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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 19 - September 27: Béjar - Avila, 177.8 km

Stage 20 - September 28: Avila -Warner Bros Park (S. Martín de la Vega), 141.2 km

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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