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Giro stage 5 Praia a Mare - Benevento *spoiler*

rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,776 Lives Here
edited May 2016 in Pro race
A classic long giro day. Up & down all day at 233km, only one GPM, 195km from the finish,
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  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,409
    Another day of lovely weather and great vista's.

    Not unlike Peterborough this morning.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,027
    Tut tut. Stage thread started and no profile, let alone pics.
    No wonder major PTP pink faces yesterday.
    Talking of which, it's Kittel's birthday today.

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    Same finish as 2009 when Scarponi won from the breakaway.
    T05_Benevento_ukm-PRE.jpg
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  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,200
    Long stage. I may have this very wrong but I don't see Kittel having the legs at the end of this.
  • oldbazzaoldbazza Posts: 646
    Another day of lovely weather and great vista's.

    Not unlike Peterborough this morning.


    Peterboghorror surely.
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  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    Small group away - Txurruka, Brutt, Oss, Foliforov. Nothing in the profile to stop a bunch sprint imo.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 9,206
    smithy21 wrote:
    Long stage. I may have this very wrong but I don't see Kittel having the legs at the end of this.

    Everyone else should leave it entirely to Etixx to chase the breakaway.
    and then the next thing you know
  • professeurprofesseur Posts: 232
    Turfle wrote:
    Small group away - Txurruka, Brutt, Oss, Foliforov. Nothing in the profile to stop a bunch sprint imo.

    Yeah, I thought it might be a breakaway day but it seems unlikely now
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,027
    Already live on Rai.
    Oss has just come to grief on a descent. He's up, dusted off and trying to regain the break.
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  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,320
    awesome countryside round there
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    edited May 2016
    Katusha rider pays the price for trying to divebomb the corner

    Greipel's done very well!

    ...and takes it really well! Wins from Demare by bike lengths.

    That boys and girls is the difference between the 5* sprinters and the rest!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,776 Lives Here
    No one else on the photo.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,594
    Not important but it's slightly unfair that Greipel has been given the same time as the rest, that Gap was Massive!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,027
    ddraver wrote:
    Not important but it's slightly unfair that Greipel has been given the same time as the rest, that Gap was Massive!

    They gave a 4 second gap for the GC boys after 14th spot or so.
    Zakarin moves up, Chaves down.
    I think Valverde was last man.
    Landa lost out along with Uran, Dumoulin and the rest
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,776 Lives Here
    ddraver wrote:
    Not important but it's slightly unfair that Greipel has been given the same time as the rest, that Gap was Massive!

    They gave a 4 second gap for the GC boys after 14th spot or so.
    Zakarin moves up, Chaves down.
    I think Valverde was last man.
    Landa lost out along with Uran, Dumoulin and the rest

    Valverde does not drop the wheel...!
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
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    Different class up that nasty finishing drag
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Top 10
    1 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal 05:40:35
    2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ
    3 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF
    4 Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx - Quick-Step
    5 Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
    6 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela
    7 Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team
    8 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Alpecin
    9 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
    10 Alexey Tcatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha


    Shout out to Mad Malx who is the only one to get 10 points on PTP! Honorable mention to TakeTheHighRoad and TheBigBean (Demare) as well as RidgeRider (Hofland).

    27 picked Kittel
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    I had an exam this morning and forgot to pick Demare. At least he didn't win though which is what usually happens
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  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 3,933
    dish_dash wrote:

    Shout out to Mad Malx who is the only one to get 10 points on PTP! Honorable mention to TakeTheHighRoad and TheBigBean (Demare) as well as RidgeRider (Hofland).

    27 picked Kittel

    Been trying to avoid the favourites & nab stages, since I have no chance on the overall season.
    - although I thought Contralamontre picked him too?
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 3,933
    ^Remembered the stat that he has won a GT stage every entry since 1910 or something, and any other year he would have been a favourite on today's route.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,776 Lives Here
    Less of a sprint, more of a monster late attack.
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Looking at tomorrow's profile, will Marcel be heading for the airport in the morning?
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:

    Shout out to Mad Malx who is the only one to get 10 points on PTP! Honorable mention to TakeTheHighRoad and TheBigBean (Demare) as well as RidgeRider (Hofland).

    27 picked Kittel

    Been trying to avoid the favourites & nab stages, since I have no chance on the overall season.
    - although I thought Contralamontre picked him too?

    He did! Good spot... I missed that one. I'll post up an interim update on the rest day so that everyone can check their scores.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,913
    RonB wrote:
    Looking at tomorrow's profile, will Marcel be heading for the airport in the morning?
    Stages 7,11 and 12 offer possibilities for him. Then he'll be off for sure.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,027
    RichN95 wrote:
    RonB wrote:
    Looking at tomorrow's profile, will Marcel be heading for the airport in the morning?
    Stages 7,11 and 12 offer possibilities for him. Then he'll be off for sure.

    Yes, stage 12 then ciao.
    Surely this is too much of a giant carrot to our very fast donkey.

    PW_T12_Bibione_alt-1.jpg
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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    RichN95 wrote:
    RonB wrote:
    Looking at tomorrow's profile, will Marcel be heading for the airport in the morning?
    Stages 7,11 and 12 offer possibilities for him. Then he'll be off for sure.

    Yes, stage 12 then ciao.
    Surely this is too much of a giant carrot to our very fast donkey.

    PW_T12_Bibione_alt-1.jpg

    If he can get over the climb at 88.1.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,776 Lives Here
    Some sprint that.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,303
    A two handed celebration by Greipel
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,216
    Less of a sprint, more of a monster late attack.

    nah, that was an 1800 watt kick away from the group, then leave it in the big gear and hope!...
    He made 6 or 7 bike lengths by jumping at that time then maintained it.

    Demare showing the long sprint gets you a decent second place over others that have shorter fuses.
  • ContrelaMontreContrelaMontre Posts: 3,027
    dish_dash wrote:
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    dish_dash wrote:

    Shout out to Mad Malx who is the only one to get 10 points on PTP! Honorable mention to TakeTheHighRoad and TheBigBean (Demare) as well as RidgeRider (Hofland).

    27 picked Kittel

    Been trying to avoid the favourites & nab stages, since I have no chance on the overall season.
    - although I thought Contralamontre picked him too?

    He did! Good spot... I missed that one. I'll post up an interim update on the rest day so that everyone can check their scores.

    Thanks Malx for being so honourable! Yesterday made up for picking Van Emden over Dumoulin on stage 1. Looking forward to seeing the scores.

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    A silver back gorilla and an old photo of Greipel, but cant work out which ones which ?
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