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Giro D'Italia Stage 20: Verbania → Alpe Motta, 164 km

  • 29-05-2021 11:25am
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,989 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


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    Stage underway, break of 9 up the road

    Dries De Bondt, Louis Vervaeke (Alpecin-Fenix), Simon Pellaud (Androni-Sidermec), Giovanni Visconti (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Felix Großschartner (Bora-hansgrohe), Vincenzo Albanese (EOLO-Kometa), Taco Van der Hoorn (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) and Nico Denz (Team DSM).

    Nibali in a counter break


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


    I hope Yates and Almedia go early

    They have to drop as many of the Ineos Doms as soon as possible


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,149 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    There is a 1000m straight drop for someone like Nibali to have fun with if they are still near the front


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Bike Exchange taking it up early on the first climb! Could be fireworks later if Bernal shows any weakness before the final climb, Splugenpass is a good point to attack, steepest towards the top!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    MPFGLB wrote: »
    I hope Yates and Almedia go early

    They have to drop as many of the Ineos Doms as soon as possible

    Issue is the Ineos Doms > Bike Exchange Doms at climbing so Bernal will have at least Puccio and Martinez left you'd think.


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


    Kelly and his chainshaw story !!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,502 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    Kelly telling a story from Nissan Classic of a fallen tree blocking the road and someone taking a chainsaw out of the boot to clear a way... it might have been Stephen Roches manager!

    That said hearing a chainsaw from side of the road is a bit unsettling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    MPFGLB wrote: »
    Kelly and his chainshaw story !!!!

    From a few stages back, that's one way to get Bernal to ride fast up hill!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,202 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Wow what a view up at the top there. Proper Giro climb needs the snow at the sides of the road.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭ velo.2010


    Rob Hatch is quite right for once — there hasn't been enough of these big climbs in this Giro.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,202 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    That's a lot of switchbacks :eek:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 997 ✭✭✭ Large bottle small glass


    Inquitus wrote: »
    From a few stages back, that's one way to get Bernal to ride fast up hill!

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    Carving bar for the ice?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,241 ✭✭✭ at1withmyself


    Carusso and bardet now 20 seconds on the bunch, some excitement now!


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,502 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    Interesting DSM tactics... looks like Roche sacrificed himself on last climb to bring peleton closer to the break and now Bardet with other DSM riders have bridged across to the break. Gap at 20 seconds but as Caruso bridged across Ineos are now chasing.


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


    This really helps yates


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,241 ✭✭✭ at1withmyself


    Why are BEX not letting sky burn out there men, them attack! Stop helping them!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,202 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    You'd think Visconti would be willing to help here for Caruso

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,101 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    Kelly telling a story from Nissan Classic of a fallen tree blocking the road and someone taking a chainsaw out of the boot to clear a way... it might have been Stephen Roches manager!

    That said hearing a chainsaw from side of the road is a bit unsettling.

    What Sean omitted to mention was that on that day, he broke away with Sean Yates and the pair built up a substantial lead in the poor weather. On the finishing circuit, the two were descending at over 80 kmh from Dillons Cross down to the city centre in teeming rain. While the circuit did go up Patrick's Hill, it actually finished on Patrick's Quay where Kelly gifted the stage to Yates. Kelly himself moved into yellow as a result of that attack.


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


    BikeExchange must not want to win the Giro

    They should have let Ineos chase ...they are their competetiors


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭ Melodeon


    Inquitus wrote: »
    From a few stages back, that's one way to get Bernal to ride fast up hill!

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    I'm still a little puzzled how this guy (and his buddy behind with a Stihl saw) didn't appear to attract an instant robust response from the Carabinieri.
    In the hands of a nutcase seeking to do harm, a chainsaw is capable of inflicting a lot of horrifying damage very quickly.
    I very much doubt these jokers ran their proposed 'support' technique past the race organisers and security beforehand, and even though they obviously (in hindsight!) had no ill-intent, and I would sincerely hope they had no chain on the saws, it's still a crazy thing to be at.
    2 unknown persons with running chainsaws leaping out from the roadside to chase a rider should, in my opinion, have attracted the same reaction as if they had been swinging swords or firing guns in the air.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,549 ✭✭✭ Eamonnator


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    Kelly telling a story from Nissan Classic of a fallen tree blocking the road and someone taking a chainsaw out of the boot to clear a way... it might have been Stephen Roches manager!

    That said hearing a chainsaw from side of the road is a bit unsettling.

    Chainsaws are a bit of a thing with spectators at Downhill MTB races, however before they crank them up, the users take the chains out.
    There was a Canadian Downhiller, Steve Smith, (sadly no longer with us) whose nickname was Chainsaw.


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


    Some cahoonies on Vlasov attacking on such a treacherous descent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Interesting setup for the final climb! Caruso beat Bernal in the opening TT by 7 seconds, if he can get the gap down to around half a minute he's probably got half a shout tomorrow!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Yates needs to attack near the bottom you'd think if he is to gain enough time to put himself in the frame for the Pink Jersey!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,704 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    No matter how the stage ends, fair play to Caruso for attacking since nearly everyone thought that he would ride defensively.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,704 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Martinez will probably be able to stay on the front for the majority of this climb


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Martinez will probably be able to stay on the front for the majority of this climb

    Yep the strength of the Ineos Dom's has really helped Bernal with hanging onto the Jersey, they are by far the strongest team at the race.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,989 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Cmon Caruso!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,255 ✭✭✭ Dodge


    Hope Caruso gets the stage. Bardet hasn’t helped a leg (probably can’t)


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,180 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Bardet not helping Caruso. About to be dropped maybe?


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