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Vuelta a Espana Stage 5 Live Coverage
By Anita van Crey
Date: 9/8/2004
Vuelta a Espana Stage 5 Live Coverage

Hello and welcome to Stage 5 of the 2004 Vuelta a Espana. Today the riders face their first mountain challenge on the 186.5km course between Zaragoza and Morella. The climbs aren't monsters - a Cat 2 and a Cat 3 - but they come at the end of the stage, with the finish uphill. This should provide an opportunity for the mountain men and GC contenders to get their climb on and test out their rivals. The climbs likely won't be that selective, but we should see some fireworks at the end of the day. Should be fun!

Refresh this page (F5) to view the latest race information. Our commentary today by Locutus and Anita van Crey.

Well, the men who hit the deck yesterday are back out on the road today. That's a good sign. Both Hamilton (Phonak) and Cunego (Saeco) have been treated by the Vuelta race doctors, but the problems seem to be minor.

A fairly large group went away early in today's stage, but were brought back by the 30km mark. A group of about 18 men got away later. The peloton was chasing hard until Carlos Sastre (CSC) dropped out of the break. Now the men off the front have a lead of over three minutes on the peloton. The break includes (most notably) Antonio Cruz (US Postal - Berry Floor), who is the virtual Gold Jersey on the road right now.

Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) has also done well to make this break. If he can win the intermediate sprints, he can do some damage in his drive to regain the Blue and Yellow Jersey of the points leader.

There are some quality riders in this group. World Champion Igor Astarloa (Lampre) is there, as is Unai Osa (Illes Balears-Banesto), Bram Tankink (Quick Step), Nicolas Jalabert (Phonak), Stephane Berges (AG2r Prevoyance).

Botero and Hiekmann as well as Wesemann have quit the race. All T-Mobile, so it seems it's a virus wandering around the German team, causing them to give up. That is really a disaster for Vinokourov and Evans, who are both podium favorites. It is also a big problem for Erik Zabel, who is the points leader. They won't have anybody left to help them at this rate.

Yesterday one of their teammates, Alexandre Vinokourov, had his bike hit by a five kilo rock which was thrown into the bunch by an Englishman. The man got arrested and has been sent back home.

15.29 CET. The break now has a gap of 2.42. The break consists of 15 riders of 12 different teams: Francisco Cabello (Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme), Stéphane Berges (Ag2R Prevoyance), Alberto Lopez De Munain (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Unai Osa (Illes Balears-Banesto), Igor Astarloa and Manuel Quinziato (Lampre), David Fernandez (Paternina-Costa De Almeria), Nicolas Jalabert and Santos Gonzalez (Phonak Hearing Systems), Thorwald Veneberg (Rabobank), Jose Luis Rebollo (Relax-Bodysol), Brian Vandborg (Team CSC), Antonio Cruz (US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor), Bram Tankink (Quick.Step-Davitamon), Hebert Gutierrez (Cafes Baque), Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) and Giampaolo Caruso (Liberty Seguros).

Meanwhile in Belgium, the GP Rik van Steenbergen in Aartselaar is being conquered. There we see also a break, with 69 km to go. In the feedzone there, Relax-Bodysol rider James Vanlandschoot tumbled down and is taken to hospital with expected a broken collarbone. The break there has a gap of 3 and a half minutes.

Back to Spain again....The bunch and break is cruising a desolate landscape. At the first intermediate sprint, Stuart O'Grady crossed first and took maximum points.

15.37 CET. It still is over 78 km to the finish line. The course will be more hilly when the finish town of Morella is neared. The gap now is down to 2.19".

O'Grady started the day in 3rd in the points competition, only 4 points behind Zabel. After taking the 6 points at that intermediate sprint, he now leads the points competition once again.

The bunch has now reached the sprint as well. The gap is down to 2.01", with Saeco setting the pace.

In the front O'Grady is once more attacking - so far no one goes with him. Osa joins O'Grady now. O'Grady took the second intermediate sprint at Alcañiz as well, Fernandez second.

O'Grady is really building his lead in that points competition now. Meanwhile, poor Zabel has lost three teammates to illness. Tankink and Veneberg together with Jalabert join the duo in the lead. O'Grady is the best placed one of the five, with his 39th spot. Saeco works in the front of the bunch.

Saeco will like the chances of their men DiLuca and Cunego on today's finish... both have won similar races in the past.

While in Spain Saeco works to close the gap, in Belgium it is the Jong Vlaanderen team joining up in the front lines to work the peloton. Vanborg tried to close the gap on his own, but sees it does not work that way and gives in.

News on the doping front: Camenzind is fined 10.000 Swiss Francs (not Euros as we previously said) and is suspended two years after being positive right before the Olympics. Camenzind already quit cycling though. Camenzind has to pay the amount to the Swiss Olympic Committee.

16.04 CET. At the front of this race, it is O'Grady, Osa, Tankink, Veneberg, Jalabert. Osa is looking more tired than the rest. The bunch is closing in on the remains of the break, other than the five in the lead. The five are currently 54 seconds ahead of their former companions and 1.09 ahead of the bunch.

