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Giro d'Italia 2023

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  • 08-05-2023 12:26am
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    Registered Users Posts: 37,853 ✭✭✭✭


    Chat about setting this up in the race thread so here it is.

    Stage 1 winner: Remco Evenepoel

    Stage 2 winner: Jonathan Milan


    Stage 3....

    A climbing sprinters stage by the looks of things although you could see a late break from a fast puncheur. There's a 10% section toward the end where somebody could go.

    I'd suspect it's between Pederson, Groves, Matthews and Magnus Cort.



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


    So was Remco right to call out Groves? Elbows towards a finish are a dime a dozen.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,868 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    2 gone up the road, can hear the pain in the commentators voices as they have 200 odd kms to talk about nothing with not even a decent breakaway to discuss the members of



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


    Remco loves a good whinge, he was complaining throughout the whole Vuelta last year as well.

    Pedersen for me today, the climbs at the end should shed most of the natural sprinters, and Trek missed out completely yesterday with the crash.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,209 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    About 160km to be fair. The last 40km could be very decent if a team fancies making it hard

    You have to feel sorry for the two lads who wanted 10 more to join them though



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,512 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Any idea on when today's stage would be expected to finish - 330? 4? Later?

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,868 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    in the article linked below, it says 5:15 CET, which I think is 2 hours ahead of GMT...so 3:15 for us, but watching the roll out they were a bit behind so there is that

    https://cyclinguptodate.com/cycling/preview-giro-ditalia-2023-stage-3-pedersen-and-matthews-the-main-favourites-for-hilly-day



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


    Pretty sure CET is one hour ahead of us.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,868 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    I was sure of that aswell but I typed "cet to gmt" in to google search and it came back with 'Central European Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time'

    I typed it in as time calculations wouldn't be my strong point, daylight savings hour goes back or forward is like honours maths for me working out what time it would be in the morning. Smart phones are my saviour when they automatically update.

    Anyway yeah i was sure it was 1 hour and someone will come on here to point out where I fcuked up



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


    Yeah it's messy. We are on GMT+1 during the summer (post hour forward) period and then back on GMT when we go back an hour in the autumn. GMT remains a constant regardless of the time of year.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,868 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    Thanks for that. Bit embarrasing to be at this stage of my life and asking such things, but never too old to learn.

    so during the winter there's a two hour difference between Dublin and Rome and one in the summer?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,209 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    No. Always a one hour gap. Both countries observe daylights saving time



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,868 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    Ok thanks, back to the cycling so...



  • Registered Users Posts: 37,853 ✭✭✭✭eagle eye


    Was just looking at the climbs at the end. I fancied Pederson too but there's a nasty section on the cat 3 climb where the gradient hits 10% at one stage. We know both Roglic and Remco like their stage wins and it wouldn't surprise me to see one of them go on a steep section and the other one follow. This would destroy any sprint trains. You've got a cat 4 after that which would help them if they do go, sprinters will be tired after the cat 3. The finish is hilly too.



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


    From Eurosport/GCN there, the road into the finish looks very greasy



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,209 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    Deserved win for the team who gave the stage everything



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,512 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    The Team Jayco tactics and hard work of the likes of Dunbar and Scotson drilling it pay off for Michael Matthews.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



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


    Deserved win indeed although Pedersen might not be happy with that slight deviation towards the end.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,512 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Yeah I thought Pedersen was going to pip him but that movement knocked him off his rhythm.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,209 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    Pedersen can have no complaints IMO. Wasn’t a swerve.



  • Registered Users Posts: 514 ✭✭✭MangleBadger


    If anybody is to have complaints it is probably Groves against his teammate Oldani blocking him in and forcing him to slow.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,209 ✭✭✭✭Dodge


    In the end, Healy was 21st and Eddie was 26th

    Eddie up to 19th on GC and Healy up to 32nd.

    Tomorrow looks like one for a strong break



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


    Remco to look to give the Jersey away? Pinot has set out his stall for KOM, if he gets in the break tomorrow and it stays away he could end up in pink



  • Registered Users Posts: 37,853 ✭✭✭✭eagle eye


    Stage 4....

    Likely a breakaway. This is a big opportunity for Ben Healy as the GC contenders will be happy to let the break go and give away the Maglia Ross.

    Unless a GC threat gets in the group the breakaway will take it. The profile of the stage just looks really good for Ben.

    Of course the Italians will want to take this and have the leader's jersey for a few days. I'd consider Ulissi, Rota, Fortunato and Albanese as the Italians most likely.

    Outside of those I think McNulty, Buitrago and Zana deserve consideration.

    Thing is anybody could win it so long as they are not considered a GC threat.



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,006 Mod ✭✭✭✭Brian?


    Stage is made for Healy. McNulty looked goosed yesterday.


    I expect a break full of smaller teams plus some potential stage winners to get away.


    I expect at least 2 rider from Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè to be in the break. My new favourite team..... what a name!! Filippo Magli is in my fantasy team so I'm hoping he goes for it today.

    they/them/theirs


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




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


    One slight hitch is that yesterday Pinot showed he wants the Maglia Azzurra so he may go with the break and while he isn't the threat he used to be GC wise I can't see him being allowed too much time.



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


    Healy determined to be in the break here



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


    Over 50k and no break



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,868 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    fcuk sake Barguil, I have you in my Fantasy cycling team, get your act together



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


    Eddie is lurking up near the front of the peloton... I wonder will he put in an attack



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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,623 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black


    Flashbacks to the Sky train days there seeing Ineos driving the whole way up the climb with 5 of them at the front



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