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Giro Stage 11 ***Spoilers***

dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
edited May 2016 in Pro race
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Looks dull as anything... but apparently the descent down to the finish is windy and technical on narrow roads.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,710 Lives Here
    Good.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,584
    Pippo in the break - got to count for something...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    All back together.

    Most sources suggesting this isn't going to be a sprint stage.

    Come on Carlos!!!!!!!! (More in hope than expectation)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,710 Lives Here
    What sources?

    You mean people you follow on Twitter?
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    "...can André Greipel hang on? I don’t think so...", Inrng.

    That's not to say their predictions are any better than anyone else's.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,759
    The profile looks like a milano-sanremo lite, which leads me to believe it will be a sprint finish involving individual riders as opposed to full trains.

    Ergo sprinters who can climb

    Ergo Battaglin

    Ergo ptp points aplenty for me.
    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    What sources?

    You mean people you follow on Twitter?

    No, several reviews that I have read or heard.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,070
    ridgerider wrote:
    The profile looks like a milano-sanremo lite, which leads me to believe it will be a sprint finish involving individual riders as opposed to full trains.

    Ergo sprinters who can climb

    Ergo Battaglin

    Ergo ptp points aplenty for me.

    And me!

    Although without Landa my current decent placing isn't going to last anyway...
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    edited May 2016
    Dumoulin abandons
  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,130
    ^ with a sore bottom
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    ^ with a sore bottom

    Dumouln leaving #giro: there is no position less dignified than when examining your own saddle sore with a torch and magnifying glass.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,128
    The climb at 20 kms to go is as tough as the one at the end of Stage 4, so it'll break up the race a fair bit. Whether any sprinters can hang on enough to get back on will be interesting.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,070
    Hope Dumoulin recovers for one of the other two GTs this year.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,759
    joelsim wrote:
    ^ with a sore bottom

    Dumouln leaving #giro: there is no position less dignified than when examining your own saddle sore with a torch and magnifying glass.

    Magnifying glass???

    Any saddle sore requiring a magnifying glass to see it doesn't count, according to my 'hardman' reference book.
    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,759
    "Lightweight"
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,020
    Sean Kelly: "Sky needs to bring Shane Sutton back."
    Woke me up. :lol:
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  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    Sean Kelly: "Sky needs to bring Shane Sutton back."
    Woke me up. :lol:

    Missed that! not sure if it was due to actual work or that I had just let the giro go in one ear and out the other today
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,902
    Sean Kelly: "Sky needs to bring Shane Sutton back."
    Woke me up. :lol:
    Well he is an expert on bottoms. Maybe he could have sorted Landa's out.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,710 Lives Here
    Doesn't beat Boonen's saddle sore in the Vuelta. It was more a hole worn into his scrotum.
  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    My velogames team is ruined, i had Landa, Vivani and Big Tom D...shows what i know
  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    big crash..missed it...eurosport adverts
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,584
    FdJ Team Crash
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    Just censored off with these stupid adverts all the time
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    My velogames team is ruined, i had Landa, Vivani and Big Tom D...shows what i know

    So far I have lost:

    Geniez, Peraud, Landa, Fraile.

    Sounds like I might be about to lose Demare too.
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,584
    ...almost some GC action
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    Hard to watch a race through the trees and the helicopter is spinning around and making me feel sick
  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    Christ on a bike, what a time to take a break
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,584
    Nibbles, Chaves and Valverde off the front together with 15 to go and a bit of climbing

    gap about 8 secs by my count
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,584
    3 ahead caught, Amadour attacks, Jungels follows, they get a gap

    Kruiswijk following in the gap

    12 to go
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    You can hear Matt White saying "Stick to Valverde's wheel!"
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