|so who used a triple on sundays stage(nm)||pukka|
Sep 23, 2002 6:26 AM
|Di Luca says he wishes he had --||Leroy|
Sep 23, 2002 6:55 AM
|He says in his "diary' at www.cyclingnews.com -
Stage 15 - September 22: Gijón - Angliru, 176.7 km
"A stage that I will never forget; actually a climb that I will never forget!
To my friends,
"The Angliru is the hardest climb that I have done in my life. Hard, so very hard...
"The stage is difficult to recall - it has been a struggle for everyone just to finish with the difficulty of the climb, the rain and the cold - it makes you feel sick; the sacred mountain (according to the Spanish) was hell.
"The bunch was content to ride easy until the penultimate climb, where attacks started for real. On the Angliru I had a 38 on the front and a 30 tooth sprocket on the back, but I was mistaken - I needed the triple chainring!!!
"Every time a person asks me about this stage, I say just two words - f-f: freddo e fatica [cold and hard].
"For some crazy reason I wanted to have a go on this stage - if only I have mounted the triple chainring!
"see you soon,
"Danilo Di Luca's official website - www.danilodiluca.com "