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August 20/12 15:14 pm - Vuelta a Espana - Stage 3


Posted by Editoress on 08/20/12
 

Top four emerge at Arrate, Valverde takes the lead

Rollin in break

Alejandro Valverde took over the lead of the 67th Vuelta a España from his team-mate Jonathan Castroviejo by winning the third stage, from Faustino V to Eibar. The top four GC contenders emerged on the climb of Arrate with Valverde, Joaquim Rodriguez and Chris Froome being the only riders able to follow the five attacks launched by race favourite Alberto Contador. The battle for time bonus' went in favour of Froome over Contador this time as the Brittook four seconds for finishing third while the Spaniard remained empty handed after arriving in fourth place.

Contador, however, knows his adversaries better after the 5.5 kilometres of climbing to Arrate. John Gadret (AG2R-La Mondiale), Maxime Monfort (RadioShack-Nissan), Thomas de Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Denis Menchov (Katusha) have shown their limits. On the other hand, Igor Anton (Euskaltel), Nicolas Roche (AG2R-La Mondiale), Eros Capecchi (Liquigas-Cannondale), Daniel Moreno (Katusha), Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp),
Robert Gesink and Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) got confirmation that they can fight for the top ten overall.

The revelation of the day was the Colombian rookie Winner Anacona (Lampre-ISD) who finished with the challengers, only six seconds behind Valverde. Eight riders formed the breakaway of the day with a maximum lead of 4.20: Sergio Carrasco (Andalucia), Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Dominique Rollin (FDJ-BigMat), Nico Sijmens (Cofdis), Andrey Zeits (Astana), Christophe Riblon (AG2R-La Mondiale), Markel Irizar (RadioShack-Nissan) and Pim Lightart (Vacnasoleil-DCM) who passed the first three climbs ahead of his companions and therefore took the polka dot jersey in Eibar. Basque fans gave a warm welcome to the Vuelta and enjoyed a very exciting race.

Stage 3: Faustino V to Eibar (Arrate), 155.3 km.
1 Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team 3:49:37
2 Joaquin Rodriguez (Esp) Katusha Team
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling
4 Alberto Contador (Esp) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank all s.t.
5 Daniel Moreno (Esp) Katusha Team 0:06
6 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
7 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
8 Benat Intxausti (Esp) Movistar Team
9 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp
10 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
11 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
12 Igor Anton (Esp) Euskaltel - Euskadi
13 Winner Anacona (Col) Lampre - ISD
14 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Sky Procycling all s.t.
15 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:27
16 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:47
17 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD
18 Gorka Verdugo (Esp) Euskaltel - Euskadi
19 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Sky Procycling all s.t.
20 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 0:50
 
155 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 10:04
 
GC
1 Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team 8:46:56
2 Benat Intxausti (Esp) Movistar Team at 0:18
3 Joaquin Rodriguez (Esp) Katusha Team 0:19
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:20
5 Alberto Contador (Esp) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:24
6 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:28
7 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team s.t.
8 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:30
9 Daniel Moreno (Esp) Katusha Team 0:33
10 Igor Anton (Esp) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:46
11 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:52
12 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:59
13 Juan Jose Cobo (Esp) Movistar Team 1:06
14 Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Sky Procycling 1:11
15 Winner Anacona (Col) Lampre - ISD 1:12
16 Steve Morabito (Sui) BMC Racing Team
17 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team both s.t.
18 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 1:14
19 Daniel Navarro (Esp) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 1:16
20 Gorka Verdugo  (Esp) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:27
 
171 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 13:35

 


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