2006 Vuelta a España


2006 Vuelta a España

The 61st "Vuelta a España" (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the 3 grand tours, was held from August 26 to September 17, 2006. It consisted of 21 stages covering a total of 3,192 km, and was won by Alexander Vinokourov of the Team Astana cycling team.

Teams and riders

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

List of stages

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). [http://www.from.mapya.es/]

Teams classification

Withdrawals

* 134 of 189 starters finished the race.
* 2 teams finished with all nine riders: Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears and Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team.

External links

* [http://www.lavuelta.com/ La Vuelta (Official site in Spanish, English, and French)]
* [http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2006/vuelta06/?id=default cyclingnews.com]


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