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Giro 2017: Stage 17: Tirano – Canazei 219 km *Spoilers*

blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,206
edited May 2017 in Pro race
Stage 17: Tirano – Canazei 219 km

START TIME: 11.15 CEST

The stage is wavy, with a few technical climbs in the first part, such as Aprica and Passo del Tonale after the start from Tirano. A long drop then takes the peloton across the Val di Sole. The route goes up again in the second half: first comes the Giovo categorised summit, then comes a long false flat up, leading all the way to the finish in Canazei (already three times stage town). The route climbs slightly in the last 5 km, on wide and well-surfaced road, with just a very short descent 1,000 m before the finish. The home straight (450m) is on 6.5-m wide asphalt road.

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Map:-
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Profile:-
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Climbs:-
T17_S01_Aprica_web.jpg
T17_S02_Tonale_web.jpg
T17_S03_Giovo_web-1.jpg

Final Kms:-
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,134
    Big breakaway gone apparently, maybe 20 riders with a gap getting up to 2 minutes. They're chasing a smaller breakaway of 3 which had Rolland in it, he's been quite aggressive so maybe it's his day.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,617
    should be a good day for Tom, assuming his tummies better.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,744
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Big breakaway gone apparently, maybe 20 riders with a gap getting up to 2 minutes. They're chasing a smaller breakaway of 3 which had Rolland in it, he's been quite aggressive so maybe it's his day.

    Yep, PR is my PTP pick for today on that basis. So that's probably jinxed his chances...
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
    Smashing photo.
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    Good photo there Blazing
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,134
    Rolland, Mohoric and Brutt somehow still away, with 1 min 20 on a 40-man chase group.

    6 minutes to the peloton.
  • Richmond Racer 2Richmond Racer 2 Posts: 4,698
    inseine wrote:
    should be a good day for Tom, assuming his tummies better.


    Tom's taken some Tums
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,984
    Chase group:

    Valerio Agnoli (Bahrain-Merida), Ben Gastauer and Quentin Jaurégui (Ag2r La Mondiale), Jesper Hansen (Astana), Enrico Barbin and Lorenzo Rota (Bardiani-CSF), Tejay Van Garderen, Manuel Senni, and Francisco Ventoso (BMC Racing), Jan Barta and Jose Mendes (Bora-hansgrohe), Felix Grosschartner, Lukasz Owsian, Branislau Samoilau and Michal Schelgel (CCC Sprandi Polkowice), Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac), Jérémy Roy (FDJ), Maxime Monfort (Lotto Soudal), Gorka Izagirre and Rory Sutherland (Movistar), Christopher Juul-Jensen (Orica-Scott), Laurens De Plus and Dries Devenyns (Quick-Step Floors), Natnael Berhane, Omar Fraile, Jacques Janse Van Rensburg, Kristian Sbaragli, and Daniel Teklehaimanot (Dimension Data), Martijn Keizer (LottoNL-Jumbo), Salvatore Puccio (Team Sky), Simon Geschke (Team Sunweb), Peter Stetina and Julien Bernard (Trek-Segafredo), Rui Costa, Valerio Conti and Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates), Julen Amezqueta, Matteo Busato and Ilya Koshevoy (Wilier-Selle Italia), and Sergey Firsanov (Gazprom-Rusvelo).

    Best placed on GC - Polanc 13th @12.13
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,761
    Cant quite work out if the profile of the second half of the stage will be selective...long and uphill but probably not steep enough?

    In fact, just right for Tom?
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,134
    No mention of Visconti so that's my PTP chances gone again...
  • kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,130
    I do love the Dolomites...
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,863
    I know these roads well.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,431 Lives Here
    Looong day.

    Giro gets it right with the mix up of distances.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,134
    dish_dash wrote:
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Big breakaway gone apparently, maybe 20 riders with a gap getting up to 2 minutes. They're chasing a smaller breakaway of 3 which had Rolland in it, he's been quite aggressive so maybe it's his day.

    Yep, PR is my PTP pick for today on that basis. So that's probably jinxed his chances...
    He's sat up and gone back to the larger chasing group after nabbing the KOM points.

    Seems like a good move for his chance of the stage win.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,863
    And Tom's had a good sleep and eaten well according to the Dutch. It was just an altitude poo.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,431 Lives Here
    And Tom's had a good sleep and eaten well according to the Dutch. It was just an altitude poo.

    The downside of being brought up below sea level.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,892
    How on earth did LL Sanchez not get into that size of a breakaway? I thought he would be going for the mountain's jersey
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,892
    ridgerider wrote:
    Cant quite work out if the profile of the second half of the stage will be selective...long and uphill but probably not steep enough?

    In fact, just right for Tom?

    It's not selective, mainly just 1%-2% for 80km. Just a few bumps along the way. I mean for tired legs in the breakaway they might present a chance to kick on but won't do anything to the GC guys.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,984
    milton50 wrote:
    How on earth did LL Sanchez not get into that size of a breakaway? I thought he would be going for the mountain's jersey
    I don't know if he's interested in the mountain points. His second place in that competition is a bit artificial. 70 of his points came when he was gifted the Scarponi prize at the top of the Mortirolo (for which there were double points)
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  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,020
    milton50 wrote:
    Just a few bumps along the way.

    for some reason I read that as "just a few dumps along the way" and thought, on no, here we go again.

    Stage looks ideal for Tom DaPooMan, Quimtana shouldn't be able to get away on that slope but his sprint seems to be pretty useful for a few bonus seconds.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
    Ha, liking that. Sounds like a Marvel comic hero.
  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,892
    davidof wrote:
    milton50 wrote:
    Just a few bumps along the way.

    for some reason I read that as "just a few dumps along the way" and thought, on no, here we go again.

    Stage looks ideal for Tom DaPooMan, Quimtana shouldn't be able to get away on that slope but his sprint seems to be pretty useful for a few bonus seconds.

    Don't think there will be any bonus seconds today seeing as how the favourites are currently 12 minutes down!
  • pat1cppat1cp Posts: 763
    Brutt has been hit with a big hammer.
  • Richmond Racer 2Richmond Racer 2 Posts: 4,698
    pat1cp wrote:
    Brutt has been hit with a big hammer.



    Brutt force?
  • pat1cppat1cp Posts: 763
    pat1cp wrote:
    Brutt has been hit with a big hammer.



    Brutt force?
    :D Or lack of it.

    Never seen him blow like that before, it was instant.
  • red.riderred.rider Posts: 399
    Haven't really been following the stage, is Polanc in virtual pink? Is he even still in the breakaway?
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,863
    And Tom's had a good sleep and eaten well according to the Dutch. It was just an altitude poo.

    The downside of being brought up below sea level.

    Maar hij komt uit Masstricht. Geen excuses :wink:
    Correlation is not causation.
  • r0bhr0bh Posts: 1,407
    QuickStep moving to the front of the peloton to help out Sunweb
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,134
    Attacks going off the front group - Rolland going with everything
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,134
    Pozzato alert
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