2006 Tour of Britain
The 2006 Tour of Britain took place in Great Britain from 29 August to 3 September 2006. A UCI category 2.1 event, the tour consisted of six stages covering a distance of 870.5 km (540.9 mi), starting in Glasgow and finishing in The Mall, London.
The stage was dominated by an early breakaway of three riders who were never caught, finishing 2½ minutes ahead of the peloton.
|1||Martin Pedersen||Denmark||Team CSC||4h 03'38"|
|3||Matthew Goss||Australia||South Australia.com-AIS||s.t"|
The stage ended in a mass sprint. During the race, Goss won enough time bonuses in the sprints to take the overall lead from Pedersen.
|1||Roger Hammond||United Kingdom||Team Great Britain||3h 54'15"|
|3||Russell Downing||United Kingdom||DFL-Cycling News-Litespeed||s.t"|
The stage was dominated by a crosswind. Pedersen's teammates split the peloton and ensured his return to the lead, but could not manage to catch Filippo Pozzato, who escaped from the lead group near the finish.
|1||Filippo Pozzato||Italy||Quick Step-Innergetic||4h 28'18"|
|2||Michael Rogers||Australia||T-Mobile Team||32"|
|3||Nick Nuyens||Belgium||Quick Step-Innergetic||32"|
Another stage where a group escaped early on, and the peloton was unsuccessful in catching them again. Manning was leading as the race reached the final roundabout but he was sent the wrong way and lost the stage.
|1||Frederik Willems||Belgium||Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen||2h 54'12"|
|2||Mark Cavendish||United Kingdom||T-Mobile Team||2"|
|3||Paul Manning||United Kingdom||Landbouwkrediet-Colnago||6"|
The riders went on strike, after being led astray by race officials. Their main complaint was poor security. The riders eventually resumed the race, and the stage ended in a mass sprint.
|1||Francesco Chicchi||Italy||Quick Step-Innergetic||4h 24'42"|
|2||Mark Cavendish||United Kingdom||T-Mobile Team||s.t"|
There was a number of breakaways on the final stage, but all were eliminated, and the stage ended in a mass sprint.
|1||Tom Boonen||Belgium||Quick Step-Innergetic||2h 00'41"|
|2||Roger Hammond||United Kingdom||Team Great Britain||s.t"|
|3||Mark Cavendish||United Kingdom||T-Mobile Team||s.t"|
|1||Martin Pedersen||Denmark||Team CSC||21h 51'24"|
|2||Luis Pasamontes||Spain||Unibet.com||+ 51"|
|3||Filippo Pozzato||Italy||Quick Step-Innergetic||+ 2'11"|
|4||Nick Nuyens||Belgium||Quick Step-Innergetic||+ 2'46"|
|5||Michael Rogers||Australia||T-Mobile Team||+ s.t.|
|6||Iljo Keisse||Belgium||Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen||+ 3'06"|
|7||Johann Tschopp||Switzerland||Phonak iShares||+ 3'07"|
|8||Andy Schleck||Luxembourg||Team CSC||+ 3'14"|
|9||Russell Downing||United Kingdom||DFL-Cycling News-Litespeed||+ 3'16"|
|10||Maarten Tjallingii||Netherlands||Skil-Shimano||+ 3'18"|