zaterdag 10 mei 2008

Giro 1 : TTT : Euskaltel 20th

Today at 15.30 the Giro d'Italia 2008 has begun with a team time trial. Milram opened the fight but it was the russian-italian Tinkoff team that set the first good time of 27:05. Super favourite Slipstream with specialists like Millar, Zabriskie and Backstedt smashed that team with a 26:31. Barloworld, CSC, High Road and Liquigas came all in within 15 seconds but they all had to let the time of Slipstream go in the second part. Also the teams of the favourites Klöden and Di Luca couldn't beat the time, they lost 28 and 29 seconds. Christian Vandevelde was the first Slipstream rider to cross the line so he got the pink jersey.

Euskaltel started at 16.20. Of course the team time trial never has been a favourite of Euskaltel and they became 20th on 22 teams with a time of 27:49. They came in with 8 men, only Lander had to drop out.

Tomorrow we will get a small classic race, so it will be hard for the sprinters teams to control the race. Someone with a good end jump will have a good chance. Maybe Landaluze or Dioni

1 Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30 26.32 (53.366 km/h)
2 Team CSC +0.06
3 High Road +0.07
20. Euskaltel-Euskadi +1:17

General Rank
1 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle 26.32
2 David Zabriskie (USA) Slipstream Chipotle
3 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle
142. Aitor Galdos +1:17
143. Markel Irizar +1:17
144. Koldo Fernandez +1:17
145. Alan Perez +1:17
146. Ivan Velasco +1:17
147. Dionisio Galparsoro +1:17
156. Josu Agirre +1:19
160. Iñigo Landaluze +1:22
174. Lander Aperribay +2:12

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Koldo Fernández
«Lo ideal es correr trece etapas, ganar alguna y luego retirarme para ir al Tour»