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The 2006 UCI ProTour was the second year of the UCI ProTour system, in which the ProTour teams are guaranteed, and obliged to, participate in the series of ProTour races.

2006 UCI ProTour
Second edition of the UCI ProTour
Details
DatesMarch 5 – October 14
LocationEurope
Rounds27
Champions
Individual champion Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears)
Teams' championTeam CSC
Nations' champion Spain
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The prelude to the 2006 ProTour was dominated by a dispute between the managers of the Grand Tours and UCI, which meant that the Grand Tours were initially not to be a part of the 2006 ProTour.[1] On April 7, 2006, an agreement to the dispute between the Grand Tours organisers and the Union Cycliste Internationale was reached [2][permanent dead link], guaranteeing the future of the ProTour.

2006 ProTour racesEdit

Date Race Country Winner Team
March 5–12 Paris–Nice   France   Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak
March 8–14 Tirreno–Adriatico   Italy   Thomas Dekker (NED) Rabobank
March 18 Milan – San Remo   Italy   Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Quick-Step–Innergetic
April 2 Tour of Flanders   Belgium   Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic
April 3–8 Vuelta al País Vasco   Spain   José Ángel Gómez Marchante (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir
April 5 Gent–Wevelgem   Belgium   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole
April 9 Paris–Roubaix   France   Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC
April 16 Amstel Gold Race   Netherlands   Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC
April 19 La Flèche Wallonne   Belgium   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears
April 23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège   Belgium   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears
April 25–30 Tour de Romandie    Switzerland   Cadel Evans (AUS) Davitamon–Lotto
May 6–28 Giro d'Italia   Italy   Ivan Basso (ITA) Team CSC
May 15–21 Volta a Catalunya   Spain   David Cañada (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir
June 4–11 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré   France   Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner
June 10–18 Tour de Suisse    Switzerland   Jan Ullrich (GER) T-Mobile Team
June 18 Eindhoven Team Time Trial   Netherlands team event Team CSC
July 1–23 Tour de France   France   Óscar Pereiro (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears
July 30 Vattenfall Cyclassics   Germany   Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank
August 1–9 Deutschland Tour   Germany   Jens Voigt (GER) Team CSC
August 12 Clásica de San Sebastián   Spain   Xavier Florencio (ESP) Bouygues Télécom
August 16–23 Eneco Tour of Benelux   Belgium
  Netherlands
  Stefan Schumacher (GER) Gerolsteiner
August 27 GP Ouest-France   France   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas
August 28 – September 19 Vuelta a España   Spain   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana
September 4–10 Tour de Pologne   Poland   Stefan Schumacher (GER) Gerolsteiner
October 1 Züri-Metzgete    Switzerland   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi
October 8 Paris–Tours   France   Frédéric Guesdon (FRA) Française des Jeux
October 14 Giro di Lombardia   Italy   Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick-Step–Innergetic

Final individual standingsEdit

  Name Team Points
1   Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears 285
2   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 213
3   Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC 165
4   Cadel Evans (AUS) Davitamon–Lotto 162
5   Andrey Kashechkin (KAZ) Astana 156
6   Alessandro Ballan (ITA) Lampre–Fondital 155
7   Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic 154
8   Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick-Step–Innergetic 144
9   Ivan Basso (ITA) Team CSC 138
10   Stefan Schumacher (GER) Gerolsteiner 133
  • A total of 209 riders were classified
  • Floyd Landis had 175 points before the UCI removed his name from the standings following his removal from the Phonak team.

Final team standingsEdit

  Team Nationality Points
1 Team CSC   Denmark 388
2 Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears   Spain 350
3 Rabobank   Netherlands 346
4 Discovery Channel   United States 327
5 Lampre–Fondital   Italy 327
6 Gerolsteiner   Germany 294
7 Phonak    Switzerland 270
8 T-Mobile Team   Germany 269
9 Saunier Duval–Prodir   Spain 268
10 Astana   Spain 258
11 Crédit Agricole   France 253
12 Cofidis   France 249
13 Quick-Step–Innergetic   Belgium 248
14 Liquigas   Italy 247
15 AG2R Prévoyance   France 219
16 Davitamon–Lotto   Belgium 214
17 Euskaltel–Euskadi   Spain 208
18 Team Milram   Italy 185
19 Bouygues Télécom   France 184
20 Française des Jeux   France 173

Final nation standingsEdit

  Nation Points
1   Spain 808
2   Italy 651
3   Germany 475
4   Australia 340
5   United States 316
6   Belgium 292
7   Kazakhstan 286
8   France 271
8   Netherlands 269
10   Russia 234
11    Switzerland 190
12   Luxembourg 165
  • Riders from 29 nations scored at least one UCI ProTour point.

2006 ProTour Points SystemEdit

Tour de France Giro d'Italia
Vuelta a España
Milan – San Remo
Tour of Flanders
Paris–Roubaix
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Giro di Lombardia
Lesser stageraces
Lesser one-day races
Overall Classification
1 100 85 50 40
2 75 65 40 30
3 60 50 35 25
4 55 45 30 20
5 50 40 25 15
6 45 35 20 11
7 40 30 15 7
8 35 26 10 5
9 30 22 5 3
10 25 19 2 1
11 20 16
12 15 13
13 12 11
14 10 9
15 8 7
16 6 5
17 5 4
18 4 3
19 3 2
20 2 1
Stage wins (if applicable)
1 10 8 3
2 5 4 2
3 3 2 1
  • If a rider is not part of UCI ProTour, no points are given. The points corresponding to the place are not awarded
  • Top 20 teams get points in scale 20-19-18...-1.
  • Team time trial doesn't give points for riders.
  • In country ranking, top 5 riders of each country count towards the ranking.

External linksEdit