As E.Sella already said, Priamo sold him the CERA on the 30 June 2009 (just after the Giro) for 700 euros. He had it from Aleksandar Nikacevic, coach of Serbian U23 team, who is in prison since 4 months.
Emanuele Sella came back to racing this summer after 1 year of disqualification because of his collaboration with the investigators and avoided the ordinary judgement paying 2.200 euros. He already got the first win of his new carreer with his new team, Carmioro, and I hope to see him in the Giro 2010, that suits him perfectly.
I'm very disappointed instead because of the reaction of the Italian cycling world: when Sella accused Priamo he was treated like a traitor and a lot of people acted like real 'mafiosi'. Nothing will change if everybody is ready to defend a mate who was wrong against a mate who had the courage to say the truth.
Finally I still think that Franco Ballerini has some responsability in all that story, because after Sella's amazing Giro he didn't make even a call to say 'Bravo'. Also the national team for World Championship too many times is a 'cosa nostra' of big pro-Tour teams and racers from little teams have no hope to be selected in spite of any good results.
Manx rider out of coma and recovering ahead of journey home
Jonathan Bellis will return home to Britain from Italy, where he is recovering from a scooter crash that occurred near Quarrata, Italy, in September.
"Jonny is doing really well since the last update and is communicating by writing messages on a white board. They are looking into flying him to London shortly," read a statement on the British Cycling website yesterday.
Bellis' parents had been in Italy with their son. They flew from the Isle of Man to join him the day of the crash.
Bellis, 21, crashed while on his scooter near Quarrata, Italy, at around 3:30 in the morning on September 19. Medics took him to the hospital in Careggi, north of Firenze, where doctors placed him in an induced coma and performed surgery. Doctors brought him out of the coma earlier this month, but he is still recovering from head injuries.
Bellis was wearing a helmet and travelling along Via IV Novembre. The cause of the accident is still unknown and local police are still investigating it.
He was in Quarrata to train with other British riders, including fellow Manxman Mark Cavendish. He had hopes of racing the World Championships at the end of September in Mendrisio, Switzerland.
Bellis finished third in the 2007 Under 23 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. He turned professional with team Saxo Bank this season after a trainee period last fall.
Schleck to prepare for Tour with Spring Classics
Saxo Bank's Andy Schleck is a bona fide star after the Tour.
Working to improve in mountains and time trials in order to win the Tour
Andy Schleck of Team Saxo Bank will ride the Spring Classics in preparation for the Tour de France, and once again skip the Giro d'Italia. The Luxembourger will look to improve on his second place finish this year, saying “If I can finish second, then I think I can win.”
His spring plan includes Liège-Bastogne-Liège, where he will look to defend his 2009 victory and the Amstel Gold Race. “Also for the first time, the Ronde van Vlaanderen, to prepare for the paves that await us in the third stage of the Tour. It is an area where you can't win the Tour, but you can lose it,” Schleck told the Spanish newspaper El País.
The 24-year-old said that in order to win, “I need a strong team and to improve on the climbs, because the mountain is where you can lose the Tour within five minutes.”
He also knows that he needs to work on his time trialing abilities, as the penultimate stage of the 2010 Tour is a 50km time trial which could be decisive. “Mental training... I've worked hard with Bobby Julich,” Schleck said, noting, “I am improving every year and I'm not so bad. I'll never be a Cancellara, but I can improve a lot.”
Being able to ride alongside of older brother Fränk is “a luxury,” he said. “With him I have confidence that I do not have with anyone else. Who else will say, “you jerk, what have you done with your shoes,” and things like that.”
Schleck gets along with many of his teammates, but admitted that former teammate Carlos Sastre was not one of them. “I never understood what his problem was. He won the Tour and everyone who watched it on TV and knows a bit about cycling realised what we sacrificed for him. And he went out in the press and said things that made no sense, like we did not want to work for him.” Saying, “We were one hundred percent for him, working for him,” he concluded that the Spaniard, now with Cervélo TestTeam, “has a problem with his head.”
Comparing himself to a football player, he noted that “only” 70,000 people can fit into a stadium. “In a Tour there are many more.” Another advantage of cycling, Schleck said, was that “football gives fame and money. I do not like the fame, but I do like the money.”
