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Britain has a Tour de France winner and an Olympic time trial Gold medallist in Bradley Wiggins, cycling at last might be popular in the country of alpaca jackets and secret races against the clock. British Cycling have had a record month of new members, maybe the days of sporting obscurity have gone? Lots of other news, results and videos, yes we’re back to the big EuroTrash Thursday, so big coffee time!

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High Cadence: Ferrari & Wiggins
In an interview after his Olympic Gold medal winning time trial ride, Bradley Wiggins pointed out, when referring to his rival Fabian Cancellara, that “this guy is an incredible athlete and let’s look at what he’s doing. The main thing we’ve changed is the cadence.” If you look at the style of Lance Armstrong during his Tour de France wins, his big thing from the first win, in 1999, was his high cadence, so there is nothing new in this theory.

Where does Dr. Michele Ferrari come into it? Ferrari was (alleged by some, denied by others) working with Armstrong in his early Tours and recently on his web-site 53×12.com his article of 2003 was reprinted in which spinning and its advantages are pointed out. The Italian Sports Doctor says: “At 60 RPM it takes 1.0 second for the crank to make a complete revolution (360є), at 90 RPM it only takes 0.66 seconds that is 34% less. The contraction time of the muscles involved in pedalling, decrease thus of that same percentage. During the muscle contraction phase, blood flow (and so the oxygen carrying) to the single fibre, especially the most profound ones, lessens because of the increased pressure within the working muscles.”

“Moreover, in terms of equal power output supplied by the cyclist, a cadence of 60 RPM requires a 34% more of applied force to each push on the pedals, compared to a cadence of 90 RPM. This means a heavier load for muscles, tendons and lower limbs-lumbar joints. It is easy to realize the advantages of a more “agile” pedalling cadence, especially when the rider is busy with an all-out effort, as soon as the oxygen carrying becomes the limiting factor of his performance.”

“Also the recovery between 2 or more efforts, within just one training session or race, or even within the next days, takes advantage from an agile pedalling cadence, whereas the risk of injuries or overworking lesions increases with lower RPMs. A high pedalling cadence also improves the pumping function of skeletal muscles, the most important factor in defining systemic venous return of the blood to the heart. This peripheral pump plays a critical role in circulatory functional capacity, and can be viewed as a second heart.”

So if you are one of the most controversial doctors in the sport or probably the cleanest Tour winner you can have the same ideas for success. Ferrari concludes; “high pedalling cadences are favourable to riders, as demonstrated by the examples of great champions such as Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong.” And it seems Bradley Wiggins.

Big Ted shows how it’s done in 1974:

Men’s Olympic Time Trial
Bradley Wiggins is the Olympic time trial champion, fairly simple; he was faster than everyone else, much faster! Tony Martin (Germany) was leading at the first time check, but from then on; the tall Sky rider was in complete control taking 42 seconds out of Martin and over one minute plus over team mate Chris Froome and the rest of the field. The fans went home happy, just about making up for Saturday’s disappointment.

Bradley Wiggins said about his Gold winning effort: “It was really incredible. To win an Olympic gold in your home city. When you win in the velodrome, there are three or four thousand people cheering. Here, around the streets of London, the noise is just amazing. I don’t think anything will top that. I’ve just won the Tour de France. It’s just been phenomenal.”

Silver medal went to Tony Martin, he commented after the race: “It’s a great moment and it means a lot to me. I was really unlucky this season, but I think today I was very lucky with the silver medal. Bradley is unbeatable at the moment, everybody knows that, and for me silver feels like gold. I’m very happy.” As to his disastrous Tour de France; “It was really hard after the Tour de France. I had to fight and it was really hard to come back. I did my best and I made it. I am at almost 100 percent power.”

Men’s Olympic Time Trial Result:
Gold. Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) in 50:39.54
Silver. Tony Martin (Germany) at 0:42.00
Bronze. Christopher Froome (GB) at 1:08.33
4. Taylor Phinney (USA) at 1:58.53
5. Marco Pinotti (Italy) at 2:09.74
6. Michael Rogers (Australia) at 2:11.85
7. Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) at 2:14.17
8. Bert Grabsch (Germany) at 2:38.50
9. Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spain) at 2:49.82
10. Janez Brajkovic (Slovenia) at 3:30.18.

