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Giro D'Italia Stage 5: Modena to Cattolica (177km)

  • 12-05-2021 8:53am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Possibly the flattest and straightest stage profile I've ever seen, I can imagine the extreme boredom levels for the peloton if the weather is also bad :pac:

    As CN put it in their preview;
    This stage is so straight and flat that only the curvature of the earth prevents you from seeing the finish from the start.

    The one thing that could liven it up would be crosswinds...

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    Odds from Bet365
    Tim Merlier 11/5
    Caleb Ewan 5/2
    Dylan Groenewegen 5/1
    Fernando Gaviria 6/1
    Giacomo Nizzolo 9/1
    Elia Viviani 10/1
    Peter Sagan 14/1


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,428 ✭✭✭ TheBlaaMan


    200m of elevation gain in 177km - even the Dutch riders will think this is a flat one. I have to climb more to get to the local shops (that's not strictly accurate..)


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,180 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    How fickle the bookies are. Surely if Caleb gets a good position he wins.


  • Registered Users Posts: 556 ✭✭✭ Paddigol


    Epic LOLZ at that profile! And look at all those lovely mountains just off the hard shoulder!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,756 ✭✭✭✭ neris




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,704 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    The organisers decided to put all the corners in the last three kilometres

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  • Registered Users Posts: 556 ✭✭✭ Paddigol


    Despite the snoozefest of a profile, I'm actually raging as I tend to visit relatives in Bologna and beach in Rimini every year. Would have been there for this but for, well, you know yourself!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Paddigol wrote: »
    Despite the snoozefest of a profile, I'm actually raging as I tend to visit relatives in Bologna and beach in Rimini every year. Would have been there for this but for, well, you know yourself!

    I've bleated on about it here before but I would have been in Bormio last year around the time of the Stelvio stage but for, well, you know yourself! :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Big crowds out on the roads here in Bologna.

    edit: interview with Campanaerts "how do you think the stage will go and when do you think you'll need to start chasing the breakaway?" :pac:

    edit 2: brilliant for Fortunato riding out ahead of the peloton through his home town :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,093 ✭✭✭ Peterx


    No 8 man breakaway today, those 2 lads will have earned their pasta tonight.

    edit - nope, standard portions tonight, caught already :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,704 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    I'm not watching... but any reason why the peloton caught the break so early?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,093 ✭✭✭ Peterx


    Probably a miscalculation* as they have let 2 other lads go now

    *in your own head please read in a Sean Kelly accent


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,180 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Peterx wrote: »
    Yes well, probably a miscalculation* as they have let 2 other lads go now

    Ok now I can read it in a Sean Kelly accent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,202 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Sivakov down, he's not the luckiest when it come to crashes is he.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Landa down and looks in bad shape :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,989 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    FFS Landa gone


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,712 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman


    Heartbreaking for Landa. I'm heartbroken for Landa

    What a bad, bad stage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Flag man got milled there too


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,202 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    They are slow to move him there, hope he's ok. Gutted for him.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ Oymyakon


    Looks like he clattered the traffic signaller


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 14,513 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dcully


    Gutted for Landa , really dangerous last 10 k.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Another 2nd for Nizzolo?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,496 ✭✭✭ De Bhál


    looking forward to a review of that sprint - looked nuts


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,989 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Ewan is some man for threading the needle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Merlier furious there towards the end, whatever happened.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,989 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Another 2nd for Nizzolo?

    His 11th 2nd place!


  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ Oymyakon


    Nizzolo looked to go too early but I don't think anyone was gonna beat Ewan on that performance. I don't know why but I find Nizzolo one of the most forgettable sprinters over the last few years, he's always there or thereabouts but never seems to get a huge win (I'm not counting the European championship as a huge win)


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,202 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Chain looked to be off for Merlier there.

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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 14,513 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dcully


    Bernie making a lot of sense there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,496 ✭✭✭ De Bhál


    top class from Ewan


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,255 ✭✭✭ Dodge


    Didn’t even look in today. Presumed nothing would happen. Shame for Landa


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