Author Topic: Giro 2018  (Read 11388 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

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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  ;) )

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2018, 06:21:44 pm »
Do not read any further if you haven’t seen it yet.

Froome absolutely destroyed Yates launching an attack today! This is going to be a cracking 3 days. The last day isn’t a procession like TdF is right?

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2018, 06:34:53 am »
The giro does always seem to be more exciting than the tour. I wonder if it's the geography of it or that the best teams don't focus their season on it?

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2018, 07:06:06 am »
Today is the day.



They are going up the Finestre. This is what it looked like on Wednesday. Followed by two more climbs one of them an MTF.

It will be won or lost today. I think we may see a repeat of yesterday, with TD benefiting from Froome's attacks.

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2018, 09:16:25 am »
And a further 70km or so after the Finistre. With Froome having nothing to loose (what does he care if he comes 2nd or 20th?) the race could be enlivened for a long time if he attacks up there. Was Yates' slight capitulation yesterday a blip because of the nature of the climb, or a sign of fatigue? 

Nicely poised.

Giro 2018
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2018, 01:18:36 pm »
Team Sky just obliterated everyone on Finistre! Yates has no one.

Ok I think Haig is with him.

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2018, 01:41:33 pm »
Holy shit!! Froome attacking !!

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2018, 01:54:01 pm »
and everything exploded with 80km to go, I love the Giro, it unpredictable'

Giro 2018
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2018, 01:56:58 pm »
Wonder how the 2nd climb gonna go!

Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2018, 02:02:55 pm »


Lol

spesh

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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2018, 02:32:41 pm »
Shameless nicked from the Bikeradar thread on today's stage:

"Watching Froome descending, bit like watching a cat falling out a tree. Legs all over the show but still lands on its feet."

;D
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Re: Giro 2018
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2018, 02:38:25 pm »
The ultimate insult! Maglia rosa time been dropped from the screen!