Giro Stage 8 spoiler
Last Post 05/11/2013 10:45 PM by Keith Jackson. 20 Replies.
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Orange Crush

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05/11/2013 10:04 AM
All the big names are on the road. Another tough day for Wiggins. Scarponi is flying!
Inferno7

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05/11/2013 10:19 AM
Wiggo is toast. Ryder is looking good too....! What happened to Taylor?
Orange Crush

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05/11/2013 10:26 AM
Phinney's been saying he's not feeling good.

Wow Wiggins clawed back a lot of time on second part which suited him better.

That is one tough TT course
bobswire

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05/11/2013 10:40 AM
Apparently Phinney didn't do too well but it has not stopped him from Twittering.. maybe he'll never live up to those high expectations. There always seems to be one thing or another that thwarts him. https://twitter.com/taylorphinney
Inferno7

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05/11/2013 10:41 AM
Cadel looks good.
Orange Crush

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05/11/2013 10:47 AM
Nibali looks like he's going to crush this one.
Inferno7

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05/11/2013 10:49 AM
The course is so long there is a feed zone according to a Phinney tweet.
Orange Crush

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05/11/2013 11:07 AM
Ouch, Hesjedal not looking good at base of final climb.
Inferno7

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05/11/2013 11:16 AM
Wiggo not toast and that's with a bike change and a few bobbles. Wow way to recover and get it rolling.
lochness

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05/11/2013 11:30 AM
That was quite the ride by Evans and Nibali. I wonder if Evans could actually take this thing?
Inferno7

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05/11/2013 11:31 AM
Nibali......niiiice
Orange Crush

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05/11/2013 11:38 AM
Ryder is the big loser of the day, bummer.

After today, I am sensing a Nibali, Scarponi, Evans podium but who knows; this Giro certainly has been throwing surprises every day. Love it.
Keith Richards

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05/11/2013 11:40 AM
Nibbles is firmly in the drivers seat after today. What gc guy can put time into him?
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
JS

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05/11/2013 12:50 PM
Would be cool to see Evans win.
JRH2

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05/11/2013 01:27 PM
Bummer for Ryder. I was hoping he could pull of the repeat. Great recovery by Wiggins.
Entheo

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05/11/2013 02:03 PM
like the team sky put together for last year's tour, i suspect this team is also designed to help wiggo in the high mountains. lots of racing to go; i wouldn't write wiggins off yet.
jmdirt

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05/11/2013 04:59 PM
Some of you are pretty jumpy, there are two weeks left and a lot can happen.

I do wonder what happened to RH.  Maybe he got his "off" day out of the way and will ride like his chamois is on fire now.
Orange Crush

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05/11/2013 05:25 PM
At this point it seems not so much a question of whether Ryder simply had an off day and will light up things in mountains but a couple of other guys performing above expectations, notably Evans and Scarponi. Even if he can ride like his chamois is on fire he's looking at a pretty hefty deficit. But I'll certainly continue rooting for him.
79pmooney

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05/11/2013 05:47 PM
Nibali is riding this Giro like he plans to win it. Evans is still riding a fine GC. Everyone else is going to have to do something big to dethrone Nibali unless bad luck falls his way.

I liker what I am seeing. I was worried Nibali might have injuries from his fall yesterday that he was keeping his outh closed about, but today looked like the ride of a healthy body.

Ben
Dave Stohler

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05/11/2013 10:14 PM
Yeah, also bummed about RH. He could still podium, but how he takes back over two minutes from Nibali, let alone 1.5 minutes from Evans, I don't know. Tall order, that. Unless either have really bad day(s), seems RH went from driver's seat to now having to beat Wiggins, Gesink AND Scarponi just to be 3rd gc. I'm sure he'll come out swinging and take some time back but he's gotta not be pleased with today.
Keith Richards

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05/11/2013 10:45 PM
We will see, this ain't the TdF so I will be curious to see how the more severe climbs treat the gc heavies.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.


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