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Vuelta a Espana Stage 11 Live Coverage
 
By Locutus
Date: 9/14/2004
Vuelta a Espana Stage 11 Live Coverage
 

Welcome to live coverage of Stage 11 of the Vuelta a Espana!

Today the riders face 165.8km of rolling terrain that should see either a break or the sprinters (or perhaps a break of sprinters again) take the day.

Please refresh this page (F5) to view the latest information. Our commentary today by Jan Janssens and Locutus.

So American David Zabriskie has attacked on his own and has a huge gap of over 16' on the field. There is still over 100km to go, but the US Postal rider is looking good on his big break.

Perhaps Zabriskie is frightened of vampires... the UCI visited the Vuelta this morning and tested riders from US Postal, Fassa Bortolo, Illes Balears-Banesto, and Liberty Seguros.

Early in the stage, Valverde (Comunidad Valenciana - Kelme) went down and got rather banged up. He's back on his bike and riding, but it seems the race doctors have given him analgesics.

The person who writes the weather reports in English for the riders (see Bingen Fernandez's diaries) also seems to have something to do with the official website of the Vuelta, where it says that Valverde "has suffered traumatism all over his body." I think that means he's a bit scuffed up, but sounds much worse. Valverde has been riding near the back of the pack and making pained expressions. He really seems to be struggling to ride through this.

Nearing the 2nd intermediate sprint of the day, Zabriskie's lead is almost twenty minutes! Fassa Bortolo now starts to take up the chase, along with Cofidis, Illes Balears, and Liberty Seguros.

Valverde is near the back, surrounded by his mates. They are nursing him along.

15.33 CET. 84 kms to go. It's a sunny day and according to the Spaniards there's little or no wind....

Zabriskie's gap has started to come down a bit with the peloton finally deciding to chase. It's about 18' now. Zabriskie's gap is by far the biggest allowed any escape so far in this Vuelta. In the pack, Gold Jersey wearer Landis gets a free ride because his mate is up the road.

Yeah, Valverde is looking very bad, guys...he's been dropped from the peloton a few times already, but his teammates brought him back each time. He's had to put on a new shirt, because his other one was totally torn...

Zabel has taken the 2nd place behind Zabriskie at the 1st intermediate sprint...so he's now 2 points behind O'Grady.

The peloton has been kind to Valverde, which shows in the enormous lead Zabriskie was allowed to take so far...but he will have troubles later on, on pieces of false flat, plus the jury will undoubtedly punish him for being pushed along by his teammates all the time.

Talking to Tim Johnson (Saunier Duval) after the T-Mobile international, he joked that his teammate Piepoli, who won the stage on Sunday, was the only cyclist he knew of who was on the Atkins diet. He said that Piepoli seems to eat nothing but ham and cheese.

Johnson, of course, put in a great ride in San Francisco, driving a chase group for several laps with little help. It didn't amount to much by the end of the day in the results page, but it was an impressive effort to say the least.

Valverde is riding near Hamilton in the back of the peloton. Maybe he should ask him for some advice...Hamilton certainly knows about riding with pain.

Erik Zabel seems to have also won the 2nd intermediate sprint, so he's now co-leaders with O'Grady.

A Spanish tv guy is sitting on the back of a motorcycle, and is showing off the bent wheel and ripped shirt of Alejandro Valverde.

15.47 CET. 74km to go. Still 17.30 for Zabriskie.

The peloton is now picking up the pace, which will be necessary if they're dreaming of ever getting Zabriskie back. There are even a few riders dropping from the back, like Pieter Weening and David Fernandez. Liberty Seguros and Iles Baleares are the ones doing the work up front, maybe they're trying to break Valverde? 17.10 minutes for Zabriskie at 71km to go.

This isn't Zabriskie's first exploit...in Zürich he went away together with Barredo, with a maximum lead of 21 minutes. Now the Fassas are joining Liberty and Illes Baleares up front.

As the riders roll along, I can't help notice some grass growing along the side of the road. ZZZZZ. Well, this is what happens in the aftermath of mountain stages when everyone is tired.

O'Grady looking fishy in his points jersey, surrounded by Cofidis teammates. And according to teammate Fernandez, he doesn't even like fish!!!

Perhaps if he wins the competition he can get Outback Steakhouse to sponsor the points jersey next year so that he can have cows on it instead of fish.

