Andy helped his Big Bro showing a quite good shape but a mechanic forced him to stop and changing his bike just before the big descent and the final kms: maybe Frank would have tryed something more if Little Bro was still there.
He made a very good race anyway, ended 12th in a really fast finish and is 8th in GC. Anton victory was super, I like Euskaltel so am happy for him. Nibali would probably regret his second place but in my opinion he can be happy too: he's 4th in GC and La Vuelta is still long.
My few lines about Fignon's death provoked an interesting discussion in the comments area: have a look and take part, your opinion is important!
Pic 2 by AFP: Laurent Fignon and Greg LeMond on the final podium in Paris at the 1989 Tour de France.
|1||Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi||5:00:29|
|2||Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo||0:00:01|
|3||Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia|
|4||Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha|
|5||Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto||0:00:05|
|6||Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia||0:00:08|
|7||Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia||0:00:12|
|8||Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale|
|9||Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne|
|10||Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne||0:00:19|
|11||David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne|
|12||Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank|
|1||Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto||13:56:30|
|2||Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi||0:00:10|
|3||Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha|
|4||Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo||0:00:12|
|5||Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia||0:00:16|
|6||Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia||0:00:29|
|7||Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team||0:00:49|
|8||Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank||0:00:50|
|9||Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne||0:00:54|
|10||Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia||0:00:55|
|11||Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale||0:00:58|
|12||David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne||0:01:01|
|13||Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne|
|14||Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank||0:01:11|
|15||Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne||0:01:19|