Giro stage 13 spoiler (sprint clinic redux)
Last Post 05/17/2013 06:11 PM by Orange Crush. 9 Replies.
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Bodynazi

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05/17/2013 12:01 PM
I managed to catch the last 10K live.  What a finish.  Cav without Steegmans was pretty much on his own for the last 2+K - was super patient - almost looked like he was too far back then 'bam' he hits the afterburners.  

Amazing - with proper lead-out he's unbeatable - and even without a leadout guy he wins at will.

Very cool to see.  The overhead shows the tactics better - not included in the below link though...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faEPcJAJFnE
Spud

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05/17/2013 12:45 PM
Nothing like watching the chess like moves unfold before a sprint finish. I love these sprint finishes just like the next guy, but really looking forward to the mountains.
Inferno7

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05/17/2013 12:55 PM
Ya that was impressive how long that effort was. The Tour Spints are going to be very exciting.
CERV

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05/17/2013 01:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay-SvXB7Wag

last 20km.
BN is right, that launch is frickin' impressive in the overhead shot.
Keith Richards

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05/17/2013 03:04 PM
He was impressive today. He just jumped out of the wheels and then....BAM.

Is he really that much better than everyone else? Apparently so...
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Bodynazi

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05/17/2013 03:48 PM
good link Cerv - watched that again - he completely punks Cannondale who looked like they had the perfect lead-out. He thrashes Viviani like a 3rd grader - beats him by multiple bike lengths and they jumped at almost the same time. I wish Seagan was in Italy.

Yes - the last 2Ks of the flatter TDF stages should be fantastic to watch (not so much for the first 198 though..)
Orange Crush

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05/17/2013 04:26 PM
Yup caught the last 40k. First off he was hanging well on the couple of climbs while guys like Ferrari were going backward. And in the end, after the team burned their matches keeping things together before last 10k, he gave another lesson in sprint timing. Nice how he bumbed that Venuzuela guy out of the way to get unboxed.
Orange Crush

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05/17/2013 05:07 PM
Check this out, tweet by Karsten Kroom :-)

Hope @taylorphinney is flexible, he is to perform fellatio on himself. He was going to do that if Cav won. Please post a pic of it!

https://twitter.com/KarstenKroon/status/335443621778186240
Bodynazi

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05/17/2013 05:48 PM
Interesting comment by TP - hearing [semi] famous people spout off on things has little next to zero interest to me and reinforcing this .... is that was the 1st twat I've ever looked at.... and it's quite safe to say the last. I'm glad that's out of the way now. IF that facebook thing is anything like twatting, I think I'm doing just fine (LOL - I do work for a telcom company and am not that ignorant - however not a FB'er either - maybe in the next life)

find me a pic of him doing that and I'll find out on reddit

at 45, am I too young to yell for kids to get off of my lawn?
Orange Crush

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05/17/2013 06:11 PM
Caught it in a Dutch electronic newspaper so I figured I'd find you the original; I don;t normally dwell in the twitterverse.

TP made the comment after soundly beating Cav at chess last night; a bit of banter between the boys.


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