Pezcyclingnews: Vuelta’15 St.3: Sagan Simply Superb!


Jan 3, 2005
Race Report: On a day that saw continuing fall-out from yesterdays crash and subsequent expulsions it was a refreshing change to get back to the usual early break and sprinters finish at the seaside town of Mlaga. The day belonged to the man who has tried and tried again to get a Grand Tour stage win this year and today he judged it to perfection: Apa Peter!Best Tour of the Year!Were three days into this years third Grand Tour of the season and already La Vuelta is again proving to be the tour of the year! A major crash 30km from the finish of Stage 2 saw BMCs Marcus Burghardt crash heavily and this morning it was announced that he wouldnt start, suffering from a severely swollen knee. Bad news for BMC but worse for Astana as the implications of Nibalis sticky bottle situation began to sink in… kicked off the race for taking a blatant free ride from the team car! And his DS kicked off with him and the team down to one car for a couple of days. Team manager Martinelli gets to stay even though he was in the car at the time of the incident. He tried to justify what happened by saying that this kind of thing happens all the time but that was the same argument used to make doping acceptable in the past. Good to see the Vuelta organizers sticking to the rules. For his part Nibali has apologized but says he...

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