2000 Vuelta a España
|Dates||26 August - 17 September|
|Distance||2,893.6 km (1,798 mi)|
|Winning time||70h 26' 14"|
|Winner||Roberto Heras (ESP)||(Kelme–Costa Blanca)|
|Second||Ángel Casero (ESP)||(Festina)|
|Third||Pavel Tonkov (RUS)||(Mapei–Quick-Step)|
|Points||Roberto Heras (ESP)||(Kelme–Costa Blanca)|
|Mountains||Carlos Sastre (ESP)||(ONCE–Deutsche Bank)|
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.
- "Stage 12-September 7: Zaragoza-Zaragoza, 131.5 km: Petacchi's second, Ullrich quits". Cyclingnews. 7 September 2000. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- La Vuelta (Official site in Spanish, English, and French)
- Cyclingnews.com 2000 Vuelta a Espana coverage