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Giro 2017: Stage 17: Tirano – Canazei 219 km *Spoilers*

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  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,216
    The Pierre Rolland energy wasting attack being deployed yet?
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,131
    philbar72 wrote:
    The Pierre Rolland energy wasting attack being deployed yet?
    Yep he's 12s off the front as we speak
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,131
    18s now
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,578
    Looks like he has enough as no one wants to chase.
  • pat1cppat1cp Posts: 763
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,131
    By golly I think he's got it
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,131
    Well they have to pull back more than 1s every 100m to get him now.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,617
    About time for Cannondale. They deserve it
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,540
    PTP heaven! A disasterous Giro rescued by a Rolland win!
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,617
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    PTP heaven! A disasterous Giro rescued by a Rolland win!

    :D
  • Its interesting seeing the live speed and power data and putting the pro riders into context. Them doing upto 35km/h uphill is insane, they make it look like an effortless recovery ride yet they're outputting silly power figures between 400 and 500w, which is more than I could do for a short max effort out of the saddle gasping for air.
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,744
    inseine wrote:
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    PTP heaven! A disasterous Giro rescued by a Rolland win!

    :D

    Just got back to my desk and that is exactly how I feel! Whoop Whoop... and I'd argue this is Cannondale's first proper win in two years (not that ToC win last week).
  • red.riderred.rider Posts: 399
    Yates drops out of the top 10...
  • Bluemoon17Bluemoon17 Posts: 732
    FFS, Rui Costa beaten on a Rui Costa stage again!
  • mamil314mamil314 Posts: 1,103
    Holy shehomets did Cannondale just win a GT stage
  • Enjoyed that, was great to see Cannonade win again, the emotion on Rolland's face was great.
  • type:epyttype:epyt Posts: 783
    Chapeau Rolland ... folks give him sh!t for some reason but he's never been on a big team but always on our screens somehow so deserves more respect ... polka shorts aside ...
    Life is unfair, kill yourself or get over it.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,415 Lives Here
    dish_dash wrote:
    inseine wrote:
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    PTP heaven! A disasterous Giro rescued by a Rolland win!

    :D

    Just got back to my desk and that is exactly how I feel! Whoop Whoop... and I'd argue this is Cannondale's first proper win in two years (not that ToC win last week).

    Agreed.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,415 Lives Here
    type:epyt wrote:
    Chapeau Rolland ... folks give him sh!t for some reason but he's never been on a big team but always on our screens somehow so deserves more respect ... polka shorts aside ...

    If they guy even had 30% of Dan Martin's sense of when to attack, he'd had had multiple stage wins in multiple grand Tours by now
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,645
    Until last year, Rolland, and his stupid teethy big ring twit attacks really irritated me. Then I listened to JV wang on about him admiringly on Cycling Podcast and I decided to like him.
    Now it seems that he's put his teeth away and stopped being a censored ... et voila! I enjoyed that win as much as I inversely didn't enjoy watching Nibali win yesterday...
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,415 Lives Here
    type:epyt wrote:
    Chapeau Rolland ... folks give him sh!t for some reason but he's never been on a big team but always on our screens somehow so deserves more respect ... polka shorts aside ...

    If they guy even had 30% of Dan Martin's sense of when to attack, he'd had had multiple stage wins in multiple grand Tours by now

    Well, by this i mean more than he has now.
  • type:epyttype:epyt Posts: 783
    type:epyt wrote:
    Chapeau Rolland ... folks give him sh!t for some reason but he's never been on a big team but always on our screens somehow so deserves more respect ... polka shorts aside ...

    If they guy even had 30% of Dan Martin's sense of when to attack, he'd had had multiple stage wins in multiple grand Tours by now

    Well, by this i mean more than he has now.

    Agreed, he seems to go long far more often than his legs seem to suggest he is capable ... Not sure Dan Martin is the best example of smart riding though ...
    Life is unfair, kill yourself or get over it.
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,645
    type:epyt wrote:
    type:epyt wrote:
    Chapeau Rolland ... folks give him sh!t for some reason but he's never been on a big team but always on our screens somehow so deserves more respect ... polka shorts aside ...

    If they guy even had 30% of Dan Martin's sense of when to attack, he'd had had multiple stage wins in multiple grand Tours by now

    Well, by this i mean more than he has now.

    Agreed, he seems to go long far more often than his legs seem to suggest he is capable ... Not sure Dan Martin is the best example of smart riding though ...
    Or unteethiness.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,482
    Is it me or does Rolland remind you of Charly Mottet?
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  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,130
    oops
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