Giro Stage 7 Spoiler
Last Post 05/10/2013 11:17 PM by inferno 7. 23 Replies.
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Orange Crush

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05/10/2013 10:54 AM
16k to go; the race just opened up over that last climb. Awesome roads, like a mini Lombardia. All in HD baby!
Cosmic Kid

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05/10/2013 11:08 AM
Nibbles is down!!!

Nasty descent....riders dropping like flies.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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05/10/2013 11:09 AM
Wiggins is gapped. Cadel driving it. And Wiggo down in that turn. Sella down a second time; major slick roads.
Orange Crush

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05/10/2013 11:12 AM
I think that is it for Wiggins, he's riding down very very slowly; confidence shot
Cosmic Kid

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05/10/2013 11:13 AM
As I said yesterday, Wiggo was never in the game mentally.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
bobswire

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05/10/2013 11:14 AM
The other GC contenders have to take advantage while they can. Hansen rode a clean ride.
Orange Crush

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05/10/2013 11:22 AM
Pretty funny seeing big dude Hansen drop Sella on a climb. It was mostly Sella going backward though.
bobswire

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05/10/2013 11:41 AM
O.C. anytime you take a fall, even if I you were not hurt except for your pride it does take something out of you. Today it was last man standing, that's why I said,Hansen rode a clean ride.
pikeHillRoad

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05/10/2013 11:41 AM
wow...
just read the live, but seems like wiggo has reverted to form - no confidence, and missing that extra little bit. wonder what gives?

And, i hope he shuts me up with the rest of the giro for excitement sake, but am not hopeful.
79pmooney

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05/10/2013 12:10 PM
Pike, Wiggins' head has not been in the game all Giro. Look at all the crashes he has been behind. Is that the riding of a winner? This race he needed two bike changes. Huh? (Remember Contador struggling with a rear wheel so out of true it rubbed the brakes in the Tour a few years ago, knowing he could manage and minimize loses, rather than risking stopping and losing minutes. That's what a winner looks like.)

Now Nibali went for it. He attacked and crashed, but still fininshed in good shape. (I haven't seen results below the top 10 so I don't know if NIbali lost any time, but it wasn't much and I don't know where Wiggins finished.)

Ben
pikeHillRoad

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05/10/2013 12:13 PM
Ben - That is what I mean by reverting to form. Before 2012 he was the guy who was "really ready, this was the year, blh blah blah" then he always ended out of the picture by stage 8. And in this year's giro, same thing.

I agree that Nibali is a whole other kett;e of fish.
bobswire

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05/10/2013 12:16 PM
As it stands now. Top 3


General Classification after Stage 7
ESP 1 INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA, Benat (MOVISTAR TEAM) 28:30:04
ITA 2 NIBALI, Vincenzo (ASTANA PRO TEAM) + 5
CAN 3 HESJEDAL, Ryder (GARMIN SHARP) + 8
Cosmic Kid

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05/10/2013 12:20 PM
I was saying before the Giro started that Wiggo wouldn't be a factor....but just thought he would crack in the high mountains. Never expected this kind of performance.

I don't know if it is him second-guessing his TdF decision, him truly lacking form and knowing it or what.....but his head is CLEARLY not in the game.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
CERV

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05/10/2013 12:24 PM
i haven't seen an official time for Wiggins, but it was something like 1 minute down on the Nibali Ryder group
CERV

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05/10/2013 01:21 PM
GC favorites:

Nibali 5 sec
Ryder 8 sec
Evans 16 sec
Gesink 19 sec
Wiggins 1:32
bobswire

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05/10/2013 01:23 PM
Posted By CERV __ on 05/10/2013 12:24 PM
i haven't seen an official time for Wiggins, but it was something like 1 minute down on the Nibali Ryder group

23 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:01:32  

Hoshie

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05/10/2013 01:37 PM
Froome is potentially screwed because Wiggo is now going to go all nutty about the tour...We'll see if he has the fight for this Giro; he's still in range but not the tight first week one would hope for.

Cadel staying in it....

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Entheo

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05/10/2013 04:00 PM
better wait until after the TT to see how much wiggo needs to panic.
Orange Crush

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05/10/2013 04:14 PM
Yes, lets see how much he claws back tomorrow. The TTT showed Sky came into the race sharp and to win. Not sure what went sideways since, could be ilness (one of his teammates had problems), the whole cafuffle with Froome (perhaps all that $4it was for real) or whatever.

Cadel surprises and is in this for real. And so does Gesink. He normally hates this weather and I was sure he was going to crash today :-)

Blanco actually have a descent team with Kruyswijk and Kelderman for support.
Orange Crush

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05/10/2013 06:10 PM
Hmmm, sounds like Nibali hurt his hip a bit. This could play in Ryder's hands.

Millar fell on first stage and was crap in the TTT. Probably one of the reasons Garmin underperformed.

Already 2nd fall for Nibali this Giro. OK, first time he was taken down by two Blanco guys but still, seems uncharacteristic.
Keith Richards

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05/10/2013 09:34 PM
http://www.roadracefanatic.tv/p/blog-page_10.html

Killer highlights from todays stage. Hansen rides one hell of a race.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Gonzo Cyclist

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05/10/2013 09:42 PM
wow, missed the race today, was just too busy, this is getting good already, top four is pretty tight, I'm pulling for Ryder for sure at this moment, would love to see Nibbles make a run
madvax

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05/10/2013 10:04 PM
Hats off to Hansen. That was one hell of a ride today. With all the crashes, I am glad nobody was seriously hurt. With the crappy roads and a big stage for tomorrow, I don't think any of the GC riders were hammering too hard today. I have a feeling tomorrow's ITT may bring some interesting results.

Inferno7

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05/10/2013 11:17 PM
Great stage always love the "wildcard" stage. Glad homie got the win.


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