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Giro d'Italia 2015 Stage 20 ***Spoilers***

MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
edited June 2015 in Pro race
Probably another snoozefest.

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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Julien Berard (AG2R-La Mondiale), Marco Bandiera (Androni Giocattoli), Nicola Boem (Bardiani CSF), Aleksejs Saramotins (IAM Cycling), Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida), Jon Izagirre (Movistar), Giacomo Berlato (Nippo VIni Fantini), Matteo Busato (Southeast), Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha).

    The peloton are not giving this break much space and they've pegged the gap back down to 1:40.
    123km remaining.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    69km. Saxo pegging break to 1'45".
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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    This Giro's route definitely ends in crescendo. Yesterday had more big climbs, but all gradual - today is for me, with the Finestre, the queen stage.

    Saxo and Jumbo consistently leading the chase - Kruijswijk with plans? I hope Bertie starts his effort on the Finestre. The Sestriere is just not hard enough
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Richer returns for a maximum effort today than yesterday. Another good, if ambitious, theory behind Contador not following Aru was to anchor Landa with him for the day, and maybe with Aru for today's climbs.
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  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    edited May 2015
    Macaloon wrote:
    Richer returns for a maximum effort today than yesterday. Another good, if ambitious, theory behind Contador not following Aru was to anchor Landa with him for the day, and maybe with Aru for today's climbs.

    I think that's a fairly good theory. Contador will open the taps up today.
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  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 6,082
    Kruiswijk wants blue, needs the points at the top as he's probably in better climbing form than Visconti and Intauxsti
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    ^ Sean reckons he's got a chance for precisely those reasons and the tight leash on the break. And then he plays safe with 'The Dutchman' to avoid a Kroozcrash. I think he's providing much more insight than in previous broadcasts. Credit to Rob Hatch.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    At last I can sit down to watch this. Hoping for a cracking finale to a wonderful Giro.

    Love this climb.

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    Only satisfying end will be a win by Contador. He certainly deserves it.

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  • ProssPross Posts: 31,634
    Here we go, this is going to be a brute. Any snow up the top?
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Hellacious leadout pace into the climb. Break as good as caught.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Looked like last Jumbo support for K dropping like a stone.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    He has heart this Zakarin.

    Ex Sky Cataldo having a tiff with ex Sky Rogers.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    @friebos 1m1 minute ago
    RAI expert Silvio Martinello says sterrato section on Finestre is noticeably rougher than in 2005 & 2011. Real danger of wheel slippage.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,759
    Pirazzi... at last!
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Only two left for Contador. Hope that if he gets a mechanical on the rough section there is a moto with a bike right there.
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  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    Pirazzi... at last!

    followed by Kelly's quote of the Giro
    you know what they say, a dumb priest never gets his parish
    :lol:
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Pirazzi moves is pretty good right now. Zakrain has increased his advantage also. 53'' with 41km to race.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 6,082
    Only two left for Contador. Hope that if he gets a mechanical on the rough section there is a moto with a bike right there.

    Even with a Vuelta 09 Cadel-like delay he won't lose the Giro
  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    Only two left for Contador. Hope that if he gets a mechanical on the rough section there is a moto with a bike right there.

    Even with a Vuelta 09 Cadel-like delay he won't lose the Giro

    He could borrow a bike off another team, he's got 2 mins he can afford to give up.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Now 1'20'' for Zakarin and Pirazzi has 30'' on the peloton.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    LLS drops off and Tiralongo takes it up. Cataldo next.
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  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    I think I'll run alongside this rider shouting as loud as possible in his ear.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Zakarin flying at the moment and looks like he is born for the climbs.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Kruijswilk for the KOM, Contador for the stage?
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Oh yes here we go. Kangert goes, Kruijsvijk covers wiht Contador on the wheel. Landa, Aru, Uran, 1 Movi and Hesjedal there.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Kruij likes his racing. Now goes to the front and upping the pace.

    They have caught Pirazzi.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Hesjedal lifts the pace.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    One of these guys is going to go clear soon. Too many counterattacks to keep it together.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,759
    PIrazzi again... legend!
  • ProssPross Posts: 31,634
    Shame Konig couldn't hold the front group. Lucky it's dry today, the sterrato isn't in great condition.
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