Giro d'Italia

Discussion in 'Races' started by Skippos, May 21, 2014.

  1. Skippos SM Morgan

    Stage 10

    This is bad news for y'all IMO. I reckon Kittel's underdone fitness wise and perhaps he's just building for the tour. If this was his primary objective and he was in peak form he wouldn't be losing to Nizzolo
  2. Weeman27bob BE Force

    Who cares about sprinters?
  3. Skippos SM Morgan

    Stage 11
  4. Mariner CL Warrington

    It's ok, Cav'll do him.
    Who cares about anything other than sprinters is a more pressing question :ninja:
  5. Skippos SM Morgan

    Stage 12
  6. Skippos SM Morgan

    A look at the overall


    Kittel - 139
    Nizzolo - 120
    Froome - 109
    Guardini - 89
    Nibali - 82


    Brambilla, Betancur - 16
    Basso - 15
    Uran, Palini - 13
    Rest - <7


    1. Betancur
    2. Majka
    3. Ulissi
    4. Kwiatkowski
    5. Talansky


    1. Dereks
    2. MMPC - 1'33
    3. Rohan - 5'20
    4. CC - 10'32
    5. HFF - 11'46
    6. FPC - 16'55
    7. LLDC - 25'05
  7. Weeman27bob BE Force

    Would be nice if Uran can get on the podium as well, but I suspect that might be a step too far.
  8. Skippos SM Morgan

    Think I'll call it a day for today. Hopefully I can be fucked doing more tomorrow.
  9. Skippos SM Morgan

    With what's to come I think Betancur will come third. It's all mountains.
  10. Magrat Garlick M Garlick

    Lots of form bumps here. At least we nabbed an early stage.
  11. KickATinAlong IA Ryabovol

    About what I'd expected for Citrosol. Betancur to go alright in the mountains, and sfa else happening. Happy that Inxausti is also in the top 10 at this stage.
  12. Skippos SM Morgan

    Stage 13
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2014
  13. Skippos SM Morgan

    Stage 14
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2014
  14. Weeman27bob BE Force

    Think you've put the wrong results up for stage 13 Skippos?
  15. Skippos SM Morgan

    Shit stage 15 is a huge one. Planned to do it live so got to see it all unfold.
  16. Skippos SM Morgan

    Yep, fixing now.
  17. Skippos SM Morgan

    Break of the day:

    Rujano (VCD)
    Martinez (EUS)
    Sanchez (HFF)
    Garzelli (VIN)
    Reda (AND)
    Brambilla (BMC)
    Plaza (LTB)

    93ks left, break has 7'20. MMPC working on the peloton all day so far.

    Sanchez takes the first intermediate sprint.
    Garzelli takes the second.

    With about 50ks left MMPC have stopped working and nobody can be fucked doing any more. The break now has 13 minutes with 40ks left.

    16 ks left. Contenders attack each other. Current leading group is Betancur, Scarponi, Evans, Uran and Majka. Froome and Nibali sitting back as each have teammates and neither present a serious overall threat.

    500 metres later and Pozzovivo and Nibali are going. Froome is still in the pack as are Wiggins, Basso, Ulissi, Kwiatkowski, Talansky, mollema, Cataldo, Schleck and Gesink

    11 ks left. Sanchez attacks, he's put 30 seconds on the fellow breakaway riders.

    15 ks left. Nibali and Pozzovivo have joined the leading contenders. Froome still back, perhaps he's just on a bad day?

    500 metres later. Velits and Roche putting a big turn on at the front to try and get Froome back. Cataldo helping out for Basso too.

    7 ks left. Sanchez has 16 seconds on Rujano, Brambilla and Reda. Martinez, Garzelli and Plaza all done.

    12 ks left. Rogers and Nocentini left to watch over the pack as Froome, Basso, Roche, Mollema and Cataldo have left the pack and have 45 seconds. They trail the leading contenders by 1'34" though

    10 ks left. Evans seems to have left the contenders thanks to an acceleration from Uran who is going all Froome to Wiggins on Froome himself. Froome has now lost 2'34" on Nibali et al with all the teammates struggling.

    4 ks left. Groupe Brambilla/Reda/Rujano have caught Sanchez. They're playing cat and mouse though and Plaza is back in it.

    7.5 ks left. Froome is done. Terrible ride on a terrible day.

    4.5ks left. Uran, realising he needs to put time in to be an overall chance, attacks. Majka reels him in.

    3.7ks left. Nibali attacks, Scarponi tries to follow as does Uran but they're struggling. Pozzovivo, Betancur and Majka all seem done. Froome has lost, as of now, 6'32" on Nibali so far.

    1k left. Breakaway sprinting for the win. 2k left and Nibali is solo nearly 2 minutes ahead of Scarponi and Uran who've cracked.

    Rujano has metres but he's cracked. Sanchez wins!

    Nibali crosses 3 minutes or so behind. Uran 1'30 or so, Scarponi not far off. Evans, Betancur, Majka & Pozzo all finish close. Froome finishes next having broken off from the pack, perhaps finding something but loses mega time and will have fallen out of the top few.

    That last kick from Froomey gained him two minutes on Nibali who was flagging, he's only 100 seconds behind now so he's still a very good shot.
  18. Skippos SM Morgan

    The froomey crack. Time gaps are at the bottom.

  19. Skippos SM Morgan

    The finale

  20. Magrat Garlick M Garlick

    Breakaway stage win :toot:

    Upset :eek:

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