September 18, 2008__



By Barry Boyce
CyclingRevealed Historian


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Stage 18 - (Thurs) September 18th, Valladolid to Las Rozas 167.4 km

The breakaway of the day escaped at 50 km into the stage ( Image © Unipublic )

The breakaway led by Andriy Grivko included Nicolas Roche, David Herrero, José Vicente Garcia Acosta,Inigo Cuesta, Karsten Kroon, Renaud Dion, Jose Ruiz Sanchez, Imanol Erviti, Cyril Lemoine, Inigo Landaluze, Alan Perez, Jelle Vanendert, Enrico Franzoi, Paolo Bettini, Juan Antonio Flecha, Greg Van Avermaet, and Vasili Kiryienka ( Image © Unipublic )

The lazy chasing peloton cruises past the famous Bull ( Image © Unipublic )

Leonardo Duque and Gerolsteiner try to break the peolotn in the strong Spain crosswinds ( Image © Unipublic )

The pain in Spain is saved for the closing kilometers. Juan Flecha led José Vicente Garcia Acosta and Cyril Lemoine inside 5 km ( Image © Unipublic )

Young Caisse D’Epargne rider Imanol Erviti nails the stage winner ( Image © Unipublic )





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