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21st Vuelta a Castilla y Leon - 2.1

Spain, March 20-24, 2006

2005 results     Stage List     Preview    Start List     Past winners

The Stages

  • Stage 1 - March 20: Valladolid - Valladolid, 155km
  • Stage 2 - March 21: Almenara - Olmedo, ITT, 11km
  • Stage 3 - March 22: Zamora - Salamanca, 181.2km
  • Stage 4 - March 23: Avila - Navacerrada, 148.9km
  • Stage 5 - March 24: La Granja - Segovia, 147.1km

Preview

Big guns back in Castilla y Leon

After a later start in 2005 which prevented any ProTour teams from entering the race, the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon is back in 2006 with a start list that includes the likes of Liberty Seguros' Kazakh gun Alexandre Vinokourov and Discovery Channel's Yaroslav Popovych. Vino will be backed up by Luis Leon Sanchez and Marcos Serrano, both of who are capable of taking an overall win. After a solid start to his pro road racing career with Discovery Channel, Trent Lowe will be supporting Popovych when the road heads up, along with José Azevedo and local boy José Luis Rubiera. On paper Discovery's team for this race is very strong and they're taking the short stage race very seriously.

Local squad Communidad Valenciana will once again be a force on home turf with Ruben Plaza leading the charge, and Euskatel-Euskadi's Iban Mayo will also be starting in Valladolid on March 20. Look to the locals to make a strong run for the overall, and the Belgian teams of Chocolade Jacques-Topsport and Unibet.com to make their presence felt in any sprint finishes - both have been in form in this area so far in 2006.

Start list

                                                                
Caisse D'epargne-Illes Balears      Comunidad Valenciana
 
1 Francisco Perez (Spa)             11 Juan Gomis (Spa)
2 Jose Luis Carrasco (Spa)          12 Javier Pascual (Spa)
3 José Vicente Garcia (Spa)         13 Julian Sanchez (Spa)
4 Joan Horrach (Spa)                15 José Adrian Bonilla (Crc)
5 Marco Fertonani (Ita)             16 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa)
6 Jose Cayetano Julia (Spa)         17 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr)
7 Mikel Pradera (Spa)               18 Ruben Plaza (Spa)
8 Florent Brard (Fra)               
 
Viña Magna-Cropu                    Discovery Channel
 
21 Diego Gallego (Spa)              31 José Azevedo (Por)
22 Juan José Abril (Spa)            32 Manuel Beltran (Spa)
23 Antonio Cosme (Spa)              33 Janez Brajkovic (Slo)
24 Victor Manuel Gomes (Spa)        34 Egoi Martinez (Spa)
25 Jesus Tendero (Spa)              35 Jason McCartney (USA)
26 Gerardo Fernandez (Arg)          36 Trent Lowe (Aus)
27 Sergio Pardilla (Spa)            37 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr)
28 Carlos Torrent (Spa)             38 José Luis Rubiera (Spa)
 
Liberty Seguros-Wurth               Saunier Duval-Prodir
 
41 Daniel Navarro (Spa)             51 Javier Meijas (Spa)
42 Unai Osa (Spa)                   52 David De La Fuente (Spa)
43 José Antonio Redondo (Spa)       53 Luciano A. Pagliarini (Bra)
44 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa)          54 Christophe Rinero (Fra)
45 Michele Scarponi (Ita)           55 Alberto Fernandez (Spa)
46 Marcos Antoni Serrano (Spa)      56 Carlos Zarate (Spa)
47 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz)       57 Peter Mazur (Pol)
48 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz)           58 Aaron Olson (USA)
 
Euskaltel-Euskadi                   3 Molinos Resort
 
61 Iker Flores (Spa)                71 Santos Gonzalez (Spa)
62 Roberto Laiseka (Spa)            72 Jorge Ferrio (Spa)
63 Anton Luengo (Spa)               73 Jan Hruska (Cze)
64 Iban Mayo (Spa)                  74 Jesus Del Nero (Spa)
65 Gorka Verdugo (Spa)              75 Rafael Casero (Spa)
66 Aketza Peña (Spa)                76 Sergio Dominguez (Spa)
67 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa)            77 Antonio Tauler (Spa)
68 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa)            78 Julio Garcia (Spa)
 
Chocolade Jacques-Topsport          Kaiku
 
81 Serge Pauwels (Bel)              91 José Antonio Lopez (Spa)
82 Tom Stubbe (Bel)                 92 Gustavo Cesar (Spa)
83 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel)          93 Fernando Serrano (Spa)
84 Kenny Lisabeth (Bel)             94 Ivan Gil Martin (Spa)
85 Wesley Van Der Linden (Bel)      95 Antonio Berasategui (Spa)
86 Benny De Schrooder (Bel)         96 Pablo Urtasun (Spa)
87 Wouter Van Mechelen (Bel)        97 Alberto Losada (Spa)
88 Aron Huysmans (Bel)              98 Israel Nuñez (Spa)
 
Grupo Nicolas Mateo                 Relax-Gam
 
101 Sergio Escobar (Spa)            111 Daniel Moreno (Spa)
102 Pablo De Pedro (Spa)            112 Jose Miguel Elias (Spa)
103 Victor Hernandez (Spa)          114 Oscar Garcia (Spa)
104 Javier Benitez (Spa)            115 Raul Garcia (Spa)
105 Juan Carlos Fernandez (Spa)     116 Xavier Tondo (Spa)
106 Juan Carlos Lopez (Col)         117 Angel Vallejo (Spa)
107 Javier Moreno (Spa)             118 José Martinez (Spa)
108 Fernando Herrero (Spa)          
 
Andaluci-Paul Versan                Massi
 
121 Adolfo Garcia (Spa)             131 Jordi Berenguer (Spa)
122 Francisco Cabello (Spa)         132 Antonio Miguel (Spa)
123 Angel Edo (Spa)                 133 Jordi Vila (Spa)
124 Francisco José Lara (Spa)       134 Alberto Rodriguez (Spa)
125 Jaume Rovira (Spa)              135 Wilson Fernand Cepeda (Col)
126 Juan Olmo (Spa)                 136 David Molinero (Spa)
127 Luis Perez (Spa)                137 Luis Maldonado (Spa)
128 Pedro Luis Marichalar (Spa)     138 Jose Miguel Manzanas (Spa)
 
Unibet.Com                          
 
141 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra)          
142 Angel Castresana (Spa)          
143 Johan Coenen (Bel)              
144 Luis Pasamontes (Spa)           
145 Marco Serpellini (Ita)          
146 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned)           
147 Erwin Thijs (Bel)               
148 Kurt V. De Wouwer (Bel)         

Past winners

2005 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana
2004 Koldo Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros               
2003 Francisco Mancebo Pérez (Spa) iBanesto.com
2002 Juan Miguel Mercado Martín (Spa) iBanesto.com
2001 Marcos A. Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.- Eroski 
2000 Francesco Mancebo (Spa)
1999 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita)
1998 Aitor Garmendia (Spa)
1997 Angel-Luis Casero (Spa)
1996 Andrea Peron (Ita)
1995 Santiago Blanco (Spa)
1994 Melchor Mauri (Spa)
1993 Miguel Indurain (Spa)
1991 José-Luis Rodriguez (Spa)
1989 Federico Echave (Spa)
1988 Raimund Dietzen (Ger)
1987 (2) Alfonso Gutierrez (Spa)
1986 Alfonso Gutiérrez (Spa)
 
Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com