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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby RICHARDH » Fri May 11, 2012 11:02 am

Tonight could be interesting as Goss can candle the climbs, his also saying his as light as his ever been. He is also in range of the Pink Jersey with the bonus seconds for the win, a much more interesting stage that last nights i think.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby vander » Fri May 11, 2012 11:45 am

Greenedge said it after Gossy won and its so true the only way to beat Cav is to start the sprint infront of him. Gossy started behind him and so he lost, if he started infront it may have been different.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby jules21 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:47 am

vander wrote:Greenedge said it after Gossy won and its so true the only way to beat Cav is to start the sprint infront of him. Gossy started behind him and so he lost, if he started infront it may have been different.

he probably knows that but apparently he lost a wheel and went backwards
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby RICHARDH » Fri May 11, 2012 12:17 pm

The finish was pretty straight forward only really one corner 900m to go (?), GreenEdge tried to come in on the Sky train but it was a bit late and Sky did a good job of keeping the pace high. Gossy had no chance to get ahead of Cav, I think it was alot closer than i looked Goss had some good speed its just not going to happen when your behind Cav. The Tour is going to be quite close i think OGE will have had more practise at this lead out business and maybe a couple of other strong riders there to help. Boberidge looks like he hasn't raced since the Herald Sun Tour (which he hasnt) and isn't really factoring in the lead outs much.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby liamb » Fri May 11, 2012 12:25 pm

CAV looked pretty shagged at the end even had a sit down. Green Edge are pushing just got to get sorted a bit better. Cant really fault them, it must take a while to get a lead out train sorted. Cant wait for later in the season and next year to see some HTC style Trains

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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Daccordi Rider » Fri May 11, 2012 12:31 pm

Tonight - Lumpy. Saturday and Sunday up hill finishes :D . Will start to sort out the men from the boys.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby ft_critical » Fri May 11, 2012 12:49 pm

jules21 wrote:why were leakygas on the front?


Crash protection for Basso. Lampre were doing the same for Michele. It is pretty dangerous out there.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby MichaelB » Fri May 11, 2012 3:05 pm

Hmmmmm,

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No real big climbs, but plenty of bits that are 15%, and one of the climbs has 4km of gravel :shock:

It will be interesting to see who is there at the end, given that quite a few people got dropped during Stage 5 (Hushovd, Farrar) that probably should have been there. Looking fwd to a lte night :P

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This is one where some of the GC guys that are behind may have to come out an play their cards, or roll over and give up.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby RICHARDH » Fri May 11, 2012 4:30 pm

You would think that Scarponi would be looking to get some time back on Stage 7 , but its the Giro and because the Parcours are so stacked in the last week it could be a case of everyone sitting on there hands not wanting to show there cards to early.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby snark » Fri May 11, 2012 7:04 pm

MichaelB wrote:Stage 6 profile ;

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I know it should be obvious, but what does the "TV" symbol indicate? Coverage on Eurosport seems to start earlier than that - yesterday's "TV" symbol is at about 45km from the end of the stage, but I'm sure the coverage started with 80-something km to go.

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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby ft_critical » Fri May 11, 2012 9:19 pm

MichaelB wrote:Hmmmmm,

Stage 6 profile ;

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No real big climbs, but plenty of bits that are 15%, and one of the climbs has 4km of gravel :shock:

It will be interesting to see who is there at the end, given that quite a few people got dropped during Stage 5 (Hushovd, Farrar) that probably should have been there. Looking fwd to a lte night :P


You would think a break would run clear on this, especially given how lazy the peleton has been. How straight was that road through Modena?
But, I think, Orica might try to roll this one for Matt Goss. It is a bit harder and you would think that Cav has got to be a bit tired. It would secure the red, a jersey that would mean a huge amount to a first year team. Not being partisan, it just makes sense I think.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Chuck » Fri May 11, 2012 9:59 pm

Agree ft, Cav talked about how tired he felt yesterday, wonder how willing to work Sky will be tonight? Goss would be an excellent chance but it will be tough if GE have to do all the chasing, Bobridge is struggling. Garmin will have reason to work, but it does look a good shot for the breakaway.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby TimW » Fri May 11, 2012 10:12 pm

Thor is out with fatigue :shock:
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby ft_critical » Fri May 11, 2012 10:47 pm

Stage 5. So I have lost count of how many times Taylor Phinney has fallen. But there was this shot of him being hit by the mirror of a team car… Luck, sometimes you just don’t have any.
There is a bit of, Goss is the best of the rest to Cav. But, he came round Sasha Modolo of Colnago and got to Cav’s shoulder before Cav ground away that extra half bike length. I reckon they are close to equal. I think if Cav is two behind and Goss goes, Cav would struggle. Mark Renshaw’s comment about HTC backs this up. If everyone is trying to work off your train it is a big advantage. That is, the team controlling the sprint has the advantage. Sometimes it doesn’t matter, but when you have two pretty well matched sprinters, as I think Goss and Cav are, it is everything.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby drubie » Fri May 11, 2012 11:21 pm

ft_critical wrote:The Adriatic Coast is beautiful! Stunning.


It's as beautiful as Robbie Hunters jersey is ugly. At least he's easy to spot :P
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Nikolai » Sat May 12, 2012 11:41 am

This guy is having trouble staying up too

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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby jules21 » Sat May 12, 2012 12:01 pm

what's going on there? other than that he's about to kiss the tarmac
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby ft_critical » Sat May 12, 2012 12:13 pm

Nikolai wrote:Image


World Champion clip stack?
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby gururug » Sat May 12, 2012 1:10 pm

Gravel, cambre and torque are not a good combination.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Fresh » Sat May 12, 2012 1:16 pm

TimW wrote:Thor is out with fatigue :shock:


Dunno why, he hasn't done much so far. Things haven't turned out too well for him or BMC this season.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby vander » Sat May 12, 2012 1:39 pm

Fresh wrote:
TimW wrote:Thor is out with fatigue :shock:


Dunno why, he hasn't done much so far. Things haven't turned out too well for him or BMC this season.


Phinney (who his Thors Roommate) said he has been battling sickness all year.
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby ft_critical » Sat May 12, 2012 5:21 pm

Stage 7: The sort of stage where all the GC finish together. A kind of form check. Is anyone out of form?
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby ldrcycles » Sat May 12, 2012 10:58 pm

Fresh wrote:
TimW wrote:Thor is out with fatigue :shock:


Dunno why, he hasn't done much so far. Things haven't turned out too well for him or BMC this season.


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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby jules21 » Sun May 13, 2012 11:52 am

ldrcycles wrote:World Champion's curse.

that's a long incubation period
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Re: 2012 Giro d'Italia

Postby Chuck » Sun May 13, 2012 1:17 pm

jules21 wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:World Champion's curse.

that's a long incubation period


Cav seems to be dealing with it just fine :P
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