2006 Vuelta a España

2006 Vuelta a España
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"
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

The 2006 Vuelta a España was held from August 26 to September 17, 2006, and was the 61st edition of the race. It consisted of 21 stages covering a total of 3,192 km, 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 From - To 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

Stage recaps

Jersey progress

General classification
Points Classification
Mountains Classification
Combination Classification
Team Classification
Stage 1 (TTT)
(Team CSC)
Carlos Sastre Carlos Sastre no award no award Team CSC
Stage 2
(Paolo Bettini)
Thor Hushovd Paolo Bettini Mario De Sárraga Mario De Sárraga
Stage 3
(Francisco Ventoso)
Thor Hushovd David de la Fuente
Stage 4
(Erik Zabel)
Stage 5
(Danilo Di Luca)
Danilo Di Luca Danilo Di Luca Danilo Di Luca Discovery Channel
Stage 6
(Thor Hushovd)
Stage 7
(Alejandro Valverde)
Janez Brajkovič Janez Brajkovič Janez Brajkovič
Stage 8
(Alexander Vinokourov)
Stage 9
(Alexander Vinokourov)
Alejandro Valverde Pietro Caucchioli Alejandro Valverde
Stage 10
(Sérgio Paulinho)
Stage 11
(Egoi Martínez)
Stage 12
(Luca Paolini)
Stage 13
(Samuel Sánchez)
Stage 14 (ITT)
(David Millar)
Stage 15
(Robert Förster)
Stage 16
(Igor Antón)
Stage 17
(Tom Danielson)
Alexander Vinokourov Egoi Martínez
Stage 18
(Andrei Kashechkin)
Stage 19
(José Luis Arrieta)
Alexander Vinokourov
Stage 20 (ITT)
(Alexander Vinokourov)
Stage 21
(Erik Zabel)
Final Alexander Vinokourov Thor Hushovd Egoi Martínez Alexander Vinokourov Discovery Channel

Jersey wearers when same rider is holding multiple jerseys:

Current standings

General classification (final)

1Kazakhstan Alexander VinokourovAstana 81h 23' 07"
2Spain Alejandro ValverdeCaisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears 1' 12"
3Kazakhstan Andrey KashechkinAstana 3' 12"
4Spain Carlos SastreTeam CSC 3' 35"
5Spain José Ángel Gómez MarchanteSaunier Duval–Prodir 6' 51"
6United States Tom DanielsonDiscovery Channel 8' 09"
7Spain Samuel SánchezEuskaltel–Euskadi 8' 26"
8Spain Manuel BeltránDiscovery Channel 10' 36"
9Russia Vladimir KarpetsCaisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears 10' 47"
10Spain Luis Pérez RodríguezCofidis 11' 32"

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).

1Norway Thor HushovdCrédit Agricole 199
2Kazakhstan Alexander VinokourovAstana 163
3Spain Alejandro ValverdeCaisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears 147
4Spain Samuel SánchezEuskaltel–Euskadi 107
5Germany Erik ZabelTeam Milram 104
6Australia Stuart O'GradyTeam CSC 104
7Spain Francisco VentosoSaunier Duval–Prodir 99
8Kazakhstan Andrey KashechkinAstana 95
9Spain Carlos SastreTeam CSC 93
10Spain José Ángel Gómez MarchanteSaunier Duval–Prodir 68

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.

1Spain Egoi MartínezDiscovery Channel 129
2Italy Pietro CaucchioliCrédit Agricole 117
3Spain Alejandro ValverdeCaisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears 98
4Kazakhstan Andrey KashechkinAstana 84
5Kazakhstan Alexander VinokourovAstana 82
6Spain José Miguel ElíasRelax-Gam 70
7Spain Igor AntónEuskaltel–Euskadi 67
8Spain Carlos SastreTeam CSC 63
9Spain José Ángel Gómez MarchanteSaunier Duval–Prodir 60
10Spain David ArroyoCaisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears 58

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.

1Kazakhstan Alexander VinokourovAstana 8
2Spain Alejandro ValverdeCaisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears 8
3Kazakhstan Andrey KashechkinAstana 15
4Spain Carlos SastreTeam CSC 21
5Spain José Ángel Gómez MarchanteSaunier Duval–Prodir 24
6Spain Samuel SánchezEuskaltel–Euskadi 25
7United States Tom DanielsonDiscovery Channel 28
8Spain Egoi MartínezDiscovery Channel 31
9Spain Igor AntónEuskaltel–Euskadi 39
10Spain Manuel BeltránDiscovery Channel 43

Teams classification

1United States Discovery Channel 201h 59' 16"
2Spain Astana 15' 25"
3Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears25' 33"
4Spain Euskaltel–Euskadi 32' 13"
5Denmark Team CSC 52' 56"
6Spain Saunier Duval–Prodir 1h 40' 02"
7Italy Lampre–Fondital 1h 43' 20"
8France AG2R Prévoyance 2h 02' 55"
9Spain Relax-GAM 2h 16' 26"
10France Cofidis 2h 20' 33"

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