I'm not sure what to say about today's stage other than OUCH! All the climbing made me hurt a bit just watching. Jens! was in the break again(!) today and I must smile. I'm not sure anyone can tell him what to do as when he feels good and wants to go, he does! Seeing him up there again was great for CSC and certainly enjoyable to follow. Make sure to check out CSC's photos from the Giro (linked at the bottom). The ones of him yesterday are telling.
I was keeping an eye out for C this morning. He hung with the grupetto and teammates today and came in 35 minutes behind the leaders putting him in 41st overall. Hopefully that will allow a solid chance at a possible stage win later this week! I'm hoping he can have a good time trial tomorrow but in all seriousness - have you looked at that thing? OMG. There's still another week of racing to be done and the climbing isn't over. I'm off to take a quick look at the VS coverage but will most likely finish watching it tomorrow at some point.
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Stage 15 - Sunday 5/25: Arabba - Passo Fedaia/Marmolada (Dolomites Stars), 154km
1 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare 4.53.24 (31.492 km/h)
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 2.27
18 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC 7.26
24 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 9.06
49 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 21.12
52 Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC
105 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 35.17
106 Julian Dean (NZl) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
119 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
146 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
149 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
General classification after stage 15
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 68.06.43
19 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 12.25
41 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 35.39
49 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC 48.36
69 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 1.16.18
92 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 1.42.35
94 Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC 1.44.12
138 Julian Dean (NZl) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 2.31.39
148 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 2.48.37
151 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 2.58.27
Slipstream: Seeing Dolomites Stars
TeamCSC: Nicely Fought by Voigt and Larsson
Astana_CMehl: Contador In Pink!!
PEZ: Another Mountain Sella-bration!
VN: Contador: 'Pink jersey like a gift'
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BikeRadar: Sella does the double
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PEZ: Up Down Up Down Up Down
Graham Watson Photos: Stage 15
Astana Photos: Stage 15
TeamCSC Photos: Thru Stage 14 (including one very tired looking Jens!)