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Cosmic Kid

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09/28/2020 12:10 PM
OK...Giro up next. Looks to be a battle between Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates, with Nibali trying to play spoiler.

Discuss.
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6ix

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09/28/2020 01:29 PM
I think the Spaceballs helmet and Covid face-shield will slow down Yates.
Orange Crush

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09/28/2020 01:42 PM
Just like Valverde was too old to factor in Worlds I think Nibali is also past his prime to have a shot at Giro podium. He's not yet in form but he may come around by week 3 to act as a spoiler when it gets really hard but there is also too much time trialing.

Thomas is looking good.
Yates, dunno, the TTing is also not to his advantage. Plus I view the Yates bros kinda like the Schlecks; they always muck up somewhere.
I think Kruijswijk will podium although he will start on back foot.
And going out on a limb, Vlasov may do it for Astana instead of Fugslang.

Thomas, Kruijswijk, Vlasov.
Cosmic Kid

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09/28/2020 03:15 PM
I think the Spaceballs helmet


I really like the design concept of the Scott helmets....ventilation up front, but smooth design when you drop your head and are going hard. Conceptually, it makes a lot of sense.

BUT THEY ARE JUST SO FOOKING BIG!!!! Make them 10-20% smaller and you'd have a killer lid.
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Dale

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09/28/2020 03:31 PM
That stage 1 downhill TT... 'da heck is that all about?
eurochien

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09/28/2020 03:39 PM
They're going to need some waterproof gear racing in Italy in the fall. I feel bad for those guys.
Orange Crush

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09/28/2020 04:38 PM
Yeah weather could be interesting. There's already been first snow at elevation.
Cosmic Kid

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09/28/2020 05:00 PM
There was snow Sunday at the original course for the Worlds in Switzerland....had they held the race there, pretty likely that cold weather protocol would have been implemented.

And it looked kinda chilly at Imola Sunday. Spectators were wearing jackets and long pants.
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Orange Crush

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09/28/2020 05:40 PM
Posted By Dale Dale on 09/28/2020 03:31 PM
That stage 1 downhill TT... 'da heck is that all about?


I had seen downhill course but didn't look at distance and didn't realize it was an ITT. Should be fun unless it rains. There was some interesting commentator discussion during worlds iTT around fact that it is relatively straightforward to train for flat and uphill parts, but maintaining your power numbers with downhill or tailwind is challenging when there's perhaps an urge to just coast. The challenge is on to beat Verbruggen's 58,874 km/h iTT from 2001.
Cosmic Kid

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10/01/2020 12:46 PM
OH. MY. GOD.

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eurochien

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10/01/2020 01:07 PM
Is that the jersey that EF will wear at the Giro CK? Very fugly. And "Cannondale" would be upside down.
Cosmic Kid

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10/01/2020 01:20 PM
Is that the jersey that EF will wear at the Giro CK?


Yup!!!

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eurochien

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10/01/2020 01:52 PM
I miss the subdued fashion of the 70's jerseys.
Orange Crush

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10/01/2020 02:48 PM
"Welcome to the future bike nerds." - Vaughters

The corporate drivel that accompanies the jersey release is way worse than jersey itself BTW.
Cosmic Kid

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10/01/2020 03:07 PM
OMG...the TT helmets.

https://www.instagram.com/stories/rapha/2410459481840733694/
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