Giro finale: Di Luca completes triumph; Petacchi takes five

The Giro finished in Milan on Sunday with Danilo Di Luca celebrating his first ever win in the corsa

The Giro finished in Milan on Sunday with Danilo Di Luca celebrating his first ever win in the corsa
31 year-old Danilo Di Luca finished 43rd in the final stage of the Giro d'Italia to claim his first outright win in Italy's biggest cycling event. The Liquigas man, whose team won the opening time trial three weeks ago, was impressively consistent throughout the race. Although he gave up the maglia rosa on a few occasions, he never let it get into the hands of his nearest rivals. There was nothing the CSC, Astana and Saunier Duval teams could do to take it away from him. "I got it right throughout the race," Di Luca was quoted by AP as saying. "I rode with intelligence, without ever getting into a panic. It happens when you get to the right age and when you know what it's like to lose. Big defeats make us learn. "This victory changes some things, but not much. I go on with my career and I want to maintain these levels for the next five years. It is the sweetest victory for my region also." Di Luca was the first rider from Abruzzo to win the Giro. Di Luca was fourth in the 2005 edition of the Giro despite not targeting it. This year, started to peak in the spring classics, winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege and finishing third in the Amstel Gold Race and Fleche Wallonne. He was able to hold his form for another five weeks to end up first overall in Milan. In second place was the young and clearly talented Luxembourg rider Andy Schleck (CSC), who also finished with the white jersey of best young rider. 21 year-old Andy was amazed at his result. "It hasn't quite sunk in yet just how big this is," he was quoted on CSC's website as saying. "I was training towards the Giro hoping to just be able to make it to the end of my first Grand Tour, but after my eight place in Tour de Romandie I realized that I might actually be able to get some good results. But an overall second place was more than I'd dreamt of for sure." The final podium spot belonged to Eddy Mazzoleni (Astana), who rode a strong time trial on Saturday to push Gilberto Simoni (Saunier Duval) out of third place. Petacchi back to his best Alessandro Petacchi (Milram) took a comfortable victory in the final stage, bringing his total for this year's Giro to five. Ale-Jet was well clear of Maximiliano Richeze (Panaria) and Paolo Bettini (Quick.Step) on the line. It marked a comeback to full strength for the sprinter from La Spezia, who crashed during last year's Giro and broke his kneecap. Petacchi has already won 15 races this year and his all-time Giro tally stands at 24. In the other major competitions, Petacchi also won the purple points jersey, while Leonardo Piepoli (Saunier Duval) was awarded the green jersey of best climber. Saunier Duval was the fastest team, with its four-pronged attack of Gilberto Simoni, Leonardo Piepoli, Riccardo Ricc and Iban Mayo winning four stages between them. Next year's Giro will start in Palermo in Sicily on May 10th. Stage 21 results 1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita, Team Milram) 5:18:54 2 Ariel Maximilian Richeze (Arg, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 0:00:00 3 Paolo Bettini (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:00:00 4 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 0:00:00 5 Stefano Zanini (Ita, Predictor-Lotto) 0:00:00 6 Lloyd Mondory (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 0:00:00 7 Aliaksandr Usau (Blr, Ag2r Prevoyance) 0:00:00 8 Oscar Gatto (Ita, Gerolsteiner) 0:00:00 9 Thomas Fothen (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 0:00:00 10 Matti Breschel (Den, Team CSC) 0:00:00 11 Assan Bazayev (Kaz, Astana) 0:00:00 12 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita, T-Mobile Team) 0:00:00 13 Alexandre Pichot (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 0:00:00 14 Julian Dean (NZl, Credit Agricole) 0:00:00 15 Koldo Fernandez (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:00:00 16 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 0:00:00 17 Matteo Tosatto (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:00:00 18 Nikolai Trussov (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:00:00 19 Brett Lancaster (Aus, Team Milram) 0:00:00 20 Herv Duclos-Lassalle (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 0:00:00 21 Sven Krauss (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 0:00:00 22 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:00:00 23 Salvatore Commesso (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:00:00 24 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita, Ag2r Prevoyance) 0:00:00 25 Franck Renier (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 0:00:00 26 Hubert Dupont (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 0:00:00 27 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:00:00 28 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita, Astana) 0:00:00 29 Andrey Mizourov (Kaz, Astana) 0:00:00 30 Ricardo Serrano Gonzalez (Spa, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:00:00 31 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:00 32 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita, Astana) 0:00:00 33 William Walker (Aus, Rabobank) 0:00:00 34 Francisco J. Vila Errandonea (Spa, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:00 35 Andy Schleck (Lux, Team CSC) 0:00:00 36 David Arroyo Duran (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:00:00 37 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr, Ag2r Prevoyance) 0:00:00 38 Gilberto Simoni (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:00 39 Riccardo Ricco' (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:00 40 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita, Liquigas) 0:00:00 41 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:00 42 Franco Pellizotti (Ita, Liquigas) 0:00:00 43 Danilo Di Luca (Ita, Liquigas) 0:00:00 44 