By Graham Jones and Barry Boyce
CyclingRevealed Historians

 

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Also read:

La Vuelta: A Colorful & Caliente History

Vuelta a Espana Champions Living and Dead

 

 

 

Vuelta Travelogue - Quintessential Spain

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:

Stage 1 Pozzato Stage 2 Valverde Stage 3-4 Bennati Stage 5 Leipheimer Stage 6 Chavanel
Stage 7 Ballan
Stage 8 Leipheimer
Stage 9-12 Martinez
Stage 13-21 Contador
Contador in Madrid

Race Leaders ( Images © Unipublic )

Stage Winners 1 to 6: [Each picture holds a pictorial essay, click on the small picture below]

Stage 1 Liquigas

Stage 2 Valverde

Stage 3 Bonnen

Stage 4 Bennati

Stage 5 Leipheimer

Stage 6 Bettini

Click on the picture for each story Stg 1-6 ( Images © Unipublic )

Standings after Stage 6:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
Sylvain Chavanel
FRA
COF
17h35’35”
2
Levi Leipheimer
USA
AST
+10"
3
Alejandro Valverde
SPA
GCE
+26"
4
Alberto Contador
SPA
AST
+57"
5
Carlos Sastre
SPA
CSC
+1'37"
6
Daniele Bennati
ITA
LIQ
+1'42"
7
Juan Antonio Flecha
SPA
RAB
+2'01"
8
Dominique Cornu
BEL
SIL
+2'06"
9
Daniel Moreno
SPA
GCE
+2'20"
10
Igor Anton
SPA
EUS
+2'27"

 

Stage Winners 7 to 12: [Each picture holds a pictorial essay, click on the small picture below]

Stage 7 Ballan

Stage 8 Moncoutie

Stage 9 Van Avermaet

Stage 10 Hinault

Stage 11 Freire

Stage 12 Bettini

Click on the picture for each story Stg 7-12 ( Images © Unipublic )

 

Standings after Stage 12:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
Egoi Martinez
SPA
EUS
45h48’56”
2
Levi Leipheimer
USA
AST
11”
3
Alberto Contador
SPA
AST
+29"
4
Alejandro Valverde
SPA
GCE
+1'38"
5
Carlos Sastre
SPA
CSC
+2'10"
6
Ezequiel Mosquera
SPA
XAG
+2'23"
7
Igor Anton
SPA
EUS
+3'22"
8
Daniel Moreno
SPA
GCE
+3'40"
9
Jurgen Van Goolen
BEL
CSC
+4'09"
10
Robert Gesink
HOL
RAB
+4'10"

Stage Winners 13 to 21: [Each picture holds a pictorial essay, click on the small picture below]

Stage 13 Contador

Stage 14 Contador

Stage 15 Garcia

Stage 16 Boonen

Stage 17 Weylandt

Stage 18 Erviti

Stage 19 Arroyo

Stage 20 Leipheimer

Stage 21 Breschel

Click on the picture for each story Stg 13-21 ( Images © Unipublic )

 

Final Standings:

Pos.
Name
Nat.
Team
Time
1
Alberto Contador
SPA
AST
80h40’08”
2
Levi Leipheimer
USA
AST
46”
3
Carlos Sastre
SPA
CSC
+4'12"
4
Ezequiel Mosquera
SPA
XAG
+5'19"
5
Alejandro Valverde
SPA
GCE
+6'00"
6
Joaquim Rodriguez
SPA
GCE
+6'50"
7
Robert Gesink
HOL
RAB
+6'55"
8
David Moncoutier
FRA
COF
+10'10"
9
Egoi Martinez
SPA
EUS
+10'57"
10
Marzio Bruseghin
ITA
LAM
+11'56"

 


(L to R) David Moncoutie, Levi Leipheimer, Alberto Contador, Carlos Sastre, Greg Van Avermaet ( Images © Unipublic )

 

 

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