TOUR DE FRANCE STANDINGS

TOUR DE FRANCE STANDINGS

(After eight stages)

1. Michael Rasmussen, Denmark, Rabobank, 39:37:42.

2. Linus Gerdemann, Germany, T-Mobile, :43.

3. Iban Mayo, Spain, Saunier Duval-Prodir, 2:39.

4. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Caisse d’Epargne, 2:51.

5. Andrey Kashechkin, Kazakhstan, Astana, 2:52.

6. Cadel Evans, Australia, Predictor-Lotto, 2:53.

7. Christophe Moreau, France, AG2R Prevoyance, 3:06.

8. Alberto Contador, Spain, Discovery Channel, 3:10.

9. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Team CSC, 3:14.

10. Denis Menchov, Russia, Rabobank, 3:19.

11. Carlos Sastre, Spain, Team CSC, 3:35.

12. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, Astana, 3:46.

13. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Discovery Channel, 3:53.

14. Oscar Pereiro, Spain, Caisse d’Epargne, 3:54.

15. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 4:00.

16. Manuel Beltran, Spain, Liquigas, 4:19.

17. Juan Manuel Garate, Spain, Quick Step-Innergetic, 4:22.

18. David Arroyo, Spain, Caisse d’Epargne, 4:51.

19. Kim Kirchen, Luxembourg, T-Mobile, 5:02.

20. Tadej Valjavec, Slovenia, Lampre-Fondital, 5:03.

Also

25. Christopher Horner, United States, Predictor-Lotto, 6:29.

28. Yaroslav Popovych, Ukraine, Discovery Channel, 7:32.

31. Vladimir Gusev, Russia, Discovery Channel, 9:23.

45. George Hincapie, United States, Discovery Channel, 20:19.

61. Christian Vandevelde, United States, Team CSC, 30:04.

82. Egoi Martinez, Spain, Discovery Channel, 40:12.

91. Sergio Paulinho, Portugal, Discovery Channel, 43:04.

149. Benjamin Noval Gonzalez, Spain, Discovery Channel, 1:05:40.

155. Fred Rodriguez, United States, Predictor-Lotto, 1:07:18.

171. David Zabriskie, United States, Team CSC, 1:14:40.

Next stage: Today, the last of the three Alpine climbs, 99.1 miles from Val d’Isere to Briancon.

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