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Giro 16 - Stage 18 ***Spoilers***

ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
edited May 2016 in Pro race
Couldn't see one started and they're already over half way.....

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Break has 11:12 advantage, with 103.6km to go
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  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,130
    Slackers!
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    In the break, from cyclingnews live ticker:

    Axel Domont (AG2R-La Mondiale), Davide Malacarne (Astana), Stefan Kung, Daniel Oss (BMC), Moreno Moser, Ramunas Navadauskas (Cannondale), Gianluca Brambilla, Matteo Trentin (Etixx-QuickStep), Olivier le Gac (FDJ), Andrey Solomennikov (Gazprom-Rusvelo), Roger Kluge (IAM Cycling), Sacha Modolo, Matej Mohoric (Lampre-Merida), Pim Ligthart (Lotto-Soudal), Genki Yammamoto, Gianfranco Zilioli (Nippo-Vini Fantini), Nikias Arndt, Alberto Timmer (Giant-Alpecin), Christian Knees (Team Sky), Pavel Brutt, Jay McCarthy, Ivan Rovny (Tinkoff) and Julen Amezqueta Moreno (Wilier Triestina-Southeast)
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    The last 30kms are going to be action packed given the steep plus steep and cobbled climbs, and tricky descents.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,892
    Navadauskas has got this.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,630 Lives Here
    Lo-ong stage.
  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,130
    My money would be on Brambilla
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,011
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    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 24,234
    The climb to Pramartino is nice, but maybe too far from the finish to stir the GC? Deffo enough to put a bunch sprint finish out of question
  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,242
    world junior champ and rides with his head 22 year old Le Gac (Fdj) on show

    Jay Mccarthy also in break second in that junior worlds
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,011
    Have to say that Eurosport's coverage has been hopeless today.
    Ad breaks literally every 5 minutes.
    Just can't follow the race.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    Brambilla and Moser have a lead over the rest of the break.
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    Still Brambilla and Moser ahead and on the descent with 15km to go.

    No attacks yet from the GC group 13 mins behind.
  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    Crazy descent
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    I had to check this morning that Brambilla was still in the race - hadn't seen or heard his name for a long time.
  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    Nico Roche always looks like he is turning too big a gear when climbing..Painful viewing sometimes
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    Nico Roche always looks like he is turning too big a gear when climbing..Painful viewing sometimes

    He used to be pretty good.
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    Last couple of kms

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  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    motor bikes are a bit to close
  • Topper harleyTopper harley Posts: 599
    good finish that
  • MechanismMechanism Posts: 895
    I didn't see that coming but Brambilla looked surprisingly happy.
  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,200
    Why has this thread got spoiler in the title?

    Someone tell me who won.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,011
    Cannondale mugged at the line and still WT winless.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • type:epyttype:epyt Posts: 783
    Great finish ... Trentin monstered that (and took some time to goad Moser in the last 20m) ...
    Life is unfair, kill yourself or get over it.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 2,995
    smithy21 wrote:
    Why has this thread got spoiler in the title?

    Someone tell me who won.
    Trentin
  • shazzzshazzz Posts: 1,068
    According to cyclingnews....

    1 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step
    2 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
    3 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step
    4 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre - Merida
    5 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin
    6 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Tinkoff Team
  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 732
    Moser and Brambilla looked to have a sprint between them for the win, Trentin came from nowhere to sweep round both in last 200m or so
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,128
    Trentin caught Moser and Brambilla with 250 metres to go, continued his effort and won by a couple of bike lengths. I assume the Cannondale DS was asleep.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    From CN:


    This is what Brambilla had to say about that finish.

    "I tell you, I was very good, Very good but Trentin had good legs. I tried to play it and keep Moser a little bit tired to keep him in the front and to try and make the different but I couldn’t keep the difference to get away from him on the climb. I saw a blue jersey coming around so I stopped helping Moser, I just stayed in the wheel and we managed to get the victory. I’m really happy for Matteo."
  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,242
    16 LE GAC Olivier FDJ ,,
    17 MCCARTHY Jay Tinkoff

    2010 Junior worlds replay :)
  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,242
    FdJ now a majestic 8 1/2 hours behind in the team classification

    Vaugrenard just needs to lose 45 seconds tomorrow and the whole team are over 3 hours in arrears
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