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Clásica San Sebastián 2010 - 31 July

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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Kazachstan are already in 8th, and they were well positoned before San Sebastian already ;)

France were 11th, but dropped to 12th after Clasica San Sebastian because the Dutch passed them (Gesink).

France are looking hopeless and need a miracle in Pologne. The dutch need Mollema to score a top 7 there (very much possible).. Germany is in great peril as number 10 and need Greipel to gain as many top 5 placings in the Pologne sprints as he can..

Maybe having Chava in San Sebastian would have kept France ahead of De Oranje. Or maybe not. I doubt he could have stayed with the likes of LuLu and Vino when the chips were down.
 
Beech Mtn said:
Not a great showing by Kash - hopefully he improves before the Vuelta.

From the CN Report


Kash must've changed his nationality without anybody knowing it.

As did this guy:

And this one:

64 Tejay Garderen (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia

Oh, wait, that's Tejay Garderen, the Belgian who is a teammate of American Tejay Van Garderen. I always get them confused.
 
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jaylew said:
And this one:

64 Tejay Garderen (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia

Oh, wait, that's Tejay Garderen, the Belgian who is a teammate of American Tejay Van Garderen. I always get them confused.

Maybe Tejay Van Garderen (Ned) is much better:D


64 Tejay Garderen (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia
65 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
66 Jan Bakelandts (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto
67 Mickael Delage (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:09:47
68 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:11:59
69 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team Radioshack
70 Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
71 Alan Pérez (Kaz) Euskaltel - Euskadi
72 Maxim Iglinskiy (Spa) Astana

73 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team

It seems CN wrote it wrong from somewhere.
 
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Comments from Ryder, taken from another website*:

“You think seven guys could have caught three. We could see them on the highway and it seemed like everyone thought, ‘OK, we’re going to get them,’ and let up a little bit to save their legs for the final,” Hesjedal told [source]. “(You should) always go with Vinokourov when he attacks. I just believed in the majority. I did all I could. I didn’t feel great at the end. I was cramping a little, but I wasn’t soft-pedaling.”

Hesjedal, hot off completing a career-best seventh overall at the Tour de France, later voiced frustration that some riders weren’t taking pulls. He was especially annoyed that Zubeldia, back to racing for the first time since breaking his wrist at the Criterium du Dauphiné in June and missing the Tour, didn’t pull, only to later attack the group with 500 meters to go to take fourth at 34 seconds.

“He said he didn’t have the legs to pull and then he attacked in the end. If he had used some of that with us, we might have caught them. I guess fourth for him was better than going for the win. Sprinting for fourth is not that exciting, but that’s bike racing,” Hesjedal said.


(*velonews)
 
Steel4Ever said:
Comments from Ryder, taken from another website*:

“You think seven guys could have caught three. We could see them on the highway and it seemed like everyone thought, ‘OK, we’re going to get them,’ and let up a little bit to save their legs for the final,” Hesjedal told [source]. “(You should) always go with Vinokourov when he attacks. I just believed in the majority. I did all I could. I didn’t feel great at the end. I was cramping a little, but I wasn’t soft-pedaling.”

Hesjedal, hot off completing a career-best seventh overall at the Tour de France, later voiced frustration that some riders weren’t taking pulls. He was especially annoyed that Zubeldia, back to racing for the first time since breaking his wrist at the Criterium du Dauphiné in June and missing the Tour, didn’t pull, only to later attack the group with 500 meters to go to take fourth at 34 seconds.

“He said he didn’t have the legs to pull and then he attacked in the end. If he had used some of that with us, we might have caught them. I guess fourth for him was better than going for the win. Sprinting for fourth is not that exciting, but that’s bike racing,” Hesjedal said.


(*velonews)

Have I mentioned how much I respect Ryder for just being blunt and honest? The guy likes to race ... love it that he called Zubeldia on that classy piece of riding ;) :p
 
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True, but he didn't exactly put in an effort to bring the seven back himself.
Although that was because he had no fuel left anymore.
So what's he talking about sparing his legs? It was obvious on the second run of the Jaizkibel and Arkale that he was out of the game.
As was Zubeldia, who probably learned (incorrectly I might add) that such a (Shack)attack in the last km is awesome.