zondag 2 maart 2008

Valenciana 5 : Ruben 5th, Gorka 5th in General

The last stage of the Vuelta a la Comunitat Valenciana was one for the sprinters and it seems like Ruben Perez is now one of them because he placed himself 5th after the big names Petacchi, Zabel, Napolitano and Chicchi. Also Beñat Albizuri was active today. He got into the good break but with 4 kilometres to go the peloton chased them down. Gorka maintained his good position in the general rank, he became 5th.

I think we have got a good week from Euskaltel with a really good Gorka and some strong attacks. Maybe one small low point, I had expected a bit more from Haimar but he probably saves his good condition up for something bigger.

Results
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Team Milram 3.12.54 (46,470 km/h)
2 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre ST
3 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas ST
...
5. Ruben Perez ST
30. Gorka Verdugo ST
39. Alan Perez ST
44. Markel Irizar ST
52. Haimar Zubeldia ST
53. Juan Jose Oroz ST
85. Andoni Lafuente ST
124. Beñat Albizuru +1:07

General Rank
1 Rubén Plaza (Spa) Benfica 19.54.49
2 Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis - Murcia +0.05
3 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Bouygues Telecom +0.21
...
5. Gorka Verdugo +0:31
28. Haimar Zubeldia +2:54
31. Ruben Perez +4:27
45. Markel Irizar +13:04
65. Ruben Perez +24:51
83. Alan Perez +30:51
120. Andoni Lafuente +48:12
125. Beñat Albizuri +50:40

1 opmerking:

filomeno2006 zei

El benfiquista Rubén Plaza, vencedor