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
    Lol pinot you mad man
    "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
    I thought Rubio had gone then - he's baack
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    Good god LLS
    "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: 26,254
    No love lost at the front of the race. 🤣
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,593
    Peanut has done his own head in. He's lost his nut
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    Cepeda telling pinot he won't contest the Kom ? Pinot nods
    "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
    Lol at least cepeda didn't win
    "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: 41,477
    Rubio teaching Pinot a lesson in race winning tactics.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,238
    Rubio takes it. EF man went way too early
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,593
    LOLZ Massive massive lolz

    Rubio just let them get on with bickering the whole way
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,979
    Well, at least the 3 breakaway riders provided some amusing entertainment.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,477
    Thomas looking comfortable, Carthy gains a few seconds, Dunbar had a good go but got caught by the leaders group a few metres from the line. Slightly dull GC stage all things considered but Thomas will be glad to see it over with no loss of time / bonus seconds.
  • andytee87
    andytee87 Posts: 406

    LOLZ Massive massive lolz

    Rubio just let them get on with bickering the whole way

    Wasn't it Rubio that De Gendt took out the back for sitting on when Ganna won that mountain stage in 2020?
  • gweeds
    gweeds Posts: 2,577
    Pinot <> Racecraft
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    Pretty tame from the GC group
    "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: 41,477
    r0bh said:

    Pross said:

    andyp said:

    Blythe with the shade on Jay Vine, "There's no power ups".

    He was sounding petulant in his interview. Once he lost time he should have been committing himself to a helping role.
    I think every interview I've heard with him has been about how he can maximize his income from cycling
    Yeah, that was a weird thing to say. 'No money in making top 10'. He won't be maximising his income from contracts with that attitude.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    Decent chunk of racing but everyone is going to question the short course in hindsight
    "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
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,979
    Pross said:

    Thomas looking comfortable, Carthy gains a few seconds, Dunbar had a good go but got caught by the leaders group a few metres from the line. Slightly dull GC stage all things considered but Thomas will be glad to see it over with no loss of time / bonus seconds.

    Judging from that grin, he's more than happy.
    Hatch describing it as a disappointing stage.
    I would go further...
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    Poor pinot
    "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
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    Pross said:

    r0bh said:

    Pross said:

    andyp said:

    Blythe with the shade on Jay Vine, "There's no power ups".

    He was sounding petulant in his interview. Once he lost time he should have been committing himself to a helping role.
    I think every interview I've heard with him has been about how he can maximize his income from cycling
    Yeah, that was a weird thing to say. 'No money in making top 10'. He won't be maximising his income from contracts with that attitude.
    Quite amusing attitude of "I've got a four year deal - I don't really care what the team want for their social media". At least, amusing as long as it's not happening in your team, obviously...
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,874
    Leknessund still hanging in there - only dropped a few seconds today.
  • fleshtuxedo
    fleshtuxedo Posts: 1,853
    He's been a real muppet there hasnt he, easily the strongest and just needed to trust himself to show it at the end.
  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,237

    Poor pinot

    Indeed, his tactics were very poor
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660

    He's been a real muppet there hasnt he, easily the strongest and just needed to trust himself to show it at the end.

    Bizarre watch
    "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
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,979
    Pinot epitomises French racing tactics.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,189
    edited May 2023

    Pinot epitomises French racing tactics.

    He epitomises French cycling in its entirety (Men's Road)
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  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,800
    Pross said:

    r0bh said:

    Pross said:

    andyp said:

    Blythe with the shade on Jay Vine, "There's no power ups".

    He was sounding petulant in his interview. Once he lost time he should have been committing himself to a helping role.
    I think every interview I've heard with him has been about how he can maximize his income from cycling
    Yeah, that was a weird thing to say. 'No money in making top 10'. He won't be maximising his income from contracts with that attitude.

    Exactly, you might think it but if he really just rides to maximise income saying it seems counter productive.
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  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,800
    Felt a bit for Pinot but it'd be interesting to know how much of that was sandbagging from Rubio - I admit he had me fooled.
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  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,218
    andytee87 said:

    LOLZ Massive massive lolz

    Rubio just let them get on with bickering the whole way

    Wasn't it Rubio that De Gendt took out the back for sitting on when Ganna won that mountain stage in 2020?
    It was, yes.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,844
    Missed the final climb. 6 pages for the queen stage dear oh dear