57th Vuelta a España
Spain, September 7- 29, 2002
Vai Dani! Danilo Di Luca's Vuelta diary
Danilo Di Luca
Photo: © Sirotti
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 13 - September 20: Burgos - Santander, 189.8 km
Relaxing stage today
Well, at least we were all in a group today! The break rode really well and
all of them deserved to stay out front. We all know that when your life is sport,
it can be rough.
Behind the break, we didn't completely give up because the today's stage was
kind of dangerous...but we put our heads down and went for it! Today even the
average speed was interesting.
The GC guys took it easy today; all of them were thinking of the mythical
Angliru climb so all the top guys were looking to save their energy.
Eviva the spectacular racing to come in this year's Vuelta. I hope all you
cycling fans are enjoying this Vuelta!
See you tomorrow,
Danilo Di Luca's official
website - www.danilodiluca.com
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