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Re: Giro

Postby sogood » Mon May 17, 2010 7:07 am

Aushiker wrote:Evans still has 1 minute 13 seconds to make up on Vinokourov. Is that a realistic possibility?

I think so if it's just against Vino. Don't forget Vino had a crash already and these injuries will invariably take their toll in such a long stage race. The question is, can Cadel stay out of trouble as there are more nasty roads ahead.
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Re: Giro

Postby MichaelB » Mon May 17, 2010 9:17 am

Managed to watch the Stage 6 & 7 SBS coverage last night.

What a stage that 7 was !!! And Leakygas doing a Team Ground and all crashing !!

Evans hadd some luck for a change, although saw some comments about him being caught too and having to bridge with Matty Goss sort of helping too.

Great to see the end result though. The win was epic.

And Webber getting his second win in a row and lloyd also taking a stage win and the Climbers jersey, and Porte back in the White :D

Go Aussies Go !!!!

Would have loved to have seen the whole of Stage 7 telecast

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Re: Giro

Postby toolonglegs » Mon May 17, 2010 4:38 pm

Things in Italy getting a bit nasty towards Vino...more in relation to him not waiting after Nibali crashed...personally even thou I am no big fan,I think he just followed wheels and certainly didn't attack the Pink jersey after the crash...unlike certain Milram riders.
I wonder if he will be actually allowed to finish in Pink...Italian passinate fans / huge crowds on final weeks climbs = trouble maybe?.
Anyway he has served his time...unlike many Spanish riders who are riding at the moment!.

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Re: Giro

Postby Chuck » Mon May 17, 2010 5:38 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Things in Italy getting a bit nasty towards Vino..


Anyway he has served his time..


True, but he is as repentant as the "Cobra". His comeback has been unbelievable. If this is how strong he is clean (and he's 2 years older too) then it's hard to understand why ? Used to be that a "Vino" win was celebrated by all. Now any Vinokourov success is met with cynicism.
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Re: Giro

Postby toolonglegs » Mon May 17, 2010 5:43 pm

...but then it was a muddy race :roll: .
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Re: Giro

Postby Aushiker » Tue May 18, 2010 12:55 am

Hi

Great stage win to Matt Goss ... :)

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and what was it with Cadel's little sprint towards the line?

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Re: Giro

Postby igstar » Tue May 18, 2010 3:34 am

Not a bad Giro for Aussies, three stage wins so far...

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Re: Giro

Postby MichaelB » Tue May 18, 2010 8:45 am

igstar wrote:Not a bad Giro for Aussies, three stage wins so far...


And the Mountains Jersey (Lloyd) and the Young Riders jersey (Porte).

Top effort all round !!!

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Re: Giro

Postby Aushiker » Tue May 18, 2010 8:51 am

Aushiker wrote:and what was it with Cadel's little sprint towards the line? Andrew


and the answer from the man himself ...

Me? Lead out a sprint?-followed a strong attack in the last km that didn't last. Goss keeps the Aussie flag flying ;o)


From the Eurosport commentary the impression he was attacking, alas no :)

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Re: Giro

Postby shiv » Tue May 18, 2010 10:07 am

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/93rd-g ... tos/121392


Gotta be far and away the best Giro ever for Aussies. 3 stage wins in 4 days, and 3 of the 4 jerseys are on aussie backs!

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Re: Giro

Postby igstar » Tue May 18, 2010 11:15 am

Aushiker wrote:Hi

Great stage win to Matt Goss ... :)

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and what was it with Cadel's little sprint towards the line?

Andrew


Hoping for the time bonus?

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Re: Giro

Postby shiv » Tue May 18, 2010 8:38 pm

igstar wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Hi

Great stage win to Matt Goss ... :)

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and what was it with Cadel's little sprint towards the line?

Andrew


Hoping for the time bonus?


Na, Vino tried to make a break with a k or 2 to go and Cadel just followed him. Just happened to last longer out there the the Kazakh

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Re: Giro

Postby BarryTas » Wed May 19, 2010 8:52 am

yes Tamania rocks.....see the Tamaina thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Giro

Postby igstar » Wed May 19, 2010 1:20 pm

No pressure on Cadel, but where should he attack Vino? We have two ITTs left but they are both strong in these disciplines - although the stage 16 TT is a climb so it could be a crucial one.
Stage 15 is the only other mountain top finish where I think the race could be won or lost.