Valverde this morning said: "We have a strong team, we did show that all season. We as a second division team are as strong as any division 1 team and are showing that now in this Vuelta." The rumours of his upcoming transfer is in the Spanish papers every day.

O'Grady takes the third and final intermediate sprint of the day, at Valdeagorfa. He will still be happy with his work if he gets caught. He's built up an eight point lead in the points competition, and it will take a strong finish from Zabel to get that lead back today. Petacchi, well, he won't be getting any points at today's finish unless he sprouts wings....Valverde, on the other hand, is a strong candidate for the win today. This type of climb should suit him well.

At the GP Rik van Steenbergen there still are 24 km to ride, the gap remains the same there. In Belgium Yuri Methlushenko is puncturing...He gets a new wheel and heads back to the spot he was in before his mechanical defect.

Here we are again in Spain. The gap now is up to 2 minutes and 35 seconds again.

Some years ago it was Heras taking the stage, finishing in the same town as the finish line is drawn today. In the back of the pack Euskaltel is fixing backnumbers which sorta got lost on teammates' backs. Two men on their own trying to close the gap: Berges and Vandborg.

Kelme is joining Saeco in the lead of the peloton, to bring their big guns into the best possible position for the last climb. Kelme and Saeco both have a lot to gain, with riders who could win it.

16.20 CET. 51 km to go. The five now reached the final intermediate sprint of Valderrobres (we reported incorrectly above - there was still one to go). Gap is up to 2.10 to the three behind the five, and another 1.09 to the bunch. Berges solo now, CSC's Vandborg gave in.

In Belgium, with 34 km to go in the fourth last lap of 11 km, the gap is still over 2 minutes for the twelve men in the lead.

Back in Spain, here's where we stand: the leaders are O'Grady, Osa, Tankink, Veneberg and Jalabert. Chasing is Berges. O'Grady takes maximum points in the final intermediate sprint, so he now has a 14 point lead in the race for the Blue and Yellow Points Jersey (aka the Fishy Shirt - sponsored by the fishing association FROM).

Mario Kummer, Team chief of T-Mobile, said it looks like food poisoning is what caused three members of his team to quit the race today.

16.32 CET. With just over 44 km to go, the five reaches an unmentioned climb, new tartan on it. Osa in the group of five is having more and more difficulties staying with the four others.

In Poland, Allan Davis of Liberty Seguros won today's Tour of Poland stage, in a sprint with 25 riders.

One of the leaders today, Unai Osa, was 3rd in the 2001 Giro, so he definitely has the ability to ride well, but he doesn't seem to have his best form in this Vuelta.

16.46 CET. The riders have now reached the second last climb of the day, the second category Puerto de Torremiro. From the summit it will be 10 to go - a steep descent and then into the town of Morella and the final climb.

In Belgium's GP Rik van Steenbergen too, we have five men in the lead: Eeckhout, Boonen, Laguna, Löwik and Grabsch. Fofonov is trying to close the gap with 16 km to go.

In Spain, the team of Mancebo is showing up in the lead. The Illes Balears men are on the opposite side of the bunch from where Vinokourov finds himself. The Kazach is in the companionship of, amongst others, Maarten den Bakker of Rabobank. The gap of the five is down to 1.29". The quintet is losing terrain to the hunters.

Vino has to let the pack go. Vinokourov looks to have been affected by that same bug that struck down three of his teammates already today. What a bad day for T-Mobile!!

The five men in the break are working well together, taking turns in the wind and then pulling off. The gap is 1' 18" to the peloton.

The five in the lead are O'Grady, Osa, Tankink Veneberg and Jalabert. The peloton is still very big on this climb. Only Vino and a few others have been tailed off.

In Belgium, the riders are in the last lap. We will keep you up to date on who wins.

Team cars are flying by the little group that Vinokourov is in. This is sad!

The Belgian Cycling Union will announce on Thursday, 16 September who will defend their national colors in Verona at the Worlds.

Someone has a problem. Joaquim Lopez (Costa de Almeria) has a problem with his bike. Meanwhile, the gap to Vinokourov from the peloton is 40". The five in the lead continue to work well together. Saeco, though, seems to more or less have disturbed their plan to conquer the win amongst them.

At the back of the pack more T-Mobile riders are showing up. Seems the food poisoning has gotten the better of them as well.

In Belgium: the five in the lead, with three kms to go, defend a gap of 51 seconds.

17.05 CET. In Spain the five in the lead see the bunch closing in as well. The gap is down to 35 seconds, the road has really narrowed. The riders in the lead are on the run-in to the final climb.

In Belgium, Löwik attacks in the last 2 km, but Boonen closes the gap, the others in his wheel.

Osa and Jalabert have now gone on the attack! US Postal shows some men near the front of the peloton.

While in Belgium, it is Tom Boonen winning yet another race, the Gp Rik Steenbergen in Aartselaar, beating Eeckhout in the sprint. Grabsch finishes second, just ahead of Löwik. Laguna is fifth. Steels 6th, Hunt 7th, Smink 8th.

On the narrow road approaching Morello in Spain, Joachim is right near the front of the peloton! He's gritting his teeth, but he's still there! Liberty Seguros is turning up the pace now. Osa and Jalabert push on alone. Jalabert can just sit in Osa's wheel... he's not helping at all.

