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57th Vuelta a España
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 10 - September 16: Córdoba - Córdoba ITT, 36.5 km
A beautiful course!
What a beautiful time trial!
Today was a very technical time trial. Too bad the rain made the ride dangerous,
particularly on the descent after the first hill. We're satisfied that I did
a good time trial, considering the distance to cover (36km) and the 2'50"
deficit to a specialist like Millar, who can ride well... I know the stage was
won by Kelme, but they were above the competition. They have ridden the strongest
and nobody could compete!
Tomorrow is a rest day for everybody, and I'm convinced we all need it... We
have ridden strongly throughout the Vuelta, and there are still many difficulties
The show continues...
Danilo Di Luca
Danilo Di Luca's official
website - www.danilodiluca.com
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