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Tour of Spain 2005 – Stage 4

August 30, 2005 – Another day, another win. Fassa’s Alex Petacchi takes the win today in a bunch sprint after a 232.3 stage from Ciudad Realto Argamasilla de Alba. The stage was hot, so hot that most breakaways were thwarted. For more about the heat, be sure to read Michael Barry’s Q and A today.


1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 5.41.29
2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Crédit Agricole
3 Erik Zabel (Ger) T-Mobile Team
4 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Liquigas – Bianchi
5 Tom Steels (Bel) Davitamon – Lotto
6 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Française des Jeux
7 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
8 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step – Innergetic
9 Giosu̬ Bonomi (Ita) Lampre РCaffita
10 René Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner

37 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel


1 Bradley McGee (Aus) Française des Jeux 14.32.01
2 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le credit par telephone 0.32
3 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Fassa Bortolo 0.39
4 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Saunier Duval – Prodir 0.41
5 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
6 Francisco Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Lampre – Caffita 0.42
7 Unai Yus Kerejeta (Spa) Bouygues Telecom 0.53
8 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Quick Step – Innergetic 1.02
9 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 1.05
10 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC

26 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel 1.34

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