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita, Liquigas) 0:00:00 45 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita, Liquigas) 0:00:00 46 Andrea Noe' (Ita, Liquigas) 0:00:00 47 Damiano Cunego (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:00 48 David Canada Gracia (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:00 49 Angel Gomez Gomez (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:00 50 Massimo Codol (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 0:00:00 51 Emanuele Sella (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 0:00:00 52 Fortunato Baliani (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 0:00:00 53 Mauro Facci (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:00:00 54 Matteo Bono (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:00 55 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:00 56 Laurent Mangel (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 0:00:00 57 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro, Liquigas) 0:00:00 58 Luca Mazzanti (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 0:00:00 59 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita, Liquigas) 0:00:00 60 Lilian Jegou (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 0:00:00 61 Pavel Brutt (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:00:00 62 Steve Morabito (Swi, Astana) 0:00:00 63 Matthias Russ (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 0:00:00 64 Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 0:00:00 65 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa, Predictor-Lotto) 0:00:00 66 Axel Merckx (Bel, T-Mobile Team) 0:00:00 67 Mario Aerts (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:00:00 68 Mathieu Perget (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:00:00 69 Tristan Valentin (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 0:00:00 70 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:00 71 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin, Franaise des Jeux) 0:00:00 72 Maxim Gourov (Kaz, Astana) 0:00:00 73 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 0:00:00 74 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz, Astana) 0:00:00 75 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:00:00 76 Stefano Garzelli (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 0:00:00 77 Matthew Lloyd (Aus, Predictor-Lotto) 0:00:00 78 Iban Mayo Diez (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:00 79 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun, Credit Agricole) 0:00:00 80 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 0:00:00 81 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 0:00:00 82 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita, Team Milram) 0:00:00 83 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita, Credit Agricole) 0:00:00 84 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr, Team CSC) 0:00:00 85 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:00 86 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa, Rabobank) 0:00:00 87 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:00 88 Hubert Schwab (Swi, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:00:00 89 Koos Moerenhout (Ned, Rabobank) 0:00:00 90 Evgeni Petrov (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:00:00 91 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus, Rabobank) 0:00:00 92 Jos Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 0:00:00 93 Daniele Contrini (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:00:00 94 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:00:00 95 Marco Marzano (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:00 96 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 0:00:00 97 Ivan Ramiro Parra Pinto (Col, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 0:00:00 98 Pavel Padrnos (Cze, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 0:00:00 99 Christophe Riblon (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 0:00:00 100 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col, Rabobank) 0:00:00 101 Anton Luengo Celaya (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:00:00 102 Andrea Pagoto (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 0:00:00 103 Arnaud Gerard (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 0:00:00 104 Amael Moinard (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 0:00:00 105 Matthew White (Aus, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 0:00:00 106 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 0:00:00 107 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:00:00 108 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita, Team Milram) 0:00:00 109 Martin Mller (Ger, Team Milram) 0:00:00 110 Christian Knees (Ger, Team Milram) 0:00:00 111 Eric Berthou (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:00:00 112 Elio Aggiano (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:00:00 113 Frdric Bessy (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 0:00:00 114 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:00:00 115 Fabien Patanchon (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 0:00:00 116 Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio (Mex, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 0:00:00 117 Branislau Samoilau (Blr, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 0:00:00 118 Andrei Kunitski (Blr, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 0:00:00 119 Steven Cummings (GBr, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 0:00:00 120 Benoit Joachim (Lux, Astana) 0:00:00 121 David Zabriskie (USA, Team CSC) 0:00:00 122 Nicolas Roche (Irl, Credit Agricole) 0:00:00 123 Nicolas Crosbie (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 0:00:00 124 Nick Gates (Aus, Predictor-Lotto) 0:00:29 125 Francis Mourey (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 0:00:29 126 Christophe Kern (Fra, Credit Agricole) 0:00:29 127 Carl Naibo (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 0:00:32 128 Dario David Cioni (Ita, Predictor-Lotto) 0:00:32 129 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:00:32 130 Addy Engels (Ned, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:00:32 131 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor, Team CSC) 0:00:32 132 Aaron Olson (USA, T-Mobile Team) 0:00:32 133 Frantisek Rabon (Cze, T-Mobile Team) 0:00:32 134 Dario Andriotto (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 0:00:32 135 Pierre Drancourt (Bel, Bouygues Telecom) 0:00:32 136 Michael Rasmussen (Den, Rabobank) 0:00:37 137 Marco Pinotti (Ita, T-Mobile Team) 0:00:37 138 Mickael Buffaz (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 0:00:59 139 Giovanni Visconti (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:01:14 140 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:02:44 141 Angelo Furlan (Ita, Credit Agricole) 0:00:00 Final general classification 1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita, Liquigas) 92:59:39 2 Andy Schleck (Lux, Team CSC) 0:01:55 3 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita, Astana) 0:02:25 4 Gilberto Simoni (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:03:15 5 Damiano Cunego (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:03:49 6 Riccardo Ricco' (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:07:00 7 Evgeni Petrov (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 0:08:34 8 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:10:14 9 Franco Pellizotti (Ita, Liquigas) 0:10:44 10 David Arroyo Duran (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:11:58 11 Emanuele Sella (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 0:13:08 12 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita, Astana) 0:13:30 13 Ivan Ramiro Parra Pinto (Col, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 0:14:48 14 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:17:40 15 Francisco J. Vila Errandonea (Spa, Lampre-Fondital) 0:19:13 16 Stefano Garzelli (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 0:19:39 17 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 0:23:55 18 Marco Pinotti (Ita, T-Mobile Team) 0:30:18 19 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita, Liquigas) 0:31:42 20 Mario Aerts (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:32:48 21 Andrey Mizourov (Kaz, Astana) 0:33:28 22 Branislau Samoilau (Blr, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 0:34:19 23 Massimo Codol (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 0:40:16 24 Fortunato Baliani (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 0:40:45 25 Hubert Dupont (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 0:44:53 26 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:51:43 27 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita, Credit Agricole) 0:54:06 28 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol, Lampre-Fondital) 1:02:55 29 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 1:04:49 30 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 1:06:16 31 Luca Mazzanti (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 1:06:52 32 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 1:06:52 33 Dario David Cioni (Ita, Predictor-Lotto) 1:08:15 34 Mauro Facci (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 1:08:55 35 Andrea Noe' (Ita, Liquigas) 1:09:22 36 Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 1:10:02 37 Marco Marzano (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 1:11:30 38 Iban Mayo Diez (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 1:12:01 39 Jos Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 1:14:46 40 Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio (Mex, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 1:16:05 41 Paolo Bettini (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 1:16:34 42 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 1:18:03 43 Francis Mourey (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 1:23:09 44 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin, Franaise des Jeux) 1:23:27 45 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 1:26:41 46 Amael Moinard (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 1:26:47 47 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita, Ag2r Prevoyance) 1:30:11 48 Michael Rasmussen (Den, Rabobank) 1:31:51 49 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 1:32:40 50 Axel Merckx (Bel, T-Mobile Team) 1:32:56 51 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz, Astana) 1:33:46 52 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa, Predictor-Lotto) 1:34:59 53 Carl Naibo (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 1:35:06 54 Matthias Russ (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 1:36:51 55 Salvatore Commesso (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 1:39:46 56 Hubert Schwab (Swi, Quick Step - Innergetic) 1:40:49 57 William Walker (Aus, Rabobank) 1:42:56 58 David Zabriskie (USA, Team CSC) 1:49:31 59 David Canada Gracia (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 1:50:08 60 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 1:50:33 61 Matthew Lloyd (Aus, Predictor-Lotto) 1:51:34 62 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor, Team CSC) 1:51:43 63 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita, Liquigas) 1:52:29 64 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita, T-Mobile Team) 1:52:44 65 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro, Liquigas) 1:53:16 66 Frdric Bessy (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 1:54:10 67 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col, Rabobank) 1:56:13 68 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 1:58:39 69 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr, Team CSC) 2:02:31 70 Koos Moerenhout (Ned, Rabobank) 2:05:04 71 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr, Ag2r Prevoyance) 2:07:23 72 Christian Knees (Ger, Team Milram) 2:07:52 73 Pavel Padrnos (Cze, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 2:09:01 74 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 