2009 Vuelta a España Stage 8: Alzira - Alto de Aitana, 203km

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  1. steve

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    Vuelta a España Stage 8: Alzira - Alto de Aitana, 203km

     
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    So far this a stage without any attack and there is only 5km left. I was expecting something more from this stage....
     
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    Nice attack by Cunego at the end. This stage was about as boring as the first mountain stage (Arcalis) of this year's TDF.
     
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    This climb wasn't exactly the best one for fireworks. It's long, but modestly steep. Tempo ride is the way to do it. Caisse tried that, but didn't achieve what they planned. When Szmyd took it over - that was more like it. And Cunego's attack was right thing to do. I think no one wanted to follow him rather than they couldn't, although it was really powerful acceleration. And when we least expect from Cunego - he surprises us.
     
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    top 20 Results - Stage 8
    1 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC 6:04:54
    2 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis 0:00:33
    3 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:36
    4 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 0:00:44
    5 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
    6 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
    7 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:50
    8 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas
    9 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
    10 Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
    11 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream
    12 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC
    13 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil 0:01:10
    14 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream 0:01:29
    15 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana 0:01:32
    16 Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:01:33
    17 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 0:01:50
    18 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana
    19 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil
    20 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgIg-9Ju--k"]YouTube - Vuelta a España 2009 - Stage 8 - Climb Alto de Aitana (4/4) - Final kilometers[/ame]
     
  7. No_Positives

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    Anyone nicknamed "The Little Prince" should retire immediately to avoid further embarrassment. Cunego is lucky that he blows so bad, or else someone would have cared about his attack and chased him down.
     
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    well, troduc could have chased him down, right? but then he rarely rides against europeans after july, so we'll just have to enjoy this gt without him.
     
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