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Last Post 05/30/2021 08:57 AM by 79 pmooney. 78 Replies.
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Orange Crush

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05/12/2021 02:38 PM
Sounds like possible concussion for Dumbroski (it's dumb bro to ski?) ehr Dombrowski (hit his dome and maybe his brow so is he still fit to ski?). Start tomorrow TBD.

Landa and Sivakov are definitely out. Landa is always hard pressed for luck. Sivakov is of the same unlucky mold apparently.
Orange Crush

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05/13/2021 10:17 AM
The Belgians will be drooling again.
longslowdistance

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05/13/2021 07:28 PM
Bibs are in order for Flanders.
longslowdistance

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05/13/2021 07:48 PM
For drool management.
mondonico

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05/14/2021 07:28 PM
Out of town for the day yesterday. Came home to watch reply of Giro. Tired and kinda dozing and the bam. TenK from finish a team car drives into a racer. Got my attention. As I was watching I knew as soon as I saw the rider slowing down he was going to get hit. I thought he was going back to hand off something to the car behind him. Watched again and saw the car next to the car that hit him handing something off. Just a rain jersey. Not enough going on in a bike race that you can't wait till the end to return that stuff. Guess a new rule is on the books tomorrow. Just bizarre.
zootracer

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05/15/2021 12:43 AM
Yeah, stage 6 ,10k from finish. It's shown on YouTube. He was hit from behind by his own team car...WTF?
79pmooney

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05/15/2021 11:41 PM
Well, today's stage (8) was fun! Gaviria finishes ahead of Almeida and puts nearly 2 minutes on him on a stage with no flat ground! I spent the race rooting for him. Oh I knew he wasn't going to come close to winning but he kept working his way back into the the break. Started that final climb attached and 6 minutes ahead of the peloton!
longslowdistance

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05/16/2021 10:57 AM
Reminded me of Froome in terms of huge burst of speed uphill.
Cosmic Kid

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05/17/2021 10:49 AM
Bernal is clearly the strongest rider in the race.....for now. There is still a lot of racing left to do and I think reasonable questions about his back and fitness.

But regardless of how the race finishes, he has shown he is back to his winning ways and will surely be contesting the Tour next year.

yates is now obviously off form. Just leaking time on every stage where it matters....I don't think he'll be able to correct this as the race goes on.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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05/17/2021 02:44 PM
Yeah I am wondering about Yates. Obviously last time he came into Giro super hot only to have lead snatched away from him when it mattered. This time it seems he's come in undercooked.

Curious to see how Evenepoel will fare in high mountains. Good that he hasn't gotten pink yet. For one, it is good for his learning experience if he has to work for something. And DQS also isn't experienced enough to carry the race lead. But he has Bernal a little bit nervous and attacking early in race.

Vlasov finally seems to be getting it together and riding consistently.
longslowdistance

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05/17/2021 10:43 PM
Excellent team performance today and the stage winner did everything right.
Orange Crush

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05/19/2021 09:42 AM
Evenepoel clearly has some work to do on technical gravel work. Getting dropped like a wet rag. Or maybe a dusty rag.

Bernal as ex MTB looking very good.
Orange Crush

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05/19/2021 11:16 AM
This is a must re-watch stage for those who didn't tune in live. Best racing I've seen in a while. Massive battlefield.
Orange Crush

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05/19/2021 12:23 PM
BTW - DQS is a hot mess of a team this Giro. The opposite of the usual wolfpack/band of brothers. Clearly Almeida is not enjoying his newfound domestique duties but even in absence of that, where was other support for Remco today? This is the type of racing they should be good at.

Waiting for Yates to wake up now. Getting close to his terrain.
longslowdistance

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05/19/2021 01:34 PM
Great comment by the on the ground color commentator concerning the question of whether gravel has a place in a grand tour - an emphatic yes! Nice to have something besides big mountains or the rare severe cross winds to break apart a race.
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