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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Haha. Ricco is so bloody good. Queen stage. How did Vino beat Basso on a climb. All these riders were super quality doping or not.
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  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    This race is just a freak show.
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  • greeny12greeny12 Posts: 759
    Yuk....WADA should just go to this race with a big butterfly net
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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Queen stage. How did Vino beat Basso on a climb.
    A group sprint; Vino's always been faster than Basso. I would not say this was the queen stage; that has to be the Pampeago finish.
  • Any word on where Gibo finished? Not getting my hopes up, the tea, said he was there to provide "ethusiasm". They should have called me, i'd have done it cheaper.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    FJS wrote:
    Queen stage. How did Vino beat Basso on a climb.
    A group sprint; Vino's always been faster than Basso. I would not say this was the queen stage; that has to be the Pampeago finish.

    Got it. I didn't watch it, just saw the profile.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    FJS wrote:
    Queen stage. How did Vino beat Basso on a climb.
    A group sprint; Vino's always been faster than Basso. I would not say this was the queen stage; that has to be the Pampeago finish.

    Got it. I didn't watch it, just saw the profile.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,203
    Big day for BMC.
    9 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team
    Top 10 only.
    As usual Italian race sites are shiite, when it comes to results.
    What of Rujano, as well as Gibo?
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,312 Lives Here
    DaveyL wrote:
    This race is just a freak show.

    Bet it was bloody good racing though.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,203
    It's on now if anyone can get the link to work. :?
    http://www.worldlivetv.org/
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  • DoobzDoobz Posts: 2,800
    Woowa - What a finish.. Ricco is a veery smart rider...
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,203
    33 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:28

    36 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:39

    42 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) ISD - Neri 0:04:04

    Make of that, what you will. :wink:
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Contador is the Greatest
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    Doobz wrote:
    Woowa - What a finish.. Ricco is a veery smart rider...

    Yea he wheelsucked his way up the last thre k's does he have no respect ? ....... :wink:
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    Hands up who thinks this is the new clean Ricco?

    Anyone?
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  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    Timoid. wrote:
    Hands up who thinks this is the new clean Ricco?

    Anyone?

    Usually i am all for giving riders the benefit of doubt and in Riccos case he was entitled to come back. But as for him being clean now ......... :lol:
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    This is the problem, if even MG doesn't believe then what sort of Giro are we going to get. I want to enjoy the race but the weight of question marks will be too much to carry, it risks being a three week freak show.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,705
    Sorry if I missed something, but Ricco won't be at the Giro will he?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    andyp wrote:
    Sorry if I missed something, but Ricco won't be at the Giro will he?

    No. Thank gawd

    He was complaining Basso didn't congratulate him on his win a few days ago.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Get real. So a rider beating another by a few metres and a handful of others by a few more (not excactly the best riders around...) means riders are doping?!
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  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    The advantages conferred by CERA and other blood-manipulation techniques are massive. See how a modest but effective domestique like Riis became GT contender thanks to EPO, see how Millar has fallen back now he's dropped the old ways.

    Ricco was winning with CERA, either he's up to old tricks again or he's training very well.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,203
    Is the Giro any different to the Tour?
    If you think the Giro has the strong wiff of doping, then
    what of the race that will inevitably average a faster speed?
    All down to that extra training, I take it. :roll:
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    So by the same logic, all the top 25 or whatever are also doping. Some mediocre/unknown names within 20 secs or so of some proven top riders.
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Stage 4 *Spoiler*


















    1. Pozzovivo
    2. Ricco
    3. Pardilla
    4. Vino

    I think Vino wins overall. *sicks in mouth*
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,203
    I watched the climb last night and it was, I'm afraid, extremely suspicious.
    At 1.8kms to go, Andrea Noe and Simon Clarke, were still away, grinding up the 12% finishing ramp.
    The group behind had been dwindling, driven on by Liquigas. (Syzmd)
    Out of this selection shoots Domenico Pozzovivo, like a scalded cat, pedals whirling furiously.
    Only Ricco and Vino can go with this pace. Wasn't long before Vino was dropped, unable to live with Pozzovivo's pressure. Ricco lasts longer, but his face is contorted with the effort. The CSF man looks........unaffected.
    Ricco falls off and it's all over.

    Son of Sella, IMO.

    Rujano made a brief appearance hoovering up the breakaway, before being hoover up himself.
    Simoni, crossed the line smiling, waving both hands to the crowd.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    He did the last 500m at and average of 11mph. Pretty slow. He looked completely cooked at the end. He didn't put much time into the others.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Have I messed up my calculations somehow?! It looks like he did the 1km-500m at 7.6mph average...........

    Just using times from here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euz0FcNqx4
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  • FJS wrote:
    Queen stage. How did Vino beat Basso on a climb.
    A group sprint; Vino's always been faster than Basso. I would not say this was the queen stage; that has to be the Pampeago finish.

    Beat him there as well. Hilarious GC result with Vino & Ricco virtually tied at the end.
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