dinsdag 12 februari 2008

Trofeo Pollença : Beñat 7th

It was another good day for Euskaltel in the Vuelta a Mallorca, some of the boys are realy in good shape. First we had Iñigo Landaluze and Ivan Velasco in the escape and when they were caught Landaluze decided that he wanted a second escape and so he did with four other guys. But 22 km before the end they also got caught. Then Euskaltel wanted to prevent a sprint so they start leading the peloton at a great pace, resulting in Ruben Perez and Javier Aramendia taking points in the last intermediate sprint. But the efforts didn't work out, it became a sprint and it was won by Jose Joaquin Rojas. Aitor Galdos didn't ride today so it was up to Beñat Albizuri and he did a great job ending 7th. Once again Haimar and Jon placed themselves in the top20 too with a 13th and 15th spot. Due to this results Euskaltel is first in the general team classifications with Haimar 4th, Jon 5th and Beñat 6th all in 3 seconds from the leader, Gilbert. Thanx to Arnout we now also know that Haimar attacked in the last kilometres but sadly enough failed. Way to go (y)

1. Jose Joaquin Rojas Caisse d'Epargne 4:00:59
2. Giovanni Viscont Quick Step ST
3. Philippe Gilbert FDJ ST
7. Beñat Albizuri ST
13. Haimar Zubeldia ST
15. Jon Bru ST
28. Gorka Verdugo ST
29. Javier Aramendia ST
38. Ruben Perez ST
48. Iñigo Landaluze ST
56. Ivan Velasco +0:26
87. Lander Aperribay +11:57
88. Josu Agirre +11:57

1 opmerking:

Arnout zei

As on the Iban Mayo blog, Haimar attacked according to the official site of the race:

"En los últimos kilómetros se han sucedido los intentos, desde Rodrigo (Andalucía), hasta el propio Toni Colom (Astana) o Haimar Zubeldia (Euskaltel Euskadi), pero el trabajo de Caisse d’Epargne ha mantenido al grupo unido hasta la recta final, en la que Rojas ha aprovechado la ayuda de Valverde para imponerse y sumar así el primer triunfo de un español en la Challenge 08 y estrenar el casillero de victorias españolas en la presenta temporada."