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Giro - Team Line Ups

meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
edited May 2018 in Pro race
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,284
    Moscon's doing the Tour. Don't know about Rosa.
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  • meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
    RichN95 wrote:
    Moscon's doing the Tour. Don't know about Rosa.

    As I imagine most of this team will do.
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  • yorkshirerawyorkshireraw Posts: 1,234
    meursault wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Moscon's doing the Tour. Don't know about Rosa.

    As I imagine most of this team will do.

    Likely Thomas, Rowe & Kwiato in for the tour.
  • CrozzaCrozza Posts: 991
    not sure why Knees looks so surprised - I've always thought he was an excellent dom
  • Poor Kenny. Pushed into the maelstrom!
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,284
    Poor Kenny. Pushed into the maelstrom!
    He seemed pretty keen to be involved at the Tour of Alps
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  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    Great team, Go Froomie!
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,772
    I say it every year, but eventually Sky will win all three GTs in the year. Plus Bernal is going to the Tour of California so they could win the 4th too...;)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,688 Lives Here
    Why not change the title to "Giro - team line ups" and do all the teams???
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,141
    Why not change the title to "Giro - team line ups" and do all the teams???
    Was thinking that, need a good Giro speculation thread!
  • meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
    Why not change the title to "Giro - team line ups" and do all the teams???

    I was wondering where the Giro threads were, but I'm just a lowly inane mutterings mortal.
    Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.

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  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 1,006
    De La Cruz and Henao to be practically invisible throughout, Kiry and Knees to do their thing on't flat, lil' Kenny to be with Froome for the first week, Poels to look poor for a week or so but hang around 7th on GC before taking over as Froome's last man as the race goes on and Puccio to bridge the gap between Kiry and whoever the last man is at the time.

    Is my guess.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,104
    meursault wrote:
    Why not change the title to "Giro - team line ups" and do all the teams???

    I was wondering where the Giro threads were, but I'm just a lowly inane mutterings mortal.

    I assumed nobody wanted to open up for the inevitable shytestorm of Froome & Israel start.
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  • meursault wrote:
    Why not change the title to "Giro - team line ups" and do all the teams???

    I was wondering where the Giro threads were, but I'm just a lowly inane mutterings mortal.

    I assumed nobody wanted to open up for the inevitable shytestorm of Froome & Israel start.

    Armstrong is visiting so that is like playing the Trump card
  • meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
    meursault wrote:
    Why not change the title to "Giro - team line ups" and do all the teams???

    I was wondering where the Giro threads were, but I'm just a lowly inane mutterings mortal.

    I assumed nobody wanted to open up for the inevitable shytestorm of Froome & Israel start.

    Armstrong is visiting so that is like playing the Trump card

    I see what you did there.
    Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.

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  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    That final week is brutal. I mean I know there is a rest day in there but still.

    The Zoncolan, a stage ripe for attacking, the decisive TT, and then 3 monster mountain stages. Ouch.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,284
    jam1e wrote:
    De La Cruz and Henao to be practically invisible throughout,
    Henao will have a specific job, which is to be the last man to put everyone in the red when Froome wants to launch an attack. He's the best guy they have for that but no-one's done it effectively since Porte.
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  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,180
    milton50 wrote:
    That final week is brutal. I mean I know there is a rest day in there but still.

    The Zoncolan, a stage ripe for attacking, the decisive TT, and then 3 monster mountain stages. Ouch.

    It's the Giro isn't it? The last week is always brutal. The nature of the geography means there is nearly always several stages in the Dolomites or Alps before the (usual) finish in Milan.
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    meursault wrote:
    Why not change the title to "Giro - team line ups" and do all the teams???

    I was wondering where the Giro threads were, but I'm just a lowly inane mutterings mortal.

    I assumed nobody wanted to open up for the inevitable shytestorm of Froome & Israel start.

    I think the Israel start is great, a great country. Should help its tourism if they wheel out the hotties they have on the TV advertising as well
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,284
    The Zoncolan stage clashes with the Royal Wedding. There will be fights in some households.
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  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,708
    RichN95 wrote:
    The Zoncolan stage clashes with the Royal Wedding. There will be fights in some households.

    The Royal Wedding clashes with the FA Cup Final, there will be fights in the Windsor household
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,284
    RichN95 wrote:
    The Zoncolan stage clashes with the Royal Wedding. There will be fights in some households.

    The Royal Wedding clashes with the FA Cup Final, there will be fights in the Windsor household
    It's Chelsea v Man Utd. I think he's an Arsenal fan, and she supports Rochdale.

    (One of those may not be true)
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  • ClaudeHClaudeH Posts: 78
    meursault wrote:
    Why not change the title to "Giro - team line ups" and do all the teams???

    I was wondering where the Giro threads were, but I'm just a lowly inane mutterings mortal.

    I assumed nobody wanted to open up for the inevitable shytestorm of Froome & Israel start.

    I think the Israel start is great, a great country. Should help its tourism if they wheel out the hotties they have on the TV advertising as well

    Agreed. I was there last year and kept thinking that I wished I had my bike. I think the Jerusalem stage will be quite something.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,138
    RichN95 wrote:
    The Zoncolan stage clashes with the Royal Wedding. There will be fights in some households.

    Saved! :D

    On the subject of general Giro startlist: boy, some teams are sending a right load of old leftover lightweights.
    A handful of heavyweight names, but very few middleweights to contest the bottom half of the top ten.
    Also, Viviani and Bennett must think Christmas has come early.
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  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    phreak wrote:
    milton50 wrote:
    That final week is brutal. I mean I know there is a rest day in there but still.

    The Zoncolan, a stage ripe for attacking, the decisive TT, and then 3 monster mountain stages. Ouch.

    It's the Giro isn't it? The last week is always brutal. The nature of the geography means there is nearly always several stages in the Dolomites or Alps before the (usual) finish in Milan.

    Yeh, seems tough even by Giro standards though.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,039
    RichN95 wrote:
    jam1e wrote:
    De La Cruz and Henao to be practically invisible throughout,
    Henao will have a specific job, which is to be the last man to put everyone in the red when Froome wants to launch an attack. He's the best guy they have for that but no-one's done it effectively since Porte.
    I have yet to see anything truly impressive from Henao. Bernal seems considerably stronger already, let alone in 4 years.
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  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,113
    RichN95 wrote:
    The Zoncolan stage clashes with the Royal Wedding. There will be fights in some households.

    Saved! :D

    On the subject of general Giro startlist: boy, some teams are sending a right load of old leftover lightweights.
    A handful of heavyweight names, but very few middleweights to contest the bottom half of the top ten.
    Also, Viviani and Bennett must think Christmas has come early.

    Movistar - 3 quality GC contenders and letting them fight it out at the tour.
  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 1,006
    m.r.m. wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    jam1e wrote:
    De La Cruz and Henao to be practically invisible throughout,
    Henao will have a specific job, which is to be the last man to put everyone in the red when Froome wants to launch an attack. He's the best guy they have for that but no-one's done it effectively since Porte.
    I have yet to see anything truly impressive from Henao. Bernal seems considerably stronger already, let alone in 4 years.

    That might be the plan but Henao doesn’t seem to have much form for the last couple of years, can see him dropping whilst there’s still a good couple of dozen riders left.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,688 Lives Here
    I've just realised i've got the final 2 weeks of the Giro off on holiday in Holland and a pregnant wife who won't be able to walk around for hours like we normally do.

    Bring ooooon the Giro.
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