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July 17, 2003

VeloNews | Flecha takes Tour stage into Toulouse

VeloNews has their Stage 11 wrapup:

Flecha meanwhile claimed his first significant victory for his Spanish team and it was their first win on the race.

The rider who joined the Spanish outfit last year took his chance with an attack 14km from the finish line and despite a late chase by Australian Michael Rogers and Frenchman Carlos Da Cruz, there was no stopping the Spaniard.

At the finish line he afforded himself a quick look behind but Dutchman Bram de Groot (Rabobank) and Spaniard Isidro Nozal (ONCE) could not catch him.

As he crossed the line, the ibanesto.com rider - whose surname translates as 'arrow' in English - strung a virtual bow and shot it forward.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 17, 2003 in Stage results | Permalink

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