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The 30th edition of the Deutschland Tour road bicycle race took place in Germany from August 1 to August 9, 2006. It consisted of a Prologue and eight stages covering a total of 1,390.5 km (864.0 mi), starting in Düsseldorf and finishing in Karlsruhe. Jens Voigt claimed the victory ahead of defending champion Levi Leipheimer.

Contents

Classification tablesEdit

General classificationEdit

Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Jens Voigt   Germany Team CSC 32h 11' 10"
2 Levi Leipheimer   United States Gerolsteiner 1' 38"
3 Andrey Kashechkin   Kazakhstan Astana 2' 23"
4 Vladimir Gusev   Russia Discovery Channel 2' 33"
5 Evgeni Petrov   Russia Lampre–Fondital 2' 57"
6 Marzio Bruseghin   Italy Lampre–Fondital 3' 42"
7 Íñigo Cuesta   Spain Team CSC 4' 08"
8 Stijn Devolder   Belgium Discovery Channel 4' 09"
9 Eddy Mazzoleni   Italy T-Mobile Team 4' 36"
10 Pablo Lastras   Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears 4' 38"

King of the Mountains ClassificationEdit

Cyclist Country Team Points
1 Sebastian Lang   Germany Gerolsteiner 21
2 Andrey Kashechkin   Kazakhstan Astana 21
3 Jens Voigt   Germany Team CSC 20

Points ClassificationEdit

Cyclist Country Team Points
1 Erik Zabel   Germany Team Milram 115
2 Jens Voigt   Germany Team CSC 88
3 Andrey Kashechkin   Kazakhstan Astana 62

Young Rider ClassificationEdit

Cyclist Country Team Points
1 Vladimir Gusev   Russia Discovery Channel 32h 13' 43"
2 Stefan Schumacher   Germany Gerolsteiner 2' 15"
3 Thomas Dekker   Netherlands Rabobank 3' 49"

Best TeamEdit

Team Country Time
1 Gerolsteiner   Germany 96h 42' 18"
2 Team CSC   Denmark 13"
3 Discovery Channel   United States 3' 01"

StagesEdit

Prologue - Tuesday, August 1: Düsseldorf, 5.5 km. (ITT)Edit

Prologue Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Vladimir Gusev   Russia Discovery Channel 6' 42"
2 Linus Gerdemann   Germany T-Mobile Team s.t.
3 Sebastian Lang   Germany Gerolsteiner 1"
General classification after Prologue
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Vladimir Gusev   Russia Discovery Channel 6' 42"
2 Linus Gerdemann   Germany T-Mobile Team s.t.
3 Sebastian Lang   Germany Gerolsteiner 1"

Stage 1 - Wednesday, August 2: Düsseldorf-Bielefeld, 198 km.Edit

Stage 1 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Assan Bazayev   Kazakhstan Astana 4h 43' 06"
2 Danilo Napolitano   Italy Lampre–Fondital s.t.
3 Erik Zabel   Germany Team Milram s.t.
General classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Vladimir Gusev   Russia Discovery Channel 4h 49' 47"
2 Linus Gerdemann   Germany T-Mobile Team 1"
3 Sebastian Lang   Germany Gerolsteiner 2"

Stage 2 - Thursday, August 3: Minden-Goslar, 181.5 km.Edit

Stage 2 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Jens Voigt   Germany Team CSC 4h 22' 25"
2 Davide Rebellin   Italy Gerolsteiner s.t.
3 Andrey Kashechkin   Kazakhstan Astana s.t.
General classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Vladimir Gusev   Russia Discovery Channel 9h 12' 17"
2 Linus Gerdemann   Germany T-Mobile Team 1"
3 Davide Rebellin   Italy Gerolsteiner 7"

Stage 3 - Friday, August 4: Witzenhausen-Schweinfurt, 203.3 km.Edit

Stage 3 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Gerald Ciolek   Germany Team Wiesenof 4h 56' 22"
2 Erik Zabel   Germany Team Milram s.t.
3 André Greipel   Germany T-Mobile Team s.t.
General classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Vladimir Gusev   Russia Discovery Channel 14h 08' 39"
2 Erik Zabel   Germany Team Milram s.t.
3 Linus Gerdemann   Germany T-Mobile Team 1"

