tour of the basque country - spoiler stage 2

Mar 12, 2009
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Great effort by Ben Swift! 3rd in stage winning bunch spring, he's gonna be a top cyclist in a couple of years.

Trofimov won the stage, with taamaare (think thats how you spell it) 2nd. Good bit of watching on basque tv
 
Mar 11, 2009
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2? Etapa: Ataun - Villatuerta, 160km

1 Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom 4.12.46
2 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis 0.06
3 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha 1.10
4 Michael Albasini (Swi) Team Columbia - Highroad
5 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
6 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
7 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram
8 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step
9 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank
10 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
 
Apr 1, 2009
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tommy d

and Danielson is out of the race as well. I cannot believe the media in America mede the people believe that this guy was any good!
 
Well, depends on your opinion of "any good" but he's certainly been a big disappointment the last couple of years. I don't know if it was the media so much as his two top 10s at the Vuelta, including winning that mtn top finish in the 2006 Vuelta, but instead of progressing from there he's gone backwards.

If nothing else, he sure seems to be the most fragile guy out there. Is there a prize for that?
 

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