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Provisional
1 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic 4.15.42 (44.34 km/h)
2 Olaf Pollack (Ger) T-Mobile Team
3 Robert Forster (Ger) Gerolsteiner
4 Henk Vogels (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto
5 Axel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare
6 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems
7 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone
8 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni

General classification after stage 15

1 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC 59.44.07
2 José E. Gutierrez Cataluna (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems 3.27
3 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 5.30
4 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Selle Italia-Serramenti Diquigiovanni 7.35
5 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir 8.00
6 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 8.01
7 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 8.14
8 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 8.35
9 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital 8.58
10 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas 10.36</pre>
 

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"Seriously, could somone just let Pollack win a stage?" cried the frustrated mechanics at T-mobile. "Look, we've had to order a whole case of handlebars, just for him, since he breaks them every time he comes second. This is getting out of hand!"

Ask for comment on the subject, the German rider could only manage "Kill. Crush." through clenched teeth.
 

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Argentius said:
"Seriously, could somone just let Pollack win a stage?" cried the frustrated mechanics at T-mobile. "Look, we've had to order a whole case of handlebars, just for him, since he breaks them every time he comes second. This is getting out of hand!"

Ask for comment on the subject, the German rider could only manage "Kill. Crush." through clenched teeth.
Yep, so disappointing. The race was his. He got beat by a rim. What is this now, his third 2nd place finish?

His timing is off. He should have followed the Gerlosteiner wheel. Instead, he came out late and jumped into the wind while Bettini got a tow from Gerlosteiner. "It will come with experience." as Brian Smith said.

It is rather nice though having Jan Ullrich fetch waterbottles for you and break the wind in the finishing 5k. But again, T-mobile shouldn't have been up there so early. By 1k to go, they were all gone.

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francois said:
Yep, so disappointing. The race was his. He got beat by a rim. What is this now, his third 2nd place finish?

His timing is off. He should have followed the Gerlosteiner wheel. Instead, he came out late and jumped into the wind while Bettini got a tow from Gerlosteiner. "It will come with experience." as Brian Smith said.

It is rather nice though having Jan Ullrich fetch waterbottles for you and break the wind in the finishing 5k. But again, T-mobile shouldn't have been up there so early. By 1k to go, they were all gone.

francois
i was thinking the same thing. it definitely looked like the wheel of the gerolsteiner rider was the way to go. just too tough to have to catch bettini's wheel then pass him.

re: jan, it was great seeing him tug the peloton through the last meters of the stage. "big" (depending on who you ask and what training schedule they ascribe to him) man was pumpin. all in all, a fun finish to watch. 44 mph....whew
 
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