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Wednesday, September 13, 2006



So much pressure on Tom Danielson, mostly from the media. But he came through in fine form today, and here is the Discovery Channel Team press release from PJ Rabice:

DISCOVERY CHANNEL TEAM TAKES SECOND TOUR OF SPAIN STAGE WIN

“Danielson Wins Stage, Team Has Four Riders in Top 12”

(Granada, Spain) – The Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team (DCPCT) continued their success in the 2006 Vuelta Espana with Tom Danielson capturing the team’s second stage win. In similar fashion to his Spanish teammate Egoi Martinez who won Stage 11 last week, Danielson rode away in an early breakaway and fought hard all the way to the finish. For both Discovery Channel riders it was their first Grand Tour stage win.

“Today was an amazing day for me. I got away in the early breakaway and worked really hard to make the break work. I began to tire on the final climb but focused on just turning the pedals over and on trying to win the stage. This is the biggest win of my career,” stated Danielson.

Team Sports Director Johan Bruyneel is very satisfied with the way his Discovery Channel team has been riding in Spain. “I have asked the guys to work very hard every day to be in the breakaways, not only to win stages but also to preserve our Team Classification lead,” said Bruyneel. The Discovery riders have rode a very aggressive Tour and their hard work has obviously paid off. The Team currently has two stage wins, four riders in the top-12 overall and is leading the Team Classification.

Bruyneel went on to say, “With one more climbing stage and one time trial remaining, I think we can possibly have a few guys move up a little higher on general classification. But, regardless of what happens I am very satisfied with what we have done so far. To have had Brajkovic in the yellow jersey and win two stages is fantastic. If we can maintain our lead in the Team Classification into Madrid, the Vuelta will have been a major success.”

Pic is from 2006 training camp....

4 Comments:

  • Don't forget about Egoi, he is now the KOM Jersey. Go Discovery!

    By Anonymous Joan, At 12:21 PM  

  • hey!!! Major kudos for Tom and Egoi!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 12:47 PM  

  • Couldn't stand it any longer and paid my euros to watch the stage on cycling tv. Awesome stage,Tom and Egoi, just awesome. And Vino never gives up, he just attacks, attacks, and attacks some more. Great stage.

    By Anonymous JoAnn, At 4:12 PM  

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