2006 Volta a Catalunya

The 2006 Volta a Catalunya was the 86th edition of the Volta a Catalunya cycling race took place from 15 May to 21 May 2006, in Catalonia. The race began in Salou with an individual time trial and ended in Barcelona. The race was won by David Cañada of Spain.

2006 Volta a Catalunya
Race details
Dates15–21 May 2006
Stages7
Distance1,020.6[1] km (634.2 mi)
Winning time25h 06' 26"
Results
  Winner  David Cañada (ESP) (Saunier Duval–Prodir)
  Second  Santiago Botero (COL) (Phonak)
  Third  Christophe Moreau (FRA) (AG2R Prévoyance)
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TeamsEdit

Twenty-five teams of up to eight riders started the race:[2]

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[3]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 15 May Salou to Salou 12.6 km (7.8 mi)   Individual time trial   Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
2 16 May Cambrils to Cambrils 156.8 km (97.4 mi)   Luis Pérez Rodríguez (ESP)
3 17 May Salou to Sant Carles de la Ràpita 176.7 km (109.8 mi)   Thor Hushovd (NOR)
4 18 May Perafort to Arcalis 225 km (139.8 mi)   Carlos Castaño (ESP)
5 19 May Llívia to Manlleu 161.5 km (100.4 mi)   Adolfo García (ESP)
6 20 May Manlleu to Lloret de Mar 166.4 km (103.4 mi)   Matej Mugerli (SLO)
7 21 May Lloret de Mar to Barcelona 121.6 km (75.6 mi)   Daniele Bennati (ITA)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

15 May 2006 - Salou, 12.6 km (7.8 mi) (ITT)[4]

The stage was an individual time trial.

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC 14' 55"
2   Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 3"
3   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Discovery Channel + 3"

Stage 2Edit

16 May 2006 - Cambrils, 146.9 km (91.3 mi)[5]

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Luis Pérez Rodríguez (ESP) Andalucía–Paul Versan 3h 57' 14"
2   Isaac Gálvez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 12"
3   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole + 12"

Stage 3Edit

17 May 2006 - Salou to Sant Carles de la Ràpita, 160.6 km (99.8 mi)[6]

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 4h 16' 14"
2   René Haselbacher (AUT) Gerolsteiner s.t.
3   Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak s.t.

Stage 4Edit

18 May 2006 - Perafort to Vallnord, 225 km (140 mi)[7]

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Carlos Castaño (ESP) Kaiku 6h 03' 41"
2   Christophe Moreau (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance + 52"
3   Santiago Botero (COL) Phonak + 1' 53"

Stage 5Edit

19 May 2006 - Llívia to Manlleu, 161.5 km (100.4 mi)[8]

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Adolfo García (ESP) Andalucía–Paul Versan 3h 52' 44"
2   David Arroyo (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears s.t.
3   Eladio Jiménez (ESP) Comunidad Valenciana s.t.

Stage 6Edit

20 May 2006 - Manlleu to Lloret de Mar, 166.4 km (103.4 mi)[9]

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Matej Mugerli (SLO) Liquigas 4h 02' 01"
2   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole s.t.
3   Manuel Quinziato (ITA) Liquigas s.t.

Stage 7Edit

21 May 2006: Lloret de Mar to Barcelona, 121.6 km (75.6 mi)[10]

Rank Rider Team Time
1   Daniele Bennati (ITA) Lampre–Fondital 2h 36' 37"
2   Aaron Kemps (AUS) Liberty Seguros–Würth s.t.
3   Erik Zabel (GER) Team Milram s.t.

Classification tablesEdit

General classificationEdit

Rank Rider Team Time
1   David Cañada (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir 25h 06' 26"
2   Santiago Botero (COL) Phonak + 2"
3   Christophe Moreau (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance + 8"
4   Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) Phonak + 35"
5   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Discovery Channel + 48"
6   Linus Gerdemann (GER) T-Mobile Team + 57"
7   Francisco Mancebo (ESP) AG2R Prévoyance + 1' 11"
8   Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 1' 24"
9   Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank + 1' 27"
10   David Arroyo (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 1' 35"

Mountains classificationEdit

Rank Rider Team Points
1   Christophe Moreau (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance 84
2   José Alberto Benítez (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir 46
3   Francisco José Lara (ESP) Andalucía–Paul Versan 31

Points classificationEdit

Rank Rider Team Points
1   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 69
2   Daniele Bennati (ITA) Lampre–Fondital 49
3   Aaron Kemps (AUS) Liberty Seguros–Würth 41

Best teamEdit

Rank Team Country Time
1 Phonak   Switzerland 75h 22' 34"
2 Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears   Spain + 21"
3 AG2R Prévoyance   France + 1' 12"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour of Catalonia (Pro Tour)". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Start list". Cycling News. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  3. ^ "86th Volta a Catalunya - PT". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Stage 1 - May 15: Salou - Salou ITT, 12.6 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Stage 2 - May 16: Cambrils - Cambrils, 156.8 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Stage 3 - May 17: Salou - Sant Carles de la Rapita, 176.7 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Stage 4 - May 18: Perafort - Vallnord (Sector Arcalas) Andorra, 225.0 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Stage 5 - May 19: Llivia - Manlleu, 161.5 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Stage 6 - May 20: Manlleu - Lloret de Mar, 166.4 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Stage 7 - May 21: Lloret de Mar - Barcelona , 121.6 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.

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