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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 19 - September 27: Béjar - Avila, 177.8 km
Stage 20 - September 28: Avila -Warner Bros Park (S. Martín de la Vega), 141.2
Suffering like hell
Hey guys; sorry I couldn't send a diary but I had some problems with my PC...anyway
here I am.
I have to tell you that on Friday, I really suffered like hell. From the first
kilometres, I was really, really tired.
It was the usual Vuelta start; really high speed with the Spanish riders pushing
the tempo on the flats & up the climbs (not so much in the sprints!) so I just
continued to hump along; I didn't feel well, my legs were empty and in the final
few stages I paid my due to the Vuelta a España.
Danilo Di Luca's official
website - www.danilodiluca.com
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