maandag 5 november 2007

Gorka Verdugo in 2007

2007 has been a quiet season for Gorka Verdugo. Everything was set on the Tour de France for him, so he would be able to be a good help for Haimar Zubeldia. He rode Paris-Nice resulting in an ok 41th place, the GP Miguel Indurain with a 37th place and then he rode the Belgian-Dutch classics with changing success. Next he rode the Tour of Romandie and the Dauphiné Liberé without a really special result, but he managed to get a good shape for the Tour. In the Tour de France we could see Gorka working really hard for Haimar Zubeldia and Mikel Astarloza on the mountains. He didn't manage to place himself good in a stage classification but at the end he was ok 48th. He ended his season with a great 18th place in his home-country-ride the Clasica San Sebastian.

Next year I hope Gorka will be able to do the same in the Tour and maybe Vuelta for Haimar and Samuel and of course I would like him to win a stage or race somewhere, or atleast come close.

Valenciana : 89-69-96-129-99 => 102
Paris-Nice : 66-54-47-102-40-39-37-64 => 41
Indurain : 37
Basque Country : 45-58-127-72-61-76 => 54
Amstel Gold Race : 44
Flecha Wallone : 118
Liege-Bastogne-Liege : 39
Romandie : 61-63-130-108-123-102 => 106
Dauphiné Liberé : 75-78-79-46-61-63-66-81 => 55
Tour de France : 80-97-109-128-183-107-122-99-65-84-123-130-58-44-83-34-100-57-55-100 => 48
Clasica San Sebastian : 18

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