Monday, August 22, 2011

Vuelta stage 3

After today's stage three it's still a case of so far, so good for Antón and co. Accompanied by Verdugo and Nieve, Antón made it into the main group of favourites - counting 43 riders - that finished up 1:43 down on breakaway winner Lastras. Not in that group was Menchov, Karpets and Kruijswijk. The trio went on to lose 1:23 by stage's end and thus face a massive task of getting back into contention. Martínez and Oroz finished inside that group at 3:06, while Isasi was 124th at 7:28, Azanza and Cazaux 141st and 142nd at 8:57, and Txurruka, seemingly not back into top shape just yet, ended up a full 12:50 back. All in all though a good day for the team as one of the main contenders for the crown seems to be out of it already. On tap for tomorrow is the first summit finish of the race at Sierra Nevada. Antón might look to make his mark on the mighty 23,5km ascent and, as he told Cyclingnews earlier this month, significant gaps between the main GC riders are likely to be the outcome.


azanca02 said...

Tomorrow will be Epic!!! (Hopefully in a good way)

Stephen said...

Pity about Txurruka's seemingly poor form, hopefully he will pick up as the race progresses, the guy has had no luck at all for the past few years.

I'm not expecting fireworks from the boys today, I guess Anton/Neive will play it cool and mark thier rivals, taking time where they can but being sensible. It's too early in the tour for heroics and really don't think they would fancy defending a lead for this amount of time.

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