Giro Stage 10

by drheaton   May 15, 2012  

Today looks like a similar day to Sunday with a breakaway going away only for the high pace of the Liquigas/Astana led peleton to bring it back together ahead of the final climbs.

I wouldn't put it past J-Rod to get another top 3 finish today although I expect a similar result to Sunday with 1 or 2 riders going away on the final climb to fight it out for the win.

My team:
Rodriguez
Uran
Hesjedal
Gasparatto (dubious choice, could win, could be a DS for Kreuziger/Tiralongo again)

Tiralongo
Pozzovivo
Demare
Guardini
Caruso

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livestrongnick wrote:
fluffchucker wrote:
Pozzato's a gonner with a broken hand Crying

After his blunder yesterday I've no sympathy!

Accidents happen and it's never nice to see a rider having to withdraw, especially from your home tour where you've been hoping to do well.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2012 - 10:48

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drheaton wrote:
livestrongnick wrote:
fluffchucker wrote:
Pozzato's a gonner with a broken hand Crying

After his blunder yesterday I've no sympathy!

Accidents happen and it's never nice to see a rider having to withdraw, especially from your home tour where you've been hoping to do well.

Yep i see your point.
With an almost hairpin corner 300m from the finish a crash was inevitable! So it could have been any number of riders make an error.

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
15th May 2012 - 11:04

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5 man break

Bonnafond (Ag2r)
Mínguez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
Failli (Farnese Vini)
Brandle (NetApp)
Keizer (Vacansoleil)

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
15th May 2012 - 11:06

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What has Keizer been eating for breakfast? Is he trying to rack up 1000km in a break during the Giro or something?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2012 - 11:07

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Apparently there was a big crash early on, with Perget (AG2R), Miguel Rubiano (Androni), Pierre Cazaux (Euskaltel), Brian Bulgac (Lotto Belisol) and Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) all involved. As far as we know, they are all ok and still riding.

Doesn't sound like any serious injuries.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2012 - 11:21

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The peloton weaves its way through Riccardo Ricco's home town of Bastardo

As it stands the break will be caught as and when the peloton feels like it but definitely before the last climb, expect to see lots of attacks.

My money's on Rodriguez!

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2012 - 14:11

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Rodriguez with the win and the pink!

Possibly Slagter second, Tiralongo up there then all the usual suspects.

EDIT:

1. Rodriguez
2. Huzarski
3. Visconti(?)

There seems to be some confusion as to who finished 3rd...

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:03

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1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver
2 Bartosz Huzarski
3 Giovanni Visconti
4 Domenico Pozzovivo
5 John Gadret
6 Ryder Hesjedal
7 Tom Jelte Slagter
8 Dario Cataldo

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:06

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GC:

1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 40:27:34
2 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:17
3 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:32
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 0:00:52
5 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:52
6 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:57
7 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:02
8 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:03

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:09

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1st, 4th, 6th so far for me, but they are very popular riders.

posted by Wig_Billy [577 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:11

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Huzarski or Pirazzi second?? Home page reckons Pirazzi Confused

posted by Bobbys boys [81 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:13

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Agreed, the real winners will have Visconti, Huzarski, Slagter, maybe Gadret but those with Rodriguez, Pozzovivo and Hesjedal won't get any advantage. This is why it all closes up again in the last 10 stages.

It seems that to win a grand tour you need to get out well ahead in the first week then just hold the lead with the obvious climbers.

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

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drheaton wrote:
Agreed, the real winners will have Visconti, Huzarski, Slagter, maybe Gadret but those with Rodriguez, Pozzovivo and Hesjedal won't get any advantage. This is why it all closes up again in the last 10 stages.

It seems that to win a grand tour you need to get out well ahead in the first week then just hold the lead with the obvious climbers.

Inspired strategy ... would have never have thought of that! Get the lead and then pick the winning climbers! Genius ... can see why you're a "Dr"!!

posted by Bobbys boys [81 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:16

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Bobbys boys wrote:
drheaton wrote:
Agreed, the real winners will have Visconti, Huzarski, Slagter, maybe Gadret but those with Rodriguez, Pozzovivo and Hesjedal won't get any advantage. This is why it all closes up again in the last 10 stages.

