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Re: Giro
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2010, 04:53:45 pm »
I must say, despite my reservations about Vino, I'm really enjoying his performance today. True grit.

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Re: Giro
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2010, 07:06:21 am »
Fantastic ride by Millar yesterday.  But what happened to Wiggins ?
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Re: Giro
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2010, 08:12:12 am »
Fantastic ride by Millar yesterday.  But what happened to Wiggins ?

Got a "hunger flat" on the run-in according to his DS, Sean Yates.

Evans was brilliant yesterday, in fact he's been great all season, but chapeau to everyone for riding at those speeds on those bikes in that weather on those roads!

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Re: Giro
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2010, 10:31:24 am »
A really enjoyable stage to watch I dread to think what it felt like to take part :D
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Re: Giro
« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2010, 01:05:47 pm »
This Giro is going to be talked about for years - for all the right reasons.
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Re: Giro
« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2010, 01:29:49 pm »
Yep, and yesterday's stage was yet another highly enjoyable one. I thought Sky were making a good stab at leading the run-in for a bunch sprint but they seemed to disintegrate in the narrow, twisty-turny streets of the closing few km. Some of those corners looked really hairy at the speeds they were going. All the top three finishers were awesome. A sprint like that takes some bottle and phenomenal bike-handling skills - though obviously very different to the skills required on Saturday's stage.

I really would like to have seen Cav and Hushovd involved in a finish like that.

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Re: Giro
« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2010, 01:40:09 pm »
Just peeped in at cyclingnews.com live report.  Today's stage sounds exciting - can't wait to watch tonight. 

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Re: Giro
« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2010, 02:05:34 pm »
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Re: Giro
« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2010, 02:11:21 pm »
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Re: Giro
« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2010, 02:14:12 pm »
If Sastre has also made it then its game on for the rest of the race.


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Re: Giro
« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2010, 02:22:09 pm »
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Re: Giro
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2010, 02:27:00 pm »

But where are Millar and Evans?


Millar yes, Evans no.
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Re: Giro
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2010, 02:42:52 pm »
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Re: Giro
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2010, 03:05:21 pm »
When is a breakaway a breakaway and not a split in the peloton?

another epic stage on the Giro.
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Re: Giro
« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2010, 03:54:15 pm »
Overall placings are going to be interesting now.

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Re: Giro
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2010, 04:00:39 pm »
Overall placings are going to be interesting now.

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Re: Giro
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2010, 04:07:29 pm »
Overall placings are going to be interesting now.

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Richie Porte in pink now? He should still have around 8 minutes on Wiggins.
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Re: Giro
« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2010, 04:10:57 pm »
Overall placings are going to be interesting now.

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Richie Porte in pink now? He should still have around 8 minutes on Wiggins.

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Re: Giro
« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2010, 04:19:30 pm »
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Re: Giro
« Reply #69 on: May 19, 2010, 04:26:07 pm »
Porte can TT

The kid was going for the white jersey anyway, so he is a genuine GC contender.

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Re: Giro
« Reply #70 on: May 19, 2010, 06:09:23 pm »
What a day! Epic racing.

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Re: Giro
« Reply #71 on: May 19, 2010, 08:54:51 pm »
JUst watched the recording on Eurosport

Amazing tough day with lots of rain

Vino now 12th, Wiggo moves to 10th, Carlos is top ten

People are saying Xavier Tondo is the new danger man

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Re: Giro
« Reply #72 on: May 19, 2010, 10:52:31 pm »
People are saying Xavier Tondo is the new danger man

Yeah, I read that. Interesting. I must admit I don't know much about him. From what I can tell, he's never really figured much in the big tours... but then neither had Wiggo until last year.

What about David Arroyo? He's a very strong climber, isn't he?

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Re: Giro
« Reply #73 on: May 19, 2010, 10:58:11 pm »
This Giro is Xavier Tondo's first ever grand tour - he could struggle in the third (difficult) week.

Arroyo's in a good position. Good climber and with a strong-ish, disciplined team. Not sure about his time trialling ability but the remaining TT's are not that long and one's a mountain TT in any case.

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Re: Giro
« Reply #74 on: May 19, 2010, 10:59:40 pm »
We can't win the cricket so our domination in other sports is now taking centre stage  ::-)