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Giro Del Trentino ***SPOILERS***

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
edited April 2015 in Pro race
One of my favourite short stage races. Includes a TTT, two uphill finishes and a really bumpy stage with a hilly finishing circuit.

Stage 1
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Stage 2
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Stage 3
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Stage 4
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Start list is here, Fabio Aru pulled out due to illness so Porte favourite, Sky have a strong team. Others include Kardi, Bardet and Ryder. http://www.pelotonwatch.com/calendar/20 ... tlist.html

Previous winners:
2004 Italy Damiano Cunego (ITA)
2005 Mexico Julio Alberto Pérez (MEX)
2006 Italy Damiano Cunego (ITA)
2007 Italy Damiano Cunego (ITA)
2008 Italy Vincenzo Nibali
2009 Italy Ivan Basso
2010 Kazakhstan Alexandre Vinokourov (KAZ)
2011 Italy Michele Scarponi
2012 Italy Domenico Pozzovivo
2013 Italy Vincenzo Nibali
2014 Australia Cadel Evans (AUS)
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Ooo I'm super excited about this wee race in part because I know the roads.

    There be some shockers, the road from Ragoli to Stenico on stage 2 is particularly bad surface wise unless they've resurfaced it since the summer.

    Anyway, come on MY MAN Porte!
    Correlation is not causation.
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    Not on (British) Eurosport as far as I can see.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Come on Meintjes!
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Pozzo is the danger man. He is in good form and this race suits him well as he has shown in the past. Lets hope he and Meintjes tear Sky to pieces. I expect Bardiani will provide some firecrackers and Cunego will show something. Cant rule out Kudus for a nice performance either. A shame Aru is not racing.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,200
    Mechanism wrote:
    Not on (British) Eurosport as far as I can see.

    No live coverage this year. The cutbacks in Italy continue to bite deep.
    Highlights on Rai Sport 2, each day around the 5pm mark.
    Sometimes there is a RS 2 feed available, sometimes not.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,200
    Highlights schedule. All times BST:
    Tomorrow:- 6-05pm (45 minutes)
    Wednesday:-5-00pm (55 minutes)
    Thursday:-5-00pm (1hour)
    Friday:-6-00pm (1hour)

    This live feed is currently working for me
    It's almost as good as I get on my tv:

    http://www.calcion.md/raisport2.htm

    So, if you wish to watch, you now know when and hopefully where.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Pozzo is the danger man. He is in good form and this race suits him well as he has shown in the past. Lets hope he and Meintjes tear Sky to pieces. I expect Bardiani will provide some firecrackers and Cunego will show something. Cant rule out Kudus for a nice performance either. A shame Aru is not racing.

    I don't sky why, Sky particularly when racing with Porte this year have been all attack. Great racing for true fans.
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,471
    Cycled the roads of stage 3 many times. A super part of the world to ride in.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Apparently Cannondale Garmin had a crash losing two riders in the TTT.


    Team hoodless extractor (Bora) seem to be leading 0.3 seconds ahead of Sky for the time being.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    So Team Bora take it from Sky...

    I'll post up more results when I get them.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    Apparently Cannondale Garmin had a crash losing two riders in the TTT.


    Team hoodless extractor (Bora) seem to be leading 0.3 seconds ahead of Sky for the time being.

    Surely Team Inactive Hoodless Extractor :wink:

    TCG have no luck in the TTT
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Bora
    Sky +0.3 sec
    Astana + 4 seconds
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Not totally dreadful from AG2R.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,200
    The_Boy wrote:
    Not totally dreadful from AG2R.

    That title went to Androni and Colombia.
    Ag2r have sent strong team.
    It's been showing on that link above for the last 50 minutes.
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  • mm1mm1 Posts: 1,063
    phreak wrote:
    Cycled the roads of stage 3 many times. A super part of the world to ride in.

    Stage 3 goes through my Dad's home town and finishes where my Grandmother's family came from. It is a beautiful area.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,200
    The whole of yesterday's coverage:
    http://www.steephill.tv/players/youtube ... qg&yr=2015
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    15km to go, approaching the final climb.

    A small peloton left at the front

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    4k to go

    Hesjedal, Kudus, Zilioli dropped
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    3km to go Porte and Pirazzi on the offensive
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    And with 2km to go Porte goes solo. Landa is the nearest 5s back
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    RichN95 wrote:
    And with 2km to go Porte goes solo. Landa is the nearest 5s back

    Rock solid evidence Porte is a doper I guess

    /Internet Loon
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    Porte goes under the kite. He's got this in the bag. But what will the gap be.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    Porte throws his hands in the air as we keep an eye on the clock.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    Landa crosses the line in second and Cunego comes second.

    For younger readers, Cunego is a rider from 2004.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    Porte leads Landa on GC by 24 seconds. Konig is third at 42 seconds.

    Konig was fourth and Torres was fifth (doing well since he left Chelsea)
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Thanks for the updates. Some disgraceful performances there.

    Glad I didn't watch it as would have just got angry. F Porte.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    Stage result

    1 Porte

    2 Landa +16

    3 Cunego +32
    4 Konig +32
    5 Torres +32
    6 Zardini +32

    7 Cataldo +43
    8 Pirazzi +43
    9 Meintjes +43
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Lol Konig rides for Sky. 1st and 3rd on GC. What a joke.

    POZZO WHERE YOU AT?!?!
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  • adr82adr82 Posts: 4,002
    Lol Konig rides for Sky. 1st and 3rd on GC. What a joke.
    Do you prefer it when their other riders trail in minutes down? Because you complain about that too... :P
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    “To be honest I didn’t feel fantastic today, I only came down from altitude on Friday and so to win with legs I had today was massive confidence boost. The effort the team put in was really the cherry on the icing on the cake,” Porte said.

    :roll:
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