Road

Garcia Quesada takes Ruta; Boonen wins final stage

Spain’s Carlos Garcia Quesada (Unibet.com), won the Ruta del Sol on Thursday. The fifth and final stage, a 172.6km leg between Olvera and Seville, went to Tom Boonen (Quick Step), who finally took his revenge on Alessandro Petacchi (Milram), who had beaten the world champion in their last two matchups. Roger Hammond (Discovery Channel) was third. In the final overall, Garcia Quesada took the win over countryman Rodrigo Garcia (Kaiku) with his brother, Adolfo Garcia Quesada (Andalucia-Paul Versan) placing third and collecting the King of the Mountains prize. Petacchi took the points jersey

By Staff and wire reports

Boonen and Petacchi lock horns once more

Boonen and Petacchi lock horns once more

Photo: Graham Watson

Spain’s Carlos Garcia Quesada (Unibet.com), won the Ruta del Sol on Thursday.

The fifth and final stage, a 172.6km leg between Olvera and Seville, went to Tom Boonen (Quick Step), who finally took his revenge on Alessandro Petacchi (Milram), who had beaten the world champion in their last two matchups. Roger Hammond (Discovery Channel) was third.

In the final overall, Garcia Quesada took the win over countryman Rodrigo Garcia (Kaiku) with his brother, Adolfo Garcia Quesada (Andalucia-Paul Versan) placing third and collecting the King of the Mountains prize. Petacchi took the points jersey with Unibet.com winning the team competition.

Stage
1. Tom Boonen (B), Quick Step), 172.6km in 3:50:10
2. Alessandro Petacchi (I), Milram, s.t.
3. Roger Hammond (GB), Discovery Channel, s.t.
4. Baden Cooke (Aus), Unibet.com. s.t.
5. Graeme Brown (Aus), Rabobank, s.t.
6. Iñaki Isasi (Sp), Euskaltel, s.t.
7. Rodrigo Garcia (Sp), Kaiku, s.t.
8. Koldo Fernandez (Sp), Euskaltel, s.t.
9. Luciano Pagliarini (Bra), Saunier Duval, s.t.
10. Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus), Discovery Channel, s.t.

Final overall
1. Carlos Garcia Quesada (Sp), Unibet.com, 20:08:23
2. Rodrigo Garcia (Sp), Kaiku, s.t.
3. Adolfo Garcia Quesada (Sp), Andalucia-Paul Versan, at 0:07.
4. Inaki Isasi (Sp), Euskaltel, at 0:15
5. Luis Pasamontes (Sp), Unibet.com, at 0:18
6. José Adrian Bonilla (Sp), Comunitat Valenciana, s.t.
7. Oliver Zaugg (Swi), Saunier Duval, s.t.
8. Manuel Lloret (Sp), Comunitat Valenciana, at 26:19
9. Manuel Calvente (Sp), Saunier Duval, at 27:31
10. Manuel Beltran (Sp), Discovery Channel, at 27:35