By the way, Mancebo crashed in the descent prior to the final climb yesterday and had to chase all the way up to the finish, which is why he wasn't very visible on yesterday's climb.

16.08 CET. 15.36 for Zabriskie with around 65 kms to go. Zabriskie, as a Salt Lake City resident, is familiar with these areas: long, flat plains. However, it is a gradual ascent from here. In the Netherlands, this finish would probably get a Cat 2 rating, but in Spain this counts as a false flat, this final section of the course.

Zabriskie, of course, had a horrible crash while training in Utah in May of 2003. He collided with an SUV (sport utility vehicle) and broke his leg and wrist, which put him off the bike for a long time. He's definitely enjoying being back in the Vuelta, and his form is certainly great, judging from this ride today.

A news flash from Holland: Promising youngster Koen De Kort (who won the GP Merckx together with Thomas Dekker) has signed a contract with Liberty Seguros...

This should assure that he gets ridden into the ground and never wins a major race, all while developing a ringing in his ear that sounds like "Venga Venga Venga!!!" (Only joking.)

16.20 CET. 13.15 for Zabriskie now...it's starting to drop pretty fast now, but will it be enough?

O'Grady hasn't been mingling in the intermediate sprints so far, and now one of his men is pulling at the front of the peloton...he must feel confident of his sprint today!

Zabriskie's lead has decreased to a (still solid) 11 minutes now, under impulse of the Cofidis and Liberty boys!

A nice perk of Zabriskie's attack is that the USPS team can now wait and sit out the chase...not that they have a good sprinter, but at least they won't be wasting forces. The peloton is now taking things seriously, with a nice coalition train of Cofidis, Illes Baleares, Fassa and Liberty Seguros...also, Saeco is there.

With Van Heeswijk out of the race now, the Posties get to play other cards on these flat stages.

The peloton is now in one long line...that says a lot about the pace.

16.44 CET. 34 km to go. Zabriskie's lead has now dropped below 10 minutes.

Oh, now Cofidis is breaking out the heavy artillery... they must be serious about bringing Zabriskie back. Bingen Fernandez is towing away up front....

9 minutes for the Z-man...with about 33km to go. Zabel is going to take the 2 points again on the 3rd intermediate sprint, and is now again the sole leader in the fish ranking.

This would be a great victory for Zabriskie, a true landmark in his career, and vindication for all the hard work he's put into his comeback from that accident last year. He's had 5th place in 3 days of De Panne and the Tour of Georgia, but a stage win here would be the max! Zabriskie is clearly having most problems on these pieces of false flat, whereas the peloton bulldozers over them...

One thing we see each year in the Vuelta is how big foreign names come to the Vuelta with the ambition to trouble the Spaniards, but in the end, the Spaniards always win...the last foreign rider who managed to win the Vuelta was Jan Ullrich...which says a lot. Zabriskie has 7.50 left with 25 kms to go.

Things are looking pretty good for Zabriskie, now...his facial expression isn't hopeful, but his lead is!

There are quite a few countries rounding up their selections for the Worlds in recent days, but there's only one country who's done and done: Argentina...they have to select one rider, and we all know who that is.

17.03 CET. 6.43 left for Zabriskie with 20 kms to go. Things are looking up for Zabriskie...if this succeeds he can (ironically) thank Valverde's crashing...that allowed the Z-Man to take such a lead, because the peloton slowed down for him.

If the peloton is thinking of still getting Zabriskie back, it will need to get EVERYONE up front, because he's still got a lead around 6 minutes with 15 kms to go...

Valverde is having troubles in the back, and the Fassas don't believe they will get Zabriskie back now...they have dropped to the back of the peloton. Of course, they already have 3 stage wins, so what could they care? It's Cofidis and Vini Calderoli riding now, for O'Grady and Zanotti...the 2nd in line sprinter, in other words.

Looks like they have underestimated Zabriskie's TT'ing capacities, and the fact that he's always been a talented rider...His gap is 5.12 with 12 kms to go.

Zabel must be in a sprinter's nightmare now...seeing sprint chances and riding well, but not having a team to chase or send riders ahead. Valverde is back in the peloton, and we see him being handslung by a teammate.

I must say, this chase is kinda exciting. At 8 kms to go, Zabriskie has a 3.33 lead left, that should be enough, but you never know. The mighty Bingen "F-Bomb" Fernandez is still one of the many guys in the peloton's mixed train driving it at the front.

