from T-Mobile to Phonak. He will be joining Floyd Landis in the Swiss team.

15.13 CET. Joining the day's racing action, there are 113 km to go. The bunch takes its time and cruises the Spanish landscape between Léon and Burgos with a retardation of three quarters of an hour to the slowest time schedule. The riders are heading across an immense flat plain, as flat as a tortilla - to the left and right of this national N120 road, the fields and meadows are drying in the sol...

Next to this road the famous old sandpath to Santiago, the Compostela, still hosts a lot of footststeps of pilgrims.

The intermediate sprint of Moratinos after 72 kilometres was won by Rodriguez Oliver (Saunier Duval) ahead of Piccoli (Lampre) and Joachim from the US Postal team, who have definitely stamped their mark on this race so far.

It seems we have two escapees, one of them Quickstep's Bram Tankink. The other one would be Torres - no, it's Serrano.

So Ricardo Serrano of Cafes Baque and Bram "The Tank" Tankink (Quick Step-Davitamon) with the peloton at 6'20. They broke away just after the sprint at 76 kilometres and built a lead of a minute. 101 kilometres to go.

Tankink grabs his "Oppy" bag from the feed zone and the two riders continue their lonely trail across this endless plain.

Bram Tankink, very Dutch, never rode a Dutch team in his pro years so far. He recently signed for another two years in the Quickstep team. The "Tank" was manufactured in Haaksbergen, Nederlands, and was born in the same year as his fellow escapee Serrano - 1978.

Meanwhile the peloton seems to have reacted and is now one long colourful ribbon being led by Cofidis. The gap now is up to seven minutes.

The peloton could well split on this stretch and the leaders will be hoping to form echelons and maybe catch their rivals out. Yes, gaps are appearing in the peloton - this could be very dangerous for the inattentive. It sure is windy, which provides the best circumstances for echelons. The echelons form - the main peloton now has three echelons behind in the chase.

The orange boys of Euskaltel seems to have chosen the last and worst echelon. The peloton has shattered like a dropped mirror and the leading group is down to around 60 riders - it is now Banesto forcing the pace, doing the damage. The Illes Balears team seems to be one main contender stuck in an echelon way behind. CRASH!

Righi (Lampre) is down. And a Fassa rider. Righi gets a new bike and gets going. Both riders are ok - this is what happens - a little bit of panic sets chain reactions across the peloton.

The Fassaboy was Trenti. The US-Italo heads back to the back of one echelon-pack, he has a nice patch of road rash on his thigh.

Phonak is the next team to set the pace higher - Hamilton and Sevilla both near the front, driving hard. Alessandro Petacchi finds himself in the second echelon...

15.44 CET. The gap between the first and second group must be 15 seconds now - quite a substantial distance - as two Rabo riders, who know all about echelons, try to urge the chasers on. If the gap gets any bigger, the second group will finish a long way back.

79 kilometres to go for our two leaders. The Tank and Serrano have no idea of the damage the peloton is doing itself behind. But even in this desolate countryside there are many people siding the road, cheering on the lads on bikes. The second echelon comes back to the first.

Huge efforts being made across this windy flat plain for the echelons to get back to the main peloton, and gradually more riders manage to rejoin the safety of the leading peloton.

While the two "fuyards," Serrano and Tankink, now have a lead of around 3 minutes now. Petacchi and his accompaniados did make it back to the bigger bunch, hunting down in a slow way the duo in the lead.

Scott Sunderland of Alessio is doing yet another Grand Tour. Yes Anita, he is now 212 years old and is one of the last Aussies to be in the peloton who arrived with Captain Cook.

But he is one of the nicest men in the bunch, he enjoys his years on the bike and in his new, Italian breed team. When he makes it to the end of this three weeks, I bet his wife Sabine and their two kids will be there in Madrid to cheer on hubby and daddy proudly.

So peloton just about back together - Serrano and Tankink with about 3 minutes and Sunderland in no man's land, chasing the two leaders. Sunderland did take off, but now knows the bunch will get him and waits for them...

Meanwhile, panic over: The peloton relaxes a little and the domestiques go back to the team cars for drinks. The plain is still flat and featureless, and indeed, the peloton do catch Sunderland.

In other racing news, in Italy, Gianluca Bortolami has won the Giro di Romagna. In the sprint he beat Matteo Tossato and Fabian Wegmann in the 190.2 km course between Lugo and Lugo.

16.01 CET. The next sprint intermedio is coming up. 2'20 the gap to the two escapees, who are now crossing a very narrow, long bridge which may cause the peloton some problems.

