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Giro stage 16 **spoilers**

ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
edited May 2016 in Pro race
Short stage, but interesting finish... Last time they arrived in Andalo in 1973 Merckx won... hope today's winner is of comparable calibre... 8)

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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,330
    So Valverde to win then ;)
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    Possibly... it could be a stage for Valverde... it could be a stage for Nibali, or it could be a stage for some dodgy russian to win...

    Only Pirazzi has Merckx's flare though, so I hope this is his day!
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    The second climb is solid, if someone wants to have a go at gaining some time

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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,330
    Yeah... classy...

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  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,133
    Will watch with interest as going to Bressanone area on holiday in August. Looks nice from what I've seen
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    Will watch with interest as going to Bressanone area on holiday in August. Looks nice from what I've seen

    Very much so, especially if you like to mix your Pizza with your Schnitzel!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,042 Lives Here
    Mix it with your pasta and you have scaloppini ala Milanese with spaghetti ;)
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    Mix it with your pasta and you have scaloppini ala Milanese with spaghetti ;)

    Scaloppine alla Milanese, like linguine and not linguini... yes, but you will never find an italian reasturant serving pasta as a side dish... that said in Bressanone... ehm... Brixen anything is possible
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,042 Lives Here
    Yeah yeah, you can give me that one. I've eaten it in Milan plenty of times - and not in your tourist traps either.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    Yeah yeah, you can give me that one. I've eaten it in Milan plenty of times - and not in your tourist traps either.

    The thing with italian waiters/restaurateurs is when they spot you are a foreigner*, then they look at you from a higher moral ground and either they tease you and refuse to serve you the censored you ask for or they just give you anything, pretending they never cooked it and looking at other customers with an air of resignation

    "sono Americani, non capiscono un cazzo!" (they are Americans, they understand fucxall!)

    *foreigners are German, Japanese or Americans
  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,133
    Thanks for all the pasta advice guys! What's the etiquette on tomato sauce?

    Only kidding .. On the side only right?
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    Anyone cares about today's stage?
  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,133
    Nibali has another mechanical
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    Nibali has another mechanical

    Campagnolo censored
  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,133
    Nibalizattacks
  • topper_harleytopper_harley Posts: 597
    Attacks all over the place so Eurosport Goes for a break
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    I kind of expected that, but not on the first ascent... well done Nibs
  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,133
    Shame I'm just watching the ticker, looks like a great stage
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    Shame I'm just watching the ticker, looks like a great stage

    Likewise...
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    Average speed is bonkers... 45 Km/h and they had a long climb in the middle!
  • adr82adr82 Posts: 4,002
    Chaves trying to close the gap on the climb now
  • topper_harleytopper_harley Posts: 597
    Fair play to Chaves he is bring that gap down
  • topper_harleytopper_harley Posts: 597
    Kruijswijk looking good
  • topper_harleytopper_harley Posts: 597
    They attacks didn't help Chaves out at all
  • topper_harleytopper_harley Posts: 597
    You are fecking pulling my plonker...what a time for a break
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,105
    You know what the best way to change that is Topper?

    Post on an internet forum over and over and over and over again...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • topper_harleytopper_harley Posts: 597
    just sharing my feeling..
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Big moments for the race here.
  • topper_harleytopper_harley Posts: 597
    Valverde attacks and Kruijswijk follows...Nibali gone?????
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