Monday, July 14, 2008

No success at home

It was an okay day for the team today in the Pyrenees. Mikel did well to claim 14th on the steep climbs of the Hautacam, while Samu finished right behind in 16th place. This leaves the pair in 11th and 13th respectively. Amets did well to come home 33rd, while Haimar decided to chill out and lose more time to the leaders. Not a bad choice, as he might be given freedom to attack later on in the Alps. Gorka continued to struggle due to his injuries sustained yesterday. He came in with the gruppetto. Except from that, not much to write about. Results:

  • 14th, Mikel Astarloza, 3:58
  • 16th, Samuel Sánchez, 5:22
  • 33rd, Amets Txurruka, 10:39
  • 67th, Egoi Martínez, 24:28
  • 71st, Haimar Zubeldia, s.t.
  • 73rd, Rubén Pérez, s.t.
  • 94th, Juan José Oroz, s.t.
  • 111th, Iñaki Isasi, 33:14
  • 144th, Gorka Verdugo, s.t.


  • 11th, Mikel Astarloza, 3:51
  • 13th, Samuel Sánchez, 4:26
  • 46th, Haimar Zubeldia, 33:52
  • 67th, Egoi Martínez, 49:42
  • 78th, Amets Txurruka, 57:33
  • 84th, Gorka Verdugo, 1:05:55
  • 108th, Rubén Pérez, 1:16:22
  • 109th, Iñaki Isasi, 1:16:30
  • 110th, Juan José Oroz, 1:16:44

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Of course no one can be too happy about yesterday's performance but there's something good to gave us a bit of hope for the remaining of the Tour.
Mikel is absolutely consistent and regular and he always did better in the Alps.
Samu was a bit disappointing in the Tourmalet but what he did at Hautacam give him and the whole of Euskadi a lift; he was very good, losing almost nothing from the Evans and Menchov group and doing better than Cunego and Valvere...and in the 3rd week usually Samu is at his best so...


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