Freire wins Ruta; Eisel scores in Algarve 2

It was a close finish in the last stage of the Ruta del Sol, but Oscar Freire managed to overtake Da

It was a close finish in the last stage of the Ruta del Sol, but Oscar Freire managed to overtake Da
PIC BY TDWSPORT.COM Freire clinches Ruta del Sol GC with final stage win àscar Freire (Rabobank) has won the overall classification of the Vuelta Andaluc¡a (Ruta del Sol) after winning the final stage in Antequera. The Spaniard finished two seconds clear over Koldo Fern ndez (Euskaltel) and Manuele Mori (Saunier Duval) as the peloton split in the final kilometres. Overnight leader Dario Cioni (Predictor-Lotto) was 10th in the stage, in the same time as Fern ndez, but it was not enough to stop Freire from overtaking him on GC by just one second. The final stage between cija and Antequera over 171 km started with 94 riders. Piet Rooijakkers (Skil-Shimano) and Be¤at Albizuri (Euskaltel) attacked after six kilometres, and were able to get clear of the peloton. They stayed away until km 141 after having built a maximum advantage of 6'40 over the bunch. The pace increased in the final 25 km, with the bunch breaking up over the two cat. 3 climbs. Although Cioni kept himself in the leading group over the last climb, Freire was able to uncork an impressive sprint to distance the rest of the bunch by two seconds. That was what he needed to vault over Cioni on the general classification, as there were no time bonuses for the final sprint. Stage 5 results 1 àscar Freire G¢mez (Spa, Rabobank) 4:34:19 2 Koldo Fern ndez De Larrea (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:00:02 3 Manuele Mori (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:02 4 Francesco Jos Ventoso Alberdi (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:02 5 Tadej Valjavec (Slo, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:02 6 Roger Hammond (GBr, T-Mobile Team) 0:00:02 7 Linus Gerdemann (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 0:00:02 8 Alberto Ben¡tez Rom n (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:02 9 Francisco Mancebo Prez (Spa, Relax - Gam) 0:00:02 10 Dario Cioni (Ita, Predictor-Lotto) 0:00:02 11 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:02 12 Leon Van Bon (Ned, Rabobank) 0:00:06 13 Cadel Evans (Aus, Predictor-Lotto) 0:00:06 14 Jos Adri n Bonilla Bonilla (CRc, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:00:06 15 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned, Unibet.com) 0:00:21 16 Paul Martens (Ger, Skil-Shimano) 0:00:21 17 Eduardo Gonzalo Ram¡rez (Spa, Agritubel) 0:00:21 18 Pieter Jacobs (Bel, Unibet.com) 0:00:21 19 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus, Unibet.com) 0:00:21 20 Antonio Olmo Menacho (Spa, Andalucia - Cajasur) 0:00:21 21 David Loosli (Swi, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:21 22 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:00:21 23 Joost Posthuma (Ned, Rabobank) 0:00:21 24 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned, Rabobank) 0:00:21 25 Bert Grabsch (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 0:00:21 26 Iban Mayo Diez (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:21 27 Marcos A. Serrano Rodr¡guez (Spa, Karpin Galicia) 0:00:21 28 Damiano Cunego (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:21 29 Marcus Burghardt (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 0:00:21 30 Ricardo Ricco (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:21 31 David Arroyo Duran (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:00:21 32 David L¢pez Garc¡a (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:00:21 33 Ant¢n Luengo Celaya (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:00:21 34 Jose Joaqu¡n Rojas (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:00:21 35 Jos Luis Carrasco G miz (Spa, Andalucia - Cajasur) 0:00:21 36 Unai Etxebarria Arana (Ven, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:00:21 37 Serge Baguet (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:00:21 38 Eric Berthou (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:00:29 39 Rodrigo Garc¡a Rena (Spa, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:00:02 40 Manuel Lloret (Spa, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:00:02 41 Johan Van Summeren (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:01:51 42 Joaqu¡n Rodr¡guez Oliver (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:02:04 43 Manuel V zquez Hueso (Spa, Andalucia - Cajasur) 0:02:50 44 Luis Pasamontes Rodr¡guez (Spa, Unibet.com) 0:00:02 45 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned, Skil-Shimano) 0:05:03 46 Floris Goesinnen (Ned, Skil-Shimano) 0:05:05 47 Markel Irizar (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:05:05 48 Sergey Kolesnikov (Rus, Unibet.com) 0:05:07 49 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa, Karpin Galicia) 0:05:07 50 Iker Flores Galarza (Spa, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:05:09 51 Seraf¡n Mart¡nez Acebedo (Spa, Karpin Galicia) 0:06:17 52 Jes£s Rosendo Prado (Spa, Andalucia - Cajasur) 0:06:17 53 Andoni Aranaga Azkune (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:06:17 54 Jes£s Del Nero (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:06:17 55 Jan Hruska (Cze, Relax - Gam) 0:06:17 56 Juan A Flecha Giannoni (Spa, Rabobank) 0:06:17 57 Manuel Calvente (Spa, Agritubel) 0:06:17 58 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo, Lampre-Fondital) 0:06:17 59 Eric Baumann (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 0:11:28 60 David Abal Diego (Spa, Karpin Galicia) 0:11:28 61 Albert Timmer (Ned, Skil-Shimano) 0:11:29 62 David Herrero Llorente (Spa, Karpin Galicia) 0:11:29 63 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:11:29 64 Pedro Horrillo Mu¤oz (Spa, Rabobank) 0:11:29 65 Dailos Diaz Armas (Spa, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:11:29 66 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger, Skil-Shimano) 0:11:29 67 Moiss Due¤as Nevado (Spa, Agritubel) 0:11:29 68 Jan Boven (Ned, Rabobank) 0:11:29 69 Jorge Garc¡a Mar¡n (Spa, Relax - Gam) 0:11:29 70 àscar Garc¡a-Casarrubios (Spa, Relax - Gam) 0:11:29 71 Frantisek Rabon (Cze, T-Mobile Team) 0:11:29 72 Denis Kudashev (Rus, Relax - Gam) 0:11:29 73 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:11:29 74 Kevin Hulsman (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:11:29 75 Sebastien Portal (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:11:29 76 Mathieu Perget (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:11:34 77 Leif Hoste (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:11:34 78 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel, Unibet.com) 0:11:34 79 Enrique Salgueiro (Spa, Karpin Galicia) 0:11:34 80 Kevin Van Impe (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:11:34 81 Aart Vierhouten (Ned, Skil-Shimano) 0:18:13 82 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned, Skil-Shimano) 0:18:13 83 Joaqu¡n Sobrino (Spa, Relax - Gam) 0:18:13 84 Jos A L¢pez Gil (Spa, Andalucia - Cajasur) 0:18:13 85 Be¤at Albizuri Aransolo (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:18:13 86 Antonio Piedra (Spa, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:18:13 87 Mikel Artetxe Gezuraga (Spa, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:18:13 88 Mikel Gazta¤aga (Spa, Agritubel) 0:18:13 DNF Stefano Zanini (Ita, Predictor-Lotto) DNF Wim Vansevenant (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) DNF Francisco Jos Lara Ruiz (Spa, Andalucia - Cajasur) DNF Tom Boonen (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) DNF Francisco Jos Mart¡nez Prez (Spa, Andalucia - Cajasur) DNF Danilo Napolitano (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) DNS Marco Pinotti (Ita, T-Mobile Team) DNS Sebastian Rosseler (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) DNS David Garc¡a Dapena (Spa, Karpin Galicia) Final general classification 1 àscar Freire G¢mez (Spa, Rabobank) 20:20:55 2 Dario Cioni (Ita, Predictor-Lotto) 0:00:01 3 Tadej Valjavec (Slo, Lampre-Fondital) 0:00:02 4 Francesco Jos Ventoso Alberdi (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:02 5 Koldo Fern ndez De Larrea (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:00:06 6 Francisco Mancebo Prez (Spa, Relax - Gam) 0:00:06 7 Roger Hammond (GBr, T-Mobile Team) 0:00:06 8 Luis Pasamontes Rodr¡guez (Spa, Unibet.com) 0:00:06 9 Linus Gerdemann (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 0:00:06 10 Rodrigo Garc¡a Rena (Spa, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:00:06 11 Manuel Lloret (Spa, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:00:06 12 Jos Adri n Bonilla Bonilla (CRc, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:00:10 13 Manuele Mori (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:15 14 Alberto Ben¡tez Rom n (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:19 15 Ant¢n Luengo Celaya (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:00:21 16 Jose Joaqu¡n Rojas (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:00:23 17 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned, Unibet.com) 0:00:25 18 Iban Mayo Diez (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:00:25 19 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus, Unibet.com) 0:00:25 20 Bert Grabsch (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 0:00:25 21 Paul Martens (Ger, Skil-Shimano) 0:00:25 22 Marcos A. Serrano Rodr¡guez (Spa, Karpin Galicia) 0:00:25 23 David L¢pez Garc¡a (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:00:25 24 Jos Luis Carrasco G miz (Spa, Andalucia - Cajasur) 0:00:25 25 Antonio Olmo Menacho (Spa, Andalucia - Cajasur) 0:00:25 26 Serge Baguet (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:00:25 27 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:00:34 28 Unai Etxebarria Arana (Ven, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:00:40 29 Pieter Jacobs (Bel, Unibet.com) 0:00:58 30 Joost Posthuma (Ned, Rabobank) 0:01:17 31 David Arroyo Duran (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:01:19 32 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:01:27 33 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned, Rabobank) 0:01:55 34 Marcus Burghardt (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 0:02:34 35 Ricardo Ricco (Ita, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:02:38 36 Damiano Cunego (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:02:44 37 Manuel V zquez Hueso (Spa, Andalucia - Cajasur) 0:02:54 38 Eric Berthou (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:03:26 39 Cadel Evans (Aus, Predictor-Lotto) 0:03:35 40 David Loosli (Swi, Lampre-Fondital) 0:03:56 41 Eduardo Gonzalo Ram¡rez (Spa, Agritubel) 0:04:33 42 Johan Van Summeren (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:04:49 43 Markel Irizar (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:05:09 44 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa, Karpin Galicia) 0:05:11 45 Joaqu¡n Rodr¡guez Oliver (Spa, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:05:20 46 Sergey Kolesnikov (Rus, Unibet.com) 0:05:44 47 Leon Van Bon (Ned, Rabobank) 0:06:00 48 Manuel Calvente (Spa, Agritubel) 0:06:39 49 Andoni Aranaga Azkune (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:06:49 50 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned, Skil-Shimano) 0:06:50 51 Jan Hruska (Cze, Relax - Gam) 0:07:05 52 Floris Goesinnen (Ned, Skil-Shimano) 0:07:24 53 Juan A Flecha Giannoni (Spa, Rabobank) 0:08:06 54 Seraf¡n Mart¡nez Acebedo (Spa, Karpin Galicia) 0:08:07 55 Jes£s Del Nero (Spa, Saunier Duval - Prodir) 0:08:08 56 Jes£s Rosendo Prado (Spa, Andalucia - Cajasur) 0:08:13 57 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo, Lampre-Fondital) 0:08:20 58 Iker Flores Galarza (Spa, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:08:22 59 Moiss Due¤as Nevado (Spa, Agritubel) 0:11:59 60 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel, Unibet.com) 0:12:48 61 Sebastien Portal (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:12:58 62 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:13:28 63 Kevin Hulsman (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:14:00 64 àscar Garc¡a-Casarrubios (Spa, Relax - Gam) 0:14:06 65 David Abal Diego (Spa, Karpin Galicia) 0:14:16 66 Christoph Meschenmoser (Ger, Skil-Shimano) 0:14:31 67 Dailos Diaz Armas (Spa, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:14:39 68 Frantisek Rabon (Cze, T-Mobile Team) 0:14:40 69 Albert Timmer (Ned, Skil-Shimano) 0:14:49 70 Denis Kudashev (Rus, Relax - Gam) 0:14:52 71 Leif Hoste (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 0:14:54 72 Pedro Horrillo Mu¤oz (Spa, Rabobank) 0:15:12 73 David Herrero Llorente (Spa, Karpin Galicia) 0:15:27 74 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita, Lampre-Fondital) 0:15:43 75 Mathieu Perget (Fra, Caisse d'Epargne) 0:15:55 76 Jorge Garc¡a Mar¡n (Spa, Relax - Gam) 0:17:02 77 Eric Baumann (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 0:17:30 78 Jan Boven (Ned, Rabobank) 0:18:03 79 Kevin Van Impe (Bel, Quick Step - Innergetic) 0:18:51 80 Be¤at Albizuri Aransolo (Spa, Euskaltel - Euskadi) 0:20:44 81 Antonio Piedra (Spa, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:21:11 82 Joaqu¡n Sobrino (Spa, Relax - Gam) 0:23:20 83 Mikel Gazta¤aga (Spa, Agritubel) 0:23:49 84 Jos A L¢pez Gil (Spa, Andalucia - Cajasur) 0:24:13 85 