Stage 4 - Saturday, August 5: Heidenheim-Bad Tölz, 203 km.Edit

Stage 4 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Graeme Brown   Australia Rabobank 4h 34' 38"
2 Stefan Schumacher   Germany Gerolsteiner s.t.
3 Erik Zabel   Germany Team Milram s.t.
General classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Erik Zabel   Germany Team Milram 18h 43' 10"
2 Vladimir Gusev   Russia Discovery Channel 7"
3 Linus Gerdemann   Germany T-Mobile Team 8"

Stage 5 - Sunday, August 6: Bad Tölz-Seefeld, 192.1 km.Edit

Because of bad weather on top of Mount Kühtai (Top of the Deutschland Tour 2006 at 2017 meters), the riders asked the organisation before the start to remove it from the Stage, which they did. As a result, the stage was only 160 kilometres long.

Stage 5 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Levi Leipheimer   United States Gerolsteiner 3h 44' 20"
2 Andrey Kashechkin   Kazakhstan Astana 3"
3 Marzio Bruseghin   Italy Lampre–Fondital 3"
General classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Jens Voigt   Germany Team CSC 22h 27' 51"
2 Vladimir Gusev   Russia Discovery Channel 3"
3 Marzio Bruseghin   Italy Lampre–Fondital 15"

Stage 6 - Monday, August 7: Seefeld-St Anton am Arlberg, 196.6 km.Edit

Stage 6 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Jens Voigt   Germany Team CSC 5h 11' 48"
2 Levi Leipheimer   United States Gerolsteiner 2"
3 Andrey Kashechkin   Kazakhstan Astana 8"
General classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Jens Voigt   Germany Team CSC 27h 39' 29"
2 Levi Leipheimer   United States Gerolsteiner 24"
3 Evgeni Petrov   Russia Lampre–Fondital 56"

Stage 7 - Tuesday, August 8: Bad Säckingen, 38.2 km. (ITT)Edit

Stage 7 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Jens Voigt   Germany Team CSC 45' 03"
2 László Bodrogi   Hungary Crédit Agricole 1' 03"
3 Sebastian Lang   Germany Gerolsteiner 1' 04"
General classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Jens Voigt   Germany Team CSC 28h 24' 32"
2 Levi Leipheimer   United States Gerolsteiner 1' 38"
3 Andrey Kashechkin   Kazakhstan Astana 2' 23"

Stage 8 - Wednesday, August 9: Bad Krozingen-Karlsruhe, 172.1 km.Edit

Stage 8 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Graeme Brown   Australia Rabobank 3h 46' 38"
2 Erik Zabel   Germany Team Milram s.t.
3 Danilo Napolitano   Italy Lampre–Fondital s.t.
General classification after Stage 8
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Jens Voigt   Germany Team CSC 32h 11' 10"
2 Levi Leipheimer   United States Gerolsteiner 1' 38"
3 Andrey Kashechkin   Kazakhstan Astana 2' 23"

Jersey progressEdit

Stage
(Winner)
General classification
(Gelbes Trikot)
Points Classification
(Rotes Trikot)
Climber Classification
(Bergtrikot)
Young Rider Classification
(Weißes Trikot)
Team Classification Most Active
(Aktivster Fahrer)
0Prologue
(Vladimir Gusev)
Vladimir Gusev Vladimir Gusev Vladimir Gusev Vladimir Gusev Discovery Channel No award
0Stage 1
(Assan Bazayev)
Stefan Schumacher Andreas Matzbacher
0Stage 2
(Jens Voigt)
Davide Rebellin Gerolsteiner Ronny Scholz
0Stage 3
(Gerald Ciolek)
Erik Zabel Stefan Schumacher Marco Pinotti
0Stage 4
(Graeme Brown)
Erik Zabel Marcel Sieberg
0Stage 5
(Levi Leipheimer)
Jens Voigt Andrey Kashechkin Team CSC Sven Teutenberg
0Stage 6
(Jens Voigt)
Sebastian Lang Erik Zabel
0Stage 7
(Jens Voigt)
Gerolsteiner No award
0Stage 8
(Graeme Brown)
No award
Final Jens Voigt Erik Zabel Sebastian Lang Vladimir Gusev Gerolsteiner

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