Giro D'italia

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Just a quick note of admiration for the conscientious steps taken to avoid spoilers - unless anybody records the coverage to analyse farcilities along the parcours
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thirdcrank wrote: 11 May 2022, 12:48pm Just a quick note of admiration for the conscientious steps taken to avoid spoilers - unless anybody records the coverage to analyse farcilities along the parcours
To be honest I don't know today's result yet!
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mattheus wrote: 11 May 2022, 1:21pm
thirdcrank wrote: 11 May 2022, 12:48pm Just a quick note of admiration for the conscientious steps taken to avoid spoilers - unless anybody records the coverage to analyse farcilities along the parcours
To be honest I don't know today's result yet!
Nobody does yet! 30km to go. Real cyclists do it in the afternoon, not like British early morning perverts.
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Today it's only 120 miles with 15000 feet of climbing. :shock:
Could have an effect on the GC. :?:

What we call in the trade - a bit lumpy. :roll: :P
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Just watched today's stage. I was surprised and disappointed to see Simon Yates dropped so early on the Blockhaus, his performance in the TT seemed to indicate he was in good form. Maybe he just had a bad day.
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Norman H wrote: 15 May 2022, 9:22pm Just watched today's stage. I was surprised and disappointed to see Simon Yates dropped so early on the Blockhaus, his performance in the TT seemed to indicate he was in good form. Maybe he just had a bad day.
He's got a sore knee after his crash the other day.
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reohn2 wrote: 15 May 2022, 10:51pm
Norman H wrote: 15 May 2022, 9:22pm Just watched today's stage. I was surprised and disappointed to see Simon Yates dropped so early on the Blockhaus, his performance in the TT seemed to indicate he was in good form. Maybe he just had a bad day.
He's got a sore knee after his crash the other day.
Plus he said the heat was affecting him.
Hopefully can recover somewhat on todays "rest day". I don't think he will be a challenge for the GC now.
I'd not heard of the Blockhaus before but a brute of a climb to finish on.
Serves the 3 leaders right for messing about before the finish.
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cycleruk wrote: 16 May 2022, 10:43am Serves the 3 leaders right for messing about before the finish.
But isn't that the joy of bike racing - that there is rarely an obvious route to victory?? e.g. if Landa had just gone all-in up the climb, he would have been outsprinted. But as the favourite in the trio, he would never be able to persuade the other two to work equally.

Also, I don't think they ever had a clear advantage - the gap was around 11 seconds for a long time, I don't think Hindley was outgunned by the Landa group. They had a tough job to win the stage.

A thrilling stage, one way and another :)

(and I thought Lopez was very humble in his post-race interview, came across very well.)
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There's a chance they maybe took it a little easy so as not to get into the lead and have to defend it.
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Willing the breakaway on today.
Will they won't they. :?:
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Hi,
And he still has it :)
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NATURAL ANKLING wrote: 23 May 2022, 10:49am Hi,
And he still has it :)
Who still has what? :confused:
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Hi,
mjr wrote: 23 May 2022, 1:12pm
NATURAL ANKLING wrote: 23 May 2022, 10:49am Hi,
And he still has it :)
Who still has what? :confused:
Sorry Simon Yates stage 14!
Hindley, Carapaz, Nibali etc might have let him go because Carapaz was for the GC, or they couldn't match him............
I can see SY taking another stage?
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