zaterdag 17 mei 2008

Giro 7 : Aitor Galdos out

It was a quiet and unlucky day for Euskaltel in the seventh stage of the Giro. Early in the race Irizar and Landaluze tried to get in the right break, but that didn't work out. The break of the day was for Balliani, Horrach, Sella, Spilak, Cardenas, Bosisio and Kiryienka. After some mountains only Bosisio, Cardenas, Sella and Kiryienka stayed together and they battled it out for the victory. Cardenas couldn't follow and Sella had a flat tire so Bosisio took his chance and flew away and he was able to stay away and win the stage. Among the favourites Di Luca was the strongest, he came in 5th in front of Ricco, Piepoli and Contador.

Bad news for Euskaltes. As I already expected Aitor Galdos left the race because he didn't have the right condition anymore after the northern classic.

Tomorrow we will get another stage for riders that have the right punch like Rebellin, Bettini and Ricco. But it can also be an opportunity for a break like we have seen the last three stages.

1 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan 4.45.05 (37.041km/h)
2 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems +0.46
3 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare +1.02
55. Alan Perez +10:14
57. Ivan Velasco +10:14
107. Markel Irizar +24:29
110. Iñigo Landaluze +24:29
126. Koldo Fernandez +28:11
129. Lander Aperribay +28:11
130. Josu Agirre +28:11
161. Dionisio Galparsoro +28:11
DNF Aitor Galdos

General Rank
1 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step 32.03.01
2 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner +0.09
3 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan +5.43
48. Alan Perez +11:04
69. Ivan Velasco +23:40
88. Markel Irizar +33:55
106. Iñigo Landaluze +42:35
116. Dionisio Galparsoro +46:38
152. Koldo Fernandez +1:00:25
163. Josu Agirre +1:06:09
173. Lander Aperribay +1:11:33

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