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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Damn.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    will hesjedal and de gendt be down to ride the tdf now or will their efforts here be seen as them having done too much - would be great if they could mix things up for the tdf
    The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
    momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Come on Harmon, did anybody honestly expect that J Rod wouldn't get spanked in the TT?
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Slagter and Henao respectable times for climbers. Good ride CVV.

    That was too much time to lose for JRod at first check. I hope Ryder went too hard.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 1,982
    Is Hesjedal better than Steve Bauer now?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    will hesjedal and de gendt be down to ride the tdf now or will their efforts here be seen as them having done too much - would be great if they could mix things up for the tdf

    De Gendt was never going to do the tour. His p,an was to do a ride at giro or vuelta
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Question is....could J Rod have won this Giro if he got over his phobia of attacking outside the last 500m?
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Wow, great save by Ryder.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    iainf72 wrote:
    will hesjedal and de gendt be down to ride the tdf now or will their efforts here be seen as them having done too much - would be great if they could mix things up for the tdf

    De Gendt was never going to do the tour. His p,an was to do a ride at giro or vuelta

    De Gendt is on his honeymoon during the tour.

    Hesjedal having a moment...
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    LOL. GREAT ride by Pozzovivo!
    Contador is the Greatest
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Not a bad TT by Pozzovivo actually, shame he couldn't find his mojo in the mountains.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,961
    edited May 2012
    That P5 doesnt seem to handle so well.... :P

    (FYI - never drink Vodka with a Polish girl...man I feel bad today!! :oops: )
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Poz beaten Cunego and Uran
    Contador is the Greatest
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    Rodriguez only has two seconds over his rival now in the battle for pink.
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Gap between Hej and DG isnt big. Past performances...
    Contador is the Greatest
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    De Gent goes 5th - just shows how distorted Pinotti's time was
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Shame
    Contador is the Greatest
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Bravo Ryder. A fine performance.

    And bravo to J-Rod too. No bad days.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,961
    WHOOO GO RYDER!!!!

    Congratulations Garmin!

    Really isnt an interesting guy to listen to tho eh....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Shame

    Why? Hesjedal was by far the best rider over the three weeks.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    brilliant race - gripping right to the end - i love the giro.
    The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
    momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Congratulations to Hesjedal, but it feels like a cruel way to end a grand tour.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited May 2012
    Only a winner by 16secs. Great ride by Joaquim Rodriguez. Still a class rider all through the year. Much better rider than Ryder as demonstrated by his place in the CQ and UCI rankings over the years. Too late now, but he will rue not making more moves a little further out.

    Well done Ryder. First Canadian GT winner.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    So who's won the red jersey?
  • donrhummydonrhummy Posts: 2,329
    really an amazing scind half ride by rodriguez. he lost 28 seconds in the first 11k and only 19 seconds in the last 17k.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    So who's won the red jersey?

    The most consistent finisher. J-Rod
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Shame

    Why? Hesjedal was by far the best rider over the three weeks.

    He won by 16secs. So you are wrong. Not by far. Actually by hardly anything. Just by a better tt performance over 30km.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    JRod also won two stages.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • greasedscotsmangreasedscotsman Posts: 6,962
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  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Shame

    Why? Hesjedal was by far the best rider over the three weeks.

    He won by 16secs. So you are wrong. Not by far. Actually by hardly anything. Just by a better tt performance over 30km.

    He won, so i'm not wrong, you're just dissapointed that J Rod didn't win.

    As I said above, I like J Rod and think he could have won if he rode more like a "True Champion" and attacked outside of the last 500m.

    Let's not forget that Hesjedal attacked and dropped J Rod on two of the summit finishes and then beat him in the TT...he won fair and square.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
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