1999 Volta a Catalunya

The 1999 Volta a Catalunya was the 79th edition of the Volta a Catalunya cycle race and was held from 17 June to 24 June 1999. The race started in La Pineda and finished at the Alto de la Rabassa in Andorra.[2] The race was won by Manuel Beltrán of the Banesto team.

1999 Volta a Catalunya
Race details
Dates17–24 June 1999
Stages7 + Prologue
Distance910[1] km (565.4 mi)
Winning time23h 40' 32"
Results
  Winner  Manuel Beltrán (ESP) (Banesto)
  Second  Roberto Heras (ESP) (Kelme–Costa Blanca)
  Third  José María Jiménez (ESP) (Banesto)

  Mountains  Dmitri Konyshev (RUS) (Mercatone Uno–Bianchi)
  Sprints  Mariano Piccoli (ITA) (Lampre–Daikin)
  Team Banesto
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TeamsEdit

Fifteen teams of up to eight riders started the race:[3]

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[2][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 17 June La Pineda to Vila-seca 8.1 km (5.0 mi)   Individual time trial   Ángel Casero (ESP)
1 18 June Vila-seca Tortosa 161.2 km (100.2 mi)   Mario Cipollini (ITA)
2 19 June Tortosa to Vilanova i la Geltrú 172.5 km (107.2 mi)   Mario Cipollini (ITA)
3 20 June Vilanova i la Geltrú to Barcelona 155.6 km (96.7 mi) Annulled[nb 1]
4 21 June Badalona to Badalona 182.4 km (113.3 mi)   Erik Zabel (GER)
5 22 June El Masnou to Banyoles 174.8 km (108.6 mi)   Erik Zabel (GER)
6 23 June Banyoles to Els Cortals d'Encamp 196.8 km (122.3 mi)   Roberto Heras (ESP)
7 24 June Sant Julià de Lòria to Alto de la Rabassa 14.2 km (8.8 mi)   Individual time trial   Manuel Beltrán (ESP)

General classificationEdit

Final general classification[2][6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Manuel Beltrán (ESP) Banesto 23h 40' 32"
2   Roberto Heras (ESP) Kelme–Costa Blanca + 57"
3   José María Jiménez (ESP) Banesto + 1' 00"
4   Joseba Beloki (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 02"
5   Georg Totschnig (AUT) Team Telekom + 1' 44"
6   Roberto Laiseka (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 2' 43"
7   Fernando Escartín (ESP) Kelme–Costa Blanca + 3' 01"
8   Hernán Buenahora (COL) Vitalicio Seguros + 3' 13"
9   Ángel Casero (ESP) Vitalicio Seguros + 3' 26"
10   Haimar Zubeldia (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 4' 05"

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The stage was annulled as a mark of respect to Manuel Sanroma, who suffered a fatal crash towards the end of the previous stage.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour of Catalonia (Pro Tour)". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "79ème Volta a Catalunya 1999". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 20 August 2004.
  3. ^ "Complete Starting List - Not Final". Cycling News. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  4. ^ "79th Volta Catalunya, Cat HC". Cycling News. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Report". Cycling News. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  6. ^ "1999 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya". First Cycling. Retrieved 21 November 2017.