Zabriskie is going on putting a mighty display, still riding 44km/h in this stage of the race, after riding alone up front for so long... 6kms left for him, and still a good 3 minutes...he's going to make it!

The US Postal Service is getting every last bit of good publicity out of this team before ending their sponsorship. The monopoly on the Gold Jersey, and now another stage win! Zabriskie is at the 5 km mark, and Cofidis and Vini Caldirola are now giving in...they know it's over. The peloton will now prepare the sprint for the remaining podium places.

A lot of people here come to see the finish, sitting on the rooftops and so on! Surprisingly, Quickstep is now leading the peloton, probably for Horillo and/or Paolini.

Zabriskie is bonking a bit now, but his lead should be enough to make it to the end...2.42 is his gap and it's 3 kms to go for the Z-Man.

He's at the 2km mark! Things are looking up for the 2nd American stage win in this Vuelta, and the 2nd USPS win!

Valverde seems to be making it after all, and positioned himself in the back of the peloton.

2 minutes left for Zabriskie...you can see salt residues all over his shirt, he must be exhausted.

His blue USPS jersey is steadily becoming white with salt crystals. He's in the last kilomere now, between a mass of fans!!

His face...he's grinding his teeth, but riding towards his first great victory!! He crosses the line, fingers pointing to the sky!! ZABRISKIE WINS!

Now the Fassa's have started the train in the peloton.

Petacchi still dreaming of the fishies - Petacchi in O'Grady's wheel; Zabel is isolated up front. O'Grady going, still going, but Petacchi still take 2nd place away from him, Zabel 4th or 3rd.

Zabriskie still had 1.10 left, in the end...looks like Rob McEwen was right!! McEwen text messaged a tv commentator earlier and said he expected the Z-Man to win with at least 45 seconds. What an effort by the American...his 3rd victory as a pro, and by far his biggest. And luckily for him there's a rest day tomorrow.

Brief Results
1) Zabriskie
2) Petacchi
3) O'Grady
4) Zanotti
5) Zabel
6) Garzelli
7) Ferrio
8) Putsep
9) Perez
10) Cruz

In the review of the sprint, we see that Petacchi goes over O'Grady and Zabel with a mighty effort, taking 10 meters in a few seconds...he doesn't need his train to win sprints. O'Grady is the new leader in the points ranking, with his 3rd place.

Valverde came in with the pack, 72nd at 1.11. He will have tomorrow to be treated and hopefully he will continue. When we know more about his condition we will let you know.

So a great day for US Postal-Berry Floor - the stage win and Landis remains in the golden jersey. Tomorrow, Wednesday, is the first transfer/rest day for the peloton, so please join us right here again on Thursday for Stage 12. And thanks for joining us today! Full results and classifications to come.

