2008 Tour of the Basque Country

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2008 Tour of the Basque Country
2008 UCI ProTour, race 3 of 15
Race details
Dates April 7–April 12
Stages 6
Distance 838 km (520.7 mi)
Winning time 21h 03' 59"
Palmares
Winner  Alberto Contador (ESP) (Astana)
Second  Cadel Evans (AUS) (Silence–Lotto)
Third  Damiano Cunego (ITA) (Lampre)

Points  Damiano Cunego (ITA) (Lampre)
Mountains  Egoi Martínez (ESP) (Euskaltel–Euskadi)
Sprints  Iban Mayoz (ESP) (Karpin–Galicia)
Team Rabobank
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The 2008 Tour of the Basque Country, the 65th edition of the Tour of the Basque Country stage cycling race, took place from April 7 to April 12, 2008. It was won by Spanish rider Alberto Contador of Astana.

General classification[edit]

Cyclist Team Time
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 21h 03' 59"
2  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 30"
3  Thomas Dekker (NED) Rabobank + 35"
4  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 57"
5  Maxime Monfort (BEL) Cofidis + 1' 25"
6  Mikel Astarloza (ESP) Euskaltel–Euskadi + 1' 37"
7  Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road + 1' 43"
8  Sandy Casar (FRA) Française des Jeux + 2' 03"
9  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 2' 03"
10  Fränk Schleck (LUX) Team CSC + 2' 05"

Stages[edit]

Stage 1, April 7, 2008: Legazpi > Legazpi, 137 km[edit]

Stage 1 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 3h 39' 22"
2  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 3"
3  David Herrero (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 8"
4  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 8"
5  Riccardo Riccò (ITA) Saunier Duval–Scott + 8"
General Classification after Stage 1
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 3h 39' 22"
2  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 3"
3  David Herrero (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 8"
4  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 8"
5  Riccardo Riccò (ITA) Saunier Duval–Scott + 8"

Stage 2, April 8, 2008: Legazpi > Erandio, 153 km[edit]

Stage 2 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road 3h 40' 42"
2  Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick-Step s.t.
3  David Herrero (ESP) Karpin–Galicia s.t.
4  Rinaldo Nocentini (ITA) Ag2r–La Mondiale s.t.
5  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre s.t.
General Classification after Stage 2
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 7h 20' 04"
2  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 3"
3  David Herrero (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 8"
4  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 8"
5  Peter Velits (SVK) Team Milram + 8"

Stage 3, April 9, 2008: Erandio > Viana, 195 km[edit]

Stage 3 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  David Herrero (ESP) Karpin–Galicia 4h 54' 24"
2  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne s.t.
3  Paolo Bettini (ITA) Quick-Step s.t.
4  Leonardo Duque (COL) Cofidis s.t.
5  Michael Albasini (SUI) Liquigas s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 12h 14' 28"
2  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 3"
3  David Herrero (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 8"
4  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 8"
5  Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road + 8"

Stage 4, April 10, 2008: Viana > Vitoria-Gasteiz, 171 km[edit]

Stage 4 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road 4h 17' 33"
2  Morris Possoni (ITA) Team High Road s.t.
3  David Herrero (ESP) Karpin–Galicia s.t.
4  Michael Albasini (SUI) Liquigas s.t.
5  Matthew Lloyd (AUS) Silence–Lotto s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 16h 32' 01"
2  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 3"
3  David Herrero (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 8"
4  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 8"
5  Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road + 8"

Stage 5, April 11, 2008: Vitoria-Gasteiz > Orio, 162 km[edit]

Stage 5 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre 4h 02' 48"
2  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana s.t.
3  Thomas Dekker (NED) Rabobank s.t.
4  Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road s.t.
5  Davide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner s.t.
General Classification after Stage 5
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 20h 34' 49"
2  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 8"
3  Kim Kirchen (LUX) Team High Road + 8"
4  David Herrero (ESP) Karpin–Galicia + 8"
5  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 8"

Stage 6, April 12, 2008: Orio > Orio, 20 km (ITT)[edit]

Stage 6 Results
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 29' 10"
2  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 22"
3  Thomas Dekker (NED) Rabobank + 27"
4  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 49"
5  Robert Gesink (NED) Rabobank + 1' 16"
General Classification after Stage 6
Cyclist Team Time
1  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 21h 03' 59"
2  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto + 30"
3  Thomas Dekker (NED) Rabobank + 35"
4  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre + 57"
5  Maxime Monfort (BEL) Cofidis + 1' 25"

Jersey progress[edit]

Stage Winner General Classification Points Classification Mountains Classification Metas Volantes Classification Team Classification
1 Alberto Contador Alberto Contador Alberto Contador Egoi Martínez Iban Mayoz Saunier Duval–Scott
2 Kim Kirchen David Herrero Lampre
3 David Herrero Saunier Duval–Scott
4 Kim Kirchen
5 Damiano Cunego Karpin–Galicia
6 Alberto Contador Damiano Cunego Rabobank

Individual 2008 UCI ProTour standings after race[edit]

As of April 13, 2008, after the 2008 Tour of the Basque Country.[1]

Rank Name Team Points
1  André Greipel (GER) Team High Road 62
2  Alberto Contador (ESP) Astana 58
3  Stijn Devolder (BEL) Quick-Step 50
4  José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 45
5  Cadel Evans (AUS) Silence–Lotto 42
6  Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank 40
7  Nick Nuyens (BEL) Cofidis 40
8  Thomas Dekker (NED) Rabobank 37
9  Juan Antonio Flecha (ESP) Rabobank 35
10  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre 33
11  Aurélien Clerc (SUI) Bouygues Télécom 30
12  Alessandro Ballan (ITA) Lampre 30

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