2008 Volta a Catalunya

The 2008 Volta a Catalunya (88th edition) road cycling race took place from May 19 to May 25, 2008 in Catalonia, Spain. Gustavo César took overall victory, becoming first rider of non-ProTour team to win a ProTour race general classification.

2008 UCI ProTour, race 7 of 15
Race details
DatesMay 19–May 25
Stages6 & Prologue
Distance1,032.0 km (641.3 mi)
Winning time24h 29' 22"
Results
  Winner  Gustavo César (ESP) (Karpin–Galicia)
  Second  Rigoberto Urán (COL) (Caisse d'Epargne)
  Third  Rémi Pauriol (FRA) (Crédit Agricole)

  Points  Thor Hushovd (NOR) (Crédit Agricole)
  Mountains  Christophe Moreau (FRA) (Agritubel)
  Sprints  Manuel Quinziato (ITA) (Liquigas)
  Team Astana
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TeamsEdit

Twenty-two teams of up to eight riders took part. The following UCI ProTour and UCI Professional Continental teams were named to the 2008 Volta a Catalunya:[1]

  Belgium
  Denmark
  France
  Germany
  Italy
  Luxembourg
  Netherlands
  Spain
  United States

RouteEdit

Stage characteristics and winners[1][2]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
P 19 May Lloret de Mar to Lloret de Mar 3.7 km (2.3 mi)   Individual time trial   Thor Hushovd (NOR)
1 20 May Riudellots de la Selva to Banyoles 167.8 km (104.3 mi)   Thor Hushovd (NOR)
2 21 May Banyoles to La Seu d'Urgell 191.1 km (118.7 mi)   Cyril Dessel (FRA)
3 22 May La Seu d'Urgell to Ascó 217.2 km (135.0 mi)   Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA)
4 23 May Ascó to El Vendrell 163.5 km (101.6 mi)   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)
5 24 May El Vendrell to Pallejà 163.9 km (101.8 mi)   Francesco Chicchi (ITA)
6 25 May Pallejà to Barcelona 106.2 km (66.0 mi)   José Luis Carrasco (ESP)

StagesEdit

PrologueEdit

May 19, 2008: Lloret de Mar to Lloret de Mar, 3.7 km (2.3 mi) (ITT)[2][3]

Prologue Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 4' 37"
2   George Hincapie (USA) Team High Road + 6"
3   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 7"
4   Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team High Road + 7"
5   Gustavo César (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 7"
General Classification after Prologue
Cyclist Team Time
1   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 4' 37"
2   George Hincapie (USA) Team High Road + 6"
3   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 7"
4   Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team High Road + 7"
5   Gustavo César (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 7"

Stage 1Edit

May 20, 2008: Riudellots de la Selva to Banyoles, 167.8 km (104.3 mi)[2][4]

Stage 1 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 4h 07' 35"
2   Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team High Road s.t.
3   Leonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis s.t.
4   Markus Zberg (SUI) Gerolsteiner s.t.
5   Mark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 4h 12' 02"
2   Leonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis + 14"
3   George Hincapie (USA) Team High Road + 16"
4   Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 17"
5   Thomas Lövkvist (SWE) Team High Road + 17"

Stage 2Edit

May 21, 2008: Banyoles to La Seu d'Urgell, 191.1 km (118.7 mi)[2][5]

Stage 2 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Cyril Dessel (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale 5h 10' 30"
2   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Astana + 34"
3   Rémi Pauriol (FRA) Crédit Agricole + 34"
4   Josep Jufré (ESP) Saunier Duval–Scott + 34"
5   Rigoberto Urán (COL) Caisse d'Epargne + 34"
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1   Cyril Dessel (FRA) Ag2r–La Mondiale 9h 23' 03"
2   Rémi Pauriol (FRA) Crédit Agricole + 18"
3   Haimar Zubeldia (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 25"
4   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Astana + 26"
5   Rigoberto Urán (COL) Caisse d'Epargne + 29"

Stage 3Edit

May 22, 2008: La Seu d'Urgell to Ascó "La Vostra Energia", 217.2 km (135.0 mi)[2][6]

Stage 3 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA) Bouygues Télécom 5h 06' 01"
2   Alexander Bocharov (RUS) Crédit Agricole s.t.
3   Gustavo César (ESP) Karpin–Galicia s.t.
4   Jelle Vanendert (BEL) Française des Jeux s.t.
5   Daniel Navarro (ESP) Astana s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1   Rémi Pauriol (FRA) Crédit Agricole 14h 29' 33"
2   Haimar Zubeldia (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 7"
3   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Astana + 8"
4   Pierrick Fédrigo (FRA) Bouygues Télécom + 10"
5   Rigoberto Urán (COL) Caisse d'Epargne + 11"

