Saturday, March 23, 2013

Astarloza of old goes close in Catalonia















Mikel Astarloza put on a performance reminiscent of the good old days when he went within a few clicks of triumph on day six of the Volta a Catalunya.

The sixth and penultimate stage, taking the riders 178,7 kilometres from Almacelles to Valls, eventually ended in a medium-sized bunch sprint from which Orica-GreenEdge's Simon Gerrans proved to be the fastest. The versatile antipodean just about pipped Gianni Meersman of Omega Pharma-Quick Step, already a two-time stage winner in this race, and Ag2r's wily Frenchman Samuel Dumoulin to the line at the end of a hilly day of racing.

Just prior to that, though, Astarloza, who'd formed part of the day's main break that formed over halfway through the stage, had attacked his breakaway companions inside the last four kilometres. With the group just about to be reeled in by a hard-chasing peloton, the Euskaltel veteran gave it one last go with a burst of acceleration that briefly took him clear of the pack. It wasn't to be, though, and he eventually had to settle for a mid-pack finish.

The team's climbing trio, consisting of Igor Antón, Mikel Landa and Mikel Nieve, all finished inside the top 35 and maintained their overall placings going into Sunday's concluding stage.

Results (full results here):
  • (1, Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge), 3:55:46)
  • 31, Igor Antón, 0:05
  • 34, Mikel Landa, s.t.
  • 35, Mikel Nieve, 0:10
  • 65, Mikel Astarloza, 0:56
  • 76, Juan José Oroz, 1:28
  • 112, Ricardo Mestre, 6:15
Photo: Euskaltel Euskadi

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

DOWNLIGHT Pictures (20) ccia (Mario Prada's granddaughter) and then[url=http://www.jppradabagsstore.webstarts.com/#234535][b]プラダ トート デニム[/b][/url]
with the well off extra products go through Patrizio Bertelli established a vocation partnership. 1970s way circles environmental changes,[url=http://www.jppradabagsstore.webstarts.com/#234554][b]プラダ 店舗[/b][/url]
Prada coming the preparing to of bankruptcy. 1978 Miuccia her spouse, Patrizio · Bertelli simple receiver Prada and http://www.jppradaoutlet2013.com led Prada road to a fresh milestone. Miuccia served as the Prada chief architect, with the aid her inclination of model flair constantly sorting out of the key of impugn and innovation.[url=http://www.jppradabagsstore.webstarts.com/#234559][b]PRADA プラダ デニム[/b][/url]
Patrizio · Bertelli, a inventive entrepreneur, not purely established a Prada worldwide upshot assignment channels as articulately as the concretion building approach, also skilfully Prada historic identify concept and current advanced technology in the service of the fulfilled combination.
 
Miuccia took across the occasion,http://jppradabagsstore.webstarts.com Prada is notwithstanding a undersized brand popular in Europe.[url=http://www.jppradabagsstore.webstarts.com/#234557][b]PRADA[/b][/url]
The intergenerational offspring without some innovation and breakthroughs, it is undemanding to decline. Miuccia looking on varied different materials and traditional leather, after multiple attempts, from the Broadcast Strength parachute bodily organize in nylon structure, lightweight, indestructible cellar, then, "black nylon portmanteau" a gun and red.

Anonymous said...

January 17, 2013, Lijiang - Gucci watches [url=http://japanpradaoutlet.jounin.jp/][b]グッチ アウトレット[/b][/url]
jewelry pass in the [url=http://bestshopping.ashigaru.jp/][b]グッチ バッグ[/b][/url]
Chinese flicks star, environmental bulwark enthusiasts Pauperism Li [url=http://hm3sinceone.f.a-pure.info][b]グッチ キーケース[/b][/url]
Bingbing, launched a gala responsibility of [url=http://japanpradaoutlet.jounin.jp/][b]グッチ トートバッグ[/b][/url]
the Bamboo watches and jewelry series.The highlight of the series is the take advantage of of bamboo, palm tree nuts or vegetable ivory[url=http://bestshopping.ashigaru.jp/][b]グッチ 長財布[/b][/url]
sustainable immunity consumption of[url=http://hm3sinceone.f.a-pure.info][b]グッチ トートバッグ[/b][/url]
renewable materials. Bamboo Unconventional has been [url=http://japanpradaoutlet.jounin.jp/][b]グッチ 長財布[/b][/url]
officially released in China. Currently, Gucci watches jewelry China supports a city reforestation projects. These environmental actions illustrate[url=http://bestshopping.ashigaru.jp/][b]グッチ トートバッグ[/b][/url]
Gucci's persevering commitment to sustainable circumstance and responsibility.[url=http://hm3sinceone.f.a-pure.info][b]グッチ 財布[/b][/url]
The support of townsman reforestation project is a large-scale [url=http://62244.z.5idc.org][b]グッチ キーケース[/b][/url]
programs, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Quarter is designed to assistant revive ecosystems.[url=http://62244.z.5idc.org][b]グッチ トートバッグ[/b][/url]
Here is the Chinese ecological ruin of the most pensive personal of the regions, breezy ambiance pro the accrument of acreage and deforestation behavior is becoming increasingly grave, resulting in a robust region of ??soil chafing, desertification event intensified, fertile pollute pass on contain to be increasingly marginal.

 

web site counter
ISP Internet Providers