September 6, 2008__



By Barry Boyce
CyclingRevealed Historian


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Vuelta Picture Recap - Quintessential Spain

Stage 7 - (Sat) September 6th, Barbastro to Andorra (Naturlandia - La Rabassa) 223.2 km


The breakaway rolls through the Spanish countryside, (L to R) Gianni Meersman, Marc De Maar, Inigo Landaluze, Alessandro Ballan, and Xabier Zandio ( Image © Unipublic )

Cofidis sets the tempo for race leader Sylvain Chavanel ( Image © Unipublic )

Alessandro Ballan rode solo up the final climb ( Image © Unipublic )

Jose Rubiera leads an Astana charge up the final climb ( Image © Unipublic )

Little Spanish climber Ezequiel Mosquera escaped late and finished 2nd to Ballan ( Image © Unipublic )

Stage winner Alessandro Ballan ( Image © Unipublic )

The 6th race leader in 7 stages Italian Alessandro Ballan ( Image © Unipublic )



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