vrijdag 23 januari 2009

Monotony in Australia

It was the same old same in the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under. There was a break with an Euskaltel rider in it, this time Andoni Lafuente. He of course attacked because he wanted to steal the mountains jersey from Markel Irizar. And so he did, he took 8 points on the only climb of the day and is back in his white jersey. Of course they were reeled back in with 20 kilometres to go. In the sprint the orange 'sprinters' weren't really motivated, Iñaki ended up on a 27th spot.

Results
1. Allan Davis Quick Step 3:29:35
2. Graeme Brown Rabobank ST
3. José Joaquin Rojas Caisse d'Epargne ST
...
27. Iñaki Isasi ST
33. Markel Irizar ST
76. Josu Agirre +0:47
115. Sergio De Lis +8:43
116. Aitor Hernandez +8:43
117. Pablo Urtasun +8:43
118. Andoni Lafuente +8:43

General Classification
1. Allan Davis Quick Step 14:16:36
2. Graeme Brown Rabobank +0:04
3. Stuart O'Grady Team Saxo Bank +0:37
...
21. Markel Irizar +0:37
60. Iñaki Isasi +22:23
74. Josu Agirre +23:15
105. Aitor Hernandez +31:11
120. Andoni Lafuente +48:52
122. Sergio De Lis +49:02
123. Pablo Urtasun +49:02