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February 25/07 12:20 pm - Vuelta a Cuba: Stage 12

Posted by Editoress on 02/25/07

Vuelta a Cuba Cuba

Report Courtesy Team Symmetics

The S-team entered stage 12 with only one goal in mind, to keep Tuft in yellow. "The boys did another great job of maintaining consistency and keeping Svein out of trouble." said Bruce Wenting. "Svein rolled in about 54 seconds back holding his own against the key contenders and maintaining his 33 second lead." At the end of stage 12 Symmetrics sits second in the team classification next to Cuba and Christian Meier sits second in the U23 classification. The final stage 13 is a 90 km circuit race that will be nothing short of fast and exciting. The Cubans are not going to go down without a battle. "This race is not over yet!" said Wenting from his hotel room in Cuba. "These Cubans ride as one and anything can happen. This is not the Tour de France where we ride the final stage drinking champagne. It will be hard race right to the finish and we are not considering it to be over just yet."

Stage 12: Artemisa to Pinar del Rio, 126 km

1. Lizardo Benitez (Cub) Cuba, 2:50.56
2. Ernesto Cano (Cub) ISCF Manuel Fajardo, at 0:04
3. Roger Rodriguez (Cub) Pinar Del Rio
4. Eliodis Griñan (Cub) Guantanamo
5. Yasmani Martinez (Cub) Cuba
6. David Salomon (Mex) Mexico
7. Reinier Cardoso (Cub) Ciudad Habana
8. Yoandry Freire (Cub) C.T Cienfuegos
9. Yordenis Crespo (Cub) Matanzas
10. Seranis Gallardo (Cub) Guantanamo

21. Christian Meier (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team, 0:46
28. Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
90. Marsh Cooper (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team
91. Geoff Kabush (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team, all s.t.
98. Andrew Pinfold (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team, 1:26


1. Svein Tuft (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team, 42:21:25
2. Pedro Pablo Perez (Cub) Cuba, at 0:33
3. Carlos Ochoa (Ven) Venezuela, 1:04
4. Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Cinelli-Endeka-OPD, 1:11
5. Marcelino Esparza (Mex) Mexico, 1:29
6. Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Cuba, 2:04
7. Sergio Padilla (Spa) Viña Magna Cropus, 3:04
8. Bernardo Colex (Mex) Tecos de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, 3:11
9. Adonis Cardoso (Cub) Cuba, 3:25
10. Lizardo Benitez (Cub) Cuba, 3:33

20. Christian Meier (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team, 7:15
24. Geoff Kabush (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team, 16:10
54. Marsh Cooper (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team, 47:18
72. Andrew Pinfold (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team, 1:06.09

U 23 GC

1. Yoandry Freire (Cub) C.T Cienfuegos, 42:27:21
2. Christian Meier (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team, at 1:19
3. Raul Granjel (Cub) ISCF Manuel Fajardo, 1:53
4. Yordenis Crespo (Cub) Matanzas, 2:00
5. Nikolai Schwarz (Ger) Alemania, 10:17
21. Marsh Cooper (Can) Symmetrics Cycling Team, 41:22

Team GC

1. Cuba, 127.09.03
2. Symmetrics, at 1:56
3. Cinelli-Endeka-OPD, 3:05
4. Tecos UAG, 4:59
5. ISCF Manuel Fajardo, 18:37


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