The off-season has arrived
The storm has finally passed and I'm back where I started, staring out of the window at my parents' home in Luxembourg. Just like that day in February when I outlined all my hopes for the season; it's a cool, crisp morning. It's as if the season hasn't even happened.
My parents' garden hasn't changed. The bushes and grass seem no different. A bit of paint has faded on the garage door and a few dead leaves sit on the window ledge but that's it.
For me. though, it's been a huge experience and a breakthrough season. From the Classics to the Tour to the Vuelta and worlds; there have been so many emotions and experiences. I'll save them all for another month's blog.
I've been kept busy since my abortive ride at the worlds. The last few days have been spent in Madrid at Specialized's - our team's bike sponsor - expense. They flew me and Burry Stander out and had us compete in a kind of cycling celebrity death match. Okay, maybe that's a bit extreme but for anyone who isn't familiar with Burry, he's the World Under-23 MTB champion and most importantly, he's quick. Very quick.
For a laugh - and I use that term lightly - Specialized had us ride up a 12-kilometre climb with me taking the road path and Burry fighting his way up the off-road trail to the top of the climb, before swapping bikes and giving each other's sport a go. As you would expect we both dominated our disciplines but I had a great time on the mountain bike. I do a bit of it during the winter here in Luxembourg but it's been a while since I've tried. It was a lot of fun.
Of course, no corporate event would be complete without a night's hospitality and in the evening we went to watch the Champions League match between Real Madrid FC and AC Milan FC, from Italy. It was a great match that ended in defeat for Real but we had a good time nevertheless. I'd never been to the magnificent Estadio Santiago Bernabéu before, but seeing the players perform on a stage totally different to mine was fun.
Tour de France wardrobe malfunction
And speaking of stages, I was on one myself at the recent Tour de France route presentation in Paris. I've already talked about the route itself in the press, I'll reiterate that I like it. It seems like a tough parcours and one that will be selective. The only aspect I don't like the look of are the cobbled sections in the first few days. They're dangerous and a contender could easily lose the race there or crash. Is that necessary in a Grand Tour? I'm not so sure. I think guys like me and the Belgians will be fine, we're used to riding cobbles, but some of the Spanish riders will be pretty nervous.
The presentation itself was a lot of fun and you'll have all seen my wardrobe malfunction when I was seated between a suited and booted Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador in what can I say, was more relaxed attire. Why the casual look, Andy, I hear you ask. Well, I went last year and a suit didn't seen necessary and to be honest I don't really like them. But when I walk in this year everyone is wearing them; from the riders to the press. Even the people taking coats were dressed to impress.
So there I am, seated between the Tour winner and a Tour legend and what's the first thing Lance says to me? "Hey Andy, where's your suit man?" "It's okay, Lance. Riders under twenty-five don't need them." My fashion sense might not be that slick but my quick fire responses are.
Lots of people have asked what it was like sitting between Lance and Alberto that day. Did they have a quick thumb war as they shook hands? Was Lance wearing a hand buzzer to shock his Spanish rival? Did Alberto slip kryptonite into Lance's pocket? Of course none of those situations transpired. We chatted freely in fact, about the route and what we'd been up to since we last met.
That might be hard to imagine but rivals on the bike aren't always sworn enemies off the bike. They chat and text each other from time to time and it was nice to actually see them. Of course some riders get on better with others but everything was kept cordial. Of course next July I'd like us to be standing in those same positions, with me in the middle and Lance and Alberto either side of me on the podium in Paris.
So what's my plan for the rest of 2009? Well I'm going to take a bit of time off the bike to relax and take a vacation. As you all know I love America and in a few days I'll fly out to Miami with my best friend from back home, before heading to Curacao for 10 days. I want to enjoy my time off but I would be lying if I hadn't thought about next year's goals and how I'm going to achieve them.
Perhaps one of my biggest goals will be to finally have my new house completed. The building process was started from scratch but it has been going on for too long. Right now they're working on the fittings in the bathroom and kitchen. The upside of building from scratch is that I can decide on every detail, like having a television in my bathroom. Don't laugh, I'm serious. It's a necessity that all bathrooms should have.
After I get home from training the first thing I do is stick on MTV. Now and I can do that and watch it while I shower. Makes perfect sense doesn't it? The builders didn't see it that way, though. They looked at me like I was crazy when I explained this to them. But it's my casa and I want things done right.
