10 March 2011

Andreas Klöden wins

Yes! Andreas Klöden takes the win today
Andreas Klöden is one of my favorite riders of all-time. It was great to see him win the stage today in Paris-Nice and take the leaders jersey. Fantastic cycling!
Andreas Klöden wins Stage 5 2011 Paris-Nice  Photo by Steephill.TV

General Classification after Stage 5
1  KLÖDEN, Andreas (RADIOSHACK)                   24h 26' 13"
3  CARRARA, Matteo (VACANSOLEIL-DCM)                + 00' 06"
4  MARTIN, Tony (HTC-HIGHROAD)                      + 00' 10"
5  KISERLOVSKI, Robert (ASTANA)                   
6  BRAJKOVIC, Janez (RADIOSHACK)                  
7  TONDO VOLPINI, Xavier (MOVISTAR)               
9  SANCHEZ GIL, Luis Leon (RABOBANK)                + 00' 28"
Paris-Nice Stage 5 interactive map/google earth and written preview 
Andreas Kloden - the satisfaction of victory   Photo on the Paris-Nice official website
Kloden after the race: "Thanks to Janez Brajkovic, he led the sprint very well. I didn’t think I could beat Samuel Sanchez in a sprint. It’s a great performance by the whole team and it’s a victory by the team. I had good legs, I tried to stay with the best in the climb. Janez was there with me and there were other good riders like Martin and we were hoping to win the stage. For sure, we’ll try to defend the jersey but we’ll see from day to day. Tomorrow is a hard time trial and also the last four days were very hard and nervous. I hope the legs stay like this and I can also do a good time trial."
More Photos of Andreas Kloden's win on : CyclingNews.com 
Andreas Kloden takes over the GC in Paris-Nice   Photo on Yahoo Sports
Andreas Klöden has been a professional cyclist for almost 14 years. His nickname is Klödi, born in East-Germany, age 35, he is 6ft tall and only 140lbs. He won Paris-Nice in 2000. Other major wins include: Germany National Road Race Champion (2004), Vuelta al País Vasco (2000), Tirrenno-Adriatico (2007), Tour de Romandie (2008). His win today put a smile on the faces of a lot of cycling fans.