2:09:24 75 Lilian Jegou (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 2:09:38 76 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 2:10:24 77 Giovanni Visconti (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 2:10:29 78 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo, Lampre-Fondital) 2:11:53 79 Frantisek Rabon (Cze, T-Mobile Team) 2:13:05 80 Angel Gomez Gomez (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 2:15:36 81 Addy Engels (Ned, Quick Step - Innergetic) 2:16:21 82 Christophe Riblon (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 2:16:55 83 Steve Morabito (Swi, Astana) 2:17:08 84 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun, Credit Agricole) 2:18:05 85 Andrei Kunitski (Blr, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 2:18:56 86 Daniele Contrini (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 2:22:48 87 Pavel Brutt (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 2:23:41 88 Nicolas Crosbie (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 2:25:17 89 Eric Berthou (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 2:27:09 90 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 2:27:21 91 Mathieu Perget (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 2:27:39 92 Ariel Maximilian Richeze (Arg, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 2:28:21 93 Julian Dean (NZl, Credit Agricole) 2:29:49 94 Matteo Tosatto (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 2:30:04 95 Andrea Pagoto (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 2:30:15 96 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 2:31:45 97 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita, Liquigas) 2:35:31 98 Assan Bazayev (Kaz, Astana) 2:37:23 99 Benoit Joachim (Lux, Astana) 2:39:47 100 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus, Rabobank) 2:40:04 101 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 2:40:49 102 Ricardo Serrano Gonzalez (Spa, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 2:41:10 103 Herv Duclos-Lassalle (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 2:42:39 104 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita, Team Milram) 2:43:24 105 Matthew White (Aus, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 2:43:51 106 Aliaksandr Usau (Blr, Ag2r Prevoyance) 2:44:31 107 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita, Liquigas) 2:48:42 108 Lloyd Mondory (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 2:49:53 109 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita, Team Milram) 2:51:02 110 Steven Cummings (GBr, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 2:52:46 111 Dario Andriotto (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 2:54:15 112 Laurent Mangel (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 2:55:03 113 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita, Team Milram) 2:56:15 114 Christophe Kern (Fra, Credit Agricole) 2:57:02 115 Brett Lancaster (Aus, Team Milram) 2:57:04 116 Angelo Furlan (Ita, Credit Agricole) 2:58:55 117 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 2:59:02 118 Maxim Gourov (Kaz, Astana) 3:00:58 119 Franck Renier (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 3:04:05 120 Matti Breschel (Den, Team CSC) 3:04:07 121 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa, Rabobank) 3:07:12 122 Thomas Fothen (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 3:07:57 123 Nicolas Roche (Irl, Credit Agricole) 3:08:17 124 Arnaud Gerard (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 3:09:18 125 Alexandre Pichot (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 3:09:35 126 Mickael Buffaz (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 3:10:16 127 Nick Gates (Aus, Predictor-Lotto) 3:15:12 128 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 3:15:57 129 Pierre Drancourt (Bel, Bouygues Telecom) 3:16:54 130 Martin Mller (Ger, Team Milram) 3:17:07 131 Fabien Patanchon (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 3:19:57 132 Tristan Valentin (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 3:20:46 133 Nikolai Trussov (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 3:20:50 134 Stefano Zanini (Ita, Predictor-Lotto) 3:24:22 135 Sven Krauss (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 3:29:27 136 Koldo Fernandez (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 3:32:56 137 Aaron Olson (USA, T-Mobile Team) 3:33:06 138 Elio Aggiano (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 3:33:17 139 Matteo Bono (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 3:33:37 140 Anton Luengo Celaya (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 3:34:17 141 Oscar Gatto (Ita, Gerolsteiner) 3:41:39 Points 1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita, Team Milram) 185 points 2 Danilo Di Luca (Ita, Liquigas) 130 3 Paolo Bettini (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 120 4 Ariel Maximilian Richeze (Arg, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 107 5 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 93 6 Gilberto Simoni (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 92 7 Stefano Garzelli (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 91 8 Andy Schleck (Lux, Team CSC) 85 9 Riccardo Ricco' (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 76 10 Damiano Cunego (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 76 11 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita, Astana) 71 12 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 70 13 Aliaksandr Usau (Blr, Ag2r Prevoyance) 65 14 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita, Astana) 55 15 Franco Pellizotti (Ita, Liquigas) 52 16 Evgeni Petrov (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 49 17 Assan Bazayev (Kaz, Astana) 49 18 Giovanni Visconti (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 43 19 Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio (Mex, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 41 20 Ivan Ramiro Parra Pinto (Col, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 38 21 Fortunato Baliani (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 37 22 David Arroyo Duran (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 36 23 David Zabriskie (USA, Team CSC) 36 24 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 35 25 Iban Mayo Diez (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 32 26 Marco Pinotti (Ita, T-Mobile Team) 32 27 Emanuele Sella (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 30 28 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor, Team CSC) 29 29 Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 28 30 Laurent Mangel (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 28 31 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita, T-Mobile Team) 27 32 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 25 33 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 25 34 Lloyd Mondory (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 25 35 Christophe Kern (Fra, Credit Agricole) 24 36 Ricardo Serrano Gonzalez (Spa, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 24 37 Mickael Buffaz (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 22 38 Daniele Contrini (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 22 39 Michael Rasmussen (Den, Rabobank) 21 40 Oscar Gatto (Ita, Gerolsteiner) 21 41 Alexandre Pichot (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 20 42 Stefano Zanini (Ita, Predictor-Lotto) 20 43 Herv Duclos-Lassalle (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 18 44 Matti Breschel (Den, Team CSC) 17 45 Hubert Schwab (Swi, Quick Step - Innergetic) 16 46 Thomas Fothen (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 16 47 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 15 48 Nicolas Crosbie (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 15 49 Jos Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 15 50 Nikolai Trussov (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 15 51 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 14 52 Mario Aerts (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 14 53 Massimo Codol (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 14 54 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun, Credit Agricole) 14 55 Julian Dean (NZl, Credit Agricole) 14 56 Francisco J. Vila Errandonea (Spa, Lampre-Fondital) 13 57 Marco Marzano (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 13 58 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr, Ag2r Prevoyance) 12 59 Frdric Bessy (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 11 60 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 10 61 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 10 62 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita, Liquigas) 10 63 Koldo Fernandez (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 10 64 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita, Liquigas) 9 65 Luca Mazzanti (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 9 66 Salvatore Commesso (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 9 67 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa, Rabobank) 9 68 Andrea Noe' (Ita, Liquigas) 8 69 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita, Ag2r Prevoyance) 8 70 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita, Liquigas) 7 71 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita, Credit Agricole) 7 72 Lilian Jegou (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 7 73 Pavel Brutt (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 7 74 Pierre Drancourt (Bel, Bouygues Telecom) 7 75 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol, Lampre-Fondital) 6 76 Dario David Cioni (Ita, Predictor-Lotto) 6 77 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa, Predictor-Lotto) 6 78 Christophe Riblon (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 6 79 Maxim Gourov (Kaz, Astana) 6 80 Andrei Kunitski (Blr, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 5 81 Matteo Tosatto (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 5 82 Martin Mller (Ger, Team Milram) 5 83 Sven Krauss (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 5 84 Branislau Samoilau (Blr, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 4 85 Addy Engels (Ned, Quick Step - Innergetic) 4 86 Elio Aggiano (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 3 87 William Walker (Aus, Rabobank) 3 88 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 3 89 Nicolas Roche (Irl, Credit Agricole) 3 90 Fabien Patanchon (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 3 91 Matteo Bono (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 3 92 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 2 93 Hubert Dupont (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 2 94 Mauro Facci (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 2 95 Francis Mourey (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 2 96 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 2 97 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 1 98 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col, Rabobank) 1 99 Eric Berthou (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 1 100 Brett Lancaster (Aus, Team Milram) 1 101 Franck Renier (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 1 102 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) -3 103 Christian Knees (Ger, Team Milram) -9 104 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) -10 105 Benoit Joachim (Lux, Astana) -14 106 Tristan Valentin (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) -15 Mountains 1 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 79 points 2 Fortunato Baliani (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 46 3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita, Liquigas) 45 4 Gilberto Simoni (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 41 5 Riccardo Ricco' (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 36 6 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 24 7 Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 