Farewell to a friend
Just like last month I'll end by saying goodbye to someone on the team who is leaving for pastures new. Last month it was my good friend Karsten Kroon and this time it's another amigo, Brian Nygaard. Some of you may know him while others may not be familiar with him. For those who aren't, Brian is our Saxo Bank press relations manager. He's been with us for a long time and shared in many great wins and stressful moments.
Throughout that time he's been a gent and a total professional and always someone I could seek out and talk to. He's off to Sky next year, in search of new challenges and new goals. It might be a little weird seeing him around a different bus in 2010 but one thing that won't change is our friendship. Good luck Brian.
Chris Anker Sørensen Took Epic Win In Japan Cup
[25.10 08:25] Last night, European time, Team Saxo Bank participated in their very last cycling event this season which was held in Utsunomiya, Japan on a undulating circuit of 14 kilometers
The Danish Team was represented by Jens Voigt, Nicki Sørensen, Gustav Larsson, Michael Mørkøv and Chris Anker Sørensen.
The latter launched an epic series of attacks on his opponents within the last 40 kilometers of the course along with a strong riding Jens Voigt and the young Danish climber finally succeeded in leaving the field behind.
Chris Anker Sørensen crossed the finish line alone and put an astonishing end to the season where he was often seen helping his teammates in their mission to succeed. Today, he took the initiative and brought home the victory in the empire of the sun.
"Chris and Jens opened the race with 40 kilometers to go which course suited Chris like a glove with a short circular route with a large climb to pass ten times. It is a great way to finish the season and it is rewarding to be the sports director for energetic and enthusiastic riders like these who are still motivated in the very last part of the season”, said sports director Torsten Schmidt Sunday morning European time.
Pic by Bettini
Vandenbroucke laid to rest in Belgium
Family, friends and thousands of fans gather to pay their respects
The funeral of cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke took place in his home town of Ploegsteert, Belgium, Saturday morning. Family and close family friends attended a private funeral service at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, as fans of the Walloon rider gathered in the square outside the church to pay their respects.
"It is a traditional funeral, delivered in French," Andre Kardinael, parish priest of Ploegsteert, told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad before the funeral ceremony began. "I personally have not met Frank Vandenbroucke, except through the media; I leave it to the family left to talk about him during the funeral."
Vandenbroucke died on Monday, October 12, in Saly, Senegal, at the age of 34. An autopsy carried out in the African nation determined that he had passed away after suffering a pulmonary embolism. His body had been repatriated to Belgium earlier this week.
The Belgian cycling community turned out in great numbers to celebrate Vandenbroucke's life. Patrick Lefevere, Wilfried Peeters, Johan Museeuw, Leif Hoste and Peter Van Petegem were all in attendance, while former Cofidis teammate Nico Mattan acted as a pallbearer and escorted the coffin of his close friend into the church service.
Estimates placed the number of fans outside the church at between 1000 and 2000 people. Although a private ceremony, those gathered outside were able to observe the service on screens erected outside.
After the ceremony Vandenbroucke's body was transported to a nearby cemetery in Ploegsteert, where he was interred at his family's burial site.
"Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)
I’ve not seen the route details yet but I love California, after home and fishing it’s my favourite place in the World. It might be possible that I’ll be there but I can’t say for sure yet.
Fishing is a place. Yes! it's a zone. Isn't it?
1. Andy, you said you like sleeping listening to the music: which kind of music? and what is your favourite song?
Now we know that Andy likes house music and that Tiesto is his favourite DJ. Another name in his top list seems to be the Luxembourgish singer Dhalia and probaly he listens also to other kinds of music, but at the moment we don't know wich one. Favourite song? http://twitter.com/andy_schleck: "Listening to the new album of tiesto awsome Kaleidoscope Feel it in my bones (feat. Tega & Sara) check it out"
Well, it depends on what you mean with 'single'. Lots of people say that Andy has lots of girls. The most say that he has no girlfriend. But fangirls' sleep is troubled the appearing of pics of Andy with some girls who look really close to him, expecially one that you will never see here but I unfortunatelly saw. Sig-sob-sniff .... ANYWAY, yes, Andy is offically single. Since now at least. And as far as we know.
