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Giro Stage 21

  • 30-05-2021 1:06pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Stage 21: Senago – Milano 30.3 km ITT

    Sunday, May 30th, 13.35 CEST

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    Technical Overview:

    The final stage of the Giro is, as usual recently, an ITT, but this time it is the only “long” one, like it happened last time in 2012. From Senago to Milano, the road will always be pan flat, but it will not be straight all the way. The route is divided into three parts by the two intermediate checkpoints, in Cascina Battiloca (km 9.2) and Sesto San Giovanni (km 18.8). Of these three sectors the last one is the most power-friendly, featuring long straights with turns only at the end into the city center, to get to the usual finish line in front of the Duomo.

    Final Kilometers

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    What to expect:

    It is a time trial for pure specialists in a Giro that barely has any time trials… Gaps should be fairly consistent but it all depends on how the GC looks like coming into the stage.

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    Duomo di Milano

    Live Report (Cyclingnews.com)

    Start Times

    Stage preview shamelessly borrowed from here


Comments

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


    Ganna had a flat on his run and lost @15 seconds, so he is currently fastest, but might be beatable!


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


    Cavagna made a mess of one of the final corners, he was on target to be very close to Ganna's time until the crash.


  • Registered Users Posts: 268 ✭✭ AxleAddict


    Inquitus wrote: »
    Cavagna made a mess of one of the final corners, he was on target to be very close to Ganna's time until the crash.

    Yeah - strange one - its almost like he didn't even see the corner - too much speed and on the wrong side of the road for a left-hander.


  • Registered Users Posts: 268 ✭✭ AxleAddict


    They just interviewed him there - he said he was going full gas and forgot about the corner!


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


    AxleAddict wrote: »
    They just interviewed him there - he said he was going full gas and forgot about the corner!

    Sounds about right, he would have been very close to Ganna without that mishap, could have cost him a stage win!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,923 ✭✭✭ Itziger


    How da fook were there two or three cars in Sobrero's path there towards the end??! Never saw that before in a TT. I mean one car belonging to the team of the fella he was overtaking, I could understand, but there was at least one other one and one of them completely blocked him off. Costing him second currently as far as I could see.


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


    Itziger wrote: »
    How da fook were there two or three cars in Sobrero's path there towards the end??! Never saw that before in a TT. I mean one car belonging to the team of the fella he was overtaking, I could understand, but there was at least one other one and one of them completely blocked him off. Costing him second currently as far as I could see.

    Yep the end of this TT seems cursed for some riders, flats for Ganna, crash for Cavagna, and then poor Sobrero getting held up by car traffic!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,132 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    Itziger wrote: »
    How da fook were there two or three cars in Sobrero's path there towards the end??! Never saw that before in a TT. I mean one car belonging to the team of the fella he was overtaking, I could understand, but there was at least one other one and one of them completely blocked him off. Costing him second currently as far as I could see.

    Cavengas crash I think but they should have known a man would be coming up behind


  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ Morris Garren


    What will I remember from this Giro???

    Who?
    Carthy...


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


    Bernal wearing the face off his partner there at the finish line. Congrats to him. Hopefully, he goes to the Vuelta and squares off against Pogacar and Roglic.


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


    Ganna wins the stage, Caruso solidifies his 2nd place, Yates stays 3rd, Bernal wins the race, and Martinez climbs to 5th place!


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,194 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Who was the man bawling like a baby there :D

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


    velo.2010 wrote: »
    Bernal wearing the face off his partner there at the finish line. Congrats to him. Hopefully, he goes to the Vuelta and squares off against Pogacar and Roglic.

    That would be great to see at the end of the season, a battle royale between the Slovenians and Bernal off the back of the Tour for the former and the Giro for the latter!


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


    And of course, a few words from bullsh!t Dave at the finish.


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


    Quite good grand tour that. Really good stage wins for Taco, Fortunato, Dan Martin, Campenaerts, Nizzolo, Sagan, the Strade Bianchi stage. Bernal himself is good craic too.

    Bring on the Tour :)


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


    Quite good grand tour that. Really good stage wins for Taco, Fortunato, Dan Martin, Campenaerts, Nizzolo, Sagan, the Strade Bianchi stage. Bernal himself is good craic too.

    Bring on the Tour :)

    Caruso's win from yesterday deserves a mention too!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,008 ✭✭✭✭ joujoujou


    Inquitus wrote: »
    Ganna wins the stage, Caruso solidifies his 2nd place, Yates stays 3rd, Bernal wins the race, and Martinez climbs to 5th place!

    Honestly, IMO, that's the man of the race. Working flat out to help his leader and still finished 5th in GC. Fair play to him!


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