2006 Tour Down Under

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2006 Tour Down Under
Race details
Dates 17—22 January
Stages 6
Winning time 16h 36' 54"
Palmares
Winner  Simon Gerrans (AUS) (AG2R Prévoyance)
Second  Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP) (Liberty Seguros-Würth)
Third  Robbie McEwen (AUS) (Davitamon-Lotto)

Points  Allan Davis (AUS) (Liberty Seguros-Würth)
Mountains  Cadel Evans (AUS) (Davitamon-Lotto)
Youth  William Walker (AUS) (Rabobank)
Team Team UniSA
2005
2007

The 2006 Tour Down Under was held from 18 to 22 January 2006 in Australia. It was a multiple stage road cycling race that took part over five stages with a total of 685 kilometres and is part of the 2005–2006 UCI Oceania Tour. The 2006 Down Under Classic was the official warm-up race for the event. The event was awarded the Australian Sport Tourism Award of the year at the Australian Sport Awards in February 2006, having attracted 495,000 spectators and more than 11,670 visitors to South Australia.[1]

Men's stage summary[edit]

Stage Date Start Finish Distance Stage Top 3 Leading Top 3 Time
1 18 January Mawson Lakes Angaston 148 km Australia Simon Gerrans
Spain Luis Leon Sanchez
Australia Robbie McEwen
Australia Simon Gerrans
Spain Luis Leon Sanchez
Australia Robbie McEwen
3:38.24
+ 0.07
+ 0.18
2 19 January Stirling Hahndorf 146 km Australia Allan Davis
Australia Paul Crake
Spain Eladio Sanchez Prado
Australia Simon Gerrans
Spain Luis Leon Sanchez
Australia Robbie McEwen
7:12.55
+ 0.07
+ 0.18
3 20 January Strathalbyn Yankalilla 154 km Spain Carlos Barredo
Germany Daniel Becke
Australia Cadel Evans
Australia Simon Gerrans
Spain Luis Leon Sanchez
Australia Robbie McEwen
11:11.32
+ 0.07
+ 0.18
4 21 January Willunga Willunga 147 km Australia Russell Van Hout
Australia Paul Crake
France Rony Martias
Australia Simon Gerrans
Spain Luis Leon Sanchez
Australia Robbie McEwen
14:47.07
+ 0.07
+ 0.18
5 22 January Adelaide Adelaide 90 km Australia Allan Davis
Australia Robbie McEwen
Italy Simone Cadamuro
Australia Simon Gerrans
Spain Luis Leon Sanchez
Australia Robbie McEwen
16:36.54
+ 0.07
+ 0.14

Other leading top threes[edit]

Stage Mountains Pts Sprint Pts Under 23 Pts Teams Time
1 France Samuel Dumoulin
Australia Cadel Evans
Australia Gene Bates
16
12
8
Australia Simon Gerrans
Australia Russell Van Hout
Australia Luis Leon Sanchez
14
6
6
Australia William Walker
Australia Simon Clarke
Italy Eros Capecchi
3:39.10
+ 2.33
+ 4.03
UniSA-Australia
South Australia.com-AIS
Liberty Seguros-Wurth Team
11:05.08
+ 10.37
+ 11.54
2 France Samuel Dumoulin
Australia Gene Bates
Australia Cadel Evans
32
20
20
Australia Simon Gerrans
Australia Allan Davis
Australia Hilton Clarke
14
12
12
Australia William Walker
Australia Simon Clarke
Italy Eros Capecchi
7:13.41
+ 2.33
+ 4.03
UniSA-Australia
Liberty Seguros-Wurth Team
South Australia.com-AIS
21:41.31
+ 5.22
+ 12.37
3 Australia Cadel Evans
France Samuel Dumoulin
Australia Gene Bates
36
32
20
Germany Daniel Becke
Australia Simon Gerrans
Australia Allan Davis
18
14
12
Australia William Walker
Australia Simon Clarke
Italy Eros Capecchi
11:12.18
+ 2.33
+ 4.03
UniSA-Australia
Liberty Seguros-Wurth Team
South Australia.com-AIS
33:29.50
+ 3.42
+ 18.01
4 Australia Cadel Evans
France Samuel Dumoulin
Australia Russell Van Hout
36
32
20
Australia Russell Van Hout
Germany Daniel Becke
Australia Simon Gerrans
18
18
14
Australia William Walker
Australia Simon Clarke
Italy Eros Capecchi
14:47.53
+ 2.33
+ 4.03
UniSA-Australia
Liberty Seguros-Wurth Team
Davitamon Lotto
44:11.09
+ 7.40
+ 23.18
5 Australia Cadel Evans
France Samuel Dumoulin
Italy Luca Paolini
40
38
32
Australia Allan Davis
Australia Russell Van Hout
Germany Daniel Becke
20
18
18
Australia William Walker
Australia Simon Clarke
Italy Eros Capecchi
16:37.40
+ 2.33
+ 4.07
UniSA-Australia
Liberty Seguros-Wurth Team
South Australia.com-AIS
49:40.44
+ 7.26
+ 23.27

Men's top 10 overall[edit]

Pos Rider Time
1 Australia Simon Gerrans 16:36.54
2 Spain Luis Leon Sanchez + 0.07
3 Australia Robbie McEwen + 0.14
4 Australia William Walker + 0.46
5 Australia Gene Bates + 1.48
6 France Samuel Dumoulin + 2.42
7 Australia Russell Van Hout + 3.00
8 Australia Simon Clarke + 3.19
9 Australia Chris Jongewaard + 3.19
10 Belgium Glenn d'Hollander + 3.31


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tour Down Under sprints across the line at Australian Sport Awards". Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under. 2006-02-22. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2009.