Name Birthday Team Country Score
1. Michele BARTOLI 27-May-1970 Asics - CGA
ITA
2856
2. Marco PANTANI 13-Jan-1970 Mercatone Uno - Bianchi
ITA
2696
3. Laurent JALABERT 30-Nov-1968 Once
FRA
2604
4. Abraham OLANO 22-Jan-1970 Banesto
ESP
2351
5. Oskar CAMENZIND 12-Sep-1971 Mapei - Bricobi
SUI
2212
6. Alex ZÜLLE 05-Jul-1968 Festina - Lotus
SUI
2205
7. Michael BOOGERD 28-May-1972 Rabobank
NED
2099
8. Frank VANDENBROUCKE 06-Nov-1974 Mapei - Bricobi
BEL
1696
9. Francesco CASAGRANDE 14-Sep-1970 Cofidis
ITA
1678
10. Erik ZABEL 07-Jul-1970 Team Deutsche Telekom
GER
1635
11. Andrei TCHMIL 22-Jan-1963 Lotto - Mobistar
BEL
1571
12. Bo HAMBURGER 24-May-1970 Casino - Ag2r
DEN
1539
13. Jan ULLRICH 02-Dec-1973 Team Deutsche Telekom
GER
1523
14. Davide REBELLIN 09-Aug-1971 Team Polti
ITA
1494
15. Laurent DUFAUX 20-May-1969 Festina - Lotus
SUI
1431
16. Peter VAN PETEGEM 18-Jan-1970 TVM - Farm Frites
BEL
1399
17. Bobby JULICH 18-Nov-1971 Cofidis
USA
1390
18. Fernando ESCARTÍN 24-Jan-1968 Kelme - Costa Blanca
ESP
1373
19. Leon VAN BON 28-Jan-1972 Rabobank
NED
1294
20. Emmanuel MAGNIEN 07-May-1971 La Francaise des Jeux
FRA
1293
21. Alberto ELLI 09-Mar-1964 Casino - Ag2r
ITA
1262
22. Andrea TAFI 07-May-1966 Mapei - Bricobi
ITA
1247
23. Rolf JÄRMANN 31-Jan-1961 Casino - Ag2r
SUI
1203
24. Viatcheslav EKIMOV 04-Feb-1966 US Postal Service
RUS
1179
25. José María JIMÉNEZ SASTRE 06-Feb-1971 Banesto
ESP
1173
26. Roland MEIER 22-Nov-1967 Cofidis
SUI
1164
27. Beat ZBERG 10-May-1971 Rabobank
SUI
1146
28. Lance ARMSTRONG 18-Sep-1971 US Postal Service
USA
1141
29. Pavel TONKOV 09-Feb-1969 Mapei - Bricobi
RUS
1082
30. Leonardo PIEPOLI 29-Sep-1971 Saeco - Cannondale
ITA
1078
31. Rolf SÖRENSEN 20-Apr-1965 Rabobank
DEN
1066
32. Maarten DEN BAKKER 26-Jan-1969 Rabobank
NED
1061
33. Rodolfo MASSI 17-Sep-1965 Casino - Ag2r
ITA
1048
34. Wladimir BELLI 25-Jul-1970 Festina - Lotus
ITA
1043
35. Richard VIRENQUE 19-Nov-1969 Festina - Lotus
FRA
1039
36. Franco BALLERINI 11-Dec-1964 Mapei - Bricobi
ITA
1037
37. Markus ZBERG 27-Jun-1974 Post Swiss Team
SUI
1014
38. Roberto HERAS HERNÁNDEZ 01-Feb-1974 Kelme - Costa Blanca
ESP
981
39. Marco VELO 09-Mar-1974 Mercatone Uno - Bianchi
ITA
961
40. Stefano GARZELLI 16-Jul-1973 Mercatone Uno - Bianchi
ITA
942
41. Marco SERPELLINI 14-Aug-1972 Brescialat - Liquigas
ITA
925
42. Sergei GONTCHAR 03-Jul-1970 Cantina Tollo - Alexia Alluminio
UKR
923
43. Stefano ZANINI 23-Jan-1969 Mapei - Bricobi
ITA
917
44. Luc LEBLANC 04-Aug-1966 Team Polti
FRA
906
45. Christophe RINERO 29-Dec-1973 Cofidis
FRA
897
46. Jean Cyril ROBIN 27-Aug-1969 US Postal Service
FRA
894
47. Dariusz BARANOWSKI 22-Jun-1972 US Postal Service
POL
889
48. Paolo SAVOLDELLI 07-May-1973 Saeco - Cannondale
ITA
886
49. Daniel CLAVERO 09-Aug-1968 Vitalicio Seguros - Grupo Generali
ESP
884
50. Stephane HEULOT 20-Sep-1971 La Francaise des Jeux
FRA
867
51. Daniele NARDELLO 02-Aug-1972 Mapei - Bricobi
