Stopwatch friend less than usual for Adriano Malori (archive photo Bettini) on the opening stage of the Tour of Slovenia, a time trial of 8.8 kilometers through the streets of Ljubljana.
The Lampre-MERIDA, two wins in assets in 2013 stopwatch, recorded the time of 10'11, 16 "more than the best performance achieved by Tuft.
Good test for Richeze, eighth.
"Stopwatch short and fast, with a very technical final kilometer and a largely cobbles - said Malori - I'm not able to get a fast start, finding therefore at a disadvantage compared to Tuft, on which I had the references given that had already concluded his evidence.
I upped the pace and managed to get half feels the same time Canadian runner, but then I went falling, suffering finally pave the stretch in which Tuft was very good.
Too bad not being able to get a result, it would be a good approach to the Italian championship, for which, however, remain focused and confident. "
CLASSIFICATION OF STAGE AND GENERAL
1 - Tuft 9'55 "
2 - Lancaster 10'01 "
3 - Oveckin 10'02 "
4 - Langeveld 10'08 "
5 - Malori 10'11 "
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"Under pressure from sponsors accustomed to his now-aging squads dominating victories of the past, Radio Shacks Johan Bruyneel adopted a novel approach to selecting the members of his 2011 TDF squad (average age: 53).
I got to thinking, why come to the Tour with a single team leader? Bruyneel explained. That gives you what a one in nine chance of victory? And then it all clicked ...snt break a hip.
The approach seems to be paying off during week one. Despite crashes that have dimmed the hopes of Americans Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner and the exit of Slovenias Jani Erin Brajkovic (who suffered a concussion and a broken collarbone after slipping in a pool of Andre Greipels tears), the team continues to field six bald GC contenders more than any other team."
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