2006 Tirreno–Adriatico

The 41st Tirreno–Adriatico cycling race took place from March 8 to March 14, 2006, over seven stages. It was won by Dutchman Thomas Dekker of the Rabobank team. The points classification was won by Alessandro Petacchi and the King of the Mountains jersey went to José Joaquín Rojas.

2006 Tirreno–Adriatico
2006 UCI ProTour, race 2 of 27
Race details
DatesMarch 8–March 14
Stages7
Distance1,108.5 km (688.8 mi)
Winning time27h 50' 04"
Results
Winner  Thomas Dekker (NED) (Rabobank)
  Second  Jörg Jaksche (GER) (Liberty Seguros–Würth)
  Third  Alessandro Ballan (ITA) (Lampre–Fondital)

Points  Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) (Team Milram)
Mountains  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) (Liberty Seguros–Würth)
  Team Discovery Channel
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Stage ResultsEdit

Stage 1 - March 8: Tivoli – Tivoli, 167 kmEdit

Standings after Day One
Stage Tour (Leader's Jersey)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 4h 08' 55" 1 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 4h 08' 45"
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) MIL s.t. 2 Erik Zabel (Ger) MIL + 4"
3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) C.A s.t. 3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) C.A + 6"
4 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) LPR s.t. 4 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) LPR + 10"
5 Davide Rebellin (Ita) GST s.t. 5 Davide Rebellin (Ita) GST + 10"

Stage 2 - March 9: Tivoli – Frascati, 171 kmEdit

Standings after Day Two
Stage Tour (Leader's Jersey)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 4h 03' 19" 1 Paolo Bettini (It) QST 8h 11' 54"
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) MIL s.t. 2 Erik Zabel (Ger) MIL + 8"
3 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) LPR s.t. 3 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) LPR + 16"
4 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) LAM s.t. 4 Thor Hushovd (Nor) C.A + 16"
5 Thor Hushovd (Nor) C.A s.t. 5 Alessandro Ballan (It) LAM + 20"

Stage 3 - March 10: Avezzano – Paglieta, 183 kmEdit

General Classement leader Paolo Bettini crashed and was forced to retire from the race after 80 km following a tangle with Lars Bak of the CSC team.

Standings after Day Three
Stage Tour (Leader's Jersey)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Óscar Freire (Spa) RAB 4h 27' 22" 1 Óscar Freire (Spa) RAB 12h 39' 26"
2 Igor Astarloa (Spa) BAR s.t. 2 Alessandro Ballan (It) LAM + 10"
3 Riccardo Ricco (It) SDV s.t. 3 Davide Rebbelin (It) GST + 10"
4 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) ACS s.t. 4 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) ACS + 10"
5 Thor Hushovd (Nor) C.A s.t. 5 Alessandro Ballan (It) LAM + 10"

Stage 4 - March 11: Paglieta – Civitanova Marche, 219 kmEdit

Standings after Day Four
Stage Tour (Leader's Jersey)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) C.A 5h 21' 13" 1 Óscar Freire (Spa) RAB 18h 00' 35"
2 Alessandro Petacchi (It) MIL s.t. 2 Alessandro Ballan (It) LAM + 14"
3 Óscar Freire (Spa) RAB s.t. 3 Davide Rebbelin (It) GST + 14"
4 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) QST s.t. 4 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) ACS + 14"
5 George Hincapie (USA) DSC s.t. 5 Massimili Gentili (It) NSM + 14"

Stage 5 - March 12: Servigliano – Servigliano ITT, 20 kmEdit

This stage was an individual time trial.

Standings after Day Five
Stage (time trial) Tour (Leader's Jersey)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Fabian Cancellara (CH) CSC 27' 37" 1 Thomas Dekker (Ned) RAB 18h 28' 44"
2 Leif Hoste (Bel) DSC + 3" 2 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) LST + 14"
3 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rab + 18" 3 Alessandro Ballan (It) LAM + 20"
4 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) LST + 32" 4 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC + 40"
5 Alessandro Ballan (It) LAM + 38" 5 Michael Boogerd (Ned) RAB + 46"

Stage 6 - March 13: S.Benedetto Del Tronto – Torricella Sicura, 182 kmEdit

Standings after Day Six
Stage Tour (Leader's Jersey)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Leonardo Bertagnolli (It) COF 4h 40' 40" 1 Thomas Dekker (Ned) RAB 23h 09' 24"
2 Alessandro Petacchi (It) MIL s.t. 2 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) LST + 14"
3 Riccardo Ricco (It) SDV s.t. 3 Alessandro Ballan (It) LAM + 20"
4 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) QST s.t. 4 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC + 40"
5 Alessandro Ballan (It) LAM s.t. 5 Igor Astarloa (Spa) BAR + 46"

Stage 7 - March 14: Campli - S.Benedetto Del Tronto, 166 kmEdit

Day Seven Results and Final Standings
Stage Final GC (Top-5 Only)
# Name Team Time   # Name Team Time
1 Alessandro Petacchi (It) MIL 4h 40' 40" 1 Thomas Dekker (Ned) RAB 27h 50' 04"
2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) DVL s.t. 2 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) LST + 14"
3 Paride Grillo (It) CPN s.t. 3 Alessandro Ballan (It) LAM + 20"
4 Thor Hushovd (Nor) C.A s.t. 4 Paolo Savoldelli (It) DSC + 40"
5 Erik Zabel (Ger) LAM s.t. 5 Igor Astarloa (Spa) BAR + 46"

Points classificationEdit

  1. Alessandro Petacchi   Italy 37 pts
  2. Thor Hushovd   Norway 34
  3. Mikhaylo Khalilov   Ukraine 28
  4. Erik Zabel   Germany 26
  5. Oscar Freire Gomez   Spain 25
  6. Alessandro Ballan   Italy 25
  7. Riccardo Ricco'   Italy 18
  8. Fabian Cancellara   Italy 17
  9. Rinaldo Nocentini   Italy 17
  10. Igor Astarloa   Spain 16

Mountains classificationEdit

  1. José Joaquín Rojas   Spain 11 pts
  2. Daniele Contrini   Italy 11
  3. Matteo Priamo   Italy 8
  4. Ignacio Gutierrez Cataluna   Spain 7
  5. Alessandro Ballan   Italy 5
  6. Vladimir Efimkin   Russia 5
  7. Fortunato Baliani   Italy 5
  8. Joseba Albizu Lizaso   Spain 5
  9. Giampaolo Cheula   Italy 5
  10. Ivan Basso   Italy 3

Teams ClassificationEdit

  1. Discovery Channel 82h 38' 09"
  2. Team CSC + 0' 17"
  3. Liberty Seguros - Wurth + 2' 40"
  4. Team Gerolsteiner + 2' 58"
  5. Phonak Hearing Systems + 3' 34"
  6. Saunier Duval - Prodir + 4' 51"
  7. Rabobank + 4' 53"
  8. Team T-Mobile + 4' 56"
  9. Barloworld + 6' 10"
  10. Euskadi Euskaltel + 6' 53"

SourcesEdit