Vuelta a Espana
       
 

By Graham Jones and
Barry Boyce

CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

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Vuelta Travelogue - Anticipation and Trepidation

Relive the 2006 Vuelta a Espana

Below our pictorial review of the Vuelta provides a convenient way to capture the stage by stage action. Simply click on the stage winner pictures below.

Race Leaders:

Sastre Stage 1
 Hushovd Stage 2-4
Di Luca Stg 5-6
Brajkovic Stg 7-8
Valverde Stg 9-16
Vinokourov Stg 17- 21

Race Leaders ( Images © Unipublic )

Stage Winners 1 to 9: [Each picture holds a story, click on the picture]

Stage 1 CSC
Stage 2 Bettini
Stage 3 Ventoso
Stage 4 Zabel
Stage 5 Di Luca
Stage 6 Hushovd
Stage 7 Valverde
Stage 8 Vinokourov
Stage 9 Vinokourov

Click on the picture for each story Stg 1-9 ( Images © Unipublic )

Standings after Stage 9:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
 VALVERDE, Alejandro
ESP
CEI
36h41'31"
2
 KASHECHKIN, Andrey
KAZ
AWT
+27"
3
 SASTRE, Carlos
ESP
CSC
+44"
4
 GOMEZ MARCHANTE, J. Angel
ESP
SDV
+ 56"
5
 VINOKOUROV, Alexandre
KAZ
AWT
1'38"
6
 BRAJKOVIC, Janez
SLO
DSC
+ 2'05"
7
 DI LUCA, Danilo
ITA
LIQ
+2'21"
8
 BELTRAN, Manuel
ESP
DSC
+ 2'28"
9
 MARZOLI, Ruggero
ITA
LAM
+ 3'59"
10
 SZMYD, Sylvester
POL
LAM
+ 5'18"

Stage Winners 10 to 15: [Each picture holds a story, click on the picture]

Stage 10 Paulinho
Stage 11 Martinez
Stage 12 Paolini
Stage 13 Sanchez
Stage 14 Millar
Stage 15 Forster

Click on the picture for each story Stg 10-15 ( Images © Unipublic )

Standings after Stage 15:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
 VALVERDE, Alejandro
ESP
CEI
58h48'23"
2
 KASHECHKIN, Andrey
KAZ
AWT
+48"
3
 SASTRE, Carlos
ESP
CSC
+ 1'25"
4
 VINOKOUROV, Alexandre
KAZ
AWT
+ 1'38"
5
 GOMEZ MARCHANTE, J. Angel
ESP
SDV
+2'23"
6
 BRAJKOVIC, Janez
SLO
DSC
+3'49"
7
 KARPETS, Vladimir
RUS
CEI
+4'29"
8
 DI LUCA, Danilo
ITA
LIQ
+ 4'48"
9
 BELTRAN, Manuel
ESP
DSC
+ 5'03"
10
 DEVOLDER, Stijn
BEL
DSC
+ 7'15"

Stage Winners 16 to 21: [Each picture holds a story, click on the picture]

Stage 16 Anton
Stage 17 Danielson
Stage 18 Kashechkin
Stage 19 Arrieta
Stage 20 Vinokourov
Stage 21 Zabel

Click on the picture for each story Stg 16-21 ( Images © Unipublic )

 

Final Standings:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
VINOKOUROV, Alexandre
KAZ
AWT
81h23'07"
2
VALVERDE, Alejandro
ESP
CEI
+1'12"
3
KASHECHKIN, Andrey
KAZ
AWT
+ 3'12"
4
SASTRE, Carlos
ESP
CSC
+ 3'35"
5
GOMEZ MARCHANTE, J. Angel
ESP
SDV
+6'51"
6
DANIELSON, Thomas
USA
DSC
+8'09"
7
SÁNCHEZ, Samuel
SPA
EUS
+8'26"
8
KARPETS, Vladimir
RUS
CEI
+ 10'36"
9
BELTRAN, Manuel
SPA
DSC
+ 10'47"
10
PÉREZ, Luis
SPA
COF
+ 11'30"

 

 

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