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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 7 - September 13: Jaen - Malaga, 196.8 km
Fast, tough, and hot!
Today the heat won the stage! The sun was incredible, it was hot enough to
crack stones... today's stage can be summed up in three words: fast, tough,
The sprinters' teams did a good job of controlling the escape of Mariano Piccoli
and the others, followed by the usual fast finish by Cipollini's men, who did
a perfect job at the end and then Mario took care of the rest!
Our Saeco team obtained two good placings in the top ten with Glomser (his
second top ten finish after his third place the other day) and with Fabio Sacchi.
Tomorrow we hope that the stage can give the spectators some beautiful emotion...
Talk to you soon,
Danilo Di Luca
Danilo Di Luca's official
website - www.danilodiluca.com
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