Tirreno-Adriatico 2023 ***Spoilers***

blazing_saddles
blazing_saddles Posts: 21,959
edited March 2023 in Pro race
Starting just one day after Paris-Nice, this year, Tirreno-Adriatico boasts a startlist that contains just about everybody who is anybody, (aside Catalunya bound, Bernal and Ayuso) who are competing in France.
Of note is the Jumbo super duo of Roglic and van Aert.















Note that the usual, final ITT has gone.


"Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
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  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,928
    So Cav is doing Tirreno-Adriatico but Cees Bol (highlighted as his leadout man) is doing Paris-Nice.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Kona Hei Hei/Calibre Bossnut
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,608
    Bol not really known for his prowess over 200km so unlikely to be doing MSR.
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,060
    It's looking a little soggy.....
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,959
    edited March 2023
    WVA ITT fail.

    Goes early in the rain but was slower than Nico Denz.
    Already down to third.
    Weather forecast to clear for the later starters too.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,959
    edited March 2023
    Magnus Sheffield smashes the rest by going sub 13 minutes.
    Leads by 27 seconds.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,206
    Ganna absolutely smashing it, 28" seconds faster than previous leader Kamna.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,959
    Surprised by Jumbo’s poor showing.
    Italy not to their liking these past couple of days.
    A few surprises in the top 10.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,643
    Rain made for a lot of nervous energy
    "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
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,895
    Sprint finish coming with all the big named sprinters.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,895
    Gaviria launched an attack by sprinting early. Jakobsen won.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,895
    01 [NED] Fabio Jakobsen Soudal Quick-Step 05:06:33
    02 [BEL] Jasper Philipsen Alpecin-Deceuninck + 00
    03 [COL] Fernando Gaviria Movistar Team + 00
    04 [ERI] Biniam Girmay Intermarché-Circus-Wanty + 00
    05 [COL] Sebastian Molano UAE Team Emirates + 00
    06 [GER] Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious + 00
    07 [NED] Dylan Groenewegen Team Jayco-AlUla + 00
    08 [ITA] Simone Consonni Cofidis + 00
    09 [BEL] Jordi Meeus BORA-hansgrohe + 00
    10 [FRA] Nacer Bouhanni Team Arkéa-Samsic + 00


  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,490
    Where's the fat lad from Astana?
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,368
    Finished.
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,490
    edited March 2023
    m.r.m. said:

    Finished.

    Are you sure? Did anyone see him cross the line?*










    *I'm joking.
    "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
    Irony highlight yesterday was Kirby complaining that Adam Yates talks too fast.
    I think he took about 3 breaths during the final 20kms.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,959
    LOL
    Kirby caught out making stuff up about Sagan by Robbie McEwen.

    So, of course Kirby agrees and seamlessly does a one eighty.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • TheBigBean
    TheBigBean Posts: 20,895
    Cavendish has been sick apparently, so is mostly using the race to train.
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,928
    Thank goodness for the "mute" button.... Kirby doing my head in, as usual.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Kona Hei Hei/Calibre Bossnut
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,750
    It's got interesting - 5 JV riders in a group of about 20 ridden off the front with 10km to go
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,206
    All came back together in the final 5 kms, then MVDP gave Phillipsen an armchair ride to the 150 metres to go point. Sprint was never in doubt. Bauhaus took second, with Girmay sneaking through on the barriers for third.
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,368
    Usually MvdP is way too surgy and burns out the last leadout man behind him (and in front of Philipsen), but today he was really incredible all the way to like 3-4 km out where he surged perfectly to divebomb corners and kept great position throughout.

    Not entirely sure why the Bahrain rider took MvdP and Alpecin all the way. Might have been better to bail earlier even if your sprinter is on Philipsen's wheel. Leaves Alpecin a man short with nowhere to go.
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    edited March 2023
    Wout takes out Pidcock and immediately goes over to check on him and apologise. Not sure I've ever seen that before. Pidcock seemed to come off slightly worse.
  • Pidcock rolling back through after doing a turn and WvA trying to squeeze through a gap that wasn't there.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    Having a laugh and joke as they pootle to the finish.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,750
    Pross said:

    Wout takes out Pidcock and immediately goes over to check on him and apologise. Not sure I've ever seen that before. Pidcock seemed to come off slightly worse.

    Looked like Pidcock trying to drift back through the middle of the peloton to me.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    Ganna dropped with just over 2k to go.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370

    Pross said:

    Wout takes out Pidcock and immediately goes over to check on him and apologise. Not sure I've ever seen that before. Pidcock seemed to come off slightly worse.

    Looked like Pidcock trying to drift back through the middle of the peloton to me.
    Reaction suggested WVA felt it was his fault.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    Suspect Cosnefroy will win today as I toyed with picking him but bottled it.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,750
    I love the idea anyone could have won other than Roglic on that finish.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,370
    Roglic doing what Roglic does to win, thought he'd gone too early but was possibly just holding his position before letting the Cofidis rider lead out.