woensdag 27 februari 2008

Valencia 2 : Oroz in break, Gorka 9th

Today the riders got another hilly stage with 5 mountains of third category in the Tour of Valenciana. For Euskaltel it was Juan Jose Oroz who defended the orange colors. He was in the early breakaway with two others and they stayed in front until 8 kilometres before the finish. In the sprint with a small peloton Gorka Verdugo placed himself once again good with an 9th place. He's now third in the general ranks. Also Ruben Perez placed himself good with an 11th place.

1 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram 4.31.22 (39.356 km/h)
2 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre ST
3 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis ST
9. Gorka Verdugo ST
11. Ruben Perez ST
41. Haimar Zubeldia ST
49. Markel Irizar +0:08
89. Alan Perez +0:13
118. Juan Jose Oroz +5:06
126. Andoni Lafuente +6.22
131. Beñat Albizuri +9:39

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