Giro d'Italia 23 Stage 13: Borgofranco d’Ivrea - Crans Montana, 75 km not so serious **SPOILERS**

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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660

    PCS

    LOL
    "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: 26,874
    "The riders are gathering on the start line. They're actually going to roll out and ride through the neutral zone to kilometre-zero, at which point they'll get into their team buses and be driven to Switzerland. "

    "Stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia will start in Sembrancher in Switzerland at 14:24 local time, effectively cutting the first 119km from today's route. The stage will be 80km long, tackling the Croix de Coeur and its descent as normal before heading up the Crans Montana summit finish."

    https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/giro-d-italia-2023/stage-13/live-report/
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    Conflicting story from 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: 17,660
    Now they say missing out the croix !
    "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: 17,660
    Why isn't there alternative pre planned
    "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
  • commuterlegs
    commuterlegs Posts: 271
    The turbos are gonna get a hammering pre-start at the foot of that climb!
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,874
    And they're off!
  • stage_hunter
    stage_hunter Posts: 250

    Did the 2020 Oct giro have any stages shortened ?

    Stage 20 which was covid not weather related- They didnt go up the agnello into France
  • stage_hunter
    stage_hunter Posts: 250

    Now they say missing out the croix !

    Its very confusing- I think that was old news but at 1500 at Verbier forecast is hail.......
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    13 dead in floods in Italy .. broken 100 year old rainfall records . New normal
    "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: 26,874

    Did the 2020 Oct giro have any stages shortened ?

    Stage 20 which was covid not weather related- They didnt go up the agnello into France
    Stage 19 was shortened because it was wet and they were all knackered. Should have been 258km, was 124km.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660

    Did the 2020 Oct giro have any stages shortened ?

    Stage 20 which was covid not weather related- They didnt go up the agnello into France
    Good memory ...god that's a high climb ..I did it once ..bit of a mistake
    "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
  • stage_hunter
    stage_hunter Posts: 250


    New profile ?

    Bit like that grid start stage at the 2018 tour
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660

    Did the 2020 Oct giro have any stages shortened ?

    Stage 20 which was covid not weather related- They didnt go up the agnello into France
    So they could have gone over barring regulations.

    They should swap dates with the vuelta
    "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: 17,660
    Small peloton
    "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: 17,660
    1:30pm UK time start
    "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: 17,660
    Astana bus left with out the riders
    "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: 26,874

    Did the 2020 Oct giro have any stages shortened ?

    Stage 20 which was covid not weather related- They didnt go up the agnello into France
    So they could have gone over barring regulations.

    They should swap dates with the vuelta
    The riders refused to do the full distance of stage 19 - but September would be more reliable than late October.

    That said, I went to Italy in September and had a ride cancelled due to snow, and another one where we carried on riding through the (lighter) snow.
  • stage_hunter
    stage_hunter Posts: 250

    1:30pm UK time start

    120km? In a bus?

    1:30pm UK time start

    They are leaving now.....google maps says 2 hours 39 mins by car......
  • commuterlegs
    commuterlegs Posts: 271

    1:30pm UK time start

    Hmm, what do we think will happen on the Coeur? Wondering if I should start watching at 3pm post-meeting or record it all and watch when I get home!?

    Tough call!
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660

    Did the 2020 Oct giro have any stages shortened ?

    Stage 20 which was covid not weather related- They didnt go up the agnello into France
    So they could have gone over barring regulations.

    They should swap dates with the vuelta
    The riders refused to do the full distance of stage 19 - but September would be more reliable than late October.

    That said, I went to Italy in September and had a ride cancelled due to snow, and another one where we carried on riding through the (lighter) snow.
    Well maybe we just have to live with climate change and not have these high mountain stages ?
    "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: 6,715

    1:30pm UK time start

    120km? In a bus?

    1:30pm UK time start

    They are leaving now.....google maps says 2 hours 39 mins by car......
    That's because Google takes into account the road closures for the Giro (which presumably the Giro can get around)
  • Dialatron
    Dialatron Posts: 1,101
    Will the INEOS bus be working for JV as usual?
    Old, fat and that's just the bike.
  • jimmyjams
    jimmyjams Posts: 755

    Did the 2020 Oct giro have any stages shortened ?

    Stage 20 which was covid not weather related- They didnt go up the agnello into France
    So they could have gone over barring regulations.

    They should swap dates with the vuelta
    The above was suggested by Eisel and Aldag the other day,

    Apparently 19 of the 22 teams wanted a shortening today.

    Live Webcam at top of Croix de Coeur:
    https://verbier.simwatch.ch/index.php?lieu=Croix-de-coeur

    They haven't yet (at 11:45 Swiss time) put the inflatable summit arch over the road. Looks cold and miserable, no wonder only half-a-dozen people there.
  • wakemalcolm
    wakemalcolm Posts: 718
    Climbed the Stelvio in early September 2006 and it was snowing at the summit. There's no guarantees with the high mountains.
    Maybe in addition to having contingency plans to cut out passes in bad weather, they could look at having plans to 'cut in' extra climbing in later stages if the overall parcours has been flattened uncharacteristically.
    (* This proposal is of course binned if Ganna is in pink due to snow in the high mountains)
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    Cake is just weakness entering the body
  • stage_hunter
    stage_hunter Posts: 250

    1:30pm UK time start

    120km? In a bus?

    1:30pm UK time start

    They are leaving now.....google maps says 2 hours 39 mins by car......
    That's because Google takes into account the road closures for the Giro (which presumably the Giro can get around)
    Looking at the map and what we know about the conditions, do you think that St Bernards pass will be much quicker?
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,874
    edited May 2023

    Did the 2020 Oct giro have any stages shortened ?

    Stage 20 which was covid not weather related- They didnt go up the agnello into France
    So they could have gone over barring regulations.

    They should swap dates with the vuelta
    The riders refused to do the full distance of stage 19 - but September would be more reliable than late October.

    That said, I went to Italy in September and had a ride cancelled due to snow, and another one where we carried on riding through the (lighter) snow.
    Well maybe we just have to live with climate change and not have these high mountain stages ?
    I think accept that there will be changes whenever you run it - but if they continue to run it in May, there will be more than if it was in early September. I'm not convinced this would happen any more.


  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660

    Did the 2020 Oct giro have any stages shortened ?

    Stage 20 which was covid not weather related- They didnt go up the agnello into France
    Stage 19 was shortened because it was wet and they were all knackered. Should have been 258km, was 124km.
    Remember the stage just not the year ...was it really 258k !?

    "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: 17,660

    Did the 2020 Oct giro have any stages shortened ?

    Stage 20 which was covid not weather related- They didnt go up the agnello into France
    So they could have gone over barring regulations.

    They should swap dates with the vuelta
    The riders refused to do the full distance of stage 19 - but September would be more reliable than late October.

    That said, I went to Italy in September and had a ride cancelled due to snow, and another one where we carried on riding through the (lighter) snow.
    Well maybe we just have to live with climate change and not have these high mountain stages ?
    I think accept that there will be changes whenever you run it - but if they continue to run it in May, there will be more than if it was in early September. I'm not convinced this would happen any more.


    Posting Andy in scuba gear gets you QI KLAXXONS 🚨🚨🚨
    "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