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Giro D'Italia Stage 10: L’Aquila to Foligno (139km)

  • 17-05-2021 7:58am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Reading the paragraph below from the CN preview of the stage, I'm surprised I never heard of this! I wouldn't have been into watching cycling as much back then but it sounds like one you'd expect to hear more about.
    The mere mention of L’Aquila is enough to evoke memories of the astonishing 256km stage halfway through the 2010 Giro into what was then an earthquake-devastated town. In torrential rain and mist, the bunch lost both its bearings on a large breakaway group and, eventually, 13 minutes on those riders as Evgeni Petrov won the stage and Richie Porte, then racing in Saxo Bank colours, pulled on the maglia rosa.

    The bookies have it as a day for the sprinters and with Ewan gone it's anyone's game.

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    Odds from Bet365
    Tim Merlier 15/4
    Peter Sagan 4/1
    Giacomo Nizzolo 13/2
    Elia Viviani 15/2


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 285 ✭✭ MangleBadger


    Bora to hammer it over the climbs to leave Sagan on his own come the finish and Nizzolo to end his curse of 2nd place finishes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    The stage being only 139 km in length with no major climbs is rather unusual.

    I'm expecting Bora and Qhubeka to set a high tempo.


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


    Hope today isnt the start of an ineos procession around italy for the next 2 weeks


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


    Bora to hammer it over the climbs to leave Sagan on his own come the finish and Nizzolo to end his curse of 2nd place finishes.

    Can see exactly the same but no win for Sagan.


  • Registered Users Posts: 285 ✭✭ MangleBadger


    dahat wrote: »
    Can see exactly the same but no win for Sagan.

    Oh I mean Nizzolo gets the win.


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


    Taco is up the road! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ Oymyakon


    Taco, Goossens, Pellaud all in the break, bunch of legends


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




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    I noticed that Lotto Soudal only have five riders remaining.

    Ewan, De Buyst & Marczynski all left the race over the weekend.


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


    I noticed that Lotto Soudal only have five riders remaining.

    Ewan, De Buyst & Marczynski all left the race over the weekend.

    Should only send them 5 invites for next year ;)


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


    Bora setting this up for someone except Sagan again


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Surely one of Sagan, Nizzolo or Gaviria will finally win :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,186 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Hopefully Gaviria or Nizzolo.

    🚴‍♂️



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    I wonder why Nibali is so close to the front?


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


    I wonder why Nibali is so close to the front?

    They mentioned possible echelons at the end of the stage


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


    Loved that shot of Nizzolo and Campenaerts. Didn't expect to enjoy this stage at all :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ Oymyakon


    Why no ciclamino points at the sprint?


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


    That was great, a GC sprint for mere seconds.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Ha! What a battle for 3, 2 and 1 seconds!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,493 ✭✭✭ De Bhál


    That was a nice little bit of racing there...good stage alright


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,186 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    and a hand shake afterwards.

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


    Finally! :pac:

    Great finish tbf


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


    Sagan delivers on the very hard work his team did, fair play to him, nice win!


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


    It looked like Viviani royally messed that up.

    Fair play to Bora for lighting it up today - Sagan really needed to deliver the win after the previous efforts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,186 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    It looked like Viviani royally messed that up.

    Fair play to Bora for lighting it up today - Sagan really needed to deliver the win after the previous efforts.

    Yeah Viviani's lead out man was on the front and he was in 8-10th wheel and still sat there when the sprint opened up.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,239 ✭✭✭ Dodge


    They haven’t fixed the times yet so as it is Vlasov is only 1 second behind Bernal

    The second Bernal won in that sprint :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 499 ✭✭ lissard


    It was showing 21 seconds gained by Vlasov on the line - that's one big gap over the other GC guys. It's since been corrected.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,699 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    What exactly was Molano from UAE doing? When we went to the front in the last couple of hundred of metres was he trying to win (he looking to be sprinting full gas) or was he leading out Gaviria (and Gaviria just lost his wheel)? :confused:


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


    retalivity wrote: »
    Bora setting this up for someone except Sagan again

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