Wednesday, May 21, 2008

2008 Giro - Stage 11

I'm still watching/listening to today's stage on demand. Meetings got in the way at work and PC sorta crashed on us. (Work does take priority and all when it's important.) Some humor there with ctv working and we weren't. The mountains are always enjoyable to watch. The weather today kind of bit the big one. Some of the shots showed mini floods coming down the climbs. There were many of crashes today and the pictures show the damage. Ouch. I don't recall reading anyone seriously injured in the falls but certainly some nasty aches and pains to come. Levi went down at one point but thankfully Astana's site says he is okay. C, David, and Ryder all finished with the first main group after the break. Always good to see C moving up in GC.

Popping over and watching between reading I really don't get the Bart Simpson dude in the race caravan. Anyone? Over at PC tonight there are some good laughs being had. If you don't read our fun, you should stop over. Good group and some good laughs. On a funny note pointed out by one of the guys at PC, my letter to the editor of CycleSport is in the new issue that arrived today. Mr.Pickering had written me back after Paris-Nice telling me they'd get it corrected but still can't help but smile to see it in there. Don't mess with my stats on Christian! Ha! :-) I just hope the others weren't wrong as I don't follow them all - I know, hard to believe. LOL! And how sweet to have gotten the mag today with C's bday tomorrow! Off to finish watching. Enjoy!

Bicycling: The Long Road Back
PEZ: Chasing Adam

Live Chatter: CN - VN - DP - PC

Stage 11 - Wednesday 5/21: Urbania - Cesena, 199km
Results
1 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) S PVC D-A G 5.44.22 (34.67 km/h)
15 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 3.53
18 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
43 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana
56 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
57 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
59 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC
128 Julian Dean (NZl) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 21.54
132 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
156 Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC
161 Jonathan Patrick Mc Carty (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
162 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
General classification after stage 11
1 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step 49.00.17
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 6.59
13 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 9.10
16 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 9.46
59 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 32.28
77 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 44.53
78 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC 46.23
102 Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC 1.06.41
153 Julian Dean (NZl) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 1.39.35
158 Jonathan Patrick Mc Carty (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 1.47.37
162 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 1.50.42
166 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 2.00.45

Slipstream: Hanging in, inching up
TeamCSC: Larsson Advanced in Spite of Crash
PEZ_Jered: Bertolini Scores on Pantani's Turf
Bicycle.net: Alessandro Bertolini Wins 11th Stage Of The Giro, Leader Visconti Survives Crash To Keep Pink Jersey
Bicycling: Visconti Wears Pink Again
DP: Stage 11 Interviews
CW: Bertolini wins hilly stage 11 at Giro d'Italia

Graham Watson Photos: Stage 11

3 comments:

Erik said...

VeloNews live update shout out to you! Way to be!

GG said...

We have our 3.5 mile walk tonight. I think the wind off the lake is going to be cold, but it will be fun.

Finally heard from the vet last night. Littlefoot has to take medication for three weeks, then get some tests done and her vacinations then she will be referred for treatment. At least we are now moving.

I have stupid meetings today so I just got to read your updates. I think it is cool that they printed your letter in the magazine.

Nikki said...

Hi Erik! I wish you could've heard the laughs being had. I'll do just about anything for John and when I sent that, I didn't think they'd post the email itself. I had sent one to CN as well as they stated there were no others. Too Funny! I saw your note on your twitter updates too! All good fun!

GG - give me a buzz girl! How'd the walk go? Wieser is back home and theres some "discussion" to be had. DumbAss has out down himself!