Into Melgar de Fernamental - 138.4 kilometres covered and Tankink takes the intermediate sprint.

The peloton stream over the bridge, which crosses two rivers, without problem and blaze down the main street of Melgar de Fernamental.

Landis - the golden boy - at the front of the peloton now, looking very relaxed and chatting to a Banesto rider.

16.11 CET. 61 kilometres to go. Still Tankink and Serrano in the lead, Postal at the front of the peloton and David Canada (Saunier Duval) with a puncture in the rear. The plain still flat, the weather still warm (26), the sky still cloudy...

In Belgium, Allan Johanssen wins (while the peloton is still on its way in Spain) the GP Jef Scherens in Leuven.

Members of the San Luis Obispo Bike Club will be pleased to know that Guido Trenti is okay, apart from road rash and one less pair of shorts...

The peloton now all across the road, and a small correction: Max Van Heeswijk (he's quick) took the intermediate sprint at Moratinos so he could take the Golden jersey tonight.

The sky seems to be darkening and the weather forecast is rain in Burgos - so this might be another problem for the riders. If Floyd Landis were to win the Vuelta and keep the Golden jersey all the way through the race, he would not be the first. In 1994 Tony Rominger achieved this feat, leading from the start of the race at Valladolid to Madrid.

He was also the first rider to win the race three times in a row, and won 6 stages of the race. Quite a rider, Mr. Rominger; but for a certain Mr. Indurain, who knows what his palmares would have ended up like.

16.30 CET. So US Postal well in control at the front of the race - Landis in Gold, Heeswijk ready to pick up the mantle if things stay the same, as the gap to Tankink and Ricardo Serrano drops to 1'45".

Landis is moving his golden jersey up into the spotlights of the first ranks of the bunch. Saunier Duval riders now come to the front of the peloton too, so Postal and Saunier Duval lead the race as the peloton passes yet another castle.

Colom (Illes Balears Banesto) has a small mechanical check as Laidoun of AG2R attacks. Laidoun currently is 86th in the overall classification. The wind keeps on blowing off the side, causing problems for some riders.

16.45 CET. So Serrano and Tankink leading the race, Julien Laidoun trying to bridge the gap and those two riders wait for him. Laidoun keeps going, Tankink goes with him but Serrano decides to back to the peloton - and there are 36 kilometres to go. In between the attacking and defending stages of the today's race, we now are currently in the boring stage, with the bigger guns working toward a massive sprint.

Postal at the front - Landis in Amarillo, Zabriskie in the KoM jersey which is a sort of mucky purple colour - the cross wind seems to be picking up now...

The riders for a moment were accompanied by a solo man on a horse...Zorro on a mission?

42 seconds the gap for Laidoun and Tankink - the Frenchman is doing all of the work at the minute - but it seems an impossible task for the two leading riders.

Now Tankink picks up the pace, but the horseman Anita just mentioned just fell off and the horse tried to join the race!

Meanwhile with the ladies, Petra Rossner wins the world cup leg in Rotterdam - the Rotterdam Tour - ahead of Brodtka and Tanja Hennes.

17.00 CET. About 30 kilometres to go, still Postal at the front, Liberty Seguros also at the head of affairs. 22" the gap, the wind really picking up now, the crowds of families from the odd farmhouses along route cheering them on.

27 kilometres to go - the sprinters teams will be starting to think of tactics... Alessandro Petacchi, Angelo Furlan, Stuart O’Grady, Luca Paolini, Alejandro Valverde, Oscar Freire, Max Van Heeswijk and Erik Zabel will all be looking for glory.

17.09 CET. 25 kilometres to go. - the two leaders Tankink and Laidoun have around 20 seconds - the peloton all together - they will keep these two men dangling at the front for a few kilometres. But the peloton does finally sweep them up and T-Mobile move to the front.

23 kilometres to go - the sprinters teams start to prepare for the final sprint along the long straight road.

20 kilometres to go. Still the peloton compact, still Postal lead.

Now van Goolen attacks. Quickstep very active today.

No reaction from the peloton as the man from Leuven at least takes the intermediate sprint points.

17.20 CET. 15 km to go. Now Cofidis move to the front of the peloton. The sprinters' teams are awaiting the right moment to bring their main men into best position.

And now CV Kelme start to pull at the front of the peloton, which is just starting to string out a little. 12 kilometres to go.

The Fassa Bortolo boys starting to move up, CSC and Phonak too.

10 kilometres to go - Fassa finally take the lead. Now Galdeano for Liberty Seguros picks up the pace.

