Auguat 30, 2008__

 

 

By Barry Boyce
CyclingRevealed Historian

 

Images © Unipublic

 

Also read:

La Vuelta: A Colorful & Caliente History

Vuelta a Espana Champions Living and Dead

Vuelta Picture Recap - Quintessential Spain

Stage 1 - (Sat) August 30th, Granada - Granada (Parque Tec. Ciencias de la Salud) 7.7 km Team Time Trial

 


Stage 1 - Liquigas is the surprise winner of the Team Time Trial
( Image © Unipublic )

   
Intermediate Time Check at Km 3.5
       
Finish at Km 7.7
 

Pos

Name

Time

Pos

Name

Time

1

Euskaltel Euskadi

3’51”

1

Liquigas

8’21”

2

Liquigas

+1”

2

Euskaltel

+8”

3

Astana

+3”

3

Caisse_D’Epargne

+9”

4

Quick Step

+3”

4

Quick Step

+10”

5

Silence / Lotto

+4”

5

Team CSC

+11”

6

Team Milram

+4”

6

Tinkoff Credit Systems

+12”

7

Xacobeo - Galicia

+6”

7

Rabobank

+13”

8

Team CSC / Saxo_Bank

+6”

8

Astana

+14”

9

Rabobank

+6”

9

Team Milram

+15”

10

Caisse D'Epargne

+6”

10

Gerolsteiner

+18”

11

Cofidis

+7”

11

Lampre

+19”

12

Credit Agricolae

+7”

12

Cofidis

+20”

13

Française des Jeux

+8”

13

Ag2r / La Mondiale

+20”

14

Tinkoff Credit Systems

+8”

14

Silence / Lotto

+20”

15

Lampre

+9”

15

Xacobeo_Galicia

+21”

16

Ag2r / La Mondiale

+9”

16

Credit_Agricole

+23”

17

Bouygues Telecom

+10”

17

Française des Jeux

+27”

18

Gerolsteiner

+11”

18

Bouygues_Telecom

+28”

19

Andalucia - Caja_Sur

+12”

19

Andalucia - Caja_Sur

+35”



Spanish teams have come to race, Euskaltel - Euskadi drives hard to second place finish ( Image © Unipublic )


A focused Alejandro Valverde and Caisse D'Epargne finished 3rd 9 seconds behind ( Image © Unipublic )


Team CSC lacked their usual precision and finished 5th 11 seconds behind Liquigas ( Image © Unipublic )


Filippo Pozzato is the first race leader ( Image © Unipublic )

 

 

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