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did the Giro just turn into a gong show?! (spoiler)
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Orange Crush

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05/27/2014 10:19 AM
You either neutralize the descent or you don't; but whatever don't keep going back and forth. Now maybe this race gets decided by different teams working off different info. I am sure there will be lots of verbal fireworks today from Lefevre.
Spud

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05/27/2014 11:21 AM
Totally agree OC. Friggin joke!
stronz

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05/27/2014 12:17 PM
I dont think the organizers ever spread the work to neutralize the descent. It was a tweet somewhere tho. Still Uran could have reeled in Quintana if he had the chops. Gap was 1:30 at base of final climb. Quality prevailed. Great stage.
Keith Richards

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05/27/2014 12:22 PM
High quality, free for all racing. So much better than the TdF.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Orange Crush

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05/27/2014 12:47 PM
The racing was awesome; and Quintana put in a really good show. Scrappy performance too by Ryder and good to see Kelderman take a dig in the end. Definitely way scrappier racing than the TdF.

But you have to wonder who was thinking what on that descent. Not a good day for the organization.

The original Tweet from the race’s feed was deleted and a corrected one was posted: “Wrong communication: no neutralization for the descent from the Passo dello Stelvio. Sorry for the wrong information. #giro”
Spud

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05/27/2014 01:04 PM
OPQS will get the maglia rosa back
stronz

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05/27/2014 01:44 PM
when exactly Spud? Zoncolon? Uphill TT? Sprint stage? Next year? Not seeing it
Spud

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05/27/2014 02:09 PM
You know it's more wishfull thinking than reality. I wouldn't count anything out in this race though, would you?
stronz

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05/27/2014 02:13 PM
could be == you are right its been a great race without anyone controlling it. I cant help thinking a healthy Purito would have been dominant on these final stages
Keith Richards

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05/27/2014 02:21 PM
I have to give OPQS credit. I didn't think they had any support at all for Uran. I am surprised they have done as good as they have.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Orange Crush

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05/27/2014 02:29 PM
I don't see Uran taking pink back. Somewhat ironically, the minute and a half to two minutes that Quintana got before the confusion was eliminated by organization is what separates the two. We could have had a hard fight for overall over next stages but now the deal may have been sealed prematurely.

And yeah, Lefevere is foaming at the mouth; the lawyer word has been used.

http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/Giro/140527_Lefevere_kwaad
Spud

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05/27/2014 02:40 PM
Keith,now this is what I call support for Uran. This was posted by someone on the OPQS page.

Spud

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05/27/2014 02:51 PM
OC, Quintana lost 2:41 to Uran in the last TT. This alleged miscommunication today, may just piss Uran off enough to do it again.
Cosmic Kid

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05/27/2014 02:55 PM
Next TT suits Quintana where the first one did not. He won't lost that kind of time.

Props to him, though...I had written him off for the race and had actually begun consider whether he was just the next in a long-line of Columbian climbers who never live up to the hype.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
stronz

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05/27/2014 03:16 PM
have you seen the profile of the next "TT"?

Not really taylor made for Duran Duran

http://www.steephill.tv/players/profile/?race=giro-d-italia&stage=19&year=2014&src=http://www.steephill.tv/2014/giro-d-italia/resources/profile-19.jpg
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