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Something about this photo...(8 posts)

Something about this photo...Tig
Dec 28, 2002 6:45 PM just grabs the eye. The conditions, the rain caught in mid-flight, the slick, winding road with riders stretched along it, going faster than they'd like.

This is from's best photo vote (it got second place) of 11th stage of the '02 Vuelta.
re: Something about this photo...The Human G-Nome
Dec 28, 2002 7:57 PM
it's a beautiful pic. who wone the stage?
Stage 11 ResultsTig
Dec 29, 2002 1:04 PM's Pablo Lastras has won his second stage in four days, taking today's 11th stage from Alcobendas to Collado Villalba. Lastras also won the ninth stage, which was otherwise a complete disaster for iBanesto, as team leader Francesco Mancebo abandoned and the rest of the team lost over 12 minutes trying to help him. Now he is the team's sole top man, lying 15th on GC at 4'30, and he is taking every opportunity to make this race a success.

Today's win was the result of a well timed move with 4 km to go, when he followed an attack of Klaus Møller (Milaneza-MSS) and Haimar Zubeldia (Euskaltel-Euskadi). The three held off the remainder of the 20 strong lead group, with Lastras proving the strongest in the sprint over Zubeldia and Møller.

Most of the favourites made the cut, save for Mikel Zarrabeitia (ONCE) who lost 2'23 and Alexandre Vinokourov (Telekom) who didn't start the stage. Thus Oscar Sevilla (Kelme) survived another test to keep his 1 second lead over teammate Aitor Gonzalez. With three relatively flat stages to come, the next showdown won't be until Sunday's Angliru stage.

1 Pablo Lastras (Spa) 3.55.54 (42.25 km/h)
2 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
3 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS 0.02
4 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis 0.09
5 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
6 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
7 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
8 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
9 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS
10 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service
11 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
12 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Team Coast
13 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
14 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
15 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Coast
16 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93
17 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis
18 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast
19 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski
20 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
21 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems 2.21
That was only second place? (nm)Spoke Wrench
Dec 29, 2002 6:10 AM
Here's first placeTig
Dec 29, 2002 12:34 PM
I wish it was larger.

"The sprint for stage 2: Steven de Jongh (Rabobank, L) was the eventual winner in front of Julian Dean (CSC, R) and Tom Boonen (USPS, C). Without a doubt it's a stunning image, embodying everything that's central to racing in Northern Europe: foul conditions (even in August!) and hard racers battling it out right to the line."
New Computer Wallpaper--thanks nmContinental
Dec 29, 2002 7:25 AM
I did not vote for this one, it's been my wallpaper for a while.tempeteOntheRoad
Dec 29, 2002 1:13 PM
It has a lot to show;

Cadel out the front, a difficult section worsened by climat conditions, the lonelyness of the race, the beauty of the landscape, the heritage of the old continent, colors of the racers front front ground all the way to the back, ...

can't stop admiring it.
one of mine toorufus
Dec 29, 2002 4:16 PM
ever since someone posted it back in september. an absolutely beautiful pic that will probably remain my favorite wallpaper for a long time.