woensdag 23 april 2008

Fleche Wallonne : Galdos 13th

Just like in the Amstel Gold Race it was Aitor Galdos who surprised us with a great performance in the end ranking of a strong up-hill classic. But this time it was much better than in the Amstel. He became 13th among some of the best climbers and one-day racers in the world like Evans, Cunego and Valverde. Although it was Mikel who came as the first on of the bunch over the last kilometre mark, he started his sprint too early and fell back, he became 15th. Aitor on the other hand waited untill the final metres to get a good spot. It was Kim Kirchen who was the strongest on the last climb in Huy and won his first big classic.
Egoi Martinez fell with 60 kilometres to go, together with Sastre and Lopez Garcia, but he managed to get back and place himself on a 36th place. Javier Aramendia and Ruben Perez didn't finish the race.
1. Kim Kirchen High Road 4:35:29
2. Cadel Evans Silence-Lotto +0:01
3. Damiano Cunego Lampre +0:02
13. Aitor Galdos +0:20
15. Mikel Astarloza +0:24
36. Egoi Martinez +1:12
93. Jorge Azanza +6:35
104. IƱaki Isasi +7:26
105. Juan Jose Oroz +7:38

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