3.22.2012

Volta a Catalunya: Sky about Uran's victory

They say: "The Colombian was part of a much-reduced three-man Team Sky squad following a third stage which was badly affected by the weather but that didn't prevent him playing a prominent part throughout the 199 kilometres fourth stage from Tremp to Asco "La Vostra Energia".
He was in the front rank when it mattered and first made a move with 40km remaining as he tried to distance the main group along with two others.
The GreenEDGE team of race leader Michael Albasini pulled back that break but the next key moment came when Urán was one of six riders to slip the field after the final climb.
He and Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) drove that group on the descent and the sextet's lead hovered around the 10 seconds mark for much of the final 15km.
It was tantalisingly close going under the flamme rouge but Urán timed his sprint to perfection as it all started to come back together and crossed the line half a wheel length in front of fellow escapees Denis Menchov (Katusha) and Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas-Cannondale).
Albasini was in the chase group which bridged the gap in that final kilometre which means he continues to lead the overall standings by 1:32. "
Source http://www.teamsky.com/article/1,27290,24917_7617583,00.html
Last km video HERE: 
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/programa/uran-gana-cuarta-etapa-volta/1356457/

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