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Giro Stage 6:-Ponte to Roccaraso *Spoiler*

blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,335
edited May 2016 in Pro race
Don't all rush at once.

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,040 Lives Here
    So Valverde?
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    So Valverde?

    Or Ulissi?
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,329
    Looks made for Valverde, with Movistar on the front most of the race.

    Wild card - Cunego from the break?

    And what about Dumoulin? He could do this and it seems unclear whether he's going for stages and days in pink or the GC itself.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,040 Lives Here
    Meh, not over Valverde, the bullet.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,329
    Agree, esp with Movistar likely to marshal things to the end for him.
  • mechanismmechanism Posts: 891
    TV starts earlier today - preview at 11:45 and live at 12:00.

    You can always edit your prediction posts after the event à la Cycling Podcast.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,040 Lives Here
    On odds, valverde is 5/2 or 10/3

    Next lowest odds is Ulissi at 6 or 7/1.

    If you back Dumolin an EW would be worthwhile at 14/1.

    Zakarin at 12/1 also worth EW.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    This could be made for someone not in GC contention. Zoom off in the last few kms and hang on.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    BTW Blazing, your stage profile is the wrong one. It doesn't have a climb at the start.

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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,388
    First summit finish and first time I'm in the office and can watch it. Happy days :)
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,335
    edited May 2016
    Joelsim wrote:
    BTW Blazing, your stage profile is the wrong one. It doesn't have a climb at the start.

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    Typical.
    I got mine from the official website the other day = wrong.
    Meanwhile, PCS = right.
    Official site now changed.

    Gotta love the Italian way of doing things.

    Anyhow, mine would have been far better for the stage.
    As it is now, it'll be no break possible for the first 40kms.

    Now I am hearing on RAI that the start has been moved up 10 minutes.
    Due off in 3......2.......1.....
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,335
    Stage underway.
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,329
    Did they leave anyone behind?
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,335
    dish_dash wrote:
    Did they leave anyone behind?

    Yes, the tv cameras. :oops:
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,329
    :lol:
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Nice to see that even ex-pros of many years sometime fluff up getting into their cleats - Juan Antonia Flecha on the preview :-)

    If the weather is that poor for the final climb there will be some extra heavy legs
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,335
    Finally live. Break on the first climb.
    Kolobnev, Zhupa and Bisolti have about 2 and a half minutes.
    What a quality break that is. :roll:
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Zhupna Bisolti Kolobnev off the front with nearly 4 mins on the pack

    And those Gazprom / Colnago outfits and bikes look really good
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,335
    Bunch 8 abreast and in siesta mode.
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  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    Ulissi FTW surely. custom made for his uphill sprint.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    Depends how hard they go.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,335
    Rai playing the usual blinder with coverage.
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  • Le CommentateurLe Commentateur Posts: 4,099
    Black screens everywhere....

    ah wait a sec!!
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    So is anyone else thinking that Dumoulin has got a bigger chance at winning this than people are giving him credit for? A long TT coming up and relatively few summit finishes this year.
  • hanshotfirsthanshotfirst Posts: 303
    Milton50 wrote:
    So is anyone else thinking that Dumoulin has got a bigger chance at winning this than people are giving him credit for? A long TT coming up and relatively few summit finishes this year.


    Every time I hear him saying he's not here to win the GC I do think "yeah alright mate, you are at it!"

    Long way to go though.
  • topper_harleytopper_harley Posts: 597
    Just in from work..looking forward to today's stage
  • topper_harleytopper_harley Posts: 597
    Over 7 minutes to the break that has Wellens in it...40k still to go.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,335
    Well over 8 minutes now as the peloton continue in coma mode.
    Boy, this is another grim stage.
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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Dull dull dull. Someone had Tim Wellens I seem to think in PTP - looking better than the scores of us who went for Valverde
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,329
    How is the commentary?
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