No answer available yet, even if Andy said to Pastonesi "Bellissime le Italiane!" ["Very beautifull the Italian girls!"], so we keep some hopes. Nothing new instead about mountain village: he moved on his own, you know, but in Mondorf and very close to his parents and bro.
I remember something about the Tour de France and Liege. Anything different? He said he want to try to race the Flanders, fashinating clasic that another winer of Liege won: Frank VDB. Andy is sensible to the mythe.
They trained together all winter and Fabian helped Andy to improve in TT and to resist in the killing TTT of TdF, so I adsume that the Olympics are over. Aren't they?
6. You never never never quarrels with your brother? [I have got a brother and we often quarrel, but ofcourse they are two males...]. It's true that Martine left Fränk because he allways called you when was at home? [Mah! In my opinion two Schlecks are better then one!]
Kim Andersen - or maybe Bjarne Riis - said in an interview that Andy and Frank are best friends more then brothers but "you remember they are brothers when they have a fight". In another article Andy said that when they were children Frank beated him and he was too little and weak to defend himself and he's a bit sorry that now, when he's strong as well, they fight no more.
About the Frank/Martine case... Frank says that in an interview so I think it's true. But they are back together and I think and hope that they will get married soon. I like Martine and I'm sure she deeply loves Frank. No doubs after his awfull crash in the Amstel.
No news about that point.
Why why why?! I don't know.
10. Fränk, Italian sport magazine Bici Sport wrote that you are Cadel Evans good friend: it's true?!
No evidences about that supposed friendship.
They are back together. I can say that after my shocking experience in Monaco. I'm jocking: they were so cute...
http://mypict.me/show.php?id=ikLf: Andy "This are my dogs the big one Stewie Franks dog an the little Jack Russel is mine Jacks." This are?! Oh god...
They like it both but perhaps Frank prefers iceskating.
What a mysther!
I don't think so. In my opinion anyway you are both better with long hair.
I don't know how they celebrated it but I'm quite sure they did. The case is over, is the past, right? so why in the heart journalists keep asking you about? Stop please, we are fed up.
I'm not sure they met. I'm not sure they are.
FISHING? MUSIC? friends&love maybe?
Fishing, hang out with friends, go to pubs and discos, listening to music, walking in the nature with your dogs, playing electronics games... What more?
And then we know he watch MTV but it isn't enought for our curiousity!
No answer yet, even if of course fishing and girlfriend are in the list.
22. Andy and Fränk, do you read fangirls blogs? what do you think about? are you more flattered or annoyed?
Dayly, of course! we like them! in general we are flattered and find them funny. But sometimes it's annoying, specially when you stalk our private life: we don't like that at all.
23. What do you eat for breakfast when you are at home? in general what's your favourite food?
Unluckly I never had breackfast with Andy... yet. I promise I'll work on that. But I remember that Frank likes pizza very much. Andy's favourite food? I'm sorry but I read somewhere burger&chips... Please Andy say it's not true!! do that for me, for mum and for Uncle Bjarne!!
24. Andy, in an interview during the Giro 2007 you said you woke up every night because of hunger and your team mates say your sleep is very perturbed. It's true?
25. Fränk, you often share the bedroom: is your brother quieter with you or are you simply used to?
No, he's a drag... but I'm used to, you see: he's my little bro...
26. Andy and Fränk, I think you like babies and a lot of racers became father quite early. What are you waiting for? a wife, ok [not indispensable but better: they are good boys.] but I mean: what are you waiting to make your own family?
Andy lately said he's looking for the right one and that his dream is not to win the TdF but a 'nice wife', and Frank already found her so... Hard time for fangirls!
STOP WITH GOSSIP!
27. Andy and Fränk, did you already tried your new Specialized bikes? It's difficult to change it after many years with Cérvelo?
Mhm... Of course they tryed them! but in my opinion Cervelo was better...
28. We right undestood about a riding camp in Maiorca?
Yes, we did. Next one?
29. If we invite you to a Schleck Party will you come?
Andy - Why not? I'm a bit an animal party, you know?
Frank - But don't ask him to organize it! he would mess up everything!
Andy - Hey! that's not true!....
