dinsdag 25 september 2007

Vuelta : Other Classifications

I promised something about the other classifications in the vuelta so here it is :D

Points classification
The only ranking that still wasn't decided on the last day. It went between Menchov and Benatti and maybe Samuel, but with the stage win from the Italian he won it. The reason why Samuel is this high is probably very clear to you all. Also Koldo Fernandez did a great job with a good 7th place.

1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre - Fondital 147 pts
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 135
3 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 127
7. Koldo Fernandez 80
19. Igor Anton 44
66. Haimar Zubeldia 7
81. Dionisio Galparsoro 3
83. Alan Perez 3

Mountains Classification
It seemed like this would become a battle between the belgian attacker Jurgen van Goolen and Denis Menchov but with Sastre and Samuel that made a big fight in the mountain stages Jurgen didn't have a chance against the great Russian. A good fifth place for Samuel !

1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 90 pts
2 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Discovery Channel 78
3 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC 69
5. Samuel Sanchez 54
15. Igor Anton 28
33. Dionisio Galparsoro 10
34. Iñaki Isasi 10
57. Alan Perez 5
58. Haimar Zubeldia 4
71. Aitor Hernandez 1

Combination Classification
I really don't get why this rank exist, it really has no meaning and nobody cares about it. What's wrong with a classification for the younger riders ?? That's a good classification so we can see who's the best 'junior'. Of course Denis Menchov won this, before Samie !

1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 4 pts
2 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 11
3 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC 15
9. Igor Anton 42
41. Haimar Zubeldia 168
46. Dionisio Galparsoro 177
57. Alan Perez 234

Teams Classification
If Haimar wouldn't have fallen, I think Euskaltel would have won this classification. Sadly enough he did and Caisse d'Epargne won the team classification, but Euskaltel is a very good second !

1 Caisse d'Epargne 242.55.05
2 Euskaltel-Euskadi +12.43
3 AG2r Prévoyance +30.25
4 Team CSC +34.53
5 Liquigas +36.02

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