donderdag 21 februari 2008

Andalucia 5 : Aitor 7, Mikel 4 in General

Despite all the efforts the Euskaltel riders have put in the races, they will have to leave the Ruta del Sol without a victory. Today it was a normal sprint stage with an early break that Jon just didn't make. But the sprinterteams took them back and in the sprint Alessandro Petacchi took his third victory in a row before the promising french sprinter Flahaut and Siedler. Aitor came in 7th, he seems in a good shape but he always fails to get in the higher ranks, maybe we will get to see something more in the next races. In general the whole team looks strong and especially Mikel who took a fourth place overall. Josu Agirre seems to have some problems adjusting to the pace but this will come with the time.

1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Team Milram 3.49.20 (40,55 km/h)
2 Denis Flahaut (Fra) Saunier Duval - Scott ST
3 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano ST
7. Aitor Galdos ST
22. Mikel Astarloza ST
38. Jorge Azanza ST
42. Dioni Galparsoro ST
43. Jon Bru ST
59. Josu Agirre +0:13
66. Igor Anton +0:30

General Rank
1 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 20.33.15
2 Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Skil-Shimano + 0.48
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto +1.32
4. Mikel Astarloza +1:36
23. Igor Anton +6:56
33. Jorge Azanza +9:24
42. Aitor Galdos +20:12
45. Dionisio Galparsoro +20:19
47. Jon Bru +20:49
69. Josu Agirre +33:00

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