zaterdag 22 september 2007

Vuelta Stage 19 : Samu wins AGAIN !!!

The 19th stage of the Vuelta, and also the last one where the climbers could do something, colored totally orange. First of all Iñaki and Alan were in the early break, but they didn't stay in front because they had to help Samuel and Igor on the last climb. On that last climb Igor rode away with a small group, just to help Samuel later in the climb. Samuel rode together with Sastre and Menchov but he escaped and rode to Igor all alone. Igor couldn't do much but Samuel managed to get in front. He had to take that Menchov and Sastre came back but in the sprint on the top of the mountain he killed them and won his second stage !!!!!!!!

You see, this was a great stage of team work for Euskaltel because they also won the team ranks because Igor finished fifth and Aitor Hernandez 20th.

Tomorrow we get a short time trial and for Samuel there is the opportunity to gain a spot because he's only nine second behind Cadel Evans, a talented time trialist but he's really tired from the Tour de France.

Stage Result
1 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3.37.01 (36.77 km/h)
2 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Relax - Gam ST
3 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank +0.03
...
5. Igor Anton +0.14
20. Aitor Hernandez +2.50
40. Iñaki Isasi +15.25
41. Alan Perez +15.25
60. Haimar Zubeldia +19.05
61. Dionisio Galparsoro +19.05
69. Iñigo Landaluze +19.05
99. Koldo Fernandez +21.42

General Rank
1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 77.59.17
2 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC +3.02
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor - Lotto +3.49
...
4. Samuel Sanchez +3.58
8. Igor Anton +7.58
45. Haimar Zubeldia +1.03.01
64. Dionisio Galparsoro +1.28.53
75. Iñaki Isasi +1.39.10
76. Iñigo Landaluze +1.40.38
85. Aitor Hernandez +1.49.09
95. Alan Perez +2.02.48
134. Koldo Fernandez +2.40.24

2 opmerkingen:

Arnout zei

And again! Great Samushow!

Lizzard4567 zei

Yeah Samu Rocks !!! :D