So Liberty at the front, Fassa just behind the peloton still all together. 8 km to go. The bunch passes under yet another big inflatable arch to mark yet another km point.

The sprint will be (when it comes to it) one for a big gear. Now Fassa restablish the natural order and start to put the hammer down for Mr. 53X11 - Petacchi. 7km to go. Fassa at the front; they wil lead the race now until Velo moves over for Petacchi - if things go to plan. 6 km to go.

All indications are it will come to a sprint. Round the slip road now, a few weaker riders starting to find the pace too high and drop off the back, while at the back of the pack, already some let go and will reach the finish line at their own pace. 5km to go - Inaudi tries to escape.

Well, AG2R are trying, but he is pulled back. 4 km to go.

Fassa, in a Giro re-run, lead the peloton - 8 or 9 riders from the silver team at the front. 3 km to go.

The silver white blue train works hard to get Petacchi in best possible position and Vini Caldirola start mixing it at the front. 2 km to go. Mad Max is hiding in the bunch.

Once again Fassa back to the front, Petacchi has three man left to make pace. The speed is incredible now, Fassa like a silver rocket. No, five Fassas left.

Zabel is there, Freire is there. 1 km to go. The peloton storms to the final finish line, Zabel on Petacchi's wheel.

Velo, Velo, Petacchi - it's Petacchi!

Trenti delivered Petacchi nicely. And it's the 18th win of the season for Petacchi.

Unofficial Transponder Results
1º 72 Alessandro Petacchi ITA FAS 5:02:05
'' 189 Erik Zabel ALE TMO mt.
'' 131 Oscar Freire ESP RAB mt.
'' 54 Stuart O'Grady AUS COF mt.
'' 124 Pedro Horrillo ESP QSD mt.
'' 156 Giosue Bonomi ITA SAE mt.
'' 197 Antonio Cruz USA USP mt.
'' 207 Marco Zanotti ITA VIN mt.
'' 28 Erki Putsep EST A2R mt.
'' 64 Iñaki Isasi ESP EUS mt.
'' 32 Angelo Furlan ITA ALS mt.
'' 96 Mariano Piccoli ITA LAM mt.
'' 102 David Fernandez ESP ALM mt.
'' 11 Alejandro Valverde ESP KEL mt.
'' 133 Kevin De Weert BEL RAB mt.
'' 125 Kevin Hulsmans BEL QSD mt.
'' 74 Guido Trenti USA FAS mt.
'' 169 Constantino Zaballa ESP SDV mt.
'' 95 Juan Manuel Garate ESP LAM mt.
'' 116 Jos‚ Gutierrez ESP PHO mt.
'' 151 Damiano Cunego ITA SAE mt.
'' 73 Dario David Cioni ITA FAS mt.
'' 186 Tomas Konecny CHE TMO mt.
'' 109 Carlos Torrent ESP ALM mt.
'' 63 Mikel Artetxe ESP EUS mt.
'' 2 Isidro Nozal ESP LST mt.

Serrano, the man who was in the break, crosses the finish line way later the bunch did. Petacchi on the podium with his bouquet and Spanish girls, and Mad Max van Heeswijk in gold, two ladies in red at his side on the winner's podium.

Thanks so much for reading and stay tuned for full official results.

