Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Pérez at it again

Twice already a "winner" of the "most kilometres spent in breakaways"-competition at the Tour, Rubén Pérez is at it again. Today he spent the majority of the 198km stage to Redon up ahead alongside strong quartet Delage, Gutierrez, Terpstra and Bouet. The break was naturally doomed from the off as there was no way the sprinters' teams were going to let this opportunity for a stage win slip away, but still it was a worthwhile outing I reckon. Farrar grabbed a richly-deserved win at the line and, as predicted, no Euskaltel riders attempted to mix it up. None of the riders lost any time though, and Samu was expertly taken care of and protected by his team-mates when the wind caused havoc inside the peloton at that picturesque bridge in Saint-Nazaire, so all in all a good day for the team. Tomorrow's finishing climb might be too short and shallow for Samu, but expect nonetheless to see him figure prominently at the front end of the pack.

1 comment:

Kristof said...

Ruben is always good for publicity. Today is a very interesting day for a break away to last, hoping for some orange in the front of the race.


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