I saw that Pozzato apologised but I could understand that Goss going so wide/slow would have looked a bit odd to him at the time. Impey made it round, maybe with a little difficulty, but interesting that Goss didn't trust Impey's line.
CT has the last few kms as well if you can't get SBS.
What a werid corner to stick 450m from the finish, some of the commentry was that Goss and his lead out took a weird line but i reckon any line into that corner was going to be a gamble. Pippo was in a real weird place not sure if thats because he had changed direction just before coming into frame to avoid the crash? Real shame i reckon Gossy was looking good for the stage, impressed with GreenEdge in the final Km's of the stage so far. They seem to be able to get to the front at the right points, shame Bobridge is struggling he would be very handy in the last Km's.
Tonight has Rodriguez written all over it, and his obviously in the mood to attack given his attack in last nights stage. Beautiful finish to tonights stage.
the green edge train was well positioned, and the commentry team were talking up the terrible bend at the finish all morning ! There was some talk of some remaining damp patches from the earlier rain which may have led to goss' wider than usual line, but his wider approach had no impact on being taken out. The team must still have to feel happy about having a three man lead out at the front with 400m to go.
it did seem like 'not the safest' place to have a final sprint, but then thats racing i guess.
Really, how could Pippo be expecting Gossy not to corner in the same style. It's pretty much clear that Gossy stuffed up by not anticipating some Italian flair being produced by Pippo. He's just doing it to keep the tofosi entertained and Gossy swans into his show and brings them all down.
At the start in Busto Arsizio on Sunday morning, however, RadioShack-Nissan manager Johan Bruyneel told Cyclingnews that he did not believe Schleck’s injury was serious enough to merit abandoning the Giro d’Italia, and he was adamant that his rider could not only continue but aspire to a placing in the top 5 overall.
“As far as I’m concerned, his physical condition is good,” Bruyneel said. “There is an injury. It will probably be a problem sometimes to stay with the best guys but it’s definitely not an injury to consider an abandon.”
Bruyneel also denied that Schleck had earlier sought to abandon the Giro in order to prepare for the Tour de France in the company of his brother Andy. On Sunday morning Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Bruyneel, Schleck and Kim Andersen held a meeting on the matter on Saturday night at the RadioShack-Nissan hotel in Cerro Maggiore, but Bruyneel said the story did not have substance.
“It’s at least not the intention. Fränk came here to do a good Giro and that’s still the plan,” he said. “With the shoulder injury, there is obviously a problem. I think there was a small dislocation or separation. It’s been fixed but the damage is there, but a shoulder is better than a leg I would say. He can pedal, he was able to stay with the best guys on the climb yesterday.”
What a wuss * ...
Mind you, still a good rider, but RSNT and the Schlucks are a bit of a joke ....