Author Topic: Giro 2018  (Read 16868 times)

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2018, 02:47:42 pm »
Is this an action replay of the day that Chavez lost 25 minutes? How is it that Michelton Scott's 2 leaders have gone from being solid to horrific in the space of a couple of days (each, not the same 2 days)?

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2018, 02:49:24 pm »
Right. CyclingNews live update, YACF and Twitter about to be shut down, and I'm going into radio silence until I get home to watch the Eurosport recording. I might even do some work before that.

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2018, 03:02:14 pm »
In the lead!!!

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2018, 03:22:54 pm »
Just as well his asthma isn't troubling him today or his bilharzia.

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2018, 03:27:04 pm »
What a breathtaking performance. ;)
Let's hope his Di2 doesn't let him down.:)

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2018, 03:29:01 pm »
Let's hope his Di2 doesn't let him down.:)

Well, as long as he isn't dehydrated or hasn't taken too much of it...  ;D
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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2018, 03:29:12 pm »
Arguably one of the great stages of the modern era and a career defining moment for froome in a career we thought he had defined.

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2018, 03:38:44 pm »
Froome must be busting for a pee!

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2018, 03:48:28 pm »
I really hope Froome crashes right now.

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2018, 05:18:55 pm »


It's a 2 horse race now. Froome out of the picture (thankfully), Pinot just can't match Yates.

 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2018, 06:15:50 pm »
It’s also legal so far. I bet Froome and his bike is being given a good going over right now. The salty tears on Twitter is funny as heck as well.

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2018, 06:25:10 pm »
Sorted of reminded me of an epic ride once ridden by Floyd Landis in the tour .Just saying.
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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2018, 06:27:12 pm »
One for the history books.

From spesh’s BikeRadar thread, this was interesting. Looks like he put more time into Doom on the descents than the climbs!

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2018, 06:41:58 pm »
Summary of the stage for those who missed it.

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2018, 07:03:08 pm »
Is this an action replay of the day that Chavez lost 25 minutes? How is it that Michelton Scott's 2 leaders have gone from being solid to horrific in the space of a couple of days (each, not the same 2 days)?
I can think of two possibilities; one he's just out and out cooked after trying to build the lead on Dumoulin before the TT the other is illness in the team.
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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2018, 07:21:52 pm »
Sorted of reminded me of an epic ride once ridden by Floyd Landis in the tour .Just saying.

Froome should write a book on training tips. How to go from absolutely no results of note at all ever to second step of GT podium, then 5 (probably 6) GT wins including the triple GT which puts you in the company of Merckx and Hinault.

And all from nowhere. Quite remarkable.

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2018, 07:25:08 pm »
The cyclingnews commentators described today as a miracle.

I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles.

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2018, 07:49:40 pm »
Sorted of reminded me of an epic ride once ridden by Floyd Landis in the tour .Just saying.

Froome should write a book on training tips. How to go from absolutely no results of note at all ever to second step of GT podium, then 5 (probably 6) GT wins including the triple GT which puts you in the company of Merckx and Hinault.

And all from nowhere. Quite remarkable.

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2018, 07:52:36 pm »
Give it a couple of years and Froome will be crying on Jeremy Kyle.

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2018, 08:37:07 pm »
One for the history books.

From spesh’s BikeRadar thread, this was interesting. Looks like he put more time into Doom on the descents than the climbs!

Linky no worky, but I was just perusing the thread, and I assume you're referring to this post:

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Using Giro live updates, I think this is where Froome took time on Dumoulin:

Finestere climb 37s
Finistere descent 1 min 15
Sestriere climb 49s
Sestriere descent 25s
Valley 15s
Final climb 3s
So 1 min 40 gained descending

https://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=13092276&start=1120#p20351327

Though some of time gain on the descent off Finestre could be ascribed to the Dumoulin group waiting for Reichenbach...

A few posts, down, it's also pointed out that for all that Sky drilled it at the bottom of Finestre, Froome's ascent of the col was by no means the fastest. Carapaz was 20 seconds quicker than Froome up the final climb, albeit 3 minutes slower than Santambrogio and Nibali in 2014, in far worse weather conditions.

https://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=13092276&start=1120#p20351339

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #45 on: May 25, 2018, 08:40:42 pm »
Apropos of nothing, does anyone else find Carlton Kirby to be almost as irritating as Liggett and Sherwen were in the last few years before they were replaced by Boulting and Millar?
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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #46 on: May 25, 2018, 08:42:17 pm »
Froome was slowest ascent ever apparently.

No ONE like Kirby. Luckily I am deaf so oblivious to all his meanderings.

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #47 on: May 25, 2018, 08:48:32 pm »
Apropos of nothing, does anyone else find Carlton Kirby to be almost as irritating as Liggett and Sherwen were in the last few years before they were replaced by Boulting and Millar?

No, he’s worse!  Even my wife complained yesterday. “He’s hysterical”
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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2018, 08:53:55 pm »
Sorted of reminded me of an epic ride once ridden by Floyd Landis in the tour .Just saying.

Froome should write a book on training tips. How to go from absolutely no results of note at all ever to second step of GT podium, then 5 (probably 6) GT wins including the triple GT which puts you in the company of Merckx and Hinault.

And all from nowhere. Quite remarkable.

And of course Merckx and Hinault were squeaky clean  ::-)
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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #49 on: May 25, 2018, 08:58:43 pm »
I'm sure I heard the commentator refering to Ron Dennis and Pots of Evil.
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