Stage 2 Results

1 Petacchi Alessandro Ita Fas 5:02:05
2 Zabel Erik Ger Tmo m.t.
3 Freire, Oscar Esp Rab m.t.
4 O'Grady, Stuart Aus Cof m.t.
5 Horrillo, Pedro Esp Qsd m.t.
6 Bonomi, Giosue Ita Sae m.t.
7 Cruz, Antonio Usa Usp m.t.
8 Zanotti, Marco Ita Vin m.t.
9 Pütsep, Erki Est A2r m.t.
10 Isasi, Iñaki Esp Eus m.t.
11 Furlan, Angelo Ita Als m.t.
12 Piccoli, Mariano Ita Lam m.t.
13 Fernandez, David Esp Alm m.t.
14 Valverde, Alejandro Esp Kel m.t.
15 De Weert, Kevin Bel Rab m.t.
16 Hulsmans, Kevin Bel Qsd m.t.
17 Trenti, Guido Usa Fas m.t.
18 Zaballa, Constantino Esp Sdv m.t.
19 Garate, Juan Manuel Esp Lam m.t.
20 Gutierrez , José Esp Pho m.t.
21 Cunego, Damiano Ita Sae m.t.
22 Cioni, Dario David Ita Fas m.t.
23 Konecny, Tomas Cze Tmo m.t.
24 Torrent, Carlos Esp Alm m.t.
25 Artetxe, Mikel Esp Eus m.t.
26 Nozal, Isidro Esp Lst m.t.
27 Martinez, Alberto Esp Reb m.t.
28 Hamilton, Tyler Usa Pho m.t.
29 Pascual Rodriguez, Javier Esp Kel m.t.
30 Astarloza, Mikel Esp A2r m.t.
31 Hunter, Robert Rsa Rab m.t.
32 Sabaliauskas, Marius Ltu Sae m.t.
33 Hoj, Frank Den Csc m.t.
34 Gonzalez, Aitor Esp Fas m.t.
35 Sevilla, Oscar Esp Pho m.t.
36 Heras, Roberto Esp Lst m.t.
37 Veneberg, Thorwald Ned Rab m.t.
38 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp m.t.
39 Jaksche, Jörg Ger Csc m.t.
40 Coyot, Arnaud Fra Cof m.t.
41 Garcia Quesada, Carlos Esp Kel m.t.
42 Pasamontes, Luis Esp Reb m.t.
43 Möller, Klaus Den Als m.t.
44 Lastras, Pablo Esp Ibb m.t.
45 Barry ,Michael Can Usp m.t.
46 Dominguez, Juan Carlos Esp Sdv m.t.
47 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp m.t.
48 Garzelli, Stefano Ita Vin m.t.
49 Caruso, Giampaolo Ita Lst m.t.
50 Astarloa, Igor Esp Lam m.t.
51 Ferrio, Jorge Esp Alm m.t.
52 Trentin, Guido Ita Cof m.t.
53 Jufre, Josep Esp Reb m.t.
54 Botero, Santiago Col Tmo m.t.
55 Klier, Andreas Ger Tmo m.t.
56 Sastre, Carlos Esp Csc m.t.
57 Burgos, Nacor Esp Reb m.t.
58 Martin Perdiguero, M.a. Esp Sdv m.t.
59 Moreni, Cristian Ita Als m.t.
60 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp m.t.
61 Elias, José Miguel Esp Reb m.t.
62 Bruun, Thomas Den Csc m.t.
63 Gonzalez, Santos Esp Pho m.t.
64 Grabsch, Bert Ger Pho m.t.
65 Quinziato, Manuel Ita Lam m.t.
6 Bayarri, Gonzalo Esp Pho m.t.
67 Rebollo, Jose Luis Esp Reb m.t.
68 Sinkewitz, Patrick Ger Qsd m.t.
69 Fernandez, Bingen Esp Cof m.t.
70 Schleck, Frank Lux Csc m.t.
71 Menchov, Denis Rus Ibb m.t.
72 Vinokourov, Alexandre Kaz Tmo m.t.
73 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Ibb m.t.
74 Arreitunandia, Peio Esp Baq m.t.
75 Pradera, Mikel Esp Ibb m.t.
76 Julia, José Esp Kel m.t.
77 Van Heeswijk, Max Ned Usp m.t.
78 Rodriguez, Joaquin Esp Sdv m.t.
79 Blanco, David Esp Kel m.t.
80 Sgambelluri, Roberto Ita Vin m.t.
81 Di Luca, Danilo Ita Sae m.t.
82 Chaurreau, Iñigo Esp A2r m.t.
83 Serrano, Marcos Esp Lst m.t.
84 Evans, Cadel Aus Tmo m.t.
85 Den Bakker, Maarten Ned Rab m.t.
86 Baranowski, Dariusz Pol Lst m.t.
87 Perez, Aitor Esp Baq m.t.
88 Luttenberger, Peter Aut Csc m.t.
89 Wesemann, Steffan Ger Tmo m.t.
90 Posthuma, Joost Ned Rab m.t.
91 Calcagni, Patrick Sui Vin m.t.
92 Calvente, Manuel Esp Csc m.t.
93 Boven, Jan Ned Rab m.t.
