Exciting news for Belgian cycling fans! Stijn Devolder took the lead in the Vuelta today after the time trial. Devolder came in 29 seconds faster than Denis Menchov who is second in the overal standings. Tom Boonen, the favorite among the Belgian riders, has not been doing as well as people expected, but with Devolder in the lead, Belgium can’t complain.
Here are today’s results:
Stage 8 – time trial: (1) Bert Grabsch; (2) Laszlo Bodrogi; (3) Stijn Devolder
Overall standings: (1) Stijn Devolder; (2) Denis Menchov; (3) Vladimir Efimkin; (4) Cadel Evans: (5) Maxime Monfort.