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View Poll Results: Who will win?

Angel Casero 0 0%
Dario Frigo 0 0%
Aitor Gonzalez 1 11.11%
Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano 3 33.33%
Roberto Heras 2 22.22%
Francisco Mancebo 0 0%
Juan Miguel Mercado 1 11.11%
David Millar 0 0%
Oscar Sevilla 1 11.11%
Someone Else 1 11.11%
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Old Sep 10th, 2003, 07:05 PM   #1
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Cool Vuelta d'Espana

The 58th Tour of Spain started last Saturday in Gijon. The scenario of the first 10 days say a lot about this year's race. It started with a team time trial, not surprisingly won by ONCE, followed by 4 days of relatively flat tracks (stages were won by Petacchi (2), Perez and Etxebarria). Tomorrow there's a 53km time trial before heading to the Pyrenees for 3 days, where riders like Heras, Sevilla and Mancebo will have to get ahead of the rest, considering the great number of time trial kms that will be waiting for them the next 2 weeks. All of them will have to get through 2 days in the Sierra Nevada and survive a climb-time-trial on the last but one day.

So who will win this one? Aitor Gonzalez (2002 winner but so far this year nowhere near his best form), Oscar Sevilla (who lost last year's edition by a whisker), Angel Casero (2001 winner but already at a respectable distance), Roberto Heras (after his win in 2000 and his move to the Us Postal team he's never lived up to his favourite status), Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (it's time for him to make a big step forwards and finally win a 3 week race, he has a wonderful ONCE team to support him) or will one of the outsiders run away with the trophy in Madrid? Don't forget Dario Frigo and Levi Leipheimer.

As far as the sprints go, there's only one man to take into account: Alessandro Petacchi. But the peloton heads for the mountains on Friday and the question is: will he go through all the suffering knowing he's already got what he came here for? At this point he's the only man in cycling history who's won at least 2 stages in all 3 big races in one year. I think the flat stages in the last 2 weeks could be ideal for Zabel, Lombardi, Svorada or Dean.

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5th stage results:
1. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)
2. A. Edo (Spa)
3. J. Dean (Nzl)
4. E. Zabel (Ger)
5. A. Bucciero (Ita)



Overall ranking:
1. Isidro Nozal (Spa)

2. D. Etxebarria (Spa)
3. J. Rodriguez (Spa)
4. I. De Galdeano (Spa)
5. M. Serrano (Spa)



Points Classification:
1. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)

Mountain Jersey
1. Felix Cardenas (Col)

Allround
1. Isidro Nozal (Spa)
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Old Sep 10th, 2003, 07:23 PM   #2
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Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano will win as he's still full of ressources not havig to compete in giro or tour
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my heart goes to aitor, but i also think igor has the best chances..
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Maeike, thanks for starting a thread about La Vuelta a España Today they arrived to my city, and tomorrow the crono is here as well so the traffic will be a nightmare....
Winning heart says Sevilla, mind anyone but Heras
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Congrats Isidro Nozal.... you were the best in this windy city.....
Vuelta confirmed my suspicions and made traffic the worst nightmare ever today
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Wouldn't rule Isidro Nazol out to be good in the mountains too, he needs an off day or he might be one of the contenders to win the Vuelta.

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Wouldn't rule Isidro Nazol out too big good in the mountains, he needs an off day or he might be one of the contenders to win the Vuelta.
well tomorrow we'll see how well he deals with mountians as Pyrenees are coming
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Propri, when you see last year, hardly anybody expected Gonzales to win the Vuelta.
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and this year he's doing well proving last year was a fluke
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Propri, when you see last year, hardly anybody expected Gonzales to win the Vuelta.
I was happy that González won last year, however his behaviour was morally wrong, not only he didn't work for the head of the team (Sevilla was) but he managed to f*ck it up and even attack him
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Last year there were three major competitors until the last day TT, Heras, González and Sevilla.

I think everyone here wants Sevilla to win this one, but he had a fall last monday and was thinking about going home
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i hope isidro can keep it up but it'll be very hard for him..when he was ahead last monday he wasnt able to follow the rest of the breakaway on a 1st cat. climb. today is much worse and we dont know if he's recovered from yesterday.

i think someone like mercado will win today and igor will take some time back.
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6th stage results:

1º 26 NOZAL, Isidro ESP ONE 53:34
2º 41 MILLAR, David GBR COF a 1:20
3º 24 HRUSKA, Jan CZE ONE a 1:26
4º 21 GLEZ. GALDEANO, Igor ESP ONE a 1:37
5º 1 GONZALEZ, Aitor ESP FAS a 1:41


Overall ranking:
1º 26 NOZAL, Isidro ESP ONE 15:04:37
2º 21 GLEZ. GALDEANO, Igor ESP ONE a 2:27
3º 13 BELTRAN, Manuel ESP USP a 2:42


Points Classification:
1º 6 PETACCHI, Alessandro ITA FAS 50
2º 26 NOZAL, Isidro ESP ONE 47
3º 21 GLEZ. GALDEANO, Igor ESP ONE 44


Mountain Jersey
1º 102 CARDENAS, Felix COL L2C 34
2º 48 PEREZ, Luis ESP COF 25
3º 26 NOZAL, Isidro ESP ONE 20


Allround
1º 26 NOZAL, Isidro ESP ONE 6
2º 21 GLEZ. GALDEANO, Igor ESP ONE 26
3º 48 PEREZ, Luis ESP COF 27
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i hope isidro can keep it up but it'll be very hard for him..when he was ahead last monday he wasnt able to follow the rest of the breakaway on a 1st cat. climb. today is much worse and we dont know if he's recovered from yesterday.

i think someone like mercado will win today and igor will take some time back.
Karel Van N. said it differently. He said Isidro could follow, I haven't watched so I can't really say.
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and you believe karl over me

isidro had to let them go in the last km of the climb, so he was able to catch up after a bit, but he diffinitely had to let go, so today will be tough with 3 major climbs. hopefully for him the yellow jersey will help him survive.
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