Results

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

General Classification after Stage 11

1 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp 40:30:33
2 Valverde, Alejandro Esp Kel a 9
3 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Ibb a 29
4 Nozal, Isidro Esp Lst a 32
5 Heras, Roberto Esp Lst a 47
6 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp a 59
7 Sastre, Carlos Esp Csc a 1:35
8 Menchov, Denis Rus Ibb a 2:42
9 Gonzalez, Aitor Esp Fas a 2:50
10 Gomez, Angel Esp Alm a 4:16
11 Garcia Quesada, Carlos Esp Kel a 4:19
12 Blanco, David Esp Kel a 4:24
13 Perez, Santiago Esp Pho a 4:35
14 Cunego, Damiano Ita Sae a 5:17
15 Garate, Juan Manuel Esp Lam a 6:12
16 Peña, Victor Hugo Col Usp a 6:33
17 Perez, Luis Esp Cof a 7:00
18 Plaza, Rubén Esp Kel a 7:07
19 Garzelli, Stefano Ita Vin a 7:24
20 Martin Perdiguero, M.a. Esp Sdv a 7:52
21 Lara, Francisco José Esp Alm a 8:04
22 Arreitunandia, Peio Esp Baq a 8:45
23 Lastras, Pablo Esp Ibb a 8:49
24 Pasamontes, Luis Esp Reb a 8:59
25 Jimenez, Eladio Esp Kel a 9:43
26 Sanchez, Samuel Esp Eus a 9:45
27 Serrano, Marcos Esp Lst a 10:00
28 Hamilton, Tyler Usa Pho a 10:11
29 Jaksche, Jörg Ger Csc a 10:11
30 Sevilla, Oscar Esp Pho a 10:53
31 Rodriguez, Joaquin Esp Sdv a 11:34
32 Zaballa, Constantino Esp Sdv a 12:07
33 Plaza, David Esp Baq a 12:15
34 Freire, Oscar Esp Rab a 13:01
35 Zabel, Erik Ger Tmo a 13:05
36 Cardenas, Felix Col Baq a 13:22
37 Calvente, Manuel Esp Csc a 13:22
38 Elias, José Miguel Esp Reb a 13:26
39 Chaurreau, Iñigo Esp A2r a 13:55
40 Ferrio, Jorge Esp Alm a 15:20
41 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp a 15:58
42 Baranowski, Dariusz Pol Lst a 16:05
43 Horrach, Joan Esp Ibb a 16:07
44 Atienza, Daniel Esp Cof a 16:10
45 Arrieta, José Luis Esp Ibb a 16:18
46 Piepoli, Leonardo Ita Sdv a 16:48
47 Osa, Unai Esp Ibb a 17:05
48 Garcia, Francisco Esp Baq a 18:35
49 Van Summeren, Johan Bel Reb a 18:57
50 Schleck, Frank Lux Csc a 19:33
51 Cañada, David Esp Sdv a 19:40
52 Trentin, Guido Ita Cof a 20:06
53 Van Goolen, Jurgen Bel Qsd a 20:43
54 De Weert, Kevin Bel Rab a 22:56
55 Buenahora, Hernan Col Baq a 23:01
56 Vasseur, Cedric Fra Cof a 24:14
57 Valjavec, Tadej Slo Pho a 24:57
58 Caruso, Giampaolo Ita Lst a 26:33
59 Pecharroman, J.Antonio Esp Qsd a 26:43
60 Perez, Aitor Esp Baq a 27:24
61 Evans, Cadel Aus Tmo a 28:16
62 O'Grady, Stuart Aus Cof a 28:50
63 Schreck, Stephan Ger Tmo a 29:16
64 Gutierrez , José Esp Pho a 29:40
65 Rebollo, Jose Luis Esp Reb a 29:44
66 Zubeldia, Haimar Esp Eus a 30:20
67 Gil, Koldo Esp Lst a 31:08
68 Luttenberger, Peter Aut Csc a 31:31
69 Moreni, Cristian Ita Als a 32:02
70 Cioni, Dario David Ita Fas a 32:27
71 Cortinovis, Alessandro Ita Lam a 32:38
72 Parra, Ivan Col Baq a 33:57
73 Horrillo, Pedro Esp Qsd a 34:25
74 Szymyd, Sylvester Pol Sae a 34:48
75 Lopez, Joaquin Esp Alm a 34:59
76 Calcagni, Patrick Sui Vin a 35:05
77 Laiseka, Roberto Esp Eus a 36:09
78 Oriol, Christophe Fra A2r a 36:57
79 Sgambelluri, Roberto Ita Vin a 37:05
80 Weening, Pieter Ned Rab a 37:38
81 Cruz, Antonio Usa Usp a 38:54
