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Tour of Ireland 2009

Date range:
August 21-23, 2009

August 22, Stage 2: Clonmel - Killarney 196km

Cavendish wins in Killarney

By:
Shane Stokes
Published:
August 22, 2009, 16:06 BST,
Updated:
August 23, 2009, 2:50 BST

Downing holds onto GC lead

Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish (Columbia HTC) showed the same speed which won him six stages in this year's Tour de France when he galloped home first on today's leg of the Tour of Ireland. He hit the line ahead of Michael Van Staeyen (Rabobank), Stuart O'Grady (Team Saxo Bank) plus the rest of a 93-man main bunch.

 The 24-year-old Briton followed on from his three stage victories in last year's edition of the race, having few problems after some strong leadout work from his Columbia HTC team. The Astana squad of Lance Armstrong had also driven the pace in some crosswinds on the run in to the finish, but the bunch did not split.

"It was a tough course, actually," Cavendish said afterwards. "But once things came back together, it was a formality, really. The team was great. They are a super group of guys. We are not just team-mates, we are friends too. That morale makes things easier and if one has success, it is success for all.

"It's always good to win. Although it was a tough finish we managed to take control of things with two kilometres to go. It was a team victory; one guy crosses the line with his arms in the air, but it's a success for everybody."

Overnight race leader Russell Downing finished 17th on the stage and kept a strong grip on the yellow jersey. He ended the day five seconds ahead of Alexander Kolobnev (Team Saxo Bank) and a further two ahead of the latter's team-mate Matti Breschel (Team Saxo Bank). Irishman Philip Deignan (Cervélo Test Team) is fourth, with last year's champion Marco Pinotti (Team Columbia - HTC) 11 seconds back in fifth.

Downing said afterwards that there were no big attacks launched on the day's first category climb, that of the Curragh. "Things were pretty controlled there," he stated. "There was a headwind at the summit. I think if the race had really been on there, I think there would have been some trouble. It was very open at the top."

Last year he led into the final stage but then lost his race lead on the last lap of a torturous finishing circuit in Cork city. He's hopeful that this year's finale could be different. "They've reduced the laps by one," he said. "If it was three laps last year I would have won the race, so we'll see how it goes. I'm feeling pretty good but there are a lot of strong riders close by - Saxo Bank have five, Astana have two, and there are others. We'll see what happens. It is going to be a hard task but I will go down fighting, definitely."

Two take on the bunch

Today's 196km stage was marked by a long breakaway by two riders, Dennis Van Winden (Rabobank) and Irishman Mark Cassidy of the An Post M. Donnelly Grant Thornton Sean Kelly team. The latter attacked immediately after the start in Clonmel and was quickly joined by the Dutchman. Together they eked out a maximum lead of 14 minutes 30 seconds.

Van Winden had started the day 2:12 back and so he was race leader on the road. Cassidy took the An Post bonus sprint in Ardfinnan, while Van Winden was first to the top of the second category Vee and Musheramore climbs, shedding Cassidy on the latter. He had also taken the An Post sprints in Castletownroche and Millstreet. However, although he was still clear at the summit of the first category Curragh climb, he was reeled in with approximately 20 kilometres remaining.

That made a bunch sprint almost certain and so it proved, with Columbia controlling the various attacks and then having little problems in delivering Cavendish to yet another victory.

Tomorrow's stage sees the race reach its finale on a 185km run from Bantry to Cork. The finishing circuit is, by his own admission, too tough for Cavendish, but the team's emphasis will switch to Pinotti's bid to take home another yellow jersey in this prestigious 2.1 event.

A total of 22 riders are within 26 seconds of Downing's jersey, including Astana's Lance Armstrong. He said that the day required a considerable amount of concentration. "It wasn't as hard as yesterday but there were rough roads, gusting wind, a few hills. It was hard enough."

One who seems certain to attack on the final leg is King of the Mountains leader Matt Wilson (Team Type 1). He missed the break on stage one and so is not in overall contention, but he showed good strength on Saturday's stage and boosted his KOM lead. He now has 39 points, four more than Van Winden.

His accelerations today to take the points from the bunch were very impressive and a big attack from him on St. Patrick's Hill or one of the other climbs on the finishing circuit could bring him strong rewards.

"I went for it on the climbs and now I have a bit more comfortable lead going into the last day," he said. "Tomorrow I am going to just make sure that the guys who are close to me don't get up the road. I would really like to concentrate more on the stage victory tomorrow. These guys will be watching each over for the overall win."

