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rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,040 Lives Here
edited January 2019 in Pro race
Might as well kick it off.

Looks like Dumolin will be riding.

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  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    Might as well kick it off.

    Looks like Dumolin will be winning.

    FTFY
  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 1,101
    Yates confirmed too.
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  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Well it early days, but one things for certain Dumolin gives a fair censored for the Giro.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,902
    edited December 2018
    The Sunweb boss was having a bit of a rant the other day about the Tour de France and how it is censored compared to the Giro. I can't find much to disagree with:
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/sunweb- ... ce-doesnt/

    Elsewhere, Landa and Valverde for the Movistar at the Giro.
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  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    RichN95 wrote:
    The Sunweb boss was have a bit of a rant the other day about the Tour de France and how it is censored compared to the Giro. I can't find much to disagree with:
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/sunweb- ... ce-doesnt/

    Elsewhere, Landa and Valverde for the Movistar at the Giro.

    After Landa's great work for SKY in 2017, he was a let down this year. Lets hope he can get in the mix next year and doesn't have to work too much for gramps.
  • Also, Nibali, Lopez, Zakarin
    Roglic likely will be at the Giro too.
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  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 1,101
    Bernal is Team Sky’s leader apaz.
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 10,153
    CarbonClem wrote:
    Bernal is Team Sky’s leader apaz.

    Interesting - wonder if that will change with the upcoming loss of major sponsor.
    Convinced Froome will want his 5th Tour, but wondering if Thomas will decide the Giro is worth a tilt, as he could still be carrying good form, and I gather it has 3 TT stages, not looked into it, but asuming 2 individual and one team?
    He was certainly in good TT form come the end of the tour, and looks likely he could have won that stage had he not been told to take it easy and back off a bit.

    Maybe they will make Thomas and Bernal joint leaders, and try and placate Bernal with the Vuelta, assuming they rest him for the Tour.

    Interesting year ahead.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,040 Lives Here
    Bernal is a little young to win a 3 weeker, no?
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,388
    Bernal is a little young to win a 3 weeker, no?
    I assume they are not necessarily expecting him to win, but it is about learning what it is like to be designated leader in a GT.

    I think he has the chops to win though.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 10,153
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Bernal is a little young to win a 3 weeker, no?
    I assume they are not necessarily expecting him to win, but it is about learning what it is like to be designated leader in a GT.

    I think he has the chops to win though.

    Perhaps the perfect *foil for Thomas in that case.

    *I appreciate they are currently on Pinarellos.
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Bernal is a little young to win a 3 weeker, no?

    He'd certainly be one of the youngest (possibly in the top 6 youngest for the Giro and maybe 2nd or 3rd youngest for the Tour), but as they say, he showed maturity beyond his years last year (when he was a year younger!!!!).
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    RichN95 wrote:
    The Sunweb boss was having a bit of a rant the other day about the Tour de France and how it is censored compared to the Giro. I can't find much to disagree with:
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/sunweb- ... ce-doesnt/

    Elsewhere, Landa and Valverde for the Movistar at the Giro.


    Im wondering what olive oil Valverde (one of my faves) uses because he's starting to seriously defy aging now
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    Bernal is a serious contender. And i hope he does ith with panache not "just" a plan
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Daniel B wrote:
    CarbonClem wrote:
    Bernal is Team Sky’s leader apaz.

    Interesting - wonder if that will change with the upcoming loss of major sponsor.
    Convinced Froome will want his 5th Tour, but wondering if Thomas will decide the Giro is worth a tilt, as he could still be carrying good form, and I gather it has 3 TT stages, not looked into it, but asuming 2 individual and one team?
    He was certainly in good TT form come the end of the tour, and looks likely he could have won that stage had he not been told to take it easy and back off a bit.

    Maybe they will make Thomas and Bernal joint leaders, and try and placate Bernal with the Vuelta, assuming they rest him for the Tour.

    Interesting year ahead.

    They're all ITTs. And hilly.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,609
    Roglic definite front runner for the win.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,860
    M.R.M. wrote:
    Roglic definite front runner for the win.

    Ahead of the rider who has finished 2nd and 1st in the last two editions?

    Nah.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,609
    Not above Dumoulin. Agree on that. I'd probably still pick Roglic over him though.
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  • This is a first.
    Jumbo-Visma have already announced their Giro team line up. :shock:

    https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/ ... 3579938817

    Good luck staying injury free etc.
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    It's not actually a Jumbo tweet though.
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  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 4,016
    M.R.M. wrote:
    Not above Dumoulin. Agree on that. I'd probably still pick Roglic over him though.

    Yeah - there’s something special about Roglic. Something a bit outlier, like Froome. It might amount to nothing - but 2019 is the year where he either wins big or does a ravine job.
    Whatever the grumbles of this year’s pro scene are, they’re clearly getting something right: we’re already salivating over the GTs!
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    He rode the tour last year with no (declared) ambitions, and he followed the Yates template and attacked when he felt good, followed when he didn't, and he was rewarded with a great position. What is the chance this year of him following that strategy rather than the established "must not have a bad day" mentality?
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,040 Lives Here
    Hatch is on the call for Eurosport for the Giro.


    Praise be.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,040 Lives Here
    Love Dumolin saying how it is about the parcours deciding which race he targets.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 10,153
    Hatch is on the call for Eurosport for the Giro.


    Praise be.

    Hoorah!
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