Sunday, October 14, 2007

Euskaltel gone missing in Paris-Tours

It was a poor showing from Euskaltel in Paris-Tours today. The team were all but protagonists, being invisible in the pack all day long, and got a 29th place as the best result. It was disappointing given the strong line-up and, the two biggest hopes for success, Samu and Koldo, both pulled out. Iñaki was 29th, while Alán was 39th and Igor grabbed 41st, all in with the main pack. This ensured Euskaltel got 11th in the team ranks, and is still ranked 13th overall with one race left to go. The only other Euskaltel representative to finish the race was Juanjo, who came in 97th, 48 seconds down. The race saw two big breaks go clear early on, but Euskaltel were nowhere to be seen in either of them. The whole team kept a surprisingly low profile, perhaps keeping something in reserver for the season-ending Giro di Lombardia next week.


Arnout said...

Why did Samuel pull out?

It had nothing to do with an injury I hope?

Magnus said...

Nope, he was just not feeling all that great..


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