Vuelta: Pauwels and Serry animated finale, Meersman 25th
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team riders Serge Pauwels and Pieter Serry animated a part of the finale of the 19th stage of La Vuelta a España. The two OPQS riders jumped to a group which chased two leaders. The chase group eventually bridged the gap, but was caught by the first part of the peloton later on.
Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) launched a decisive attack in the final kilometre. He won the stage solo, 11" in front of Diego Ulissi (Lampre) and team matee Daniel Moreno. Chris Horner (Radioshack) took some seconds on Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in the battle for the overall lead. Horner became the new leader and has a 3" gap to Nibali. Gianni Meersman finished as best OPQS rider, he was 25th at 1'29".