Giro stage 9

by stumps   May 13, 2012  

This is a big chance for the climbers and GC to rest their aching legs and let the sprinters have some fun, mind you Garmin & Hesjedal will need to keep an eye on things but as GT says Sky will probably help out to bring it all back together for a sprint.

Now who do i put in and who to leave Thinking

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Big Grin Had Goss anyways so have both Goss and Cav for a good day of points, then drop them both for GC contenders! Wink

Gotta get my 2nd in South West back Angry which would make me the top premium player in South West Cool

But as i sit here thnking about it, the tight bend 300m from the end would be ideal for Jrod to steal 10 secs and take the Pink Jersey............. Surprise Confused

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
14th May 2012 - 12:04

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According to FDJ's twitter, Soupe will be their protected rider today. Plain Face

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
14th May 2012 - 12:24

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With not having much access. I left my team as was and will have 4 transfers tomorrow because i missed the deadline

Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
Filippo Pozzato (FAR)
Daniel Moreno (KAT)
Jose Humberto Rujano (AND)
Domenico Pozzovivo (COG)
Dennis Vanendert (LOT)
Stef Clement (RAB) (withdrawn)
Arnaud Demare (FDJ)
Jon Izagirre (EUS)

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
14th May 2012 - 12:26

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My full team, hoping for a sprint today, is...

Cavendish, Goss, Modolo, Hesjedal
Kristoff, Guardini, Pozzovivo, Felline, Barta

For tomorrow I'll bring in Rodriguez and a cheap-ish star that I have a good feeling about for the stage win...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
14th May 2012 - 12:50

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Finally, a trio of riders has gotten away: Pierre Cazaux (Euskaltel), Brian Bulgac (Lotto-Belisol) and Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil). They have build up a 3'30" lead over the bunch, which lets them get up the road.

But no KoM points on offer and (I think) only one sprint so not many points to be had from those riders.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th May 2012 - 13:04

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Italian weather forecast is indicating a high risk of showers for Frosinone in the afternoon

Fingers crossed it rains Devil anything to stop Cav from winning today.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th May 2012 - 13:45

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Giro have confirmed raining at finish. Pozzovivo probably knew that already - apparently when not on the bike, he's either playing the piano or dabbling in amateur meteorology.

I love background like that Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8266 posts]
14th May 2012 - 15:05

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Oh. Now RAI are saying it isn't raining. The clouds look pretty ominous going from those pics just now though.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8266 posts]
14th May 2012 - 15:08

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Interesting - Cav goes for the intermediate sprint points...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
14th May 2012 - 15:28

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Wow. Rodriguez attacks with 6k to go. Strange.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
14th May 2012 - 15:49

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Rabottini (Franese) tries his luck on the uphill. He can't get away significantly but a few other riders have gone, too. It's Joaquim Rodriguez!

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He has a teammate with him, Vicioso we think.

Hope this sticks!

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th May 2012 - 15:51

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Attack already over. J-Rod has to worry about losing time now!

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
14th May 2012 - 15:52

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Wow. All my riders took each other out. Wow.

Pozzato, Goss, and Cavendish all crashed into each other.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
14th May 2012 - 15:56

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WTF are they doing putting a corner in like that, Also, What was my guy for today Pozzato playing at.

The only benefit to me was Goss and Cav getting held up and doing down Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
14th May 2012 - 15:57

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I went from thinking "I'm going to go 1-2-3 with Cav Goss and Pozzato" to "They all crashed into each other!!!!!"

Crap.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
14th May 2012 - 15:58

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Arguably happier than if Goss had gone on to win, not because I've done particularly well but because those who're sprinter heavy won't score as many more points than me as they could have Big Grin

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:03

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frankiejay wrote:
I went from thinking "I'm going to go 1-2-3 with Cav Goss and Pozzato" to "They all crashed into each other!!!!!"

Crap.

Yeah, I was thinking similar with Cav and Goss, but I've been lucky and come out OK with Felline 2nd, Kristoff 6th and Hesjedal 7th on what will presumably be a low-scoring day... I'd have preferred to have seen them all stay up and taking each other on though. One thing - chances running out for the sprinters, so this might mean its unlikely they'll let anyone get away on Weds...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:03

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chrisdstripes wrote:
frankiejay wrote:
I went from thinking "I'm going to go 1-2-3 with Cav Goss and Pozzato" to "They all crashed into each other!!!!!"

Crap.

Yeah, I was thinking similar with Cav and Goss, but I've been lucky and come out OK with Felline 2nd, Kristoff 6th and Hesjedal 7th on what will presumably be a low-scoring day... I'd have preferred to have seen them all stay up and taking each other on though. One thing - chances running out for the sprinters, so this might mean its unlikely they'll let anyone get away on Weds...

Either that or Goss will be so injured he'll drop out and every man and his dog will have Cav in their team making it a complete non-issue really.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:07

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Ventoso
Felline
Nizzolo
Caruso
Schorn
Kristoff
Hesjedal
Brandle

Is all i got and then my sky cut out with "no signal"

Why is it only Eurosport i'm having an issue with Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:08

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chrisdstripes wrote:

Yeah, I was thinking similar with Cav and Goss, but I've been lucky and come out OK with Felline 2nd, Kristoff 6th and Hesjedal 7th on what will presumably be a low-scoring day... I'd have preferred to have seen them all stay up and taking each other on though. One thing - chances running out for the sprinters, so this might mean its unlikely they'll let anyone get away on Weds...

If they had all stayed up on the corner, You could have had a massive haul today, unlucky Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:09

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Glad I brought in Caruso for the 'safe' points. Big Grin

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:15

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1 Ventoso
2 Felline
3 Nizzolo
4 Caruso (yay!)
5 Schorn
6 Kristoff
7 Hesjedal
8 Brandle
9 Belletti
10 Impey
11 BRAMBILLA
12 VISCONTI Giov
13 CATALDO
14 IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Jon
15 SOUPE
16 GASPAROTTO
17 DE GREEF
18 LAGUTIN
19 AGNOLI
20 TIRALONGO

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:16

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Well that was naff!! Gonna ruin me big time in the overall! Haven't got a clue what to do with my team now for tomorrow

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:17

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Well i went from a possible 1, 2 plus any other sprinters in the mix to getting 6 and 7 plus gc points. A complete disaster but thats cycling for you, one day on top of the world the next sitting on your arse as everyone whizzes past Crying

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2809 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:26

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That's 4, 6, 7, 16 and a boat load of GC/Jersey points, solid day today.

Unless the GC/Jerseys change I'm looking at 99 today.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:29

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Only 14th today, not a whole load of GC points either, but i have 4 transfers over the people who brought back in sprinters. So i could make it up Thinking

But I'm pleased that Izaguirre has finally scored me some points and sticking faithfully with him Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8940 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:33

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3,6,7,15,16,20th.... hmmmmm

posted by veseunr [282 posts]
14th May 2012 - 16:58

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Bollox. Dropping J rod and Scarponi for Goss and Cav has backfired just a wee bit.

I may have a near early season classicesque points failure on my hands

posted by fungus the muff... [32 posts]
14th May 2012 - 17:11

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well considering i dropped trod for cav i picked up 93 i think! Thinking

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
14th May 2012 - 17:35

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Worst day of the Giro so far for me Sad thats gonna see me drop like a stone! need some luck tomorrow now!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
14th May 2012 - 19:13

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