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Giro D'Italia Stage 8: Foggia›Guardia Sanframondi(170km)

  • 15-05-2021 10:12am
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


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    Looks like day for the breakaway, gentle enough climbs so shouldn't see any GC action. The odds for the stage seem to reflect that:

    Bettiol 10/1
    Guirrero 10/1
    Matej Mohoric 12/1
    Felix Grossschartner 14/1
    Diego Ulissi 14/1
    Thomas de Gendt 14/1

    EDIT: Appears to be a wind warning in place for Foggia, they will be riding into cross-headwinds, possible echelons?


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,604 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    De Gendt has his name on this one.

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




  • Registered Users Posts: 6,698 ✭✭✭ CantGetNoSleep


    Brian? wrote: »
    De Gendt has his name on this one.
    For someone who has a GT podium to his name, he was far down the GC list when I looked earlier (156th). Definitely planning something


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


    Giving Bernal loads there to piss off out of the break :D

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,179 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Enfilade wrote: »
    Giving Bernal loads there to piss off out of the break :D

    Had a laugh at that. Bernal accidentally getting in the break to the disgust of everyone else :) Forgot his fake moustache and wig obviously.


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


    Not even 10km in and it's split. Kelly is loving this I'd say.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ Reality_Check1


    Did Benal accidentally get in the break of was it just some ****housery?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,700 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Jesus. The peloton is strung out in one single line


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,179 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Did Benal accidentally get in the break of was it just some ****housery?

    Accident. He was just near the front of the peleton as it chased the break and it split behind just before they caught them and suddenly they were all technically in the breakaway. Pro Cycling Stats says Bernal attacked but seriously how anyone could think he attacked with 160k to go is beyond me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,700 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    This must be an absolute nightmare for anyone who woke up feeling not great this morning


  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ Reality_Check1


    This must be an absolute nightmare for anyone who woke up feeling not great this morning

    Gentleman’s agreement for everyone to calm the **** down 😂

    Edit - seems like no teams are willing to let a break go easily. Unless someone can force it over one of the climbs


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


    Ewan abandons, wonder what happened, did he crash?


  • Registered Users Posts: 285 ✭✭ MangleBadger


    retalivity wrote: »
    Ewan abandons, wonder what happened, did he crash?

    Talk of a crash in the tunnel.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,708 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Weepsie


    A few sprinters were always going to abandon in the next few days as is tradition.


    A tunnel is exactly where I would plan my abandoning


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


    He was dropped before that.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 18,604 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Brian?


    For someone who has a GT podium to his name, he was far down the GC list when I looked earlier (156th). Definitely planning something

    He loses time intentionally to get more chances in he breaks

    they/them/theirs


    And so on, and so on …. - Slavoj Žižek




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,700 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    The breakaway have this is in the bag


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,972 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    on a more important note who's yer one presenting on eurosport/quest TV - she's tasty


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,708 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Weepsie


    After hours is over there
    >


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,640 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Final Climb is quite easy, hard to see any splits happening.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,700 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Gaviria is really taking the Michael here


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


    And he's back on.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,122 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    retalivity wrote: »
    Ewan abandons, wonder what happened, did he crash?

    Trying to win the Maglia Cipollini


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,640 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Dan up to 8th, seems one of the top 10 got caught up in the crash and lost a few seconds. Louis Vervaeke from Alpecin Fenix.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,700 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    A big win for Cofidis... it's been long overdue.

    Pretty cool that they've kept the same sponsor and colours for so long


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,434 ✭✭✭ lennymc


    retalivity wrote: »
    Ewan abandons, wonder what happened, did he crash?

    he as always going to abandon - it was only a matter of when. he is aiming for a stage win in the three GTs this year.

    https://cyclingtips.com/2021/05/step-1-in-caleb-ewans-ambitious-2021-plan-win-a-stage-of-the-giro/


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