Norwegian rider Alexander Kristoff holds the other major jersey, that of points leader. He was fourth on today's stage and ended the day three points ahead of 2008 green jersey victor Downing. "It was a hard day," he proclaimed. "Hills are not my best terrain, but it was okay today. I will get ready for tomorrow, but it is going to be really tough and tight for the overall."

He's ridden the race for the past two years and described St. Patrick's Hill as "really hard." He said that he would try to stay up with the other contenders, and also that he would try to help his team-mates. Cavendish said the same thing, admitting that he wasn't strong enough to go for the stage win on such a tough finishing circuit.

With Pinotti in fifth overall and Craig Lewis just 26 seconds back in 15th however, Columbia-HTC has a chance of more GC success in the race. Other teams feel the same, though, making a humdinger of a stage all the more likely.
 

Results
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 5:07:33  
2 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Rabobank Continental    
3 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
4 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
5 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) An Post Sean Kelly Team    
6 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
7 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords    
8 Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) MTN Cycling    
9 Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri    
10 Juan Van Heerden (RSA) MTN Cycling    
11 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
12 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
13 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team    
14 Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) An Post Sean Kelly Team    
15 Sam Bennett (Irl) Irish National Team    
16 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana    
17 Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta    
18 Michael Matthews (Aus) Australian National Team    
19 Andrey Grivko (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
20 Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
21 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
22 Michael Schar (Swi) Astana    
23 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
24 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta    
25 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
26 Maurice Vrijmoed (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
27 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Team Columbia - HTC    
28 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
29 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
30 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
31 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
32 Leigh Howard (Aus) Australian National Team    
33 David McCann (Irl) Irish National Team    
34 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - HTC    
35 Dale Appleby (GBr) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta    
36 Jef Peeters (Bel) An Post Sean Kelly Team    
37 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team    
38 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - HTC    
39 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana    
40 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
41 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
42 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana    
43 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD - Neri    
44 Peter Williams (GBr) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta    
45 Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta    
46 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
47 Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank    
48 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
49 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post Sean Kelly Team    
50 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
51 Mark McNally (GBr) Team Halfords    
52 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Team Halfords    
53 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
54 Bernard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC    
55 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo Test Team    
56 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
57 Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
58 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
59 Stake Vegard Laengen (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
60 Philip Lavery (Irl) Irish National Team    
61 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
62 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank    
63 Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
64 Ian McLeod (RSA) MTN Cycling    
65 Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1    
66 Jay Thomson (RSA) MTN Cycling    
67 Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
68 Mark O'Brien (Aus) Australian National Team    
69 Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1    
70 Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1    
71 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1    
72 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post Sean Kelly Team    
73 Frederik Wilman (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
74 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana    
75 Robert Partridge (GBr) Team Halfords    
76 Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa) AST Astana    
77 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
78 Sondre G Sortveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
79 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
80 Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN Cycling    
81 Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana    
82 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - HTC    
83 Timothy Roe (Aus) Australian National Team    
84 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank    
85 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
