2000 Vuelta a España

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2000 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 26 August - 17 September
Stages 21
Distance 2,893.6 km (1,798 mi)
Winning time 70h 26' 14"
Palmares
Winner  Roberto Heras (ESP) (Kelme-Costa Blanca)
Second  Ángel Casero (ESP) (Festina)
Third  Pavel Tonkov (RUS) (Mapei-Quick Step)

Points  Roberto Heras (ESP) (Kelme-Costa Blanca)
Mountains  Carlos Sastre (ESP) (ONCE-Deutsche Bank)
Team Kelme-Costa Blanca
1999
2001

The 55th 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, 2000. It consisted of 21 stages covering a total of 2,904 km, and was won by Roberto Heras of the Kelme-Costa Blanca cycling team. The defending champion, Jan Ullrich, withdrew after the 12th stage while sitting in fourth place to prepare for the Olympic Road Race.[1]

Final Standings[edit]

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Spain Roberto Heras Kelme-Costa Blanca 70.26.14
2 Spain Ángel Casero Festina 2.33
3 Russia Pavel Tonkov Mapei-Quick Step 4.55
4 Spain Santos González ONCE-Deutsche Bank 5.52
5 Lithuania Raimondas Rumšas Fassa Bortolo 7.38
6 Spain Roberto Laiseka Euskaltel-Euskadi 10.16
7 Spain Fernando Escartín Kelme-Costa Blanca 11.17
8 Spain Carlos Sastre ONCE-Deutsche Bank 12.16
9 Italy Massimiliano Gentili Cantina Tollo 13.1
10 Spain Haimar Zubeldia Euskaltel-Euskadi 13.14
11 Spain José Luis Rubiera Kelme-Costa Blanca 13.16
12 Italy Wladimir Belli Fassa Bortolo 13.44
13 Spain Santiago Blanco Vitalicio Seguros 15.41
14 Spain Óscar Sevilla Kelme-Costa Blanca 16.37
15 Spain Txema del Olmo Euskaltel-Euskadi 19.24
16 France Richard Virenque Team Polti 20.28
17 France Pascal Hervé Team Polti 23.43
18 Spain Francisco García Rodríguez Vitalicio Seguros 24.51
19 Spain Abraham Olano ONCE-Deutsche Bank 25.19
20 Italy Gianni Faresin Mapei-Quick Step 25.36
21 Spain Félix García Casas Festina 26.25
22 Switzerland Oscar Camenzind Lampre-Daikin 29.01
23 Italy Marco Magnani Alessio 30.03
24 Spain Eladio Jiménez Banesto 31.47
25 Switzerland Fabian Jeker Festina 39.32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stage 12-September 7: Zaragoza-Zaragoza, 131.5 km: Petacchi's second, Ullrich quits". Cyclingnews. 7 September 2000. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 

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