vrijdag 25 januari 2008

Down Under 4 : Javier Aramandia = star

The fourth stage of the Tour Down Under has been won by Andre Greipel, the winner of the second stage. He won in a sprint before Renshaw and Rojas. But the actual star of today was neoprof Javier Aramandie, of course from Euskaltel. He escaped all alone from the peloton and did an amazing job by riding 80 kilometres in front of the others. But unfortunately he didn't survive the last ten kilometres. Also Mikel Astarloza rode in the picture today because he took two points for the general classifications. Aitor Galdos hasn't been in shape this Tour yet, he finished 24th today.

Results
1 Andre Greipel (Ger) Team High Road 3.14.46 (41.280 km/h)
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Credit Agricole ST
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse D'Epargne ST
...
24. Aitor Galdos ST
45. Ivan Velasco ST
49. Amets Txurruka ST
72. Mikel Astarloza ST
78. Javier Aramendia ST
88. Andoni Lafuente ST
106. Jon Bru ST

General Rank
1 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Credit Agricole 13.28.38
2 Andre Greipel (Ger) Team High Road +0.04
3 Allan Davis (Aus) Unisa - Australia +0.07
...
16. Mikel Astarloza +0.23
37. Ivan Velasco +0.24
41. Amets Txurruka +0.24
63. Jon Bru +0.24
98. Aitor Galdos +4.28
102. Javier Aramendia +4.28
111. Andoni Lafuente +4.28

3 opmerkingen:

nils zei

aramendia=hero _O_

Lizzard4567 zei

Yeah ! i'm sad that I can't see it live. I thought cycling.tv would play it, but thats only when you pay :(

Arnout zei

And in the middle of the night I guess :)

There is a summary of that stage, where you see Aramendia for 10 secs on the attack.