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15th Challenge Illes Balears - 1.1 (x5)

Spain, February 5-9, 2006

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Stage 4 - February 8: Soller - Port De Soller, 150.6 km

Bettini finally scores

Paolo Bettini (Quick Step)
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After two third places in preceding stages, Paolo Bettini (Quick.Step-Innergetic) has won his first race of the season. Il Grillo beat Toni Colom (Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears) and David Bernabeu (Comunidad Valenciana) in a three-man sprint, with the latter maintaining his lead in the general classification.

"After several good results, finally the victory came," said Bettini. "I knew that my condition was good, but I didn't expect to ride so strongly. Considering how much I suffered last year at the beginning of the season, this win has really a sweet taste. Next Tuesday I would like to race also a good Trofeo Laigueglia. With today's victory, I will surely start with good ambition."

How it unfolded

Climbing up Col de Soller
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Stage 4 was a 150.6 km leg starting and finishing in Sóller, with four Cat. 2 climbs to cover. Comunidad Valenciana and Quick.Step kept things under tight control until the last climb, allowing no breaks to escape. On the Coll De Puig Major, the bunch broke apart thanks to the efforts of Toni Colom, who crossed the summit in first place. He was joined by Bernabeu, Sanchez and Bettini, but Sanchez was dropped on the descent.

The three remaining riders kept a healthy distance between them and the peloton over the last 10 km, and finished with just under a half minute advantage. Bettini was the quickest in the sprint, ahead of Colom and Bernabeu, while Alejandro Valverde led home the bunch in fourth place.

Tomorrow, the final stage of the Challenge Illes Balears will be contested. The GP de Calvia will run from Magaluf and Palmanova and include five climbs, three Cat. 2 and two Cat. 3.

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Results

1 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                 3.47.10
2 Antonio Colom (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears               
3 David Bernabeu (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        
4 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears      0.25
5 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                     
6 Jesus Del Nero (Spa) 3 Molinos Resort                            
7 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                 
8 Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           
9 Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Kaiku                                       
10 Josep Jufre (Spa) Davitamon-Lotto                               
11 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak Hearing Systems                    
12 Jon Bru (Spa) Kaiku                                             
13 Inaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             
14 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears        
15 Theo Eltink (Ned) Rabobank                                      
16 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears               
17 Aitor Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
18 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                   
19 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Relax-Gam                                 
20 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) T-Mobile Team                            
21 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas                                
22 Victor Manuel Garcia (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                 
23 Luis Perez (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                          
24 Jose Luis Carrasco (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears         
25 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                   
26 Osca Gar.-Casarrubios (Spa) Relax-Gam                           
27 Joseba Albizu (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
28 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Kaiku                                        
29 Sergio Escobar (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                       
30 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
31 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                
32 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                       
33 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) T-Mobile Team                               
34 Juan Olmo (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                           
35 Victor Hernandez (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                     
36 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                  
37 Julian Sanchez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       
38 Gerardo Fernandez (Arg) Viña Magna-Cropu                        
39 José Mario Almagro (Spa) Relax-Gam                              
40 José Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                     
41 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Team CSC                                     
42 Koldo Gil (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            
43 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Rabobank                            2.49
44 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                       3.22
45 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                           
46 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                           
47 Yury Trofimov (Rus) OMNIBIKE-Dynamo Moco                        
48 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                     
49 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   
50 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas                              
51 David Munoz (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                          
52 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                 
53 Ruben Oarbeascoa (Spa) Kaiku                                    
54 Francisco Perez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears            
55 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                          
56 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
57 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
58 Jaume Rovira (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                        
59 Carty Jonathan P. Mc (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems               
60 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                   
61 Niels Scheuneman (Ned) Rabobank                                 
62 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                     
63 Luis Fernandez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                     
64 Antonio Berasategui (Spa) Kaiku                                 
65 Juan Gomis (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                           
66 Javier Ruiz (Spa) Kaiku                                         
67 Ivan Gil Martin (Spa) Kaiku                                     
68 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) T-Mobile Team                        5.27
69 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            
70 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                6.52
71 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R Prevoyance                        9.21
72 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Kaiku                                       
73 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                10.16
74 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                       
75 Ivan Santaromita (Swi) Quick Step-Innergetic                    
76 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team CSC                                 
77 Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       
78 Anton Luengo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
79 Serge Baguet (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                        
80 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                           
81 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step-Innergetic                         
82 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                    12.31
83 Miguel A M.Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems              
84 Steve Morabito (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                     
85 Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                      
86 Jose Ruiz (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                           
87 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                
88 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              
89 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) 3 Molinos Resort                          
90 Jan Hruska (Cze) 3 Molinos Resort                               
91 Antonio Tauler (Spa) 3 Molinos Resort                           
92 Sergio Herrero (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                           
93 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                     
94 Andoni Aranaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          
95 Israel Nuñez (Spa) Kaiku                                        
96 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                             
97 Diego Gallego (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                            
98 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears              
99 Manuel Lloret (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        
100 Fernando Herrero (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                    
101 José Adrian Bonilla (CRc) Comunidad Valenciana                 
102 Hubert Schwab (Swi) Quick Step-Innergetic                      
103 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    
104 Isidro Cerrato (Spa) 3 Molinos Resort                          
105 Jorge Garcia (Spa) Relax-Gam                              13.13
106 Fco. José Terciado (Spa) Relax-Gam                             
107 Javier Benitez (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                 16.02
108 Nicola Loda (Ita) Liquigas                                16.09
109 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                 
110 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick Step-Innergetic                 
111 Joseba Aguirrezabala (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                
112 Ivan Seledkov (Rus) OMNIBIKE-Dynamo Moco                       
113 Jose Alberto Benitez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                
114 Martin Mata (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                         
115 José Herrada (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                            
116 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   
117 Arkaitz Duran (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       
118 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                        
119 Iker Leonet (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears               
120 Davide Bramati (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                16.16
121 Luca Paolini (Ita) Liquigas                               18.50
122 Michael Albasini (Swi) Liquigas                                
123 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                 21.30
124 Charles Dionne (Can) Saunier Duval-Prodir                 22.34
125 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                             24.01
126 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner                           
127 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems                  
128 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) T-Mobile Team                           
129 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                              
130 Scott Davis (Aus) T-Mobile Team                                
131 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              
132 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                       
133 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                            
134 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                              
135 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                                    
136 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Rabobank                                  
137 Joan Horrach (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears              
138 Daniele Nardello (Ita) T-Mobile Team                           
139 Markus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                
140 Mario José Box (Spa) 3 Molinos Resort                          
141 Davide Vigano (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                      
142 Andrey Klyuev (Rus) OMNIBIKE-Dynamo Moco                  35.11
143 Vyacheslav Vilkov (Rus) OMNIBIKE-Dynamo Moco              37.13
 