94 Cardenas, Felix Col Baq m.t.
95 Cañada, David Esp Sdv m.t.
96 Arrieta, José Luis Esp Ibb m.t.
97 Plaza, Rubén Esp Kel m.t.
98 Jalabert, Nicolas Fra Pho m.t.
99 Miholjevic, Vladimir Cro Als m.t.
100 Gomez, Angel Esp Alm m.t.
101 Perez, Luis Esp Cof m.t.
102 Cortinovis, Alessandro Ita Lam m.t.
103 Florencio, Xavier Esp Reb m.t.
104 Zubeldia, Haimar Esp Eus m.t.
105 Hvastija, Martin Slo Als m.t.
106 Sanchez, Samuel Esp Eus m.t.
107 Lara, Francisco José Esp Alm m.t.
108 Andrle, Rene Cze Lst m.t.
109 Hiekmann, Torsten Ger Tmo m.t.
110 Herrero, David Esp Alm m.t.
111 Laiseka, Roberto Esp Eus m.t.
112 White, Matthew Aus Cof m.t.
113 Beloki, Joseba Esp Sdv m.t.
114 Parra, Ivan Col Baq m.t.
115 Plaza, David Esp Baq m.t.
116 Gerosa, Mauro Ita Vin m.t.
117 Perez, Santiago Esp Pho m.t.
118 Atienza, Daniel Esp Cof m.t.
119 Silloniz, Aitor Esp Eus m.t.
120 Valjavec, Tadej Slo Pho m.t.
121 Casero, Rafael Esp Sdv m.t.
122 Cabello, Francisco Esp Kel m.t.
123 Inaudi, Nicolas Fra A2r m.t.
124 Peña, Victor Hugo Col Usp m.t.
125 Oriol, Christophe Fra A2r m.t.
126 Hruska, Jan Cze Lst m.t.
127 Mikhailov, Guennadi Rus Usp m.t.
128 Fornaciari, Paolo Ita Sae m.t.
129 Gustov, Volodymir Ukr Fas m.t.
130 Mutsaars, Ronald Ned Rab m.t.
131 Bodrogi, Laszlo Hun Qsd m.t.
132 Latasa, David Esp Kel m.t.
133 Jimenez, Eladio Esp Kel m.t.
134 Gutierre, Heberth Col Baq m.t.
135 Velo, Marco Ita Fas m.t.
136 Gil, Koldo Esp Lst m.t.
137 Glez. Galdeano, Igor Esp Lst m.t.
138 Cuesta, Iñigo Esp Cof m.t.
139 Lopez, Joaquin Esp Alm m.t.
140 Van Summeren, Johan Bel Reb m.t.
141 Schreck, Stephan Ger Tmo m.t.
142 Weening, Pieter Ned Rab m.t.
143 Caucchioli, Pietro Ita Als m.t.
144 Horrach, Joan Esp Ibb m.t.
145 Vasseur, Cedric Fra Cof m.t.
146 Zabriskie, David Usa Usp m.t.
147 Garcia Acosta, José Esp Ibb m.t.
148 Spezialetti, Alessandro Ita Sae a 27
149 Sacchi, Fabio Ita Fas a 33
150 Milesi, Marco Ita Vin a 47
151 Andriotto, Dario Ita Vin a 47
152 Ongarato, Alberto Ita Fas a 1:08
153 Pecharroman, J.Antonio Esp Qsd a 1:14
154 Szymyd, Sylvester Pol Sae m.t.
155 Gusev, Vladimir Rus Csc m.t.
156 Tonkov, Pavel Rus Vin m.t.
157 Del Rio, Ion Esp Alm a 1:16
158 Silloniz, Josu Esp Eus a 1:30
159 Scotto, Michele Ita Lam a 1:33
160 Bertoletti, Simone Ita Lam a 1:33
161 Buenahora, Hernan Col Baq a 1:52
162 Ivanov, Ruslan Mda Als m.t.
163 Colom, Antonio Esp Ibb m.t.
164 Garcia, Francisco Esp Baq m.t.
165 Roesems, Bert Bel Reb m.t.
166 Van Goolen, Jurgen Bel Qsd m.t.
167 Berges, Stéphane Fra A2r m.t.
168 Laidoun, Julien Fra A2r m.t.
169 Flickinger, Andy Fra A2r m.t.
170 Tankink, Bram Ned Qsd m.t.
171 Goubert, Stephane Fra A2r m.t.
172 Garrido, José Esp Qsd m.t.
173 Osa, Unai Esp Ibb m.t.
174 Lopez De Munain, Alberto Esp Eus m.t.
175 Sanchez, Julián Esp Fas m.t.
176 Zampieri, Steve Sui Vin m.t.
177 Mazzoleni, Eddy Ita Sae m.t.
178 Paolini, Luca Ita Qsd m.t.
179 Vandborg, Brian Den Csc m.t.
180 Fuentes, Juan Esp Sae m.t.
181 Rastelli, Ellis Ita Als m.t.
182 Albizu, Joseba Esp Eus m.t.
183 Piepoli, Leonardo Ita Sdv m.t.
184 Jeker, Fabian Sui Sdv m.t.
185 Sunderland, Scott Aus Als m.t.
186 Righi, Daniele Ita Lam m.t.
187 Serrano, Ricardo Esp Baq a 5:33

