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2006 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré

The 2006 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré was the 58th edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré cycle race and was held from 4 June to 11 June 2006. The race consisted of a Prologue and seven stages covering a total of 1,098 km (682 mi), starting in Annecy and finishing in Grenoble.

2006 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2006 UCI ProTour, race 14 of 27
Race details
Dates4–11 June 2006
Stages7 + Prologue
Distance1,098 km (682.3 mi)
Winning time28h 07' 06"
Results
Winner  Levi Leipheimer[nb 1] (USA) (Gerolsteiner)
  Second  Christophe Moreau (FRA) (AG2R Prévoyance)
  Third  Bernhard Kohl (AUT) (T-Mobile Team)

Points  Francisco Mancebo (ESP) (AG2R Prévoyance)
Mountains  Christophe Moreau (FRA) (AG2R Prévoyance)
  Team AG2R Prévoyance
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American Levi Leipheimer of Team Gerolsteiner initially captured the overall title and the maillot jaune et bleu ahead of France's Christophe Moreau and Germany's Bernhard Kohl (T-Mobile Team). Christophe Moreau (AG2R Prévoyance) secured the King of the Mountains competition and the combined classification (winner of the maillot bleu). The points classification for sprinters went to Spaniard Francisco Mancebo. French team AG2R Prévoyance captured the team title.

Leipheimer was disqualified from the result in 2012, following a USADA investigation.[1] After admitting that he had been doping from 1999 to 2007, Levi Leipheimer lost all his results,[2] and no overall winner is recognised by the race organisation.[3]

The 2006 edition featured a feast of climbing, and is considered the ideal race for the Tour de France contenders to hone their form. After eight challenging stages, it finished on June 11 - just under three weeks before the start of 'La Grande Boucle'.

Contents

TeamsEdit

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[6]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 4 June Annecy 4.1 km (2.5 mi)   Individual time trial   David Zabriskie (USA)[nb 1]
1 5 June Annecy to Bourgoin-Jallieu 207 km (129 mi)   Fabian Wegmann (GER)
2 6 June Bourgoin-Jallieu to Saint-Galmier 203 km (126 mi)   Philippe Gilbert (BEL)
3 7 June Bourg-de-Péage to Bourg-de-Péage 43 km (27 mi)   Individual time trial   David Zabriskie (USA)[nb 1]
4 8 June Tain-l'Hermitage to Mont Ventoux 186 km (116 mi)   Denis Menchov (RUS)
5 9 June Sisteron to Briançon 155 km (96 mi)   Ludovic Turpin (FRA)
6 10 June Briançon to La Toussuire 169 km (105 mi)   Iban Mayo (ESP)
7 11 June Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Grenoble 131 km (81 mi)   Thor Hushovd (NOR)

StagesEdit

PrologueEdit

4 June 2006 — Annecy, 4.1 km (2.5 mi) (ITT)[7]

Prologue Result[8][9][10]
Rider Team Time
1   David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC 4' 35"[nb 1]
2   George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel + 2"[nb 1]
3   Stuart O'Grady (AUS) Team CSC + 6"
General Classification after Prologue[10]
Rider Team Time
1   David Zabriskie (USA)   Team CSC 4' 35"[nb 1]
2   George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel + 2"[nb 1]
3   Stuart O'Grady (AUS) Team CSC + 6"

Stage 1Edit

5 June 2006 — Annecy to Bourgoin-Jallieu, 207 km (128.6 mi)[11]

Stage 1 Result[8][12][13]
Rider Team Time
1   Fabian Wegmann (GER) Gerolsteiner 5h 06' 36"
2   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Bouygues Télécom s.t.
3   Egoi Martínez (ESP) Discovery Channel s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1[8][12][13]
Rider Team Time
1   Fabian Wegmann (GER)   Gerolsteiner 5h 11' 23"
2   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Bouygues Télécom + 5"
3   David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC + 5"[nb 1]

Stage 2Edit

6 June 2006 — Bourgoin-Jallieu to Saint-Galmier, 203 km (126.1 mi)[14]

Stage 2 Result[8][15][16]
Rider Team Time
1   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux 4h 45' 53"
2   Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance + 5' 19"
3   Peter Wrolich (AUT) Gerolsteiner + 5' 23"
General Classification after Stage 2[8][15][16]
Rider Team Time
1   Philippe Gilbert (BEL)   Française des Jeux 9h 57' 13"
2   Fabian Wegmann (GER) Gerolsteiner + 5' 22"
3   Thomas Voeckler (FRA) Bouygues Télécom + 5' 27"

