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2005 Volta a Catalunya

2005 Volta a Catalunya
Race details
Dates16 May — 22 May
Stages7
Distance930.4 km (578.1 mi)
Winning time22h 56' 36"
Results
  Winner  Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) (Discovery Channel)
  Second  Leonardo Piepoli (ITA) (Saunier Duval–Prodir)
  Third  David Moncoutié (FRA) (Cofidis)

  Points  Thor Hushovd (NOR) (Crédit Agricole)
  Mountains  Íñigo Cuesta (ESP) (Saunier Duval–Prodir)
  Sprints  Eladio Jiménez (ESP) (Comunidad Valenciana–Elche)
  Team France Cofidis
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The 2005 Volta a Catalunya was the 85th edition of the Volta a Catalunya cycling race, which took place from 16 May to 22 May 2005, in Catalonia, Spain. The race began in Salou with a team time trial and ended in Barcelona. Yaroslav Popovych won the first major win of his career.

Teams

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Twenty-three teams of up to eight riders started the race:[1]

Route

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Stage characteristics and winners[2]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 16 May Salou to Salou 19.2 km (11.9 mi) Team time trial Phonak
2 17 May Cambrils to Cambrils 186.8 km (116.1 mi)  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA)
3 18 May Salou to La Granada 157.8 km (98.1 mi)  Pedro Horrillo (ESP)
4 19 May Perafort to Pal-Arinsal 237.7 km (147.7 mi)  Leonardo Piepoli (ITA)
5 20 May Sornàs to Ordino-Arcalis 17.1 km (10.6 mi) Individual time trial  Íñigo Cuesta (ESP)
6 21 May Llívia to Pallejà 198.7 km (123.5 mi)  Anthony Charteau (FRA)
7 22 May Pallejà to Barcelona 113.1 km (70.3 mi)  Thor Hushovd (NOR)

Stages

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Stage 1

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16 May 2005 - Salou, 20.1 km (12.5 mi) (TTT)[3]

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Phonak  Switzerland 21' 42"
2 Discovery Channel  United States + 7"
3 T-Mobile Team  Germany + 15"

Stage 2

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17 May 2005 - Cambrils, 186.8 kilometres (116.1 mi)[4]

Rank Rider Team Time
1  Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Liquigas–Bianchi 4h 48' 39"
2  Claudio Corioni (ITA) Fassa Bortolo s.t.
3  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole s.t.

Stage 3

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18 May 2005 - Salou to La Granada, 157.8 km (98.1 mi)[5]

Rank Rider Team Time
1  Pedro Horrillo (ESP) Rabobank 3h 35' 59"
2  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole s.t.
3  Claudio Corioni (ITA) Fassa Bortolo s.t.

Stage 4

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19 May 2005 - Perafort to Pal-Arinsal, 237.7 km (147.7 mi)[6]

Rank Rider Team Time
1  Leonardo Piepoli (ITA) Saunier Duval–Prodir 6h 22' 09"
2  Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) Discovery Channel s.t.
3  Aitor Osa (ESP) Illes Balears–Caisse d'Epargne s.t.

Stage 5

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20 May 2005 - Sornàs to Ordino-Arcalis, 17 km (11 mi) (ITT)[7]

Rank Rider Team Time
1  Íñigo Cuesta (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir 37' 18"
2  Leonardo Piepoli (ITA) Saunier Duval–Prodir + 25"
3  David Moncoutié (FRA) Cofidis + 45"

Stage 6

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21 May 2005 - Llívia to Pallejà, 198.7 km (123.5 mi)[8]

Rank Rider Team Time
1  Anthony Charteau (FRA) Bouygues Télécom 4h 16' 54"
2  Beat Zberg (SUI) Gerolsteiner + 4"
3  José Luis Arrieta (ESP) Illes Balears–Caisse d'Epargne + 4"

Stage 7

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22 May 2005 - Pallejà to Barcelona, 113.1 km (70.3 mi)[9]

Rank Rider Team Time
1  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole 2h 32' 57"
2  Fred Rodriguez (USA) Davitamon–Lotto s.t.
3  Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero (ESP) Phonak s.t.

Final standings

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General classification

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Rank Rider Team Time
1  Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) Discovery Channel 22h 36' 56"
2  Leonardo Piepoli (ITA) Saunier Duval–Prodir + 20"
3  David Moncoutié (FRA) Cofidis + 59"
4  Michael Rogers (AUS) Quick-Step–Innergetic + 1' 18"
5  Aitor Osa (ESP) Illes Balears–Caisse d'Epargne + 1' 23"
6  Miguel Ángel Martín (ESP) Phonak + 2' 01"
7  Eladio Jiménez (ESP) Comunidad Valenciana–Elche + 2' 09"
8  Íñigo Cuesta (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir + 2' 18"
9  Christophe Moreau (FRA) Crédit Agricole + 2' 20"
10  Ezequiel Mosquera (ESP) Kaiku + 2' 25"

Mountains classification

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Rank Rider Team Points
1  Íñigo Cuesta (ESP) Saunier Duval–Prodir

Points classification

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Rank Rider Team Points
1  Thor Hushovd (NOR) Crédit Agricole

Best team

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Rank Team Country Time
1 Cofidis  France

References

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  1. ^ "Start list". Cycling News. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  2. ^ "85th Volta a Catalunya - PT". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Stage 1 - May 16: Salou-Salou TTT, 19.2 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Stage 2 - May 17: Cambrils-Cambrils, 186,8 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Stage 3 - May 18: Salou-La Granada, 157,8 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Stage 4 - May 19: Perafort-Estacio d'esqui de Pal-Arinsal (Andorra), 237,7 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Stage 5 - May 20: Sornas (Andorra)-Estacio d'esqui d'Ordino-Arcalis (Andorra) ITT, 17,1 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Stage 6 - May 21: Llivia-Palleja, 198,7 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Stage 7 - May 22: Palleja-Barcelona (Sants), 113,1 km". Cycling News. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
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