Giro stage 17

by Doaky   May 22, 2012  

So tomorrows a tricky one! Could be cold and is lumpy! They are saying someone who is great at descending has an advantage! Anyone any advice? I have the top 5 in the GC, so is it worth keeping them or ship one out and look for a stage winner??

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Kreuziger is on the edge: it looks like Tiralongo will soon be Astana's main man. That's it, the Czech rider is off the back and out of the Giro...

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 15:07

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I'll be taking some risks in the remaining stages now. Sad

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 15:10

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Lead group as they go over the penultimate climb:

Rodriguez
Hesjedal
Basso
Tiralongo
Scarponi
Intxausti
Henao
Cataldo
Casar
Uran
De Gendt
Tschopp
Gadret
Moreno
Cunego
Nieve
Szmyd
Dupont
Caruso
Seeldraeyers
Capecchi
Samoilau
Losada

No Txurruka Sad

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 15:17

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that's not the whole group. Pozzovivo is certainly in there.

EDIT: Brambilla too... though the whole thing is being blown apart now.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 15:28

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de Gendt, Gadret, Tiralongo all dropped.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 15:29

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Basso
Scarponi
Uran
Hesjedal
Rodriguez
Pozzovivo

All that's left.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 15:32

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Nooooo! Hesjedal, the man I dropped this morning, has attacked!

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 15:37

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Dam! why did i take uran out when he had a bad day the other day Sad what a fail!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 15:40

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Scarponi cramps on the descent!

Well, I've got the top 4 guys on the road... but I'm assuming I'm not alone Smile

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:05

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Looks like a sprint finish between Basso, Pozzovivo, Hesjedal (who I dropped this morning and who'll probably win it) and Rodriguez...

I hate this game.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:06

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I was going to say I can't believe some people dropped Hesjedal, but then I stupidly dropped Pozzovivo so i'm not really in a position to say anything Wink
Loving Uran's hair tho'...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:11

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maybe Uran too...

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:11

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At least gadret is not as far behind as i thought!

Anyway J-rod axed tomorrow for cav, and i can get basso in for friday instead of henao

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:11

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Rodriguez
Basso
Hesjay
Scarponi
Uran
Poz

I think.

There'll be some BIIGGGGGG scores today. Smile

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:20

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Rubbish day, I don't have Pozzovivo anymore

Bye bye Astana riders Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:20

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Sorry, got Scarponi and Uran the wrong way around.

So are Henao and Uran just riding for themselves now? Thinking

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:21

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1,3,6,10,11 and 17 and 18 maybe? 7 in top 20 i Think (all stars, pozz, Tschopp and Tiralongo)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:24

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So can the Hes TT?

Cav tomorrow surely

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:24

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yh Cav tomorrow

Hes and Uran are the best on paper out of the top contenders, Basso 3rd id say. Scarponi has improved, so has J-rod and pozz is the worst

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:27

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1. Rodriguez 2 Basso 3. Hesjedal 4. Uran 5. Scarponi 6. Pozzovivo 7. Intxausti 8. Moreno 9. De Gendt 10. Tschopp 11. Gadret 12. Nieve 13. Cunego 14. Pardilla 15. Brambilla 16. Bruseghin 17. Tiralongo 18. Henao 19. Cataldo 20. Failli

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posted by Debarrio [78 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:30

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Yup big scoring day for sure. I could have been up there if I hadn't panicked and swapped Pozzo for Casar (WTF was I thinking???). Got top 3 and all the Rabottini points. My pick for the day was Hesjay so I bumped in Rosseler for Keizer (too hilly for the Keizer), close but no cigar...

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:31

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Crap stage for me. I'll probably take some big risks tomorrow, and when that goes wrong try and win the TT.

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:33

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Bringing in Henao for Inxausti clearly wasn't the best move, but not too shabby overall, I think (especially thanks to a last minute change of heart bringing in Rabottini).

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posted by Debarrio [78 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 16:46

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171 points and dropped 5 places Sad

Probably lost my top 20 place now.

What's the thoughts on tomorrow? A nailed on Cav win or chance for more carnage and a random winner from whoever stays upright?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 17:37

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1-2-3-12 for me. Not bad for a purist, I think!

Cool

posted by TheBigMong [218 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 17:38

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I did even worse than I was expecting Sad. Don't think I'll even bother taking any risks tomorrow - I'll just enjoy watching the the next 3 stages (without having this game in the back of my mind the whole time), then try to get a good result on the last day.

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 18:06

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TheBigMong wrote:
1-2-3-12 for me. Not bad for a purist, I think!

Cool

Seems like the win is yours. You're the only purist who has Hesjedal, Basso and Rodriguez O. Congrats. Big Grin

As for my team: 1,2,3 on the Giau with Pozzovivo, Hesjedal, Basso but I lost the Giro at the sprint stages. Bennati abandonned too early in the race. Pinotti has disappointed so far. 12th now, hope that I can make at least the top10 (Pinotti, Phinney and Hesjedal for the TT)and then focus on winning the Tour de France. Cool

posted by arsene [217 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 18:32

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161 points but dropped 6 places!!! This game infuriates me!! But i love it Big Grin

The difference between me and lance Armstrong is that I still have a chance of winning the Tour de France Smile

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posted by Doaky [57 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 18:47

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
JAndrewHill wrote:
TERatcliffe26 wrote:
I made 1 transfer, dropped slagter for a swiss guy Wink

But contador isnt doing the giro.

you sure Wink


Y I am always. Confusing. Cancellara. And contador. Oops. What a dope.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1209 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 20:37

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Well I don't normally post on here, but I also cashed in on this stage with 214 pts, I normally get 50 or 60 and my last hi score was 112....mebee I should pay more attention and pay to join a league...good luck all !

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posted by Comrade [135 posts]
23rd May 2012 - 21:35

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