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Maglia nera

pinnopinno Posts: 45,909
edited October 2020 in Pro race
Thoughts and ramblings and the implications of running GT's at this time of year.

First up: A short 15km course with a hill, fast descent, some madmen doing in excess of 55kph - average. Surprised more people didn't crash but that's not necessarily weather related. Why the very severe bends too?

Next: Damp roads and wet leaves on the mountain stages. Spring can throw a snow bound stage or some very wet weather but we have leaves in this Autumnal mix. Chuck in some potentially windy conditions...
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,027
    edited October 2020
    Pedant time.

    In the Giro it is the Maglia Nera, the black jersey, which was genuinely awarded between 1946-1951. The final wearer was Giovanni Pinarello - the founder of the bike company.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maglia_nera
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    From King of the underall as a rider to peasant as bike maker

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,909
    RichN95. said:

    Pedant time.

    In the Giro it is the Maglia Nera, the black jersey, which was genuinely awarded between 1946-1951. The final wearer was Giovanni Pinarello - the founder of the bike company.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maglia_nera

    TBF, this was more about the GT's being run in Autumn, though I take your point.
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  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,788
    RichN95. said:

    Pedant time.

    In the Giro it is the Maglia Nera, the black jersey, which was genuinely awarded between 1946-1951. The final wearer was Giovanni Pinarello - the founder of the bike company.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maglia_nera

    If you said la maglia nera it would be clearer why
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,909
    Black seems to suit Ineos G.
    Funeral wear for GT ambitions going up in smoke.
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