zondag 9 september 2007

Vuelta Stage 9 : Anton in Break, Samuel 8th

In the Vuelta the second mountain stage was on the schedule and it became a big disappointment for belgian hope Stijn Devolder. Early in the race there was a break with Igor Anton, who wanted to repeat he's stage win from last year, but at the begining of the last climb they got caught again.

In the peloton a group with fifteen riders was formed and the most important rider who wasn't in that group was golden jersey Stijn Devolder, he had a bad day and couldn't follow the pace. In the head group Menchov, Sastre, Piepoli, Mosquera and Sanchez seemed to ride away but Samuel couldn't follow so he fell back to the second group. Menchov and Piepoli rode away and they divided the winnings, Piepoli the stage victory and Menchov the golden jersey.

Samuel came over the finish in the third group with Cadel Evans at 1.03 in 8th place, with this good result he climb to the seventh place in the general rank. Anton came in 15th and went to the 14th spot in the general rank. Haimar Zubeldia had a day of rest and came in witht he first bus.

Stage Result
1 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir 4.28.21
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank ST
3 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Karpin Galicia +0.17
8. Samuel Sanchez +1.03
15. Igor Anton +1.44
30. Dionisio Galparsoro +3.25
32. Aitor Hernandez +3.50
70. Haimar Zubeldia +8.58
88. Iñaki Isasi +11.53
91. Iñigo Landaluze +11.53
151. Alan Perez +14.53
166. Koldo Fernandez +16.05

General Rank
1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 33.54.46
2 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) Caisse d'Epargne +2.01
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) Predictor - Lotto + 2.27
7. Samuel Sanchez +4.42
14. Igor Anton +7.51
28. Dionisio Galparsoro +12.53
64. Iñigo Landaluze +27.08
80. Iñaki Isasi +33.16
92. Aitor Hernandez +36.31
104. Haimar Zubeldia +40.59
135. Alan Perez +53.36
143. Koldo Fernandez +56.08

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