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Giro Stage 16 - Salò to Aprica (202km)

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  • 24-05-2022 10:38am
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    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭


    Into the final and tough week. So do Ineos control, Bora blow it up or Almeida pace away from everyone? Time to find out who wins the Giro starting with todays grueling 3 Cat. 1 climbs. 19km at 6%, 12.8km at 7.5% and a monster 12.7km at 8.1% (final 6km or so at 10%). Should be fun. Too late for starting odds but the usual suspects are there - Carapaz, Hindley, Landa, Yates, Ciccone, Nibali and Almeida. Break or not we should see some GC action on the final climb at least.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,107 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Martin, Valverde & Arensman all away in the break



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    5th day in the break for Bais. Over 600km now overall, but I don't think today will count for the breakaway competition as I think it has to be less than 10 riders.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    This has been a fascinating stage so far



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    This is a big test for Ineos right from the start. How many of them will be left by the last climb?



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,107 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Bora have got Kelderman & Kamna in the break as well, and neither are doing any work.

    Ominous...



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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,046 ✭✭✭✭neris


    stage started early?



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Yeah just after 10am.

    Wheel change for Keldermann there, if swear if he didn't have bad luck he'd have no luck.

    EDIT: Oh wow they got back on, chapeau.

    Post edited by [Deleted User] on


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    That fan running alongside Valverde was really annoying. Pity Hugh Carthy wasn't able to clock him properly



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,046 ✭✭✭✭neris


    If proof was ever needed that the Italians don't do a days work you just need to see them packing the roadside on a Tuesday afternoon 😄



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    Who is left for Ineos... I only see Sivakov with Carapaz

    Edit: Rob Hatch just answered my question



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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,107 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Nibbles going for a kamikaze descent??!!



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    My ears are bleeding from the sound coming from Hugh Carthy's disc brakes 😩



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,950 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985




  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    Hilarious that this climb isn't categorised



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,107 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Stage winner is going to come from the GC group i think, break's lead is collapsing



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Made for Carapaz now much as I dislike the idea.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Actually I take that back. Kamna is looking solid. Been a long day though.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Awful shame we lost the likes of Superman and Bardet.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Yeah Rob Hatch mentioned it was the same guys fighting it out again and I immediately thought except without Bardet.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Big win for Jan Hirt!!!!!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,046 ✭✭✭✭neris


    Bonus seconds photo finish - gona be interesting



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    Almeida held on well but his problem is that the other guys will chip away at him during the week enough that the time trial won't be enough. He needs to try something or he'll have to settle for top 5. He is the one I'm cheering on here but I don't think he can do it unfortunately.



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


    And isn't it just wonderful, that Valverde was 5th and moves into the top 10 on GC.

    Glory days.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,107 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    G. Martin is now 25mins back, so he's perfectly placed to take half of it back again in another breakaway tomorrow



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    The last of the grupetto have finished; about 8 minutes inside the time limit.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I'm not really one for closely following the socials so missed all this, let's hope MvdP can win another stage 😂




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,322 ✭✭✭Macy0161


    Cappuccino after 11 (or 12) seems to offend wannabe Italians more than actual Italians. Herbie Sykes not having a belt of the "controversy" on twitter anyway.



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