The Puerto de Torremiro (second cat.): it is a peloton of about 40 which will battle it out. Joachim, Landis and Cunego showing their colors in the front lines on this first "real" climb of this Vuelta. Landis is in 2nd wheel on this climb. He's looking good. And now Osa gets caught by the peloton.

Once over the top of this climb, the riders have about 8km downhill before the final steep little pitch (a Cat 3 climb) to the finish. The descent should see some regrouping. Martin Perdiguero is attacking (Phonak) and he has a Saeco rider on his wheel.

Landis is not far away. This is a fight for the mountain points. Now it's Danilo DiLuca who is on the front.

Riders keep attacking, trying to get a gap, to no avail. Piepoli attacks. Cunego joins him. Though more and more men are regrouping in the front.

Cioni is the next to attack. The peloton is strung out behind. You can bet these attacks are wreaking havoc on the back of the peloton. Saunier Duval's Piepoli is in his attacking day and tries again. So does Giro winner Damiano Cunego. The Fassa rider Cioni is a former monster of the mountain bike circuit. He can really climb.

Beloki, Heras, Garzelli, Jimenez still present. With 5 km to go in the climb, Joachim is suffering. Perdiguero and Hamilton as well in the leading group.

That's good news for Tyler Hamilton fans... the pace is fierce and riders are being shelled left and right, but Tyler is hanging in there. He's looking comfortable near the front of the group. Mancebo is another name in the front lines. Valverde of course does not miss this appointment to make his tv minutes.

Joachim is not a happy camper on this climb, he loses 40 seconds to the men in the lead. He is making faces like someone with his bits in a vice, but if he can limit the damage, he can catch the peloton on the descent.

A man from the Guardia Civil stood in the way of the riders for a sec, but not long enough to disturb them in their way to the summit.

Joachim did take a good look at Big Bugger Moreau and keeps on swinging his tongue out of his mouth to grasp some oxygen, or bugos espanoles for that matter.

Mancebo and Beloki are in the lead group. Good on Beloki! This is the first time he's seemed to have a good day since that infamous crash in the Tour in 2003.

Kelme, in their nice new outfits with nice blue and nice green, are setting a nice pace in the nice 26-man big nice leading group.

The Kelmes have some Saecos not far behind them.

Nozal is on the helping hand of Heras, working towards another Vuelta win. Joachim is most likely to lose his leader's jersey to Beltran, the next in row on GC. It seems that US Postales are liking the gold look of it... The climb seems to have flattened out a bit. The gap is 50" to Joachim. His group will have to bomb to catch the peloton. Carlos Sastre (CSC) is in the lead group.

Hamilton is riding comfortably behind his teammates, getting his own bit of TV time right now. He is climbing typical Hamilton-style, his head upright. T-Mobile has one man present in the first group as well. It seems to be Evans, escaping the bad food-odds. That's a change in Evans' luck, as he has seemed cursed for the past couple of years.

Garate winning the sprint on the summit.

Mancebo is taking up the opportunity to test his legs as well and sets the pace higher for a moment. So now the long descent before the finale. Mancebo tried to win the points on that climb... is he chasing the mountain jersey this Vuelta? The second group is 55 seconds behind...

Joachim takes his share of the work, the wind and the attention, not hiding behind others. Now onto a wide divided road. Kelme is still driving along here. Hamilton is near the front of the peloton.

16.28 CET. The arch of the last ten km. Landis and Beltran are in the lead group for US Postal. Kelme driving hard...diminishing the group to less than the original 30.

The points on the climb were taken by Garate ahead of Mancebo, Garcia Quesada, Jimenez, Beloki and Valverde.

The peloton (25 riders): Valverde, E. Jimenez, Garcia Quesada, Landis, Beltran, Heras, Igor Gonzalez, Nozal, Beloki, Perdiguero, Mancebo, Sastre, Cunego, Di Luca, Aitor, Luis Perez, Vasseur, Evans, Hamilton, Gomez, Garzelli.

6 km to go. The leaders are heading downhill fast.

Beltran still is present in the leading group, anticipating receiving the leader's jersey awaiting him. Beltran and Landis were both 24" back on GC today, and are best placed in this group. However, Evans was only 40" back, and Valverde was 47" back. So the Gold Jersey is in play here... Evans could take it with a victory, and Valverde could come close as well. Beltran and Landis have to just stay in the same time (and make sure Evans doesn't win) and they'll keep it.

4 km to go. The last real curve will be approached real soon. The last two km will be the steep climb.

Last two km. It looks like Oscar Sevilla (Phonak) may have missed out on this lead group. It is Saunier Duval's Rodriguez attacking. He gets a gap real fast. Cunego controls the group, Eladio Jimenez has to let the men in the lead go. This is an impressive surge!

Rodriguez is really flying! Aitor Gonzalez, on the look out for a new team, joins Rodriguez.

Isidro Nozal is trying to close the gap for Heras. The duo in the lead is parked. Menchov, recently signing for Rabobank, attacks. Final Kilometer.

Perdi attacks as well. But it is the young Russian rider not giving in. Piepoli trying to close in...But it is Menchov winning!!!!!

