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Giro 2017: Stage 9 Montenero Di Bisaccia - Blockhaus *spoilers*

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  • Good work G getting back up. Nails
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  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,892
    Actually Yates hasn't lost as much time as I thought
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,617
    These things happen, but that fool has changed the whole outcome of a three week GT
  • Thomas back on his bike
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,863
    Well Sky Chef is not happy. I wonder how long his tweet with the hashtag f*ckthepolice will stay?
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  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    G needs his seatpost clamp adjusting.... 8)

    Nice to see Movistar pushing on. No surprise there then.
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  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,043
    Movistar. No class.

    Thomas 2.36s down.
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,617
    Landa is clearly finished
  • pirniepirnie Posts: 242
    *disclaimer* not actually seen the crash

    Surely when something like this happens due to an external factor, the riders who lose time should have it neutralised? Like when whichever Yates it was hit the 1km banner that was deflating last season
  • Giro effectively over if Movistar continue to push on, Thomas over two mins back...
  • emaddenemadden Posts: 2,431
    inseine wrote:
    These things happen, but that fool has changed the whole outcome of a three week GT

    +1

    But lets see what the excuse is... Maybe the bike cut out? It was one of the police outriders, so you would expect them to know the score. Don't know. Hope G manages to limit the losses... right now he is 2min down
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  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    his brain cut out
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  • outsider78outsider78 Posts: 41
    bloody police throws himself to the ditch after the accident. what a joker!
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,269
    Not seen it either - but is this a situation where you'd expect the main favourites to ease off?
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    edited May 2017
    Pace at the front seems natural. Haven't seen anyone attacking because if the crash.

    Jungels struggling to keep in contact with the front group
  • slim_boy_fatslim_boy_fat Posts: 1,808
    pirnie wrote:
    *disclaimer* not actually seen the crash

    Surely when something like this happens due to an external factor, the riders who lose time should have it neutralised? Like when whichever Yates it was hit the 1km banner that was deflating last season
    Nah, can't neutralise it from that far out. The race was on, Movistar could have knocked it off til others got back on but they shouldn't be expected to do that.
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    edited May 2017
    Yates looks in trouble
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  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,892
    Jungels dropped. Still 9k to go!
  • ContrelaMontreContrelaMontre Posts: 3,027
    Standard Movistar smashing it on the front when their opponents hit the deck. Jungels dropped

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  • yourpaceormineyourpaceormine Posts: 1,231
    pirnie wrote:
    *disclaimer* not actually seen the crash

    Surely when something like this happens due to an external factor, the riders who lose time should have it neutralised? Like when whichever Yates it was hit the 1km banner that was deflating last season

    That incident was covered by 3km rule.
    Landa's race is over.
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,407
    maddog 2 wrote:
    you would if they were sporting gentlemen

    This is Movistar we're talking about remember..
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,617
    New podium tonight that's for sure
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,892
    Dumoulin seems to be swinging near the back
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,220
    What a farce.
    Imagine if it had involved Nibali.
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,269
    I know this might sound melodramatic, but it's almost enough to put me off watching. So much outside interference in races. Was it always like this?
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,992
    edited May 2017
    I think the crash was caused as much by Dumoulin not watching where he was going as much as the motorbike

    Edit: On more considered viewing (and at full speed), I don't think I was right.
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,863
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  • markwb79markwb79 Posts: 926
    salsiccia1 wrote:
    I know this might sound melodramatic, but it's almost enough to put me off watching. So much outside interference in races. Was it always like this?

    I do tend to agree
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  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,892
    Zakarin gone
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