The fan’s watch the action:

Women’s Olympic Time Trial
Kristin Armstrong (USA), Judith Arndt (Germany) and the Russian Olga Zabelinskaya had a battle royal for the Olympic medals, at the end there was only 22 seconds splitting the three. Zabelinskaya was the early leader and looked to be under pressure from GB’s Emma Pooley who was up on the Russian at the earlier time checks, but lost it on the flat course. Judith Arndt rode in her usual sold way for the Silver. Kristin Armstrong won the Olympic TT in Beijing four years ago, since then she has had a child, retired and come back to the top, a deserved win though none the less.

A disappointed Emma Pooley said after the race: “I just couldn’t go any faster. I am disappointed, of course.” She added; “there is no such thing as a dead cert. Everyone wants to win, obviously. I do find the counting medal things a bit depressing. I think the thing the people come to watch is the story and the competition. The number of medals on a table, I don’t give a monkey’s about. We did our best and that’s what people came to see.”

Women’s Olympic Time Trial Result:
Gold. Kristin Armstrong (United States of America) in 37:34.82
Silver. Judith Arndt (Germany) at 0:15.47
Bronze. Olga Zabelinskaya (Russian Federation) at 0:22.53
4. Linda Melanie Villumsen (New Zealand) at 0:24.36
5. Clara Hughes (Canada) at 0:54.14
6. Emma Pooley (GB) at 1:02.88
7. Amber Neben (USA) at 1:10.35
8. Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands) at 1:18.86
9. Trixi Worrack (Germany) at 1:45.91
10. Elizabeth Armitstead (GB) at 1:51.42.

And Kristin Armstrong:

Vuelta a Burgos 2012
Dani Moreno (Katusha) and Sergio Henao (Sky) needed the photo finish to Split them at the end of Stage1 of the Tour of Burgos in Northern Spain. There had been a large break, but the combined strength of Orica-GreenEdge and Rabobank pulled them back within 5 kilometres of the finish in Ojo Guarena after 130 kilometres of racing. Orica-GreenEdge did the lead-out work for Allan Davis, but Matti Breschel, Henao and finally Moreno were faster to the line.

Vuelta a Burgos Stage 1 Result:
1. Daniel Moreno (Spa) Katusha in 3:01:25
2. Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Sky
3. Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank
4. Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
5. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-BigMat
6. Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone at 0:02
7. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar
8. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela
9. Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Coldeportes
10. Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone.

Vuelta a Burgos Overall After Stage 1:
1. Daniel Moreno (Spa) Katusha in 3:01:25
2. Sergio Luis Henao (Col) Sky
3. Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank
4. Allan Davis (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
5. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-BigMat
6. Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone at 0:02
7. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar
8. Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela
9. Johan Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia Coldeportes
10. Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone.

Paris-Corrиze 2012
BMC Racing Team’s Adam Blythe sprinted to his first victory of the season Wednesday in the opening Stage 1 of Paris-Corrиze.

Good Leadout From Lodewyck
Blythe said the technical nature of the finish at the end of the 168.1 kilometer race, which included a chicane leading into the final 100 meters, made it essential to get a good leadout. “With two laps to go, I spoke to Klaas Lodewyck and we said whoever was going to do the sprint needed to be first into the corner,” Blythe said. “On the last lap, we spoke again and I was feeling good, so he went to help me. He dropped me off with about 175 meters to go and it was just perfect.” Lodewyck has experienced his own success of late, finishing third in Stage 4 of the Tour de Wallonie last week.

First Win Since 2010
Blythe’s victory was his first since October 12, 2010 when he won Nationale Sluitingsprijs, and his fourth podium result of the season, adding to a runner-up finish on the opening stage of the Tour of Qatar and a pair of third-place finishes (at the Handzame Classic and Stage 3 of the Tour of Belgium). He will wear the leader’s jersey at a stage race for the first time since the 2010 edition of Circuit Franco-Belge – which he went on to win – in October of 2010.

Final Stage Thursday
The difficulty of Thursday’s final stage means Blythe will be working to help another rider on the BMC Racing Team go for overall victory, Assistant Director Max Sciandri said. “We really want to get the general classification win tomorrow and we have a number of guys who could be up to it, depending on how hard the climbing is,” Sciandri said. The 170.2 km race includes four ascents of the Col des Gйants, followed by the climb of the Col du Suc au May, which summits 13 km from the finish.

Paris-Corrиze Stage 1 & Overall Result:
1. Adam Blythe (GB) BMC in 4:03:51
2. Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
3. Kevyn Ista (Bel) Accent Jobs-Willems Veranda
4. Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1-Sanofi
5. Nikolay Trusov (Rus) RusVelo
6. Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) La Pomme Marseille
7. Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Endura Racing
8. Mickaлl Delage (Fra) FDJ-BigMat
9. Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1-Sanofi
10. Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-BigMat.

