Giro stage 15

by Philip Unwin   May 25, 2014  

Break 3'
Bouet
Rodriguez
Barbin
Ratto
Torres
Le Bon
Cardoso
Cunego
Hansen
Geschke
Paolini
Felline

DNS
Van Baarle (GRS)

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5' after 55km

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [794 posts]
25th May 2014 - 11:23

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I think I'm destined to go through the whole Giro without getting someone in a break.

posted by Joelsim [1385 posts]
25th May 2014 - 11:35

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Joelsim wrote:
I think I'm destined to go through the whole Giro without getting someone in a break.

Break doesn't earn much today anyway

posted by ray silvester [1835 posts]
25th May 2014 - 11:44

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ray silvester wrote:
Joelsim wrote:
I think I'm destined to go through the whole Giro without getting someone in a break.

Break doesn't earn much today anyway

True, but yesterday the first 12 came from the break
and the day before the first 3

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [794 posts]
25th May 2014 - 12:16

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Joelsim wrote:
I think I'm destined to go through the whole Giro without getting someone in a break.
Zardini is bound to try again... Wellens will go out on a KOM raid next week... then Arredondo will have to go with him to defend... Stick any of those in your team and wait...

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1747 posts]
25th May 2014 - 12:22

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ray silvester wrote:
Joelsim wrote:
I think I'm destined to go through the whole Giro without getting someone in a break.

Break doesn't earn much today anyway

I know but I have Fedi and Bandiera and I thought they would go for it today.

posted by Joelsim [1385 posts]
25th May 2014 - 12:33

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Pretty sure Fabio Duarte' will have a crack today, lives near by and rode quietly yesterday .

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [397 posts]
25th May 2014 - 12:43

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Philip Unwin wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
Joelsim wrote:
I think I'm destined to go through the whole Giro without getting someone in a break.

Break doesn't earn much today anyway

True, but yesterday the first 12 came from the break
and the day before the first 3

Doubt they'll allow this one too much leeway with Cunego at 10'32" behind on GC in it though?

posted by ray silvester [1835 posts]
25th May 2014 - 12:49

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enrique wrote:
Joelsim wrote:
I think I'm destined to go through the whole Giro without getting someone in a break.
Zardini is bound to try again... Wellens will go out on a KOM raid next week... then Arredondo will have to go with him to defend... Stick any of those in your team and wait...

If I was to stick my neck out for a break man on Stage 16 it would be DeGendt at the scene of his breakthrough performance on the Stelvio.....or Rabottini IF he's not within 10 minutes of the leader.

posted by ray silvester [1835 posts]
25th May 2014 - 12:56

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So I believe my posts can't be read, and I was never informed of this, tho I paid to be part of this site...Another great service. I should have at least been notified thru e-mail if this is the case, I have once again been wasting my valuable time ...Hmmmmm . Thinking
Wonder how sponsor feel about how their product is represented. Wave

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [397 posts]
25th May 2014 - 12:57

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I'm still working on the assumption the break won't stick today, I hope so anyway as I have 7 of the top 8 favourites for the stage! Strong group - but they might need 3-4 mins at the foot of the climb...

Rolland victory would be perfect thankyou!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1635 posts]
25th May 2014 - 13:52

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Sprint
1 Ratto
2 Barbin
3 Cunego

7' with 70km to go

philip unwin

posted by Philip Unwin [794 posts]
25th May 2014 - 13:58

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Come on Hansen a lotto win will give me team bonus as I put wellens in Big Grin

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1830 posts]
25th May 2014 - 15:09

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It's going to be the GC shoot out we all want!

Well, I want it because I've got GC riders. Might go for the break on Tuesday if I feel I have to.

Quintana (Evans)
Aru (Ulissi)
Uran
Majka
Pozzovivo
Kelderman
Arredondo

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
25th May 2014 - 15:20

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Chapeau Aru. Brilliant.

Evans is cooked.

posted by Joelsim [1385 posts]
25th May 2014 - 15:55

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Glad I missed the deadline today, was going to drop Aru for Duarte! Shows what I know. Great to see a young Italian win a big climbing stage.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1098 posts]
25th May 2014 - 15:56

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Ghedebrav wrote:
Glad I missed the deadline today, was going to drop Aru for Duarte! Shows what I know. Great to see a young Italian win a big climbing stage.

I was thinking of Duarte as well. I had him last year when he was high up and was about 2nd on the stage. I had to bring in Quintana and Aru though as I'd previously made the mistake of swapping Aru for Ulissi. That worked out ok. Duarte for Kelderman is a possibility as Kelderman isn't a great climber. But I doubt if I would have risked it even if I had the transfer.

posted by Alan Tullett [1455 posts]
25th May 2014 - 16:02

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No Aru or Duarte for me, so I got an OK 3,4,5,6,11,12. Great finish to the stage though. Tuesday might be more likely to be a breakaway day but there are so many candidates now, I can't decide whether to risk it. Could just go Aru in for Kelderman but I'm always tempted to try to pick the big-scoring break guy...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1635 posts]
25th May 2014 - 16:09

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1,3,5,6,11,12 for me may make 2 changes for Tuesday to try and close the gap in the fs it's either going to be genius or insane Confused

posted by chiv30 [870 posts]
25th May 2014 - 16:13

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1,3,4,6,11,12,13..... Slightly better today...

"Shut up enrique"

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [501 posts]
25th May 2014 - 16:26

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1,2,3,5,6,11,12. Dropped Arredondo for duarte last night. Woohoo

posted by Twybaydos [347 posts]
25th May 2014 - 16:31

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Provisional scores going up now, only thing missing is the Fuga prize.

P.S. No stage mountain points today, as the only climb was the summit finish. Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [8856 posts]
25th May 2014 - 16:58

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Provisional winners

1 alancullie alancullie 206
1= shelly shelly 206

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posted by Gkam84 [8856 posts]
25th May 2014 - 17:01

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Gkam84 wrote:
Provisional winners

1 alancullie alancullie 206
1= shelly shelly 206

3 Uran Uran

posted by Joelsim [1385 posts]
25th May 2014 - 17:04

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3 Twybaydos Twybaydos more like.

I took Morabito out yesterday for Monsalve. That would have been the win

posted by Twybaydos [347 posts]
25th May 2014 - 17:41

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Unfortunately I was muted so couldn't give out my 66/1 tip Duarte',
I was very keen on Duarte, as I learnt he lives and trains near by, recently had a daughter and would like to dedicate a stage to her, and he didn't spend a penny day before back in pack. KNEW today was the day. first 3 in my team, as Aru just keeps impressing, he looked to be travelling very well other day, but I did make mistake getting caught up in the hunger flat talk about Uran which takes 48 hrs to recover from, so kept Evans and sold Uran ...silly billy. 171 pts not to shabby, into top 20 I think in purist for giro and 2nd in purist non prem races for the year Smile Been a great tour again, always full of action, but for crying out load, change the time of year or something, man is it global warming or what, but this races weather just gets worse every year, couldn't pay me enough to do this tour, and I think it is the most dangerous.

Waaaa Waaaaa !

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posted by VVV73 [397 posts]
26th May 2014 - 12:42

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