Stage 4Edit

May 23, 2008: Ascó "La Vostra Energia" to El Vendrell, 163.5 km (101.6 mi)[2][7]

Stage 4 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) Cofidis 3h 52' 15"
2   Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole + 2' 32"
3   Bernhard Eisel (AUT) Team High Road + 2' 32"
4   Markus Zberg (SUI) Gerolsteiner + 2' 32"
5   Anthony Geslin (FRA) Bouygues Télécom + 2' 32"
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1   Rémi Pauriol (FRA) Crédit Agricole 18h 24' 25"
2   Josep Jufré (ESP) Saunier Duval–Scott + 2"
3   Haimar Zubeldia (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 7"
4   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Astana + 8"
5   Gustavo César (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 8"

Stage 5Edit

May 24, 2008: El Vendrell to Pallejà, 163.9 km (101.8 mi)[2][8]

Stage 5 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Liquigas 3h 44' 17"
2   Leonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis s.t.
3   Markus Zberg (SUI) Gerolsteiner s.t.
4   Mark Renshaw (AUS) Crédit Agricole s.t.
5   Mikel Gaztañaga (ESP) Agritubel s.t.
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1   Rémi Pauriol (FRA) Crédit Agricole 22h 08' 42"
2   Josep Jufré (ESP) Saunier Duval–Scott + 2"
3   Haimar Zubeldia (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 7"
4   Janez Brajkovič (SLO) Astana + 8"
5   Gustavo César (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 8"

Stage 6Edit

May 25, 2008: Pallejà to Barcelona, 106.2 km (66.0 mi)[2][9]

Stage 6 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1   José Luis Carrasco (ESP) Andalucía-CajaSur 2h 20' 38"
2   Gustavo César (ESP) Karpin–Galicia s.t.
3   Francisco Ventoso (ESP) Andalucía-CajaSur + 7"
4   Aleksandr Kuschynski (BLR) Liquigas + 7"
5   Eduardo Gonzalo (ESP) Agritubel + 7"
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1   Gustavo César (ESP) Karpin–Galicia 24h 29' 22"
2   Rigoberto Urán (COL) Caisse d'Epargne + 16"
3   Rémi Pauriol (FRA) Crédit Agricole + 21"
4   Josep Jufré (ESP) Saunier Duval–Scott + 21"
5   Daniel Navarro (ESP) Astana + 23"

Jersey progressEdit

Stage Winner General Classification
Mountains Classification
Points Classification
Sprints classification
Team Classification
P Thor Hushovd Thor Hushovd no award Thor Hushovd no award Crédit Agricole
1 Thor Hushovd Dario Cioni Freddy Bichot
2 Cyril Dessel Cyril Dessel Christophe Moreau Ag2r–La Mondiale
3 Pierrick Fédrigo Rémi Pauriol Astana
4 Sylvain Chavanel Sylvain Chavanel
5 Francesco Chicchi Manuel Quinziato
6 José Luis Carrasco Gustavo César
Final Gustavo César Christophe Moreau Thor Hushovd Manuel Quinziato Astana
Jersey wearers when one rider is leading two or more competitions

Individual standingsEdit

As of 25 May 2008, after the 2008 Volta a Catalunya.[10]

Rank Name Team Points
1   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre 73
2   André Greipel (GER) Team High Road 62
3   Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 58
4   Thomas Dekker (NED) Rabobank 54
5   Andreas Klöden (GER) Astana 53
6   Stijn Devolder (BEL) Quick-Step 50
7   José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 45
8   Mikel Astarloza (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi 45
9   Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto 42
10   Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 40
11   Rigoberto Urán (COL) Caisse d'Epargne 40
12   Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Liquigas 40
13   Nick Nuyens (BEL) Cofidis 40
14   Rémi Pauriol (FRA) Crédit Agricole 36
  • 78 riders have scored at least one (1) point on the 2008 UCI ProTour.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "88th Volta a Catalunya - ProT". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "88th Volta a Catalunya (Pro Tour), Spain". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Prologue - May 19: Lloret de Mar - Lloret de Mar (ITT), 3.7km". Cycling News. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Stage 1 - May 20: Riudellots de la Selva - Banyoles, 167.8km". Cycling News. Archived from the original on 28 April 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Stage 2 - May 21: Banyoles - La Seu d'Urgell, 191.9km". Cycling News. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Stage 3 - May 22: La Seu d'Urgell - Ascó La Vostra Energia, 217.2km". Cycling News. Archived from the original on 11 May 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Stage 4 - May 23: Ascó "La Vostra Energia" - El Vendrell, 163.5km". Cycling News. Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Stage 5 - May 24: El Vendrell - Pallejà, 163.9km". Cycling News. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Stage 6 - May 25: Pallejà - Barcelona, 124.0km". Cycling News. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Individual standings". UCI. 2008-05-04. Archived from the original on 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2008-05-25.

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