Amador, one more day
05 June 2012

Crit. du Dauphiné (St. 2)

Costa Rican tries it again into the final kilometer of stage two, keeps a place within the best ten after making the front group together with Juanjo Cobo

Andrey Amador is extending his good fitness after becoming of the biggest revelations from this year’s Giro d’Italia, and went on the move again on Tuesday during stage two of the Critérium du Dauphiné, 160 kilometers from Lamastre to Saint-Félicien with a 40-rider field crossing the finish together led by Dani Moreno (KAT). Just like in stage one, the Costa Rican sensation took the Blue colours into the fore in the finale as he attacked just under the flamme rouge, at the end of four ascending kilometers to the city. Despite his attempt not bringing a real result, the Movistar Team cyclist sticked to the front and conserves his 9th place in the GC, with Bradley Wiggins (SKY) still in yellow.

Alongside Amador, Juanjo Cobo brought the Blue colours into the main field, with Vasil Kiryienka and Rubén Plaza (18 seconds back) and Nairo Quintana (27 seconds behind) not far from the duo. Wednesday will bring the easiest route on the map, 167k from Givors to La Clayette before a decisive 53k ITT around Bourg-en-Bresse on Thursday, plus three high mountain stages in the weekend.