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Giro Stage 7 - Diamante - Potenza

  • 13-05-2022 8:07am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭



    Looks like today will give the GC a good rattle. Half expecting Girmay to finish in the top 10 again. Not because he's necessarily a top level climber, but he's like the second coming of Sagan -not interested in following the script. (And he's actually younger than wunderkind Remco)



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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,765 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Betting

    Matthieu Van Der Poel 11/1

    Mauro Schmid 12/1

    Magnus Cort Nielsen 12/1

    Bauke Mollema 14/1

    Diego Ulissi 16/1

    Vincenzo Nibali 16/1

    Lennard Kamna 22/1

    Koen Bouwman 22/1

    Attila Valter 22/1

    Are they predicting MvdP to go in the break? Interesting for the top 3 who would normally be looking to get in the break but will any of them be allowed to? Could it be another chance for Vansevenant? At 40/1 might be worth a punt. The main GC guys would probably be happy to let him go but what is Trek's plan I wonder.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭Mefistofelino


     Michael Mørkøv out due to illness. (Fever, as opposed to being "sick of Cav"). Wonder if MM lacking a little top-end was why Cav was launching early?



  • Registered Users Posts: 797 ✭✭✭devonp


    surely with todays finishing town one of the Campag shod teams will go for the win !!! 😜 (just AGR and UAE ??)



  • Registered Users Posts: 23,735 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985


    This could me a great stage if any rider really wants to go for it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,893 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Mollema will surely be looking after Lopez and/or Ciccone, so doubt any trek rider will be up the road.


    And MVDP, De Gendt, Cort & Schmid all on the move early already



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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,765 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Yeah we can see who wants to get away now. Looks like Quickstep have a couple trying but not Vansevenant so I was wrong about him. Schmid or Ballerini. MvdP looks determined to get away. Some battle for it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭Mefistofelino


    They are, to quote Bishop Brennan, "knocking the sch!t out of each other" in an effort to get away.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Anyone spot the gang in the studio all had horrific matching pink socks?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭Mefistofelino


    Wout looks to be regretting this already and its only been a kilometer



  • Registered Users Posts: 470 ✭✭MangleBadger


    Could be an interesting day if they keep trying to chase down any attackers. Lot of climbing to be done today.



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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    This is class even Lenny is trying to go.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,765 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    This is mad stuff Ted.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,084 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    The DSs must have ate the bollocks out of them for going so slow yesterday.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,893 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    If Big Tom gets up the road here, Ineos/Bikeexchange will have to ride hard to not let him get back into the GC piicture



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,022 ✭✭✭✭neris


    Where's Carlton these days, not heard him on eurosport



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,765 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Hes doing Tour of Hungary at the moment.



  • Registered Users Posts: 175 ✭✭seaviewphotos


    Enjoying the stage today, I wonder will Tom grab a stage win?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭Mefistofelino


    It would be nice, but he's got no kick whatsoever. Probably between Formolo and Bouwman with Mollema third



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,893 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Dumoulins only hope is to attack on the last little climb and hope bouwman acts as an anchor on the other 2



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭Mefistofelino


    Problem is the last time he tried that 15km ago, he just oozed past the others and dropped Bouwman



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,893 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    The grupetto allegedly 33mins behind!



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,775 ✭✭✭CrowdedHouse


    Well the learning for me today is that Potenza is not just a Pirelli car tyre 😁

    Seven Worlds will Collide



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭Mefistofelino


    Bouwman will take the Maglia Azzurra from Kamna for his troubles



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,893 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    He's also the highest place Jumbo guy on GC, 35seconds behind Yates but 2+ minutes ahead of Foss and Oomen. But sounds from himself that bar Foss, the rest are all in it for stages.



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,022 ✭✭✭✭neris


    Odd interview there with Dumoulin



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,084 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    Stage turned into a bit of a damp squib after the early back and forth. Once the break established, that was it. I know the front 4 went at each other but a bit of an anti climax.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,561 ✭✭✭Eamonnator


    And for me learning that Potenza is not just a Campagnolo group set.



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