ITA
864
52. Johan MUSEEUW 13-Oct-1965 Mapei - Bricobi
BEL
843
53. Stuart O'GRADY 06-Aug-1973 Crédit Agricole
AUS
839
54. Andrei TETERIUK 20-Sep-1967 Lotto - Mobistar
KAZ
830
55. Fabrizio GUIDI 13-Apr-1972 Team Polti
ITA
825
56. Mirko CELESTINO 19-Mar-1974 Team Polti
ITA
819
57. Jacky DURAND 10-Feb-1967 Casino - Ag2r
FRA
817
58. Paolo BETTINI 01-Apr-1974 Asics - CGA
ITA
801
59. Andrei ZINTCHENKO 05-Jan-1972 Vitalicio Seguros - Grupo Generali
RUS
797
60. Giuseppe GUERINI 14-Feb-1970 Team Polti
ITA
797
61. Fabio BALDATO 13-Jun-1968 Riso Scotti - MG Boys Maglificio -…
ITA
776
62. Axel MERCKX 08-Aug-1972 Team Polti
BEL
774
63. Ludo DIERCKXSSENS 14-Oct-1964 Lotto - Mobistar
BEL
761
64. Pascal HERVÉ 13-Jul-1964 Festina - Lotus
FRA
756
65. Massimo PODENZANA 29-Jul-1961 Mercatone Uno - Bianchi
ITA
751
66. Tom STEELS 02-Sep-1971 Mapei - Bricobi
BEL
749
67. Udo BÖLTS 10-Aug-1966 Team Deutsche Telekom
GER
732
68. Christophe MOREAU 12-Apr-1971 Festina - Lotus
FRA
728
69. Niki AEBERSOLD 05-Jul-1972 Post Swiss Team
SUI
724
70. Jaan KIRSIPUU 17-Jul-1969 Casino - Ag2r
EST
720
71. Frédéric MONCASSIN 26-Sep-1968 Crédit Agricole
FRA
701
72. Jeroen BLIJLEVENS 29-Dec-1971 TVM - Farm Frites
NED
694
73. Manuel BELTRÁN MARTINEZ 28-May-1971 Banesto
ESP
683
74. Robbie MCEWEN 24-Jun-1972 Rabobank
AUS
682
75. Andrea NOÈ 15-Jan-1969 Asics - CGA
ITA
666
76. Mario CIPOLLINI 22-Mar-1967 Saeco - Cannondale
ITA
656
77. Iñigo CUESTA 03-Jun-1969 Once
ESP
651
78. Felice PUTTINI 18-Sep-1967 Ros Mary - Amica Chips
SUI
643
79. Bjarne RIIS 03-Apr-1964 Team Deutsche Telekom
DEN
640
80. Servais KNAVEN 06-Mar-1971 TVM - Farm Frites
NED
634
81. Giuseppe DI GRANDE 07-Sep-1973 Mapei - Bricobi
ITA
620
82. Georg TOTSCHNIG 25-May-1971 Team Deutsche Telekom
AUT
608
83. Nico MATTAN 17-Jul-1971 Mapei - Bricobi
BEL
600
84. José Luis RUBIERA 27-Jan-1973 Kelme - Costa Blanca
ESP
600
85. Marcos Antonio SERRANO 08-Sep-1972 Kelme - Costa Blanca
ESP
597
86. Gianni FARESIN 16-Jul-1965 Mapei - Bricobi
ITA
597
87. Angel Luis CASERO MORENO 27-Sep-1972 Vitalicio Seguros - Grupo Generali
ESP
590
88. Mikel ZARRABEITIA 14-May-1970 Once
ESP
588
89. Melchor MAURI PRAT 08-Apr-1966 Once
ESP
572
90. Martin HVASTIJA 30-Nov-1969 Cantina Tollo - Alexia Alluminio
SLO
572
91. Dario FRIGO 18-Sep-1973 Saeco - Cannondale
ITA
572
92. Kurt VAN DE WOUWER 24-Sep-1971 Lotto - Mobistar
BEL
565
93. Hernan BUENAHORA 18-Mar-1967 Vitalicio Seguros - Grupo Generali
COL
554
94. Wilfried PEETERS 10-Jul-1964 Mapei - Bricobi
BEL
552
95. Jens HEPPNER 23-Dec-1964 Team Deutsche Telekom
GER
551
96. George HINCAPIE 29-Jun-1973 US Postal Service
USA
545
97. Patrick JONKER 25-May-1969 Rabobank
AUS
539
98. Sergei IVANOV 05-Mar-1975 TVM - Farm Frites
RUS
535
99. François SIMON 28-Oct-1968 Crédit Agricole
FRA
530
100. Alvaro GONZALEZ DE GALDEANO 03-Jan-1970 Euskaltel - Euskadi
ESP
527
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