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Clarkey Takes Stage 4! by Cor Vos

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Photographer:
Cor Vos
Location:
Estación de Valdezcaray, Spain

Photo Details

Camera:
Canon EOS 1D
Lens:
70-200mm
Shutter Speed:
1/2000
Aperture:
F4.0
Focal Length:
200mm
ISO Speed:
400

Clarkey Takes Stage 4!

By Cor Vos on August 21, 2012

Simon Clarke won stage 4 of the Vuelta to claim the biggest win of his career. He had been part of the day’s early break and was the only one who could match the pace of Tony Martin on the final climb. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) lost the leaders jersey after being one of a number of fallers in a crash inside the final 30 kilometres. As Valverde was down SKY made a contentious move by pushing the pace in the heavy crosswinds and splitting the peloton to seeminly take advantage of Valverde's bad luck. Joaquim Rodriguez moveds into the overall lead. Full results here.
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  • redostler

    Such a great win. Caused an impromptu victory salute from me at work.

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    A bit of a Usain Bolt victory salute. The kid’s got class

  • Anth73

    Absolutely wrapped for Simon. He’s travelled a difficult road to get to this point in his career and is very deserving of this win.

    • Tim

      Rapt?

  • Steel

    I see das Panzerwagen came second. I assume our lad dropped him with 3 km to go and soloed to victory. No?

  • http://twitter.com/ashmilne Ash Milne

    Marcos Garcia seemed very excited for forth place ;)

    • Anonymous

      If you’re going to fail, fail hard and in one of the biggest events of the year