maandag 7 juli 2008

Tour 3 : Isasi 14th

Today the first real sprinting stage was on schedule but it didn't really go that way. Early in the race a break of four with Feillu, Dumoulin, Frischkorn and Longo Borghini left. The peloton thought everything was under control but due to the wind the four stayed away. In the last kilometre it was Feillu who attacked, but Dumoulin managed to get him back and win the stage. In the peloton Quick Step made the pace and due to the speed the peloto broke. Luckily in the first group you could see a lot of orange of Euskaltel so everything was fine. Less happy were Menchov, Ricco and Kreuziger because they lost some valuable time in the second group. First Euskaltel to finish was Isasi on a 14th place.

The yellow jersey is now in the hands of Romain Feillu. Mikel is 17th, Samuel 18th and Haimar 33th. With tomorrows time trial the general rank will once again change and we will get to see who are the real favourites. Hopefully the Big Basque Three will be among them.

1 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone 5.05.27
2 William Frischkorn (USA) Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30
3 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel
14. Iñaki Isasi +2:03
31. Mikel Astarloza +2:03
32. Ruben Perez +2:03
37. Samuel Sanchez +2:03
52. Egoi Martinez +2:03
54. Haimar Zubeldi+2:03
63. Juan Jose Oroz +2:03
111. Gorka Verdugo +2:41
159. Amets Txurruka +4:55

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