Sunday, September 07, 2008

Time trial delight

Euskaltel placed 3(!) riders inside the top 30 in yesterday's closing ITT in the Deutchland Tour. Aitor H did very well to place 14th. He did well in the prologue as well; he's developing into a good time triallist. He's been doing a lot of good time trials the last years in fact, so well done to him. Markel looks to be getting back to form, placing 17th, while Haimar did okay to claim 29th, though he dropped to 11th overall. The rest of the guys did okay, nothing spectacular: Iñaki was 68th, Jorge 85th, Lander 87th, Juanjo 95th and Jon ended up 110th. That makes for the following final GC:

  • 11th, Haimar Zubeldia, 5:15
  • 27th, Iñaki Isasi, 11:50
  • 29th, Jorge Azanza, 12:33
  • 34th, Markel Irizar, 15:24
  • 40th, Juan José Oroz, 18:10
  • 74th, Aitor Hernández, 41:59
  • 95th, Jon Bru, 54:25
  • 96th, Lander Aperribay, 54:29

Five riders inside the top 40 overall in a race as tough as the D-Tour is no mean feat. Iñaki has really taken big steps as a climber, though that sadly seems to have had an effect on his sprinting. Anyway, the same 8 riders will take on the one-cay classic Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg today, so check back later to find out how they did.

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