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Re: Giro

Postby toolonglegs » Wed May 19, 2010 11:28 pm

Could Richie Porte be on his way to Pink?...maybe!.

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Re: Giro

Postby toolonglegs » Thu May 20, 2010 12:17 am

Geez is he on his way to a chance at the overall!...Cadel has 4 or 5 left in his team :shock: ...if Cadel and Vino don't amp it up they have thrown away the Giro...WOW!.

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Re: Giro

Postby shiv » Thu May 20, 2010 7:10 am

Say What? Cadel wet from having the race i the palm of his hand to now having a massive job ahead of him woth no support! Might not have been to bad if it wasnt for those 2 guys ahead of him that are major threats, Sastre and Wiggins. Big mistake I think. Hope Porte continues on like this though

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Re: Giro

Postby norbs » Thu May 20, 2010 8:18 am

shiv wrote:Say What? Cadel wet from having the race i the palm of his hand to now having a massive job ahead of him woth no support! Might not have been to bad if it wasnt for those 2 guys ahead of him that are major threats, Sastre and Wiggins. Big mistake I think. Hope Porte continues on like this though


Evans and Vino must be wondering what happened. What a stuff up on the behalf. Sastre must be a big chance now. And go Richie!

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Re: Giro

Postby MichaelB » Thu May 20, 2010 8:57 am

Holy hell batman ??? :shock: :shock:

Say What happened ???? :? :?

Going to make the rest of the stages interesting, as now the likes of Basso, Evans, Nibali and Vino have to really attack one of the stages, and all Sastre has to do is to wheel suck.

Talk about a topsy turvy race. Some teams really buggered up there !!

Cadel's comments are interesting and seem tinged with a touch of sadness, that maybe the golden chance has slipped ....

At least it's an Aussie in the pInk !!!!!

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Re: Giro

Postby jules21 » Thu May 20, 2010 9:37 am

no problem. cadel can ride for july now.

i wonder if richie porte can hold on? it would be coup of the decade if he did, but he's got a handy lead on most of his competitors.

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Re: Giro

Postby Missy24 » Thu May 20, 2010 9:40 am

"Even if the Giro ended today, I can look back one day and say I've had it good. This doesn't really happen to a neo-professional, but I do know I'm going to defend the jersey until my arse gets ripped." - Richie Porte

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Re: Giro

Postby philip » Thu May 20, 2010 10:13 am

shiv wrote:Say What? Cadel wet from having the race i the palm of his hand to now having a massive job ahead of him woth no support! Might not have been to bad if it wasnt for those 2 guys ahead of him that are major threats, Sastre and Wiggins. Big mistake I think. Hope Porte continues on like this though


+1, this is one crazy Giro! I think Evans and maybe Vino can probably make the time back in the mountains but it's not going to come easy. I'm not so sure about Sastre these days, but I reckon Wiggins really has a chance now given how well he was climbing in last years TdF.

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Re: Giro

Postby jules21 » Thu May 20, 2010 10:18 am

Evans and Vino will make that time back on some of the other riders leading them, but to make it up on all of them, including wiggins and sastre - i doubt it.

what i found a bit ominous was the inability of BMC to chase the break. much of the Astana team was apparently struck down by a stomach bug, so that excuses them, but BMC were exposed yesterday as impotent.

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Re: Giro

Postby philip » Thu May 20, 2010 10:34 am

jules21 wrote:Evans and Vino will make that time back on some of the other riders leading them, but to make it up on all of them, including wiggins and sastre - i doubt it.

Well Wiggins/Sastre have 1:44/2:49 on Vino, 2:56/4:01 on Evans, times which I don't think are impossible to make up in the mountains. It will be interesting, that's for sure!

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Re: Giro

Postby JV911 » Thu May 20, 2010 10:45 am

MichaelB wrote:Say What happened ????


Porte, a 25-year-old former swimmer and triathlete, replaced Kazakh veteran Alexandre Vinokourov in pink in a stage won by Russian Evgeni Petrov - celebrating his birthday early as he turns 32 on May 25 - in torrential rain that saw the stage disrupted by a river breaking its banks.

Vinokourov and Australian Cadel Evans suffered badly in the wretched conditions losing over 12 minutes to Spain's 2008 Tour de France champion Carlos Sastre, who put behind him his disappointing tour so far in which he has fallen three times, to leapfrog the two of them in the overall standings.

Sastre had got away with around 60 other riders at the 35km mark before the really bad weather set in and at one point the breakaway group had built up a near 20 minute lead


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