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Vuelta Etapa 5: Post Stage Thread

Vuelta-post_mediumBunch sprint. Columbia victory. Nothing to see here. Results:

  1. Andre Greipel, Columbia
  2. Tom Boonen, Quick Step, s.t.
  3. Daniele Bennati, Liquigas, s.t.
  4. Tyler Farrar, Garmin-Slipstream, s.t.
  5. William Bonnet, Bweeg, s.t.

Greipel takes the overall lead over his fellow sprinters, in the same order. Obviously none of this matters much, though the points race is taking shape:

  1. Greipel, 78 points
  2. Boonen, 58
  3. Farrar, 47
  4. Jurgen Roelandts, 33
  5. Borut Bozic, 33
  6. Bennati, 31
  7. Freire, 29

We may yet have a Vuelta where the points comp goes to a GC guy, but for now Greipel is doing rather well -- a huge chance for him -- and the usual suspects are kinda hanging around. If somehow Greipel wins the points, does he stay at Columbia? Does he take on a new role? I suppose I shouldn't get ahead of myself... but I bet these thoughts have already crossed his mind. Anyway, hopefully Universal will post the video of today's sprint to Youtube so I can finally see it.