What a great attack by the Russian! Second Gonzalez, third Piepoli? Joachim and his group loses 56 seconds. Di Luca was in his group, as well as young Belgian Jurgen van Goolen. There were some fairly big gaps that opened up in that final section of road. We'll have to wait for the results to assess that damage.

Right past the finishline all is parking, creating a bit of a mess.

Menchov was at 57 seconds in the overall classification. Beltran will be the new leader.

Brief Results
1. Menchov
2. Aitor Gonzalez
3. Valverde
4. Piepoli
5. Sastre
6. Evans
7. Mancebo
8. Nozal
9. Beltran
10. Gomez

Menchov sure is looking happy on the podium. And Garate now takes over the KoM from Landis.

General Classification: Beltran 1st, Landis 2nd, Menchov 3rd, Valverde 4th, Evans 5th. Former leader Joachim now is sixth.

Thanks for joining us today.


1 Menchov, Denis Rus Ibb 5:07:44
2 Gonzalez, Aitor Esp Fas a 3
3 Valverde, Alejandro Esp Kel m.t.
4 Piepoli, Leonardo Ita Sdv m.t.
5 Sastre, Carlos Esp Csc m.t.
6 Evans, Cadel Aus Tmo a 9
7 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Ibb m.t.
8 Nozal, Isidro Esp Lst m.t.
9 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp m.t.
10 Gomez, Angel Esp Alm m.t.
11 Cunego, Damiano Ita Sae m.t.
12 Heras, Roberto Esp Lst m.t.
13 Beloki, Joseba Esp Sdv m.t.
14 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp m.t.
15 Perez, Santiago Esp Pho m.t.
16 Martin Perdiguero, M.a. Esp Sdv m.t.
17 Hamilton, Tyler Usa Pho m.t.
18 Cioni, Dario David Ita Fas m.t.
19 Perez, Luis Esp Cof m.t.
20 Garcia Quesada, Carlos Esp Kel m.t.
21 Gil, Koldo Esp Lst m.t.
22 Rodriguez, Joaquin Esp Sdv a 18
23 Garzelli, Stefano Ita Vin a 21
24 Arreitunandia, Peio Esp Baq a 35
25 Garate, Juan Manuel Esp Lam a 35
26 Jimenez, Eladio Esp Kel a 53
27 Horrillo, Pedro Esp Qsd a 56
28 Konecny, Tomas Cze Tmo a 56
29 Zabel, Erik Ger Tmo m.t.
30 Di Luca, Danilo Ita Sae m.t.
31 Scotto, Michele Ita Lam m.t.
32 Florencio, Xavier Esp Reb m.t.
33 Horrach, Joan Esp Ibb m.t.
34 Peña, Victor Hugo Col Usp m.t.
35 Schleck, Frank Lux Csc m.t.
36 Van Goolen, Jurgen Bel Qsd m.t.
37 Lara, Francisco José Esp Alm m.t.
38 Calvente, Manuel Esp Csc m.t.
39 Arrieta, José Luis Esp Ibb m.t.
40 Cañada, David Esp Sdv m.t.
41 Lastras, Pablo Esp Ibb m.t.
42 Cardenas, Felix Col Baq m.t.
43 Trentin, Guido Ita Cof m.t.
44 Cuesta, Iñigo Esp Cof m.t.
45 Chaurreau, Iñigo Esp A2r m.t.
46 Sevilla, Oscar Esp Pho m.t.
47 Möller, Klaus Den Als m.t.
48 Sanchez, Samuel Esp Eus m.t.
49 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp m.t.
50 Gutierrez , José Esp Pho m.t.
51 Pasamontes, Luis Esp Reb m.t.
52 Oriol, Christophe Fra A2r m.t.
53 Sgambelluri, Roberto Ita Vin m.t.
54 Serrano, Marcos Esp Lst m.t.
55 Laiseka, Roberto Esp Eus m.t.
56 Plaza, Rubén Esp Kel m.t.
57 Atienza, Daniel Esp Cof m.t.
58 Plaza, David Esp Baq m.t.
59 Blanco, David Esp Kel m.t.
60 Paolini, Luca Ita Qsd m.t.
61 Baranowski, Dariusz Pol Lst m.t.
62 Osa, Unai Esp Ibb m.t.
63 Jaksche, Jörg Ger Csc m.t.
64 Szymyd, Sylvester Pol Sae a 1:25
65 Garcia, Francisco Esp Baq a 2:07
66 Perez, Aitor Esp Baq a 2:14
67 Vasseur, Cedric Fra Cof a 2:54
68 Jufre, Josep Esp Reb m.t.
69 De Weert, Kevin Bel Rab m.t.
70 Miholjevic, Vladimir Cro Als a 3:03
71 Bayarri, Gonzalo Esp Pho a 3:03
72 Freire, Oscar Esp Rab a 3:04
73 Elias, José Miguel Esp Reb a 3:04
74 Zaballa, Constantino Esp Sdv a 4:07
75 Herrero, David Esp Alm a 4:07
76 Van Summeren, Johan Bel Reb a 4:15
77 Caruso, Giampaolo Ita Lst a 4:32
