2000 Vuelta a España

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2000 Vuelta a España
Race details
Dates 26 August - 17 September
Stages 21
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Winning time 70h 26' 14"
Winner  Roberto Heras (ESP) (Kelme–Costa Blanca)
Second  Ángel Casero (ESP) (Festina)
Third  Pavel Tonkov (RUS) (Mapei–Quick-Step)

Jersey awarded to the points classification winner Points  Roberto Heras (ESP) (Kelme–Costa Blanca)
Mountains  Carlos Sastre (ESP) (ONCE–Deutsche Bank)
Team Kelme–Costa Blanca

The 55th Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), a long-distance bicycle stage race and one of the 3 grand tours, was held from August 26 to September 17, 2000. It consisted of 21 stages covering a total of 2,904 km, and was won by Roberto Heras of the Kelme–Costa Blanca cycling team. The defending champion, Jan Ullrich, withdrew after the 12th stage while sitting in fourth place to prepare for the Olympic Road Race.[1]

Final Standings

Rank Rider Team Time
1 Spain Roberto Heras Kelme–Costa Blanca 70.26.14
2 Spain Ángel Casero Festina 2.33
3 Russia Pavel Tonkov Mapei–Quick-Step 4.55
4 Spain Santos González ONCE–Deutsche Bank 5.52
5 Lithuania Raimondas Rumšas Fassa Bortolo 7.38
6 Spain Roberto Laiseka Euskaltel–Euskadi 10.16
7 Spain Fernando Escartín Kelme–Costa Blanca 11.17
8 Spain Carlos Sastre ONCE–Deutsche Bank 12.16
9 Italy Massimiliano Gentili Cantina Tollo 13.1
10 Spain Haimar Zubeldia Euskaltel–Euskadi 13.14
11 Spain José Luis Rubiera Kelme–Costa Blanca 13.16
12 Italy Wladimir Belli Fassa Bortolo 13.44
13 Spain Santiago Blanco Vitalicio Seguros 15.41
14 Spain Óscar Sevilla Kelme–Costa Blanca 16.37
15 Spain Txema del Olmo Euskaltel–Euskadi 19.24
16 France Richard Virenque Team Polti 20.28
17 France Pascal Hervé Team Polti 23.43
18 Spain Francisco García Rodríguez Vitalicio Seguros 24.51
19 Spain Abraham Olano ONCE–Deutsche Bank 25.19
20 Italy Gianni Faresin Mapei–Quick-Step 25.36
21 Spain Félix García Casas Festina 26.25
22 Switzerland Oscar Camenzind Lampre–Daikin 29.01
23 Italy Marco Magnani Alessio 30.03
24 Spain Eladio Jiménez Banesto 31.47
25 Switzerland Fabian Jeker Festina 39.32


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