Giro 2022 - Stage 6: Palmi – Scalea 192 km ***Spoilers***

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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    It's going to be very fast
    "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
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196
    edited May 2022

    Wish I could roll along like that at 36.3 km/h.

    On that road you could sit in . Might find it stressful ..
    Yeah you almost certainly could if you are a decent club rider, although this last bit might be too much!

    Whenever we see average power figures for these kind of stages they're surprisingly low. Obviously, this end bit is another matter. I think I would sh!t myself in a bunch this big at that speed, even if I had the power to hang on for a couple of minutes.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,201
    wow
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Who got there
    "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: 16,776
    That was close
    "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
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,201
    I thought Demare on first look
  • Tashman
    Tashman Posts: 3,400
    oooff!
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Demare
    "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
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196
    I thought Ewan had that... But apparently Demare - Ewan - Cav
  • Tashman
    Tashman Posts: 3,400
    think Demare just came through
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,201
    He must have been fastest by a looong way.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196
    Ewan was certainly celebrating.

    Cav went too early I think, he came off Morkov's wheel too soon from what I could tell.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196
    Yeah - Cav led it out, then Demare and Ewan come round him.

    It's not even that clear Demare had it in the side on IMO, although he was coming up very, very fast.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,552
    Ewan is one of the few riders who gets a benefit in Cav's wheel.
  • andyrac
    andyrac Posts: 1,130
    Hmmm, that photo they showed is inconclusive......And again they take too long to show a replay. We'd have had 4-5 replays if that was horse racing.....
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  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,201
    edited May 2022
    Demare in so much trouble 200m from the line. Very impressive - and lucky that Girmay couldn't keep up when left in the wind and left a gap for him to take.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,811
    Boy am I happy I had to miss this stage.
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    Phew!
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,201
    Gaviria's bike seemed to go out of his control again. No wonder he wasn't happy with it after yesterday's stage.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,706

    Gaviria's bike seemed to go out of his control again. No wonder he wasn't happy with it after yesterday's stage.

    Nobody explained to him that violence is not the solution?
    #bikeabuse
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,706
    😉😉😉
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    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196

    Wish I could roll along like that at 36.3 km/h.

    On that road you could sit in . Might find it stressful ..
    Yeah you almost certainly could if you are a decent club rider, although this last bit might be too much!

    Whenever we see average power figures for these kind of stages they're surprisingly low. Obviously, this end bit is another matter. I think I would sh!t myself in a bunch this big at that speed, even if I had the power to hang on for a couple of minutes.
    Dowsett averaged 155 watts for 5 hours today which is well within my capabilities. 213 normalised which would be a bit harder but still achievable. Obviously assuming I could ride in a peloton like that which I can't. The last 10-15km looks like it was pretty hard though, and the last 3 minutes was 460 watts which I certainly can't do! (my record seems to be 376).

    Dombrowski also 155 but lower normalised, 195, I guess he wasn't as involved in the leadout.

    I think most competent riders could have sat in today for most of the day, except if there had been a fight for the break and definitely the run in to the finish.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    Where was Cav?
  • Where was Cav?


    3rd

  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196

    Where was Cav?

    3rd. He went too early and led the other 2 out.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,279
    I was starting to get worried Nibali would be retired before they finished that stage

    Good sprint though
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    In actual speed cav caleb and demare are well matched
    "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
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,383

    ddraver said:

    ddraver said:

    For the first time English language Cycling Content has the best sprinter of the previous generation. Why are they not using him during the live coverage? I like the Blythe McEwan Sky Sports post-match analysis, but it's not the best use of his skillz.

    Millar calling a sprint live is one of the best things in Sport to watch. Why are ES doing this to themselves?!

    McEwan was commentating earlier on, along with Blythe - they switched over to Hatch and Kelly so that Blythe could go get ready for the breakaway. Not sure if McEwan was on that too.
    well exactly!
    I guess the trade off is whether you want those two on the Breakaway doing the analysis or commentating on the finale...
    He was on the call today.

    They must be reading! 😀
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