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Giro D'Italia Stage 6: Grotte di Frasassi to Ascoli Piceno (San Giacomo) (160km)

  • 13-05-2021 8:43am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Stage 6 and the first summit finish beckons. With tomorrow likely to be another sprint stage it once again gives the GC contenders an opportunity to soften each other up a bit.

    The final climb is 15km long, but it's the last 5km or so which should bite as the average kicks-up around 8%.

    We'll see whether Tuesday was a blip for Yates, Evenepoel etc and indeed if Bernal's show of strength was a one-off or indicative of a real return to form.

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    Odds from Bet365
    Egan Bernal 8/1
    Bauke Mollema 14/1
    Giulio Ciccone 14/1
    Simon Yates 16/1
    Dan Martin 18/1


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,880 ✭✭✭✭ dahat


    Joe Dombrowski a non starter due to concussion from yesterday’s crash.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    So Dombrowski, Sivakov, Landa all out :(

    Francois Bidard from AG2R also gone after that crash


  • Registered Users Posts: 556 ✭✭✭ Paddigol


    Dan, Dan, he's our man, if anyone can do it, Dan can!

    A Dan day today? Possible a bit too early and too easy to see GC attacks. If anyone feels like a bit of a leg-stretcher in the final though, he should be well equipped to match them and maybe catch some others napping. Will be small gains if any today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,880 ✭✭✭✭ dahat


    All the talk is for a big break to go as GC teams won’t want the jersey just yet. That should make the early parts interesting to watch hopefully.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,188 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    These shots of the caves they are showing are something else.

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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Darkglasses


    GCN Plus and working from home is a match made in heaven :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    GCN Plus and working from home is a match made in heaven :o

    I installed a TV in my home office last year, ahead of the Grand Tours kicking off. Brilliant decision!


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Darkglasses


    I installed a TV in my home office last year, ahead of the Grand Tours kicking off. Brilliant decision!

    I have a perfectly good home office but I'm still on the couch :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,395 ✭✭✭ CrowdedHouse


    GCN Plus and working from home is a match made in heaven :o

    Eurosport player/app is gone cat lately - stalling buffering. Makes no difference if you have 10MB or 1000MB broadband :mad:

    Eurosport.co.uk works fine on laptop but for some reason it won't cast

    Seven Worlds will Collide



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    The break really dont want Mollema to come with them


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Darkglasses


    Eurosport player/app is gone cat lately - stalling buffering. Makes no difference if you have 10MB or 1000MB broadband :mad:

    Eurosport.co.uk works fine on laptop but for some reason it won't cast

    Yeah I've found that for a good while, disappointing alright. I find GCN Plus's app a good bit more consistent, although I have to start it, close it down, and then start it again


  • Registered Users Posts: 945 ✭✭✭ Tim76


    GCN Plus and working from home is a match made in heaven :o

    Rob Hatch is taking the shine off this heavenly experience.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,188 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Eurosport player/app is gone cat lately - stalling buffering. Makes no difference if you have 10MB or 1000MB broadband :mad:

    Eurosport.co.uk works fine on laptop but for some reason it won't cast

    I was having similar for the last month but since the Giro started casting from the app has been much better. I put it down to the snooker being on and them not making adequate provision in the datacenter for increased demands.

    I left it run one day and after an hour what was being cast was 25km behind what was live on my desktop.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    They're saying that Mollema & Bouchard have made it to the front! That effort will have knocked the sh1t out of them though.

    edit: that rain...


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Whats going on....No live pictures, cyclingnews down?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    CN has been down since mid-morning, very odd.

    Pictures seem to go to sh1t any time it rains heavily :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    A 43km descent for the lads :D

    edit...sorry that's after the next short climb I think


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    If this coverage doesn't improve, I'm going to be forced to do some work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    CN has been down since mid-morning, very odd.

    Pictures seem to go to sh1t any time it rains heavily :mad:

    CN seems to be down due to a datacentre failure, they tweeted earlier.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 14,512 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dcully


    That Giro E looks rather interesting.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Fvck sake, missing a split in the bunch thanks to the sh1te coverage. It looked like Dan was in the first of those groups all along anyway. I'd fear for Dan though on a very long descent given his descending skills and seeing how Ineos drilled it on that one too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,290 ✭✭✭ griffin100


    A 43km descent for the lads :D

    edit...sorry that's after the next short climb I think

    Possibly in the wet as well - not pleasant.

    Coverage is sh1te so I’m going out on my bike :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,242 ✭✭✭ Dodge


    Fvck sake, missing a split in the bunch thanks to the sh1te coverage. It looked like Dan was in the first of those groups all along anyway. I'd fear for Dan though on a very long descent given his descending skills and seeing how Ineos drilled it on that one too.

    Their kit is even harder to spot than usual too


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    Lloyd and Walker have all the excitement and delivery of royal funeral commentators


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,880 ✭✭✭✭ dahat


    Looks to be huge splits in the peloton.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,751 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    GCN+ Cyling as youve never seen before


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Dodge wrote: »
    Their kit is even harder to spot than usual too

    All black now with the rain capes on too.

    Crazy splits this early in the stage :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    Any idea how long the descent is? You'd think Dan Lloyd would have mentioned it...


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,188 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    They seem to be riding in and out of the weather. Dry with the break now.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,751 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    breezy


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