2007 Volta a Catalunya

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2007 Volta a Catalunya
Race details
Dates May 21, 2007 (2007-05-21)–27 May 2007
Stages 7
Distance 884.4 km (549.5 mi)
Winning time 22h 21' 05" (39.57 km/h or 24.59 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) (Caisse d'Epargne)
Second  Michael Rogers (AUS) (T-Mobile)
Third  Denis Menchov (RUS) (Rabobank)

Points  Denis Menchov (RUS) (Rabobank)
Mountains  Luis Pasamontes (ESP) (Unibet.com)
Sprints  Víctor Hugo Peña (COL) (Unibet.com)
Team Relax-GAM
2006
2008

The 2007 Volta a Catalunya road cycling race took place from May 21 to May 27, 2007, in Catalonia. It began in Salou with a team time trial and ends in Barcelona. The race was won by Russian Vladimir Karpets of the Caisse d'Epargne team, who won the race thanks to winning the team time trial, and second placings on the toughest mountain stage (stage 4) and the mountain time trial (stage 5). The race also saw the first UCI ProTour victories for young British sprinter Mark Cavendish of the T-Mobile Team, when he took stages 2 and 6.

25 teams took part. The five wildcards have were awarded to Karpin-Galicia, Relax-GAM, Andalucía-Cajasur, Fuerteventura-Canarias and Slipstream Chipotle.

Stages[edit]

Stage 1–21 May 2007: Salou > Salou, 15.7km (TTT)[edit]

Stage 1 Result
Team Time
1 Spain Caisse d'Epargne 16' 54"
2 Denmark Team CSC + 16"
3 Switzerland Astana + 17"
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne 16' 54"
2  Óscar Pereiro (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne s.t.
3  Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne s.t.

Stage 2–22 May 2007: Salou > Perafort, 170km[edit]

Stage 2 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI
Points
1  Mark Cavendish (GBR) T-Mobile Team 4h 01' 47" 3 pts
2  Aaron Kemps (AUS) Astana s.t. 2 pts
3  Leonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis s.t. 1 pt
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Imanol Erviti (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 4h 18' 40"
2  Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 1"
3  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne + 1"

Stage 3–23 May 2007: Perafort > Tàrrega, 182.1km[edit]

Stage 3 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI
Points
1  Allan Davis (AUS) Discovery Channel 4h 29' 26" 3 pts
2  Baden Cooke (AUS) Unibet.com s.t. 2 pts
3  Daniele Bennati (ITA) Lampre-Fondital s.t. 1 pt
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  Imanol Erviti (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 8h 48' 06"
2  Iván Gutiérrez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 1"
3  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne + 1"

Stage 4–24 May 2007: Tàrrega > Vallnord-Arinsal (Andorra), 201.1km[edit]

Stage 4 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI
Points
1  Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Relax-GAM 6h 06' 43" N/A
2  Michael Rogers (AUS) T-Mobile Team + 33" 2 pts
3  Christophe Moreau (FRA) AG2R Prévoyance + 34" 1 pt
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Relax-GAM 14h 55' 22"
2  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne + 31"
3  Michael Rogers (AUS) T-Mobile Team + 35"

Stage 5–25 May 2007: Sornas > Vallnord-Arcalís (Andorra), 17.1km (ITT)[edit]

Stage 5 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI
Points
1  Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank 38' 58" 3 pts
2  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne + 4" 2 pts
3  Rémy Di Gregorio (FRA) Française des Jeux + 24" 1 pt
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne 15h 34' 55"
2  Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank + 16"
3  Michael Rogers (AUS) T-Mobile Team + 40"

Stage 6–26 May 2007: Llívia > Lloret de Mar, 177.1km[edit]

Stage 6 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI
Points
1  Mark Cavendish (GBR) T-Mobile Team 3h 59' 55" 3 pts
2  Leonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis s.t. 2 pts
3  Paolo Bossoni (ITA) Lampre-Fondital s.t. 1 pt
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne 19h 34' 50"
2  Michael Rogers (AUS) T-Mobile Team + 40"
3  Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank + 44"

