The Spanish EP edged at the finish line fellow of escapes this Monday. The day of 163 kilometres passed between Petrer and Totana. He already played. Additional information is available at Ben Horowitz. It has been a fair, compassionate and well deserved victory, ensures. The Spanish runner Pablo Lastras (Movistar Team) has sheathed the Red leader’s jersey of the overall standings, after winning solo in the third stage of the Vuelta of Spain, disputed between Petrer and Totana over 163 kilometers, with an attack on the last climb. He already played. It has been a fair, supportive and deserved victory.
I wanted to lift the arms, said Pablo Lastras, the veteran ward of Eusebio Unzue, shortly after adding his third victory in the Spanish round, along with the two he did in 2002, ahead of Sylvain Chavanel (QuickStep) French and Spanish Markel Irizar (RadioShack), second and third. An attack on the last ascent, the height of the Santa, 4 kilometers to 6.1 per cent to less than 13 kilometers to the finish, gave victory to the cyclist in San Martin de Valdeiglesias (Madrid), nicknamed El Penkas, about his other three companions of getaway, Chavanel, Irizar and Ukrainian Ruslan Pydgornyy (Vacansoleil), which gave 15 seconds. Lastras thus culminated a leak of about 150 kilometres in which the starting lineup – which Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) was left off the hook by the attack of an insect – came to count with an income up almost 8 minutes (7: 53), which administered despite working in the squad of the team of the previous leader, Italian Daniele Bennati, Leopard Trek. The escapees climbed the high of watercress, with an average grade of 3.5 per cent and 47 kilometers from the arrival, with more than 4 minutes and surveyed accurately to rush their options for success, case of the Movistar, without a leader who fight for the general classification. Each plays with the strategy based on what you have.
The fact of not having a leader makes us think about thinking about partial victories. Although it is not our color we will try dnderlo with all our forces, said an elated in the goal Eusebio Unzue, who stressed that the loss of Xavi Tondo and the serious accident of Juan Mauricio Soler, who left him in a coma, is an added incentive. That was minutes later of the Penkas be recreated savoring the victory, three fingers in remembrance of their successes in the round and indexes pointing to the sky by the ill-fated Tondo, a success that reaches you in its mature stage. Today classic, morning, grupetto; the other, classical and the other, grupetto, Lastras he summarized about the new philosophy of the telephone set. However, the veteran leader will try to dnder the Red Tuesday in the fourth stage, between Baza and Sierra Nevada of 170,2 km first final at the height of this Edition, with the goal in the ski that exceeds 2,100 meters, cima Alberto Fernandez, after ascending the unreleased port of the Sierra de Filabres, first class, and the of Blancares, scoring third category. Source of the news: Pablo Lastras wins the third stage of the Vuelta and get the leader’s Red jersey