It seems that to win a grand tour you need to get out well ahead in the first week then just hold the lead with the obvious climbers.

Inspired strategy ... would have never have thought of that! Get the lead and then pick the winning climbers! Genius ... can see why you're a "Dr"!!

My point was that there are minimal gains to be made in the mountains with most of the top teams scoring within 20-30 points of each other depending on finishing order but mainly having the same riders. The real gains are clearly made in the TTs, the sprint stages and the breakaway stages.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:20

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Agreed. Tough mountains and flat sprints are generally quite predictable. Rolling stages and picking breakaways is a real skill. Big point differentials on those days.

posted by Bobbys boys [81 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:24

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Bobbys boys wrote:
Huzarski or Pirazzi second?? Home page reckons Pirazzi Confused

Home page has been updated, everything I;ve seen says Huzarski.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:28

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drheaton wrote:
Bobbys boys wrote:
Huzarski or Pirazzi second?? Home page reckons Pirazzi Confused

Home page has been updated, everything I;ve seen says Huzarski.

Darn it Angry

posted by Bobbys boys [81 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:43

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Full results are up at
http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/Giroditalia/2012/classifiche/it/t_10_cla...

I am counting at around 164 points. I call that a good day.

posted by schlunzi [10 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:55

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Sorry, think I'm going deaf, misheard Huzarski for Pirazzi. Changed it as soon as I realised.

Had 1, 3 and 4 and 7 of top 20 so I'm not complaining - 160-ish points I reckon.

I'm stuffed if tomorrow goes to the expected sprint mind.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8495 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:57

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123 points today I think. Sadly that's probably pretty average, I can see some managing at least 180 or 190.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2012 - 15:59

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Top 20

1 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin
2 HUZARSKI Bartosz
3 VISCONTI Giovanni
4 POZZOVIVO Domenico
5 GADRET John
6 HESJEDAL Ryder
7 SLAGTER Tom Jelte
8 CATALDO Dario
9 KREUZIGER Roman
10 URAN URAN Rigoberto
11 BRAMBILLA Gianluc
12 INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA Benat
13 HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis
14 TIRALONGO Paolo
15 BASSO Ivan
16 DUPONT Hubert
17 SCARPONI Michele
18 CAPECCHI Eros
19 CARUSO Damiano
20 NIEVE ITURALDE Mikel

posted by schlunzi [10 posts]
15th May 2012 - 16:02

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Rubbish is all ive got to say, gonna drop more places.

Had visconti for most of the giro and now ive dropped him he goes and does something!!

The question now is Goss or Cav to go with Kristoff tomorrow Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
15th May 2012 - 16:11

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Go on, drop jrod, so you can have both cav and goss . . . anyone with real bottle would do that

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
15th May 2012 - 17:40

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its not about having the bottle, its about whats gonna favor me best in the long run regarding what team I end up with for the big mountains.

Scarponi and Vicioso will be dropped

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
15th May 2012 - 17:48

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I might bring Modolo back just for this stage . . . but its a gamble cos it means dropping Henao who should get some GC pts at least....hmm

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
15th May 2012 - 18:21

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I'm the same, cannot have Goss and Kristoff through lack of credits and can't quite afford Goss and Modolo, tempted by Cavendish and Hunter but might play it safe and plan for Saturday.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2012 - 18:37

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dropped J-Rod and Basso for Cav and Goss. After the crash they might have a point to prove.

In relation to todays stage though i have been to Assisi and those roads are bloody steep to walk up never mind on a bike. How they manage to go the speed they do still amazes me.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2843 posts]
15th May 2012 - 21:32

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Dropped JRod again, hopefully it pays off this time.
Cav and Goss potential 80 points between them Nerd

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
15th May 2012 - 22:51

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Not gonna go Cav (as i can only pick one of Goss or Cav)

So if Cav was to win, Goss 2nd, the 5 point difference gained by Cav would be offset by Haeno getting 5 points.

Ideally a Kristoff win would be nice

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
15th May 2012 - 23:05

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Picked up Cav and Hunter rather than Goss and Visconti, mainly because Hunter is so cheap I can leave him in my team for a few days freeing up credits for the likes of Scarponi/Schleck.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th May 2012 - 5:32

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