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Giro Donne ‘spoilers’

neonriverneonriver Posts: 146
Not sure how much would be spoilers as the coverage is barely there. Possibly not the best idea to hold your major stage race at same time as the tour.

Race seems to be more or less the same as the tour one rider blasting away on the climbs and TT except this time the closest challengers are her teammates.

Van der Berggen
Moolman + 2:51
Vollering + 3:03
Deigan (first non sd word) +5:53

Van der Breggen put 12 riders otl in yesterday’s TT!

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  • ProssPross Posts: 28,255
    It's being covered in the censored small races thread.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,600
    I watched a bit of the time trial. They didn’t have a clock up, so the commentators had no idea of the times or was in front of who.
    Time trials aren’t the most exciting viewing at the best of times but this put along side watching paint dry.
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,255
    Pross said:

    It's being covered in the censored small races thread.

    Somewhat erratically - i meant to add an update last night and fell asleep. Cynics might suggest I was watching the stage itself - I couldn't possibly comment.

    Think it's suffering particularly this year as everyone has an eye on the Olympics (van Vleuten hasn't even turned up); the drop down in level possibly hasn't helped that either?
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,909
    It's the usual van der Breggen beat down, as opposed to the usual va Vleuten beat down, with Vos cleaning up in the sprints.
    What's not to like?









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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,984

    It's the usual van der Breggen beat down, as opposed to the usual va Vleuten beat down, with Vos cleaning up in the sprints.
    What's not to like?









    If you are Dutch.

    Re van Vleuten, it's strange how this year the top rider(s) in men's and women's are disappearing for months ahead of their main goal.
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  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,512
    gsk82 said:



    Re van Vleuten, it's strange how this year the top rider(s) in men's and women's are disappearing for months ahead of their main goal.

    she's here, in 'mirror' world




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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,003
    Emma Norsgsaard, 2nd yesterday, said she'd have to win today. She did.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 9,860
    edited 8 July
    Wrong thread
    "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
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,255
    AVDB not getting things all her own way, apparently...

  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,003
    Vos still the boss
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,255
    Yeah, for a long time she was simply THE female rider. Seems mind-boggling that she's still ratcheting up the wins until you remember that she's still only 34.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,909
    The big Queen stage has served up another stark example of the problem women's cycling faces.
    SD Worx finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd, all in the ST, with A vd Breggen able to let her nearest challenger on GC, team mate, Ashleigh Moolman take the stage. Demi Vollering was second on the stage.

    The same three riders baring a crash, take home the GC podium, too.
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  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,448
    I really don't get why the organisers continue to short-change the female peloton. Each year you get hundreds of women completing events like the Maratona, which have a harder route than anything on the biggest stage race on the women's pro circuit.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,576

    The big Queen stage has served up another stark example of the problem women's cycling faces.
    SD Worx finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd, all in the ST, with A vd Breggen able to let her nearest challenger on GC, team mate, Ashleigh Moolman take the stage. Demi Vollering was second on the stage.

    The same three riders baring a crash, take home the GC podium, too.

    They didn't finish in the same time. Moolman-Pasio was away in a break with Elisa Longo-Borghini, with the latter dropped on the climb to the finish. Van Der Breggen and Vollering were part of a group of 10-15 riders, including Deignan, Labous, Garcia, Guderzo, etc., but they upped the pace with about 3 kms to go and eventually were left with just Marta Cavalli for company. She was dropped in the final kilometre. Moolman-Pasio won by approx 1:30 in the end.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,576
    phreak said:

    I really don't get why the organisers continue to short-change the female peloton. Each year you get hundreds of women completing events like the Maratona, which have a harder route than anything on the biggest stage race on the women's pro circuit.

    Racing and riding a sportive are too very different things. The final climb today was as hard as anything in the Maratona.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,909
    phreak said:

    I really don't get why the organisers continue to short-change the female peloton. Each year you get hundreds of women completing events like the Maratona, which have a harder route than anything on the biggest stage race on the women's pro circuit.

    Well, forget everything I said in any case. I got the initial result from PCS, but
    apparently nobody had a clue what was going on and the organisation was a total shambles. It seems that even the teams don't know an awful lot.

    While I did have the top 3 in the right order, according to Firstcycling, Moolman Pasio won by 1:26 ahead of Vollering and Van der Breggen, with Cavalli 13 seconds further back.

    There were "unknown placings" after that.
    Turns out positions 6-11 were Garcia, Labous, Guderzo, Fisher-Black, Muzic, Realini.

    SD Worx now leads 4 out of 6 competitions.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 28,255
    phreak said:

    I really don't get why the organisers continue to short-change the female peloton. Each year you get hundreds of women completing events like the Maratona, which have a harder route than anything on the biggest stage race on the women's pro circuit.

    The problem is that will just exacerbate the disparity in the peloton.
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,448
    andyp said:

    phreak said:

    I really don't get why the organisers continue to short-change the female peloton. Each year you get hundreds of women completing events like the Maratona, which have a harder route than anything on the biggest stage race on the women's pro circuit.

    Racing and riding a sportive are too very different things. The final climb today was as hard as anything in the Maratona.
    I get that, it just seems odd that you have the pinnacle of the sport doing an easier parcour than amateurs could do throughout the summer. There wasn't a single stage longer than 100 miles, with none having more than 2 mountain passes.

    I remember a few years ago Pooley did (and won I recall) the Swissman triathlon, and the bikeleg was about 180km with three climbs over 2000m in altitude and 3700m of climbing all told. That was with the swim at the beginning and a run up a mountain to finish. She seemed to do it without falling apart.
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,512
    Nice to see Vos setting a good example for other riders by wearing lights on the Como stage.
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