2004 Tour of the Basque Country

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2004 Tour of the Basque Country
Race details
Dates5–9 April 2004
Stages5
Distance766.5[1] km (476.3 mi)
Winning time19h 25' 46"
Results
  Winner  Denis Menchov (RUS) (Illes Balears–Banesto)
  Second  Iban Mayo (ESP) (Euskaltel–Euskadi)
  Third  David Etxebarria (ESP) (Euskaltel–Euskadi)
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The 2004 Tour of the Basque Country was the 44th edition of the Tour of the Basque Country cycle race and was held from 5 April to 9 April 2004. The race started in Bergara and finished in Lazkao.[2] The race was won by Denis Menchov of the Illes Balears–Banesto team.

General classification[edit]

Final general classification[2][3]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Denis Menchov (RUS) Illes Balears–Banesto 19h 25' 46"
2  Iban Mayo (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 21"
3  David Etxebarria (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 22"
4  Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC + 30"
5  Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank + 34"[nb 1]
6  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Comunidad Valenciana–Kelme + 39"
7  Floyd Landis (USA) U.S. Postal Service + 43"
8  Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 47"
9  Koldo Gil (ESP) Liberty Seguros + 49"
10  Jorge Ferrío (ESP) Costa de Almería–Paternina + 1' 02"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Leipheimer was disqualified from all results between 1 June 1999 and 30 July 2006, following an investigation by USADA.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vuelta al País Vasco (World Tour)". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "44ème Vuelta al Pais Vasco 2004". Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 18 August 2004.
  3. ^ "2004 Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco". First Cycling. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Six former Armstrong USPS teammates receive bans from USADA". Cycling News. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2017.