General Classification after Stage 2

1 Van Heeswijk, Max Ned Usp 5:32:44
2 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp a 2
3 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp a 6
4 Barry, Michael Can Usp a 6
5 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp a 6
6 Peña, Victor Hugo Col Usp a 6
7 Zabriskie, David Usa Usp a 6
8 Zabel, Erik Ger Tmo a 25
9 Konecny, Tomas Cze Tmo a 37
10 Botero, Santiago Col Tmo a 37
11 Vinokourov, Alexandre Kaz Tmo a 37
12 Evans, Cadel Aus Tmo a 37
13 Hiekmann, Torsten Ger Tmo a 37
14 Wesemann, Steffan Ger Tmo a 48
15 Schreck, Stephan Ger Tmo a 48
16 Cruz, Antonio Usa Usp a 56
17 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Ibb a 1:00
18 Lastras, Pablo Esp Ibb a 1:02
19 Menchov, Denis Rus Ibb a 1:02
20 Pradera, Mikel Esp Ibb a 1:02
21 Arrieta, José Luis Esp Ibb a 1:02
22 Horrach, Joan Esp Ibb a 1:02
23 Valverde, Alejandro Esp Kel a 1:04
24 Pascual Rodriguez, Javier Esp Kel a 1:04
25 Garcia Quesada, Carlos Esp Kel a 1:04
26 Blanco, David Esp Kel a 1:04
27 Plaza, Rubén Esp Kel a 1:04
28 Cabello, Francisco Esp Kel a 1:04
29 Jimenez, Eladio Esp Kel a 1:04
30 Latasa, David Esp Kel a 1:04
31 Gutierrez , José Esp Pho a 1:07
32 Hamilton, Tyler Usa Pho a 1:07
33 Sevilla, Oscar Esp Pho a 1:07
34 Gonzalez, Santos Esp Pho a 1:07
35 Grabsch, Bert Ger Pho a 1:07
36 Jalabert, Nicolas Fra Pho a 1:07
37 Perez, Santiago Esp Pho a 1:07
38 Klier, Andreas Ger Tmo a 1:08
39 Hoj, Frank Den Csc a 1:30
40 Jaksche, Jörg Ger Csc a 1:30
41 Sastre, Carlos Esp Csc a 1:30
42 Schleck, Frank Lux Csc a 1:30
43 Luttenberger, Peter Aut Csc a 1:30
44 Calvente, Manuel Esp Csc a 1:30
45 Cioni, Dario David Ita Fas a 1:31
46 Gonzalez, Aitor Esp Fas a 1:31
47 Gustov, Volodymir Ukr Fas a 1:31
48 Velo, Marco Ita Fas a 1:31
49 Nozal, Isidro Esp Lst a 1:34
50 Heras, Roberto Esp Lst a 1:34
51 Caruso, Giampaolo Ita Lst a 1:34
52 Serrano, Marcos Esp Lst a 1:34
53 Gil, Koldo Esp Lst a 1:34
54 Glez. Galdeano, Igor Esp Lst a 1:34
55 Cunego, Damiano Ita Sae a 1:44
56 Sabaliauskas, Marius Ltu Sae a 1:44
57 Di Luca, Danilo Ita Sae a 1:44
58 Martinez, Alberto Esp Reb a 1:47
59 Pasamontes, Luis Esp Reb a 1:47
60 Jufre, Josep Esp Reb a 1:47
61 Burgos, Nacor Esp Reb a 1:47
62 Rebollo, Jose Luis Esp Reb a 1:47
63 Florencio, Xavier Esp Reb a 1:47
64 Van Summeren, Johan Bel Reb a 1:47
65 Garate, Juan Manuel Esp Lam a 1:52
66 Quinziato, Manuel Ita Lam a 1:52
67 Cortinovis, Alessandro Ita Lam a 1:52
68 Pütsep, Erki Est A2r a 1:55
69 Astarloza, Mikel Esp A2r a 1:55
70 Chaurreau, Iñigo Esp A2r a 1:55
71 Inaudi, Nicolas Fra A2r a 1:55
72 Oriol, Christophe Fra A2r a 1:55
73 O'grady, Stuart Aus Cof a 1:55
74 Trentin, Guido Ita Cof a 1:55
75 Perez, Luis Esp Cof a 1:55
76 Cuesta, Iñigo Esp Cof a 1:55
77 Vasseur, Cedric Fra Cof a 1:55
78 Zaballa, Constantino Esp Sdv a 1:56
79 Dominguez, Juan Carlos Esp Sdv a 1:56
80 Martin Perdiguero, M.a. Esp Sdv a 1:56
81 Rodriguez, Joaquin Esp Sdv a 1:56
82 Cañada, David Esp Sdv a 1:56
83 Beloki, Joseba Esp Sdv a 1:56
84 Arreitunandia, Peio Esp Baq a 2:00
85 Perez, Aitor Esp Baq a 2:00
86 Cardenas, Felix Col Baq a 2:00
87 Parra, Ivan Col Baq a 2:00
88 Plaza, David Esp Baq a 2:00
89 Gutierre, Heberth Col Baq a 2:00
90 Sacchi, Fabio Ita Fas a 2:04
91 Furlan, Angelo Ita Als a 2:06
92 Möller, Klaus Den Als a 2:06
93 Moreni, Cristian Ita Als a 2:06
