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2006 Vuelta a España

The 2006 Vuelta a España was held from August 26 to September 17, 2006, and was the 61st edition of the race. It consisted of 21 stages covering a total of 3,192 km, and was won by Alexander Vinokourov of the cycling team. The points classification was won by Thor Hushovd of , and the mountains classification by Egoi Martínez of .

Contents

  • Teams and riders 1
  • List of stages 2
    • Stage recaps 2.1
  • Jersey progress 3
  • Current standings 4
    • General classification (final) 4.1
    • Points classification 4.2
    • Mountains classification 4.3
    • Combination classification 4.4
    • Teams classification 4.5
  • External links 5

Teams and riders

In addition to the 20 UCI ProTour teams, Relax-GAM have received a wild card.

List of stages

Stage Date From - To Distance Type Winner
1 26 Aug Málaga - Málaga 7.2 km Team time trial
2 27 Aug Málaga - Córdoba 167 km Paolo Bettini
3 28 Aug Córdoba - Almendralejo 220 km Francisco Ventoso
4 29 Aug Almendralejo - Cáceres 142 km Erik Zabel
5 30 Aug Plasencia - Estación de Esquí La Covatilla (Béjar) 178 km Mountain stage* Danilo Di Luca
6 31 Aug Zamora - León 155 km Thor Hushovd
7 1 Sept León - Alto de El Morredero (Ponferrada) 148 km Mountain stage* Alejandro Valverde
8 2 Sept Ponferrada - Lugo 173 km Alexander Vinokourov
9 3 Sept A Fonsagrada - Alto de La Cobertoria 206 km Mountain stage* Alexander Vinokourov
4 Sept Rest Day
10 5 Sept Avilés - Museo de Altamira (Santillana del Mar) 190 km Sérgio Paulinho
11 6 Sept Torrelavega (Velódromo Oscar Freire) - Burgos 165 km Mountain stage Egoi Martínez
12 7 Sept Aranda de Duero - Guadalajara 162 km Luca Paolini
13 8 Sept Guadalajara - Cuenca 170 km Samuel Sánchez
14 9 Sept Cuenca - Cuenca 33 km Individual time trial David Millar
15 10 Sept Motilla del Palancar - Factoría Ford (Almussafes) 175 km Robert Förster
11 Sept Rest Day
16 12 Sept Almería - Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto 145 km Mountain stage* Igor Antón
17 13 Sept Adra - Granada 167 km Mountain stage Thomas Danielson
18 14 Sept Granada - Sierra de la Pandera 153 km Mountain stage* Andrey Kashechkin
19 15 Sept Jaén - Ciudad Real 195 km José Luis Arrieta
20 16 Sept Rivas Futura - Rivas Vaciamadrid 28 km Individual time trial Alexander Vinokourov
21 17 Sept Madrid - Madrid 150 km Erik Zabel
  • Mountain stages with asterisk end on the top of the climb.

Stage recaps

Jersey progress

Stage
(Winner)
General classification
Points Classification
Mountains Classification
Combination Classification
Team Classification
0Stage 1 (TTT)
(Team CSC)
Carlos Sastre Carlos Sastre no award no award
0Stage 2
(Paolo Bettini)
Thor Hushovd Paolo Bettini Mario De Sárraga Mario De Sárraga
0Stage 3
(Francisco Ventoso)
Thor Hushovd David de la Fuente
0Stage 4
(Erik Zabel)
0Stage 5
(Danilo Di Luca)
Danilo Di Luca Danilo Di Luca Danilo Di Luca
0Stage 6
(Thor Hushovd)
0Stage 7
(Alejandro Valverde)
Janez Brajkovič Janez Brajkovič Janez Brajkovič
0Stage 8
(Alexander Vinokourov)
0Stage 9
(Alexander Vinokourov)
Alejandro Valverde Pietro Caucchioli Alejandro Valverde
0Stage 10
(Sérgio Paulinho)
0Stage 11
(Egoi Martínez)
0Stage 12
(Luca Paolini)
0Stage 13
(Samuel Sánchez)
0Stage 14 (ITT)
(David Millar)
0Stage 15
(Robert Förster)
0Stage 16
(Igor Antón)
0Stage 17
(Tom Danielson)
Alexander Vinokourov Egoi Martínez
0Stage 18
(Andrei Kashechkin)
0Stage 19
(José Luis Arrieta)
Alexander Vinokourov
0Stage 20 (ITT)
(Alexander Vinokourov)
0Stage 21
(Erik Zabel)
Final Alexander Vinokourov Thor Hushovd Egoi Martínez Alexander Vinokourov

Jersey wearers when same rider is holding multiple jerseys:

Current standings

General classification (final)

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Alexander Vinokourov 81h 23' 07"
2 Alejandro Valverde 1' 12"
3 Andrey Kashechkin 3' 12"
4 Carlos Sastre 3' 35"
5 José Ángel Gómez Marchante 6' 51"
6 Tom Danielson 8' 09"
7 Samuel Sánchez 8' 26"
8 Manuel Beltrán 10' 36"
9 Vladimir Karpets 10' 47"
10 Luis Pérez Rodríguez 11' 32"

Points classification

In 2006, the leader of the points classification is awarded a blue with yellow-fish-covered jersey, which is sponsored by Spain's fishing and marine industry known as FROM (or El Fondo de Regulación y Organización del Mercado de Productos de la Pesca y Cultivos Marinos).[1]

Rank Rider Team Points
1 Thor Hushovd 199
2 Alexander Vinokourov 163
3 Alejandro Valverde 147
4 Samuel Sánchez 107
5 Erik Zabel 104
6 Stuart O'Grady 104
7 Francisco Ventoso 99
8 Andrey Kashechkin 95
9 Carlos Sastre 93
10 José Ángel Gómez Marchante 68

Mountains classification

In 2006, the leader of the climbers classification (or King of the Mountains) wears the orange jersey sponsored by Ford. In recent years, the KoM wore a red jersey.

Rank Rider Team Points
1 Egoi Martínez 129
2 Pietro Caucchioli 117
3 Alejandro Valverde 98
4 Andrey Kashechkin 84
5 Alexander Vinokourov 82
6 José Miguel Elías Relax-Gam 70
7 Igor Antón 67
8 Carlos Sastre 63
9 José Ángel Gómez Marchante 60
10 David Arroyo 58

Combination classification

In 2006, the leader of the combinations classification wears the white jersey. In 2005, the rider with the lowest cumulative rank of all classifications wore a gold-green jersey.

Rank Rider Team Points
1 Alexander Vinokourov 8
2 Alejandro Valverde 8
3 Andrey Kashechkin 15
4 Carlos Sastre 21
5 José Ángel Gómez Marchante 24
6 Samuel Sánchez 25
7 Tom Danielson 28
8 Egoi Martínez 31
9 Igor Antón 39
10 Manuel Beltrán 43

Teams classification

Rank Team Time
1 201h 59' 16"
2 15' 25"
3 25' 33"
4 32' 13"
5 52' 56"
6 1h 40' 02"
7 1h 43' 20"
8 2h 02' 55"
9 Relax-GAM 2h 16' 26"
10 2h 20' 33"

External links

  • La Vuelta (Official site in Spanish, English, and French)
  • cyclingnews.com
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