Aart Vierhouten (Ned, Skil-Shimano) 0:24:28 86 Piet Rooijakkers (Ned, Skil-Shimano) 0:25:25 87 Mikel Artetxe Gezuraga (Spa, Fuerteventura-Canarias) 0:25:40 88 Enrique Salgueiro (Spa, Karpin Galicia) 0:40:36 Algarve 2: Eisel the best in Tavira Austrian Bernhard Eisel has won his first race in T-Mobile colours, taking out the second stage of the Volta ao Algarve in a bunch sprint. Eisel crossed the line in Tavira in front of Jimmy Casper (Unibet.com) and Fabrizio Guidi (Barloworld) to win the stage. Gert Steegmans (Quick.Step-Innergetic) retained the leader's jersey after his victory yesterday. The second stage was run between Castro Marim and Tavira over 177 km, with 192 riders lining up for the start. After 26 km, Tyler Farrar (Cofidis) attacked together with Lars Boom (Rabobank), and the pair quickly gained a minute over the bunch. After covering 44 km in the first hour, the duo extended their advantage out to eight minutes at the intermediate sprint in Alcoutim (km 63). Farrar was first there ahead of Boom, with Pablo Urtasun (Liberty Seguros) taking the point for third in the bunch. The cat. 3 climb of Cortes Pereira followed at km 66, and Boom was first to the top ahead of Farrar. Bulgarian Daniel Petrov (Duja-Tavira) grabbed the remaining point, 7'38 behind. Over the next hour, the two young leaders saw their advantage shrink to 4'30 at the sprint in Martinlongo (km 102), where Boom crossed ahead of Farrar and Nuno Marta (Madeinox). The gap increased for a time until Boom rode away from his American breakaway partner on the Casas Novas climb (km 121). Farrar lost ground quickly as a chase was started behind by Lu¡s Pinheiro (Liberty Seguros) and Krasimir Vasilev (Duja). Farrar was caught by the Milram and Quick.Step-led bunch after 147 km, with Boom now 4'10 in front and Pinheiro and Vasilev recaptured. Boom's adventure finally finished with 10 km to go. In the run to the line, Eisel proved to have the best legs ahead of Casper and Guidi. Tomorrow's third stage is between Lagoa and Lagos, and it is the longest of the tour at 208 km. Stage 2 results 1 Bernhard Eisel (Aut, T-Mobile Team) 4:23:03 2 Jimmy Casper (Fra, Unibet.com) 3 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita, Barloworld) 4 David Kopp (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 5 Giosu Bonomi (Ita, Barloworld) 6 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita, Team Milram) 7 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 8 Sbastien Chavanel (Fra, Franaise Des Jeux) 9 Martin Garrido (Arg, Duja-Tavira) 10 Steven Caethoven (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 11 Pedro Soeiro (Por, Barbot-Halcon) 12 Ren Haselbacher (Aut, Astana) 13 Manuel Cardoso (Por, Riberalves-Boavista) 14 Daniel Musiol (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 15 Philippe Gilbert (Bel, Franaise Des Jeux) 16 Csar Quiterio (Por, Liberty Seguros) 17 Samuel Caldeira (Por, Duja-Tavira) 18 Sergio Ribeiro (Por, Benfica) 19 Marco Velo (Ita, Team Milram) 20 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra, Cofidis) 21 Grgory Rast (Swi, Astana) 22 Pedro Lopes (Por, Benfica) 23 Volodymyr Dyudya (Ukr, Team Milram) 24 Hector Guerra (Spa, Liberty Seguros) 25 Roy Sentjens (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 26 Michiel Elijzen (Ned, Cofidis) 27 Pedro Costa (Por, Vitoria-Asc) 28 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr, Discovery Channel) 29 Andreas Klier (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 30 Bruno Sa (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 31 Luis Silva (Por, Duja-Tavira) 32 Martijn Maaskant (Ned, Rabobank) 33 Claudio Faria (Por, La Mss) 34 Nelson Vitorino (Por, Duja-Tavira) 35 Alejandro M. Marques (Spa, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 36 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra, Franaise Des Jeux) 37 Bruno Neves (Por, La Mss) 38 Vladimir Gusev (Rus, Discovery Channel) 39 Mikel Pradera (Spa, Benfica) 40 Javier Benitez (Spa, Benfica) 41 Fco. Jose Torres (Spa, Barbot-Halcon) 42 Johan Coenen (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 43 Jos Martins (Por, Vitoria-Asc) 44 Pedro Arreitunandia (Spa, Barloworld) 45 Arjen De Baat (Ned, Rabobank) 46 Andrea Moletta (Ita, Gerolsteiner) 47 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu, Discovery Channel) 48 Jacek Morajko (Pol, Riberalves-Boavista) 49 Jos Van Emden (Ned, Rabobank) 50 Nelson Rocha (Por, Riberalves-Boavista) 51 Andre Cardoso (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 