94 Miholjevic, Vladimir Cro Als a 2:06
95 Hvastija, Martin Slo Als a 2:06
96 Caucchioli, Pietro Ita Als a 2:06
97 Fernandez, David Esp Alm a 2:07
98 Torrent, Carlos Esp Alm a 2:07
99 Ferrio, Jorge Esp Alm a 2:07
100 Gomez, Angel Esp Alm a 2:07
101 Lara, Francisco José Esp Alm a 2:07
102 Herrero, David Esp Alm a 2:07
103 Lopez, Joaquin Esp Alm a 2:07
104 White, Matthew Aus Cof a 2:09
105 Spezialetti, Alessandro Ita Sae a 2:11
106 Freire, Oscar Esp Rab a 2:14
107 Zanotti, Marco Ita Vin a 2:18
108 Garzelli, Stefano Ita Vin a 2:18
109 Sgambelluri, Roberto Ita Vin a 2:18
110 Calcagni, Patrick Sui Vin a 2:18
111 Gerosa, Mauro Ita Vin a 2:18
112 Horrillo, Pedro Esp Qsd a 2:19
113 Hulsmans, Kevin Bel Qsd a 2:19
114 Sinkewitz, Patrick Ger Qsd a 2:19
115 Bodrogi, Laszlo Hun Qsd a 2:19
116 Valjavec, Tadej Slo Pho a 2:22
117 Hunter, Robert Rsa Rab a 2:22
118 Den Bakker, Maarten Ned Rab a 2:22
119 Mutsaars, Ronald Ned Rab a 2:22
120 Weening, Pieter Ned Rab a 2:22
121 Isasi, Iñaki Esp Eus a 2:33
122 Artetxe, Mikel Esp Eus a 2:33
123 Zubeldia, Haimar Esp Eus a 2:33
124 Sanchez, Samuel Esp Eus a 2:33
125 Laiseka, Roberto Esp Eus a 2:33
126 Silloniz, Aitor Esp Eus a 2:33
127 Ongarato, Alberto Ita Fas a 2:39
128 Gusev, Vladimir Rus Csc a 2:44
129 Fernandez, Bingen Esp Cof a 2:47
130 Colom, Antonio Esp Ibb a 2:54
131 Szymyd, Sylvester Pol Sae a 2:58
132 Andriotto, Dario Ita Vin a 3:20
133 Garcia Acosta, José Esp Ibb a 3:21
134 Sanchez, Julián Esp Fas a 3:23
135 Del Rio, Ion Esp Alm a 3:23
136 Scotto, Michele Ita Lam a 3:25
137 Tonkov, Pavel Rus Vin a 3:32
138 Milesi, Marco Ita Vin a 3:33
139 Pecharroman, J.Antonio Esp Qsd a 3:33
140 Mazzoleni, Eddy Ita Sae a 3:36
141 Fuentes, Juan Esp Sae a 3:36
142 Righi, Daniele Ita Lam a 3:44
143 Berges, Stéphane Fra A2r a 3:47
144 Goubert, Stephane Fra A2r a 3:47
145 Laidoun, Julien Fra A2r a 3:47
146 Flickinger, Andy Fra A2r a 3:47
147 Buenahora, Hernan Col Baq a 3:52
148 Garcia, Francisco Esp Baq a 3:52
149 Ivanov, Ruslan Mda Als a 3:58
150 Rastelli, Ellis Ita Als a 3:58
151 Tankink, Bram Ned Qsd a 4:05
152 Van Goolen, Jurgen Bel Qsd a 4:05
153 Zampieri, Steve Sui Vin a 4:10
154 Garrido, José Esp Qsd a 4:11
155 Paolini, Luca Ita Qsd a 4:11
156 Bertoletti, Simone Ita Lam a 4:18
157 Roesems, Bert Bel Reb a 4:24
158 Lopez De Munain, Alberto Esp Eus a 4:25
159 Petacchi, Alessandro Ita Fas a 4:33
160 Sunderland, Scott Aus Als a 4:33
161 Trenti, Guido Usa Fas a 4:53
162 Piepoli, Leonardo Ita Sdv a 5:12
163 Julia, José Esp Kel a 5:13
164 Mikhailov, Guennadi Rus Usp a 5:19
165 Baranowski, Dariusz Pol Lst a 5:26
166 Andrle, Rene Cze Lst a 5:31
167 Hruska, Jan Cze Lst a 5:31
168 Casero, Rafael Esp Sdv a 5:36
169 De Weert, Kevin Bel Rab a 5:37
170 Veneberg, Thorwald Ned Rab a 5:37
171 Posthuma, Joost Ned Rab a 5:37
172 Boven, Jan Ned Rab a 5:37
173 Elias, José Miguel Esp Reb a 5:57
174 Astarloa, Igor Esp Lam a 6:26
175 Coyot, Arnaud Fra Cof a 6:29
176 Atienza, Daniel Esp Cof a 6:29
177 Bayarri, Gonzalo Esp Pho a 6:33
178 Bonomi, Giosue Ita Sae a 6:33
179 Fornaciari, Paolo Ita Sae a 6:33
180 Piccoli, Mariano Ita Lam a 6:45
181 Bruun, Thomas Den Csc a 7:04
182 Osa, Unai Esp Ibb a 7:10
183 Jeker, Fabian Sui Sdv a 7:28
184 Serrano, Ricardo Esp Baq a 7:29
185 Silloniz, Josu Esp Eus a 8:37
186 Vandborg, Brian Den Csc a 8:56
187 Albizu, Joseba Esp Eus a 8:59