So you do have a fight now and then :)
|1||Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana||527||pts|
|2||Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne||483|
|3||Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi||357|
|4||Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank||334|
|5||Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto||333|
|6||Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - HTC||322|
|7||Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas||319|
|8||Mark Cavendish (Gbr) Team Columbia - HTC||304|
|9||Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto||295|
|10||Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank||266|
|11||Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step||249|
|12||Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C||235|
|13||Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana||232|
|14||Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas||229|
|15||Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank||218|
|16||Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team||217|
|17||Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team||216|
|18||Tyler Farrar (Usa) Garmin - Slipstream||212|
|19||Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank||212|
|20||Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne||211|
|[21||Davide Rebellin (Ita) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli]||194|
|22||Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step||194|
|23||Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank||180|
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|25||Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervelo Test Team||176|
|26||Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo||170|
|27||Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha||164|
|28||Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha||157|
|29||Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas||156|
|30||Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha||154|
|31||Lance Armstrong (Usa) Astana||150|
|32||Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne||147|
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|34||Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli||139|
|35||Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream||137|
|36||Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas||135|
|37||Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team||134|
|38||Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step||133|
|39||Bradley Wiggins (Gbr) Garmin - Slipstream||131|
|40||Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC||125|
|41||Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank||117|
|42||Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne||117|
|43||Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC||115|
|44||Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana||112|
|45||Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C||110|
|46||Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step||104|
|47||Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank||103|
|48||Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lpr Brakes Farnese Vini||102|
|49||Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||98|
|50||Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank||98|
|51||Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom||92|
|52||Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia||92|
|53||André Greipel (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC||91|
|54||Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne||90|
|55||Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - HTC||90|
|56||Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram||88|
|57||Stuart O'grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank||87|
|58||Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank||87|
|59||Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank||85|
|60||Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas||84|
|61||Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence-Lotto||83|
|62||Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step||80|
|63||Levi Leipheimer (Usa) Astana||79|
|64||Christian Vandevelde (Usa) Garmin - Slipstream||78|
|65||Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Ag2R La Mondiale||77|
|66||Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank||76|
|67||Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team||76|
|68||Martin Elmiger (Swi) Ag2R La Mondiale||74|
|69||Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream||74|
|70||Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo||71|
|71||Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream||64|
|72||Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto||64|
|73||Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank||62|
|74||Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas||61|
|75||Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team||61|
|76||Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank||60|
|77||Leif Hoste (Bel) Silence-Lotto||60|
|78||Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank||58|
|79||Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux||58|
|80||Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux||56|
|81||Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi||56|
|82||Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC||54|
|83||Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux||54|
|84||Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step||52|
|85||Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C||52|
|86||Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram||51|
|87||Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank||50|
|88||Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto||50|
|89||Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence-Lotto||50|
|90||Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne||50|
|91||José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo Test Team||50|
|92||Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux||50|
|93||Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step||49|
|94||Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank||48|
|95||Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC||45|
|96||Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas||44|
|97||Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank||42|
|98||Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank||40|
|99||Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - HTC||40|
|100||David Millar (Gbr) Garmin - Slipstream||39|
|101||Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C||39|
|102||Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team||34|
|103||David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne||33|
|104||Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana||32|
|105||Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom||32|
|106||David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||31|
|107||Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team||30|
|108||Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram||30|
|109||Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi||30|
|110||Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana||30|
|111||Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C||29|
|112||Greg Henderson (Nzl) Team Columbia - HTC||28|
|113||Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto||26|
|114||Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team||26|
|115||Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas||26|
|116||Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale||26|
|117||Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel||26|
|118||Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano||25|
|119||Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank||22|
|120||Enrico Rossi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce||22|
|121||Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana||22|
|122||Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli||22|
|123||Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur||21|
|124||Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank||21|
|125||Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux||20|
|126||Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C||20|
|127||Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team||20|
|128||Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank||20|
|129||Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - HTC||19|
|130||Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank||19|
|131||Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||18|
|132||Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom||18|
|133||William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom||18|
|134||Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia||18|
|135||Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC||17|
|136||Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha||17|
|137||Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas||16|
|138||Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli||16|