Visconti wins Circuito de Getxo
The hills of Biscay were conqured by Giovanni Visconti in his irregular 2012 season as he obtained the second victory of his career for Movistar at the 67th Circuito de Getxo-Memorial Ricardo Otxoa. Visconti was the strongest into the hard slopes of Txomintxu, a kilometre uphill after 170k. He crowned the great work from the Movistar Team ahead of fellow countryman Danilo Di Luca (Acqua & Sapone) and team-mate Enrique Sanz, who came back to the podium in 3rd place after three months of absence from top places since his 2nd in the opening stage of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leуn.

Giovanni Visconti: “I knew I was in good form, but wasn’t convinced about being able to win. We planned at the team meeting that Rojas and me would be the chances for the finish, and in the final kilometers, he told me he was going to make the leadout for me, but he was caught into the final crash and got dropped, just behind me. It was important to stay in good position for the hairpin with 800 m from the finish, where you lost all speed, and then I was brave enough to launch with 250 meters to go. I didn’t know the climb and it was really hard, it seemed like it had no end. When I started sprinting, I saw myself gaining some meters, and I could keep it until the end. It was something like a ‘volata lunga perт bella’. It’s a really important victory for me due to all troubles during the season. You end up living with them but it was hard, and your family always suffers with them. This victory is dedicated to them, especially to my wife as we’re expecting another baby coming this year. And also for the team, which worked a lot for me and always kept me confident despite not rewarding them back until this point. After leaving the Giro, I made a long stop for the first time in my career, so I hope to stay strong until Lombardy. I don’t set any clear goals on myself, but Burgos could be a good one, because we have three or four finishes like today’s. Then, San Sebastiбn, a race that suits me well and that I like so much. Besides, the Basque Country is doing really well for me. It’s a fantastic terrain and I hope to keep the streak alive here.”

Il Lombardia Course Change
This year’s Tour of Lombardy will start from Bergamo to celebrate the 70th birthday of double Lombardia winner; Felice Gimondi who won the race in 1966 and 1973. The race will also make a return to steep climb of the Muro di Sormano with its sections of over 25% gradient. The short, steep climb was used in the 1960’s causing some riders to walk, it comes after 165 kilometres, so might not be decisive, as last year, the Madonna di Ghisallo (8 kilometres to go) and the Villa Vergano, 3.3 kilometres from the finish in Lecco, should cause the winning move. The Lombardia takes place a week after the World championships on the 29th of September, along with the 18 WorldTour team; Acqua & Sapone, Androni Giocattoli, Colnago-CSF Inox, Colombia-Coldeportes, Farnese Vini-Selle Italia, Argos-Shimano and Utensilnord Named will also be on the start line.

This is the Muro di Sormano:

Roche for Saxo/Tinkoff
A strong rumour we reported last week has become true; Nicolas Roche will leave Ag2r-La Mondiale to ride for Bjarne Riis’s Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank for the next two years. Roche made the announcement in his regular column in the Irish Independent yesterday (Wednesday). The Irishman said: I’m happy to reveal that, after eight years of racing with French teams, I have decided to head in a new direction and have signed a two-year deal with one of the strongest teams in the world, the Danish registered Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team.” As to him riding alongside Alberto Contador, he commented; “It’s way too early to talk about my race programme for next year, but I don’t think Contador will be riding all three Grand Tours, so that may see me ride one of the other two as team leader.” As to the past misdemeanours of both Riis and Contador; “it’s hard to name any professional team without doping links to the past, whether it’s with a member of staff or rider.”

Three Stagiere’s for Lampre-ISD
Three young cyclists will race for Lampre-ISD as trainees from 1 August 2012.

Press Release: The choices by the technical staff of the blue-fuchsia team are Mattia Cattaneo (Trevigiani-Dynamon-Bottoli), Luca Wackermann (Mastromarco-Sensi-Benedetti-Dover) and Michele Viola (Farnese Vini-D’Angelo & Antenucci).

Mattia Cattaneo, born in 1990, has not yet reached the victory in 2012, but he had already shown all his qualities in 2011 season winning top races such Giro Bio, GP Pesche Nettarine, GP Capodarco and GP di Poggiana, in addition to the 3rd place in Tour de l’Avenir.
That’s why Lampre-ISD had already decided to sign him as a trainee for 2012 and as a member of the pro team for the 2013 season.

