The Week That Was...
Ian comments on the happenings in the world of cycling.
needed a top eight finish at the recent Japan Cup to make sure that fellow Italian, Paolo Bettini, didn?t pip him at the post. The Saeco rider finished second in the race securing him the top spot.
Congratulations to Roadcycling.com?s latest interviewee, Tadej Valjavec, who got married on Saturday. Valjavec is expected to lead the Swiss Phonak team at next season?s Giro d?Italia.
Finally this week, our condolences go out to the family and friends of first year Spanish pro, Jokin Ormaetxea. The Paternina-Costa de Almeria rider was traveling in a car driven by Euskaltel-Euskadi rider Joseba Albizu when the car left the road, hitting the embankment and spinning over. Spanish daily El Pais reports that both riders were taken to hospital where Ormaetxea died; Albizu remains in intensive care after fracturing ribs and bruising his lungs.
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