#LAVUELTA: THE BRAVE OF LUTSENKO

#LAVUELTA: THE BRAVE OF LUTSENKO

  LAVUELTA: Stage number 5 and first test. From Benicassm to Alcossebre. An up and down along 175,7 km and today’s breakaway made by a brave Alexey Lutsenko (Astana), the same insulted by the group at Tour de France in Isoar when he tried another action from the very long distance making someone really upset. “Where are you going?” they asked him. He wanted to go for the victory he desired. This success is double for Astana, as gained by a Kazakh athlete. Brave, smart and talented he overcame Alaphilippe and Soler who lost their chance struggling each other while the Alexandre Vinokourov racer was taking the lead. Behind, there […]

#LAVUELTA: MATTEO TRENTIN, NOMEN OMEN

#LAVUELTA: MATTEO TRENTIN, NOMEN OMEN

TARRAGONA (SPA): Matteo Trentin is an atypical Italian, coming from, as his name says, Trentino. He is atypical because he has Belgian DNA. Specialized in classic races, he is running for one of the most important teams in the World, and the strongest considering just the big races of the northern Europe. Today’s stage in Tarragona had a very difficult final part, for which he found the perfect interpretation. Even if he is not a sprinter, he managed to beat all of them starting from the Spanish Juan Lobato. Our Sacha Modolo, ideally more exposive than Trentin, took just the 6th place.   Thus was it a quiet stage? Not […]

NIBALI SUFFERS AND COME BACK!

NIBALI SUFFERS AND COME BACK!

ANDORRA: Vincenzo Nibali suffers and leaves the group, but later he comes back in and takes the lead winning a very intense stage at Andorra. Sicilian racer has been great in managing his energy, or maybe he was just acting during the first part, before triumphing in front of David Delacruz and Froome. With this action he took the green shirt, while also reducing the delay in the general ranking to 10″. The leader is still the white Kenian Chriss Froome, who wants to make a great performance in this Vuelta, better than the ones of the previous years, and finally win after three second places. “I knew that Andorra […]

#TOURDEFRANCE: the reasons why Aru could win…

#TOURDEFRANCE: the reasons why Aru could win…

Fabio Aru can win this Tour de France? At the moment he and his entourage have said that they only think about the stage of tomorrow with no distraction. Humility is preached but the awareness of being close to something big is strong. Lets analyze from the unknown. One, underestimated to this point, is called Romain Bardet. The French, winner today, is riding very well since the start of the Tour and is supported by a powerful team (AG2R). Apparently fragile, Bardet is actually really strong and he is already on the podium in Paris 2 years ago. The second is obviously Chris Froome who has experience and 22km of the last […]

Quickstep’s house problem: Gaviria or Kittel?

Quickstep’s house problem: Gaviria or Kittel?

Marcel Kittel, shirt number 4. Ivan Drago is actually in the saga of the 4th film dedicated to Rocky Balboa, Silvester Stallone‘s film. Blond and physically like a boxer, the German of QuickStep says he is in a perfect physical condition and, dressed in his green jersey he will arrive in Paris with this primate. All right till now. It would be good if Kittel wasn’t at the center of an intense negotiations. Some evaluations must be made in Quick Step’s home that now has in its team 2 of the world’s fastest riders. Only a month ago, it seemed that the Belgian team, a really strong team, had already chosen has main character Ferdinando Gaviria, a really […]

CONTADOR, A CRISIS THAT COMES FROM THE PAST.

CONTADOR, A CRISIS THAT COMES FROM THE PAST.

Tomorrow stage will starts from Perigueux and goes to Bergerac, famous for Cirano. All the big ones are ready to start apart the poor Richie Porte who is in the hospital. On this Tour the only cyclist who misses is Alberto Contador. Pinto’s spanish is actually in the race, 5′:15″ far from the leader at the 12th place. The true defeat of this 2017 edition. You might wonder whether it’s a just an unlucky year or a career ending. The champion has always stated that the data recorded in training were good and that the leg was the ones of the right days. It is a sign that even the watt sometimes aren’t so […]

Aru has a great start, the race is already hot

Aru has a great start, the race is already hot

Planche des Belles Filles (FRA): At 2,400 meters from the arrival, the group still riding at a crazy rate. Gerrain Thomas had yet to go into action to give the latest sprint in favor of Chris Froome but right there Fabio Aru placed his shot, a bit of pride and a bit to test the resistance of the opponents. And then the surprise, the Villacidro’s Sardinian broke all the tactics of super-programmed athletes from the UK SKY team. Here, on this finish line, Vincenzo Nibali, a friend of Aru, had also won. Today Pedal-Aru, after a difficult time of sacrifices and the suffering of not being part of the Giro that starts from his […]

SAGAN OUT?

SAGAN OUT?

VITTEL: the arrival in France is a real storm. With Sagan out, disqualified, Cavendish out, is time for Arnoud Demare, the champion of France, to win with arms raised. To be honest, he does not dispute an immaculate sprint, with an important change of direction that only his French passport condoned him. It’s a nice runner Demare, it’s a pity that every time he wins, he is dragging a polemic. This was likewise at Milan’s Sanremo last year when he was accused of having come back from a fall due to a car ride. Today’s real news remains the exaggerated expulsion of Peter Sagan. The accusation is that he had caused the fall of […]

A smart mind to leave troubles behind

A smart mind to leave troubles behind

LONGWY: Peter Sagan is the man with the strength, the security, and ability to remedy the mistake that could be fatal. A man with an extraordinary strategic vision that allows him to stay covered up to the last 400 meters of the terrible 2,000 finals and then to play his best card. Everyone try to win the race, the most convinced is the Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet who seems to do all by himself but then goes to support Richie Porte. Then also Alberto Contador try to win the race but it seems that he does not have enough power to stand there. Yet he is one who points to the victory of […]

#TOURDEFRANCE: 2 winners, one as defeated

#TOURDEFRANCE: 2 winners, one as defeated

LIEGI: A day with 2 heroes. The first is the one who wins, the German Marcel Kittel, the second is the one who loses, the American Taylor Phinney. Both 1-meter and 90-inch high. One who takes home the best climber shirt, struggling at Grafenberg and taking him home after 200 km of escape ended at nothing from the finish line. A happy ending after 2 years ago (May 2014) he had had a very serious accident against a gard rail at the border between Tennesee and Georgia. Result? The double fracture to the left leg. An escape of 200 km to return to live his life as a true runner, […]