Giro d'Italia 23 Stage 3: Vasto - Melfi, 216 km - Hilly ***SPOILERS***

mididoctors
mididoctors Posts: 16,776
edited May 2023 in Pro race
Can't wait for blazing to get back
"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
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    edited May 2023







    "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: 26,207
    edited May 2023
    Looks like a good last 50km that.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Hard to.call .... Points jersey guys mads et al will try and follow if GC contenders try anything... But far from the end ..
    "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
    No info on how technical the descent is
    "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
  • takethehighroad
    takethehighroad Posts: 6,638
    Could be the day Remco lets the jersey go.

    Sprinters teams aren't necessarily going to chase and no one on GC wants to do that work on the flat

    You'd expect Trek to chase a bit as Mads is the best at getting over lumps like that and sprinting
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,207
    Everyone will want to get in the break.

    Last 350m are 5% after a right hand turn.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,715

    Could be the day Remco lets the jersey go.

    Sprinters teams aren't necessarily going to chase and no one on GC wants to do that work on the flat

    You'd expect Trek to chase a bit as Mads is the best at getting over lumps like that and sprinting

    He specifically said it would be S4 after the TT.
    He could have been bluffing. 😉
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    edited May 2023

    Could be the day Remco lets the jersey go.

    Sprinters teams aren't necessarily going to chase and no one on GC wants to do that work on the flat

    You'd expect Trek to chase a bit as Mads is the best at getting over lumps like that and sprinting

    Think QS would love that ..but the mads matts and Magnuses of this world will bring it back is my guess groves is touted to be in with a shot
    "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
    edited May 2023

    Everyone will want to get in the break.

    Last 350m are 5% after a right hand turn.

    Break Might be hard to form ... The stiff slow speed final sprint ramp was why I picked Remco

    GC guys from a reduced bunch are going to have to sprint to close any small splits
    "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
    Groves is getting the blame on social media for stage 2 crash
    "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
    Soft break !? no one interested except 2 lone Italians from same team ...total lack of interest
    "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: 26,207
    Is that it?
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Surprising .
    "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
    Everyone waiting to see who wants to control.. lot of bluffing
    "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: 26,207
    I can see trek, jayco and alpecin might want no proper break, but the others?
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776

    I can see trek, jayco and alpecin might want no proper break, but the others?

    I think teams are waiting to see who wants to take on the responsibility... QS are predictably leaving it to others .

    "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: 26,207

    I can see trek, jayco and alpecin might want no proper break, but the others?

    I think teams are waiting to see who wants to take on the responsibility... QS are predictably leaving it to others .

    What are Astana (for example) hoping to get out of today now they aren't in a strong break?

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Konyshevs son in the 2 man break
    "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: 26,207

    I can see trek, jayco and alpecin might want no proper break, but the others?

    I think teams are waiting to see who wants to take on the responsibility... QS are predictably leaving it to others .

    What are Astana (for example) hoping to get out of today now they aren't in a strong break?

    This means it's a nailed on win for Moscon today, by the way.
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,461

    Surprising .

    Isn't it the same every year at the giro?
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    gsk82 said:

    Surprising .

    Isn't it the same every year at the giro?
    Not Every profile

    "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
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,096

    Groves is getting the blame on social media for stage 2 crash

    With some justification, I think. He takes his right hand off the bars and moves Davide Ballerini right with a push. That caused a ripple effect and led directly to the crash.

  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Only 90 k to go
    "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
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,441
    Even the GCN team can’t be bothered to talk up the action so far (we may even find Hatch doesn’t brand it one of the greatest races in a generation)
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Hills approach ...bunch getting into racing
    "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
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,283
    Looks like the GC teams might get a bit involved here - if only to keep a wet descent calm
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,776
    Jayco
    "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
    Trek
    "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
    It's pacey
    "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
    Lot of guys out the back
    "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