82 Jufre, Josep Esp Reb a 40:00
83 Mikhailov, Guennadi Rus Usp a 40:12
84 Fernandez, Bingen Esp Cof a 40:31
85 Veneberg, Thorwald Ned Rab a 41:03
86 Tankink, Bram Ned Qsd a 41:12
87 Herrero, David Esp Alm a 41:52
88 Florencio, Xavier Esp Reb a 42:15
89 Pascual Rodriguez, Javier Esp Kel a 42:33
90 Barry ,Michael Can Usp a 42:42
91 Miholjevic, Vladimir Cro Als a 43:41
92 Latasa, David Esp Kel a 44:49
93 Fuentes, Juan Esp Sae a 45:19
94 Möller, Klaus Den Als a 45:31
95 Beloki, Joseba Esp Sdv a 46:01
96 Isasi, Iñaki Esp Eus a 46:12
97 Mazzoleni, Eddy Ita Sae a 46:31
98 Paolini, Luca Ita Qsd a 46:56
99 Sacchi, Fabio Ita Fas a 47:17
100 Scotto, Michele Ita Lam a 49:13
101 Vinokourov, Alexandre Kaz Tmo a 51:22
102 Fernandez, David Esp Alm a 52:59
103 Goubert, Stephane Fra A2r a 54:07
104 Zabriskie, David Usa Usp a 55:06
105 Lopez De Munain, Alberto Esp Eus a 55:11
106 Di Luca, Danilo Ita Sae a 55:14
107 Colom, Antonio Esp Ibb a 55:30
108 Pradera, Mikel Esp Ibb a 57:22
109 Ivanov, Ruslan Mda Als a 57:23
110 Gonzalez, Santos Esp Pho a 58:16
111 Bayarri, Gonzalo Esp Pho a 58:30
112 Grabsch, Bert Ger Pho a 1:00:06
113 Gustov, Volodymir Ukr Fas a 1:00:34
114 Glez. Galdeano, Igor Esp Lst a 1:01:23
115 Quinziato, Manuel Ita Lam a 1:01:42
116 Hulsmans, Kevin Bel Qsd a 1:01:43
117 Sabaliauskas, Marius Ltu Sae a 1:02:42
118 Milesi, Marco Ita Vin a 1:03:01
119 Hruska, Jan Cze Lst a 1:04:56
120 Martinez, Alberto Esp Reb a 1:07:40
121 Cabello, Francisco Esp Kel a 1:07:41
122 Posthuma, Joost Ned Rab a 1:07:54
123 Gerosa, Mauro Ita Vin a 1:08:38
124 Astarloza, Mikel Esp A2r a 1:09:49
125 Andriotto, Dario Ita Vin a 1:10:29
126 Caucchioli, Pietro Ita Als a 1:12:14
127 Astarloa, Igor Esp Lam a 1:12:57
128 Den Bakker, Maarten Ned Rab a 1:13:32
129 Casero, Rafael Esp Sdv a 1:14:02
130 Garrido, José Esp Qsd a 1:14:52
131 Andrle, Rene Cze Lst a 1:16:09
132 Piccoli, Mariano Ita Lam a 1:17:03
133 Mutsaars, Ronald Ned Rab a 1:17:14
134 Artetxe, Mikel Esp Eus a 1:17:45
135 Gutierrez, Heberth Col Baq a 1:18:09
136 Albizu, Joseba Esp Eus a 1:18:24
137 Del Rio, Ion Esp Alm a 1:18:34
138 Julia, José Esp Kel a 1:18:44
139 Roesems, Bert Bel Reb a 1:19:11
140 Hoj, Frank Den Csc a 1:19:39
141 Dominguez, Juan Carlos Esp Sdv a 1:22:03
142 Burgos, Nacor Esp Reb a 1:22:28
143 Sanchez, Julián Esp Fas a 1:23:06
144 Tonkov, Pavel Rus Vin a 1:23:35
145 Trenti, Guido Usa Fas a 1:23:45
146 Serrano, Ricardo Esp Baq a 1:24:31
147 Garcia Acosta, José Esp Ibb a 1:26:00
148 Pütsep, Erki Est A2r a 1:26:01
149 Velo, Marco Ita Fas a 1:26:53
150 Righi, Daniele Ita Lam a 1:28:40
151 Boven, Jan Ned Rab a 1:29:06
152 Petacchi, Alessandro Ita Fas a 1:29:51
153 Coyot, Arnaud Fra Cof a 1:30:52
154 Zanotti, Marco Ita Vin a 1:31:11
155 Silloniz, Aitor Esp Eus a 1:31:51
156 Vandborg, Brian Den Csc a 1:32:01
157 Bruun, Thomas Den Csc a 1:32:50
158 Gusev, Vladimir Rus Csc a 1:33:43
159 Ongarato, Alberto Ita Fas a 1:33:49
160 Spezialetti, Alessandro Ita Sae a 1:33:52
161 Rastelli, Ellis Ita Als a 1:34:05
162 Fornaciari, Paolo Ita Sae a 1:34:09
163 White, Matthew Aus Cof a 1:42:13

