80th Volta a Catalunya - 2.HC

Spain, June 15 - 22, 2000

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Stage 1 - June 15: Pineda-Vilaseca, TTT, 21.8 km

ONCE's Cañada connection

The 80th edition of the Volta a Catalunya got inderway today with a 21.8 kilometre team time trial. ONCE-Deutsche Bank, specialists at this event (although without their heavy hitters Laurent Jalabert and Abraham Olano) were the winners, clocking 26:22 (49.51 km/h) to beat Vitalicio Seguros by a mere 2 seconds. In third spot was Mapei, another 4 seconds behind. By virtue of crossing the line first, David Cañada will wear the leader's jersey tomorrow.

The parcours was quite challenging for a team event, conducted on narrow roads with bad surfaces. A lot of corners, especially in the second half of the event made things even trickier before the race finished in the velodrome.

Festina were the early challengers for the fastest time, setting 26:36 as the benchmark before Viatlicio came through and bettered it by 12 seconds. Favourites Telekom were slightly off the pace, despite having riders of Andreas Klöden and Erik Zabel's quality, and they eventually finished 5th. Mapei (Tonkov and Beltran the principal riders) came close to the fastest before ONCE finally sealed it.

Tomorrow's stage to will be from Vilaseca to Vilanova I Geltru (160 km) and is fairly flat, containing only 2 category 3 climbs. The stage will be dedicated to the memory of Manuel Sanroma (of Fuenlabrada), the young Spaniard who died in the last edition of this race in a fall close to the line.


1 David Cañada (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                  26.22 (49.51 km/h)
2 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
3 Rafael Diaz (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
4 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
5 Marcos A. Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
6 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
7 Miguel Angel Peña (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
8 Juan Carlos Vicario (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros             0.02
9 Alvaro Gonzalez (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
10 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
11 Miguel A. M.Perdiguero (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
12 Santiago Blanco (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
13 Francisco Tomas Garcia (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
14 Francisco Javier Cerezo (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
15 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   0.06
16 Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
17 Axel Merckx (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
18 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mapei-Quick Step
19 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Mapei-Quick Step
20 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
21 Angel Luis Casero (Spa) Festina                        0.14
22 David Plaza (Spa) Festina
23 Felix M. Garcia Casas (Spa) Festina
24 Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Festina
25 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Festina
26 Luca Scinto (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                     0.16
27 Erik Zabel (Ger) Deutsche Telekom                      0.20
28 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Deutsche Telekom
29 Andreas Kloden (Ger) Deutsche Telekom
30 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Deutsche Telekom
31 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Deutsche Telekom
32 Dylan Casey (USA) U.S. Postal Service
33 Christian Vandevelde (USA) U.S. Postal Service
34 Marty Jemison (USA) U.S. Postal Service
35 Levy Leipheimer (USA) U.S. Postal Service
36 George Hincapie (USA) U.S. Postal Service
37 Benoit Joachim (Lux) U.S. Postal Service
38 Frankie Andreu (USA) U.S. Postal Service
39 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel) Lampre-Daikin                   0.27
40 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
41 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
42 Sergio Barbero (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
43 Franco Ballerini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
44 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola                 0.33
45 Moreno Pezze (Ita) Vini Caldirola
46 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Vini Caldirola
47 Guido Trentin (Ita) Vini Caldirola
48 Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Vini Caldirola
49 Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola
50 Isidro Nozal (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                  0.37
51 Steve Vermaut (Bel) U.S. Postal Service                0.39
52 Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Vini Caldirola                 0.45
53 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Banesto                        0.47
54 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Banesto
55 Jon Odriozola (Spa) Banesto
56 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Banesto
57 Orlando Rodrigues (Por) Banesto
58 José Maria Jimenez (Spa) Banesto
59 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Banesto
60 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) Banesto
61 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros            0.48
62 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 0.49
63 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
64 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
65 José Angel Vidal (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
66 Roberto Heras (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
67 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
68 Igor Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    0.50
69 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
70 Angel Castresana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
71 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi
72 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
73 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
74 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
75 Jesper Skibby (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones            0.55
76 Bo Hamburger (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones
77 Bjarke Nielsen (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones
78 René Joergensen (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones
79 Allan Johansen (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones
80 Gian Paolo Mondini (Ita) Cantina Tollo                 1.00
81 Cristian Gasperoni (Ita) Cantina Tollo
82 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Cantina Tollo
83 Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita) Cantina Tollo
84 Marco Vergnani (Ita) Cantina Tollo
85 Andres Bermejo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                 1.04
86 Pedro Jimenez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
87 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
88 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
89 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
90 Jose Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
91 Eduardo Hernandez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
92 David Fernandez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
93 Rafael Casero (Spa) Festina                            1.18
94 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Farm Frites                    1.10
95 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Farm Frites
96 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Farm Frites
97 Geert Van Bondt (Bel) Farm Frites
98 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Farm Frites
99 Pieter Vries (Ned) Farm Frites
100 Carlos Alberto Contreras (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca     1.11
101 Mikael Holst Kyneb (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones      1.13
102 Arvis Piziks (Lat) Memorycard-Jack & Jones
103 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Memorycard-Jack & Jones
104 Zoran Klemencic (Slo) Vini Caldirola                  1.25
105 Francisco Leon (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca               1.31
106 Carlos Torrens (Spa) Costa De Almeria                 1.56
107 Antonio Colom (Spa) Costa De Almeria
108 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Costa De Almeria
109 Fabio Roscioli (Ita) Costa De Almeria
110 Gines Salmeron (Spa) Costa De Almeria
111 Carlos Ramon Golbano (Spa) Costa De Almeria
112 Eleuterio Anguita (Spa) Costa De Almeria
113 Guido Trenti (Ita) Cantina Tollo                      2.18
114 Alessandro Baronti (Ita) Cantina Tollo
115 Massimiliano Gentilli (Ita) Cantina Tollo
116 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Farm Frites                      2.50
117 Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Deutsche Telekom            3.09
118 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Deutsche Telekom
119 Kai Hundertmark (Ger) Deutsche Telekom
120 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                3.21
121 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                       3.36
122 Marcel Wust (Ger) Festina                             3.38
123 David Clinger (USA) Festina
124 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin                   4.03
125 Matteo Frutti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
126 Mario Traversoni (Ita) Costa De Almeria
127 Justin Spinelli (USA) Farm Frites                     4.29
128 Manuel Fernandez (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step               4.31


1 O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank                               1.19.06
2 Vitalicio Seguros                                       0.06
3 Mapei-Quick Step                                        0.18
4 Festina                                                 0.42
5 Team Deutsche Telekom                                   1.00
6 US Postal Service                                       1.00
7 Lampre-Daikin                                           1.21
8 Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                                 1.39
9 Banesto                                                 2.21
10 Kelme-Costa Blanca                                     2.27
11 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      2.30
12 Memorycard-Jack&Jones                                  2.45
13 Cantina Tollo                                          3.00
14 Fuenlabrada                                            3.12
15 Farm Frites                                            3.30
16 Costa de Almeria                                       5.48