78 Luttenberger, Peter Aut Csc a 4:54
79 Bodrogi, Laszlo Hun Qsd a 6:00
80 Gusev, Vladimir Rus Csc m.t.
81 Laidoun, Julien Fra A2r m.t.
82 Cortinovis, Alessandro Ita Lam m.t.
83 Veneberg, Thorwald Ned Rab m.t.
84 Posthuma, Joost Ned Rab m.t.
85 Zubeldia, Haimar Esp Eus m.t.
86 Albizu, Joseba Esp Eus m.t.
87 Sacchi, Fabio Ita Fas m.t.
88 Sinkewitz, Patrick Ger Qsd m.t.
89 Mazzoleni, Eddy Ita Sae m.t.
90 Colom, Antonio Esp Ibb m.t.
91 Weening, Pieter Ned Rab m.t.
92 Sanchez, Julián Esp Fas m.t.
93 Pecharroman, J.Antonio Esp Qsd m.t.
94 Buenahora, Hernan Col Baq m.t.
95 Zampieri, Steve Sui Vin m.t.
96 Valjavec, Tadej Slo Pho m.t.
97 Isasi, Iñaki Esp Eus m.t.
98 Moreni, Cristian Ita Als m.t.
99 Jalabert, Nicolas Fra Pho a 6:06
100 Parra, Ivan Col Baq a 7:27
101 Burgos, Nacor Esp Reb a 7:44
102 Bertoletti, Simone Ita Lam a 9:09
103 Piccoli, Mariano Ita Lam m.t.
104 Ivanov, Ruslan Mda Als m.t.
105 Del Rio, Ion Esp Alm m.t.
106 Goubert, Stephane Fra A2r m.t.
107 Caucchioli, Pietro Ita Als m.t.
108 Gutierre, Heberth Col Baq m.t.
109 Astarloza, Mikel Esp A2r m.t.
110 Mutsaars, Ronald Ned Rab m.t.
111 Casero, Rafael Esp Sdv m.t.
112 Pascual Rodriguez, Javier Esp Kel m.t.
113 Martinez, Alberto Esp Reb m.t.
114 Grabsch, Bert Ger Pho m.t.
115 Calcagni, Patrick Sui Vin m.t.
116 Ferrio, Jorge Esp Alm m.t.
117 Tankink, Bram Ned Qsd m.t.
118 Cruz, Antonio Usa Usp m.t.
119 Hulsmans, Kevin Bel Qsd m.t.
120 Glez. Galdeano, Igor Esp Lst m.t.
121 Latasa, David Esp Kel m.t.
122 Mikhailov, Guennadi Rus Usp m.t.
123 Serrano, Ricardo Esp Baq a 12:26
124 Sabaliauskas, Marius Ltu Sae a 12:52
125 Barry ,Michael Can Usp a 13:18
126 Hruska, Jan Cze Lst a 13:18
127 Andrle, Rene Cze Lst a 13:19
128 Velo, Marco Ita Fas a 16:50
129 Trenti, Guido Usa Fasm.t.
130 Zanotti, Marco Ita Vinm.t.
131 Andriotto, Dario Ita Vinm.t.
132 Den Bakker, Maarten Ned Rabm.t.
133 Jeker, Fabian Sui Sdvm.t.
134 Gerosa, Mauro Ita Vinm.t.
135 Roesems, Bert Bel Rebm.t.
136 Petacchi, Alessandro Ita Fasm.t.
137 Ongarato, Alberto Ita Fasm.t.
138 Van Heeswijk, Max Ned Uspm.t.
139 Milesi, Marco Ita Vinm.t.
140 Fernandez, David Esp Almm.t.
141 Rebollo, Jose Luis Esp Rebm.t.
142 Quinziato, Manuel Ita Lamm.t.
143 Boven, Jan Ned Rabm.t.
144 Astarloa, Igor Esp Lamm.t.
145 Hunter, Robert Rsa Rabm.t.
146 Julia, José Esp Kelm.t.
147 Tonkov, Pavel Rus Vinm.t.
148 Cabello, Francisco Esp Kelm.t.
149 Torrent, Carlos Esp Almm.t.
150 Garrido, José Esp Qsdm.t.
151 Garcia Acosta, José Esp Ibbm.t.
152 Pradera, Mikel Esp Ibbm.t.
153 Hoj, Frank Den Cscm.t.
154 Silloniz, Aitor Esp Eusm.t.
155 Pütsep, Erki Est A2rm.t.
156 Fernandez, Bingen Esp Cofm.t.
157 O'Grady, Stuart Aus Cofm.t.
158 Gonzalez, Santos Esp Phom.t.
159 Gustov, Volodymir Ukr Fasm.t.
160 Flickinger, Andy Fra A2rm.t.
161 Dominguez, Juan Carlos Esp Sdvm.t.
162 Lopez De Munain, Alberto Esp Eusm.t.
163 Lopez, Joaquin Esp Almm.t.
164 Spezialetti, Alessandro Ita Saem.t.
165 Fornaciari, Paolo Ita Saem.t.
166 Bonomi, Giosue Ita Saem.t.
167 Berges, Stéphane Fra A2rm.t.
168 Furlan, Angelo Ita Alsm.t.
169 Inaudi, Nicolas Fra A2rm.t.
170 Hvastija, Martin Slo Alsm.t.
171 Rastelli, Ellis Ita Alsm.t.
172 Zabriskie, David Usa Uspm.t.
173 Coyot, Arnaud Fra Cofm.t.
174 Fuentes, Juan Esp Saem.t.
175 Bruun, Thomas Den Cscm.t.
176 Silloniz, Josu Esp Eusm.t.
177 Schreck, Stephan Ger Tmom.t.
178 Righi, Daniele Ita Lam a 17:06
179 Klier, Andreas Ger Tmo m.t.
180 Vinokourov, Alexandre Kaz Tmo m.t.
181 Artetxe, Mikel Esp Eus m.t.
182 Vandborg, Brian Den Csc a 20:25
183 White, Matthew Aus Cof a 24:48

