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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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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."
Index to all entries
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
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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