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HuwB

100th Giro 2017: Antipasti e Mirto: Stages 1-3: May 5th-7th






Stage 1:-Alghero  ›  Olbia   (206k)
Start Time 12-10 CEST.
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Stage 2:- Olbia  ›  Tortoli   (221k)
Start Time: 11.40 CEST

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Stage 3:-  Tortoli  ›  Cagliari   (148k)

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Bartali

Thanks Huw
gerry12ie

Thanks Huw

A little quiz...

http://www.velon.cc/en/news/2017/04/giro-d-italia-2017-quiz-part-one

http://www.velon.cc/en/news/2017/04/giro-d-italia-2017-quiz-part-two

Honestly?  7/10 part 1 - 9/10 part 2
HuwB

Bardiani's Giro team caught with a double doping whammy:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/g...ve-in-out-of-competition-control/

Terrible news after all the fuss about Giro wildcards and a period of relative calm. Sad
Biosphere

FPs for the jerseys and the first week are here

http://justcycling.myfastforum.org/about5461.html

Giro is starting on Friday this year at noonish Italian time. Picks before then please, but as it's most likely a sprint stage a little bit of leeway will probaly do no harm.
HuwB

Biosphere wrote:
FPs for the jerseys and the first week are here

http://justcycling.myfastforum.org/about5461.html

Giro is starting on Friday this year at noonish Italian time. Picks before then please, but as it's most likely a sprint stage a little bit of leeway will probably do no harm.


Providing nobody of note crashes out or loses time, I think we can afford to leave the jersey competition open until Saturday.
The race gets underway soon and so far we are only 6.
Biosphere

HuwB wrote:
Biosphere wrote:
FPs for the jerseys and the first week are here

http://justcycling.myfastforum.org/about5461.html

Giro is starting on Friday this year at noonish Italian time. Picks before then please, but as it's most likely a sprint stage a little bit of leeway will probably do no harm.


Providing nobody of note crashes out or loses time, I think we can afford to leave the jersey competition open until Saturday.
The race gets underway soon and so far we are only 6.


I quite agree Smile
mazda

Any Bardiani-CSF riders been picked ?
HuwB

What an odd finish to a pedestrian stage.

Bora's Lukas Pöstlberger rides away to pinch pink while the sprinters mill around looking for non existent lead outs.

The only real GC guy to lose any time was Steven Kruijswijk and that was just 13 seconds.

Hugh Carthy lost 1'-09" along with Seb Reichenbach and the above's main lead out man.
The Latern Rouge or Ivan Quaranta climbing award goes to the Matteo Pelucchi.
That boy only has to think Giro and he's out the back.
Nolte

just saw the highlights, he kept looking back expecting to see another rider on his wheel but no one was there. postlberger for most of it didn't seem sure whether he should keep going or wait up for the peloton.

thought he might have blown it at the end when he sat up so soon
gerry12ie

Only got to see it this morning but yesterday was an odd stage alright, but nice to see a lesser light get the win and the glory.

Just watching the build up now (yes that really is Jonathan Edwards) and it may not be a sprinters day at all. Most of us seem to have FP'd fast men but those interviewed seem to be playing down the chances of a big sprint.  I think my Ewan pick is already a busted flush...
Nolte

It really depends on how they ride up that cat2
HuwB

Nolte wrote:
It really depends on how they ride up that cat2


We have our answer.

There are close to 200 riders in the laughing group, today.
Half an hour behind the slowest schedule.
Only Sam Bennett in a spot of bother due to illness.
Biosphere

I was wondering about the pace they're doing. The 3 channels I have that are carrying it are all due to go off air long before they'll finish. Will the TV people will bother sticking around on a Saturday evening?
Biosphere

A bit of "excitement" for the KoM points.
ventoux

I literally went to sleep......  and missed that bit of "excitement"!
Biosphere

Surprised that the likes of Quintana, Landa and Yates are wired up for live TV data including power. Thought that was more guarded for the GC contenders. Maybe more open on inconsequential days?
HuwB

Big problems for Zakarin. Mechanical at the worst time.
Biosphere

Katusha were very well drilled on getting him back. Was a bit more than 30s with 5km to go.
HuwB

Well, at least the winner today was a favourite.
Greipel gets it right, the rest, mostly wrong.
Geraint Thomas beats "foot out" Caleb Ewan.
Gaviria completely out-paced by two second tier sprinters.
Ferrari? Only at the Giro. Laughing

2 sprint stages and 2 strange results.
HuwB

Zakarin did end up losing 20 seconds at the finish.
Hugh Carthy took another big time hit, today losing two seconds shy of three minutes.
gerry12ie

Lord, that felt like it went on all day, but mainly because it did.  I think Ewan probably would have won it had the contact with Gaviria not done for both of them - but if my aunt had wheels she'd be a bicycle.  So well done Andre who seems to be getting more popular every year.

The opening stages of this are a stark contrast to the manic pace of the TDF openers...
HuwB

I remember a few days like that in the Tour, too. It is often the first week nature of a GT. Especially when the wind is constantly unfavourable.
Which leads me to the point of my post: The wind significantly picks up today, from the NW. This means a strong cross/tailwind for the first 100kms, but the final 50kms are more exposed and right into the teeth of the semi gale.

Anyhow, we shall see. Could be carnage, might be another steady as she goes.
Biosphere

HuwB wrote:
Zakarin did end up losing 20 seconds at the finish.
. . .


Yeah, despite getting back on the tail of the peloton, a gap opened in the lead up to the sprint.

It could all do with a bit of wind induced excitement today, cos I suspect otherwise it will be another pedestrian outing as there are transfers and mountains looming.
gerry12ie

Where there be wind, there be Quick Step.  It must be quite something knowing that they are going to do do it, but not quite being able to do anything about it.  It was only a handful of seconds but it got them the stage win and the race lead, so a good day's work all told.

Sam Bennett might be good bet to complete the Lanterne Rouge/Maglia Nera double.  I wonder has that ever been done before?
HuwB

Just caught up watching.
I hope Jungels isn't going to do that amount of work too often. Could kill his GC ambitions in the 3rd week.
A whole lot of animation, but not very much effect upon the GC hopefuls.
Unless you are Rohan Dennis that is......
Biosphere

Just caught up a while ago. Very windy. Was watching as they went round the big roundabout and then turned right and was thinking here it comes Smile

So what happened Greipel - averting a crash, mechanical, . . ?

Will be interesting to see if Jungels is on scorching form or will blow up.

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