maandag 12 mei 2008

Giro 3 : Koldo 6th

The first sprinters stage was on the schedule in the Giro today and it became the classical pattern. A break got away, this time with Roy (again), Buffaz, Seeldraeyers, Brutt, Chiarini and Jurco. In the peloton the tempo was made by Liquigas but there were a lot of crashes. Among the victims there were Ricco, McGee (who gave up) and also Landaluze and Velasco. I don't have news about if they are ok yet. At 30 kilometres before the finish the group was reeled back in. Some riders tried to attack but no one could escape from the raging peloton.

At 5 kilometres before the finish Koldo was in a good position but he got caught in and couldn't sprint for the victory. The win was for Daniele Bennati who beat Zabel and Hondo. Koldo became 6th with a great end jump, I saw potential for the further race !

Tomorrow we will get another sprint chance, so maybe Koldo will take this opportunity and make us proud.

1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 5.37.01 (39.523 km/h)
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Milram
3 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni
6. Koldo Fernandez ST
32. Markel Irizar ST
113. Dionisio Galparsoro ST
120. Iñigo Landaluze ST
121. Alan Perez ST
140. Josu Agirre +0:26
147. Lander Aperribay +0:47
150. Aitor Galdos +0:49
175. Ivan Velasco +5:19

General Rank
1 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 11.52.17
2 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle +0.01
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes +0.07
69. Alan Perez +2:02
78. Markel Irizar +2:20
110. Iñigo Landaluze +6:50
113. Josu Agirre +7:13
114. Ivan Velasco +7:21
115. Aitor Galdos +7:34
142. Koldo Fernandez +12:09
152. Dionisio Galparsoro +12:48
164. Lander Aperribay +14:29

2 opmerkingen:

arnout zei

Yeah, his jump was marvellous. It is a pity that noone of the team (like Perez or Galdos) was helping him. He was placed really well till the last 1,5 km. After that Hayman of Rabobank was in his way in the sprint, but still he overtook lots of riders. A stage victory is certainly possible, if he learns to place himself well and more important, stay in that good position/

Lizzard4567 zei

Yep exactly what I thought !!