donderdag 15 mei 2008

Giro 6 : Alan Perez close to victory

It was a great day for Euskaltel in the Giro today, thanx to Alan Perez. At kilometre 47 a group of 12 left, among them Alan Perez. Their maximum advantage was 16 minutes and the peloton didn't really want to make an effort so they battled it out for the victory. At 11 kilometres to go Priamo sprinted away and only Alan could follow him and together they went to the sprint. In the sprint Priama attacked at 200 metres to go and sadly enough Alan couldn't follow and had to leave the victory. Giovanni Visconti took the Maglia Rosa, Alan is now 4th.

Alan said after the race "I'm very happy that I battled for the victory in a race like the Giro, it was the first time in my pro carreer. Of course it's a bit sour because I just missed the victory. Altough my good general rank now, my main job here is to work for Koldo.

Results
1 Matteo Priamo (Ita) CSF Group Navigare 5.24.49
2 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi + 0.08
3 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems +0.27
...
60. Markel Irizar +11:34
84. Dionisio Galparsoro +11:57
89. Lander Aperribay +11:57
100. Ivan Velasco +11:57
133. Iñigo Landaluze +12:42
146. Aitor Galdos +13:15
147. Koldo Fernandez +13:15
148. Josu Agirre +13:15

General Rank
1 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step 27.14.04
2 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner
3 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni +1.22
...
4. Alan Perez +4:42
79. Markel Irizar +13:18
89. Ivan Velasco +17:18
104. Iñigo Landaluze +22:16
105. Dionisio Galparsoro +22:19
147. Koldo Fernandez +36:06
162. Josu Agirre +41:50
166. Aitor Galdos +42:23
174. Lander Aperribay +47:14

2 opmerkingen:

arnout zei

My heartrate was 200 for the final kilometer :P

Good riding, unluckily he could not win, but that happens. I am very happy that he really fought for it and was the only one that could join Priamo. I see Euskaltelriders in breaks much, but many times they follow attackson the wrong moments, blowing up al their energy. It was a good day finally :)

Lizzard4567 zei

Yeah, hopefully one of them can bring a break to a good end, that would be great !!