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Giro 16 Stage 12 ***Spoilers***

dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,724
edited May 2016 in Pro race
Flat, sprint, chance of rain...

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  • CrozzaCrozza Posts: 991
    Town centre crit to finish - what could possibly go wrong?
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,508
    Flattest ever stage, anywhere?

    Break to get almost 10 mins, then the sprinters to wake up, and the city centre carnage.....
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,012
    Nothing stage, nothing breakaway and a nothing pace being set.
    Well done, RCS.
    Just what we want after 11 days of already very hill light, racing.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,574
    Have you watched a GT before Saddles?
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,012
    Well over a hundred kms to go and it's dull and wet...................and the very isn't very nice either.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 9,074
    Sounds like the kind of stage in the Tour that Paul would start reading from the tourist guide book.

    Wish I was watching - I could drift off listening to Kelly's soothing tones. "General Classement"
    and then the next thing you know
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,012
    Sounds like the kind of stage in the Tour that Paul would start reading from the tourist guide book.

    Wish I was watching - I could drift off listening to Kelly's soothing tones. "General Classement"

    He's already said there will be a problem today in the peloton with riders getting bored. :lol:
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,012
    ddraver wrote:
    Have you watched a GT before Saddles?

    Dan Lloyd says....

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    :lol::wink:
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    Only another 2 million km to go...
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,574
    ..Has Dan not watched a GT before

    (presumably riding these stages is a little more pleasant)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,012
    I'm watching the mountain stage of the Tour of Norway at the same time.
    (with wierd, college bloke type supplying English commentary)

    http://cyclinghub.tv/livestream

    They are knocking off hilly kms as fast as the flat Giro boys.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,030
    On the plus side, tomorrow is a bit lumpier so it might result in more attacking.
  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,200
    Can't wait to get home for the highlights of this one tonight!
  • Seems it's stopped raining

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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,590
    Final lap neutralised for GC, maybe, nearly posted earlier what are the odds on that happening when someone said it was raining.
    AFC Mercia women - sign for us
  • type:epyttype:epyt Posts: 783
    What's Hatch's issue with the presentation of the sponsors jersey's by the podium girls on the finish straight? 'Trip back in time ...' nonsense every day ... The sponsors have paid to have their name on a jersey so why not present it to the public as best they can? Chanel are unlikely to replace Natalie Portman with his grandad in their perfume ads are they.
    Life is unfair, kill yourself or get over it.
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    Stage 19's Colle dell’Agnello ***spoiler****

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  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    Poor that it will be neutralised at 8 KM
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,665 Lives Here
    :roll:

    Bring on tomorrow.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,012
    Greipel going home, today.
    I'd guess Caleb Ewan, too.
    Demare will probably be OTL if he's suffering and stays.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    I just hope that everyone stays upright, neutralised or not.
  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    some of these corners are dangerous
  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    Crash at the back
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,574
    This is an exhibition from LottoS...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    Easy for the big German
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,590
    type:epyt wrote:
    What's Hatch's issue with the presentation of the sponsors jersey's by the podium girls on the finish straight? 'Trip back in time ...' nonsense every day ... The sponsors have paid to have their name on a jersey so why not present it to the public as best they can? Chanel are unlikely to replace Natalie Portman with his grandad in their perfume ads are they.


    I've missed this but assuming he's made some comments along the lines of "podium girls" being an anachronism then presumably he thinks that that is not the "best way" to present the sponsor's brand.
    AFC Mercia women - sign for us
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,141
    type:epyt wrote:
    What's Hatch's issue with the presentation of the sponsors jersey's by the podium girls on the finish straight? 'Trip back in time ...' nonsense every day ... The sponsors have paid to have their name on a jersey so why not present it to the public as best they can? Chanel are unlikely to replace Natalie Portman with his grandad in their perfume ads are they.


    I've missed this but assuming he's made some comments along the lines of "podium girls" being an anachronism then presumably he thinks that that is not the "best way" to present the sponsor's brand.

    Let's face it, I enjoy admiring good looking women as much as any man but having the 'podium girls' wearing very tight fitting versions of the leaders' jerseys and high heels is the sort of thing that saw its day 30 odd years ago in most areas but is still alive and well in some sports (motor racing, boxing and MMA are worse!) and the type of expo that appeals to geeks who have never seen a real woman.
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