1 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas
4 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Astana
5 Riccardo Riccò (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir
6 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2r Prévoyance
7 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
8 John Gadret (Fra) Ag2r Prévoyance
9 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
10 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Lampre-Fondital
1/3 on the podium and 4/10 on the top 10. My longshot Valjavec managed a top ten.
Gerlosteiner are owning the Ardennes and all three podium spots are by former winners. Experience pays off.
Gotta wonder about the curse of the rainbow jersey with Bettini. Terrible season for him compared to last year.
Cunego takes the second stage of Trentino and Petachi scores the win in Germany. All the contenders are shaping up for the giro.