Friday, March 11, 2011

2011 Tirreno-Adriatico, Stage 2

Tyler Farrar is the new leader of the Tirreno-Adriatico. His first-place finish in the second stage is confirmation that he will be a threat in Sanremo in 9 days' time. Today he was aided by a very special team-mate: none other than world champion Thor Hushovd who ws Farrar's leadout man.

Alessandro Petacchi finished a promising second despite racing with respiratory problems.

Top 10 GC:
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 5:14:13
2 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:01
3 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
4 Sebastiaan Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
5 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team
6 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
7 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
8 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:08
9 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:10
10 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo

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  1. Argh! RAI Sport 2 switched the race to RAI 3 with 9 km to go, so my recorder missed it. Luckily I was home today and was able to switch channels and see the 3rd stage finish. Recording these is almost as tricky as Paris-Nice coverage at night, depending on the hockey championship or snooker games running overtime. ;-)

  2. Universal Sports must read this blog. The day after I commented that I could not hear their commentary over the sound of chopper rotor blades they raised the volume of the announcers. Nice!