Giro 2021:- Stage 20: Verbania – Alpe Motta 165 km **Spoilers**

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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,460
    Yates struggling and dropped
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  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,198
    Almeida has managed it well, looked like he was in trouble for a while
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,199
    Martinez lol 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,198
    Almeida now dropped too.

    Martinez, I guess his descending isn't that big a problem after all if he can climb like that :D
  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,919
    Martinez :o
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,936
    Tongues will wag after this
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  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,919
    He's riding himself into the top 5
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,198
    Martinez done
  • bianchi_dave
    bianchi_dave Posts: 847
    Great win that 👏
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  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,198
    edited May 2021
    Caruso wins

    Bernal second +23s
  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,919
    Well done Caruso. Gave it a go and deserved his win.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,544
    I didn't see Caruso going on the attack ... Other teams just not strong enough
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,460
    Martinez in 3rd. Incredible ride from him
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  • rozzer32
    rozzer32 Posts: 3,855
    Haha another unbelievable ride from Ineos. That training and nutrition programme working wonders. And people think cycling has changed.

    Think they must have shown the 1994 Fleche Wallonne highlights on the ineos bus this morning.
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,936
    Ironic that Rob Hatch is calling time on Caruso's career at 33, given the average age of Ineos's top cheeses. (BS doing the same now on the breakaway)

    Martinez will finish this Giro in the top 5, as he's only got to take a few seconds off Romain Bardet. Hardly a tough ask.
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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,289
    Good Giro...
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,544
    Ineos was annoyingly superb. Talented and tactically on the ball .
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,936

    Good Giro...

    I wouldn't go that far.
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  • commuterlegs
    commuterlegs Posts: 271
    Guess the speculation about his back was utter bollocks (or he’s managed it really well with the support of a great team).

    Strong ride today and great stuff from Caruso, gutsy.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,460



    Bardet could also be a wildcard, he lost a little time yesterday to Vlasov but came in with Carthy, who's just 22" ahead on GC. A long up and over onto a technical descent maybe?


    Just to prove I'm not *always* wrong
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  • Good Giro...

    I wouldn't go that far.
    I would, there’s been plenty to enjoy.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,544
    edited May 2021

    Good Giro...

    I wouldn't go that far.
    I think it was decent. bit of a wash out with rain but a lot of good stuff . . CM and mountain competition was meh. That said the GC was in flux
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,544
    Yates just wasn't having a good day ... He dug in on that final climb. He usually gives up
    "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
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,544



    Bardet could also be a wildcard, he lost a little time yesterday to Vlasov but came in with Carthy, who's just 22" ahead on GC. A long up and over onto a technical descent maybe?


    Just to prove I'm not *always* wrong
    :wink:
    Well done
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,460

    Yates just wasn't having a good day ... He dug in on that final climb. He usually gives up

    Have we ever seen him have two consecutive good days in the mountains? I mean proper go for the win days.
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,544

    Yates just wasn't having a good day ... He dug in on that final climb. He usually gives up

    Have we ever seen him have two consecutive good days in the mountains? I mean proper go for the win days.
    Not this giro
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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,289
    I think it was good... it was in the balance and Yates form made it interesting in the last few days. Ineos wasn't overly dominant, like in the Tour Sky days, when action was limited to the last 2 minutes of a stage. It's not going to go down as a classic edition, but better than many I remember
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,544

    I think it was good... it was in the balance and Yates form made it interesting in the last few days. Ineos wasn't overly dominant, like in the Tour Sky days, when action was limited to the last 2 minutes of a stage. It's not going to go down as a classic edition, but better than many I remember

    I will go with that . It was a very tough race too. The Strada and rain
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,544
    All 3 riders on the podium won a major mountain stage pretty much solo involving a early attack
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,544
    Caruso owes bardet DSM. . Both for today and stage 16 when bardet carried him in on the wet descent
    "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