Giro Stage 19...

by STEVESPRO 79   May 25, 2012  

Tingling with anticipation for todays stage.....Let the fireworks begin..... Smile

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wow Ray we have awfully similar teams.

Hesjedal
J-Rod
Uran
Basso
Pozzovivo
Pirazzi
Barta
Rabottini
Felline

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
25th May 2012 - 13:52

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Pirazzi over the top first again, just before Rohregger. They look to be the only two going for the KoM

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
25th May 2012 - 14:13

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Liquigas still drive the pace with seven lime green riders on the front of the bunch. The 16 leaders have 4:10 on the pack, with the Cavendish-Intxausti group 8:20 off the pace.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
25th May 2012 - 14:47

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Movistar's Benat Intxausti has been dropped by the peloton! The young Spaniard started the day in sixth place in the GC, 3:04 down on Rodriguez. He may tumble down the standings today if he continues at this rate...

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
25th May 2012 - 14:47

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drheaton wrote:
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Movistar's Benat Intxausti has been dropped by the peloton! The young Spaniard started the day in sixth place in the GC, 3:04 down on Rodriguez. He may tumble down the standings today if he continues at this rate...

Noooo! He was one of my differentiators today. I had the choice of mimicking the second place team with Henao, but thought the Inxtausti vs Henao matchup was worth going for. Team leader who has been steady so far vs young rider possibly running out of gas and with potential duty helping Uran. Of course it's not paying off. That could be my new bike sliding back down the road - thanks Benat. Sad

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posted by robacairns [18 posts]
25th May 2012 - 14:54

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robacairns wrote:
drheaton wrote:
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Movistar's Benat Intxausti has been dropped by the peloton! The young Spaniard started the day in sixth place in the GC, 3:04 down on Rodriguez. He may tumble down the standings today if he continues at this rate...

Noooo! He was one of my differentiators today. I had the choice of mimicking the second place team with Henao, but thought the Inxtausti vs Henao matchup was worth going for. Team leader who has been steady so far vs young rider possibly running out of gas and with potential duty helping Uran. Of course it's not paying off. That could be my new bike sliding back down the road - thanks Benat. Sad

This is why I'm glad I'm not near the top of the standings. It would be tough to have that much on the line!

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
25th May 2012 - 14:57

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In fairness he was a good choice gone badly wrong. What I've learned in the last couple of days is that generally, risks don't pay off and the best bet, if you find yourself up there, is to just play it safe.

Don't worry too much robacairns, I suspect Henao will crack long before the end which is why I brought in De Gendt.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
25th May 2012 - 15:34

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Here are my guys today

Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
Ivan Basso (LIQ)
Thomas de Gendt (VCD)
Sergio Luis Henao (SKY)
Stefano Pirazzi (COG)
Sandy Casar (FDJ)
Paolo Tiralongo (AST)
Diego Ulissi (LAM)
Alexander Kristoff (KAT)

I have the two leaders in the road and they just got me some points on a climb, but i've just switched on

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posted by Gkam84 [8695 posts]
25th May 2012 - 15:36

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Gkam84 wrote:
Here are my guys today

Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
Ivan Basso (LIQ)
Thomas de Gendt (VCD)
Sergio Luis Henao (SKY)
Stefano Pirazzi (COG)
Sandy Casar (FDJ)
Paolo Tiralongo (AST)
Diego Ulissi (LAM)
Alexander Kristoff (KAT)

I have the two leaders in the road and they just got me some points on a climb, but i've just switched on

Pirazzi's been getting max KoM points all day, Tiralongo is way out the back, all four of your stars are in Basso's 'peloton', Ulissi and Kristoff are not anywhere interesting as they've not been mentioned all day.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
25th May 2012 - 15:40

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Oh, and Guardini is 3 minutes behind the Cavendish/Intxausti group and going backwards fast. If he finishes inside the time limit he's nailed on last man but I can see him getting lapped before the end Devil

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
25th May 2012 - 15:41

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Cheers drheaton

I just saw Guardini coming across the line waving to everyone and looking like he's just enjoying the attention, I think he'll be timed out though

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posted by Gkam84 [8695 posts]
25th May 2012 - 15:44

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Attack: Dario Cataldo of Omega Pharma-QuickStep jumps off the front of the main pack. He's only four minutes down in the GC, which is interesting.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
25th May 2012 - 15:48

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drheaton wrote:
In fairness he was a good choice gone badly wrong. What I've learned in the last couple of days is that generally, risks don't pay off and the best bet, if you find yourself up there, is to just play it safe.

