Thursday, March 26, 2009
Zabriskie attacks At Castilla y León
Juan José Cobo (Fuji-Servetto) timed his attack up to the Laguna De Los Peces just right in Thursday's stage of Castilla y León. Cobo went with about two kilometres left to race, just when lone leader Xavier Tondo (Andalucía-Cajasur) cracked, and held off the group of favourites by eight seconds. Denis Menchov (Rabobank) led home the group of favourites.
There were no changes in the overall, despite David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) making a strong effort on the day's final climb. But his move was countered by Astana, with Alberto Contador providing full support to race leader Levi Leipheimer.
Tomorrow's final stage runs from Benavente to Valladolid, over 152.5km. Zabriskie continues to be Leipheimer's closest rival at 22 seconds, not counting Contador at 16 seconds back.
1 Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0.08
General classification after stage 4
1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana
2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 0.16
3 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 0.22
4 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank 0.49
5 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0.54