Giro stage 16

by Joelsim   May 26, 2014  

Looks like it may be cancelled on the Stelvio as it's snowing heavily. A shorter route planned with much less climbing and lower category mountains ie no Cima Coppi. Hope you haven't changed your team yet!

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Bugger. That's me done for the comp I think.

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
27th May 2014 - 13:02

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cyclingnews wrote:
14:13:44 CEST

Not confirmed yet but we think that Evans and Pozzovivo are currently a minute down on the Uran group.

and

cyclingnews wrote:
Crikey Cadel ‏@CrikeyCadel 3m

Just chatted with BMC soigneurs waiting for @CadelOfficial and @BMCProTeam on #Stelvio with cup of tea and new clothes #ThisAintPicnic

Basically, Evans and Pozzo having bad days, lots of attacking off the front, no idea whether the stage will be cancelled/shortened or what but lots of people complaining about the conditions.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
27th May 2014 - 13:15

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Depends where you read it. Evans and Pozzo are either a minute up or a minute down.

Who knows!

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
27th May 2014 - 13:17

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89km remaining

Pelizzoti
Cataldo
Vuillermoz
Leading the stage

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
27th May 2014 - 13:22

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Cataldo took Cimo Coppi on the Stelvio

posted by allezrider [78 posts]
27th May 2014 - 14:56

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Crazy race, reports of the descent from the Stelvio being neutralised only for Cataldo to attack and put three minutes into the peloton on the way down and for Quintana/Rolland to put two minutes into Uran who got dropped along with Evans/Aru/Majka.

No sign of Pozzovivo at all.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
27th May 2014 - 15:15

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Yep - position at the intermediate sprint (32km out) was I think...

Cataldo solo
Vuillermoz, Dupont, Pantano @1:02
Quintana, Rolland, Izagirre, Rabottini, Hesjedal @1:46
Maglia Rosa and most of the other contenders @3:20ish

Regardless of what on earth has gone on up to now, we're set for a great finale!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
27th May 2014 - 15:22

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Another terrible day for my team, gonna easily drop out of the top 100 tonight

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
27th May 2014 - 15:26

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I think the Maglia Rosa group is...

Uran
Aru
Landa
Pozzovivo
Evans
Rogers
Majka
Kelderman
Lampre I think is Anacona
Kiserlovski
Seb Henao

About 1:45ish off Rolland, Quintana, Cataldo with Hesjedal close behind...

Thats with 17km of climbing still to go...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
27th May 2014 - 15:44

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8km to go, with Quintana/Rolland/Hesjedal in the lead. Stragglers have all been swallowed up, so Maglia Rosa group is second group on the road.

If telly time-gap is correct, Quintana group is 2:30 ahead, which would put Quintana 2nd and Rolland 5th. Surely some attacks soon from the Uran group...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
27th May 2014 - 16:09

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Rolland is cooked, hopefully he can find a rhythm and hang on for third. Another awesome ride on the Stelvio stage from Hesjedal, somehow hanging on to Quintana.

Kelderman, Majka, Uran, Pozzovivo, Aru and Henao have ditched Evans and Kiserlovski...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
27th May 2014 - 16:22

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Quintana
Hesjedal
Rolland @45 secs-ish
Kelderman great ride to pull away in the last 2km @3:30
Pozzovivo
Aru
Majka @4:07
Henao
Uran

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
27th May 2014 - 16:33

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GC
1 Quintana
2 Uran @1:41
3 Evans @3:21

Hesjedal is 9th, with less than a minute separating 3rd-9th!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
27th May 2014 - 16:39

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Well that was a mess dropping kelder and poz Sick

posted by chiv30 [876 posts]
27th May 2014 - 16:42

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chiv30 wrote:
Well that was a mess dropping kelder and poz Sick

At least I only dropped wilco. Why do I keep thinking Duarte will do something Sad I would have had 1,4,5,6,7,8,9 otherwise. Oh well, it's only points.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
27th May 2014 - 16:45

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chiv30 wrote:
Well that was a mess dropping kelder and poz Sick

Ouch! Yeah me too - I didn't think either of them looked so good on the weekend.

I got 1,3,6,7,9 from my 5 GC guys, and maybe another 15 points from my other 4, so slight improvement for me.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
27th May 2014 - 16:47

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chrisdstripes wrote:
chiv30 wrote:
Well that was a mess dropping kelder and poz Sick

Ouch! Yeah me too - I didn't think either of them looked so good on the weekend.

I got 1,3,6,7,9 from my 5 GC guys, and maybe another 15 points from my other 4, so slight improvement for me.

Looking back on it I guess I only lost out on kelds points as I replaced poz with Rolland ....

Thinking

posted by chiv30 [876 posts]
27th May 2014 - 16:55

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I put in Wellens and Monsalve hoping they might take the fight to Arredondo - waste of 2 transfers At Wits End

posted by allezrider [78 posts]
27th May 2014 - 17:06

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1,3,4,5,6,7 plus kiserlovski not bad Big Grin

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2809 posts]
27th May 2014 - 17:20

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If I'd not made any transfers, I would have been 4 transfers and about 50 points better off. Bugger.

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
27th May 2014 - 17:43

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Similar to most I think
1,3,4,5,6,7 plus Arrendondo

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posted by backflipbedlem [815 posts]
27th May 2014 - 18:52

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Enrico Barbin last man home, bags me ten points and nudges me over the line for the 200 stage points badge! Party

Big Grin

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
27th May 2014 - 20:01

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By the way, does anyone know what happened to Scarponi? He's listed as DNF and I didn't see the stage at all in the end; was there a crash or has he simply retired?

And Swift coming in 25th?! I know we breed 'em tough in Yorkshire but that's not half a bad effort for a lad who's a sort of punchy rouleur. Ahead of Niemiec, Roche, Cunego etc.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1102 posts]
27th May 2014 - 20:06

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Joelsim wrote:
If I'd not made any transfers, I would have been 4 transfers and about 50 points better off. Bugger.

Damn... Thinking What's your strategy going to be now?... Sad

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
27th May 2014 - 21:01

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simon F wrote:
Why do I keep thinking Duarte will do something? Sad ...
It's puzzling yesterday he comes in 2nd and today he comes in 130th?... Waiting

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
27th May 2014 - 21:30

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No strategy now. I'm as cooked as Evans. Looking forward to the Dauphine.

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
27th May 2014 - 21:39

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Joelsim wrote:
I'm surprised more people haven't picked Ulissi, he is 2nd on the KOM classification and finished the last stage 16 mins down, obviously taking it easy. Or he has given up!
I wonder which one it is... Thinking Did you see where he finished today?... Wow...

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
27th May 2014 - 21:51

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Yep, so nearly 10 points

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
27th May 2014 - 22:08

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Joelsim wrote:
I'm surprised more people haven't picked Ulissi...
Maybe you should bring him back for one of the breakaways on Stages 18 or 20...

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
27th May 2014 - 23:14

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enrique wrote:
simon F wrote:
Why do I keep thinking Duarte will do something? Sad ...
It's puzzling yesterday he comes in 2nd and today he comes in 130th?... Waiting

It's infuriating. I dropped Wilko for him, lost 27 points and missed out on my 200point badge. That's the only one, apart from the 2K badge which I should get today, which I'm missing and likely to get this comp. I really can't see me getting any of the top row.

posted by simon F [994 posts]
28th May 2014 - 10:13

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