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

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  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,666
    There seems to have been disappointment at every turn in this Giro so far sadly.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660

    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.

    I think the other two punched each other out rather than Rubio has some master plan

    "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
    mrb123 said:

    There seems to have been disappointment at every turn in this Giro so far sadly.

    It's not the Greatest edition...

    "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
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,374
    This stage exemplifies why Pinot's career ultimately remains a disappointment.
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  • stage_hunter
    stage_hunter Posts: 250

    mrb123 said:

    There seems to have been disappointment at every turn in this Giro so far sadly.

    It's not the Greatest edition...

    No. I suspect they are all thinking that there is no point burning matches now for a handful of seconds when everything will hang on the final TT where riders could easily lose two minutes.

  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,447
    edited May 2023
    Once upon a customs union, this stage would have literally gone past my front door.

    I used to skin up Crox de Couer on work days and spent a warm wet spring hobbling up it to rehab my ACL...

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  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,928
    The queen stage is definitely the Giau and Tre Cime stage. Every climb is Giro royalty.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,477

    mrb123 said:

    There seems to have been disappointment at every turn in this Giro so far sadly.

    It's not the Greatest edition...

    I bet some contrarian will still argue at the end of the season that it was the best GT even if it continues like this until the end.
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,800
    It needs a good final week to be average.
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  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,217
    This slow burn is inevitable, I think, as long as RCS insist on having a final week that contains the majority of the mountain stages. The backloading of the route means all the GC contenders know they have to manage their efforts carefully, otherwise they'll be out of energy when they need it most.

    The 2018 Giro looms large still in the memories of those going for the win.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,844
    andyp said:

    This slow burn is inevitable, I think, as long as RCS insist on having a final week that contains the majority of the mountain stages. The backloading of the route means all the GC contenders know they have to manage their efforts carefully, otherwise they'll be out of energy when they need it most.

    The 2018 Giro looms large still in the memories of those going for the win.

    Quite hard not to back load it given the time of year and Italian geography.

    More TT kms and sharper shorter finishes would spice and shake GC out sooner.

  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,217

    andyp said:

    This slow burn is inevitable, I think, as long as RCS insist on having a final week that contains the majority of the mountain stages. The backloading of the route means all the GC contenders know they have to manage their efforts carefully, otherwise they'll be out of energy when they need it most.

    The 2018 Giro looms large still in the memories of those going for the win.

    Quite hard not to back load it given the time of year and Italian geography.

    More TT kms and sharper shorter finishes would spice and shake GC out sooner.

    Equally, given Italian geography, you can pretty much throw in a mountain stage any day you like. It still surprises me that they don't have more shorter, hill top finishes, given pretty much every town and village in Italy is sat on top of a hill.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    One miserable looking 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
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,844
    andyp said:

    andyp said:

    This slow burn is inevitable, I think, as long as RCS insist on having a final week that contains the majority of the mountain stages. The backloading of the route means all the GC contenders know they have to manage their efforts carefully, otherwise they'll be out of energy when they need it most.

    The 2018 Giro looms large still in the memories of those going for the win.

    Quite hard not to back load it given the time of year and Italian geography.

    More TT kms and sharper shorter finishes would spice and shake GC out sooner.

    Equally, given Italian geography, you can pretty much throw in a mountain stage any day you like. It still surprises me that they don't have more shorter, hill top finishes, given pretty much every town and village in Italy is sat on top of a hill.
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,660
    Pross said:

    mrb123 said:

    There seems to have been disappointment at every turn in this Giro so far sadly.

    It's not the Greatest edition...

    I bet some contrarian will still argue at the end of the season that it was the best GT even if it continues like this until the end.
    I do hope so .
    "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
    edited May 2023
    I thought Ganna had covid
    .... Wrong thread
    "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
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    "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
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    "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
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,844
    Watched this.

    What was the Pinot logic? Baffled
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,252
    edited May 2023

    Watched this.

    What was the Pinot logic? Baffled

    Edit:- Wrong stage.
    Simply poor tactics.
    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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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,844
    Can’t really say it was a tactic can you?

    That last 3km. It was the opposite of tactics
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,252

    Can’t really say it was a tactic can you?

    That last 3km. It was the opposite of tactics

    Okay, I understated it.
    Fucking piss poor tactics.
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    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,593

    Watched this.

    What was the Pinot logic? Baffled

    Peanut has done his own head in. He's lost his nut

    It started all the way back on the first climb, when he attacked as they were too slow, and the rest of the break eventually caught him and called him an idiot. He spent the rest of the stage bickering with the others. He was looking for time, not just the stage, and they used that against him.
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  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,874
    He seemed desperate to make sure Cepeda didn't beat him.