86 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
87 Bartosz Huzarsky (Pol) ISD - Neri    
88 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
89 Kurt Arvesen (Nor) SAX Team Saxo Bank    
90 Travis Meyer (Aus) Australian National Team    
91 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Australian National Team    
92 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team    
93 Paul Griffin (Irl) Irish National Team    
94 Nicholas Walker (Aus) Australian National Team 0:00:16  
95 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:30  
96 James Sampson (GBr) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta 0:09:18  
97 Robert Hayles (GBr) Team Halfords    
98 Svein Erik Vold (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
99 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Irish National Team    
100 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post Sean Kelly Team 0:09:31  
101 Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN Cycling 0:10:08  
102 Ino Ilesic Aldo (Slo) Team Type 1 0:16:40  
103 Andrew Roche (Irl) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta    
104 Ken Hanson (USA) Team Type 1    
DNF Sean Downey (Irl) Irish National Team    
DNF Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
DNF Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post Sean Kelly Team    
DNF David Fletcher (GBr) Team Halfords    
Results
1 Rabobank 15:22:39  
2 An Post Sean Kelly Team    
3 ISD - Neri    
4 BMC Racing Team    
5 Team Columbia - HTC    
6 Cervélo Test Team    
7 Team Saxo Bank    
8 Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta    
9 Astana    
10 MTN Cycling    
11 Joker Bianchi    
12 Irish National Team    
13 Team Halfords    
14 Australian National Team    
15 Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
16 Team Type 1    
An Post Sprint: Ardfinnan
1 M Cassidy (An Post Sean Kelly Team) 5 pts
2 D Van Winden (Rabobank) 3  
3 P Deignan (Cervelo TestTeam) 2  
4 A Grivko (ISD) 1  
KoM Cat.2: The Vee
1 D Van Winden (Rabobank) 10 pts
2 M Cassidy (An Post Sean Kelly Team) 7  
3 J Thomson (MTN) 4  
4 P Lavery (Irish National Team) 2  
5 M Wilson (Team Type 1) 1  
An Post Sprint: Castletownroche
1 D Van Winden (Rabobank) 5 pts
2 M Cassidy (An Post Sean Kelly Team) 3  
3 P Deignan (Cervelo TestTeam) 2  
4 M Reimer (Cervelo TestTeam) 1  
KoM Cat.2: Musheramore
1 D Van Winden (Rabobank) 10 pts
2 M Cassidy (An Post Sean Kelly Team) 7  
3 M Wilson (Team Type 1) 4  
4 J Thomson (MTN) 2  
5 S Milne (Team Type 1) 1  
An Post Sprint: Millstreet
1 D Van Winden (Rabobank) 5 pts
2 M Cassidy (An Post Sean Kelly Team) 3  
3 A Grivko (ISD) 2  
4 J McCartney (Team Saxo Bank) 1  
KoM Cat.1: Curragh
1 D Van Winden (Rabobank) 15 pts
2 M Wilson (Team Type 1) 12  
3 J Van Heerden (MTN) 10  
4 J Hernández (Astana) 8  
5 J McCartney (Team Saxo Bank) 6  
6 J Rubiera (Astana) 4  
7 M Breschel (Team Saxo Bank) 2  
8 S O'Grady (Team Saxo Bank) 1  
General Classification
1 Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta 10:18:00  
2 Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:05  
3 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:07  
4 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:10  
5 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:11  
6 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana    
7 Frederik Wilman (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
8 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:17  
9 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:22  
10 Andrey Grivko (Ukr) ISD - Neri 0:00:23  
11 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:25  
12 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:00:26  
13 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
14 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
15 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - HTC    
16 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
17 Igor Abakoumov (Bel) ISD - Neri    
18 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana    
19 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
20 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana    
21 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank    
22 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo Test Team    
23 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:12  
24 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:02:14  
25 Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Rabobank Continental 0:02:16  
26 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Joker Bianchi 0:02:18  
27 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor Cycling Team 0:02:19  
28 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervélo Test Team 0:02:21  
29 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords 0:02:22  
30 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
31 Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) MTN Cycling    
32 Michael Matthews (Aus) Australian National Team    
33 Michael Schar (Swi) Astana    
34 Steven Van Vooren (Bel) An Post Sean Kelly Team    
35 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta    
36 Leigh Howard (Aus) Australian National Team    
37 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Team Columbia - HTC    
38 Graham Briggs (GBr) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta    
39 Mark McNally (GBr) Team Halfords    
40 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana    
41 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Team Halfords    
42 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Cervélo Test Team    
43 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
44 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team    
45 Juan Van Heerden (RSA) MTN Cycling    
46 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
47 Jef Peeters (Bel) An Post Sean Kelly Team    
48 Sam Bennett (Irl) Irish National Team    
49 David McCann (Irl) Irish National Team    
50 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
51 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post Sean Kelly Team    
