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20th Vuelta a Castilla y Leon - 2.1

Spain, April 27-May 1, 2005

2004 results     Stage List     Preview    Start List     Past winners

The Stages

  • Stage 1 - April 27: Astorga, 142 km
  • Stage 2 - April 28: Astorga - Zamora, 168 km
  • Stage 3 - April 29: Toro TTT, 45 km
  • Stage 4 - April 30: Zamora - Salamanque, 181 km
  • Stage 5 - May 1: Salamanque - La Covatilla, 176,5 km

No ProTour teams in Castilla y Leon

The 20th edition of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon will commence today with not a single ProTour team at the start, as all of the Spanish ProTour teams who would normally take part are either in Romandie or are preparing for the Giro d'Italia. The separation of professional cycling into ProTour and non-ProTour events has put the future of this race in doubt, as the organiser had to fight to obtain live television coverage, which is so crucial to guarantee sponsors.

The Spanish Continental teams will therefore fight it out amongst themselves for the honours in Castilla y Leon, with Comunidad Valenciana bringing a strong team with European Continental Tour leader Rubén Plaza and Vuelta a Rioja leader Javier Pascual Rodriguez. Felix Cardenas (Barloworld) and Aitor Perez (Spiuk) should be worthy challengers, while Francisco Pérez (Maia) will be back in action after finishing his suspension for EPO. Perez has already raced since finishing his ban, winning last weekend's non-UCI classed Gran Premio do Centro, a three day Portuguese stage race.

The race will consist of five stages, starting on Wednesday in Astorga with a 142 km stage, and ending on top of La Covatilla on Sunday, which should be the decisive stage. There is also a 45 km team time trial in Toro in stage 3.

Start list

Comunidad Valenciana                      Ag2R Prevoyance
 
1 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa)          11 Mikel Astarloza (Spa)
2 Javier Cherro (Spa)                     12 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa)
3 Manuel Lloret (Spa)                     13 Nicolas Portal (Fra)
4 José L. Martinez (Spa)                  14 Stéphane Goubert (Fra)
5 Ruben Plaza (Spa)                       15 Loyd Mondory (Fra)
6 David Blanco (Spa)                      16 Mark Scanlon (Irl)
7 Carlos Garcia (Spa)                     17 Cristophe Riblon (Fra)
8 Eladio Jimenez (Spa)                    18 Alexandre Usov (Blr)
 
Kaiku                                     Team-Barloworld
 
21 José A. Lopez (Spa)                    31 Félix Rafael Cardenas (Col)
22 Gustavo Cesar (Spa)                    32 David Plaza (Spa)
23 Rodrigo Garcia (Spa)                   33 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita)
24 Adrian Palomares (Spa)                 34 Enrico Degano (Ita)
25 Antonio Berasategui (Spa)              35 Marco Cavallari (Ita)
26 Pablo Urtasun (Spa)                    36 Jeremy Maartens (RSA)
27 Jorge Azanza (Spa)                     38 Eddy Serri (Ita)
28 Israel Nunez (Spa)
 
Relax-Fuenlabrada                         Tenax-Nobili Rubinetteire
 
41 Raul Garcia (Spa)                      52 Gianluca Tonetti (Ita)
42 Nacor Burgos (Spa)                     53 Corrado Serina (Ita)
43 Moises Duenas (Spa)                    54 Dean Podgornik (Slo)
44 Julio Lopez (Spa)                      55 Kristjan Fajt (Slo)
45 Oscar Laguna (Spa)                     56 David Mcpartland (Aus)
46 Luis Pasamontes (Spa)                  57 Cristiano Frattini (Ita)
47 Luis Perez (Spa)                       58 David Betts (Aus)
48 Angel Vallejo (Spa)
 
Andalucia-Paul Versan                     L.A. Aluminios-Liberty Seguros
 
61 Jaume Rovira (Spa)                     71 Nelson Vitorino (Por)
62 Victor M. Gomes (Spa)                  72 Ricardo Martins (Por)
63 Ion Del Rio (Spa)                      73 Pedro Lopes (Por)
64 Juan A. Pastor (Spa)                   74 Gilberto Martins (Por)
65 Carlos Castaño (Spa)                   75 Jorge Torre (Por)
66 Ivan Melero (Spa)                      76 Carlos Nozal (Spa)
67 David Fernandez (Spa)                  77 Jordi Grau (Spa)
68 Javier Perez (Spa)                     78 Rui Sousa (Por)
 
Catalunya-Angel Mir                       Barbot-Pascoal
 
81 Carlos Torrent (Spa)                   91 Celestino Pinho (Por)
82 Xabier Tondo (Spa)                     92 Alexis Rodrigues (Spa)
83 Antonio Miguel (Spa)                   93 Claus Moller (Den)
84 Jordi Berenguer (Spa)                  94 Fernando Sousa (Por)
85 Fco. Javier Andujar (Spa)              95 Rui Pinto (Por)
86 Mikel Gaztanaga (Spa)                  96 Sergio Ribeiro (Por)
87 Alberto Rodriguez (Spa)                97 Carlos Pinho (Por)
88 Fco. J. Garcia  (Spa)                  98 Stefan Kushlev (Bul)
 
Orbea                                     Milaneza-Maia
 
101 Dailos Diaz (Spa)                     111 Francisco Perez (Spa)
102 Jesus Del Nero (Spa)                  112 Danail Petrov (Bul)
103 Benat Albizuri (Spa)                  113 Andrei Zintchenko (Rus)
104 Julen Zubero (Spa)                    114 Pedro Cardoso (Por)
105 Aaron Villegas (Spa)                  115 Alexei Markov (Rus)
106 Iker Mezo (Spa)                       116 Gonçalo Amorim (Por)
107 Gustavo Domingez (Spa)                117 Renato Silva (Por)
108 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa)              118 Bruno Castanheira (Por)
 
Spiuk                                     Lokomotiv
 
121 Aitor Perez (Spa)                     131 Serguei Klimov (Rus)
122 Jorge Ferrio (Spa)                    132 Pavel Brutt (Rus)
123 Fernando Torres (Spa)                 133 Alexander Serov (Rus)
124 Pedro Romero (Spa)                    135 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus)
125 Enrique Salgueiro (Spa)               136 Anton Mindlin (Rus)
126 Alfonso Rodriguez (Spa)               137 Nikolai Trussov (Rus)
127 Angel Rodriguez (Spa)
128 Jesus Perez (Spa)
 
Spanish National Team
 
141 Jesus Tendero (Spa)
142 Diego Gallego (Spa)
143 Diego Milan (Spa)
144 Ios Aguirre (Spa)
145 Samuel Soto (Spa)
146 Francisco Terciado (Spa)
147 Francisco Torrela (Spa)
148 Ivan Gilmartin (Spa)

Past winners

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