Every little counts...
Another great finish. Almost Asta, definitely Valverde. CSC always in shape, all of the time for 3rd and 4th.
You call that a hill?euro-trash said:That's the understatement of a lifetime.
francois said:1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears 4.42.45 (42.865 km/h)
2 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
3 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team CSC
4 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
5 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) T-Mobile Team 0.03
Heh heh...atpjunkie said:was I the only one who noticed Boogered again glued to Bettini's wheel?
I'm sure Boogered knows the musculature of the back of Paolo's legs and a$$ probably better than Mrs Bettini.cadence90 said:Heh heh...
I would think Bogart would be completely fluent in Italian, after all these years of locking on, but I doubt il Grillo has much to say to him....
I definately think this is up to interpretation. I'd consider today bigger than a tour stage (even a mountain one), but I can certainly understand those that differ. The mountain stage probably showed more of his talent, meaning he confirmed he can climb well enough to be a threat in a grand tour someday, but in prestige, I would say today is bigger (but I'm biased to the classics).mquetel said:they called this Valverde's biggest career win, so far? I would have thought that a mountain top stage win in the Tour would be considered more valuable... I guess it all depends on what you consider biggest.
In an interview yesterday Alejandro said the Tour stage was bigger, so it was the reporter's spin not his. Also said he was now really motivated for Liege.mquetel said:Great race, very exciting last 20km or so... and I am really pleased about the coverage we are getting from cycling.tv
On a related note, did anyone notice the race wrap up on cyclingnews.com where they called this Valverde's biggest career win, so far? I would have thought that a mountain top stage win in the Tour would be considered more valuable... I guess it all depends on what you consider biggest.