Luca Wackermann, born in 1992, impressed the team managers when he was in the junior category thanks to many victories and the conquering of the European Under 19 title in 2009.
In Under 23 category, he won in 2012 Coppa Comune di Castiglion Fiorentino, in addition to a lot of other good results.

Michele Viola was born in 1992 too and he showed in junior category his qualities as a fast rider.
He could obtained 5 victories as a junior, while in Under 23 he has not yet win, even if in 2012 he was very close to the triumph in the Alba Adriatica stage of Giro Bio (2nd place) and in Trofeo Gruppo Meccaniche Luciani.

The technical staff of Lampre-ISD, in agreement with the three athletes and their own teams, will set a proper program of races.

Maxim Iglinsky Signs with Astana for Two more Years
Press Release: Pro Team Astana today announce that Maxim Iglinsky has signed with the team for a further two years. The Liege-Bastogne-Liege winner put pen to paper on a contract extension to keep him with the team until 2014.

Iglinsky has been a pro team rider since 2007 when he joined the team from Team Milram. His career highlight was the race win of the Liege-Bastogne-Liege in April of 2012 where he overcame stiff competition from Vincenzo Nibali

Commenting about his contract extension Maxim Iglinskiy said: “2012 has been a great year for me and the team. My race win at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege was a special moment and shows just how far we have come. It was an easy decision to sign for two more years, and I am looking forward to training hard and competing for race wins in the future.”

Team Manager Giuseppe Martinelli commented: “Maxim is an important member of pro team Astana. His first place at Liege-Bastogne-Liege was a brilliant win, and I am very pleased that he has committed to the team through to 2014. We are developing an exciting stable of riders and Maxim has a bright future ahead of him, and I look forward to more success for him and the team.

Maxim Iglinsky wind Liege:

Sky Team Line-up for the Next Races
Vuelta a Burgos (August 1-5)
Riders:
Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa),
Sergio Henao (Col),
Davide Martinelli (Ita),
Danny Pate (USA),
Ian Stannard (GBr),
Ben Swift (GBr),
Rigoberto Uran (Col),
Xabier Zandio (Spa).

Eneco Tour (August 6-12)
Riders:
Davide Appollonio (Ita,
Alex Dowsett (GBr),
Jeremy Hunt (GBr),
Christian Knees (Ger),
Thomas Lofkvist (Swe),
Salvatore Puccio (Ita),
Luke Rowe (GBr),
Chris Sutton (Aus).

Clasica San Sebastian (August 14)
Riders:
Davide Appollonio (Ita),
Sergio Henao (Col),
Christian Knees (Ger),
Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor),
Richie Porte (Aus),
Michael Rogers (Aus),
Rigoberto Uran (Col),
Xabier Zandio (Spa).

Rabobank gunning for success in Eneco Tour
Press Release: The focus for the Rabobank Cycling Team in the Eneco Tour, which is starting on Monday, August 6th in Waalwijk, will be on the general classification. Lars Boom will have a chance at it with a team time trial, an individual time trial and the queen stage on the Muur van Geraardsbergen.

The Rabobank Cycling Team will have a general classification rider in the person of Lars Boom in this World Tour race. The sprint train will be at full firepower with Theo Bos, Mark Renshaw and Graeme Brown. Sports director Nico Verhoeven is feeling confident about the race. “Lars is on good form and we should be able to compete with the best in the time trials. The queen stage is for Boom; we should be able to aim high in the general classification. The time trials also provide us opportunities with Stef Clement and Bram Tankink.”

In addition to the GC, Verhoeven is also keen on a stage win. “We have Theo Bos, Mark Renshaw and Graeme Brown on the team. We’re expecting a number of bunch sprints; we’ve got to be players in those. True, Renshaw is riding his first race after his injury he sustained in the Tour, but still, he’s feeling good again.”

The competition will be stiff in the Eneco Tour, so Verhoeven expects. “Alberto Contador is going to make his return to racing, and there’ll be more strongmen in the mix. Still, given his current form, Boom should be able to give them a run for their money.”

Paris-Corrиze Offers Possibilities For BMC Racing Team
Press Release: What could be two distinctly different races at the two-day edition of Paris-Corrиze provides the BMC Racing Team with a host of possibilities, Assistant Director Max Sciandri said.

