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Giro D'Italia- Stage 17 ***Spoilers***

TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,151
edited May 2015 in Pro race
Maybe, finally, it will be a quiet one today.

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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,151
    Very short stage (boo), so they are only just starting.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Should be pretty fast given how short it is, less chance for a breakaway. Last chance for a stage win for sprinters. Gilbert?
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,753
    It's deffo breakaway day... where is Pirazzi this year?
  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,598
    He has had some bad luck this year. Had a mechanical at the base of the final climb Sunday I seem to remember.
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    90km. Giant, mainly, holding break of 3 to 2'30" - PTP's Keisse, Bandiera & Berlato

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    Moldolo yet to fall apart, somewhat surprisingly.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    It's important to keep hand-bacteria out of your motorhome, but it's fine to take a bottle covered in the sweat from Kiry's back.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,151
    Giant are chasing so the leaders only have 1m49s with 62km to go. Very unfair in the Ryder Hesjedal unofficial rule book.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,753
    Macaloon wrote:
    It's important to keep hand-bacteria out of your motorhome, but it's fine to take a bottle covered in the sweat from Kiry's back.

    Sky are full of bollox
  • dolan_driverdolan_driver Posts: 831
    A big scrap between two ducks has just kicked off. My money is on the guy on the right! :lol:

    DD.

    This will make sense if you're watching on Eurosport. :wink:
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Everyone thought it was a day for the breakaway. Cheng Ji has other ideas.
  • CrozzaCrozza Posts: 991
    Macaloon wrote:
    It's important to keep hand-bacteria out of your motorhome, but it's fine to take a bottle covered in the sweat from Kiry's back.

    Sky are full of bollox

    lots of fawning over Contador being on the rollers within 90 secs of finishing a stage the other day

    a practice popularized by....Sky

    as Tinkov said, at least they are trying things
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Fyi guys used rollers before Sky

    --

    Grmay on the front had been bringing the gap down too fast so Cheng went to the front to regulate it and expanded it.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,151
    Crozza wrote:
    Macaloon wrote:
    It's important to keep hand-bacteria out of your motorhome, but it's fine to take a bottle covered in the sweat from Kiry's back.

    Sky are full of bollox

    lots of fawning over Contador being on the rollers within 90 secs of finishing a stage the other day

    a practice popularized by....Sky

    as Tinkov said, at least they are trying things

    Reminds me of this
    An interesting exchange between Cancellara, Cav and journalist

    The press conference on Tuesday was almost as interesting as the sprint finish to Tournai. Cancellara came into the pressroom to respond to questions and then Cavendish joined in. The last question to Cancellara perked ears.

    Journalist: “Is your team or the others envious of Sky?”

    Fabian Cancellara: “What’s so special? Their cars? The nice helmets? I don’t know, you have to tell me, I don’t know.”
    J: “The level of detail. For example, how we see them warming down. You don’t see other teams doing that.”
    FC: “Warming down?”
    J: “Yes, cycling outside the bus.”
    FC: “Ah, rollers (he pronounced it ‘Rulers’ – ed)!”
    J: “Yeah, cooling down.”
    FC: “No, I’m not jealous now. First, that’s most important, you have to do in what you believe and in what you think is best for you. They just do what’s best for them and I do what’s best for me. What I’m going to do now? I don’t know, maybe go swim, go on my rollers or I’ll go jumping around, I don’t know. Everyone has his best way. What matters in the Tour is recovery, recovery, recovery. We have a nice cook who does a great job. Every night we get high-level food. We have our soigneurs. I saw 10 teams in the Tour de Suisse doing rollers after the race, but you have to keep doing what you believe in. That’s important.”

    Cavendish comes into the room.

    MC: “Can I ask, who asked that last question?”
    J: “Me”
    MC: “You’re banned from asking questions to me. That’s mental! You’re banned from asking questions.”

    http://cyclingtips.com.au/2012/07/news- ... july-2012/
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    The race hasn't been hard enough for Adam Hansen, so he's gone for a long warm-down off the front.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Surprised the'yre taking a weakened peloton to Lugano given high levels of parasites living there.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Aru and Contador have a flat in Lugano. Wonder if they sleep there with some of their teammates tonight!
    Contador is the Greatest
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Hansen caught by those Giant bustards who promptly disappear from the front. Nice work fellas.
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,151
    Tinkoff-Saxo racing to the 3km line.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Paolini moving faster than the moto right here.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Paolini's 1.5km effort comes to a close with Trek and Lampre chasing.

    Last km
    Contador is the Greatest
  • ic.ic. Posts: 769
    Terrible from Viviani sitting up with 50m remaining.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Modolo gets his 2nd win and Lampre's 4th.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Second perfect lead out from Lampre.
  • dolan_driverdolan_driver Posts: 831
    There was a small split in the bunch today and Ryder is now 13 seconds behind Geniez. The gap was only 1 second yesterday but presumably Ryder will go on the attack again so this little battle at the bottom of the top ten still isn't finished.

    DD.
  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    Iljo had me going for a minute there...
    "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
  • Le CommentateurLe Commentateur Posts: 4,099
    Paolini moving faster than the moto right here.
    Other than the lakeside scenery, his 3km-to-go descending was the best part of the stage today.
  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,133
    Love the commentary on eurosport! greatest Kelly'ism so far "Ulrika Greenedge" coming to the front" :lol:
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Love the commentary on eurosport! greatest Kelly'ism so far "Ulrika Greenedge" coming to the front" :lol:

    Don't think I've heard Sean Kelly as enthusiastic for the racing as he has been the last few stages. Or maybe he's picked-up a cheeky 'Motorola' endorsement deal. It really helps that Rob Hatch asks him meaningful questions. Enhances the race no-end.
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  • greasedscotsmangreasedscotsman Posts: 6,962
    http://youtu.be/OzTYrCVw4Rw

    On board with Luka Mezgec.
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