Author Topic: Italy Divide.  (Read 2842 times)

Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2019, 04:04:22 pm »
Wot a classic.
 All the hallmarks of TDF circa 1910. It just needs Sofiane to bellow Assassins! at the media car at the top of the last climb.
All the gear and no idea.Three dimensionally dyslexic.

Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2019, 05:46:34 pm »
James is 2.5km behind Sofiane. Been closing the gap over the past couple of hours, slowly. Feels like they'll be pushing on through to the finish now, but it'll get dark before the summit of the final climb. Hopefully the path is clear.

Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2019, 06:04:14 pm »
It is about 10k to the top of the climb and they have over an hour before sunset.  The descent might get a bit murky.  Local webcams show a bit of snow on the tops but it doesn't look as bad as the previous lump.  It looks like James is catching Sofiane and is now about 10 minutes behind him.  Exciting stuff!

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Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #53 on: April 29, 2019, 06:31:05 pm »

Just over 30km to go for Sofiane. James' tracker is showing him stopped, but in a weird location. His tracker has been quite erratic in it's updates, so it may be that it's just not had updates in the last 30 minutes, or it could really be that he has stopped. Once they get into the clear of the descent, it's going to be an interesting sprint finish. Can't be more than 2-3 hours of this left!

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Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2019, 06:46:04 pm »
James' tracker now updated.  I'd say there is about 700 metres between James and Sofiane. They are both moving at walking place.

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Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2019, 06:53:38 pm »
They are both moving at walking place.
Is it possible you guys have misread the parcours, and in fact this may finish with a bike-pushing sprint??
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Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2019, 07:55:01 pm »
https://twitter.com/JamesMarkHayden/status/1122933460451110919

"We finish together. Respect. #italydivide https://t.co/2Wb8GJsRvi"

He's caught Sofiane. They are going to finish together.

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Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2019, 08:05:42 pm »
I wondered what was happening, James’s tracker hasn’t updated for a while.

After all that has gone on over the past few days, much respect for that call.

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Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2019, 08:39:27 pm »

They seem to be off course tho on the latest reading, with just 2km to go!

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Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2019, 08:41:22 pm »
Bouncing dot! They've made it!

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Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #60 on: April 29, 2019, 08:50:34 pm »
Superb. What an exciting race to follow.

Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #61 on: April 29, 2019, 08:52:27 pm »
Excellent!

I see that Levente Bagoly is still pressing on over the penultimate climb in third place.  There is a fair amount of snow on the ground, it is dark, it is 1degC and there is a 30kph wind blowing.  Rather him than me.

Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #62 on: April 29, 2019, 09:03:43 pm »
Excellent stuff.  Third placed guy really depends how he is equipped. I see Sifiane had a duvet of some sort on hence ability to jeep climbing high in the cold and snow.

Re: Italy Divide.
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Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2019, 10:30:59 am »
I Said, I've Got A Big Stick

Re: Italy Divide.
« Reply #65 on: May 07, 2019, 09:00:50 pm »