Giro 2021:- Stage 9: Castel di Sangro – Campo Felice 158 km **Spoilers**

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  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,197
    Mohoric being taken away on a spine board now. Conscious though.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    jimmyjams said:

    When Matt mentioned "The American", I knew that it's pretty exposed and wide open up there.
    Let's hope it's not a howling headwind.

    If it's windy up there today, the tunnel could be like real wind-tunnel – it's 1300 m long.

    (And normally barred to cyclists, although I believe in Summer, when there is little car traffic, the ski resort being closed, cyclists do ride it – there is no alternative route over the 30 km long ridge).
    yup - just ride through it. its flippin' long and dark

    no other road and the tunnel is only a decade or so old, before it was all twisty old roads.

    Tbh, the main roads out tgere are only 20 odd years old, before it was bendy bendy slow with no road barriers
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Stuck in work because unfortunately I actually had to do the job i'm paid for.

    what have i missed?
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,519
    MattFalle said:

    Stuck in work because unfortunately I actually had to do the job i'm paid for.

    what have i missed?

    Mohoric hit the road headfirst at high speed.

    Big break is away with Martinez and Caruso in it making it hard for the other gc teams. Caruso now virtual leader.

    Break has 39 seconds after 50km.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,197
    UAE clearly not happy with the break and chasing it again
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    MattFalle said:

    Stuck in work because unfortunately I actually had to do the job i'm paid for.

    what have i missed?

    Mohoric hit the road headfirst at high speed.

    Big break is away with Martinez and Caruso in it making it hard for the other gc teams. Caruso now virtual leader.

    Break has 39 seconds after 50km.
    oooch.

    is he ok?
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,519

    UAE clearly not happy with the break and chasing it again

    For formolo??
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Unfortunately expect some more of that because the roads are in bits up there.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,519
    MattFalle said:

    MattFalle said:

    Stuck in work because unfortunately I actually had to do the job i'm paid for.

    what have i missed?

    Mohoric hit the road headfirst at high speed.

    Big break is away with Martinez and Caruso in it making it hard for the other gc teams. Caruso now virtual leader.

    Break has 39 seconds after 50km.
    oooch.

    is he ok?
    No. On his way to hospital.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,197

    UAE clearly not happy with the break and chasing it again

    For formolo??
    Presumably?

    It's pretty much all back together again...

    100km to go
  • "He's getting a new bike"

    No censored .



    Oooofff. Having done that myself, I have always wondered what it looked like
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    MattFalle said:

    jimmyjams said:

    When Matt mentioned "The American", I knew that it's pretty exposed and wide open up there.
    Let's hope it's not a howling headwind.

    If it's windy up there today, the tunnel could be like real wind-tunnel – it's 1300 m long.

    (And normally barred to cyclists, although I believe in Summer, when there is little car traffic, the ski resort being closed, cyclists do ride it – there is no alternative route over the 30 km long ridge).
    yup - just ride through it. its flippin' long and dark

    no other road and the tunnel is only a decade or so old, before it was all twisty old roads.

    Tbh, the main roads out tgere are only 20 odd years old, before it was bendy bendy slow with no road barriers
    tunnels and bendy roads you say?


    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,519

    "He's getting a new bike"

    No censored .



    Oooofff. Having done that myself, I have always wondered what it looked like
    Yes, he landed from that straight down on his head. Proper nasty crash.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,197
    Peloton is massively reduced
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,197
    There is a break with 30 odd seconds but UAE just won't let it lie. Still attacking.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    This will be interesting as its nothing but climb, descend, climb, descend there.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,197
    Back together again, and really strung out.

    Pretty mental stage so far!
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,519
    Back together, more attacks.
  • Afternoon all, looks like I’ve missed another brutal start...?
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,197

    Afternoon all, looks like I’ve missed another brutal start...?

    Completely brutal yes, no break has been allowed to form so it has been full on the whole time.

    Simon Carr with a few seconds now, and a small group coming up to him. 88km to go.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,170
    Short stage!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    its going to be completely brutal all day.

    depending on the route tomorrow its more of the same.

    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,197
    Haha more attacks from the peloton, still not being allowed to stay away!
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,197
    Finally we have gaps up - 1 minute 13 to the front of the race from the jersey group, but there's at least one rider (Visconti) in the gap.

    FDJ are controlling the front of the peloton now.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,922
    FDJ trying for a slow release of the breakaway.
    Not going to given much of a lead
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,197
    It's a big breakaway too.

    Raining now.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,519
    Wet, windy and the heavy roller preparing the pitch at the finish.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,406

    MattFalle said:

    MattFalle said:

    Stuck in work because unfortunately I actually had to do the job i'm paid for.

    what have i missed?

    Mohoric hit the road headfirst at high speed.

    Big break is away with Martinez and Caruso in it making it hard for the other gc teams. Caruso now virtual leader.

    Break has 39 seconds after 50km.
    oooch.

    is he ok?
    No. On his way to hospital.
    Ok, yep...but he got straight back up and walked to the side of the road so he's not bad. A chilled out week ahead, no doubt.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,922
    This is so boring now. :p
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    its just about to start hurting again now - double climb about to happen.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.