Giro Stage 21 - ITT

by drheaton   May 26, 2012  

It's finally over, we've made it to the end and we still don't know who's going to take the Maglia Rosa.

Who's your money on for the ITT and the overall?

Is it between Phinney, Larsson and Rasmussen and if so who's survived the mountains in a good enough condition to put in a great ride? Who else has a shot?

Can Rodriguez put in the time trial of his life to keep the jersey or will Hesjedal take it from him at the last minute? Can De Gendt make up any time and make the podium? How will Basso do?

Lots of questions still to answer, its been a great three weeks and for me, the TdF is going to have to be amazing to top this.

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No penalty points Cool . I've been planning it for a few stages.

posted by Wig_Billy [571 posts]
27th May 2012 - 12:18

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Stage hunting... love it.

posted by frankiejay [159 posts]
27th May 2012 - 12:47

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Cav's really trying. 1'46" down on Rasmussen at the finish. Don't think it'll be good enough but pretty impressive all the same. And now 1'53" down on Sergent.

posted by simon F [869 posts]
27th May 2012 - 13:42

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picking phinney was a mistake!!!

At least I have sergeant that others wont have

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3504 posts]
27th May 2012 - 14:17

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And Ballan pushes him out of the top 15. Game over.

posted by simon F [869 posts]
27th May 2012 - 14:17

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My team, only ended up with 2 transfers left, So I put in Larsson and Phinney just incase

Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
Ryder Hesjedal (GRM)
Thomas de Gendt (VCD)
Sergio Luis Henao (SKY)
Stefano Pirazzi (COG)
Gustav Erik Larsson (VCD)
Domenico Pozzovivo (COG)
Diego Ulissi (LAM)
Taylor Phinney (BMC)

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posted by Gkam84 [8143 posts]
27th May 2012 - 14:20

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Phinney way of the pace; GT flying!

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1404 posts]
27th May 2012 - 14:39

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Might get 5 points for Phinney afterall thanks to Pinotti!

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posted by Squiggle [411 posts]
27th May 2012 - 15:25

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Awesome ride from De Gendt, beating Rasmussen/Larsson is no mean feat and I think he deserves a podium place for the last two days.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
27th May 2012 - 16:10

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Not bad at all; 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th. Fingers crossed. Smile

posted by Wig_Billy [571 posts]
27th May 2012 - 16:19

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Phinney had "a problem with a couple of motorbikes" apparently - don't know the details. So maybe he was in good shape after all.

Didn't expect Sergent or Thomas to do so well over the longer distance, fair play to anyone who did.

Ryder was 40-1 at the beginning of the Giro, anyone who bet on that will be very happy. Oh wait, that was me! Makes up for my rubbish decision-making in the fantasy game... Big Grin

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posted by chrisdstripes [1355 posts]
27th May 2012 - 16:21

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5,6,7 and 16 + 5

then 1,2,3 on GC, don't know much else, not really paying attention, I don't like GT's being finished with a TT

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posted by Gkam84 [8143 posts]
27th May 2012 - 16:25

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1. Pinotti
2. Thomas
3. Sergent
4. Rasmussen
5. De Gendt
6. Hesjedal
7. Larsson
8. Bodnar
9. Tuft
10. Vermote
11. Stannard
12. Kwiatkowski
13. Cataldo
14. Malori
15. Oliveira
16. Phinney
17. Vandevelde
18 Ignatyev
19. Serpa
20. Rosseler

Blue and red jerseys remain unchanged so just waiting on the final top 10 GC although I think:

1. Hesjedal
2. Rodriguez
3. De Gendt
4. Scarponi
5. Basso
6. Cunego
7. Uran
8. Pozzovivo
9. Henao
10. Nieve

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
27th May 2012 - 16:29

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3,5,6,7,16 +10 for phinney and tschopp
1,2,3,5 in the GC

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3504 posts]
27th May 2012 - 16:31

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2,3,4,5,6,7 on the stage + 1,2,3 GC + 1,2 KOM + 1,3 Points. Enough to lift me from 6th overall? Probably not, but I have loved this fantasy giro all the same Smile Thanks to the roadcc team.

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posted by samjackson54 [60 posts]
27th May 2012 - 16:33

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1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 16 and top 3 GC plus points jerseys and +5 for Phinney. 163 I think, about average I'd say.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
27th May 2012 - 16:34

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Yeah, this year's Giro's been great and the competition has been really close, thanks to Dave and the team for making the game better than ever this year (minus a few hiccups).

Time for a nice break... wait, it's only 6 days until the Dauphine starts?! Oh crap, best get planning!

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
27th May 2012 - 16:39

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kept 4 transfers back for this morning so I could bring Pinotti, Thomas, Rasmussen and De Gendt in.

Missed the bloody deadline Crying

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7484 posts]
27th May 2012 - 17:41

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Thats very bad luck Surprise My picks all went well thankfully, it took some time to choose between Thomas/Basso/Bruseghin and Phinney/Rasmussen/Pozzovivo... but luckily I went for Thomas and Rasmussen Smile

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posted by samjackson54 [60 posts]
27th May 2012 - 17:53

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
picking phinney was a mistake!!!

At least I have sergeant that others wont have


I had jesse too. Whos rasmussen???

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1153 posts]
27th May 2012 - 18:01

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Alex Rasmussen

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posted by samjackson54 [60 posts]
27th May 2012 - 18:53

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anyone know when the scores are going up?

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
27th May 2012 - 18:57

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'bout half an hour Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7034 posts]
27th May 2012 - 19:43

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thanks Dave! hope we haven't interrupted your beers... Cool

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
27th May 2012 - 19:56

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unlucky wig billy! my dedicated team didn't win either. I came 6th with meagre farmer otto.

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
27th May 2012 - 19:59

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samjackson54 wrote:
2,3,4,5,6,7 on the stage + 1,2,3 GC + 1,2 KOM + 1,3 Points. Enough to lift me from 6th overall?

almost Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7034 posts]
27th May 2012 - 20:06

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It was close! Still 60 odd points off. Gutted I wasnt premium though! Never mind, I can't really complain that I didn't invest a tenner way back and when. Cheers for running this fantasy cycling though Smile And congrats to 1st, 3rd and 4th and their prizes!

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posted by samjackson54 [60 posts]
27th May 2012 - 20:10

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Damn you Jesse Sergent... I regret throwing away my high overall position now.

posted by Wig_Billy [571 posts]
27th May 2012 - 20:10

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Dave,

what's the official position on running additional teams?

If I run 2 throughout the TdF, is that OK?

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
27th May 2012 - 20:14

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Wig_Billy wrote:
Damn you Jesse Sergent... I regret throwing away my high overall position now.

I could have told you he would be the top DS guy, thats why I had him

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3504 posts]
27th May 2012 - 23:56

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