52 Helder Oliveira (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 53 Serguei Ivanov (Rus, Astana) 54 Thomas Ziegler (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 55 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 56 Daniel Petrov (Bul, Duja-Tavira) 57 Stijn Devolder (Bel, Discovery Channel) 58 Bastiaan Giling (Ned, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 59 Sergio Sousa (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 60 Davide Rebellin (Ita, Gerolsteiner) 61 Andreas Klden (Ger, Astana) 62 Egoi Martinez (Spa, Discovery Channel) 63 Ricardo Mestre (Por, Duja-Tavira) 64 Stefan Schumacher (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 65 Jorge Ferraz (Por, Barbot-Halcon) 66 Christophe Detilloux (Bel, Franaise Des Jeux) 67 Wouter Weylandt (Bel, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 68 Hubert Schwab (Swi, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 69 Fabio Sacchi (Ita, Team Milram) 70 Niko Eeckhout (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 71 Gert Steegmans (Bel, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 72 Arnaud Coyot (Fra, Unibet.com) 73 Bruno Pires (Por, La Mss) 74 Tom Leezer (Ned, Rabobank) 75 Marcel Sieberg (Ger, Team Milram) 76 Bert Roesems (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 77 Ryan Cox (RSA, Barloworld) 78 Markus Zberg (Swi, Gerolsteiner) 79 Antonio Colom (Spa, Astana) 80 Rui Sa (Por, Barbot-Halcon) 81 Devi Vervaeke (Bel, Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn) 82 Carlos Nozal (Spa, Liberty Seguros) 83 Tiago Machado (Por, Riberalves-Boavista) 84 Maarten Wynants (Bel, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 85 Thomas Berkhout (Ned, Rabobank) 86 Celio Sousa (Por, Riberalves-Boavista) 87 Christophe Mengin (Fra, Franaise Des Jeux) 88 Luis Pinheiro (Por, Liberty Seguros) 89 Pedro Cardoso (Por, La Mss) 90 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 91 Glenn D'hollander (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 92 Carlos Pinho (Por, Barbot-Halcon) 93 Jrg Ludewig (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 94 Pablo Urtasun (Spa, Liberty Seguros) 95 Bruno Castanheira (Por, Benfica) 96 Rui Sousa (Por, Liberty Seguros) 97 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 98 Hugo Sabido (Por, Barloworld) 99 Stephen Cummings (GBr, Discovery Channel) 100 Jos Azevedo (Por, Benfica) 101 Rob Ruijgh (Ned, Rabobank) 102 Alexander Efimkin (Rus, Barloworld) 103 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 104 Jose Rodrigues (Por, Vitoria-Asc) 105 Markus Eichler (Ger, Unibet.com) 106 Krassimir Vasilev (Bul, Duja-Tavira) 107 Virgilio Santos (Por, Riberalves-Boavista) 108 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita, T-Mobile Team) 109 Ronny Scholz (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 110 Nuno Ribeiro (Por, Liberty Seguros) 111 Xavier Tondo (Spa, La Mss) 112 Wim Van Huffel (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 113 Ricardo Horta (Por, Barbot-Halcon) 114 Iljo Keisse (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 115 Stephen Gallagher (Irl, Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn) 116 Benot Joachim (Lux, Astana) 117 Tom Stubbe (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 118 Frdric Guesdon (Fra, Franaise Des Jeux) 119 Olaf Pollack (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 120 Matthias Russ (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 121 Evert Verbist (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 122 Arnaud Gerard (Fra, Franaise Des Jeux) 123 Hugo Vitor (Por, Riberalves-Boavista) 124 Hernani Broco (Por, Liberty Seguros) 125 Steffen Radochla (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 126 Edgar Anao (Por, La Mss) 127 Gilberto Martins (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 128 Pedro Barnabe (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 129 Torsten Schmidt (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 130 Scott Davis (Aus, T-Mobile Team) 131 Servais Knaven (Ned, T-Mobile Team) 132 Jeremy Hunt (GBr, Unibet.com) 133 Fernando Sousa (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 134 Robert Hunter (RSA, Barloworld) 135 Davide Vigano (Ita, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 136 Bruno Barbosa (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 137 Claus Michael Mller (Den, Barbot-Halcon) 138 Sergio Paulinho (Por, Discovery Channel) 139 Ricardo Martins (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 140 Paulo Barroso (Por, Vitoria-Asc) 141 Steffen Wesemann (Swi, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 142 Gilberto Sampaio (Por, Vitoria-Asc) 143 Mathieu Heijboer (Ned, Cofidis) 144 Angel Vazquez (Spa, La Mss) 145 Nick Nuyens (Bel, Cofidis) 146 Enrico Degano (Ita, Barloworld) 147 Evgeny Popov (Rus, Rabobank) 148 Stefan Kushlev (Bul, Riberalves-Boavista) 149 Alexis Rodriguez (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 150 David Blanco (Spa, Duja-Tavira) 151 Jos Sousa (Por, Vitoria-Asc) 152 Preben Van Hecke (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 153 Thierry Marichal (Bel, Franaise Des Jeux) 154 Matthias Kessler (Ger, Astana) 155 Rui Costa (Por, Benfica) 156 Tyler Farrar (USA, Cofidis) 157 Rui Pinto (Por, Barbot-Halcon) 158 Paidi O'brien (Irl, Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn) 159 Kevin De Weert (Bel, Cofidis) 160 Sbastien Minard (Fra, Cofidis) 161 Joao Cabreira (Por, La Mss) 162 Jos Vaz (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 163 Addy Engels (Ned, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 164 Matthew White (Aus, Discovery Channel) 165 Andr Korff (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 166 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita, Team Milram) 167 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 168 Niels Scheuneman (Ned, Unibet.com) 169 Erwin Thijs (Bel, Unibet.com) 170 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel, Cofidis) 171 Peter Van Petegem (Bel, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 172 Andr Vital (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 173 Lars Boom (Ned, Rabobank) 00:00:30 174 Thomas Fothen (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 00:00:30 175 Bjrn Schrder (Ger, Team Milram) 00:00:32 176 Wim De Vocht (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 177 Tom Steels (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 178 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel, Unibet.com) 179 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus, Astana) 180 Renato Silva (Por, Benfica) 00:01:48 181 Marco Zanotti (Ita, Unibet.com) 182 Alberto Ongarato (Ita, Team Milram) 00:02:00 183 Nuno Marta (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 184 Marcio Correia (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 00:02:42 185 Virgilio Neves (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 00:07:42 186 Simon Kelly (Irl, Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn) 00:23:37 General classification after stage 2 1 Gert Steegmans (Bel, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 09:07:09 2 Bernhard Eisel (Aut, T-Mobile Team) 00:00:03 3 Ren Haselbacher (Aut, Astana) 00:00:04 4 Roy Sentjens (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 00:00:04 5 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu, Discovery Channel) 00:00:06 6 Jimmy Casper (Fra, Unibet.com) 00:00:07 7 Tiago Machado (Por, Riberalves-Boavista) 00:00:07 8 Tyler Farrar (USA, Cofidis) 00:00:08 9 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita, Barloworld) 00:00:09 10 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita, Team Milram) 00:00:10 11 Pablo Urtasun (Spa, Liberty Seguros) 00:00:12 12 Nuno Marta (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 00:00:12 13 Krassimir Vasilev (Bul, Duja-Tavira) 00:00:12 14 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 00:00:13 15 Steven Caethoven (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 00:00:13 16 Martin Garrido (Arg, Duja-Tavira) 00:00:13 17 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra, Cofidis) 00:00:13 18 Samuel Caldeira (Por, Duja-Tavira) 00:00:13 19 Giosu Bonomi (Ita, Barloworld) 00:00:13 20 Sergio Ribeiro (Por, Benfica) 00:00:13 21 Hector Guerra (Spa, Liberty Seguros) 00:00:13 22 Philippe Gilbert (Bel, Franaise Des Jeux) 00:00:13 23 Bruno Sa (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 00:00:13 24 Javier Benitez (Spa, Benfica) 00:00:13 25 Pedro Lopes (Por, Benfica) 00:00:13 26 Vladimir Gusev (Rus, Discovery Channel) 00:00:13 27 Pedro Costa (Por, Vitoria-Asc) 00:00:13 28 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 00:00:13 29 Johan Coenen (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 00:00:13 30 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr, Discovery Channel) 00:00:13 31 Fco. Jose Torres (Spa, Barbot-Halcon) 00:00:13 32 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra, Franaise