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Amador extends big form

3 June 2012
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Crit. du Dauphiné (Prologue)

Costa Rican rider from Movistar Team profits from great legs after his Giro d’Italia, concludes in 10th places in the Dauphiné prologue within all major favourites for the GC

The most remarkable Movistar Team rider in the recent Giro keeps showing up at the front places. Andrey Amador made a really fine time trial to open his 64th Critérium du Dauphiné (UCI World Tour), 5,700 meters into the streets of Grenoble under sporadic rain that affected the Costa Rican rider even harder than some of the biggest favourites. Provisionally 8th at the finish, the choice by most of the GC riders to start early in the morning -Amador did halfway through the start list- and a road taking long to dry up make him end up in 10th place, just seven seconds behind young Australian Luke Durbridge (OGE).

Well escroted by his teammates -Spaniard Rubén Plaza, the first of the Blues to jump off the start ramp, Vasil Kiryienka and Nairo Quintana came all less than 20 secs back on the winner-, Amador and the rest from the telephone squad will try to get on the move as much as possible from tomorrow on the three stages preceeding the 53k ITT in Bourg-en-Bresse on Thursday. The first one -187 kilometers to Saint-Vallier- will include the Côte de Sizeranne (Cat. 3) with 9k to go.