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Giro '18 (Spoiler)
Last Post 06/05/2018 07:25 AM by Nicholas Arenella. 61 Replies.
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79pmooney

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05/04/2018 11:47 AM
Yeah!  (Watching Domoulin burn up the prologue and take a chunk of time from Froome.)

And Froome?  That recon crash shouldn't have happened.  Either Sky put lousy tires/wheels on Froome's bike (or the bike itself handles like crap) or Froome's bike handling was leaving a lot to be desired.  Looking again, maybe his crash started on the cross-walk paint.  Still ...

Marginal gains.  Hmmphhhhh.  A standard road bike with good gripping tires would have served Froome better.

Ben
Orange Crush

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05/04/2018 12:25 PM
It sound like there was a (wo)man hole cover that played a role.

Dumoulin...game on.
79pmooney

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05/04/2018 02:11 PM
So Froome did his reconnaissance and found that troublesome manhole cover. Job well done!
longslowdistance

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05/04/2018 09:06 PM
Asthma medication deficit.
It happens.
79pmooney

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05/05/2018 06:17 PM
Q-S yet again! The cobbles are over, The Ardeens (sp) are over. Aren't they supposed to let up and let others win?

Unrelated - Viviani looks way too muscular to be winning 100 mile bike races.

Ben
Spud

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05/07/2018 10:31 AM
Great photo capturing the amount of torque put out from a sprinter.

Cosmic Kid

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05/07/2018 02:05 PM
Optical illusion...what you think is Viviani's rear wheel is actually the front wheel of the EF-Drapac rider behind him.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Spud

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05/07/2018 02:58 PM
Good eye CK :-)
Orange Crush

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05/09/2018 11:07 AM
I seem to be getting into the office with about 15 mins to spare on coverage. Good way to start day. Like the timing.

Brilliant mad racing in final kms; this is why I like the Giro.

Puff daddy seemed to be in trouble each time it gets hard last two days. But tomorrow will really tell who's in the game and who's not.
Spud

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05/10/2018 11:15 AM
LMAO! Puff Daddy
Orange Crush

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05/10/2018 12:01 PM
Posted By Spudly Crumpett III on 05/10/2018 11:15 AM
LMAO! Puff Daddy


That's my blatant plagiarism of a cyclingnews commenter. They were too fast today to watch final at work but the Hebrew live feed worked well on the phone too.
Spud

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05/10/2018 03:14 PM
Brambilla is doing ok for not having much race time under his belt prior to the Giro. He was sidelined with Pneumonia, and was at least able to get the Tour of Croatia in just before the Giro. Considering he started at 113 in the GC, and has moved into 34th after today. He keeps climbing the GC ladder.
Cosmic Kid

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05/10/2018 11:02 PM
Great stage today...Yates was really impressive when he went after Chavez. I thought he was gonna take the stage from Chavez, which would have obviously been horrific form.

Dumoulin also impressed me....
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
79pmooney

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05/13/2018 10:52 AM
Once again, gloomy weather in England. The Sky has fallen yet again.

Like the cobbled (Nibali) TdF where Froome was taken down by a another rider then fell again a few fdays later. I wonder if once again, Braillesford sould have ordered an excort for Froome like he should have done for that first crash at the TdF. (Froome needed a Postal/Discovery army around him on the flat, meaningless sprinter's stage. Why he was left alone is beyond me.)

At the prologue TT recon, Froome needed another rider to show him a good line. Pretty elementary, but we do know that Froome isn't always up tasks that require that kind of skill. (Froome probably should be given the grippiest tires made for challenging days also. Yeah, grippy tires nullify marginal gains but Froome's bike skills often lead to bigger than marginal losses.

Ben
Orange Crush

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05/13/2018 07:00 PM
Froome looks done. His head isn't into it.

Between Yates Chavez Pinot and Dumoulin it should be an interesting battle. The three hard stages that follow the iTT will be key should Dumoulin do what he's supposed to against the clock.
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