September 13, 2003
Rabobank's Michael Rasmussen won the Vuelta's first mountain stage Friday, and the general classification is starting to shake out a bit. Isidro Nozal held on to the race lead, but US Postal's Triki Beltran is 2nd, 55 seconds back, and Roberto Heras of USPS is 5th, 3:18 back.
Overall standings 1. Isidro Nozal, Spain, ONCE, 20:08:37. 2. Manuel Beltran, US Postal, 55 seconds behind. 3. Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano, Spain, ONCE, 1:21. 4. Dario Ita Frigo, Italy, Fassa Bartolo, 3:07. 5. Roberto Heras, Spain, US Postal, 3:18. 6. Francisco Mancebo, Spain, iBanesto.com, 3:40. 7. Aitor Gonzalez, Spain, Fassa Bartolo, 4:00. 8. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Kelme, 4:03. 9. Michael Rasmussen, Denmark, Rabobank, 4:24. 10. Unai Osa, Spain, iBanesto.com, 4:34.
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