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Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria **Spoilers**

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited January 2011 in Pro race
3 stage 2.1 race, first in the UCI Europe Tour. The start list isn't packed with top flight talent - Cunego the biggest name - but has some handy riders. Being a smaller Italian race they are all small Italian teams.

Stage 1 yesterday had a 2man breakaway - 130km off the front and caught in the last 5km. A tough uphill finish was won by Pietropolli (Lasmpre-ISD). Oss tried to jump clear in the final but got hauled in, Cunego lauched an attack, but a little early and with not full power.
Bettini photos
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10mins of the last kms:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiTQB0YxDYc
(The Farnese kit + bike combo is excellent).

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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Stage 2 started at 9am this morning and should be finishing within the hour.

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  • I watched Rai's coverage last night.
    They started in glorious, Spring-like conditions, before the leadened January sky filled in.
    The final 14km were tough, despite a 2.8% average. The higher they went, the harder it got.
    Liquigas train first, followed by Farnese.
    After that, it's on the clip. Damiano Cunego's little attack and subsequent work did most of the damage. Followed by Ulissi and finally Gavazzi's lead out of Pietropoli.
    Sound team work from the men in pink.
    Schumacher looks to be finding his old legs at Miche, too. :oops:
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  • jim onejim one Posts: 183
    Thank you FF- another good thread like your San Luis posting :)
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    GP de la Marseillaise should reschedule to reclaim their title of first European race of the season!
  • lucybearslucybears Posts: 366
    Oscar Gatto wins 2nd stage Giro della Reggio Calabria 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fd11GPd ... r_embedded
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  • No sign of that steep climb towards the end, on Rai's rather dull coverage.
    Did see the most famous "nodding dog" in the peloton.
    Paxti Vila one of the two man break.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Oss, looking for some serious excitement from him this year - my type of rider.

    Shame about the mullet : )

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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Stage 3:
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  • DoobzDoobz Posts: 2,800
    There has been some cracking racing though. Not too sure I would be happy with the state of the roads.

    Interesting to see Stefan Schumacher near the top in stage 1

    e2a: I searched high and low for some coverage of Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise - I am interested to see Ricco riding.. 8)
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  • Jérémy Roy wins the Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise with zero media coverage of another mighty French win. :roll:
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  • hommelbierhommelbier Posts: 1,513
    http://info.francetelevisions.fr/video-info/index-fr.php?id-categorie=REGIONS

    You need to check on the Provence region and then look for the clip
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Stage 3, mass sprint won by Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox.

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    Overall taken by: Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD

    Liqugas wins team classification.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Jérémy Roy wins the Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise with zero media coverage of another mighty French win. :roll:

    Solo. No arm or knee warmers. Half the field outside time limit (I know it is because they are not trying too hard).

    1. Jérémy Roy (FRA, FDJ) les 139,7 km en 3h30'55" (39,7 km/h)
    2. Sylvain Georges (FRA, BigMat-Auber 93) à 2'38"
    3. Romain Feillu (FRA, Vacansoleil-DCM) à 2'43"
    4. Jure Kocjan (SLO, Team Type 1) m.t.
    5. Artur Vichot (FRA, FDJ) m.t.
    6. Cyril Gautier (FRA, Team Europcar) m.t.
    7. Riccardo Ricco (ITA, Vacansoleil-DCM) m.t.
    8. Cédric Pineau (FRA, FDJ) m.t.
    9. Julien Antomarchi (FRA, VC La Pomme Marseille) m.t.
    10. Julien El Farès (FRA, Cofidis) m.t.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 13,985
    edited January 2011
    Stage 3, mass sprint won by Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox.

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    Overall taken by: Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD

    Liqugas wins team classification.


    Actually, it was not a mass sprint, but a breakaway with 250 metres to go!
    Belletti went, just as the Farnese lead out man sat up, cos Oscar Gatto wasn't on his wheel. He boxed in Schumacher, Sacha Modolo didn't have to bother and suddenly there was a 30 metre gap.
    The Colnago man had nothing left to do, but sit up and celebrate his win, from 100 m out.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Getty
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Another Frenchman on top is Charteau (he won this race in 2010 as well)
    La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Ondimba (Tabo) 2011 (2.1)

    http://www.cyclingfever.com/editie.html ... d=MjE2OTU=

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    http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/la-tro ... tabo-2-1-1
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Got it Blazing, thanks.
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