Robert Gesink, Koos Moerenhout, Bram Tankink, Pieter Weening, Tom Leezer, Lars Booms, Oscar Freire, Juan Manuel Garate and Paul Martens.
1) Bobo Gesink gets little help for his GC quest, insuring a place
at the bottom of the top 10 of the overall just shy of the podium.
2) Freire will again drop out for the Worlds where he will finish 17th.
3) The rest are stage hunters. Well I guess so is Oscarito. A good group of stage hunters though; should liven up several stages.