2003 Volta a Catalunya

The 2003 Volta a Catalunya was the 83rd edition of the Volta a Catalunya cycle race and was held from 16 June to 22 June 2003. The race started in Salou and finished in Barcelona.[2] The race was won by José Antonio Pecharromán of the Paternina–Costa de Almería team.

2003 Volta a Catalunya
Race details
Dates16–22 June 2003
Stages7
Distance887.9[1] km (551.7 mi)
Winning time22h 15' 13"
Results
  Winner  José Antonio Pecharromán (ESP) (Paternina–Costa de Almería)
  Second  Roberto Heras (ESP) (U.S. Postal Service)
  Third  Koldo Gil (ESP) (ONCE–Eroski)

  Points  Ángel Vicioso (ESP) (ONCE–Eroski)
  Mountains  Michael Rasmussen (DEN) (Rabobank)
  Sprints  Josep Jufré (ESP) (Colchon Relax–Fuenlabrada)
  Team Paternina–Costa de Almería
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TeamsEdit

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

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[2][4][5]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 16 June Salou to Vila-seca 26.7 km (16.6 mi)   Team time trial ONCE–Eroski
2 17 June Móra d'Ebre to El Morell 183.6 km (114.1 mi)   Bram de Groot (NED)
3 18 June La Pobla de Mafumet to Andorra (Els Cortals d'Encamp) 216.6 km (134.6 mi)   Aitor Kintana (ESP)
4 19 June Andorra la Vella to Llívia 157.4 km (97.8 mi)   Jesús Manzano (ESP)
5 20 June Llívia to Manresa 166.3 km (103.3 mi)   Óscar Freire (ESP)
6 21 June Molins de Rei to Vallvidrera 13.1 km (8.1 mi)   Individual time trial   José Antonio Pecharromán (ESP)
7 22 June Sant Joan Despí to Barcelona (La Pedrera) 128 km (79.5 mi)   Ángel Vicioso (ESP)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

16 June 2003 - Salou to Vila-seca, 26.7 km (16.6 mi) (TTT)[6]

Rank Team Time
1 ONCE–Eroski 25' 32"
2 U.S. Postal Service + 3"
3 Rabobank + 13"

Stage 2Edit

17 June 2003 - Móra d'Ebre to El Morell, 183.6 km (114.1 mi)[7]

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Bram de Groot (NED) Rabobank 4h 21' 25"
2   Ángel Vicioso (ESP) ONCE–Eroski + 1"
3   George Hincapie (USA) U.S. Postal Service s.t.

Stage 3Edit

18 June 2003 - La Pobla de Mafumet to Andorra (Els Cortals d'Encamp), 216.6 km (134.6 mi)[8]

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Aitor Kintana (ESP) Labarca 2–Cafés Baqué 5h 50' 48"
2   Michael Rasmussen (DEN) Rabobank + 2' 00"
3   José Antonio Pecharromán (ESP) Paternina–Costa de Almería + 2' 09"

Stage 4Edit

19 June 2003 - Andorra la Vella to Llívia, 157.4 km (97.8 mi)[9]

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Jesús Manzano (ESP) Kelme–Costa Blanca 4h 17' 55"
2   René Haselbacher (AUT) Gerolsteiner + 12"
3   Matthias Kessler (GER) Team Telekom s.t.

Stage 5Edit

20 June 2003 - Llívia to Manresa, 166.3 km (103.3 mi)[10]

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 3h 46' 37"
2   Ángel Vicioso (ESP) ONCE–Eroski s.t.
3   René Haselbacher (AUT) Gerolsteiner s.t.

Stage 6Edit

21 June 2003 - Molins de Rei to Vallvidrera, 13.1 km (8.1 mi) (ITT)[11]

Rank Rider Team Time
1   José Antonio Pecharromán (ESP) Paternina–Costa de Almería 21' 49"
2   Roberto Heras (ESP) U.S. Postal Service + 52"
3   Santiago Botero (COL) Team Telekom + 58"

Stage 7Edit

22 June 2003 - Sant Joan Despí to Barcelona (La Pedrera), 128 km (80 mi)[12]

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Ángel Vicioso (ESP) ONCE–Eroski 2h 08' 00"
2   George Hincapie (USA) U.S. Postal Service s.t.
3   Matthias Kessler (GER) Team Telekom s.t.

General classificationEdit

Final general classification[2][13]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   José Antonio Pecharromán (ESP) Paternina–Costa de Almería 22h 15' 13"
2   Roberto Heras (ESP) U.S. Postal Service + 43"
3   Koldo Gil (ESP) ONCE–Eroski + 3' 46"
4   Rafael Casero (ESP) Paternina–Costa de Almería + 4' 02"
5   Ivan Basso (ITA) Fassa Bortolo + 4' 29"
6   Benjamín Noval (ESP) Colchon Relax–Fuenlabrada + 4' 36"
7   Guido Trentin (ITA) Cofidis + 4' 39"
8   Santiago Blanco (ESP) Colchon Relax–Fuenlabrada + 5' 28"
9   Daniel Atienza (ESP) Cofidis + 5' 45"
10   Evgeni Petrov (RUS) iBanesto.com + 5' 55"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour of Catalonia (Pro Tour)". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "83ème Volta a Catalunya 2003". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 20 August 2004.
  3. ^ "Start list". Cycling News. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  4. ^ "83rd Volta a Catalunya (HC), Spain". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  5. ^ "83rd Volta a Catalunya - 2.HC". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Stage 1 - June 16: Salou / Vilaseca, TTT, 22.9 Km". Cycling News. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Stage 2 - June 17: Mora D'ebre / El Morell, 183.6 Km". Cycling News. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Stage 3 - June 18: La Pobla De Mafumet - Andorra (Cortals D'encamp), 216.6 Km". Cycling News. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Stage 4 - June 19: Andorra La Vella - Llivia, 157.4 Km". Cycling News. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Stage 5- June 20: Llivia / Manresa, 166.3 Km". Cycling News. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Stage 6 - June 21: Molins De Rei - Vallvidrera (Barcelona), ITT, 13.1 Km". Cycling News. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Stage 7 - June 22: Sant Joan Despi / Barcelona (La Pedrera), 128 Km". Cycling News. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  13. ^ "2003 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya". First Cycling. Retrieved 22 November 2017.