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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby jules21 » Tue May 08, 2012 11:09 am

Parrott wrote:Who was that bloke with the bunnyhop :?: :)

guardini apparently
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Parrott » Tue May 08, 2012 11:16 am

jules21 wrote:
Parrott wrote:Who was that bloke with the bunnyhop :?: :)

guardini apparently


Thanks, I'll know him as "Guardini of the bunnyhop" now.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby jules21 » Tue May 08, 2012 11:30 am

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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby ft_critical » Tue May 08, 2012 11:45 am

Parrott wrote:Thanks, I'll know him as "Guardini of the bunnyhop" now.


He is an exciting rider. Dominating the sprints in the Tour of Lankawi. And one in Qatar or Oman from memory.

He sprints like Cav. The expectation was that he would be like Cav after the similar record in Asia. But it doesn't seem to have quite happened unfortunately.

But now he both sprints and bunny hops like Cav (remember Cav's bunny hop finish at the TDF.) Indeed he went one better and bunnyhopped over Cav!
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby MichaelB » Tue May 08, 2012 12:29 pm

ft_critical wrote: But now he both sprints and bunny hops like Cav (remember Cav's bunny hop finish at the TDF.) Indeed he went one better and bunnyhopped over Cav!


Wasn't that at Vuelta last year as he was crossing the line for a win ?

I have that pic as a screen saver :D
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby grasshopper » Tue May 08, 2012 1:32 pm

Parrott wrote:Who was that bloke with the bunnyhop :?: :)

Elia Favilli of Farnese Vini. Initially reported as Guardini but corrected; he was also behind his teammate and the results show Guardini crossed the line first.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby ft_critical » Tue May 08, 2012 1:38 pm

Seems to be a lot of clouding the forum with facts and spoiling the fun :lol: :wink:

TTT - Verona. Flat plus technical and of course an awesome place to start. Barracuda, Sky, Orica, Liquigas, the Shack, don't care after that.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby MichaelB » Tue May 08, 2012 1:50 pm

Gossys placings in stages 2 & 3 now finally earn him some WT points (24 so far). Puts him about 52nd/53rd.

Hopefully he can get some more tonight.

How are TTT points allocated - do each of the team members get the points ? Or is it the first one across the line ?
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Daccordi Rider » Tue May 08, 2012 1:52 pm

ft_critical wrote:Seems to be a lot of clouding the forum with facts and spoiling the fun :lol: :wink:

TTT - Verona. Flat plus technical and of course an awesome place to start. Barracuda, Sky, Orica, Liquigas, the Shack, don't care after that.

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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby grasshopper » Tue May 08, 2012 2:11 pm

ft_critical wrote:Seems to be a lot of clouding the forum with facts and spoiling the fun :lol: :wink:

Sorry. :lol:
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Parrott » Tue May 08, 2012 2:34 pm

grasshopper wrote:
Parrott wrote:Who was that bloke with the bunnyhop :?: :)

Elia Favilli of Farnese Vini. Initially reported as Guardini but corrected; he was also behind his teammate and the results show Guardini crossed the line first.


Guardini, is back to Guardini then thanks :)
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Nikolai » Wed May 09, 2012 12:33 am

Daccordi Rider wrote:
ft_critical wrote:Seems to be a lot of clouding the forum with facts and spoiling the fun :lol: :wink:

TTT - Verona. Flat plus technical and of course an awesome place to start. Barracuda, Sky, Orica, Liquigas, the Shack, don't care after that.

What? No Euskatel?


They will crash at the first blow of wind or the first tight corner. Whichever comes first.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby JV911 » Wed May 09, 2012 2:42 pm

MichaelB wrote:Glad to see that Phinney is OK.


+1

seems like he's allowed to continue - i thought he had to finish the stage to continue the race, so leaving in an ambo would have meant he's out of the race :?:
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Ozkaban » Wed May 09, 2012 3:10 pm

JV911 wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Glad to see that Phinney is OK.


+1

seems like he's allowed to continue - i thought he had to finish the stage to continue the race, so leaving in an ambo would have meant he's out of the race :?:

I wondered about that too. I read something somewhere about him being driven over the line in the ambo, but I've no idea how that would affect things.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby vander » Wed May 09, 2012 4:05 pm

Apparently he got over then line then went straight in the ambo.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby grasshopper » Wed May 09, 2012 4:11 pm

velonews wrote:The American was also allowed to cross the finish line in the ambulance, as outlined in UCI regulation 2.6.027:

* If, as the result of a duly noted fall in the last three kilometers, a rider cannot cross the finishing line, he shall be placed last in the stage and credited with the time of the rider or riders in whose company he was riding at the time of the accident.

Funny competition for last though, given Ferrari's relegation.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby RICHARDH » Wed May 09, 2012 6:53 pm

So does GreenEdge have a chance to take the Maglia Rosa tonight? have to finish 14 seconds faster than Sky and be 10 seconds quicker than Garmin an 23 seconds faster than BMC not a impossibility
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Nikolai » Wed May 09, 2012 11:08 pm

RICHARDH wrote:So does GreenEdge have a chance to take the Maglia Rosa tonight?


Garmin will be very hard to beat. Don't think they (Orica that is) have a chance.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby austy37 » Thu May 10, 2012 12:11 am

just wondering why Matt Lloyd isnt riding the Giro this year? Is it his collar bone injury from a couple of months ago? I checked his website and the Lampre website, not much info. I think he is such an interesting dude, would love to see him racing well again.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby MichaelB » Thu May 10, 2012 9:03 am

Seems like Garmin roade a great TTT, but OGE didn't do too bad considering, especially seeing as they beat Sky & BMC.

Stage 5 will be interesting. Wonder if Cav is suffering from his fall on Stage 3 - from the telecast, he lost a bit of bark !!
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby JV911 » Thu May 10, 2012 10:14 am

great save by Tuft :shock:

grasshopper wrote:* If, as the result of a duly noted fall in the last three kilometers, a rider cannot cross the finishing line, he shall be placed last in the stage and credited with the time of the rider or riders in whose company he was riding at the time of the accident**.


**this only applies on flat stages - they were talking about it during last night's stage
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Nikolai » Thu May 10, 2012 10:33 pm

Sat-Sun are 2 good stages, classic European racing with up and down all day and then a small(ish) climb at the end. Problem is though, the way they race these days, the leaders will be fresh as cucumbers and even then they may decide it's too early to dig deep. Give us Hinault, Lemond and Fignon again please :-)
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby MichaelB » Fri May 11, 2012 8:59 am

Another second for Gossy.

Oh well, at least he has one win, and maybe the next two stages will see him extend his lead a bit in the points jersey comp.

Looking fwd to the telecast tonight and tomorrow !!!
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Daccordi Rider » Fri May 11, 2012 10:51 am

Sky got it right last night, Greenedge the night before. Their speed is very similar so it seems to come down to which team positions their man better. Few lumpy days coming up which can favour Gossy. Also tipping J Rod to take a stage. :D
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby jules21 » Fri May 11, 2012 10:54 am

why were leakygas on the front?
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