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Giro 2019
« on: May 11, 2019, 05:30:45 pm »
Grand Tour season starts today. S4C (I my be listening to a lot of Welsh over the next few weeks!) have a live feed which I am using to watch the opening TT in Bologna, then up up up to San Luca.  I know how step that climb is in parts :sick:.

Roglic already smashing the GC :o.
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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 05:44:40 pm »
 I see Froome & Thomas are saving themselves for Le Tour.

edit.  Giro highlights on Quest Freeview 37.   :)
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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 05:12:37 pm »


Viviani has had his stage win revoked.

Can anyone who understands racing better explain whats happened? I don't quite get it.

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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 05:59:28 pm »
I thought it might be, he changed his line considerably in the last few metres.

Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 08:34:54 am »
But the rider he checked was never going to win, the commissaires need to apply some common sense. It is sprinting, after all, it's not for shrinking violets.

ETA just read he not only lost the 50 points from the stage win, he was docked as further 50 points as part of his punishment, meaning the points jersey - the sprinters reason for racing to the end - is out of reach, so he may quit before the mountains.
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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 08:42:47 am »
I thought it might be, he changed his line considerably in the last few metres.

I saw he'd changed line but the commentators didn't say anything about it so I figured there was nothing wrong.

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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 07:48:17 pm »
But the rider he checked was never going to win, the commissaires need to apply some common sense. It is sprinting, after all, it's not for shrinking violets.

ETA just read he not only lost the 50 points from the stage win, he was docked as further 50 points as part of his punishment, meaning the points jersey - the sprinters reason for racing to the end - is out of reach, so he may quit before the mountains.
All very odd - but that's the Giro!

He certainly risked punishment with such a sudden deviation, but the guy he blocked didn't protest (I think?) and the "winner" was very embarassed.

Perhaps they were trying too  hard not to favour the home favourite? Who knows!
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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 08:23:01 pm »
Horrible weather today!  I bet they all had soggy shoes and chafed bum cracks by the finish.  The amount of standing water was amazing.

Who let Sean Kelly on TV?  I know he's a legend but it's like listening to Father Stone with worse vowels.
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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 01:00:29 pm »

Sunweb is having a really shit race. They've lost Dumoulin yesterday, and just lost another rider to a crash.

Roglic's not having a good day it seems.

Is this level of crashes normal? It feels like more than normal.

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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 01:03:14 pm »
Normal in first week of giro or TdF

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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2019, 12:25:42 am »
From the Italian TV coverage it looks like some of the riders are a bit pot bellied. Are they wearing something under their jumpers  ???

Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2019, 08:43:44 pm »
That’s normal I think, their strength is in their backs.
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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2019, 08:16:13 am »
Normal in first week of giro or TdF
It might be because the QUest highlights aren't showing them, but this week has seemed very light on crashes. Shame one of them claimed crazy TomD :(

Unlike typical TdeF stages, most of the sprint finishes have been from a small group (i.e. 40ish, not 6-7!). I rather like this, as I'm crap at picking out riders in real-time; I've been able to properly follow most of the sprints this week.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2019, 04:10:34 pm »
Yates not done too well, Roglic motored through the rain for the win - don't think either Geraint or Froomey would have touched him....

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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2019, 06:11:07 pm »
Really not enjoyed the highlights on Quest.  Lots of crashes and a surprise big gain by the breakaway has still managed to translate as a rather dull week of cycling from the highlights.  A week of flat stages hasn't helped to be fair.
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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2019, 06:37:07 am »
Really not enjoyed the highlights on Quest.
They do a good job of making Boulting&Boardman look good.

(I get a LOT more out of the Cycling Podcast coverage. Genuinely engaging pundits, with plenty of extra stuffs. I suspect I only watch the TV coverage cos I'm worried I'll miss the one visually brilliant incident of the whole race ...  ::-)  )
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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2019, 11:20:50 pm »
It has been a poor 11 stages so far - 2 TT and 9 sprint stages.  Got to the point that I check the stage online to check whether it's worth watching.
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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2019, 08:55:13 pm »
Well today was different!
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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2019, 05:54:59 am »
And doesn't snow make for pretty viewing :)

A fun stage to watch. Looks like the Brits are unlikely to continue their Grand Tour dominance in this one, but we may get a proper scrap in GC  :thumbsup:
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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2019, 01:29:57 pm »
Now that Carapaz has walked in on them, do you think that Roglic and Nibbles will stop hanging round having hate sex at the back?

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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2019, 01:41:56 pm »

Just spent a few minutes trying to work out why I couldn't find coverage details for todays stage, before realising it's the rest day... It's one of those days isn't it...

Looking at the numbers of the last couple of days, If Yates can continue to take time out of Roglic at the same rate, he should pass Roglic on stage 22...

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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2019, 09:03:33 am »
Wow!!!! What a finish yesterday. The three-man breakaway very very very nearly got caught, but prevailed!!! Super finish.
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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2019, 01:04:27 pm »
Well, a third of it prevailed. Yes, very exciting. I was mildly amused by the fact that the winner's best finishing position so far in the Giro was 95th. And the GC battle is nicely set up for the remaining three stages.

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Re: Giro 2019
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2019, 06:53:54 pm »
Wow!!!! What a finish yesterday. The three-man breakaway very very very nearly got caught, but prevailed!!! Super finish.

Yeah, loved that. It was the best thing in this Giro, unil ...

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