Points after Stage 2

1 Zabel, Erik Ger Tmo 28
2 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp 25
3 Petacchi, Alessandro Ita Fas 25
4 Barry, Michael Can Usp 20
5 Peña, Victor Hugo Col Usp 16
6 Freire, Oscar Esp Rab 16
7 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp 14
8 O'Grady, Stuart Aus Cof 14
9 Van Heeswijk, Max Ned Usp 13
10 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp 12
11 Zabriskie, David Usa Usp 12
12 Horrillo, Pedro Esp Qsd 12
13 Bonomi, Giosue Ita Sae 10
14 Cruz, Antonio Usa Usp 9
15 Zanotti, Marco Ita Vin 8
16 Piccoli, Mariano Ita Lam 8
17 Vinokourov, Alexandre Kaz Tmo 7
18 Pütsep, Erki Est A2r 7
19 Konecny, Tomas Cze Tmo 6
20 Isasi, Iñaki Esp Eus 6
21 Botero, Santiago Col Tmo 5
22 Furlan, Angelo Ita Als 5
23 Tankink, Bram Ned Qsd 4
24 Van Goolen, Jurgen Bel Qsd 4
25 Evans, Cadel Aus Tmo 4

Mountains after Stage 2

1 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp 6
2 Zabriskie, David Usa Usp 4
3 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp 2
4 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp 1

All Around after Stage 2

1 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp 6
2 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp 15
3 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp 16
4 Zabriskie, David Usa Usp 20

Teams after Stage 2

1 US Postal Service USP 16:38:30
2 T-Mobile Team TMO a 1:33
3 Illes Balears - Banesto IBB a 2:48
4 Comunidad Valenciana - Kelme KEL a 2:54
5 Phonak Hearing Systems PHO a 3:03
6 Team CSC CSC a 4:12
7 Fassa Bortolo FAS a 4:15
8 Liberty Seguros LST a 4:24
9 Saeco SAE a 4:54
10 Relax-Bodysol REB a 5:03
11 Lampre LAM a 5:18
12 Cofidis, le credit par telephone COF a 5:27
13 AG2R Prevoyance A2R a 5:27
14 Saunier Duval - Prodir SDV a 5:30
15 Cafes Baque BAQ a 5:42
16 Alessio - Bianchi ALS a 6:00
17 Costa de Almeria - Paternina ALM a 6:03
18 Vini Caldirola -Nobili Rubinetterie VIN a 6:36
19 Quick Step - Davitamon QSD a 6:39
20 Rabobank RAB a 6:48
21 Euskaltel - Euskadi EUS a 7:21

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