2000 Vuelta a España
|Dates||26 August - 17 September|
|Distance||2,893.6 km (1,798 mi)|
|Winning time||70h 26' 14"|
|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)|
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.
- "Stage 12-September 7: Zaragoza-Zaragoza, 131.5 km: Petacchi's second, Ullrich quits". Cyclingnews. 7 September 2000. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- La Vuelta (Official site in Spanish, English, and French)
- Cyclingnews.com 2000 Vuelta a Espana coverage