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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,611
    jibberjim wrote:
    Malori, Sella, Zeits, Santaromita, Pirazzi, Cazaux, Guardini, Casar Ignatiev, Hansen, Ventoso, Garate, Rohregger, Flecha, Benedetti and Haedo in the break



    I guess Guardini is really worried about the cut off he decides to surf the first climb from the break!

    going for the sliding room...

    flecha to push the break on so the jrod is out of the points
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,691 Lives Here
    the ryder is getting talked up a fair bit

    We'll see.

    I remember he did a good ride up the Tourmalet in 2010.

    Tourmalet finish stage 17 - 2010 TdF
    1 011 Andy SCHLECK 5h 03' 29"
    2 001 Alberto CONTADOR + 00' 00"
    3 077 Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER + 01' 18"
    4 054 Ryder HESJEDAL + 01' 27"
    5 181 Samuel SANCHEZ + 01' 32"
    6 191 Denis MENCHOV + 01' 40"
    7 195 Robert GESINK + 01' 40"
    8 023 Christopher HORNER + 01' 45"
    9 101 Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK + 01' 48"
    10 044 Roman KREUZIGER + 02' 14"
    11 201 Damiano CUNEGO + 03' 00"
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,611
    the ryder is getting talked up a fair bit

    We'll see.

    I remember he did a good ride up the Tourmalet in 2010.


    tends not to fade in the 3rd... came 4th that day IIRC but that stage was easier steepness wise

    he could end up surprising
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,611
    beat me too it
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    I think it's a pity they didn't do 3 high mountain stages back to back. That sorts the men from the boys.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • greasedscotsmangreasedscotsman Posts: 7,224
    iainf72 wrote:
    I think it's a pity they didn't do 3 high mountain stages back to back. That sorts the men from the boys.

    What, like last year?
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    It hasn't been an absolutely vintage Giro, but the fact that we are going into the final 3 days with as many as 5 riders who could conceivably win is definitely an improvement over last year.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 8,611
    iainf72 wrote:
    I think it's a pity they didn't do 3 high mountain stages back to back. That sorts the men from the boys.

    not like they took easy yesterday


    49kmh average
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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    Contador is the Greatest
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    And again...

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    Contador is the Greatest
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    And again...

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    Scarponi looks like a skinny Jim Davidson
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,044
    Scarponi also looks like Jim Davidson's age too.
  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    And again...

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    Is Basso polishing his helmet there?

    fnarr fnarr
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Wow. Didn't realise the Stelvio was quite that high. People are going to have some trouble :)
    FCN 2-4 "Shut up legs", Jens Voigt
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  • It would be really interesting to see this table expended into a top-100 GT climbs listed (or even published - a la "Top 100 Climbs in the UK") as a means of comparing their lenght, steepness and overall difficulty...

    ..and it would make a good coffee table book and masochistic-holiday guide for us lot too :)
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,782
    Rujano quits.

    Does he have an appointment with CONI or something?
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • AbdoujaparovAbdoujaparov Posts: 642
    iainf72 wrote:
    I think it's a pity they didn't do 3 high mountain stages back to back. That sorts the men from the boys.

    not like they took easy yesterday


    49kmh average

    Mostly downhill, tailwind and warm - explains the high speed.
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    this is an interesting gap at nearly 10 minutes now!
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,691 Lives Here
    VDV dumps his chain and gets it jammed. The attitude of the chap who came to help him says it all (frantic). It's a biggie today, and they know it.
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    is this climb the highest of the day? as someone noted earlier Stelvio is very high - and it is still a closed road because of snow. I hope we are not going to miss that spectacle tomorrow as a result.
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • About 12 or 13 riders in that break too...

    The Cav-bus already formed in amongst the team cars...
  • ILM Zero7 wrote:
    is this climb the highest of the day? as someone noted earlier Stelvio is very high - and it is still a closed road because of snow. I hope we are not going to miss that spectacle tomorrow as a result.

    Yes at ~2040 metres...some 700 less than the Stelvio tomorrow.

    Volunteers to be drafted in tomorrow am with shovels to clear the road?
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    VDV dumps his chain and gets it jammed. The attitude of the chap who came to help him says it all (frantic). It's a biggie today, and they know it.

    Bloody hell - those riders would eat anything!
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    As an aside...

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    Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen (R) and his lawyer Andre Brantjes (L) arrive at the court in Arnhem on May 25, 2012. The cyclist appealed against the Dutch cycling team Rabobank, his former employer who fired him in 2007
    Contador is the Greatest
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Phinney still riding - nice.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    edited May 2012
    Phinney still riding - nice.

    Pinotti reckons Phinney still has enough form to take the TT on Sunday.
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    Phinney still riding - nice.

    He wants the final TT. I hope he makes the cut today/tomorrow.
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • Another chain stuck - this time Szymd's
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,691 Lives Here
    I am no longer watching the giro in the board room.

    In case you were wondering.
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