Stage 3Edit

7 June 2006 — Bourg-de-Péage, 43 km (26.7 mi) (ITT)[17]

Stage 3 Result[8][18][19]
Rider Team Time
1   David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC 52' 48"[nb 1]
2   Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak + 53"
3   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner + 1' 17"[nb 1]
General Classification after Stage 3[8][18][19]
Rider Team Time
1   Philippe Gilbert (BEL)   Française des Jeux 10h 52' 41"
2   David Zabriskie (USA) Team CSC + 2' 47"[nb 1]
3   Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak + 3' 48"

Stage 4Edit

8 June 2006 — Tain-l'Hermitage to Le Mont-Ventoux, 186 km (115.6 mi)[20]

Stage 4 Result[8][21][22]
Rider Team Time
1   Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank 4h 50' 37"
2   Christophe Moreau (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance s.t.
3   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner + 15"[nb 1]
General Classification after Stage 4[8][21][22]
Rider Team Time
1   Levi Leipheimer (USA)   Gerolsteiner 15h 47' 53"[nb 1]
2   Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank + 28"
3   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux + 1' 08"

Stage 5Edit

9 June 2006 — Sisteron to Briançon, 155 km (96.3 mi)[23]

Stage 5 Result[8][24][25]
Rider Team Time
1   Ludovic Turpin (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance 4h 06' 49"
2   Iban Mayo (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 26"
3   Francisco Mancebo (ESP) AG2R Prévoyance + 27"
General Classification after Stage 5[8][24][25]
Rider Team Time
1   Levi Leipheimer (USA)   Gerolsteiner 19h 55' 30"[nb 1]
2   Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank + 28"
3   Christophe Moreau (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance + 1' 48"

Stage 6Edit

10 June 2006 — Briançon to La Toussuire, 169 km (105.0 mi)[26]

Stage 6 Result[8][27][28]
Rider Team Time
1   Iban Mayo (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 5h 01' 42"
2   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 1' 21"
3   Christophe Moreau (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance + 1' 37"
General Classification after Stage 6[8][27][28]
Rider Team Time
1   Levi Leipheimer (USA)   Gerolsteiner 24h 58' 49"[nb 1]
2   Christophe Moreau (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance + 1' 48"
3   Bernhard Kohl (AUT) T-Mobile Team + 2' 51"

Stage 7Edit

11 June 2006 — Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Grenoble, 131 km (81.4 mi)[29]

Stage 7 Result[8][30][31]
Rider Team Time
1   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 3h 08' 17"
2   Samuel Dumoulin (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance s.t.
3   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux s.t.
General Classification after Stage 7[8][30][31]
Rider Team Time
1   Levi Leipheimer (USA)   Gerolsteiner 28h 07' 06"[nb 1]
2   Christophe Moreau (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance + 1' 48"
3   Bernhard Kohl (AUT) T-Mobile Team + 2' 51"

Final standingsEdit

General classificationEdit

Final general classification[31]
Cyclist Team Time
1   Levi Leipheimer (USA)   Gerolsteiner 28h 07' 06"[nb 1]
2   Christophe Moreau (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance + 1' 48"
3   Bernhard Kohl (AUT) T-Mobile Team + 2' 51"
4   José Azevedo (POR) Discovery Channel + 3' 00"
5   Francisco Mancebo (ESP) AG2R Prévoyance + 3' 29"
6   Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank + 4' 14"
7   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 4' 21"
8   Leonardo Piepoli (ITA) SDV + 5' 13"
9   Pietro Caucchioli (ITA) Crédit Agricole + 5' 45"
10   George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel + 6' 48"

Points classificationEdit

Cyclist Team Points
1   Francisco Mancebo (ESP)   AG2R Prévoyance 69
2   Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux 60
3   George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel 57

Mountains classificationEdit

Cyclist Team Points
1   Christophe Moreau (FRA)   AG2R Prévoyance 162
2   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner 126
3   Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank 119

Combined classificationEdit

Cyclist Team Points
1   Christophe Moreau (FRA)   AG2R Prévoyance 224
2   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner 221
3   Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank 171

Jersey progressEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q In 2012, Zabriskie, Leipheimer and Hincapie were disqualified from the result, according to the findings of a USADA investigation.[1]

ReferencesEdit

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  14. ^ "Stage 2 - June 6: Bourgoin-Jallieu - Saint-Galmier, 203 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
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