Giro d'Italia

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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby reohn2 » 14 Oct 2020, 3:19pm

NA
The Yates twins are 28 years old,in their prime I'd say.

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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby Debs » 14 Oct 2020, 5:25pm

Are they using the 3 km rule on the flat stages?

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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby cycleruk » 14 Oct 2020, 6:18pm

Debs wrote:Are they using the 3 km rule on the flat stages?
They were today.
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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 14 Oct 2020, 8:15pm

Hi,
reohn2 wrote:NA
The Yates twins are 28 years old,in their prime I'd say.

Brucey
Spot on WRT Sagan.

Retired Yates..=...............Sean Yates :)
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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby reohn2 » 14 Oct 2020, 9:49pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
reohn2 wrote:NA
The Yates twins are 28 years old,in their prime I'd say.

Brucey
Spot on WRT Sagan.

Retired Yates..=...............Sean Yates :)

Sorry my mistake.
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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 14 Oct 2020, 10:19pm

hi,
No that's okay after I posted and saw your remark I thought yeah I can understand because Yates has gone home retired?
Cynic me Sagan probably deserve the win.
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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 15 Oct 2020, 4:33pm

Hi,
An another off with a motorcycle and cyclist yesterday.
Cyclist got back on and carried on.
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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby Debs » 15 Oct 2020, 11:39pm

I have a theory that there may be an exodus of riders from this Giro after stage 13 on Friday 16th, especially sprinters who aren’t doing so well, and quitting due to the cunning plan of avoidance of the final week horrors of five torturous mountain stages, three of which are back to back, would also avoid a hellishly hilly time trial on Saturday too.

Anyone abandoning after stage 13 would have four days preparation period before enlisting for a fresh start in the Vuelta which starts next week on Tuesday. Apparently it is going ahead! :|

13 Fri Oct 16 Cervia Monselice 192km Flat
14 Sat Oct 17 Conegliano Valdobbiadene 34.1km ITT
15 Sun Oct 18 Rivolto Piancavallo 185km Mountains
– Mon Oct 19 Rest day
16 Tues Oct 20 Udine Valdobbiadene 229km Mountains
17 Weds Oct 21 Bassano del Grappa Madonna di Campiglio 203km Mountains
18 Thurs Oct 22 Pinzolo Lago di Cancano 207km Mountains
19 Fri Oct 23 Morbegno Asti 251km Flat
21 Sat Oct 24 Alba Sestriere 198km Mountains
21 Sun Oct 25 Cernusco di Naviglio Milan 15.7km ITT

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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby Brucey » 16 Oct 2020, 12:01am

after today's miserable stage I wouldn't be at all surprised if several riders are 'not fit' tomorrow morning.

Ineos are having a good race, having had their GC plans derailed.

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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby mjr » 16 Oct 2020, 9:06am

Debs wrote:Anyone abandoning after stage 13 would have four days preparation period before enlisting for a fresh start in the Vuelta which starts next week on Tuesday. Apparently it is going ahead! :|

They would need UCI permission to start another race before one they've withdrawn from has finished. I think that's usually only granted when they withdrew due to injury.
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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 16 Oct 2020, 9:55am

Hi,
Brucey wrote:after today's miserable stage I wouldn't be at all surprised if several riders are 'not fit' tomorrow morning.

Ineos are having a good race, having had their GC plans derailed.

cheers

Not seen the whole race yet but you could be mistaken in thinking you're somewhere in the British Isles about this time of year.
Complete with all the hedges and of course the quality of tarmac, or the lack of it.
Wiggo reckons it's not too hilly, Well I had to go and look but just over 100 foot the mile it's just like a leisurely ride in Devon :)
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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby cycleruk » 16 Oct 2020, 10:56am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Brucey wrote:after today's miserable stage I wouldn't be at all surprised if several riders are 'not fit' tomorrow morning.

Ineos are having a good race, having had their GC plans derailed.

cheers

Not seen the whole race yet but you could be mistaken in thinking you're somewhere in the British Isles about this time of year.
Complete with all the hedges and of course the quality of tarmac, or the lack of it.
Wiggo reckons it's not too hilly, Well I had to go and look but just over 100 foot the mile it's just like a leisurely ride in Devon :)

I wouldn't call 127 miles at 23 mph average speed a leisurely ride. :roll:
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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 16 Oct 2020, 11:29am

Hi,
I was talking of the terrain not necessarily the fitness and of course the speed they can obtain.
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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby rjb » 17 Oct 2020, 7:06pm

Has been pushed back to 11pm on quest tonight and 10pm tomorrow (Sunday) before it reverts backs to 7 pm on Tuesday after the rest day. :wink:
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Re: Giro d'Italia

Postby FerociousDog » 17 Oct 2020, 11:00pm

Gannas TT bike today......25K.Not sure if that's £s or €s but 25K!!!!
He was pushing unbelievable Watts out there today.Going up a 19% section quicker than I ride the flat :shock: