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2008 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

The 2008 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana was a road cycling stage race that took place in the Valencian Community between 26 February and 1 March 2008. The race was won by Rubén Plaza.

2008 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates26 February -1 March 2008
Stages5
Distance826.5 km (513.6 mi)
Winning time19h 54' 49"
Results
Winner  Rubén Plaza (ESP)
  Second  Manuel Vázquez (ESP)
  Third  Xavier Florencio (ESP)

Points  Xavier Florencio (ESP)
Mountains  Manuel Vázquez (NED)
Team Bouygues Télécom
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Contents

StagesEdit

Stage schedule[1]
Stage Date Route Distance Winner
1 26 February SaguntoPort de Saguntoes 157 km (98 mi)   José Iván Gutiérrez (ESP)
2 27 February AlziraXàtiva 178 km (111 mi)   Erik Zabel (GER)
3 28 February IbiIbi 166.5 km (103 mi)   Manuel Vázquez (ESP)
4 29 February NáqueraNáquera 149.4 km (93 mi)   Mirco Lorenzetto (ITA)
5 1 March Valencia–Valencia 120.6 km (75 mi)   Alessandro Petacchi (ITA)[2]
  Danilo Napolitano

TeamsEdit

N. Cod. Team Category
1-8 AST   Astana UCI ProTour
11-18 BTL   Bouygues Télécom UCI ProTour
21-28 GCE   Caisse d'Epargne UCI ProTour
31-38 COF   Cofidis UCI ProTour
41-48 EUS   Euskaltel-Euskadi UCI ProTour
51-58 LAM   Lampre UCI ProTour
61-68 LIQ   Liquigas UCI ProTour
71-78 MRM   Team Milram UCI ProTour
81-88 RAB   Rabobank UCI ProTour
N. Cod. Team Category
91-98 SDV   Saunier Duval-Scott UCI ProTour
101-108 ACA   Andalucía-Cajasur UCI Continental
111-118 SLB   S.L. Benfica UCI Continental
121-128 GNM   Contentpolis-Murcia UCI Continental
131-138 SPI   Extremadura-Grupo Gallardo UCI Continental
141-148 KGZ   Karpin Galicia UCI Continental
151-158 TSL   Team Slipstream-Chipotle p/b H30 UCI Continental
161-168 ORB   Orbea-Oreka S.D.A. UCI Continental

Standings

General classificationEdit

Rank Cyclist Team Time
1
  Rubén Plaza S.L. Benfica 19h 54'49"
2
  Manuel Vázquez Hueso Contentpolis-Murcia + 5"
3
  Xavier Florencio Bouygues Télécom + 21"
4
  José Iván Gutiérrez Caisse d'Epargne + 24"
5
  Gorka Verdugo Euskaltel-Euskadi + 31"
6
  Alberto Contador Astana + 33"
7
  Jérôme Pineau Bouygues Télécom + 35"
8
  Vincenzo Nibali Liquigas m.t.
9
  Maxime Monfort Cofidis m.t.
10
  Toni Colom Astana m.t.

Points classificationEdit

Rank Cyclist Team Points
1   Xavier Florencio Bouygues Telecom 55
2   Mirco Lorenzetto Lampre 51
3   José Iván Gutiérrez C. d'Epargne 47
4   Manuel Vázquez Contentpolis 45
5   Rubén Plaza S.L. Benfica 44

Mountains classificationEdit

Rank Cyclist Team Points
1   Manuel Vázquez Contentpolis 24
2   Timothy Duggan Slipstream 11
3   Gorka Verdugo Euskaltel 11
4   Koos Moerenhout Rabobank 10
5   Jonathan McCarty Slipstream 10

Combativity awardEdit

Rank Cyclist Team Points
1   Manuel Vázquez Contentpolis 7
2   Rubén Plaza S.L. Benfica 12
3   Gorka Verdugo Euskaltel 17
4   Xavier Florencio Bouygues Tel. 20
5   Jérôme Pineau Bouygues Tél. 33

Team classificationEdit

Rank Team Time
1   Bouygues Télécom 59h46'12"
2   Cofidis, le Crédit par Téléphone a 1'47"
3   S.L. Benfica a 3'32"
4   Lampre a 3'52"
5   Astana a 4'04"

Classification LeadershipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana — General Classification (stages)". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b Il 6 maggio 2008 Alessandro Petacchi venne condannato ad un anno di squalifica dal TAS per positività al salbutamolo. Il provvedimento prevedeva la restituzione di tutti i premi relativi alle vittorie ottenute a partire dal 1º novembre 2007, compreso il successo di tappa nell'edizione 2008 della Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana. Si veda "Il Tas ferma Petacchi". gazzetta.it. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2012.