23 8 Andy Schleck (Lux, Team CSC) 20 9 Damiano Cunego (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 17 10 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 15 11 Christophe Riblon (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 15 12 Emanuele Sella (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 14 13 Ivan Ramiro Parra Pinto (Col, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 13 14 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita, Astana) 9 15 Julio Alberto Perez Cuapio (Mex, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 9 16 Michael Rasmussen (Den, Rabobank) 9 17 Pavel Brutt (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 8 18 Marco Pinotti (Ita, T-Mobile Team) 8 19 Hubert Schwab (Swi, Quick Step - Innergetic) 8 20 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita, Credit Agricole) 7 21 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa, Predictor-Lotto) 6 22 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita, Astana) 5 23 Stefano Garzelli (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 5 24 Frdric Bessy (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 4 25 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol, Lampre-Fondital) 4 26 David Zabriskie (USA, Team CSC) 4 27 Iban Mayo Diez (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 3 28 Franco Pellizotti (Ita, Liquigas) 3 29 Dario David Cioni (Ita, Predictor-Lotto) 3 30 Mauro Facci (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 3 31 Daniele Contrini (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 3 32 Christophe Kern (Fra, Credit Agricole) 3 33 Francisco J. Vila Errandonea (Spa, Lampre-Fondital) 2 34 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 2 35 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita, T-Mobile Team) 2 36 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 2 37 Dario Andriotto (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 2 38 Fabien Patanchon (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 2 39 Massimo Codol (Ita, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 1 40 Jos Luis Rubiera Vigil (Spa, Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team) 1 41 Paolo Bettini (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 1 42 Salvatore Commesso (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 1 43 William Walker (Aus, Rabobank) 1 44 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 1 45 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr, Ag2r Prevoyance) 1 46 Giovanni Visconti (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 1 47 Eric Berthou (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 1 48 Elio Aggiano (Ita, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 1 Best young rider 1 Andy Schleck (Lux, Team CSC) 93:01:34 2 Riccardo Ricco' (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:05:05 3 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 0:22:00 4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita, Liquigas) 0:29:47 5 Branislau Samoilau (Blr, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 0:32:24 6 Mauro Facci (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 1:07:00 7 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 1:24:46 8 Amael Moinard (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 1:24:52 9 Carl Naibo (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 1:33:11 10 Matthias Russ (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 1:34:56 11 Hubert Schwab (Swi, Quick Step - Innergetic) 1:38:54 12 William Walker (Aus, Rabobank) 1:41:01 13 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 1:48:38 14 Matthew Lloyd (Aus, Predictor-Lotto) 1:49:39 15 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 2:07:29 16 Giovanni Visconti (Ita, Quick Step - Innergetic) 2:08:34 17 Frantisek Rabon (Cze, T-Mobile Team) 2:11:10 18 Steve Morabito (Swi, Astana) 2:15:13 19 Andrei Kunitski (Blr, Acqua Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) 2:17:01 20 Pavel Brutt (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 2:21:46 21 Mathieu Perget (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 2:25:44 22 Ariel Maximilian Richeze (Arg, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 2:26:26 23 Andrea Pagoto (Ita, Ceramica Panaria - Navigare) 2:28:20 24 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita, Liquigas) 2:33:36 25 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus, Rabobank) 2:38:09 26 Lloyd Mondory (Fra, Ag2r Prevoyance) 2:47:58 27 Matti Breschel (Den, Team CSC) 3:02:12 28 Thomas Fothen (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 3:06:02 29 Nicolas Roche (Irl, Credit Agricole) 3:06:22 30 Arnaud Gerard (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 3:07:23 31 Alexandre Pichot (Fra, Bouygues Telecom) 3:07:40 32 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 3:14:02 33 Pierre Drancourt (Bel, Bouygues Telecom) 3:14:59 34 Fabien Patanchon (Fra, Franaise des Jeux) 3:18:02 35 Tristan Valentin (Fra, Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone) 3:18:51 36 Nikolai Trussov (Rus, Tinkoff Credit Systems) 3:18:55 37 Sven Krauss (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 3:27:32 38 Matteo Bono (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 3:31:42 39 Oscar Gatto (Ita, Gerolsteiner) 3:39:44 Teams 1 Saunier Duval - Prodir 278:11:31 2 Liquigas 0:03:53 3 Lampre - Fondital 0:06:06 4 Astana 0:06:56 5 Ceramica Panaria - Navigare 0:10:15 6 Acqua & Sapone - Caffe' Mokambo 1:02:26 7 Caisse D'epargne 1:51:04 8 Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone 1:52:21 9 Predictor - Lotto 1:53:14 10 Quick Step - Innergetic 2:21:31 11 Team Csc 2:36:41 12 Ag2R Prevoyance 2:38:28 13 T-Mobile Team 2:53:59 14 Tinkoff Credit Systems 3:01:46 15 Rabobank 3:36:13 16 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 3:42:03 17 Credit Agricole 3:56:18 18 Bouygues Telecom 4:25:41 19 Francaise Des Jeux 4:28:17 20 Euskaltel - Euskadi 4:49:35 21 Gerolsteiner 5:51:51 22 Team Milram 6:52:58 Got a comment? 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