Maglia Nera 2023 *SPOILERS* *DAFTNESS*

No_Ta_Doctor
No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,088
Look, I'm not going to keep this updated every day, but there's a GT on that actually had a jersey for last place, and some incredible stories and tradition about competing for it. So here's a start on a thread for this year, after 7 stages. Feeel free to ppost updates, debate, chat, rubbish etc.

Heroes of stage 7:

159 KRIEGER Alexander Alpecin-Deceuninck 25:07
160 GROVES Kaden Alpecin-Deceuninck ,,
161 STEWART Campbell Team Jayco AlUla ,,
162 BONIFAZIO Niccolò Intermarché - Circus - Wanty ,,
163 KIRSCH Alex Trek - Segafredo 25:18
164 GUERNALEC Thibault Team Arkéa Samsic 25:35

Great ride from Gurning Alex, squeezing out those additional seconds. He's no danger for the bottom ten though:

155 158 ▲3 ARASHIRO Yukiya Bahrain - Victorious 1:48:04
156 159 ▲3 HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby Team DSM 1:48:15
157 160 ▲3 FIORELLI Filippo Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè 1:48:16
158 161 ▲3 CAVENDISH Mark Astana Qazaqstan Team 1:48:19
159 162 ▲3 CIMOLAI Davide Cofidis 1:48:34
160 163 ▲3 DALLA VALLE Nicolas Team Corratec - Selle Italia 1:49:44
161 166 ▲5 TUSVELD Martijn Team DSM 1:51:06
162 167 ▲5 HOOLE Daan Trek - Segafredo 1:52:49
163 169 ▲6 GANDIN Stefano Team Corratec - Selle Italia 1:53:30
164 168 ▲4 STOJNIĆ Veljko Team Corratec - Selle Italia 1:55:54

Cav in a decent position there, but he's unfortunately been showing some form at the wrong end of the race. Could probably do with a crash or two more.
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,222
    Cav spent some time discussing tactics with the judges car today.
    He may be making a more concerted effort going forward.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,088
    Davide Simolai was DNS today, a definite disappointment from his top ten position.

    Today's Aero bar muncher (mint Aero for preference)
    163 TUSVELD Martijn Team DSM +6:53

    That sees him onto the podium for now

    161 161 - TUSVELD Martijn Team DSM 1:57:51
    162 163 ▲1 GANDIN Stefano Team Corratec - Selle Italia 1:58:23
    163 164 ▲1 STOJNIĆ Veljko Team Corratec - Selle Italia 2:01:20
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,222
    I do enjoy watching Corratec - Selle Italia sending decoys up the road on a normal stage day.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,554
    Corratec have punched above their weight trying to avoid this prize
    "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
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,222

    Corratec have punched above their weight trying to avoid this prize

    ...and yet they have the first two podium spots.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,088
    edited May 2023
    149 STEWART Campbell Team Jayco AlUla 26:55
    150 HEPBURN Michael Team Jayco AlUla ,,

    A Jayco duo stole the show on stage 10, taking nearly four minutes out of the large, cold, soggy autobus.

    The Corratec boys both suffered a jour avec, giving over 11 minutes away to thirty riders, and Arashiro move into the black

    The new GC looks like this:
    141 155 ▲14 VERGAERDE Otto Trek - Segafredo 2:02:01
    142 158 ▲16 HVIDEBERG Jonas Iversby Team DSM 2:04:34
    143 159 ▲16 DALLA VALLE Nicolas Team Corratec - Selle Italia 2:05:02
    144 144 - IACCHI Alessandro Team Corratec - Selle Italia 2:05:08
    145 160 ▲15 HOOLE Daan Trek - Segafredo 2:05:47
    146 143 ▼3 STEWART Campbell Team Jayco AlUla 2:07:21
    147 150 ▲3 RIOU Alan Team Arkéa Samsic 2:07:56
    148 162 ▲14 GANDIN Stefano Team Corratec - Selle Italia 2:08:06
    149 163 ▲14 STOJNIĆ Veljko Team Corratec - Selle Italia 2:11:03
    150 154 ▲4 ARASHIRO Yukiya Bahrain - Victorious 2:13:17
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  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    Classic conditions for somebody to get away today.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,222
    A disappointing performance by the home team.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,088
    I don't know what Gandin's excuse was, but the DS must have bought it.
    Stojnic must have been less convincing - he's been sent on punishment duty to the break on a 220km stage
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