Des Jeux) 00:00:13 33 Andreas Klier (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 00:00:13 34 David Kopp (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 00:00:13 35 Marco Velo (Ita, Team Milram) 00:00:13 36 Michiel Elijzen (Ned, Cofidis) 00:00:13 37 Andre Cardoso (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 00:00:13 38 Grgory Rast (Swi, Astana) 00:00:13 39 Helder Oliveira (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 00:00:13 40 Davide Rebellin (Ita, Gerolsteiner) 00:00:13 41 Nelson Rocha (Por, Riberalves-Boavista) 00:00:13 42 Stefan Schumacher (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 00:00:13 43 Hubert Schwab (Swi, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 00:00:13 44 Martijn Maaskant (Ned, Rabobank) 00:00:13 45 Egoi Martinez (Spa, Discovery Channel) 00:00:13 46 Sbastien Chavanel (Fra, Franaise Des Jeux) 00:00:13 47 Csar Quiterio (Por, Liberty Seguros) 00:00:13 48 Tom Leezer (Ned, Rabobank) 00:00:13 49 Stijn Devolder (Bel, Discovery Channel) 00:00:13 50 Arnaud Coyot (Fra, Unibet.com) 00:00:13 51 Thomas Ziegler (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 00:00:13 52 Bert Roesems (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 00:00:13 53 Claudio Faria (Por, La Mss) 00:00:13 54 Bastiaan Giling (Ned, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 00:00:13 55 Jos Van Emden (Ned, Rabobank) 00:00:13 56 Serguei Ivanov (Rus, Astana) 00:00:13 57 Luis Silva (Por, Duja-Tavira) 00:00:13 58 Andrea Moletta (Ita, Gerolsteiner) 00:00:13 59 Thomas Berkhout (Ned, Rabobank) 00:00:13 60 Olaf Pollack (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 00:00:13 61 Arjen De Baat (Ned, Rabobank) 00:00:13 62 Jacek Morajko (Pol, Riberalves-Boavista) 00:00:13 63 Christophe Mengin (Fra, Franaise Des Jeux) 00:00:13 64 Glenn D'hollander (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 00:00:13 65 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 00:00:13 66 Carlos Nozal (Spa, Liberty Seguros) 00:00:13 67 Jrg Ludewig (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 00:00:13 68 Mikel Pradera (Spa, Benfica) 00:00:13 69 Luis Pinheiro (Por, Liberty Seguros) 00:00:13 70 Maarten Wynants (Bel, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 00:00:13 71 Devi Vervaeke (Bel, Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn) 00:00:13 72 Stephen Cummings (GBr, Discovery Channel) 00:00:13 73 Pedro Cardoso (Por, La Mss) 00:00:13 74 Ricardo Mestre (Por, Duja-Tavira) 00:00:13 75 Antonio Colom (Spa, Astana) 00:00:13 76 Alexander Efimkin (Rus, Barloworld) 00:00:13 77 Niko Eeckhout (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 00:00:13 78 Steffen Radochla (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 00:00:13 79 Markus Eichler (Ger, Unibet.com) 00:00:13 80 Daniel Petrov (Bul, Duja-Tavira) 00:00:13 81 Sergio Sousa (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 00:00:13 82 Ronny Scholz (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 00:00:13 83 Rui Sousa (Por, Liberty Seguros) 00:00:13 84 Daniel Musiol (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 00:00:13 85 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita, T-Mobile Team) 00:00:13 86 Jos Azevedo (Por, Benfica) 00:00:13 87 Pedro Arreitunandia (Spa, Barloworld) 00:00:13 88 Christophe Detilloux (Bel, Franaise Des Jeux) 00:00:13 89 Jose Rodrigues (Por, Vitoria-Asc) 00:00:13 90 Steffen Wesemann (Swi, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 00:00:13 91 Rob Ruijgh (Ned, Rabobank) 00:00:13 92 Pedro Soeiro (Por, Barbot-Halcon) 00:00:13 93 Bruno Pires (Por, La Mss) 00:00:13 94 Wim Van Huffel (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 00:00:13 95 Manuel Cardoso (Por, Riberalves-Boavista) 00:00:13 96 Fabio Sacchi (Ita, Team Milram) 00:00:13 97 David Blanco (Spa, Duja-Tavira) 00:00:13 98 Ryan Cox (RSA, Barloworld) 00:00:13 99 Carlos Pinho (Por, Barbot-Halcon) 00:00:13 100 Hugo Sabido (Por, Barloworld) 00:00:13 101 Frdric Guesdon (Fra, Franaise Des Jeux) 00:00:13 102 Davide Vigano (Ita, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 00:00:13 103 Markus Zberg (Swi, Gerolsteiner) 00:00:13 104 Nelson Vitorino (Por, Duja-Tavira) 00:00:13 105 Arnaud Gerard (Fra, Franaise Des Jeux) 00:00:13 106 Alejandro M. Marques (Spa, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 00:00:13 107 Nuno Ribeiro (Por, Liberty Seguros) 00:00:13 108 Bruno Barbosa (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 00:00:13 109 Andreas Klden (Ger, Astana) 