Blythe, Lodewyck For The Sprint
Sciandri said Wednesday’s 168.1-kilometer road race is an opportunity for the team’s breakaway specialists or sprinters while Thursday’s 170.2 km race is one more for the stage racing specialists. “We have a lot of options to play for both days,” Sciandri said. “The bottom line, though, is we’re looking for results. And the riders we have can definitely deliver.” Swiss national road champion Martin Kohler is one of those breakaway specialists, Sciandri said, while Klaas Lodewyck said he’s looking forward to the race coming off a third-place on Stage 4 of the Tour de Wallonie. “These extra two days of racing can bring me again to a higher level,” Lodewyck said. “After Wallonie, my legs are feeling better every day and I hope Adam (Blythe) or I can make a good result in the sprint.”

BMC Racing Team Paris-Corrиze Roster (Aug. 1-2):
Adam Blythe (GBR),
Yannick Eijssen (BEL),
Martin Kohler (SUI),
Klaas Lodewyck (BEL),
Mauro Santambrogio (ITA),
Ivan Santaromita (ITA),
Johann Tschopp (SUI),
Danilo Wyss (SUI).
Sport Director: Max Sciandri (GBR/ITA).

Paris-Corrиze 2010, stage 1 round-up:

Graeme Brown extends with Rabobank
Press Release: Australian leadout Graeme Brown (32) has extended his contract with Rabobank Cycling Team for another year. Brown plays an important role in the sprinters train the team has put together to launch Theo Bos and Mark Renshaw. “The train keeps getting better, I’m looking forward to strengthening my role in the leadout.”

Graeme Brown is happy he can keep working towards improving the Rabobank Cycling Team’s sprinters train. “It’s really great, what we’re doing here. We’ve already made an enormous improvement. We learn as much as possible from Mark (Renshaw), and we’re trying to put a train together like the one that rode at HTC. We’ve got the riders for it, with Theo (Bos) and Mark as sprinter. We keep getting better, it’s a really nice process. I’ve been riding with Rabobank for seven years, but this year is the nicest.”

In sprinter team’s captain Mark Renshaw’s eyes, Brown is an important force in the leadout, which is gradually taking its shape in the Rabobank Cycling Team. “He’s smart in the final kilometres. He understands the tactics, he knows how to place himself well and he has the power for those super fast last kilometres. We rode together a lot this year, and he has really progressed a lot in his role in the leadout.”

Davide Martinelli for Sky
Young Italian; Davide Martinelli will finish off his 2012 season as a stagier for the Sky team. The 19 year old from Brescia will debut in the Vuelta a Burgos starting on the 1st of August and summed up his talent to the Sky web-site: “I see myself as a rouleur with time trialing as a main strength. In June I finished second in the Italian (U23) time trial championships in my first year in this category. I have also got quite a good sprint and manage to hold on decently on the climbs.” He is also son of Giuseppe Martinelli, the manager of the Astana team.

Niccolт Bonifazio Will Ride for Lampre-ISD
“It was impossible not to notice the top results Niccolт obtained, but mostly we were struck by the human qualities and by the improvement margin he’s showing”. Using these words, Lampre-ISD’s general manager Giuseppe Saronni introduced Niccolт Bonifazio as a member of the group of young athletes that will be future stars of the blue-fuchsia team.

Bonifazio, born in 1993, is living a top season wearing the jersey of Viris Vigevano thanks to the victory in Memorial Gigi Pezzoni, Coppa 1° Maggio, Coppa della Valcavasia and the 2nd stage of Giro delle Pesche Nettarine. Very interesting performances on the track too.

As for other young talent as Valerio Conti and Jan Polanc, Lampre-ISD will observe with attention the improvements by Bonifazio, who signed an agreement for a blue-fuchsia future in the pro world.

Enovos to Split from RadioShack Team
Energy Company, Enovos has ended its sponsorship deal with the RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team due to “the 2012 season did not bring the desired results.” Enovos also cited the negative doping case of Frдnk Schleck and Johan Bruyneel’s involvement in the USADA case against Lance Armstrong, as “the values representing the image of Enovos are not compatible with the developments around RadioShack-Nissan Trek.” With rumours of the Schleck brothers, Fabian Cancellara and other members of the team looking elsewhere for 2013, things are not looking good for the team.

Fuglsang to be Paid
Leopard S.A. has reached an agreement with rider Jakob Fuglsang over his unpaid wages and to fulfil the contractual obligations between the two parties. Leopard is the managing company of the RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team and they claim that the receiving company for Fuglsang’s wage was not legitimate, they now have agreed to pay the rumoured amount of around 135,000Ђ. Fuglsang commented on the deal to sporten.dk; “they (company owner Flavio Becca’s solicitor) have agreed to abide by the contract, so they will pay the money before this Friday. Whether they do it, I have to wait and see.”