|139||Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana||16|
|140||Manuel Vazquez Hueso (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo||16|
|141||Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank||16|
|142||Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team||16|
|143||Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana||15|
|144||Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale||15|
|145||Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC||15|
|146||Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale||14|
|147||Stéphane Goubert (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale||14|
|148||Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC||14|
|149||Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux||13|
|150||Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - HTC||12|
|151||Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C||12|
|152||Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto||11|
|153||David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto||11|
|154||Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step||11|
|155||Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne||11|
|156||Ben Swift (Gbr) Team Katusha||11|
|157||Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - HTC||11|
|158||Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank||10|
|159||Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank||10|
|160||Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux||10|
|161||Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne||10|
|162||Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator||10|
|163||Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas||10|
|164||David Herrero Llorente (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia||10|
|165||Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi||10|
|166||Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto||10|
|167||Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||10|
|168||Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom||10|
|169||Robert Hunter (Rsa) Barloworld||10|
|170||George Hincapie (Usa) Team Columbia - HTC||9|
|171||Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C||9|
|173||Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas||9|
|174||Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step||8|
|175||Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo||8|
|176||Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana||8|
|177||Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha||8|
|178||David Garcia Da Pena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia||8|
|179||Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team||8|
|180||Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli||8|
|181||Félix Rafael Cardenas Ravelo (Col) Barloworld||8|
|182||Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C||7|
|183||Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux||7|
|184||Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram||7|
|185||Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux||6|
|186||Rider currently serving suspension|
|187||Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi||6|
|188||Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano||6|
|189||Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence-Lotto||6|
|190||Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank||6|
|191||Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||6|
|192||Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha||6|
|193||Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram||6|
|194||Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||6|
|195||Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha||6|
|196||Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC||6|
|197||Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo||6|
|198||Hayden Roulston (Nzl) Cervelo Test Team||6|
|199||Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel||6|
|200||Mikael Cherel (Fra) Française Des Jeux||4|
|201||Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago||4|
|202||Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale||4|
|203||Christopher Sutton (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream||4|
|204||Roger Hammond (Gbr) Cervelo Test Team||4|
|205||Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) Ag2R La Mondiale||4|
|206||Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi||4|
|207||Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana||4|
|208||Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank||4|
|209||Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram||4|
|210||Timothy Duggan (Usa) Garmin - Slipstream||4|
|211||Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step||4|
|212||Danny Pate (Usa) Garmin - Slipstream||4|
|213||Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha||4|
|214||Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale||4|
|215||Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram||4|
|216||Markus Zberg (Swi) Bmc Racing Team||4|
|217||Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C||4|
|218||Vladimir Duma (Ukr) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce||4|
|219||Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas||3|
|220||Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale||3|
|221||Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC||3|
|222||Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha||3|
|223||Jeremy Hunt (Gbr) Cervelo Test Team||2|
|224||Jesus Del Nero Montes (Spa) Fuji-Servetto||2|
|225||Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram||2|
|226||Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel||2|
|227||Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||2|
|228||Thomas Dekker (Ned) Silence-Lotto||2|
|229||Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana||2|
|230||Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas||2|
|231||Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step||2|
|232||Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step||2|
|233||Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha||2|
|234||Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC||2|
|235||Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team||2|
|236||Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana||2|
|237||Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano||2|
|238||Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi||2|
|239||Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux||2|
|240||Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom||2|
|241||Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank||2|
|242||Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team||2|
|243||Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team||2|
|244||Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi||2|
|245||Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo||2|
|246||Igor Abakoumov (Bel) Isd - Neri||2|
|247||Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Barloworld||2|
|248||Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank||1|
|249||Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto||1|
|250||Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi||1|
|251||Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team||1|
|252||Alexandre Usov (Blr) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||1|
|253||Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli||1|
|254||Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli||1|
|255||Rider currently serving suspension|
|256||Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||1|
|257||Steve Chainel (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom||1|
|258||Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux||1|
|259||Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||1|
|260||Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator||1|
|261||Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram||1|
|262||Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha||1|
|263||Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step||1|
|264||Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) Isd - Neri||1|
|265||Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||1|
|266||Matheus Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team||1|
|267||Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step||1|
|3||Team Columbia - HTC||957|
|4||Team Saxo Bank||946|
|7||Cervelo Test Team||804|
|11||Garmin - Slipstream||632|
|12||Euskaltel - Euskadi||631|
|13||Lampre - N.G.C||465|
|14||Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli||379|
|15||Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo||249|
|16||Française Des Jeux||238|
|17||Ag2R La Mondiale||206|
|19||Bbox Bouygues Telecom||170|
|20||Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne||166|
|21||Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team||158|
|24||Lpr Brakes Farnese Vini||102|
|27||Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce||26|
|31||Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator||11|
|32||Landbouwkrediet - Colnago||4|
|33||Bmc Racing Team||4|
|34||ISD - Neri||3|
|10||United States of America||528|