00:00:13 110 Bruno Neves (Por, La Mss) 00:00:13 111 Stephen Gallagher (Irl, Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn) 00:00:13 112 Ricardo Horta (Por, Barbot-Halcon) 00:00:13 113 Rui Sa (Por, Barbot-Halcon) 00:00:13 114 Celio Sousa (Por, Riberalves-Boavista) 00:00:13 115 Preben Van Hecke (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 00:00:13 116 Ricardo Martins (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 00:00:13 117 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 00:00:13 118 Jeremy Hunt (GBr, Unibet.com) 00:00:13 119 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus, Astana) 00:00:13 120 Jorge Ferraz (Por, Barbot-Halcon) 00:00:13 121 Hernani Broco (Por, Liberty Seguros) 00:00:13 122 Servais Knaven (Ned, T-Mobile Team) 00:00:13 123 Virgilio Santos (Por, Riberalves-Boavista) 00:00:13 124 Gilberto Martins (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 00:00:13 125 Wouter Weylandt (Bel, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 00:00:13 126 Scott Davis (Aus, T-Mobile Team) 00:00:13 127 Benot Joachim (Lux, Astana) 00:00:13 128 Marco Zanotti (Ita, Unibet.com) 00:00:13 129 Xavier Tondo (Spa, La Mss) 00:00:13 130 Matthias Russ (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 00:00:13 131 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 00:00:13 132 Bruno Castanheira (Por, Benfica) 00:00:13 133 Edgar Anao (Por, La Mss) 00:00:13 134 Alexis Rodriguez (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 00:00:13 135 Iljo Keisse (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 00:00:13 136 Rui Costa (Por, Benfica) 00:00:13 137 Hugo Vitor (Por, Riberalves-Boavista) 00:00:13 138 Fernando Sousa (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 00:00:13 139 Andr Korff (Ger, T-Mobile Team) 00:00:13 140 Evgeny Popov (Rus, Rabobank) 00:00:13 141 Mathieu Heijboer (Ned, Cofidis) 00:00:13 142 Dimitri De Fauw (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 00:00:13 143 Thierry Marichal (Bel, Franaise Des Jeux) 00:00:13 144 Tom Stubbe (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 00:00:13 145 Pedro Barnabe (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 00:00:13 146 Gilberto Sampaio (Por, Vitoria-Asc) 00:00:13 147 Evert Verbist (Bel, Chocolade Jacques) 00:00:13 148 Wim De Vocht (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 00:00:13 149 Kevin De Weert (Bel, Cofidis) 00:00:13 150 Sergio Paulinho (Por, Discovery Channel) 00:00:13 151 Angel Vazquez (Spa, La Mss) 00:00:13 152 Addy Engels (Ned, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 00:00:13 153 Robert Hunter (RSA, Barloworld) 00:00:13 154 Paulo Barroso (Por, Vitoria-Asc) 00:00:13 155 Stefan Kushlev (Bul, Riberalves-Boavista) 00:00:13 156 Matthias Kessler (Ger, Astana) 00:00:13 157 Torsten Schmidt (Ger, Team Wiesenhof Felt) 00:00:13 158 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel, Unibet.com) 00:00:13 159 Nick Nuyens (Bel, Cofidis) 00:00:13 160 Claus Michael Mller (Den, Barbot-Halcon) 00:00:13 161 Peter Van Petegem (Bel, Quick.Step-Innergetic) 00:00:13 162 Sbastien Minard (Fra, Cofidis) 00:00:13 163 Matthew White (Aus, Discovery Channel) 00:00:13 164 Jos Vaz (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 00:00:13 165 Jos Sousa (Por, Vitoria-Asc) 00:00:13 166 Andr Vital (Por, Madeinox-Bric-Loule) 00:00:13 167 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel, Cofidis) 00:00:13 168 Rui Pinto (Por, Barbot-Halcon) 00:00:13 169 Joao Cabreira (Por, La Mss) 00:00:13 170 Niels Scheuneman (Ned, Unibet.com) 00:00:13 171 Erwin Thijs (Bel, Unibet.com) 00:00:13 172 Tom Steels (Bel, Predictor-Lotto) 00:00:13 173 Lars Boom (Ned, Rabobank) 00:00:38 174 Thomas Fothen (Ger, Gerolsteiner) 00:00:43 175 Jos Martins (Por, Vitoria-Asc) 00:00:58 176 Volodymyr Dyudya (Ukr, Team Milram) 00:01:10 177 Paidi O'brien (Irl, Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn) 00:01:39 178 Marcel Sieberg (Ger, Team Milram) 00:01:45 179 Enrico Degano (Ita, Barloworld) 00:01:54 180 Renato Silva (Por, Benfica) 00:02:01 181 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita, Team Milram) 00:02:10 182 Bjrn Schrder (Ger, Team Milram) 00:02:17 183 Alberto Ongarato (Ita, Team Milram) 00:03:10 184 Virgilio Neves (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 00:15:04 185 Simon Kelly (Irl, Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn) 00:23:50 186 Marcio Correia (Por, Fercase/Rota Dos Mov) 00:30:12 Got a comment? 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