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Stage 11 Giro d'Italia 2015 *SPOILERS*

TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,098
edited May 2015 in Pro race
After yesterday's quiet sprint stage another stage where anything could happen

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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    I know it was a rough decision, mate, but pretending Stage 10 didn't happen isn't going to improve matters in the long run.
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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Today's installment sees Richie Porte on his bike on top of the neutral service car, winning the stage.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,098
    Some odds showing how open it is today.

    Michael Matthews 7/1
    Philippe Gilbert 9/1
    Simon Gerrans 11/1
    Diego Ulissi 12/1
    Fabio Felline 14/1
    Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle 16/1
    Giovanni Visconti 25/1
    Simon Clarke 25/1
    Tom Jelte Slagter 25/1
    Carlos Betancur 28/1
    Stefano Pirazzi 28/1
    Sylvain Chavanel 28/1
    Ryder Hesjedal 33/1
    Sonny Colbrelli 33/1
    Enrico Battaglin 40/1
    Luca Paolini 40/1
    Simon Geschke 40/1
    Adam Hansen 50/1
    Andre Greipel 50/1
    Francesco Gavazzi 50/1
    Grega Bole 50/1
    Jesus Herrada 50/1
    Luca Mezgec 50/1
    Mauro Finetto 50/1
    Paolo Tiralongo 50/1
    Sacha Modolo 50/1
    Andrey Amador 66/1
    Damiano Caruso 66/1
    Damiano Cunego 66/1
    Enrico Barbin 66/1
    Fabio Aru 66/1
    Jan Polanc 66/1
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    I like this stage profile. Should make some great viewing for roadside fans with three loops of that circuit.

    It is actually from the 1968 World Championships.

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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    @inrng · 4h 4 hours ago
    L'Equipe reports that MPCC member team Bardiani-CSF allowed one rider to start Giro despite low cortisol level detected in pre-race UCI test
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    @inrng · 4h 4 hours ago
    L'Equipe reports that MPCC member team Bardiani-CSF allowed one rider to start Giro despite low cortisol level detected in pre-race UCI test

    Give Ritchie another 2 minutes just to be sure.
  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
    Let's keep the Richie discussion in one thread, eh... It's cringing enough as it is.
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    "I will survive" vows an exuberant Richie Porte, arriving at the sign-on in some style.

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    ThomThom wrote:
    Let's keep the Richie discussion in one thread, eh... It's cringing enough as it is.

    It's relevant to this thread, and indeed any Giro thread about this edition. I was just having a joke anyway.
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    edited May 2015
    Too many picks riding this stage.

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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    Macaloon wrote:
    Too many picks riding this stage.
    That's not exactly what I read when I first looked...
  • LeePatonLeePaton Posts: 353
    Cmon Boonen
    It's not so much about winning, I just hate losing.
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    An Astana win at the home of Ferrari would probably suit the local officials.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Betancur, Pellizotti, Montaguti, Chavanel are among 11 riders trying to go clear over the first climb.
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    Kruijswijk again...he is this weeks one man Astana!
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Zakarin and Hesjedal there too. Contador peloton at 2 mins.
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  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    A lot of people saying this is a nailed on breakaway stage. Given how the rest of the race has panned out I really wouldn't be surprised to see the GC guys finishing in the top 5.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Astana have a man in the break again: Diego Rosa
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Kruijswijk, Zakarin, Montaguti, Hesjedal, Rutkiewicz, Betancur, Rubén Fernandez, Pellizotti, Intxausti, and Rosa

    Nice break. Lets hope they make it stick.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,883 Lives Here
    LeePaton wrote:
    Cmon Boonen

    Teams don't let Boonen into breaks.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Looks like Betancur slipped out on that wet descent. Not serious though.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Paolini also came off.

    BMC leading the chase now, likely for Gilbert.

    Points on the climb: Betancur, Intxausti, Kruijswijk
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,098
    LeePaton wrote:
    Cmon Boonen

    Teams don't let Boonen into breaks.

    Hard life being a Boonen fan.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Peloton getting fragmented on these wet slick roads.

    Sky are about 30m back from Astana, Tinkoff, BMC.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,883 Lives Here
    TheBigBean wrote:
    LeePaton wrote:
    Cmon Boonen

    Teams don't let Boonen into breaks.

    Hard life being a Boonen fan.

    Makes the winning sweeter.
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    TV production of this stage is like watching CCTV for pickpockets.

    It's surprising that the 'no mechanical help from a rival' rule isn't well known in the peloton. Mick Rogers said just now that he only knew because of a story from 20 years ago. If it was so frowned upon you'd think it would be second nature, especially for GC contenders.

    Rigo distanced on a descent. Fortunately Boonen's there.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    No surprise Uran was dropped. Bouet mullered his mullet with a mallet. Apparently.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,098
    In case anyone cares the break has 2m16s with 59km to go. Otherwise, a lot of chat about yesterday.
  • LeePatonLeePaton Posts: 353
    LeePaton wrote:
    Cmon Boonen

    Teams don't let Boonen into breaks.

    He's going to solo from 40km with the peloton only able to watch.

    I may be dreaming a little.
    It's not so much about winning, I just hate losing.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,883 Lives Here
    LeePaton wrote:
    LeePaton wrote:
    Cmon Boonen

    Teams don't let Boonen into breaks.

    He's going to solo from 40km with the peloton only able to watch.

    I may be dreaming a little.

    He's not great in week 2 and he's never won in week 3 (though he hasn't been in many 3rd weeks).
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