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Giro d'Italia

Posted: 4 Oct 2020, 3:54pm
by Norman H
Recorded highlights are available daily at 19:00 on freeview Quest Ch12.

Geraint Thomas finished fourth, only 23 seconds behind Filippo Ganna, in Yesterday's opening TT. An impressive result given Ganna's resent world championship form. Simon Yates was a further 26 seconds behind Thomas and both are well placed amongst the other GC contenders.

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 4 Oct 2020, 4:25pm
by Marcus Aurelius
Norman H wrote:Recorded highlights are available daily at 19:00 on freeview Quest Ch12.

Geraint Thomas finished fourth, only 23 seconds behind Filippo Ganna, in Yesterday's opening TT. An impressive result given Ganna's resent world championship form. Simon Yates was a further 26 seconds behind Thomas and both are well placed amongst the other GC contenders.

It’s G’s to lose this year.

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 4 Oct 2020, 4:52pm
by thirdcrank
Norman H wrote:Recorded highlights are available daily at 19:00 on freeview Quest Ch12. .... .


Thanks for that. I don't watch much telly and I rarely check what's on. Now set to series record. Thanks again

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 5 Oct 2020, 4:08pm
by cycleruk
Oh dear ! :(
And dogs as well. :shock:

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 5 Oct 2020, 8:00pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
Big Gun out today with crash :(

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 5 Oct 2020, 11:10pm
by Debs
Why do they get so many bidons bouncing all over the road?

Especially in a built up area like that!

Is it butterfingers or bottle-cage malfunction? :roll:

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 5 Oct 2020, 11:55pm
by rualexander
Marcus Aurelius wrote:It’s G’s to lose this year.


Looks like he's achieved that already unfortunately.

Giro d'Italia

Posted: 6 Oct 2020, 6:32am
by Syd
Just watched some fans video of G’s incident in the neutral zone.

First through that crossed my mind was ‘why was he so far back in the bunch’? Risky at best.

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 7 Oct 2020, 11:39am
by Marcus Aurelius
rualexander wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:It’s G’s to lose this year.


Looks like he's achieved that already unfortunately.

He’s fractured his pelvis apparently.

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 7 Oct 2020, 12:11pm
by Richard Fairhurst
Good piece in CyclingTips about bottle cages: https://cyclingtips.com/2020/10/a-simpl ... iro-crash/

It does surprise me slightly that I did 90ish miles of the very bumpy King Alfred's Way without either bottle falling out once, yet as soon as the Giro hits a short stretch of cobbles, the bottles go flying. I grant you that they might have been going a bit faster than me. :lol:

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 7 Oct 2020, 12:56pm
by Stradageek
Norman H wrote:Recorded highlights are available daily at 19:00 on freeview Quest Ch12.

As long as you don't mind commentary in Welsh, you can watch live coverage for free by going to iplayer and selecting S4C

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 7 Oct 2020, 1:40pm
by kylecycler
Richard Fairhurst wrote:Good piece in CyclingTips about bottle cages: https://cyclingtips.com/2020/10/a-simpl ... iro-crash/

It does surprise me slightly that I did 90ish miles of the very bumpy King Alfred's Way without either bottle falling out once, yet as soon as the Giro hits a short stretch of cobbles, the bottles go flying. I grant you that they might have been going a bit faster than me. :lol:

I saw that Cycling Tips piece last night - interesting, right enough (it's an excellent website). It says they were actually in a neutral zone at the time behind the Commissaire's car which was dictating the speed so they weren't even racing, but it was downhill and they were still travelling fairly fast over big paving stones.

Jan Heine wrote about the issues concerning carbon bottle cages in his Rene Herse Cycles blog, suggesting that carbon isn't an ideal material - it doesn't flex quite enough to securely clamp a bottle in particularly bumpy conditions. The teams have strategies for keeping bottles in place on the likes of Paris-Roubaix, but whatever, it shouldn't happen. Apparently, although it was a freak accident, it's not unique - it's happened before with similar, if maybe not usually so serious, consequences.

Jan Heine pointed out that aluminium or even stainless steel bottle cages do a better job of clamping bottles securely and the weight 'penalty' is so negligible as to be irrelevant. Still, can you just imagine an aluminium or even *shock horror* stainless steel bottle cage on a high tech pro race bike in this day and age?!?!? Can't have that, can we? Although I believe a lot of riders still favour aluminium bars - slightly heavier, less cushy, perhaps, but also less liable to break.

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 7 Oct 2020, 4:10pm
by Norman H
Stradageek wrote:
Norman H wrote:Recorded highlights are available daily at 19:00 on freeview Quest Ch12.

As long as you don't mind commentary in Welsh, you can watch live coverage for free by going to iplayer and selecting S4C


Have you managed to get this to work?
I registered with SC4 and sat down to watch the opening TT stage live but got an error message when I tried to view it. I've had the same message since when I've tried to watch subsequent stages.
Incidentally I imagine that G's crash and subsequent withdrawal is a bit disappointing for the folks at SC4.

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 7 Oct 2020, 4:52pm
by roger
I can get S4C to work, today I ploughed on passed the error message.

What frustrate me is that I have the English version, everything including the commercials is is English with a Welsh commentary. I will have a look at the Freeview resume tonight.

Re: Giro d'Italia

Posted: 7 Oct 2020, 6:06pm
by reohn2
Today's stage was a classic,one of the best cycle races I've seen because the least likely and unknown talent won!
Brilliant ride,fantastic finish and really showed them all how to win a bike race.Great! :D