zondag 18 mei 2008

Giro 8 : Quiet day for Euskaltel

Once again there was a little climb at the end of the stage in the Giro and once again it caused a spectacle. The break of the day was formed by Spezialetti, Perget, Nardello, Hansen and Baliani but in the bunch a high speed was set so they never had a chance of a big advantage. In the peloton there was a crash at kilometre 86 with Alberto Contador and Lander Aperribay and if you look good at the picture you can see another Euskaltel rider laying but they don't mention him anywhere. Luckily all continued the race.

At 15 kilometres the bunch almost had the break reeled back in, so Hansen decided to try it on his one. He attacked and managed to stay away until 2 kilometres before the finish. On the last climb the big guns appear in front. Di Luca came back from far behind, he attacked but Ricco was stronger and outsprinted him. Bettini tried to beet him but he once again wasn't fast enough.

The next stage will be another one for the sprinters.

1 Riccardo Riccò (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott 4.41.05 (44.613 km/h)
2 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step
3 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner
59. Ivan Velasco +0:51
63. Markel Irizar +1:14
120. Alan Perez +3:55
123. Dionisio Galparsoro +3:55
125. Koldo Fernandez +3:55
143. Iñigo Landaluze +5:19
155. Lander Aperribay +8:49
156. Josu Agirre +8:49

General Rank
1 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step 36.44.06
2 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner +0.34
3 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes +5.53
53. Alan Perez +14:59
66. Ivan Velasco +24:31
84. Markel Irizar +35:09
109. Iñigo Landaluze +48:12
116. Dionisio Galparsoro +50:33
148. Koldo Fernandez +1:04:20
166. Josu Agirre +1:14:58
173. Lander Aperribay +1:20:22

2 opmerkingen:

Anoniem zei

Yes, a quiet day for Euskaltel Euskadi. I think it's a good think, not doing too much yesterday to be weel today. It should be a sprint on this stage 9, so the team will have a lot of work to protect and then to place Koldo Fernandez.
I hope he will win today...

(Fabrice from http://euskaltel.euskadi.free.fr (French Euskaltel-Euskadi Fan-club)

Lizzard4567 zei

Yeah hopefully Koldo can win !!

Cool didn't know there was an Euskaltel fan club !