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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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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 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 remaining!

The show continues...

Danilo Di Luca

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

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