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Stage 12 Giro d'Italia 2015 *SPOILERS*

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited May 2015 in Pro race
Hopefully Gilbert finally gets his win

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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    This is a very well-designed grand tour, isn't it? Opportunities for riders to shake it up in almost every stage
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Hahaha, very good.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,171
    FJS wrote:
    This is a very well-designed grand tour, isn't it? Opportunities for riders to shake it up in almost every stage

    Yes, but there appear to be few flat stages so there isn't much of a sprint contest; however, if you judge a GT by the random distribution of PTP picks, I think this one would score highly.
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Fifteen picks today: Matthews vs Gilbert vs Ulissi.

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  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    Still no start line wheel swapping party?
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,227
    Macaloon wrote:
    Fifteen picks today: Matthews vs Gilbert vs Ulissi.

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    Amazing for the fact that there is one glaring omission.
    Wouldn't happen if FF did PTP. :P
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  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Mechanism wrote:
    Still no start line wheel swapping party?
    You never know they could all stop at 20 Km's from the start to play games, if there was a "patron" to organise it.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,227
    70 kms before a break could be established.
    Patrick Gretsch (AG2R-La Mondiale), Davide Appollonio (Androni-Giocattoli), Enrico Barbin (Bariani-CSF), Kenny Elissonde (FDJ) Nick Van der Lijke (LottoNL-Jumbo) now have 2'-12".
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  • ProssPross Posts: 31,602
    I'm surprised this is officially classed as a medium mountain stage, especially at the Giro. Sure there's a few lumps at the end but they are small hills for Italy (obviously it would be the Queen stage on the ToB!). Can't imagine the first 125km being very interesting but the race has been full of surprises.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,882
    Pross wrote:
    I'm surprised this is officially classed as a medium mountain stage, especially at the Giro. Sure there's a few lumps at the end but they are small hills for Italy (obviously it would be the Queen stage on the ToB!). Can't imagine the first 125km being very interesting but the race has been full of surprises.
    I think it's for the benefit of the points competition which they have tried to make more of a sprinters competition by offering different points according to the stage classification. So it's the finish that makes it medium mountains.
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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Tiralongo suggested Aru wants the pink before the ITT so maybe expect an attack from him today.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    Joelsim wrote:
    Tiralongo suggested Aru wants the pink before the ITT so maybe expect an attack from him today.

    Who says he needs to attack to get pink... :wink:
    Correlation is not causation.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,171
    Is anything happening? I've got the cricket on.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Is anything happening? I've got the cricket on.

    No idea, I'm reading a book about the moral architecture of suffering.

    EDIT - I hear that the UCI commissaires are working on who to stitch up like a kipper today.

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    The organisers are of course hoping it isn't Aru.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,997 Lives Here
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Is anything happening? I've got the cricket on.

    Wet roads, breakaway shots.

    Peloton being led by OPQS.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Is anything happening? I've got the cricket on.

    It's raining. Betancur has crashed again. Another fountain is turned pink. There are 60km to go. Not worth watching just yet.
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    More importantly has Flecha had his hair cut?
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  • yorkshirerawyorkshireraw Posts: 1,606
    Androni's Gianfranco Zilioli having a go off the front - and looking like Andy Schleck whilst doing it.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Didn't know the race was visiting Corsica...
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,373
    Would be nice if someone attacked here. Kiryienka just hanging off the front like a carrot, nobody really going for it.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Would be nice if someone attacked here. Kiryienka just hanging off the front like a carrot, nobody really going for it.

    Tell me about it, was about to post the same.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    'Support the conditions' klaxon. Sean concerned at Aru's wetness.
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  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    More importantly has Flecha had his hair cut?

    Unless it's the most subtle of haircuts, I would say no:

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    Should also keep the coloured jeans/chinos people happy.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,997 Lives Here
    It's a good lid, FFS
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Contador puts in a little dig
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Intxausti takes a bidon from an AG2r swanny. Comms taking a closer look....
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Gerrans doing a Gerrans and hits the deck. Porte give him a spare wheel.

    One of those sentences may not be accurate.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,373
    Gerrans down, crash
  • DL1987DL1987 Posts: 204
    Mechanism wrote:
    More importantly has Flecha had his hair cut?

    Unless it's the most subtle of haircuts, I would say no:

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    Should also keep the coloured jeans/chinos people happy.


    Nice to see the time machine worked and he was able to transport his co-host in from 1997.
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