Gerolsteiner was very happy with its team performance at the Cyclassics, having placed two riders in the top ten and winning the teams classification. Directeur Sportif Christian Henn was content after the race. "That is a good result for us - I am very much in accordance with it." He added that "Davide [Rebellin] was among the top sprinters."
The Italian finished the race in sixth, behind fast men like Freire, Ciolek, Napolitano and Zabel. Peter Wrolich ended up in ninth and Fabian Wegmann was 26th, which gave Gerolsteiner the team win. Henn subsequently declared that "The whole team presented itself strongly."