Tuesday, May 13, 2008

2008 Giro - Stage 4

Finally got caught up on stages 3 and 4. What the hell was up with that dog today? That is something I just don't get. They should have some sort of leash law in place. Today's race was slow and of course had many crashes as many early stages do. I still hate them and hope the next few have many less. After not being able to watch live since Sunday, I'm looking forward to watching it live tomorrow morning. Also plan to check back in with John. :-)

Make sure to read Spinnin'Wheel as Julie always has good write ups on the stages. For some laughs read up on Will's, Mike's, and Brad's blogs. For some more cute pics of little Samuel, check out Dan's blog. :-) Quick Thank You to GG for spending the last 24 hours with me. For someone who says I'm obsessed with cycling, I at least don't dream about it or the riders! LOL!!! Still think a bike ride could've been gotten in but what ever! Thanks sweetie!!!

Live Chatter: CN - DP - VN - PC

Stage 4 - Pizzo Calabro - Catanzaro-Lungomare, 183km
Results
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team High Road 4.49.09 (37.558 km/h)
41 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
51
David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
67
Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
81 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC
84 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana
85 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana
153 Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC 6.39
166
Christopher Sutton (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 10.18
176
Julian Dean (NZl) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
177
Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
178 Jonathan
Patrick Mc Carty (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
179
Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30
DNS Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC
General classification after stage 4
1
Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas 16.41.26
2 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 0.01
17 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0.30
23 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 0.40
39 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC 1.05
76 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 2.14
85 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 2.54
165 Jason McCartney (USA) Team CSC 19.53
178 Danny Pate (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 24.58
180 Julian Dean (NZl) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 25.44
184 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 27.08
188 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 31.33
190 Jonathan Patrick Mc Carty (USA) Slipstream Chipotle P/b H30 31.51


Slipstream: Injured Reserves Report: Za Dave heading home
Slipstream: Slow day for tired peloton; Christian maintains 2nd place
PEZ: Cavendish Gets His First!
CW: Cavendish Wins Giro Stage Four
CW: Cavendish: This is my biggest win
Spinnin' Wheel: Stage 4: Good Thing

Graham Watson Photos: Stage 4

4 comments:

GG said...

I enjoyed spending the day with you, but I plan to make you stick to the no bike for a week order from the doctor. HTFU and take the week off so you don't have to take more off because you hurt yourself. She said you can walk so take the girls out and enjoy it.

I am wearing my braclet to thanks, but I flipped it over so no one can read it.

Enjoy relaxing today wish I could have had another day too, but I don't have any excuse to use.

Nikki said...

I SO loved being home today. I still feel like a slacker but loved it just the same. Got to watch the race, got to talk with John, and talk to Peg. It was great. Chilled right now so it might be a nice time to go curl up on the couch.

The call this afternoon ran the full 2 hours but I thankfully used my time wisely reading up on cycling. :-)

GG said...

You deserved the break so I am glad you took advantage of it. I know you said today was going to be crazy, but try not to work to late.

Nikki said...

And we'll add tomorrow to the break too! Yeah!!!