2006 Tour of the Basque Country

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The 2006 Tour of the Basque Country was the 46th Tour of the Basque Country cycling race and was held over 6 stages from April 3 to April 8, 2006. It was won by Spaniard José Ángel Gómez Marchante of the Saunier Duval–Prodir cycling team.

Stage Results[edit]

Stage 1, April 3: Irún–Irún, 130 km[edit]

Stage 1 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Alejandro Valverde  Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears 3h 22' 27"
2 Óscar Freire  Spain Rabobank s.t.
3 Davide Rebellin  Italy Gerolsteiner s.t.
4 Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero  Spain Phonak s.t.
5 Fränk Schleck  Luxembourg Team CSC s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Alejandro Valverde  Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears 3h 22' 27"
2 Óscar Freire  Spain Rabobank s.t.
3 Davide Rebellin  Italy Gerolsteiner s.t.
4 Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero  Spain Phonak s.t.
5 Fränk Schleck  Luxembourg Team CSC s.t.

Stage 2, April 4: Irún–Segura, 155 km[edit]

Stage 2 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Samuel Sánchez  Spain EUS 4h 10' 55"
2 Alberto Contador  Spain LSW s.t.
3 Alejandro Valverde  Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 2"
4 Patrik Sinkewitz  Germany T-Mobile Team + 2"
5 Davide Rebellin  Italy Gerolsteiner + 2"
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Samuel Sánchez  Spain EUS 7h 33' 22"
2 Alberto Contador  Spain LSW s.t.
3 Alejandro Valverde  Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 2"
4 Davide Rebellin  Italy Gerolsteiner + 2"
5 Fränk Schleck  Luxembourg Team CSC + 2"

Stage 3, April 5: Segura–Lerín, 170 km[edit]

Stage 3 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Samuel Sánchez  Spain EUS 4h 07' 36"
2 Davide Rebellin  Italy Gerolsteiner s.t.
3 Alberto Contador  Spain LSW s.t.
4 Leonardo Bertagnolli  Italy Cofidis s.t.
5 José Ángel Gómez Marchante  Spain Saunier Duval–Prodir s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Samuel Sánchez  Spain EUS 11h 40' 58"
2 Alberto Contador  Spain LSW s.t.
3 Davide Rebellin  Italy Gerolsteiner + 2"
4 Cadel Evans  Australia Davitamon–Lotto + 2"
5 Leonardo Bertagnolli  Italy Cofidis + 2"

Stage 4, April 6: Lerín–Vitoria- Gasteiz, 172 km[edit]

Stage 4 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Óscar Freire  Spain Rabobank 3h 56' 43"
2 Samuel Sánchez  Spain EUS s.t.
3 Fabian Wegmann  Germany Gerolsteiner s.t.
4 Alejandro Valverde  Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears s.t.
5 Stefano Garzelli  Italy Liquigas s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Samuel Sánchez  Spain EUS 15h 37' 41"
2 Alberto Contador  Spain LSW s.t.
3 Davide Rebellin  Italy Gerolsteiner + 2"
4 Cadel Evans  Australia Davitamon–Lotto + 2"
5 Leonardo Bertagnolli  Italy Cofidis + 2"

Stage 5, April 7: Vitoria- Gasteiz–Zalla, 178 km[edit]

Stage 5 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Thomas Voeckler  France Bouygues Télécom 4h 18' 42"
2 Jens Voigt  Germany Team CSC s.t.
3 Juan Jose Cobo  Spain Saunier Duval–Prodir + 12"
4 Gustavo Cesar  Spain KAI + 34"
5 Pietro Caucchioli  Italy C.A + 34"
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 Samuel Sánchez  Spain EUS 19h 58' 54"
2 Alberto Contador  Spain LSW s.t.
3 Davide Rebellin  Italy Gerolsteiner + 2"
4 Cadel Evans  Australia Davitamon–Lotto + 2"
5 Leonardo Bertagnolli  Italy Cofidis + 2"

Stage 6, April 8: Zalla–Zalla ITT, 24 km[edit]

This stage was an individual time trial.

Stage 6 Result
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 José Ángel Gómez Marchante  Spain Saunier Duval–Prodir 32' 44"
2 Alejandro Valverde  Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 6"
3 Antonio Colóm  Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 8"
4 Evgeni Petrov  Russia Lampre–Fondital + 16"
5 Patrik Sinkewitz  Germany T-Mobile Team + 18"
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Country Team Time
1 José Ángel Gómez Marchante  Spain Saunier Duval–Prodir 20h 31' 47"
2 Alejandro Valverde  Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 7"
3 Antonio Colóm  Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 7"
4 Patrik Sinkewitz  Germany T-Mobile Team + 19"
5 Alberto Contador  Spain LSW + 20"

Classification tables[edit]

General classification[edit]

Cyclist Country Team Time
1 José Ángel Gómez Marchante  Spain Saunier Duval–Prodir 20h 31' 47"
2 Alejandro Valverde  Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 7"
3 Antonio Colóm  Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears + 7"
4 Patrik Sinkewitz  Germany Lampre–Fondital + 19"
5 Alberto Contador  Spain Liberty Seguros-Würth + 20"

King of The Mountains classification[edit]

Cyclist Country Team Points
1 Hubert Dupont  France AG2R Prévoyance 29
2 Juan Jose Cobo  Spain Saunier Duval–Prodir 25
3 José Luis Arrieta  Spain AG2R Prévoyance 22
4 Unai Etxebarria  Venezuela Euskaltel–Euskadi 21
5 José Ángel Gómez Marchante  Spain Saunier Duval–Prodir 20

Points classification[edit]

Cyclist Country Team Points
1 Alejandro Valverde  Spain Caisse d'Epargne–Illes Balears 84
2 Samuel Sánchez  Spain Euskaltel-Euskadi 71
3 Davide Rebellin  Italy Gerolsteiner 56
4 Óscar Freire  Spain Rabobank 45
5 Alberto Contador  Spain Liberty Seguros-Würth 44

Metas Volantes classification[edit]

Cyclist Country Team Points
1 Pierrick Fédrigo  France Bouygues Télécom 11
2 José Luis Arrieta  Spain AG2R Prévoyance 9
3 Andriy Hrivko  Ukraine Team Milram 6
4 Rubén Lobato  Spain Saunier Duval–Prodir 6
5 Unai Etxebarria  Venezuela Euskaltel–Euskadi 6

Best team[edit]

Team Country Time
1 Saunier Duval–Prodir  Spain 61h 36' 43"
2 Liberty Seguros-Würth  Spain + 3' 13"
3 T-Mobile Team  Germany + 3' 30"
4 Discovery Channel  United States + 4' 49"
5 Lampre–Fondital  Italy + 4' 58"

Sources[edit]