Friday, May 23, 2003
Today was a relatively quiet day even if the speed was high most of the day.
After 10 kilometres we passed the city where the deceased rider Zanette lived and we all made a short stop to honour his family.
Only 15 kilometres later we had the Intergiro-sprint of the day and it wasn't that easy today. There was a short uphill but Magnus got over it pretty well after the team had had brought him in a good position for the sprint. Magnus was third but unfortunately the leading rider in the competition Di Biase won it. However there is still a week to go and the sprint today was not Magnus' cup of tea. There is a good possibility to win the Intergiro and we'll do everything we can to succeed.
The final of the stage was not as easy as one could have expected. There was a 16 kilometre circuit that we had to pass three times and there was a 2,5 kilometre ascent on it. I had good legs today but I had decided not to force the pace and tomorrow I'll also try to get through a easy as possible.
Sunday there a time trial and I'm hoping for a top 10 placing - I don't think it's impossible. A few af the specialists are also riding for the GC and with the stage tomorrow they might be a bit tired sunday. Of course I need a good day but normally I can do good time trials in stage races.
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