Mountains
 
Coll De Soller - Cat. 2, km 8,50 
 
1 Anton Luengo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           10 pts
2 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick Step-Innergetic                  7
3 Andoni Aranaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          5
4 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           3
5 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Rabobank                                   2
  
Coll De Sa Batalla - Cat. 2, km 57,90 
 
1 Joseba Albizu (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          10 pts
2 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) T-Mobile Team                            7
3 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas                                5
4 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           3
5 Niels Scheuneman (Ned) Rabobank                                 2
6 Mikel Pradera (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears              1
  
Coll De Sa Batalla - Cat. 2, km 117,00 
 
1 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                   10 pts
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                     7
3 Joseba Albizu (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           5
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                                  3
5 Julian Sanchez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       2
6 Jose Luis Carrasco (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears         1
  
Coll De Puig Major - Cat. 2, km 133,50 
 
1 Antonio Colom (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears             10 pts
2 Julian Sanchez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       7
3 David Bernabeu (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       5
4 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                       3
5 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak Hearing Systems                    2
6 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                         1
 
Metas Volantes
 
Benissalem, km 34,70 
 
1 Gerardo Fernandez (Arg) Viña Magna-Cropu                        3 pts
2 Davide Bramati (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                      2
3 Ruben Oarbeascoa (Spa) Kaiku                                    1
 
Pollença, km 78,30 
 
1 Israel Nuñez (Spa) Kaiku                                        3 pts
2 Antonio Berasategui (Spa) Kaiku                                 2
3 Martin Mata (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                          1
 
Special sprints
 
Lloseta, km 40,30 
 
1 Ivan Gil Martin (Spa) Kaiku                                     3 pts
2 Mario José Box (Spa) 3 Molinos Resort                           2
3 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears              1
 
Inca, km 101,30 
 
1 Antonio Tauler (Spa) 3 Molinos Resort                           3 pts
2 José Luis Martinez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                   2
3 Vicente Ballester (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                    1
 
Teams
 
1 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                           11.22.20
2 Kaiku                                                        0.25
3 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                                
4 Liquigas                                                         
5 Andalucia-Paul Versan                                            
6 Relax-Gam                                                        
7 Grupo Nicolas Mateos                                             
8 Saunier Duval-Prodir                                             
9 Rabobank                                                     2.49
10 Comunidad Valenciana                                        2.57
11 Team CSC                                                    3.22
12 T-Mobile Team                                               5.27
13 Phonak Hearing Systems                                      6.19
14 Ag2R Prevoyance                                             9.16
15 Davitamon-Lotto                                            15.18
16 Gerolsteiner                                               15.28
17 Viña Magna-Cropu                                                
18 Quick Step-Innergetic                                      19.42
19 3 Molinos Resort                                           24.37
 
