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Giro Stage 9 - Radda in Chianti to Greve in Chianti (ITT) *Spoiler*

RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
edited May 2016 in Pro race
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Technical due to the twists and turns. Don't be fooled by the very odd and vertically exaggerated profile for the stage - for example, that last time check comes on the crest of a "hill" where riders ascend 180m in 5km in other words just 3.6%. It will still be a challenge for the main contenders and specialists though. The rest day during the long transfer from Arnhem seems a long time ago.
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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Dumoulin has said he has switched focus back to the ITTs from GC. No energy and no legs today. Oh and a saddle sore.
  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    I normally find ITTs in GTs quite boring, but this looks interesting. For a net downhill TT that looks quite tough. With all the undulations and twists it'll be really difficult to get in to and stuck in to any kind of rhythm.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Rain forecast for tmw too.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Kittel has gone to put his towel down in France.
  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,427
    All those picking Dumoulin for PTP must not have seen what happened every time the road went uphill yesterday
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
    I did, and had second thoughts, but then I read the inrng preview and listened to the cycling podcast and decided he was still a good bet for a decent place.

    Bearing in mind Cancellara is a bit uncertain too with him being ill earlier.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Fabs 13" down on Brandle at check 1, also 2" behind Vorobyev
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Roglic fastest by 10", Fabs 4th currently
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Raining at start now according to Eurosport, could slow down some later starters
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,022
    Nobody watches the Giro here.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
    Nobody watches the Giro here.

    I'm refreshing this thread to find out what's going on... isn't really helping!

    Currently in a unuversity lecture and thus unable to watch.

    Feeling smart for not going for Cancellara in PTP now.
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Amador fastest at first time check so far, Jungels 3rd (+7s), Dumoulin 5th (+15s)- Roglic is current leader and 6th at this point (+18s)
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Second check point is where the rain is currently, Brandle current fastest (2nd overall currently), Roglic +14s in 2nd, Jungels 5th (+16s), Cancellara 6th (+20s), Amador 7th (+20s)
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Roglic fastest at third check, no GC riders there yet, Cancellara 5th @36s
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Of those finished so far

    1. Roglic 51:45
    2. Brandle +0:10
    3. Laengen +0:17
    4. Cancellara +0:28
    5. Vorobyev +0:30

    And a few going down on the last corner
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
    Dumoulin not doing so well then. Oh well.
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Dumoulin 12th at second checkpoint, 50s behind Brandle
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Jungels comes in 6th at finish
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    At first check Zakarin gains 26s on Brambilla
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Dumoulin finishes in 53:43, 15th currently
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
    Bummer.
  • Is there a website anywhere that shows the virtual GC ? Im trying to work out how the time trial effects the GC standings... Who made up a lot of time / lost time in the GC ?
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  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    Nobody watches the Giro here.

    I'm watching, just not got an awful lot to say apart from the weather looks horrible.
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Zakarin falling apart a bit, looks to have had a crash
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Uran loses 2 minutes to Landa at the finish
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    Looking OK for Landa? I was worried he might lose a load of time.
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Not bad at all for Landa, Nibali came in 53:58, Landa losing only 7 seconds

    Looks like Jungels to pink for me.
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Valverde in 54:09, behind Nibali now on overall by 2 seconds
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Kruijswijk in 54:08, Brambilla needs to finish in 53:51 to keep Jungels out of pink by my maths
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