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Giro D'Italia Stage 19: Abbiategrasso to Alpe di Mera (Valsesia) (166km)

  • 28-05-2021 9:42am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,008 ✭✭✭ mr spuckler


    Back to the mountains for 2 days in a row before the final TT on Sunday. Today doesn't look too bad on paper but with almost 3 weeks in the legs it could be a case of who's got anything left. Of course that big question is most focused on Bernal - was Wednesday just a blip of a sign of things to come?

    Here's hoping for good weather (no excuses for Yates) and a proper examination of who's got most left to give, especially with 3 Cat 1s coming tomorrow!

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    Odds from bet365
    Simon Yates 7/2
    Jaoa Almeida 4/1
    Egan Bernal 9/2
    Dan Martin 9/1
    George Bennett 14/1


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Comments

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


    And the sun is shining!


  • Registered Users Posts: 285 ✭✭ MangleBadger


    Apart from the obvious descents over the Cat 4 and 3 climbs it is all uphill. So hopefully that will sap some legs and allow fireworks to start early.


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


    Jens Voigt going for Dan Martin for the stage! *fingers crossed*


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


    Almeida for me, looked in great form the last day.
    Think Yates/Bernal will mark each other out, Almeida is far enough back to be given leeway.
    Bennett not a bad shout but think he'll be minding Foss up the climb


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


    Hoping Bernal has a bad day to make things interesting nothing at all to do with my dislike for Ineos :P


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


    Breaks not having much luck getting developed


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


    And that spire and dome looks completely out of place on they church


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,223 ✭✭✭ MPFGLB


    Its a great finish for Dan Martin


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


    I’m going for Yates today. Think it suits him perfectly. Long climb up to burn off the likes of Almeida


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


    Split in the Peloton, Dani Martinez and a few of the Ineos guys caught behind


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,423 ✭✭✭ Panrich


    I've just tuned in and see that there's a split in the peloton. Did this come about on a climb, accident or crosswind?


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


    Panrich wrote: »
    I've just tuned in and see that there's a split in the peloton. Did this come about on a climb, accident or crosswind?

    Didn't seem to be anything like that Quickstep just started riding hard on the front and took about 40 riders with them


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


    Is that catering service motorbike guy driving and handing out food? Crazy if you ask me. Accident waiting to happen.


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


    It looks like Bernal has all his team mates except one (Puccio I presume)


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


    The peloton are making light work of this climb so far.


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


    Not sure Dan is on it today, hanging around the back of that group and no reaction to yates attack.


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


    Bernal struggling to follow??


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


    Fair play to Yates and Caruso. Giving it a go


  • Registered Users Posts: 285 ✭✭ MangleBadger


    This is looking interesting!


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


    He' not pulling out that much time as yet and the others are being pulled back.

    I think Bernal is managing this quite well actually.


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


    He' not pulling out that much time as yet and the others are being pulled back.

    I think Bernal is managing this quite well actually.

    Bernal looks weirdly comfortable


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


    Yeah I'd say Ineos are happy to keep it within 30 seconds or so.


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


    Last 4km average over 10%, if he was suffering badly you'd expect the gap to widen much more quickly.

    edit...Dan's lost contact with Bernal group :(


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


    Yates to be caught by Martinez and Bernal will then win the stage ;)


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


    Bernal is different class.

    they/them/theirs


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




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


    Would like to see Almeida do it to be honest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 632 ✭✭✭ REBELSAFC


    Ineos have managed this superbly


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


    Almeida looks to be climbing so much better than last year.

    🚴‍♂️



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


    Harsh on Almeida being so close 2 mountain days in a row. Hopefully he has enough left to attack again tomorrow. Has Bernal rightly blown here?

    edit, not really :pac:


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


    Enfilade wrote: »
    Almeida looks to be climbing so much better than last year.

    Great ride

    they/them/theirs


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




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