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Giro 2016:-I Primi Piatti: Stages 4-8: May 10th-14th
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 8:20 am    Post subject: Giro 2016:-I Primi Piatti: Stages 4-8: May 10th-14th  Reply with quote

Tuesday May 10: stage four – Catanzaro to Praia a Mare, 191km

Finally, the race reaches Italy and the first bumps in the road:-
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The route is divided into two parts: the first 120 kilometres run basically flat and fast from Catanzaro to the Tyrrhenian coast, following the shoreline up to the final 70 km, and then tackling the Bonifati and San Pietro di Maierà climbs. Short yet sharp stretches are packed over the last 15 km, promoting possible attacks for a stage win. Praia a Mara will be for the first time a Giro d'Italia finish.


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Wednesday May 11: stage five – Praia a Mare to Benevento, 233km

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The route leading the peloton to Benevento starts with the Fortino climb, enters the province of Salerno and runs through Irpinia. In Benevento, a final circuit measuring a little more than 6 km is likely to lead to a bunch sprint. Benevento is arrival for the 7th time, the first was in 1929 with a triumph of Girardengo, the last in 2009.


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Thursday May 12: stage six – Ponte to Roccaraso, 165km

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The stage is wavy; the route starts uphill, to clear the Torrecuso climb straight away, leading to Bojano and then to Isernia after rolling past Telese Terme, Cusano Mutri and Bocca di Selva. A short climb in Rionero Sannitico leads to the concluding ascent, from Castel di Sangro to the finish in Roccaraso-Aremogna. The final climb – especially the second half – has “feasible” gradients. This stage will mark a first selection of the favourites. Giro d'italia comes to Roccaraso after 29 years.


This stage will be the first of the four to be shown in full, live on tv.
Eurosport coverage begins at 12-00BST.

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Friday May 13: stage seven – Sulmona to Foligno, 210km

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This is a sprinters’ stage, just like the one finishing in Benevento. The fastest riders will have to make it to the finish after clearing a few climbs in the first part of the route, across the province of L’Aquila, and the mountains in the province of Rieti. The route will grow faster and faster past Rieti, culminating in a final sprint in the city of the “Quintana” (a traditional jousting tournament).


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Saturday May 14: stage eight – Foligno to Arezzo, 169km

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Medium-mountain stage. The route runs flat up to the province of Arezzo, where a more undulating part begins. The route clears the Rassinata climb and takes a first pass over the finish; then, after running through the centre of Arezzo, it takes a first-ever pass over Alpe di Poti. The gradients are not extreme, but the last 6 km run on dirt road, and will be decisive. The route then drops straight into the finish line in Arezzo, for the 12th time arrival of a stage.


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A detailed look at the last 20kms or so of tomorrow's stage:-
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13338848
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Huw
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notice that rai never bothered to take any sets or stages to foreign parts, instead relying on chatty garzelli and alessandra de talkative to sit and fill for 25 minute processo.
no more gigi according to the biscuitbook. started early after this sincronizzato from londolimpicpool. nice technical splitscreen top to bottom difficulty.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rai's coverage started early, 15 minutes before anybody else. They were due to leave but didn't.
Eurosport's ad break deluge has seen me head for the sanctuary that is Sporza. The Belgian coverage proving once again that simple, no nonsense is best.

I think that stage took just about everyone by surprise. I had given Ulissi some serious fp thought, but the sheer volume of pundits tipping Kittel, Demare etc, had me questioning what I already knew: that it was really difficulty from the last catagorised climb.

Smart ride by Lampre's el capitano. In the end, virtually all the GC boys come through unscathed.
If Dumoulin can hang tough on Thursday and Saturday, he could hold pink until the serious mountains start at the back end of week 2.
A big if though. He does get a second chance with the long ITT also up, this weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that was a bit of a wolf in sheep's clothing.  The highlights were 50 or so very watchable kilometres of good attacking racing.

Dumoulin is obviously going to try and snipe a few extra seconds to put in the TT bank when he can.  Interesting...
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dumoulin in the hot seat.. but i am assuming that the GC guys who finished off the stage strongly, are all quite happy to let him be there and take the heat so to speak... the key will be peaking in week 3.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

garibaldi wrote:
PROCESSO ALLA TAPPA (“THE STAGE ON TRIAL”) The long-standing RAI programme from a new-look, open-plan studio. Stefanose review the day’s stage, with the emphasis on technical aspects. The stage is dissected to show what the cameras missed. Live interviews from the finish line and the buses gauge the mood among the riders. The following day’s stage is also previewed.


a studio which, unlike the expansive centre of attention for those present in recent years, has it's back to the audience using them as a televisual aid.

be interesting to see which way round they put it and whether it sprouts a lovely pink gazebo at the top of a snowy dolomiti.

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice stage.
Switched on the coverage and before I'd even had time to adjust the volume you could tell instantly they were back in bella Italia.

The Dutch pair must have been about 1.98 seconds ahead of Valverde but only credited with a 1 second difference.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today has been pretty much what we saw in the Netherlands, with a ups and downs.
The biggest down being the abandon of the latest sprinting sensation, Jacob Marezcko. Perlucchi isn't long for this race, either. He's out the back every time the road isn't downhill or flat.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greipel so far in front it was almost embarrassing.
A split behind Valverde meant 4 seconds lost by the majority of the GC boys to him and Zakarin.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A cheeky 4s there for Piti, nice!
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all because roche din't hold his wheel Sad
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greipel was made to look more dominant than Kittel - the gap just seemed to come from nowhere.

Setting the recording apparatus this morning I noticed that Eurosport Deutschland were allegedly covering the stage from about 1pm local time. I suspect I will have 5 hours of snooker when I get home, but maybe there is really an early feed today. Probably early every day on RAIS anyway if I checked . . .
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Strava feeds, there was close to 3000m of ascent yesterday. I guess "sprinters can't climb" is a relative concept!
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's stage profile has changed with the first climb being removed:

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watching this, it seems that diazepam has replaced epo in the peloton.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on Tim! Very Happy

Wimbledon flashbacks...
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly looks doable.
5' with 13km to go
We'll know more when he reaches the flatter interlude about half way up.

Fuglsang has attacked.

Cyclingnews notes that
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Cunego has been dropped by the peloton. That's somewhat of a surprise to see him lose ground so early.

Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still 4'
Starting the last long uphill stretch.

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