Sunderland, Scott Aus Als
Botero, Santiago Col Tmo
Hiekmann, Torsten Ger Tmo
Wesemann, Steffan Ger Tmo

General Classification after Stage 5

1 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp 18:47:16
2 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp M.T.
3 Menchov, Denis Rus Ibb a 4
4 Valverde, Alejandro Esp Kel a 9
5 Evans, Cadel Aus Tmo a 16
6 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp a 23
7 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Ibb a 39
8 Garcia Quesada, Carlos Esp Kel a 47
9 Peña, Victor Hugo Col Usp a 47
10 Hamilton, Tyler Usa Pho a 50
11 Gonzalez, Aitor Esp Fas a 52
12 Perez, Santiago Esp Pho a 1:01
13 Sastre, Carlos Esp Csc a 1:07
14 Heras, Roberto Esp Lst a 1:13
15 Cioni, Dario David Ita Fas a 1:14
16 Nozal, Isidro Esp Lst a 1:17
17 Konecny, Tomas Cze Tmo a 1:18
18 Cunego, Damiano Ita Sae a 1:23
19 Gil, Koldo Esp Lst a 1:28
20 Plaza, Rubén Esp Kel a 1:34
21 Blanco, David Esp Kel a 1:34
22 Jimenez, Eladio Esp Kel a 1:42
23 Lastras, Pablo Esp Ibb a 1:43
24 Arrieta, José Luis Esp Ibb a 1:43
25 Horrach, Joan Esp Ibb a 1:43
26 Sevilla, Oscar Esp Pho a 1:48
27 Gutierrez , José Esp Pho a 1:48
28 Perez, Luis Esp Cof a 1:49
29 Martin Perdiguero, M.a. Esp Sdv a 1:50
30 Gomez, Angel Esp Alm a 1:50
31 Beloki, Joseba Esp Sdv a 1:50
32 Zabel, Erik Ger Tmo a 1:51
33 Rodriguez, Joaquin Esp Sdv a 1:59
34 Garzelli, Stefano Ita Vin a 2:09
35 Schleck, Frank Lux Csc a 2:11
36 Jaksche, Jörg Ger Csc a 2:11
37 Calvente, Manuel Esp Csc a 2:11
38 Garate, Juan Manuel Esp Lam a 2:12
39 Serrano, Marcos Esp Lst a 2:15
40 Arreitunandia, Peio Esp Baq a 2:20
41 Florencio, Xavier Esp Reb a 2:22
42 Pasamontes, Luis Esp Reb a 2:28
43 Chaurreau, Iñigo Esp A2r a 2:36
44 Trentin, Guido Ita Cof a 2:36
45 Oriol, Christophe Fra A2r a 2:36
46 Cañada, David Esp Sdv a 2:37
47 Cardenas, Felix Col Baq a 2:41
48 Di Luca, Danilo Ita Sae a 2:41
49 Plaza, David Esp Baq a 2:41
50 Möller, Klaus Den Als a 2:47
51 Lara, Francisco José Esp Alm a 2:48
52 Cuesta, Iñigo Esp Cof a 2:52
53 Horrillo, Pedro Esp Qsd a 2:55
54 Sgambelluri, Roberto Ita Vin a 2:59
55 Sanchez, Samuel Esp Eus a 3:14
56 Laiseka, Roberto Esp Eus a 3:14
57 Perez, Aitor Esp Baq a 3:59
58 Szymyd, Sylvester Pol Sae a 4:08
59 Scotto, Michele Ita Lam a 4:22
60 Jufre, Josep Esp Reb a 4:26
61 Freire, Oscar Esp Rab a 4:40
62 Van Goolen, Jurgen Bel Qsd a 4:46
63 Vasseur, Cedric Fra Cof a 4:50
64 Miholjevic, Vladimir Cro Als a 4:54
65 Paolini, Luca Ita Qsd a 5:19
66 Van Summeren, Johan Bel Reb a 5:47
67 Zaballa, Constantino Esp Sdv a 5:48
68 Caruso, Giampaolo Ita Lst a 5:51
69 Herrero, David Esp Alm a 5:59
70 Garcia, Francisco Esp Baq a 6:00
71 Baranowski, Dariusz Pol Lst a 6:07
72 Luttenberger, Peter Aut Csc a 6:09
73 Piepoli, Leonardo Ita Sdv a 7:06
74 Atienza, Daniel Esp Cof a 7:10
75 Cortinovis, Alessandro Ita Lam a 7:37
76 Sinkewitz, Patrick Ger Qsd a 8:04
77 Bodrogi, Laszlo Hun Qsd a 8:04
78 Weening, Pieter Ned Rab a 8:07
79 Isasi, Iñaki Esp Eus a 8:12
80 De Weert, Kevin Bel Rab a 8:16
81 Zubeldia, Haimar Esp Eus a 8:18
82 Valjavec, Tadej Slo Pho a 8:23
83 Gusev, Vladimir Rus Csc a 8:29
84 Osa, Unai Esp Ibb a 8:35
85 Colom, Antonio Esp Ibb a 8:39
86 Elias, José Miguel Esp Reb a 8:46
87 Sacchi, Fabio Ita Fas a 8:52
88 Parra, Ivan Col Baq a 9:12
89 Burgos, Nacor Esp Reb a 9:16
90 Pecharroman, J.Antonio Esp Qsd a 9:18
91 Mazzoleni, Eddy Ita Sae a 9:21
