2006 UCI ProTour

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2006 UCI ProTour
Second edition of the UCI ProTour
Details
Dates March 5 – October 14
Location Europe
Rounds 27
Champions
Individual champion  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears)
Teams' champion Team CSC
Nations' champion  Spain
2005
2007

The 2006 UCI ProTour was the second year of the UCI ProTour system, in which the ProTour teams are guaranteed, and obliged to, participate in the series of ProTour races.

The prelude to the 2006 ProTour was dominated by a dispute between the managers of the Grand Tours and UCI, which meant that the Grand Tours were initially not to be a part of the 2006 ProTour.[1] On April 7, 2006, an agreement to the dispute between the Grand Tours organisers and the Union Cycliste Internationale was reached [2], guaranteeing the future of the ProTour.

2006 ProTour races[edit]

Date Race Country Winner Team
March 5–12 Paris–Nice  France  Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak
March 8–14 Tirreno–Adriatico  Italy  Thomas Dekker (NED) Rabobank
March 18 Milan – San Remo  Italy  Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Quick Step-Innergetic
April 2 Tour of Flanders  Belgium  Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick Step-Innergetic
April 3–8 Vuelta al País Vasco  Spain  José Ángel Gómez Marchante (ESP) Saunier Duval-Prodir
April 5 Gent–Wevelgem  Belgium  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole
April 9 Paris–Roubaix  France  Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Team CSC
April 16 Amstel Gold Race  Netherlands  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC
April 19 La Flèche Wallonne  Belgium  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
April 23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège  Belgium  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
April 25–30 Tour de Romandie   Switzerland  Cadel Evans (AUS) Davitamon-Lotto
May 6–28 Giro d'Italia  Italy  Ivan Basso (ITA) Team CSC
May 15–21 Volta a Catalunya  Spain  David Cañada (ESP) Saunier Duval-Prodir
June 4–11 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré  France  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner
June 10–18 Tour de Suisse   Switzerland  Jan Ullrich (GER) T-Mobile Team
June 18 Eindhoven Team Time Trial  Netherlands team event Team CSC
July 1–23 Tour de France  France  Óscar Pereiro (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears
July 30 Vattenfall Cyclassics  Germany  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank
August 1–9 Deutschland Tour  Germany  Jens Voigt (GER) Team CSC
August 12 Clásica de San Sebastián  Spain  Xavier Florencio (ESP) Bouygues Télécom
August 16–23 Eneco Tour of Benelux  Belgium
 Netherlands
 Stefan Schumacher (GER) Gerolsteiner
August 27 GP Ouest-France  France  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Liquigas
August 28 – September 19 Vuelta a España  Spain  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana
September 4–10 Tour de Pologne  Poland  Stefan Schumacher (GER) Gerolsteiner
October 1 Züri-Metzgete   Switzerland  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi
October 8 Paris–Tours  France  Frédéric Guesdon (FRA) Française des Jeux
October 14 Giro di Lombardia  Italy  Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick Step-Innergetic

Final individual standings[edit]

  Name Team Points
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears 285
2  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi 213
3  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC 165
4  Cadel Evans (AUS) Davitamon-Lotto 162
5  Andrey Kashechkin (KAZ) Astana 156
6  Alessandro Ballan (ITA) Lampre-Fondital 155
7  Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick Step-Innergetic 154
8  Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick Step-Innergetic 144
9  Ivan Basso (ITA) Team CSC 138
10  Stefan Schumacher (GER) Gerolsteiner 133
  • A total of 209 riders were classified
  • Floyd Landis had 175 points before the UCI removed his name from the standings following his removal from the Phonak team.

Final team standings[edit]

  Team Nationality Points
1 Team CSC  Denmark 388
2 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears  Spain 350
3 Rabobank  Netherlands 346
4 Discovery Channel  United States 327
5 Lampre-Fondital  Italy 327
6 Gerolsteiner  Germany 294
7 Phonak   Switzerland 270
8 T-Mobile Team  Germany 269
9 Saunier Duval-Prodir  Spain 268
10 Astana  Spain 258
11 Crédit Agricole  France 253
12 Cofidis  France 249
13 Quick Step-Innergetic  Belgium 248
14 Liquigas  Italy 247
15 AG2R Prévoyance  France 219
16 Davitamon-Lotto  Belgium 214
17 Euskaltel-Euskadi  Spain 208
18 Team Milram  Italy 185
19 Bouygues Télécom  France 184
20 Française des Jeux  France 173

Final nation standings[edit]

  Nation Points
1  Spain 808
2  Italy 651
3  Germany 475
4  Australia 340
5  United States 316
6  Belgium 292
7  Kazakhstan 286
8  France 271
8  Netherlands 269
10  Russia 234
11   Switzerland 190
12  Luxembourg 165
  • Riders from 29 nations scored at least one UCI ProTour point.

2006 ProTour Points System[edit]

Tour de France Giro d'Italia
Vuelta a España
Milan – San Remo
Tour of Flanders
Paris–Roubaix
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Giro di Lombardia
Lesser stageraces
Lesser one-day races
Overall Classification
1 100 85 50 40
2 75 65 40 30
3 60 50 35 25
4 55 45 30 20
5 50 40 25 15
6 45 35 20 11
7 40 30 15 7
8 35 26 10 5
9 30 22 5 3
10 25 19 2 1
11 20 16
12 15 13
13 12 11
14 10 9
15 8 7
16 6 5
17 5 4
18 4 3
19 3 2
20 2 1
Stage wins (if applicable)
1 10 8 3
2 5 4 2
3 3 2 1
  • If a rider is not part of UCI ProTour, no points are given. The points corresponding to the place are not awarded
  • Top 20 teams get points in scale 20-19-18...-1.
  • Team time trial doesn't give points for riders.
  • In country ranking, top 5 riders of each country count towards the ranking.

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