Pezcyclingnews: Vuelta’15 St.17: Dumoulin Dominates In Burgos!


Jan 3, 2005
Race Report: On a Burgos time test parcours for the big, strong men it was Netherlands Giant, Tom Dumoulin who was biggest and strongest to take the stage by a minute plus from Tinkoff-Saxos Pole, Maciej Bodnar; the Dutchman also grabbed the red jersey of leadership from home boy Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha).Rodriguez was eaten alive by the Dutchman, dropping three minutes plus – but on GC hes still only @ 1:15, too little to right the wee man off. And more menacingly, Astanas former race leader Sardinian Fabio Aru is only a scant three seconds back on GC.Maciej The Bison Bodnar (Tinkoff-Saxo & Poland) was leader as the Bigs mounted the start ramp, stage right its all that good grass from the Polish Plains that makes Bodnar so strong. Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R-La Mondiale & Italy) drops off the ramp, if only he didnt look like a factory worker pedalling off to start the back shift.Alejandro Valverde (Movistar & Spain) is a former Spanish Time Trial Champion and next to go in the race of truth he should hold his own. Louis Meintjes (MTN-Qhubeka & RSA) is too light to be a chronoman but what cannot be cured must be endured as the skinny man heads off in forlorn pursuit of Valverde. Nairo Quintana (Movistar & Colombia) will be hoping for no repetition of last years Vuelta Time Trial where he did his stunt man act, bouncing down the Iberian tar like a rag doll on a bend.Dani Moreno (Katusha &...

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