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Giro2019, Stage 20: CROCE D'AUNE-MONTE AVENA *spoilers**

mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
edited June 2019 in Pro race
Doing this on a mobile phone so bear with me

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"If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    Caruso trying to get into break of the day on first climb. It's on
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Andrey Amador (Movistar), Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli), Damiano Caruso (Bahrain-Merida), Dario Cataldo, Pello Bilbao (both Astana), Tanel Kangert (EF Education First), Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin), Ama Ghebreigzabier (Dimension Data), Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb), Eddie Dunbar (Team Ineos), Eros Capecchi (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott).

    That's a heavyweight move
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    Zakarin . Fair play.
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    ShutupJens wrote:

    That's a heavyweight move
    very
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    Gap 40 secs so big effort to not let it get away. Who is pulling behind?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    Only following on the ticker so can't really confirm but it sounds like a heavily reduced bunch already
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    Group let go .gap grows to 2:30
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097
    ShutupJens wrote:
    Only following on the ticker so can't really confirm but it sounds like a heavily reduced bunch already
    Heard the bunch behind the break of 12 went down to only 24 for a while but has grown since, first to about 35, now up to 50 odd. Not heard who it contains or who has been left behind.
    Meanwhile the break now has about 3 mins.

    I wonder if any alliances are likely today. An alliance Astana-Bahrain (Lopez-Nibali) would be a possibility, but also Roglic could align with either, or both.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    knedlicky wrote:
    ShutupJens wrote:
    Only following on the ticker so can't really confirm but it sounds like a heavily reduced bunch already
    Heard the bunch behind the break of 12 went down to only 24 for a while but has grown since, first to about 35, now up to 50 odd. Not heard who it contains or who has been left behind.
    Meanwhile the break now has about 3 mins.

    I wonder if any alliances are likely today. An alliance Astana-Bahrain (Lopez-Nibali) would be a possibility, but also Roglic could align with either, or both.

    Depends if any/who of the contenders bridges to the lead group over the second climb?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,757
    So I was lucky enough to do a couple of rides out of Feltre last year...
    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    ridgerider wrote:
    So I was lucky enough to do a couple of rides out of Feltre last year...
    bit hilly was it?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,757
    Today's landscape/geology...
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    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,757
    Difficult geology...
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    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,757
    What I ate (for breakfast)...
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    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,757
    A local drink...
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    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,757
    And at Passo Croce d'Aune...hmm, nice skewers
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    Half man, Half bike...and now more familiar with the work of Prostate Cancer UK
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,040
    censored , should have waited for the break for my PTP pick...
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,373
    ShutupJens wrote:
    Andrey Amador (Movistar), Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli), Damiano Caruso (Bahrain-Merida), Dario Cataldo, Pello Bilbao (both Astana), Tanel Kangert (EF Education First), Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin), Ama Ghebreigzabier (Dimension Data), Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb), Eddie Dunbar (Team Ineos), Eros Capecchi (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott).

    That's a heavyweight move


    Fair play
    Stage 20 of his first GT.
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,028
    Roglic is the biggest wheel sucker since Quintana.
  • slim_boy_fatslim_boy_fat Posts: 1,808
    phreak wrote:
    Roglic is the biggest wheel sucker since Quintana.
    Not sure what other choice he's got. Absolutely zero help from his team for the whole race so has to ride defensively.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    Not going to be much of a peloton over the next climb
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,028
    phreak wrote:
    Roglic is the biggest wheel sucker since Quintana.
    Not sure what other choice he's got. Absolutely zero help from his team for the whole race so has to ride defensively.

    He's not even tried to mix it up. Even when he has to chase, he always tries to sit on others. Incredibly passive riding.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    phreak wrote:
    phreak wrote:
    Roglic is the biggest wheel sucker since Quintana.
    Not sure what other choice he's got. Absolutely zero help from his team for the whole race so has to ride defensively.

    He's not even tried to mix it up. Even when he has to chase, he always tries to sit on others. Incredibly passive riding.
    The guy is completely on his own.
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,028
    phreak wrote:
    phreak wrote:
    Roglic is the biggest wheel sucker since Quintana.
    Not sure what other choice he's got. Absolutely zero help from his team for the whole race so has to ride defensively.

    He's not even tried to mix it up. Even when he has to chase, he always tries to sit on others. Incredibly passive riding.
    The guy is completely on his own.

    So? Dumoulin had no team mates last year yet hasn't been as poor as Roglic.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,889
    For a late inclusion and a GT debutant, Eddie Dunbar has had a very good Giro.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    RichN95 wrote:
    For a late inclusion and a GT debutant, Eddie Dunbar has had a very good Giro.
    dam near won a stage. Very strong. Finishing strong too
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 7,107
    phreak wrote:
    phreak wrote:
    phreak wrote:
    Roglic is the biggest wheel sucker since Quintana.
    Not sure what other choice he's got. Absolutely zero help from his team for the whole race so has to ride defensively.

    He's not even tried to mix it up. Even when he has to chase, he always tries to sit on others. Incredibly passive riding.
    The guy is completely on his own.

    So? Dumoulin had no team mates last year yet hasn't been as poor as Roglic.
    this race misses dumoulin.
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,417
    phreak wrote:
    phreak wrote:
    phreak wrote:
    Roglic is the biggest wheel sucker since Quintana.
    Not sure what other choice he's got. Absolutely zero help from his team for the whole race so has to ride defensively.

    He's not even tried to mix it up. Even when he has to chase, he always tries to sit on others. Incredibly passive riding.
    The guy is completely on his own.

    So? Dumoulin had no team mates last year yet hasn't been as poor as Roglic.

    Dumoulin was the strongest in the race in 2017. Roglic clearly isn't.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,889
    Superman fight scene
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  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,188
    Spectator takes down Lopez
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