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Giro d'Italia 2015 Stage 21 ***Spoiler/Wind Down***

ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
edited June 2015 in Pro race
Well, in the spirit of the last stage of the race, how about a gentle wind down chat before Black Monday when we will have nothing to fill our afternoons with?

Pleasantly surprised to get lots of ptp points (for me) thanks to Stevie K and perhaps Holfand today.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Ridgerider wrote:
    Black Monday when we will have nothing to fill our afternoons with?

    Apart from arguing about who will win CdD, you mean?
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Thrilling stage race. 'I absolutely loved that'. Top 5 for Hejsdal, a two-wheeled one-man band. If Wilco is as good as Kruijswijk, that's another Tour podium contender. Shades of what might have been from Uran at the end.

    Tinkoff's Occupy grupetto protest saved the race. Contador would have won in a procesion without the pressure from Astana, and Amador(!) was +5 mins to Landa.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Shocking scenes

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  • alihisgreatalihisgreat Posts: 3,872
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 17,376
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    Mikkel Condé v2.0 ‏@mrconde · 21m21 minutes ago
    ICYMI. Yesterday, Coledan stopped before the finishing line to wait for Kluge, in order to finish last overall. #Giro
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  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
    Macaloon wrote:
    Shocking scenes

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    "Someone, get me out of here.."
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,883
    I'm enjoying a steak and beer about 200m from the finish line. Some of you will be heartened to know that a couple of tables away there is young Italian boy (about 7) proudly wearing his Sky jersey.
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    The_Boy wrote:
    Ridgerider wrote:
    Black Monday when we will have nothing to fill our afternoons with?

    Apart from arguing about who will win CdD, you mean?

    I give up..should I know what/where CdD is?
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,883
    Ridgerider wrote:
    The_Boy wrote:
    Ridgerider wrote:
    Black Monday when we will have nothing to fill our afternoons with?

    Apart from arguing about who will win CdD, you mean?

    I give up..should I know what/where CdD is?
    Criterium du Dauphine
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    RichN95 wrote:
    I'm enjoying a steak and beer about 200m from the finish line. Some of you will be heartened to know that a couple of tables away there is young Italian boy (about 7) proudly wearing his Sky jersey.

    Blue stripe in his hair?
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Ridgerider wrote:
    The_Boy wrote:
    Ridgerider wrote:
    Black Monday when we will have nothing to fill our afternoons with?

    Apart from arguing about who will win CdD, you mean?

    I give up..should I know what/where CdD is?

    Critérium du Dauphiné .

    I *was* going to go with TRFKalDL, but thought that would be a bit too cryptic.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,883
    Ridgerider wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    I'm enjoying a steak and beer about 200m from the finish line. Some of you will be heartened to know that a couple of tables away there is young Italian boy (about 7) proudly wearing his Sky jersey.

    Blue stripe in his hair?
    I think he's too sensible for such attention seeking antics
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    RichN95 wrote:
    Ridgerider wrote:
    The_Boy wrote:
    Ridgerider wrote:
    Black Monday when we will have nothing to fill our afternoons with?

    Apart from arguing about who will win CdD, you mean?

    I give up..should I know what/where CdD is?
    Criterium du Dauphine

    Gosh...need to engage my brain into French mode, didn't think it was that soon.
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  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    The_Boy wrote:
    Ridgerider wrote:
    The_Boy wrote:
    Ridgerider wrote:
    Black Monday when we will have nothing to fill our afternoons with?

    Apart from arguing about who will win CdD, you mean?

    I give up..should I know what/where CdD is?

    Critérium du Dauphiné .

    I *was* going to go with TRFKalDL, but thought that would be a bit too cryptic.

    Backwards yob after aesthete tease stripped (3_3)
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  • CrozzaCrozza Posts: 991
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    Tinkov looks like he's wearing a shower cap
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,883
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    Macaloon wrote:
    The_Boy wrote:
    Ridgerider wrote:
    The_Boy wrote:
    Ridgerider wrote:
    Black Monday when we will have nothing to fill our afternoons with?

    Apart from arguing about who will win CdD, you mean?

    I give up..should I know what/where CdD is?

    Critérium du Dauphiné .

    I *was* going to go with TRFKalDL, but thought that would be a bit too cryptic.

    Backwards yob after aesthete tease stripped (3_3)

    Ah...got that one but not "French race" [8 words].
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,883
    Tinkov just walked past me and he looks like he dipped his head in a can of paint. I didn't take a photo because that'swhat he wants me to do.
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    RichN95 wrote:
    Tinkov just walked past me and he looks like he dipped his head in a can of paint. I didn't take a photo because that'swhat he wants me to do.

    Does he go round surrounded by 'his people' or is he billy no mates.
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  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 4,009
    RichN95 wrote:
    Tinkov just walked past me and he looks like he dipped his head in a can of paint. I didn't take a photo because that'swhat he wants me to do.

    Rush up to him with a replica gun and demand he take it as a present to honour 'el pistolero'...
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,883
    Ridgerider wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Tinkov just walked past me and he looks like he dipped his head in a can of paint. I didn't take a photo because that'swhat he wants me to do.

    Does he go round surrounded by 'his people' or is he billy no mates.
    Just Mrs Tinkov (I assume it was Mrs Tinokov)
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    What can you see at the moment Rich?
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,883
    Ridgerider wrote:
    What can you see at the moment Rich?
    I'm on the barriers at about 300m to go.
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    Give us the winner...
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,883
    Brett Lancaster just had a puncture right in front of me. Hepburn gave him a wheel. I resisted telling them to save it for Richie Porte.
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  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
    edited May 2015
    Had to be this Giro the peloton won't catch the break on the last stage..
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    Is that the bike to use on this stage to avoid having punctures like everyone else?
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  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    Oddly it was Astana's incredible/unbelievable or strong/aggressive riding that made the race for me making a race out of stages that would normally have been uneventful.
  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,204
    Brilliant. Great to see that break sticking.
  • Keisse takes the stage after some track style weaving and waiting with Durbridge.


    What do I watch on tv now? :(
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