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85th Volta a Catalunya - PT

Spain, May 16-22, 2005

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Stage 1 - May 16: Salou-Salou TTT, 19.2 km

Phonak take team honours on day 1

Miguel A. M. Perdiguero (Phonak)
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The Phonak team has won the opening stage of the 85th Volta a Catalunya, a 20.1 km team time trial in Salou. Averaging an impressive 53.05 km/h over the slightly undulating course, Phonak beat home Discovery Channel by seven seconds, with the Jan Ullrich-led T-Mobile team taking third at 15 seconds. Spaniard Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero was first across the line of the Phonak team, and thus claimed the first green and white striped leader's jersey.

Perdiguero is the defending champion in this race, and was quoted by Reuters as saying, "It was the other guys in the team that decided during the stage that I should be leader. I don't rule out repeating last year's win. But my teammates Santiago Botero and Floyd Landis have a much better chance because they are stronger than me on the climbs and there is a tough mountain time trial on Friday."

While the rest of the squad is tearing up the roads in the Giro d'Italia, the CSC team had a quiet opener in Catalunya, finishing 20th at 54 seconds. "We didn't think of getting a big result in this time trial here today," team director Scott Sunderland told Cyclingnews after the stage. "The team only brought seven riders to this race. We can't be good everywhere all year round, and some of our riders also need the occasional rest. So it's kind of a mixed line up we have down here. Two of them, Sastre (broken elbow) and Piil (back problems) are coming back from injury and the others, like Lars Michaelsen, Thomas Bruun and Allan Johansen have done all the spring classics and had a well-deserved break.

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"This is an ideal race to get back into the swing of things. There was a this great holiday atmosphere around us at the start of the stage in Salou. Our team will be staying in the beautiful coastal city of Port Cambrils for three nights, before this Vuelta takes the peloton to Andorra. I feel that the boys are keen to get some good work done, a lot of kilometres. The stages are nice and hopefully we'll keep having this good weather. This could make for an enjoyable week of racing in Spain. We'll try to win a stage, and I've given Manuel Calvente a free role so he can ride for his chances."


