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Giro D'Italia Stage 13: Ravenna to Verona (198km)

  • 21-05-2021 9:08am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    One for the mountain goats today :pac:

    This almost looks flatter than the profile from earlier in the Giro - at least there are a few turns on this occasion! Being one of only 2 proper sprint stages left, this should be straightforward, however the route is exposed so crosswinds could play a part. That's what I'll be tuning in early for anyway.

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    Interestingly the top 4 favourites below are all yet to win a stage...

    Odds from Bet365
    Giacomo Nizzolo 13/4
    Dylan Groenewegen 13/4
    Fernando Gaviria 9/2
    Elia Viviani 9/2
    Peter Sagan 6/1


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


    I've seen lumpier snooker tables.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,437 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland


    flat as a very flat thing

    crosswinds ?


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


    Once again I won't be doing the weekend stage threads btw!


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


    flat as a very flat thing

    crosswinds ?

    Dont think so. It will be a crosswind direction for the first section South to Mantua but forecast is for gentle breezes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,216 ✭✭✭ Daroxtar




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  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ Reality_Check1


    Boooooooooring


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


    Boooooooooring

    So much so I'm finding myself doing work instead :eek:


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


    Idle thought - I presume Rob Hatch will also be doing the TDF? I miss Carlton Kirby.


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


    Kelly saying that he was almost nodding off :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 556 ✭✭✭ Paddigol


    Idle thought - I presume Rob Hatch will also be doing the TDF? I miss Carlton Kirby.

    Please god no!


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


    Idle thought - I presume Rob Hatch will also be doing the TDF? I miss Carlton Kirby.

    You should have spent half an hour yesterday watching the andalucia race and him spouting rubbish non-stop about hayter, you'd quickly change your mind!


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


    I'll go for Nizzolo to finally win


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


    Idle thought - I presume Rob Hatch will also be doing the TDF? I miss Carlton Kirby.

    Hopefully, Kirby is woeful these days.


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


    I'm nostalgic for David Duffield now.

    T'other day when the rain interrupted the live pictures and Lloyd & Walker were left to their own devices, they were a bit lost. Duffield would have regaled us with stories of local sausages and stunts he pulled with Raleigh. Useless at commentating on the actual racing but an afternoon with him was like going down wormholes on Wiki - you never knew what you'd learn.


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


    Verona is a beautiful city, well worth a visit if you're in that region. Just avoid the tourist trap that is Juliet's balcony.


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


    If you want to do your own commentating and add a little local colour, the Giro produce a roadbook (or, as its known in Italian - "Il Roadbook") that gives a potted history of each place they pass through. Its how Carlton, Rob etc gen up beforehand.

    https://www.giroditalia.it/en/roadbook/


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


    And dumping gel & food wrappers in the hedges again. That really annoys me. It weighs about 50g, you've dragged to within 10km of the finish. What difference is yeeting it into the ditch it actually going to make?


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


    Anytime I see Campenaerts he is never wearing sunglasses. Very strange


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


    BRAVO GIACOMO!!!

    **maybe Bravissimo!


  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ Reality_Check1


    delighted for Nizzolo tbh


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,178 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    12th time lucky. Well done Nizzolo.


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


    That was some surge from way back by Nizzolo tbf.

    Another really poor effort from Viviani.


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


    Affini's run to the finish was pretty impressive too


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


    He's loving this , dishing out the hi 5's to the fans there :D

    🚴‍♂️



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


    Delighted to see him win but thought he was way too far back and that the JV rider would steal it. Great to see the fans going nuts like that.


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


    What's the piece of signed card on the top of Nizzolo's helmet?


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


    I really thought Affini had snuck it! Happy for Nizzolo. It must really play on your conscience when you are a sprinter and you've finished in second place eleven times in your home Grand Tour


  • Registered Users Posts: 584 ✭✭✭ Reality_Check1


    I thought JV may have left Affini go intentionally but he just confirmed it was an accident


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


    What's the piece of signed card on the top of Nizzolo's helmet?

    I though they said on commentary that it was his pass to train outside in Italy during COVID (or something like that).


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,089 ✭✭✭ NamelessPhil


    What's the piece of signed card on the top of Nizzolo's helmet?

    It's his self certification notice permitting him to leave his local area to hunt for stage wins in the Giro. Every Italian had to fill out such a permit during lockdown if they had to leave their local area.


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