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Giro D'Italia- Stage 15 ***Spoilers***

disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
edited May 2015 in Pro race
Everybody seems a bit slow on the uptake, so I'll do it.

Stage 15: Marostica- Madonna Di Campiglio. 165km and a summit finish. The Giro returns to the scene of the crime for the first time since Pantani's spiritual de-pantsing.

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  • sherersherer Posts: 2,453
    should be an interesting stage today, Aru must attack to take back some time.

    What's the weather like today ?
  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    sherer wrote:
    should be an interesting stage today, Aru must attack to take back some time.

    What's the weather like today ?

    Google says 22c, no wind and no chance of rain. Perfect racing conditions, Brian.
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  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    And, since there's a tenuous Pantani link to today's proceedings, I'm just going to leave this here...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddDyakMniSs
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  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    edited May 2015
    Same as ^
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    And, since there's a tenuous Pantani link to today's proceedings, I'm just going to leave this here...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddDyakMniSs

    that is censored amazing :D. Has totally made my day :D:D
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  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    Group of 17 trying to cement an advantage, Sky, Astana, Lotto, Quick Step, BMC, Movistar all have men in it.
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  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    Group of 17 trying to cement an advantage, Sky, Astana, Lotto, Quick Step, BMC, Movistar all have men in it.


    Strangely, TinkySaxo not having that and we're all back together. 40km gone.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    So yeah, autobus forming no break sticking yet. This is totally the first time I said this :hmm:
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  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    48kph for the first hour!

    2 man break of Visconti and Zakarin currently trying to build their advantage.

    Lobato had a problem with his chain and was helped on his way by a Bardini rider too... I don;t think the 2 minute penalty will worry him overly
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Porte dropped 4:20 yesterday. No need to ask what he was smoking.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Three up front. Chaisng group @18s. Gap to peloton @46s and going out. Think this might stick.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Chaves, My man Fatty, Pelizotti, Nieve and Zardini in the second group. Think Zakarin + 1 movistar + a n other up front.

    edit: visconti and Intxausti
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
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  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    Zakarin already refusing to come through
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Paulinho trying to bridge on the descent when he had gravity onhis side. Think he might struggle now the road is going up...
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Tell a lie. Road was still going downhill. Paulinho bridges. Four riders including Siutsou, Dupont, Roas and Montaguti about 20s back.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    The Rai feed with direct from motos is fab http://www.raisport.rai.it/dl/raiSport/dirette/ContentItem-0e710b5d-5ca7-4504-b7e0-ea4979e8b33b.html. Just seen a break rider signaling that Paulinho should get back to the peloton where he belongs.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Front group of four, second group of four and two others now all together at the front. Around 1m on peloton.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    ^like that moto link.

    Thank goodness it has stopped raining.

    Strong break.

    Shame the last climb is not a stinger. Hard to make a difference on these sorts of climbs as a proper climber. Just keep a high pace and burn people off more like.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Paulinho has not done a stroke of work. AG2R quite exercised about it, keep dropping back to punch his ticket. Moto 1.
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  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    Macaloon wrote:
    Paulinho has not done a stroke of work. AG2R quite exercised about it, keep dropping back to punch his ticket. Moto 1.

    I can't get the moto link to show anything.

    The Astana rider is also doing nowt. It seems an odd tactic as both teams are all over the front of the race still, unless they're just there for later but Contador and Aru don't strike me as needing help pacing up an Alpe D'Huez type tempo climb.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Coverage drops now and again. Try some of the other motos. But moto 1 is the best. Zakarin was just spoon-fed his musette from the car. Montaguti is going to lamp Paulinho.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Macaloon wrote:
    Paulinho has not done a stroke of work. AG2R quite exercised about it, keep dropping back to punch his ticket. Moto 1.

    I can't get the moto link to show anything.

    The Astana rider is also doing nowt. It seems an odd tactic as both teams are all over the front of the race still, unless they're just there for later but Contador and Aru don't strike me as needing help pacing up an Alpe D'Huez type tempo climb.

    Unless it's for the descent from Doane and the valley to final climb
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Visconti and Siutsou have attacked the break. Visconti is +6 and change from Contador.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Dupont and Brookwalter latch along.
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  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    By the looks of things if Zakarin wants to get that back, he'll have to do it himself. Zero interest from basque-man, Paulinho or Tiralongo, for obvious reasons.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Joined by Brookwalter and Dupont. Meanwhile, away from the motos, Montaguti has attacked Paulinho, probably with a tragic spanner.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Nice canyon.
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    There's a Lidl and a shop that sells absolutely anything coming up on the right soon so if anyone in the peloton needs something it would be a good place to stop off before the 'git climb' starts soon after.
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