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1 Miguel A.M. Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems      21.43 (53.047 km/h)
2 Robert Hunter (RSA) Phonak Hearing Systems                    
3 Floyd Landis (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems                     
4 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                  
5 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   
6 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                 
7 Santiago Botero (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems              0.03
8 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Discovery Channel             0.07
9 Roger Hammond (GBr) Discovery Channel                         
10 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                       
11 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery Channel                    
12 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Discovery Channel                       
13 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile Team                       0.15
14 Stephan Schreck (Ger) T-Mobile Team                          
15 Jan Ullrich (Ger) T-Mobile Team                              
16 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                         
17 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                            
18 Francisco José Lara (Spa) T-Mobile Team                      
19 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                         
20 Tobias Steinhauser (Ger) T-Mobile Team                       
21 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Illes Balears-Casse d'Epargne    0.16
22 Mikel Pradera (Spa) Illes Balears-Casse d'Epargne            
23 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Casse d'Epargne                
24 David Arroyo (Spa) Illes Balears-Casse d'Epargne             
25 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Illes Balears-Casse d'Epargne       
26 José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Illes Balears-Casse d'Epargne      
27 Jonathan Gonzalez (Spa) Illes Balears-Casse d'Epargne        
28 José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Illes Balears-Casse d'Epargne      
29 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis                            0.17
30 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis                            
31 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis                                     
32 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis                                  
33 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis                               
34 Frédéric Bessy (Fra) Cofidis                                 
35 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas-Bianchi                  0.18
36 Nicola Loda (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                           
37 Marco Righetto (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                        
38 Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                       
39 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                     
40 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Liquigas-Bianchi                     
41 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                        0.19
42 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                           
43 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                
44 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                             
45 René Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                          
46 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              
47 Devis Miorin (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                      0.22
48 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Credit Agricole                  0.23
49 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Credit Agricole                        
50 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                           
51 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                      
52 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole                    
53 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Domina Vacanze                       0.25
54 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Domina Vacanze                           
55 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Domina Vacanze                   
56 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                       
57 Jörg Ludewig (Ger) Domina Vacanze                            
58 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                         0.27
59 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                   
60 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Rabobank                                
61 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                 
62 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                
63 Jukka Vastaranta (Fin) Rabobank                              
64 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Rabobank                                  
65 Remmert Wielinga (Ned) Rabobank                              
66 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Wurth               0.29
67 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Liberty Seguros-Wurth                      
68 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Wurth                
69 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Wurth                   
70 Koen De Kort (Ned) Liberty Seguros-Wurth                    
71 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Wurth                  
72 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Liberty Seguros-Wurth                  
73 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis                           0.30
74 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       0.32
75 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                         
76 Maryan Hary (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           
77 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                      
78 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
79 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                      
80 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                      
81 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
82 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                      
83 Julian Sanchez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                           
84 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                           
85 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          
86 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                         
87 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        
88 Alessandr Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Caffita               0.35
89 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Lampre-Caffita                            
90 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                      
91 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                          
92 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                           
93 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre-Caffita                       
94 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Caffita                            
95 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                      
96 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                      0.36
97 Manuel Lloret (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                 0.38
98 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana          
99 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      
100 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                     
101 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                   
102 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                    
103 Juan Gomis (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       
104 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quickstep                          0.44
105 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Quickstep                              
106 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quickstep                          
107 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quickstep                                
108 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Quickstep                         
109 Marc Lotz (Ned) Quickstep                                   
110 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quickstep                           
111 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                0.46
112 Josep Jufre (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                         
113 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                     
114 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                       
115 Moises Duenas (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                       
116 Jose Miguel Elias (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                   
117 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                   0.47
118 Aketza Peña (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
119 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      
120 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
121 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
122 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
123 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  0.52
124 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Kaiku                                 
125 Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Kaiku                                  
126 Fernando Serrano (Spa) Kaiku                                
127 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Kaiku                               
128 Andoni Aranaga (Spa) Kaiku                                  
129 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                 0.53
130 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                        
131 Thomas Bruun Eriksen (Den) Team CSC                     0.54
132 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                
133 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                              
134 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                                   
135 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                              
136 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                 
137 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon-Lotto                    0.55
138 Axel Merckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                           
139 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                       
140 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                      
141 Serge Baguet (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                          
142 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir           0.56
143 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir               
144 Rafael Casero (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                    
145 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                     
146 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir            
147 Ivan Ravaioli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                    
148 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                 
149 Sebastien Portal (Fra) Credit Agricole                      
150 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                       0.59
151 Bart Dockx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                        1.07
152 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                     
153 Frederic Finot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                 1.21
154 Mickael Delage (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                     
155 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise Des Jeux                   
156 Francis Mourey (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                     
157 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Francaise Des Jeux                    
158 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Francaise Des Jeux                    
159 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                   
160 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux                      
161 Oscar Mason (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                      1.30
162 Paolo Valoti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                       1.41
163 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                           1.44
164 Benoît Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                    1.45
165 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis                         1.50
166 Enrico Grigoli (Ita) Domina Vacanze                     2.07
167 Israel Nunez (Spa) Kaiku                                    
168 José A. Lopez (Spa) Kaiku                                   
169 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Kaiku                             
170 Angel Edo (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                    2.13
171 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Discovery Channel                2.30
172 Cédric Herve (Fra) Credit Agricole                      2.35
173 Agustin Alonso (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana               3.16
174 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                    3.17
175 Allan Johansen (Den) Team CSC                           3.48
176 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Discovery Channel                  4.11
177 Ivan Santos (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Wurth                 4.14
178 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Fassa Bortolo                 4.54
179 Luis Perez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                      6.09
1 Phonak Hearing Systems                                 1.05.09
2 Discovery Channel                                         0.21
3 T-Mobile Team                                             0.45
4 Illes Balears-Casse d'Epargne                             0.48
5 Cofidis                                                   0.51
6 Liquigas-Bianchi                                          0.54
7 Gerolsteiner                                              0.57
8 Credit Agricole                                           1.09
9 Domina Vacanze                                            1.15
10 Rabobank                                                 1.21
11 Liberty Seguros-Wurth                                    1.27
12 Bouygues Telecom                                         1.36
13 Fassa Bortolo                                                
14 Lampre-Caffita                                           1.45
15 Comunidad Valenciana                                     1.54
16 Quickstep                                                2.12
17 Relax-Fuenlabrada                                        2.18
18 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        2.21
19 Kaiku                                                    2.36
20 Team CSC                                                 2.42
21 Davitamon-Lotto                                          2.45
22 Saunier Duval-Prodir                                     2.48
23 Francaise Des Jeux                                       4.03