Skip to comments.Vino has a nose for victory
Posted on 07/18/2010 11:44:55 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey
Stage 13 saw Astanas Alexander Vinokourov time his attack perfectly on the days final climb taking victory just as the sprinters charged down the finishing straight. As I predicted yesterdays stage 13 was the optimal stage for a well timed attack and Vino did not disappoint.
The sprinters teams gobbled up the break before they hit the final climb up the Côte de Saint-Ferréol, keeping the pace extremely high as the peloton shattered on the ascent. Vino was there to protect teammate Alberto Contador as several riders launched failed attacks and then he struck. In what has become Vinos trademark, he timed his attack perfectly and soloed to victory on the very technical descent into Revel.
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