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81st Volta a Catalunya (HC), Spain.
Tour of Catalonia

June 21 - June 28, 2001

Volta a Catalunya podium history

Thursday, June 28: Stage 8: St. Julia de Loria - Alt de la Rabassa, 13.9 km Individual Time Trial.

1. Joseba Beloki (ONCE) 33min 47sec
2. Fernando Escartin (Coast) @ 15sec
3. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (ONCE) @ 55sec
4. Aitor Garmendia (Coast @ 1min 15sec
5. Haimar Zubeldia (Euskaltel) @ 1min 34sec

Final GC after Stage 8:

1. Joseba Beloki (ONCE) 26hr 40min 14sec. 1014.7 km ridden at an average speed of 37.843 km/hr
2. Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (ONCE) @33 sec
3. Fernando Escartin (Coast) @ 41sec
4. Aitor Gonzalez (Kelme) @ 1min 44sec
5. Oscar Sevilla (Kelme) @ 3min 3sec
6. Eladio Jimenez (iBanesto) @ 3min 4sec
7. Haimar Zubeldia (Euskaltel) @ 3min 40sec
8. Marzio Bruseghin (iBanesto) @ 3min 57sec
9. Unai Osa (iBanesto) @ 5min 11sec
10. Juan Antonio Flecha (Relax) @ 5min 28sec
11. Aitor Osa (iBanesto) @ 5min 51sec
12. Jonathan Vaughters (Credit Agricole) @ 6min 10sec
13. Felix Garcia (Festina) @ 6min 23sec
14. Luis Perez (Festina) @ 6min 25sec
15. Santiago Blanco (iBanesto) @ 7min 20sec
16. Aitor Garmendia (Coast) @ 8min 30sec
17. Marcos Serrano (ONCE) @ 8min 45sec
18. Jorg Jaksche (ONCE) @ 8min 56drv
19. Alberto Lopez De Munain (Euskaltel) @ 9min 11sec
20. Massimo Giunti (Cantina Tollo) @ 9min 41sec

Wednesday, June 27: Stage 7, Taul - Els Cortals D'Emcamp, 176.1 km. Another tough one. One category 2, two category 1 and a hill-top finish (2070m).

1. Daniele De Paoli (Mercatone Uno) 4hr 57min 53sec
2. Fernando Escartin (Coast) @ 1min 20sec
3. Joseba Beloki (ONCE) s.t.

GC after Stage 7:

1. Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (ONCE) 26hr 6min 5sec
2. Joseba Beloki (ONCE) @ 22sec
3. Aitor Gonzalez (Kelme) @ 24sec
4. Fernando Escartin (Coast) @ 48sec

Tuesday, June 26: Stage 6, Les Borges Blanques - Boi Taull, 184.2 km. This should break up the stranglehold ONCE has had on the podium since the 1st stage team time trial. A 2nd category climb is followed by a 1st cat climb, and then a hill-top finish at Boi Taull (2030m), which is also a 1st category climb.

1. Ivan Gotti (Alessio) 4hr 58min 50sec
2. Aitor Kintana (Jazztel) @ 5sec
3. Aitor Gonzalez (Kelme) @ 8sec
4. Fernando Escartin (Coast)

GC after Stage 6:

1. Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (ONCE) 21hr 6min 7sec
2. Aitor Gonzalez (Kelme) @ 34sec
3. Eladio Jimenez (iBanesto) @ 1min

Monday, June 25: Stage 5, La Granada - Vila Seca, 178.2 km. Another hilly day. One cat 3, one cat 2, and two category 1 climbs.

1. Oscar Laguna (Relax) 4hr 24min 26sec
2. Julian Dean (US Postal) @ 10sec
3. Koos Moerenhout (Domo) @ 13sec

GC after Stage 5:

1. Marcos Serrano (ONCE) 16hr 6min 54sec
2. Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (ONCE) @ 5sec
3. Joseba Beloki (ONCE) @ 6sec

Sunday, June 24: Stage 4, Barcelona - Barcelona, 115.8 km. This is a bit lumpy, three category 3 climbs and two category 2 climbs. The last climb is a cat 2 (385m), just 13 kilometers from the finish.

1. Joseba Beloki (ONCE) 2hr 45min 15sec
2. Oscar Sevilla (Kelme) s.t.
3. Miguel Perdiguero (Cantina Tollo) @ 3sec

GC after Stage 4:

1. Marcos Serrano (ONCE) 11hr 37min 27sec
2. Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (ONCE) @ 5sec
3. Joseba Beloki (ONCE) @ 6sec

Saturday, June 23: Stage 3, Blanes - L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 149.4 km.This stage has one cat 2 climb and two cat 3 climbs, the last one 40 kms before the finish.

1. Romans Vainsteins (Domo) 3hr 40min 5sec
2. Sven Teutenberg (Festina) s.t.
3. Lars Michaelsen (Coast) s.t.

GC after Stage 3:

1. Santos Gonzalez (ONCE) 8hr 52min 9sec
2. Marcos Serrano (ONCE) s.t.
3. Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (ONCE) @ 5sec

Friday, June 22: Stage 2, Sabadell - Blanes, 173.5 km. This tough stage starting at Sabadell (210m) goes over one category 3 climb, one category 2 climb, and two category 1 climbs. The last climb is 56 km before the finish, so there is a long descent to Blanes (10m), which should allow some regrouping.

1. Max van Heeswijk (Domo) 4hr 46min 48sec
2. Danilo Hondo (Relekom) s.t.
3. Sven Teutenberg (Festina) s.t.

GC after Stage 2:

1. Marcos Serrano (ONCE) 5hr 12min 1sec
2. Santos Gonzalez (ONCE) s.t.
3. Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano @ 5sec

Thursday, June 21: Stage 1, Sabadell Team Time Trial, 24.6 km.

1. ONCE 25min 13sec
2. Festina @ 47sec
3. Kelme @ 53sec
4. iBanesto @ 58sec.

GC leader is Marcos Serrano of ONCE.