Stage 7–27 May 2007: Lloret de Mar > Barcelona, 119.3km[edit]

Stage 7 Result
Cyclist Team Time UCI
Points
1  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2h 46' 06" 3 pts
2  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana + 5" 2 pts
3  Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank + 9" 1 pt
General Classification after Stage 7
Cyclist Team Time
1  Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Caisse d'Epargne 22h 21' 05"
2  Michael Rogers (AUS) T-Mobile Team + 40"
3  Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank + 40"

Final standing[edit]

General classification[edit]

Cyclist Country Team Time UCI
Points
1 Vladimir Karpets  Russia Caisse d'Epargne 22h 21' 05" 50
2 Denis Menchov  Russia Rabobank + 40" 40
3 Michael Rogers  Australia T-Mobile Team + 40" 35
4 Christophe Moreau  France AG2R Prévoyance + 1' 34" 30
5 Óscar Sevilla  Spain Relax-GAM + 1' 34" N/A
6 Francisco Mancebo  Spain Relax-GAM + 1' 59" N/A
7 John Gadret  France AG2R Prévoyance + 2' 19" 15
8 Marcos-Antonio Serrano  Spain Karpin-Galicia + 2' 39" N/A
9 Laurens ten Dam  Netherlands Unibet.com + 2' 44" 5
10 Janez Brajkovič  Slovenia Discovery Channel + 2' 47" 2

Jersey progress[edit]

Stage
(Winner)
General Classification
Mountains Classification
Points Classification
Sprints classification
Team Classification
0Stage 1 (TTT)
(Caisse d'Epargne)
Vladimir Karpets no award no award no award Caisse d'Epargne
0Stage 2
(Mark Cavendish)
Imanol Erviti Francisco José Martinez Mark Cavendish Víctor Hugo Peña
0Stage 3
(Allan Davis)
Baden Cooke
0Stage 4
(Óscar Sevilla)
Óscar Sevilla Luis Pasamontes Luis Pasamontes Relax-GAM
0Stage 5 (ITT)
(Denis Menchov)
Vladimir Karpets Denis Menchov
0Stage 6
(Mark Cavendish)
Mark Cavendish Víctor Hugo Peña
0Stage 7
(Samuel Sánchez)
Denis Menchov
0Final
Vladimir Karpets Luis Pasamontes Denis Menchov Víctor Hugo Peña Relax-GAM

Individual 2007 UCI ProTour standings after race[edit]

As of May 27, 2007, after the Volta a Catalunya [1]

While the top 10 places remain the same, race winner Vladimir Karpets moves into 13th position.

Rank Previous
Rank
Name Nationality Team Points
1 1 Davide Rebellin  Italy Gerolsteiner 157
2 2 Alejandro Valverde  Spain Caisse d'Epargne 107
3 3 Danilo Di Luca  Italy Liquigas 100
4 4 Óscar Freire  Spain Rabobank 82
5 5 Stuart O’Grady  Australia Team CSC 79
6 6 Stefan Schumacher  Germany Gerolsteiner 75
7 7 Fränk Schleck  Luxembourg Team CSC 63
8 8 Juan José Cobo  Spain Saunier Duval-Prodir 62
9 9 Alberto Contador  Spain Discovery Channel 58
10 10 Tom Boonen  Belgium Quick Step-Innergetic 57
11 11 Thomas Dekker  Netherlands Rabobank 55
12 12 Andreas Klöden  Germany Astana 53
13 - Vladimir Karpets  Russia Caisse d'Epargne 52
14 13 Alessandro Ballan  Italy Lampre-Fondital 50
15 14 Matthias Kessler  Germany Astana 50
  • 103 riders (up from 93 riders) have scored at least one (1) point on the 2007 UCI ProTour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Updated Rankings 2007-05-28; UCI; Accessed 2007-05-28

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