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57th Vuelta a España Preview

Spain, September 7- 29, 2002

Vai Dani! Danilo Di Luca's Vuelta diary

 

Danilo Di Luca
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Nationality: Italian
Team: Saeco-Longoni Sport

Italian speedster Danilo Di Luca from the Saeco-Longoni Sport Team will be writing a diary for Cyclingnews.com during this year's Vuelta a España. The classy rider has been in excellent form leading into the 2002 Vuelta, with a recent victory in the Giro Del Veneto showing he has hit Spain's major tour with motivation and speed. With his consistent performances in Italy during August, Di Luca is looking to the Vuelta with confidence. "The Giro del Veneto was my last race before the Vuelta... we've got big plans for the Spanish race. Simoni will be going for the overall and I'm looking for stage wins."

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Stage 1 - September 7: Valencia - TTT, 24.6 km

Hi to all the readers at Cyclingnews. I'm happy to send you my first diary from Vuelta.

Well, the first stage is over and for us at Team Saeco-Longoni Sport, things didn't go so well today. The course wasn't really suited for our team, because we made up a team for the Vuelta for the toughest stages to come, not the TTT.

Besides the unsatisfying performance today, my teammate Alessandro Spezialetti crashed, but he is OK...only scratched up. I'm in really good form right now and I hope to be able to show this in the upcoming stages in the Vuelta.

Danilo Di Luca's official website - www.danilodiluca.com

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