La Vuelta a Espaсa 2012 Start List
The Tour of Spain starts on Saturday the 18th of August with a team time trial in Pamplona, on Sunday the organisers, Unipublic, announced the provisional line-up with reserves.
AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA)
1 ROCHE Nicolas IRL
2 BELLETTI Manuel ITA
3 BOUET Maxime FRA
4 GADRET John FRA
5 GEORGES Sylvain FRA
6 KADRI Blel FRA
7 MONDORY Lloyd FRA
8 NOCENTINI Rinaldo ITA
9 RIBLON Christophe FRA
R1 GASTAUER Ben LUX
R2 CHEREL Mikael FRA
R3 LEMARCHAND Romain FRA
R4 PERGET Mathieu FRA

ANDALUCIA (ESP)
1 PALOMARES VILLAPLANA Adrian ESP
2 RAMIREZ ABEJA Javier ESP
3 ROSENDO PRADO Jesus ESP
4 CESAR VELOSO Gustavo ESP
5 TORIBIO ALCOLEA Jose Vicente ESP
6 LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan Jose ESP
7 CABELLO BAENA Antonio ESP
8 CHACON Javier ESP
9 RUIZ PINTO Eloy ESP
R1 LECHUGA RODRIGUEZ Pablo ESP
R2 SIMON CASULLERAS Jordi ESP
R3 CANO Jose Luis ESP
R4 CARRASCO GARCIA Sergio ESP

ASTANA PRO TEAM (KAZ)
1 KREUZIGER Roman CZE
2 KESSIAKOFF Fredrik Carl Wilhelm SWE
3 DYACHENKO Alexsandr KAZ
4 BAZAYEV Assan KAZ
5 GASPAROTTO Enrico ITA
6 SEELDRAEYERS Kevin BEL
7 SILIN Egor RUS
8 TIRALONGO Paolo ITA
9 ZEITS Andrey KAZ
R1 RENEV Sergey KAZ
R2 PETROV Evgeny RUS
R3 IGLINSKIY Maxim KAZ
R4 KASHECHKIN Andrey KAZ

BMC RACING TEAM (USA)
1 BALLAN Alessandro ITA
2 BOOKWALTER Brent USA
3 CUMMINGS Stephen GBR
4 EIJSSEN Yannick BEL
5 GILBERT Philippe BEL
6 LODEWYCK Klaas BEL
7 MOINARD Amaлl FRA
8 MORABITO Steve SUI
9 SANTAMBROGIO Mauro ITA
R1 PINOTTI Marco ITA
R2 HUSHOVD Thor NOR
R3 WYSS Danilo SUI
R4 BLYTHE Adam GBR

CAJA RURAL (ESP)
1 CARDOSO Manuel Antonio Leal POR
2 GALDOS ALONSO Aitor ESP
3 ARAMENDIA LORENTE Javier Francisco ESP
4 BROCO Hernani POR
5 PIEDRA PEREZ Antonio ESP
6 GARCIA Marcos ESP
7 DE LA FUENTE RASILLA David ESP
8 CARDOSO Andre Fernando S. Martins POR
9 ANDONOV PETROV Danail BUL
R1 FERRARI Fabricio URU
R2 DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David ESP
R3 MOYANO Enzo ARG
R4 BRAVO OIARBIDE Garikoitz ESP

COFIDIS, LE CREDIT EN LIGNE (FRA)
1 BAGOT Yohan FRA
2 BARLE Florent FRA
3 BUFFAZ Mickaлl FRA
4 DUQUE Leonardo Fabio COL
5 GARCIA ECHEGUIBEL Egoitz ESP
6 MATE MARDONES Luis Angel ESP
7 MOLARD Rudy FRA
8 MONCOUTIE David FRA
9 SIJMENS Nico BEL
R1 VALENTIN Tristan FRA
R2 VOGONDY Nicolas FRA
R3 LABBE Arnaud FRA
R4 MONIER Damien FRA

EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI (ESP)
1 ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor ESP
2 CAZAUX Pierre FRA
3 SICARD Romain FRA
4 MINGUEZ AYALA Miguel ESP
5 VELASCO MURILLO Ivan ESP
6 TXURRUKA Amets ESP
7 VERDUGO MARCOTEGUI Gorka ESP
8 LANDA MEANA Mikel ESP
9 OROZ UGALDE Juan Jose ESP
R1 GARCIA AMBROA Ricardo ESP
R2 ASTARLOZA CHAURREAU Mikel ESP
R3 PEREZ LEZAUN Alan ESP
R4 PEREZ MORENO Ruben ESP

