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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Giro
« on: May 02, 2010, 12:03:02 pm »
This time next weekend will see me in the early stages of taking over the Idiot Box and recording the daily highlights of The Giro. We were not able to sort the logisitics of spending time at the race so TV will have to do. At least SWMBO is still evidencing an acceptance, allmost an interest, in my obsession.

I'm looking forward to the opening of the Grand Tour season :thumbsup:
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Re: Giro
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 12:16:37 pm »
Unfortunately, I'll miss most of it as I'll be 'stuck' on a beach beach in Florida listening to the oil lapping on the beach!

Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Giro
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 06:03:17 pm »
Who's going to win then ?  I'll go for Evans.
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Re: Giro
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 07:12:14 pm »
I also think Evans will win. 

Re: Giro
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 12:15:08 pm »
Wiggins for the win.  I think they will treat it as a GC warm up for the real thing - that being the TdF but not this year.

But wait for the shock to drop of the 5 to 8 suspected dopers currently under investigation by the UCI.
Any time now and it will come out.

Re: Giro
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 12:52:51 pm »
Looking forward to it!
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Re: Giro
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 01:11:20 pm »
6 riders to be named:
2 x Italians, 2 x Spaniards, 1 x Russian, 1 x Slovenian

...and Pellizotti has just been withdrawn from Liquigas press conference.  So that'll be one of the Italians!

David Martin

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Re: Giro
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 01:38:20 pm »
6 riders to be named:
2 x Italians, 2 x Spaniards, 1 x Russian, 1 x Slovenian

...and Pellizotti has just been withdrawn from Liquigas press conference.  So that'll be one of the Italians!

That wouldn't be one of the slovenians who was doing very well in the tour of Romandie, would it?

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Gus

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Re: Giro
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 06:42:34 pm »
Pellizotti, Prado and Valjavec have been named.  :facepalm:

Re: Giro
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010, 08:28:14 pm »
Pellizotti, Prado and Valjavec have been named.  :facepalm:

Pellizotti prefers going to the hairdressers and Prado didn't want to make an exhibition of himself.
Working my way up to inferior.

Re: Giro
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 08:45:24 pm »
Wiggins for the win. 

With 4 Time Trials he must have a reasonable chance !

rdaviesb

Re: Giro
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2010, 08:53:43 pm »
Pellizotti, Prado and Valjavec have been named.  :facepalm:

Better out than in. Bets on Pelizotti losing his TdF polka dot jersey?

Re: Giro
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2010, 04:13:47 pm »
Wiggins is underway...  :thumbsup:

Re: Giro
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2010, 04:55:36 pm »
And Wiggins wins!  First pink jersey to Bradley  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Justin(e)

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Re: Giro
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2010, 06:19:22 pm »
well done that lad - so glad it wasn't miller.

Re: Giro
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2010, 08:32:51 am »
And Wiggins wins!  First pink jersey to Bradley  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Warning. Contains spoilers.  ;)

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: Giro
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2010, 02:30:04 pm »
Cracking result for the prologue.

Stage 1 though- Ouch :o
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Re: Giro
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2010, 03:41:17 pm »
And even worse today.

It also is very uncomfortable seeing the jersey on those new shoulders too.

David Martin

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Re: Giro
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2010, 03:45:42 pm »
Does anyone actually do a risk assessment for these courses? Or is it a cycing version of last man standing?
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Karla

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Re: Giro
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2010, 03:55:37 pm »
And all this is after the go-slow protest last year.

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Re: Giro
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2010, 04:07:26 pm »
An excellent 5th place for Adam Blythe today. I saw him riding grass-track at Mildenhall in 2004. As a 14-year-old he was mixing it with men twice his age and size, and despite the disparity was holding his own and winning. I was so impressed I made a mental note of his name, thinking I'd probably hear of him again someday. I think we'll be hearing a lot more of him before long.
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Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Giro
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2010, 06:18:40 pm »
An excellent 5th place for Adam Blythe today. I saw him riding grass-track at Mildenhall in 2004. As a 14-year-old he was mixing it with men twice his age and size, and despite the disparity was holding his own and winning. I was so impressed I made a mental note of his name, thinking I'd probably hear of him again someday. I think we'll be hearing a lot more of him before long.
:thumbsup: That's uncanny - that's pretty much word for word what I just saying to Mrs C, except I was referring to the velodrome at Meadowbank rather than grass track at Mildenhall.
Aero but not dynamic

Re: Giro
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2010, 06:23:38 pm »
Very interesting stage today. Glad I had the chance to watch it live via NOS. Now waiting for a decent report on it for those who haven't seen it yet (so I won't reveal the highligths ;) ).

Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Giro
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2010, 06:47:40 pm »
Very interesting stage today. Glad I had the chance to watch it live via NOS. Now waiting for a decent report on it for those who haven't seen it yet (so I won't reveal the highligths ;) ).
But if someone didn't want to know the result would they really be so dim as to start paging through a thread entitled 'Giro' and clearly discussing the various stage results ?
Anyway, I'll follow your lead and not say who won but I will add that Wednesday will be of interest to fans of David Millar  :)
Aero but not dynamic

citoyen

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Re: Giro
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2010, 11:26:29 pm »
Cracking race so far. Unless your name is C.Vandevelde or B.Wiggins.  :-\

Anything that could be said about the man in pink has been said before. No need to repeat it. I'm just enjoying the racing. Hurrah for Adam Blythe!

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