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The 2007 Volta a Catalunya road cycling race took place from May 21 to May 27, 2007, in Catalonia. It began in Salou with a team time trial and ends in Barcelona. The race was won by Russian Vladimir Karpets of the Caisse d'Epargne team, who won the race thanks to winning the team time trial, and second placings on the toughest mountain stage (stage 4) and the mountain time trial (stage 5). The race also saw the first UCI ProTour victories for young British sprinter Mark Cavendish of the T-Mobile Team, when he took stages 2 and 6.

Race details
DatesMay 21, 2007 (2007-05-21)–27 May 2007
Stages7
Distance884.4 km (549.5 mi)
Winning time22h 21' 05"
Results
  Winner  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) (Caisse d'Epargne)
  Second  Michael Rogers (AUS) (T-Mobile)
  Third  Denis Menchov (RUS) (Rabobank)

  Points  Denis Menchov (RUS) (Rabobank)
  Mountains  Luis Pasamontes (ESP) (Unibet.com)
  Sprints  Víctor Hugo Peña (COL) (Unibet.com)
  Team Relax-GAM
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25 teams took part. The five wildcards have were awarded to Karpin-Galicia, Relax-GAM, Andalucía-Cajasur, Fuerteventura-Canarias and Slipstream Chipotle.

Contents

StagesEdit

Stage 1–21 May 2007: Salou > Salou, 15.7km (TTT)Edit

Stage 1 Result
Team Time
1   Caisse d'Epargne 16' 54"
2   Team CSC + 16"
3   Astana + 17"
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1   Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne 16' 54"
2   Óscar Pereiro (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne s.t.
3   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne s.t.

Stage 2–22 May 2007: Salou > Perafort, 170kmEdit

Stage 2 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI
Points
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR) T-Mobile Team 4h 01' 47" 3 pts
2   Aaron Kemps (AUS) Astana s.t. 2 pts
3   Leonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis s.t. 1 pt
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1   Imanol Erviti (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 4h 18' 40"
2   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 1"
3   Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne + 1"

Stage 3–23 May 2007: Perafort > Tàrrega, 182.1kmEdit

Stage 3 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI
Points
1   Allan Davis (AUS) Discovery Channel 4h 29' 26" 3 pts
2   Baden Cooke (AUS) Unibet.com s.t. 2 pts
3   Daniele Bennati (ITA) Lampre–Fondital s.t. 1 pt
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1   Imanol Erviti (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 8h 48' 06"
2   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 1"
3   Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne + 1"

Stage 4–24 May 2007: Tàrrega > Vallnord-Arinsal (Andorra), 201.1kmEdit

Stage 4 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI
Points
1   Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Relax-GAM 6h 06' 43" N/A
2   Michael Rogers (AUS) T-Mobile Team + 33" 2 pts
3   Christophe Moreau (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance + 34" 1 pt
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1   Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Relax-GAM 14h 55' 22"
2   Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne + 31"
3   Michael Rogers (AUS) T-Mobile Team + 35"

Stage 5–25 May 2007: Sornas > Vallnord-Arcalís (Andorra), 17.1km (ITT)Edit

Stage 5 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI
Points
1   Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank 38' 58" 3 pts
2   Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne + 4" 2 pts
3   Rémy Di Gregorio (FRA) Française des Jeux + 24" 1 pt
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1   Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne 15h 34' 55"
2   Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank + 16"
3   Michael Rogers (AUS) T-Mobile Team + 40"

Stage 6–26 May 2007: Llívia > Lloret de Mar, 177.1kmEdit

Stage 6 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI
Points
1   Mark Cavendish (GBR) T-Mobile Team 3h 59' 55" 3 pts
2   Leonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis s.t. 2 pts
3   Paolo Bossoni (ITA) Lampre–Fondital s.t. 1 pt
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1   Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne 19h 34' 50"
2   Michael Rogers (AUS) T-Mobile Team + 40"
3   Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank + 44"

Stage 7–27 May 2007: Lloret de Mar > Barcelona, 119.3kmEdit

Stage 7 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI
Points
1   Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 2h 46' 06" 3 pts
2   Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 5" 2 pts
3   Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank + 9" 1 pt
General Classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Team Time
1   Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne 22h 21' 05"
2   Michael Rogers (AUS) T-Mobile Team + 40"
3   Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank + 40"

Final standingEdit

General classificationEdit

Cyclist Country Team Time UCI
Points
1 Vladimir Karpets   Russia Caisse d'Epargne 22h 21' 05" 50
2 Denis Menchov   Russia Rabobank + 40" 40
3 Michael Rogers   Australia T-Mobile Team + 40" 35
4 Christophe Moreau   France AG2R Prévoyance + 1' 34" 30
5 Óscar Sevilla   Spain Relax-GAM + 1' 34" N/A
6 Francisco Mancebo   Spain Relax-GAM + 1' 59" N/A
7 John Gadret   France AG2R Prévoyance + 2' 19" 15
8 Marcos-Antonio Serrano   Spain Karpin-Galicia + 2' 39" N/A
9 Laurens ten Dam   Netherlands Unibet.com + 2' 44" 5
10 Janez Brajkovič   Slovenia Discovery Channel + 2' 47" 2

Jersey progressEdit

Individual 2007 UCI ProTour standings after raceEdit

As of May 27, 2007, after the Volta a Catalunya [1]

While the top 10 places remain the same, race winner Vladimir Karpets moves into 13th position.

Rank Previous
Rank
Name Nationality Team Points
1 1 Davide Rebellin   Italy Gerolsteiner 157
2 2 Alejandro Valverde   Spain Caisse d'Epargne 107
3 3 Danilo Di Luca   Italy Liquigas 100
4 4 Óscar Freire   Spain Rabobank 82
5 5 Stuart O'Grady   Australia Team CSC 79
6 6 Stefan Schumacher   Germany Gerolsteiner 75
7 7 Fränk Schleck   Luxembourg Team CSC 63
8 8 Juan José Cobo   Spain Saunier Duval–Prodir 62
9 9 Alberto Contador   Spain Discovery Channel 58
10 10 Tom Boonen   Belgium Quick-Step–Innergetic 57
11 11 Thomas Dekker   Netherlands Rabobank 55
12 12 Andreas Klöden   Germany Astana 53
13 - Vladimir Karpets   Russia Caisse d'Epargne 52
14 13 Alessandro Ballan   Italy Lampre–Fondital 50
15 14 Matthias Kessler   Germany Astana 50
  • 103 riders (up from 93 riders) have scored at least one (1) point on the 2007 UCI ProTour.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Updated Rankings 2007-05-28; UCI; Accessed 2007-05-28

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