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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 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

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

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