Don't worry too much robacairns, I suspect Henao will crack long before the end which is why I brought in De Gendt.

I know - kicking myself. I was debating between Inxtausti and De Gendt. I should have put more stock in the ITT and gone with De Gendt.

Rob Cairns

posted by robacairns [18 posts]
25th May 2012 - 15:59

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Right on cue the Eurosport feeds start breaking down when they get on the final climb.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
25th May 2012 - 16:20

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frankiejay wrote:
Right on cue the Eurosport feeds start breaking down when they get on the final climb.

are you using the iPad eurosport player? That keeps happening to me, it seems a pretty flaky service at times.

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posted by joemmo [779 posts]
25th May 2012 - 16:29

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Kreuziger
Hesjedal
Rodriguez
Scarponi
Pozzovivo
Basso
Uran
Nieve
Pirazzi
Gadret
De Gendt
Cunego
Henao

...not official, that is just how I saw it.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
25th May 2012 - 16:44

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Kreuziger takes it followed by Hesjedal, Rodriguez, Scarponi, Pozzovivo, Basso Uran.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
25th May 2012 - 16:45

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2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th + lots of mountain points for Pirazzi
1,2,4,5,6 in GC
2,3,4 in points
1,3 in mountains
1 in young rider

happy with the result

now just need Guardini to finish inside time limit

posted by nickobec [260 posts]
25th May 2012 - 16:49

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

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posted by Debarrio [78 posts]
25th May 2012 - 16:51

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Great stage - carnage at the finish line. Fun for me to watch with 3 in the original break. Finished with 2,3,6,8,11 plus mountain points for Pirazzi and maybe Pauwels, so better than the last few days for sure!
Got to love Pirazzi's kamikaze tactics. Couldn't believe it when he attacked again just as Kreuziger was coming up to him and Casar. Big Grin

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
25th May 2012 - 16:55

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At least my score will be respectable today. Thanks Pirazzi.

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
25th May 2012 - 17:10

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3,6,9,11,13,14 +5

Should be decent today thanks to Pirazzi Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8695 posts]
25th May 2012 - 17:17

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2,3,5,6,7,9 and 13.

Not a bad day Big Grin

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posted by stumps [2674 posts]
25th May 2012 - 17:40

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stumps wrote:
2,3,5,6,7,9 and 13.

5 star riders - how did you manage that?

posted by simon F [978 posts]
25th May 2012 - 19:04

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Stupid me I've been sitting in the sun to long !

I swapped Henao for Uran the other day and didnt think. Well that spoils my maths Big Grin

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posted by stumps [2674 posts]
25th May 2012 - 19:10

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Scores on the doors????

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
25th May 2012 - 19:10

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stumps wrote:
Stupid me I've been sitting in the sun to long !

I swapped Henao for Uran the other day and didnt think. Well that spoils my maths Big Grin

I only noticed 'cos I had exactly the same thought after the stage (I swapped Henao for Uran as well)

posted by simon F [978 posts]
25th May 2012 - 19:14

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2,3,4,6,9 and last place for guardini!

posted by rcorbin [208 posts]
25th May 2012 - 19:33

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The regrets of picking Jan Barta (0 for the stage) over Cesare Benedetti (3 sprint points) for stage 19, was missing out on outright stage win and not getting in to the top10 overall for Giro.

Still shared stage win and 11th overall for Giro, 2 points outside top 10 (my main aim), makes me very happy.

Hopefully another good performance today from Pirazzi and Rabottini as they fight out the mountains jersey, Uran staying with the big guns and keeping his white jersey and
Guardini being Guardini.and having 4 transfers for Sunday

posted by nickobec [260 posts]
26th May 2012 - 1:30

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Nickobec how do you do so well? maybe i should play purist as i always did well when it was on my spreadsheet against all you guys that do well when we have transfers!!

(not that 37th in the overall is bad or anything, and still inside the top 100 for the giro)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3784 posts]
26th May 2012 - 7:33

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