Author Topic: Giro 2018  (Read 613 times)

quixoticgeek

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Giro 2018
« on: May 15, 2018, 09:07:01 pm »

Haven't spotted a Giro 2018 thread.

Anyone know why Tom Dumoulin needed to swap bikes at 18km from the end today?

J
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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 09:56:17 pm »

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 04:02:25 pm »
Simon Yates seems to be winning at a canter. Explosive finishing on summit climbs every time. Wasn't he banned or was that his brother?

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 04:18:09 pm »
Simon Yates seems to be winning at a canter. Explosive finishing on summit climbs every time. Wasn't he banned or was that his brother?

4 month ban for a team admin error.

He's doing really well, but of course so far the race has suited him. Both his wins have been short explosive climbs. Zoncolan on Saturday will be decisive because he still needs more time on Dumoulin before next week's ITT.

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

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 07:33:00 pm »
Quixoticgeek - a good source of race detail in Dutch is Wielerflits on Facebook. Lots of in-depth analysis and stories.

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 07:36:59 pm »
Quixoticgeek - a good source of race detail in Dutch is Wielerflits on Facebook. Lots of in-depth analysis and stories.

If I Spoke Dutch that would be more useful :p But thanks for the heads up.

J
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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 08:23:25 am »
Simon Yates seems to be winning at a canter. Explosive finishing on summit climbs every time. Wasn't he banned or was that his brother?

That was quite an effort from Yates yesterday. A bit too long to be called explosive and he looked to have expended a lot of energy for a fairly small gain. Surprised Dumoulin kept so close though. Suppose they could both burn a few matches yesterday as the next couple of days look fairly easy for the GC contenders.
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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 08:29:40 am »
2 seconds plus time bonus on Dumoulin, but a bit more on everybody else....important If top step of podium goes to Dumoulin

TheLurker

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 07:28:49 pm »
Annoyingly I only found out last night that Quest are showing one hour highlight programmes.  I think it's sourced by Eurosport and I know some people find their commentary a bit odd, but hey it's free.

Quest (Freeview 37) generally about 7pm
Quest+1 (F 83) one hour later.


Correction Q+1 is 83, not 38.
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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 08:16:09 pm »
In which case you are just in time.

Key stages are Saturday and sunday

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2018, 11:15:50 pm »
In the video at the bottom of this page, Froome cracks a joke! He fumbles the delivery but it’s a veritable joke. His first ever?

I’m pretty sure he also hints, probably not deliberately, that Sky will try something on tomorrow’s stage long before the Zoncolan.

(Link not for those whom Froome makes apoplectic.)

It’s been a jokey Giro so far. I reckon Dumoulin will have the last laugh although I hope Yates will grin to the end.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2018, 04:39:16 pm »

Well that was an exciting stage finish. Froome at least has a chance at the Podium now. Will be interesting how the next week pans out.

J
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woollypigs

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2018, 05:38:12 pm »

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2018, 07:08:13 pm »

Well that was an exciting stage finish. Froome at least has a chance at the Podium now. Will be interesting how the next week pans out.

J

I think Yates did what was necessary as best as he could, Froome is still at 3 minutes+ (bet he was suffering from asthma today  ;) )