2000 Vuelta a España

The 55th Edition Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the three grand tours, was held from 26 August to 17 September 2000. It consisted of 21 stages covering a total of 2,904 km (1,804 mi), and was won by Roberto Heras of the Kelme–Costa Blanca cycling team. The defending champion, Jan Ullrich, withdrew after the 12th stage while sitting in fourth place to prepare for the Olympic Road Race.[1][2]

2000 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates26 August - 17 September
Stages21
Distance2,893.6 km (1,798 mi)
Winning time70h 26' 14"
Results
Winner  Roberto Heras (ESP) (Kelme–Costa Blanca)
  Second  Ángel Casero (ESP) (Festina)
  Third  Pavel Tonkov (RUS) (Mapei–Quick-Step)

Points  Roberto Heras (ESP) (Kelme–Costa Blanca)
Mountains  Carlos Sastre (ESP) (ONCE–Deutsche Bank)
Sprints  Gianni Faresin (ITA) (Mapei–Quick-Step)
  Team Kelme–Costa Blanca
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Teams and ridersEdit

RouteEdit

List of stages[3][4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 26 August Málaga – Málaga 13.3 km (8 mi)   Individual time trial   Alex Zülle (SUI)
2 27 August MálagaCórdoba 167.5 km (104 mi)   Óscar Freire (ESP)
3 28 August MontoroValdepeñas 198.4 km (123 mi)   Jans Koerts (NED)
4 29 August ValdepeñasAlbacete 159 km (99 mi)   Óscar Freire (ESP)
5 30 August AlbaceteXorret de Catí 152.3 km (95 mi)   Eladio Jiménez (ESP)
6 31 August BenidormValencia 155.5 km (97 mi)   Paolo Bossoni (ITA)
7 1 September ValenciaMorella 175 km (109 mi)   Roberto Heras (ESP)
8 2 September VinaròsPort Aventura 168.5 km (105 mi)   Alessandro Petacchi (ITA)
9 3 September Tarragona – Tarragona 37.6 km (23 mi)   Individual time trial   Abraham Olano (ESP)
10 4 September SabadellSupermolina 165.8 km (103 mi)   Félix Cárdenas (COL)
11 5 September AlpArcalis (Andorra) 136.5 km (85 mi)   Roberto Laiseka (ESP)
6 September Rest day
12 7 September Zaragoza – Zaragoza 131.5 km (82 mi)   Alessandro Petacchi (ITA)
8 September Rest day
13 9 September Santander – Santander 143.3 km (89 mi)   Mariano Piccoli (ITA)
14 10 September SantanderLakes of Covadonga 146.5 km (91 mi)   Andrei Zintchenko (RUS)
15 11 September Cangas de OnísGijón 164.2 km (102 mi)   Álvaro González de Galdeano (ESP)
16 12 September OviedoAlto de l'Angliru 168 km (104 mi)   Gilberto Simoni (ITA)
17 13 September BenaventeSalamanca 155.5 km (97 mi)   Davide Bramati (ITA)
18 14 September BéjarCiudad Rodrigo 159 km (99 mi)   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ)
19 15 September SalamancaÁvila 130 km (81 mi)   Mariano Piccoli (ITA)
20 16 September ÁvilaAlto de Abantos [es] 128.2 km (80 mi)   Roberto Heras (ESP)
21 17 September Madrid – Madrid 38 km (24 mi)   Individual time trial   Santos González (ESP)
Total 2,904 km (1,804 mi)

Jersey progressEdit

Stage Winner General classification
Points Classification
Mountains Classification
Team Classification
1
(ITT)
Alex Zülle Alex Zülle Alex Zülle Carlos Sastre Vitalicio Seguros
2 Oscar Freire Eladio Jiménez
3 Jans Koerts Jans Koerts
4 Oscar Freire Oscar Freire
5 Eladio Jiménez Kelme–Costa Blanca
6 Paolo Bossoni ONCE–Deutsche Bank
7 Roberto Heras
8 Alessandro Petacchi Giovanni Lombardi
9
(ITT)
Abraham Olano Abraham Olano
10 Felix Cardenas Santos González Felix Cardenas
11 Roberto Laiseka Angel Casero Carlos Sastre Vitalicio Seguros
12 Alessandro Petacchi
13 Mariano Piccoli
14 Andrei Zintchenko Roberto Heras Kelme–Costa Blanca
15 Alvaro Gonzalez de Galdeano Vitalicio Seguros
16 Gilberto Simoni
17 Davide Bramati
18 Alexander Vinokourov
19 Mariano Piccoli
20 Roberto Heras Roberto Heras Kelme–Costa Blanca
21
(ITT)
Santos González
Stage Winner Roberto Heras
Roberto Heras
Carlos Sastre
Kelme–Costa Blanca

Final standingsEdit

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Roberto Heras Kelme–Costa Blanca 70:26:14
2   Ángel Casero Festina 2:33
3   Pavel Tonkov Mapei–Quick-Step 4:55
4   Santos González ONCE–Deutsche Bank 5:52
5   Raimondas Rumšas Fassa Bortolo 7:38
6   Roberto Laiseka Euskaltel–Euskadi 10:16
7   Fernando Escartín Kelme–Costa Blanca 11:17
8   Carlos Sastre ONCE–Deutsche Bank 12:16
9   Massimiliano Gentili Cantina Tollo 13:10
10   Haimar Zubeldia Euskaltel–Euskadi 13:14
11   José Luis Rubiera Kelme–Costa Blanca 13:16
12   Wladimir Belli Fassa Bortolo 13:44
13   Santiago Blanco Vitalicio Seguros 15:41
14   Óscar Sevilla Kelme–Costa Blanca 16:37
15   Txema del Olmo Euskaltel–Euskadi 19:24
16   Richard Virenque Team Polti 20:28
17   Pascal Hervé Team Polti 23:43
18   Francisco García Rodríguez Vitalicio Seguros 24:51
19   Abraham Olano ONCE–Deutsche Bank 25:19
20   Gianni Faresin Mapei–Quick-Step 25:36
21   Félix García Casas Festina 26:25
22   Oscar Camenzind Lampre–Daikin 29:01
23   Marco Magnani Alessio 30:03
24   Eladio Jiménez Banesto 31:47
25   Fabian Jeker Festina 39:32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stage 12-September 7: Zaragoza-Zaragoza, 131.5 km: Petacchi's second, Ullrich quits". Cyclingnews. 7 September 2000. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  2. ^ http://hemeroteca-paginas.mundodeportivo.com/EMD02/PUB/2000/09/18/EMD20000918056MDP.pdf
  3. ^ "Stages: previews, results and reports". Cycling News. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  4. ^ "55ème Vuelta a España 2000". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 12 January 2005.

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