The Saunier Duval 1-2 in the Clasica San Sebastian did not produce any major changes at the top end of the ProTour rankings. Fortunately for leader Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas-Bianchi), who was sick in the lead up to today, his main rival Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner) finished 13th - just outside the top 10 necessary to score points. Thus, Rebellin remains in seventh overall, 83 points behind Di Luca. The Liquigas rider only finished 94th, and it's clear that he doesn't have the legs that he did in spring, but it's also apparent that his competition doesn't either.
In the teams rankings, Phonak lost the lead to Team CSC by one point, with Rabobank and Davitamon-Lotto very close behind. Only seven points separate the top four teams. Italy, USA, and Spain remain the top three nations in the ProTour.