92 Sanchez, Julián Esp Fas a 9:24
93 Moreni, Cristian Ita Als a 9:28
94 Jalabert, Nicolas Fra Pho a 9:29
95 Cruz, Antonio Usa Usp a 9:50
96 Buenahora, Hernan Col Baq a 9:53
97 Latasa, David Esp Kel a 9:58
98 Bayarri, Gonzalo Esp Pho a 10:07
99 Grabsch, Bert Ger Pho a 10:17
100 Glez. Galdeano, Igor Esp Lst a 10:28
101 Laidoun, Julien Fra A2r a 10:29
102 Martinez, Alberto Esp Reb a 10:41
103 Astarloza, Mikel Esp A2r a 10:49
104 Zampieri, Steve Sui Vin a 10:58
105 Ferrio, Jorge Esp Alm a 11:01
106 Pascual Rodriguez, Javier Esp Kel a 11:01
107 Gutierre, Heberth Col Baq a 11:17
108 Calcagni, Patrick Sui Vin a 11:28
109 Posthuma, Joost Ned Rab a 11:38
110 Mutsaars, Ronald Ned Rab a 12:02
111 Caucchioli, Pietro Ita Als a 12:03
112 Del Rio, Ion Esp Alm a 12:17
113 Veneberg, Thorwald Ned Rab a 12:21
114 Goubert, Stephane Fra A2r a 12:41
115 Tankink, Bram Ned Qsd a 12:55
116 Barry ,Michael Can Usp a 13:09
117 Mikhailov, Guennadi Rus Usp a 14:13
118 Bertoletti, Simone Ita Lam a 14:15
119 Sabaliauskas, Marius Ltu Sae a 14:21
120 Ivanov, Ruslan Mda Als a 14:29
121 Albizu, Joseba Esp Eus a 14:44
122 Hulsmans, Kevin Bel Qsd a 14:57
123 Casero, Rafael Esp Sdv a 15:16
124 Piccoli, Mariano Ita Lam a 15:55
125 Van Heeswijk, Max Ned Usp a 16:35
126 Zabriskie, David Usa Usp a 16:41
127 Vinokourov, Alexandre Kaz Tmo a 17:13
128 Pradera, Mikel Esp Ibb a 17:37
129 Schreck, Stephan Ger Tmo a 17:39
130 Gonzalez, Santos Esp Pho a 17:42
131 O'Grady, Stuart Aus Cof a 17:45
132 Velo, Marco Ita Fas a 18:18
133 Hoj, Frank Den Csc a 18:21
134 Rebollo, Jose Luis Esp Reb a 18:22
135 Gustov, Volodymir Ukr Fas a 18:22
136 Cabello, Francisco Esp Kel a 18:23
137 Quinziato, Manuel Ita Lam a 18:27
138 Dominguez, Juan Carlos Esp Sdv a 18:31
139 Hruska, Jan Cze Lst a 18:34
140 Lopez, Joaquin Esp Alm a 18:42
141 Fernandez, David Esp Alm a 18:44
142 Artetxe, Mikel Esp Eus a 19:24
143 Furlan, Angelo Ita Als a 19:27
144 Hvastija, Martin Slo Als a 19:27
145 Pütsep, Erki Est A2r a 19:33
146 Inaudi, Nicolas Fra A2r a 19:33
147 Fernandez, Bingen Esp Cof a 19:38
148 Zanotti, Marco Ita Vin a 19:39
149 Gerosa, Mauro Ita Vin a 19:39
150 Hunter, Robert Rsa Rab a 19:43
151 Torrent, Carlos Esp Alm a 19:45
152 Serrano, Ricardo Esp Baq a 19:56
153 Den Bakker, Maarten Ned Rab a 20:00
154 Silloniz, Aitor Esp Eus a 20:09
155 Klier, Andreas Ger Tmo a 20:32
156 Tonkov, Pavel Rus Vin a 20:53
157 Fuentes, Juan Esp Sae a 20:57
158 Andriotto, Dario Ita Vin a 20:58
159 Ongarato, Alberto Ita Fas a 21:00
160 Petacchi, Alessandro Ita Fas a 21:04
161 Berges, Stéphane Fra A2r a 21:08
162 Andrle, Rene Cze Lst a 21:08
163 Lopez De Munain, Alberto Esp Eus a 21:16
164 Spezialetti, Alessandro Ita Sae a 21:19
165 Rastelli, Ellis Ita Als a 21:36
166 Righi, Daniele Ita Lam a 21:38
167 Trenti, Guido Usa Fas a 21:44
168 Milesi, Marco Ita Vin a 21:45
169 Roesems, Bert Bel Reb a 21:45
170 Garrido, José Esp Qsd a 21:49
171 Julia, José Esp Kel a 22:04
172 Garcia Acosta, José Esp Ibb a 22:29
173 Boven, Jan Ned Rab a 23:15
174 Astarloa, Igor Esp Lam a 23:17
175 Coyot, Arnaud Fra Cof a 23:20
176 Bonomi, Giosue Ita Sae a 23:24
177 Flickinger, Andy Fra A2r a 23:24
178 Fornaciari, Paolo Ita Sae a 24:11
179 Jeker, Fabian Sui Sdv a 25:06
180 Silloniz, Josu Esp Eus a 26:15
181 Bruun, Thomas Den Csc a 27:17
182 White, Matthew Aus Cof a 29:15
183 Vandborg, Brian Den Csc a 29:44

