Giro Stage 1 2021 **Spoilers**

TheBigBean
TheBigBean Posts: 20,899
The Stage

8.6km course along big boulevards.



Favourites

***Filippo Ganna,
**Rémi Cavagna, Remco Evenepoel
* Almeida, Victor Campenaerts

Wiki history

The city used to be a major European political centre. From 1563, it was the capital of the Duchy of Savoy, then of the Kingdom of Sardinia ruled by the House of Savoy, and the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1865. Turin is sometimes called "the cradle of Italian liberty" for having been the birthplace and home of notable individuals who contributed to the Risorgimento, such as Cavour. Even though much of its political significance and importance had been lost by World War II, Turin became a major European crossroad for industry, commerce and trade, and is part of the famous "industrial triangle" along with Milan and Genoa. Turin is ranked third in Italy, after Milan and Rome, for economic strength.


Food

The local Piedmontese cuisine is some of the most varied and celebrated in Italy. Piedmont is the region where the Slow Food movement was born, just a few kilometres away in Bra, with many eateries inspired by the Slow Food concept focusing on local, fresh, top quality produce. Salone del Gusto e Terra Madre, a biennial international food fair and convention, is hosted in Turin in the autumn to highlight the importance of producing locally, eating healthily and savouring socially.






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Comments

  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,439
    Nice Work Bean!

    Terrible weather here so I might actually watch some TT today!

    First Riders off 14.00, Last 17.03 (Unclear what TIme zone that is - nice work CN 🙄)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,490
    That's local time
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,959
    edited May 2021
    ddraver said:

    Nice Work Bean!

    Terrible weather here so I might actually watch some TT today!

    First Riders off 14.00, Last 17.03 (Unclear what TIme zone that is - nice work CN 🙄)

    Main starting times for today's ITT:

    14.02 Campenaerts
    14.06 Mollema
    14.12 Castroviejo
    14.39 Bilbao
    14.53 De Gendt
    15.14 Vlasov
    15.15 Nibali

    15.43 Cavagna
    15.53 Formolo
    15.58 Carthy
    16.06 Masnada
    16.07 Sivakov
    16.09 Dowsett
    16.29 Almeida
    16.30 Bernal
    16.31 Yates
    16.32 Martin

    16.38 Hindley
    16.42 Bennett
    16.43 Pozzovivo
    16.45 Buchmann
    16.51 Soler
    16.52 Evenepoel
    16.53 Ganna
    16.57 Landa

    17.01 Bardet
    17.03 De Bondt
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,235
    Nice intro and analysis of the TT favourites etc with Dan Bigham on GCN
  • Dialatron
    Dialatron Posts: 1,101
    This is torture, lived in Torino for a couple of years and all our favourite haunts still looking wonderful. (Looks through the window today 😭🌧)
    Old, fat and that's just the bike.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,235
    Campenaerts in the hot seat with 9.19, but it was pretty close, so seems unlikely to be a winning time
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,235
    And beaten by Kluge and Castroviejo. Castroviejo currently in the hotseat.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,235
    Sanchez with a puncture and switched to a road bike...
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,089
    Surely Astana could have stretched to 2 TT bikes per rider?
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,959
    It seems that Astana's luck in Giro TTs from last year continues..
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,235

    Surely Astana could have stretched to 2 TT bikes per rider?

    You'd think. Especially as you would have thought Sanchez had a non-zero chance of doing well on stage 3 and possibly the pink Jersey.
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,653
    Brandle may as well have gone the whole hog and worn white socks...
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,089
    Clearly worked for him as he takes the lead by 5 seconds.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,235
    Brandle into the hot seat by nearly 5s
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,959
    Vlasov with a good split time
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,235
    Vlasov into second on the stage, 9.11 - great time
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,235
    Nibali 19.28, 18s down on the lead - not that bad I don't think
  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,225
    Moscon goes close, 0.89s behind Brandle
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    Moscon surprisingly good, less than a second off Brandle.

    Campenaerts looked very 'amateur triathlete' for one of the pre-race favourites.

    Technical analysis is very good and interesting to see the rider gears on the graphics.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    Foss takes the lead in 9 dead.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,235
    Well now my GCN has stopped streaming. Could just be the internet
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,235
    Cavagna comes in 5s behind Foss...
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    Cavagna 5 seconds behind Foss suggesting it was a very good time.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,959
    Foss should be tough to beat now
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,620
    Tune in at 3pm and we’re already calling it?

    Shame
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    JV nailing this, Affini a few seconds quicker than Foss at the time check.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,959
    edited May 2021
    Wow!
    Have Jumbo been doubling down on the Keytones?
    Affini smashes the check point time
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,959
    New fastest time
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    Affini first rider sub-9 minutes in 8:57
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,620
    Who’s the guy talking about “the watts and the cda” on the Eurosport call?