Author Topic: giro d'italia 2012  (Read 8004 times)

fungus

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« on: May 04, 2012, 12:48:53 pm »
Starts tomorrow  :thumbsup:

Any predictions for GC, KOM, Sprints etc...

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Gus

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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 01:30:48 pm »
Prediction :  Sunday will be hell for GC riders. Forecast says 5-10oC plenty of side wind and a long ride along the
North Sea.  :thumbsup:
GC : Scarponi
KOM : Sella
Cav will take a couple of stages before folding in the high mountains.

JT

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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 02:19:18 pm »
I don't really do predictions although I think an Italian will win the GC.

I'm hoping Cav will win in Fano in Pink after the TTT) - the first of three stages we're going out to see!
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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 03:26:50 pm »
Modeno to Fano stage 5 - lets hope there isnt a headwind, that looks like a very long straight run in  :o :o ;D

citoyen

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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 03:47:07 pm »
Just to be contrary, my money's on Goss for today's stage. Backing Cav is too obvious.

Didn't Geraint Thomas do well yesterday?

Kreuziger for overall.

d.

citoyen

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giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 04:33:24 pm »
Just as well it was an each-way bet...

Note to Theo Bos: That's what we in road cycling call a "corner".

d.

David Martin

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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 04:36:49 pm »
Just as well it was an each-way bet...

Note to Theo Bos: That's what we in road cycling call a "corner".

d.
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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 09:02:53 am »
Fantastically intelligent riding by Cavendish; and especially by Thomas. A difficult gallop to sort out, and everyone lost their trains. I'm in awe of Cavendish's ability to re-write the plan constantly as things unfold.

Rhys W

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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012, 10:04:18 am »
Cav's rainbow jersey is easy to spot, especially in overhead shots and it makes fascinating viewing to try and follow where he gets to. For a long time in the run-in yesterday he seemed boxed in, with 2-3 riders from other teams in between the Sky train and himself. Then as the sprint wound up he seemed to move left (right in the head-on shots), well away from any remaining Sky riders... and still made it. Masterful.

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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2012, 10:42:18 am »
Guess Cav will be wearing Red today ?

Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2012, 11:10:17 am »
Cav's rainbow jersey is easy to spot, especially in overhead shots and it makes fascinating viewing to try and follow where he gets to. For a long time in the run-in yesterday he seemed boxed in, with 2-3 riders from other teams in between the Sky train and himself. Then as the sprint wound up he seemed to move left (right in the head-on shots), well away from any remaining Sky riders... and still made it. Masterful.

That's the thing about Cav - Ok he's fast, but it's his reading of a sprint and reactions to events that unfold during it that sets him apart from the others. Whereas the also-rans always say "I got boxed in" , "I went too early" or "I left it too late" he very rarely makes a mistake. He can get out of trouble if he has to and knows exactly when to go full gas. It's a natural skill - a bit like a top footballer who can read and predict a passage of play...

I reckon there are others with a higher flat out speed than him, but if they don't get into the right position to unleash that speed, they ain't going to beat him. Pure class.
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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 11:33:58 am »
Watching the sprint you can see when he turns on the gas. He pulls over to Goss, paces him and then, just as Goss starts to feel the pain, kicks and gets the clear bike length.

Has Matt Goss now got more second places than any other rider this year?
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citoyen

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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2012, 01:04:09 pm »
Goss is certainly a reliable bet for a place. I got 12-1 on him from Paddy Power yesterday, which meant my £5 e/w bet gave a better return than if I'd put £10 on Cav to win. PP aren't advertising odds on the stage win today - must have taken a hit yesterday.  ;D

Would have got an even better return on Soupe, of course.

d.

Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2012, 01:08:04 pm »
without sky tv and only freesat how/where can I watch/listen to this or am I too late as usual :)

eck

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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2012, 01:21:44 pm »
ferret, try here:
http://www.cyclingfans.com/live_race_coverage

BTW, has anyone else been watching the Eurosport feed on this site? Am I the only one who gets regular audio in the background, telling me how good Finish is for my dishwasher?  ???
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

David Martin

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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2012, 01:27:52 pm »
It plays ads in the sidebar and there isn't a way to turn them off.
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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2012, 01:36:51 pm »
Ok thanks for that, I've also just come across steep.hill TV loads of links on there, eurosport etc

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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2012, 03:10:20 pm »
Great bunny hop by the Farnese guy

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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2012, 03:14:41 pm »
I imagine Cav might have a few words to say about sprinters staying on their lines and not switching..
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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2012, 03:19:37 pm »
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Rhys W

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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2012, 03:20:51 pm »
Great bunny hop by the Farnese guy

That was indeed! Stunning.

citoyen

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giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2012, 04:01:33 pm »
Yeah, the bunny hop was serious bike handling skillz - especially at that speed.

Also, let's not take anything away from GreenEdge - I reckon they had that one sewn up even if Cav hadn't gone down.

Hope Taylor Phinney can carry on. Ferrari has to go - Renshaw was chucked out of the TdF for less.

d.

David Martin

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Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2012, 04:22:21 pm »
Apparently Ferrari was just relegated to last on the stage, not thrown off the race. There are comments that it is a long way to Milan and such behaviour (and arrogance when asked about it) are not easily forgotten in the peloton. Some forsee a ditch in Ferrari's future.
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citoyen

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giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2012, 04:25:05 pm »
Farrar, Feillu, Ferrari...

What is it with Cav and sprinters whose name begins with F?

d.

Re: giro d'italia 2012
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2012, 06:15:42 pm »
Ferrari's sprint was the equivalent of a studs-up 2-footed tackle in kickball which would be an instant red card. Disgraceful. At least his manager has had the decency to apologize.
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