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Old 01-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #125
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Originally Posted by knybanjo View Post

Now that the first 15 competitors on the tracks, behind David Casteu, have completed 20 km, the provisional race order has changed a bit: Kurt Caselli (21" behind) has slipped into second place in front of the excellent Alain Duclos (10th yesterday) 58" behind the stage leader. Joan Barreda Bort is currently fourth in front of Cyril Despres and “Chaleco” (1'01" behind Casteu) and Alessandro Botturi (who trails the leader by 1'02").
Originally Posted by knybanjo View Post

After 53 km, Joan Barreda Bort took a route too far to the north before returning to the main tracks, a slight mistake that only lasted for a half dozen kilometres, enabling him to abandon the duties of opening the road, which is now the responsibility of David Casteu and Olivier Pain... Could it be a part of a tactical plan?

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