FDJ-BIG MAT (FRA)
1 JEANNESSON Arnold FRA
2 BONNET William FRA
3 BOUCHER David FRA
4 BOUHANNI Nacer FRA
5 COURTEILLE Arnaud FRA
6 SOUPE Geoffrey FRA
7 PAURIOL Rйmi FRA
8 ROLLIN Dominique CAN
9 VAUGRENARD Benoоt FRA
R1 RASCH Gabriel NOR
R2 FEDRIGO Pierrick FRA
R3 GERARD Arnaud FRA
R4 GESLIN Anthony FRA

GARMIN-SHARP (USA)
1 DEKKER Thomas NED
2 FERNANDEZ Koldo ESP
3 FISCHER Murilo Antonio BRA
4 LE MEVEL Christophe FRA
5 PETERSON Thomas USA
6 ROSSELER Sйbastien BEL
7 TALANSKY Andrew USA
8 VANMARCKE Sep BEL
9 VAN SUMMEREN Johan BEL
R1 KREDER Raymond NED
R2 KREDER Michel NED
R3 WEGMANN Fabian GER
R4 MAASKANT Martijn NED

KATUSHA TEAM (RUS)
1 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin ESP
2 BRUTT Pavel RUS
3 FLORENCIO CABRE Xavier ESP
4 IGNATENKO Petr RUS
5 LOSADA ALGUACIL Alberto ESP
6 MENCHOV Denis RUS
7 MORENO FERNANDEZ Daniel ESP
8 SMUKULIS Gatis LAT
9 VICIOSO ARCOS Angel ESP
R1 CARUSO Giampaolo ITA
R2 ISAICHEV Vladimir RUS
R3 IGNATYEV Mikhail RUS
R4 PAOLINI Luca ITA

LAMPRE – ISD (ITA)
1 ANACONA GOMEZ Winner COL
2 CUNEGO Damiano ITA
3 CIMOLAI Davide ITA
4 KOSTYUK Denys UKR
5 KVACHUK Oleksandr UKR
6 NIEMIEC Przemyslaw POL
7 MARZANO Marco ITA
8 POSSONI Morris ITA
9 VIGANO Davide ITA
R1 LLOYD Matthew AUS
R2 BUTS Vitaliy UKR
R3 KRIVTSOV Dmytro UKR
R4 GRAZIATO Massimo ITA

LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (ITA)
1 CAPECCHI Eros ITA
2 DA DALTO Mauro ITA
3 DALL’ANTONIA Tiziano ITA
4 MARANGONI Alan ITA
5 PATERSKI Maciej POL
6 RATTO Daniele ITA
7 SALERNO Cristiano ITA
8 SARMIENTO TUNARROSA Cayetano Josй COL
9 VIVIANI Elia ITA
R1 AGNOLI Valerio ITA
R2 BODNAR Maciej POL
R3 OSS Daniel ITA
R4 SABATINI Fabio ITA

LOTTO BELISOL TEAM (BEL)
1 DE CLERCQ Bart BEL
2 DEBUSSCHERE Jens BEL
3 HANSEN Adam AUS
4 MEERSMAN Gianni BEL
5 REYNES MIMO Vicente ESP
6 VAN DE WALLE Jurgen BEL
7 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen BEL
8 VAN LEIJEN Joost NED
9 WILLEMS Frederik BEL
R1 DE HAES Kenny BEL
R2 DOCKX Gert BEL
R3 KAISEN Olivier BEL
R4 NEYENS Maarten BEL

MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP)
1 COBO ACEBO Juan Jose ESP
2 CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS JONATHAN ESP
3 INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA Benat ESP
4 KIRYIENKA Vasili BLR
5 LASTRAS GARCIA Pablo ESP
6 MORENO BAZAN Javier ESP
7 QUINTANA ROJAS Nairo Alexander COL
8 ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin ESP
9 VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco Josй ESP
R1 VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro ESP
R2 ARROYO DURAN David ESP
R3 BRUSEGHIN Marzio ITA
R4 LOPEZ David ESP

OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP (BEL)
1 CATALDO Dario ITA
2 DEVENYNS Dries BEL
3 DE WEERT Kevin BEL
4 PAUWELS Serge BEL
5 PINEAU Jйrфme FRA
6 RABON Frantisek CZE
7 STEEGMANS Gert BEL
8 STYBAR Zdenek CZE
9 VANDEWALLE Kristof BEL
R1 MARTIN Tony GER
R2 BOONEN Tom BEL
R3 KEISSE Iljo BEL
R4 VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume BEL

ORICA GREENEDGE (AUS)
1 CLARKE Simon AUS
2 DAVIS Allan AUS
3 DEAN Julian NZL
4 DOCKER Mitchell AUS
5 MEYER Cameron AUS
6 MEYER Travis AUS
7 SULZBERGER Wesley AUS
8 TEKLEHAYMANOT Daniel ERI
9 WEENING Pieter NED
R1 HOWARD Leigh AUS
R2 MEIER Christian CAN
R3 O’GRADY Stuart AUS
R4 VAITKUS Tomas LTU

RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM (NED)
1 BOOM Lars NED
2 BRESCHEL Matti DEN
3 CLEMENT Stef NED
4 TEN DAM Laurens NED
5 GARATE Juan Manuel ESP
6 GESINK Robert NED
7 MOLLEMA Bauke NED
8 NIERMANN Grischa GER
9 VAN WINDEN Dennis NED
R1 BARREDO LLAMAZALES Carlos ESP
R2 MARTENS Paul GER
R3 SLAGTER Tom Jelte NED
R4 KRUIJSWIJK Steven NED

RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (LUX)
1 BAKELANTS Jan BEL
2 BENNATI Daniele ITA
3 BUSCHE Matthew USA
4 DIDIER Laurent LUX
5 GERDEMANN Linus GER
6 HERMANS Ben BEL
7 IRIZAR ARANBURU Markel ESP
8 MACHADO Tiago POR
9 MONFORT Maxime BEL
R1 NIZZOLO Giacomo ITA
R2 RAST Grйgory SUI
R3 ROULSTON Hayden NZL
R4 WAGNER Robert GER

SKY PROCYCLING (GBR)
1 FROOME Christopher GBR
2 FLECHA GIANNONI Juan Antonio ESP
3 HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis COL
4 NORDHAUG Lars Petter NOR
5 PATE Danny USA
6 STANNARD Ian GBR
7 SWIFT Ben GBR
8 URAN URAN Rigoberto COL
9 ZANDIO ECHAIDE Xabier ESP
R1 HUNT Jeremy GBR
R2 LЦVKVIST Thomas SWE
R3 PORTE Richie AUS
R4 PUCCIO Salvatore ITA

TEAM ARGOS – SHIMANO (NED)
1 DEGENKOLB John GER
2 GESCHKE Simon GER
3 FRЦHLINGER Johannes GER
4 GENIEZ Alexandre FRA
5 JI Cheng CHN
6 DAMUSEAU Thomas FRA
7 HUPOND Thierry FRA
8 DUMOULIN Tom NED
9 DE KORT Koen NED
R1 DOI Yukihiro JPN
R2 KLUGE Roger GER
R3 DE BACKER Bert BEL
R4 LUDVIGSSON Tobias SWE

TEAM SAXO BANK (DEN)
1 CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto ESP
2 NOVAL GONZALEZ Benjamin ESP
3 NAVARRO GARCIA Daniel ESP
4 HERNANDEZ BLAZQUEZ Jesus ESP
5 SЦRENSEN Nicki DEN
6 MAJKA Rafal POL
7 PAULINHO Sergio Miguel Moreira POR
8 PIRES Bruno POR
9 TOSATTO Matteo ITA
R1 SЦRENSEN Chris Anker DEN
R2 MORKOV Michael DEN
R3 GUSTOV Volodymir UKR
R4 CHRISTENSEN Mads DEN

VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (NED)
1 DE GENDT Thomas BEL
2 HOOGERLAND Johnny NED
3 LAGUTIN Sergey UZB
4 LIGTHART Pim NED
5 LINDEMAN Bertjan NED
6 MOL Wouter NED
7 RUIJGH Rob NED
8 VALLS Rafael ESP
9 VEUCHELEN Frederik BEL
R1 KEIZER Martijn NED
R2 LAMMERTINK Maurits NED
R3 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz POL
R4 NOVIKOV Nikita RUS.

La Vuelta 2012 Promo
Every year La Vuelta a Espaсa has a signature tune, some good, some…not so. This year’s music is by La Oreja de Van Gogh. Not bad, what do you think?


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