2006 Vuelta a España

2006 Vuelta a España
2006 UCI ProTour, race 23 of 27
Overview of the stages
Overview of the stages
Race details
Dates 26 August - 17 September
Stages 21
Distance 3,192 km (1,983 mi)
Winning time 81h 23' 07"
Results
Winner  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) (Astana)
  Second  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears)
  Third  Andrey Kashechkin (KAZ) (Astana)

Points  Thor Hushovd (NOR) (Crédit Agricole)
Mountains  Egoi Martínez (ESP) (Discovery Channel)
Combination  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) (Astana)
  Team Discovery Channel
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The 2006 Vuelta a España was held from 26 August to 17 September 2006, and was the 61st edition of the race. It consisted of 21 stages covering a total of 3,192 km (1,983 mi), and was won by Alexander Vinokourov of the Astana cycling team. The points classification was won by Thor Hushovd of Crédit Agricole, and the mountains classification by Egoi Martínez of Discovery Channel.

Teams and riders

In addition to the 20 UCI ProTour teams, Relax-GAM have received a wild card.

List of stages

Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 26 Aug Málaga - Málaga 7.2 km Team time trial Team CSC
2 27 Aug Málaga - Córdoba 167 km Paolo Bettini
3 28 Aug Córdoba - Almendralejo 220 km Francisco Ventoso
4 29 Aug Almendralejo - Cáceres 142 km Erik Zabel
5 30 Aug Plasencia - Estación de Esquí La Covatilla (Béjar) 178 km Mountain stage* Danilo Di Luca
6 31 Aug Zamora - León 155 km Thor Hushovd
7 1 Sept León - Alto de El Morredero (Ponferrada) 148 km Mountain stage* Alejandro Valverde
8 2 Sept Ponferrada - Lugo 173 km Alexander Vinokourov
9 3 Sept A Fonsagrada - Alto de La Cobertoria 206 km Mountain stage* Alexander Vinokourov
4 Sept Rest Day
10 5 Sept Avilés - Museo de Altamira (Santillana del Mar) 190 km Sérgio Paulinho
11 6 Sept Torrelavega (Velódromo Oscar Freire) - Burgos 165 km Mountain stage Egoi Martínez
12 7 Sept Aranda de Duero - Guadalajara 162 km Luca Paolini
13 8 Sept Guadalajara - Cuenca 170 km Samuel Sánchez
14 9 Sept Cuenca - Cuenca 33 km Individual time trial David Millar
15 10 Sept Motilla del Palancar - Factoría Ford (Almussafes) 175 km Robert Förster
11 Sept Rest Day
16 12 Sept Almería - Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto 145 km Mountain stage* Igor Antón
17 13 Sept Adra - Granada 167 km Mountain stage Thomas Danielson
18 14 Sept Granada - Sierra de la Pandera 153 km Mountain stage* Andrey Kashechkin
19 15 Sept Jaén - Ciudad Real 195 km José Luis Arrieta
20 16 Sept Rivas Futura - Rivas Vaciamadrid 28 km Individual time trial Alexander Vinokourov
21 17 Sept Madrid - Madrid 150 km Erik Zabel
  • Mountain stages with asterisk end on the top of the climb.

Stage recaps

Jersey progress

Jersey wearers when same rider is holding multiple jerseys:

Current standings

General classification (final)

Points classification

In 2006, the leader of the points classification is awarded a blue with yellow-fish-covered jersey, which is sponsored by Spain's fishing and marine industry known as FROM (or El Fondo de Regulación y Organización del Mercado de Productos de la Pesca y Cultivos Marinos).[1]

Mountains classification

In 2006, the leader of the climbers classification (or King of the Mountains) wears the orange jersey sponsored by Ford. In recent years, the KoM wore a red jersey.

Combination classification

In 2006, the leader of the combinations classification wears the white jersey. In 2005, the rider with the lowest cumulative rank of all classifications wore a gold-green jersey.

Teams classification

Rank Team Time
1 United States Discovery Channel 201h 59' 16"
2 Spain Astana 15' 25"
3 Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears 25' 33"
4 Spain Euskaltel–Euskadi 32' 13"
5 Denmark Team CSC 52' 56"
6 Spain Saunier Duval–Prodir 1h 40' 02"
7 Italy Lampre–Fondital 1h 43' 20"
8 France AG2R Prévoyance 2h 02' 55"
9 Spain Relax-GAM 2h 16' 26"
10 France Cofidis 2h 20' 33"

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