Now Hincapie Leads For US Postal
To-days second stage of the Volta a Catalunya was enlivened by Thierry Marichal (Lotto) who went on a lone break. He eventually finished well down on the bunch gallop but did manage to get the mountains jersey for his efforts in the 189,2 kilometre stage that finished in Les Borges Blanques.
In the sprint Danilo Hondo (Telekom) was too fast for world champ Oscar Freire (Mapei), and due to the intermediate sprints George Hincapie (US Postal) had done enough to take the overall from team mate Boonen.
Tomorrow’s stage is a uphill time trial of 10,8 kilometres from Sant Climent De Taьll at 1450 metres to Boi Taьll at 2030 metres altitude. Probably a new & smaller leaders jersey after tomorrow.
1st Hondo (TEL) 4:35:05.
2nd Freire (MAP).same time.
3rd Tafi (MAP) ” ”
4th Konyshev (FAS) ” ”