Points Classification after Stage 11

1 O'Grady, Stuart Aus Cof 130
2 Zabel, Erik Ger Tmo 128
3 Freire, Oscar Esp Rab 108
4 Petacchi, Alessandro Ita Fas 95
5 Valverde, Alejandro Esp Kel 72
6 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp 50
7 Menchov, Denis Rus Ibb 50
8 Zabriskie, David Usa Usp 49
9 Heras, Roberto Esp Lst 47
10 Nozal, Isidro Esp Lst 45
11 Piepoli, Leonardo Ita Sdv 44
12 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Ibb 43
13 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp 38
14 Gonzalez, Aitor Esp Fas 38
15 Peña, Victor Hugo Col Usp 36
16 Horrillo, Pedro Esp Qsd 35
17 Sastre, Carlos Esp Csc 32
18 Garzelli, Stefano Ita Vin 29
19 Ferrio, Jorge Esp Alm 29
20 Jimenez, Eladio Esp Kel 28
21 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp 28
22 Hamilton, Tyler Usa Pho 27
23 Martin Perdiguero, M.a. Esp Sdv 27
24 Zanotti, Marco Ita Vin 27
25 Cruz, Antonio Usa Usp 22

Mountains Classification after Stage 11

1 Elias, José Miguel Esp Reb 48
2 Jimenez, Eladio Esp Kel 38
3 Fernandez, David Esp Alm 35
4 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Ibb 33
5 Cardenas, Felix Col Baq 32
6 Piepoli, Leonardo Ita Sdv 31
7 Heras, Roberto Esp Lst 27
8 Quinziato, Manuel Ita Lam 20
9 Nozal, Isidro Esp Lst 20
10 Lastras, Pablo Esp Ibb 17
11 Menchov, Denis Rus Ibb 14
12 Valverde, Alejandro Esp Kel 14
13 Ferrio, Jorge Esp Alm 14
14 Valjavec, Tadej Slo Pho 14
15 O'Grady, Stuart Aus Cof 14
16 Ivanov, Ruslan Mda Als 14
17 Garate, Juan Manuel Esp Lam 13
18 Freire, Oscar Esp Rab 13
19 Fuentes, Juan Esp Sae 12
20 Hulsmans, Kevin Bel Qsd 11
21 Gutierrez, Heberth Col Baq 11
22 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp 10
23 Zaballa, Constantino Esp Sdv 10
24 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp 9
25 Sastre, Carlos Esp Csc 8

All Around Classification after Stage 11

1 Valverde, Alejandro Esp Kel 19
2 Mancebo, Francisco Esp Ibb 19
3 Heras, Roberto Esp Lst 21
4 Nozal, Isidro Esp Lst 23
5 Menchov, Denis Rus Ibb 26
6 Landis, Floyd Usa Usp 29
7 Beltran, Manuel Esp Usp 43
8 Jimenez, Eladio Esp Kel 47
9 Sastre, Carlos Esp Csc 49
10 Gonzalez, Aitor Esp Fas 49
11 Freire, Oscar Esp Rab 55
12 Piepoli, Leonardo Ita Sdv 63
13 Zabel, Erik Ger Tmo 66
14 Ferrio, Jorge Esp Alm 72
15 Garate, Juan Manuel Esp Lam 76
16 O'Grady, Stuart Aus Cof 78
17 Elias, José Miguel Esp Reb 80
18 Cardenas, Felix Col Baq 83
19 Garcia Quesada, Carlos Esp Kel 86
20 Gomez, Angel Esp Alm 88
21 Cunego, Damiano Ita Sae 89
22 Lastras, Pablo Esp Ibb 94
23 Perez, Luis Esp Cof 105
24 Joachim, Benoit Lux Usp 106
25 Zaballa, Constantino Esp Sdv 128

Teams Classification after Stage 11

1 Comunidad Valenciana - Kelme KEL 121:32:30
2 US Postal Service presented by B. USP a 5:30
3 Liberty Seguros LST a 8:36
4 Illes Balears - Banesto IBB a 10:16
5 Saunier Duval - Prodir SDV a 16:24
6 Team CSC CSC a 18:15
7 Costa de Almeria - Paternina ALM a 18:27
8 Phonak Hearing Systems PHO a 21:24
9 Cafes Baque BAQ a 24:07
10 Relax-Bodysol REB a 27:46
11 Cofidis, le credit par telephone COF a 27:56
12 T-Mobile Team TMO a 35:13
13 Saeco SAE a 36:56
14 Quick Step - Davitamon QSD a 53:16
15 Euskaltel - Euskadi EUS a 1:00:11
16 Rabobank RAB a 1:00:19
17 Fassa Bortolo FAS a 1:03:16
18 Lampre LAM a 1:08:04
19 Vini Caldirola -Nobili Rubinetterie VIN a 1:08:23
20 Alessio - Bianchi ALS a 1:30:41
21 AG2R Prevoyance A2R a 1:34:50


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