On the other hand the chasers behind him stopped twice, first when Szmyd from Liquigas stopped working and Basso didn't feel like working for Pellizzotti, then when the Acqua e Sapone guy (one of the Masciarelli bros) couldn't help Garzelli more.Bala Verde said:He tried at 5k but the pace set by LPR and LIQ was too high. There is not much you can do. He tried again 1-2k before the end, but I think it wasn't steep enough to make a difference. On top of that in those last 1-2k you see the 'pure sprinters' developing such speeds, you can barely stay ahead.
If Di Luca didn't take a chance so early, Soler would have won.
Cunego was ready for the sprint too, but unclipped his foot.