General classification after stage 4
 
1 David Bernabeu (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                13.29.44
2 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                    0.03
3 Antonio Colom (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears           0.07
4 Julian Sanchez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                    0.26
5 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Phonak Hearing Systems                 0.28
6 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                     
7 Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Kaiku                                   0.34
8 Joseba Albizu (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        0.43
9 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Kaiku                                     1.11
10 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears    1.16
11 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan               1.17
12 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
13 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                       
14 José Mario Almagro (Spa) Relax-Gam                              
15 Victor Manuel Garcia (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos             1.21
16 Gerardo Fernandez (Arg) Viña Magna-Cropu                    1.23
17 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Relax-Gam                             1.24
18 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas                              1.27
19 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas                            1.29
20 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) T-Mobile Team                        1.33
21 Jesus Del Nero (Spa) 3 Molinos Resort                       1.49
22 Luis Perez (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                      2.08
23 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Team CSC                                 2.27
24 Josep Jufre (Spa) Davitamon-Lotto                           2.35
25 David Munoz (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      3.25
26 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                            3.48
27 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                 4.10
28 Juan Gomis (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       4.21
29 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     4.46
30 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                 4.51
31 Carty Jonathan P. Mc (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems           5.19
32 Francisco Perez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears        5.33
33 Anton Luengo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       11.33
34 Bram de Groot (Ned) Rabobank                               11.44
35 Osca Gar.-Casarrubios (Spa) Relax-Gam                           
36 Juan Olmo (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                           
37 Victor Hernandez (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                     
38 Manuel Lloret (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                   13.02
39 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                13.11
40 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                      14.41
41 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                           
42 Yury Trofimov (Rus) OMNIBIKE-Dynamo Moco                        
43 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                15.15
44 Sergio Escobar (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                  15.41
45 José Adrian Bonilla (CRc) Comunidad Valenciana             16.18
46 Fco. José Terciado (Spa) Relax-Gam                         17.02
47 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir              18.38
48 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                       20.43
49 Serge Baguet (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic                   21.35
50 Sergio Herrero (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                      23.50
51 Antonio Tauler (Spa) 3 Molinos Resort                           
52 Israel Nuñez (Spa) Kaiku                                        
53 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                        24.16
54 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R Prevoyance                       24.37
55 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                   25.20
56 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                    27.28
57 Jose Alberto Benitez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                 
58 Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                 27.47
59 Fernando Herrero (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                     
60 Jose Ruiz (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                           
61 Isidro Cerrato (Spa) 3 Molinos Resort                           
62 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                             
63 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                     
64 Joan Horrach (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears          27.48
65 Jorge Garcia (Spa) Relax-Gam                               28.29
66 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                           28.54
67 Javier Benitez (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                  31.18
68 José Herrada (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                        31.25
69 Arkaitz Duran (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
70 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                      35.04
71 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Viña Magna-Cropu                          
72 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems              37.03
73 David Kopp (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              39.17
74 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               
75 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                                     
76 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) T-Mobile Team                       52.30
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Joseba Albizu (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          32 pts
2 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas                               17
3 Julian Sanchez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      16
4 David Bernabeu (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      15
5 Antonio Colom (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears             10
6 Anton Luengo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           10
7 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  10
8 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step-Innergetic                       8
9 Juan Gomis (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                           8
10 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                    7
11 José Adrian Bonilla (CRc) Comunidad Valenciana                 6
 
Metas Volantes classification
 
1 Israel Nuñez (Spa) Kaiku                                       10 pts
2 Victor Hernandez (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                     7
3 Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                      6
4 Gerardo Fernandez (Arg) Viña Magna-Cropu                        3
5 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   3
6 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                       2
7 Javier Benitez (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                       1
 
Special sprints classification
 
1 Israel Nuñez (Spa) Kaiku                                       16 pts
2 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) Andalucia-Paul Versan                       4
3 Victor Hernandez (Spa) Grupo Nicolas Mateos                     4
4 Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Kaiku                                      4
5 Antonio Tauler (Spa) 3 Molinos Resort                           3
6 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   3
7 Jorge Azanza (Spa) Kaiku                                        1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Kaiku                                                    40.31.29
2 Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears                               0.07
3 Rabobank                                                     0.36
4 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                            1.25
5 Comunidad Valenciana                                         1.34
6 Andalucia-Paul Versan                                        2.25
7 Relax-Gam                                                    3.47
8 Team CSC                                                     4.48
9 T-Mobile Team                                                8.14
10 Phonak Hearing Systems                                      8.21
11 Saunier Duval-Prodir                                       14.25
12 Quick Step-Innergetic                                      22.31
13 Grupo Nicolas Mateos                                       22.32
14 Liquigas                                                   28.42
15 Gerolsteiner                                               30.54
16 Davitamon-Lotto                                            31.18
17 Viña Magna-Cropu                                           41.34
18 Ag2R Prevoyance                                            41.46
19 3 Molinos Resort                                           47.12