Points Classification after Stage 5

1 O'Grady, Stuart Aus Cof 60
2 Zabel, Erik Ger Tmo 52
3 Petacchi, Alessandro Ita Fas 50
4 Freire, Oscar Esp Rab 46
5 Valverde, Alejandro Esp Kel 43
6 Menchov, Denis Rus Ibb 41
7 Gonzalez, Aitor Esp Fas 28
8 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp 27
9 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp 25
10 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp 21
11 Evans, Cadel Aus Tmo 20
12 Horrillo, Pedro Esp Qsd 20
13 Barry ,Michael Can Usp 20
14 Bonomi, Giosue Ita Sae 20
15 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Ibb 19
16 Furlan, Angelo Ita Als 17
17 Peña, Victor Hugo Col Usp 16
18 Heras, Roberto Esp Lst 16
19 Van Heeswijk, Max Ned Usp 15
20 Piepoli, Leonardo Ita Sdv 14
21 Sastre, Carlos Esp Csc 12
22 Nozal, Isidro Esp Lst 12
23 Cunego, Damiano Ita Sae 12
24 Cruz, Antonio Usa Usp 12
25 Piccoli, Mariano Ita Lam 12

Mountains Classification after Stage 5

1 Garate, Juan Manuel Esp Lam
2 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Ibb
3 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp
4 Menchov, Denis Rus Ibb
5 Fernandez, David Esp Alm
6 Garcia Quesada, Carlos Esp Kel
7 Gonzalez, Aitor Esp Fas
8 Laidoun, Julien Fra A2r
9 Zabriskie, David Usa Usp
10 Valverde, Alejandro Esp Kel
11 Jimenez, Eladio Esp Kel
12 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp
13 Sastre, Carlos Esp Csc
14 Florencio, Xavier Esp Reb
15 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp
16 Piepoli, Leonardo Ita Sdv
17 Isasi, Iñaki Esp Eus

All Around Classification after Stage 5

1 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp 13
2 Menchov, Denis Rus Ibb 13
3 Valverde, Alejandro Esp Kel 19
4 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp 23
5 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Ibb 24
6 Gonzalez, Aitor Esp Fas 25
7 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp 30
8 Sastre, Carlos Esp Csc 47
9 Garcia Quesada, Carlos Esp Kel 57
10 Florencio, Xavier Esp Reb 95
11 Piepoli, Leonardo Ita Sdv 109
12 Isasi, Iñaki Esp Eus 124
13 Laidoun, Julien Fra A2r 154
14 Zabriskie, David Usa Usp 161
15 Fernandez, David Esp Alm 176

Teams Classification after Stage 5

1 US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor USP 56:22:35
2 T-Mobile Team TMO a 1:50
3 Comunidad Valenciana - Kelme KEL a 2:08
4 Illes Balears - Banesto IBB a 2:09
5 Phonak Hearing Systems PHO a 2:52
6 Liberty Seguros LST a 3:11
7 Saunier Duval - Prodir SDV a 4:37
8 Team CSC CSC a 4:42
9 Saeco SAE a 5:55
10 Cofidis, le credit par telephone COF a 5:59
11 Cafes Baque BAQ a 6:55
12 Quick Step - Davitamon QSD a 8:08
13 Relax-Bodysol REB a 8:35
14 Fassa Bortolo FAS a 9:03
15 Costa de Almeria - Paternina ALM a 9:50
16 Lampre LAM a 11:35
17 AG2R Prevoyance A2R a 12:05
18 Vini Caldirola -Nobili Rubinetterie VIN a 12:40
19 Euskaltel - Euskadi EUS a 13:59
20 Alessio - Bianchi ALS a 15:31
21 Rabobank RAB a 17:17

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