52 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank    
53 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
54 Ian McLeod (RSA) MTN Cycling    
55 Robert Partridge (GBr) Team Halfords    
56 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
57 Mark O'Brien (Aus) Australian National Team    
58 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) An Post Sean Kelly Team    
59 Stake Vegard Laengen (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
60 Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1    
61 Sondre G Sortveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
62 Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
63 Jetse Bol (Ned) Team Type 1    
64 Jose Rubiera (Spa) AST Astana    
65 Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana    
66 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
67 Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi    
68 Bartosz Huzarsky (Pol) ISD - Neri    
69 Travis Meyer (Aus) Australian National Team    
70 Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Saxo Bank    
71 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
72 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
73 Timothy Roe (Aus) Australian National Team    
74 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Australian National Team    
75 Nicholas Walker (Aus) Australian National Team 0:02:38  
76 Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN Cycling 0:02:43  
77 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:48  
78 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor Cycling Team 0:05:30  
79 Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:06:34  
80 Svein Vold (Nor) TMB Joker Bianchi 0:11:40  
81 Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN Cycling 0:12:51  
82 Jay Thomson (RSA) MTN Cycling 0:14:24  
83 Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) An Post Sean Kelly Team 0:14:27  
84 Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
85 Maurice Vrijmoed (Ned) Rabobank Continental    
86 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
87 Dale Appleby (GBr) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta    
88 Peter Williams (GBr) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta    
89 Philip Lavery (Irl) Irish National Team    
90 Dan Craven (Nam) Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
91 Bernard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC    
92 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1    
93 Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1    
94 Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1    
95 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - HTC    
96 Paul Griffin (Irl) Irish National Team    
97 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
98 Robert Hayles (GBr) Team Halfords 0:23:45  
99 James Sampson (GBr) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta    
100 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Irish National Team    
101 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post Sean Kelly Team 0:23:51  
102 Andrew Roche (Irl) Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta 0:31:07  
103 Ken Hanson (USA) Team Type 1    
104 Ino Ilesic Aldo (Slo) Team Type 1 0:37:59  
Results
1 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 10:18:07  
2 Frederick Wilman (Nor) Team Joker Bianchi 0:00:04  
3 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:10  
4 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:00:19  
5 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC    
Team General Classification
1 Team Saxo Bank 30:54:39  
2 ISD - Neri 0:00:24  
3 Cervélo Test Team    
4 Astana    
5 Team Columbia - HTC 0:02:20  
6 Joker Bianchi    
7 BMC Racing Team 0:02:35  
8 Candi TV - Marshalls Pasta 0:04:15  
9 Rabobank 0:04:31  
10 An Post Sean Kelly Team 0:06:27  
11 Team Halfords    
12 MTN Cycling    
13 Australian National Team    
14 Rapha Condor Cycling Team    
15 Irish National Team 0:18:32  
16 Team Type 1    
Points Classification
1 A Kristoff (Team Joker Bianchi) 18 pts
2 R Downing (CandiTV - Marshalls Pasta) 15  
3 M Cavendish (Team Columbia - HTC) 15  
4 A Kolobnev (Team Saxo Bank) 14  
5 P Deignan (Cervelo TestTeam) 14  
6 M Van Staeyen (Rabobank Continental) 14  
7 D Van Winden (Rabobank Continental) 13  
8 M Breschel (Team Saxo Bank) 13  
9 S O'Grady (Team Saxo Bank) 13  
10 M Reimer (Cervelo TestTeam) 13  
11 M Cassidy (An Post Sean Kelly Team) 11  
12 H Zubeldia (Astana) 11  
13 S Van Vooren (An Post Sean Kelly Team) 11  
14 M Pinotti (Team Columbia - HTC) 10  
15 F Wilman (Team Joker Bianchi) 9  
16 I Wilkinson (Halfords) 9  
17 C Van Heerden (MTN) 8  
18 F Rabon (Team Columbia - HTC) 7  
19 J Fuglsang (Team Saxo Bank) 7  
20 P De Negri (ISD - Neri) 7  
21 A Grivko (ISD - Neri) 6  
22 D Kostyuk (ISD - Neri) 6  
23 J Van Heerden (MTN) 6  
24 K House (Rapha Condor Cycling Team) 5  
25 J Thomson (MTN) 5  
26 M Frank (BMC Racing Team) 5  
27 I Abakoumov (ISD - Neri) 5  
28 R Sinkeldam (Rabobank Continental) 5  
29 S Kruijswijk (Rabobank Continental) 4  
30 M Kohler (BMC Racing Team) 4  
31 A Cruz (BMC Racing Team) 3  
32 D Lloyd (Cervelo TestTeam) 2  
33 G Rasch (Cervelo TestTeam) 2  
34 K Lisabeth (An Post Sean Kelly Team) 2  
35 I Ilesic Aldo (Team Type 1) 2  
36 L Nordhaug (Team Joker Bianchi) 1  
37 S Bennett (Irish National Team) 1  
38 J McCartney (Team Saxo Bank) 1  
39 F Calabria (Team Type 1) 1  
Mountains Classification
1 M Wilson (Team Type 1) 39 pts
2 D Van Winden (Rabobank Continental) 35  
3 J Thomson (MTN) 27  
4 P Lavery (Irish National Team) 14  
5 M Cassidy (An Post Sean Kelly Team) 14  
6 J Rubiera (Astana) 12  
7 M Pinotti (Team Columbia - HTC) 10  
8 J Van Heerden (MTN) 10  
9 C Lewis (Team Columbia - HTC) 9  
10 J Hernández (Astana) 8  
11 H Zubeldia (Astana) 7  
12 M Breschel (Team Saxo Bank) 6  
13 A Grivko (ISD - Neri) 6  
14 J McCartney (Team Saxo Bank) 6  
15 S Milne (Team Type 1) 3  
16 J Fuglsang (Team Saxo Bank) 2  
17 M Possoni (Team Columbia - HTC) 2  
18 S O'Grady (Team Saxo Bank) 1  
19 L Armstrong (Astana) 1  
20 M Schar (Astana) 1  
21 J Hunt (Cervelo TestTeam) 1