Giro d'Italia - Stage 5

by stumps   May 8, 2013  

Well i took 20 penalty points to try and make up some ground for todays stage. I then looked at the profile and there's a bloody hill at the end Angry

So much for it being flat. Hopefully the sprint boys will manage it ok.

Cant believe 4 stages gone and i'm so far behind !

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i'm flapping about wildly again today, now stripped my team of GC's for some punchy sprinters, another 20 point penalty... i'm gonna get one of those right some day:

goss
degenkolb
paolini
ventoso
felline
bouhanni
garzelli
locatelli
mezgec

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posted by johnny2names [199 posts]
8th May 2013 - 14:07

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Sprint 2
1 Andriato
2 Marangoni
3 Bulgac

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posted by Philip Unwin [775 posts]
8th May 2013 - 14:16

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Wow the finishing line is resembling a canoe slalom course rather than a bike race finish...This could be rather interesting if it comes to a sprint finish...

"Shut up enrique"

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [488 posts]
8th May 2013 - 15:06

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Mountain 2
1. Pirazzi
2. Gastauer
3. Visconti

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posted by Philip Unwin [775 posts]
8th May 2013 - 15:42

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Mountain class.
1 Visconti 14
2 Pirazzi 11
3 Chalapud 9
4 Wauters 9
5 Di Luca 5

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posted by Philip Unwin [775 posts]
8th May 2013 - 15:45

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Cav and Goss dropped...

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posted by enrique [1740 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:02

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BMC up at the front...

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posted by enrique [1740 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:03

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Bardiani takes over the front...

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posted by enrique [1740 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:05

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Crash!...

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posted by enrique [1740 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:05

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Canola alone at the front!...

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posted by enrique [1740 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:06

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Degenkolb takes it...

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posted by enrique [1740 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:10

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Degenkolb wins....

Noone in the top 10 for me Crying Crying Crying

Vicioso 2nd, Martens 3rd, Henao 4th, Trentin 5th

Had Vicioso in the other day Crying

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3897 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:11

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4 separate crashes in the last 2k all on the same bend, that was exciting, feel sorry for the poor feels who didn't get up, he looked like he was in agony

posted by billyman [122 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:13

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When can we pick teams for California? I've had enough of the Giro (fantasy-wise). Crying

posted by Wig_Billy [575 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:14

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Wig_Billy wrote:
When can we pick teams for California? I've had enough of the Giro (fantasy-wise). Crying

Im thinking the same

Is it selfish to hope you have a bad Giro so we can all catch you Devil Liar Surprise Wink

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3897 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:16

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Just seen ToC is already open. Big Grin

posted by Wig_Billy [575 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:17

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It makes me feel slightly better that everyone else is doing badly and anyway, my natural terrain is the hills.

The sooner we get to the proper mountains the better.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:18

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wow, that just killed it, right? picking JD only partially compensates for 20 penalty points Plain Face

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posted by johnny2names [199 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:22

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1st and 9th so far - by the looks of things that'll be above average!

Forgot about California what with all this Giro nonsense. Last year I almost didn't bother with it, but fluked a really good score on the first stage and ended up really getting into it. As I recall the TV coverage and website were both pretty good, and it was nice to watch live cycling in the evening. So time to start looking at profiles...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1604 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:23

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Don't forget they have a really good app aswell which has all the climb cats etc

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1785 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:27

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It would make me feel slightly better about doing badly if I was doing the least badly. Took Henao out last night for some reason that must have seemed to make sense at the time.

Noli porcum linguere

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posted by captain_slog [267 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:40

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Points class.
1 Paolini
2 Degenkolb
3 Evans
4 Cavendish
5 Battaglin

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posted by Philip Unwin [775 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:53

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Youth
1 Aru
2 Majka
3 Betancur
4 Kelderman
5 Rosa

Lanterne Rouge
Andriato

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posted by Philip Unwin [775 posts]
8th May 2013 - 16:58

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I'm lucky if I score 10 points today .... Still on the flip side most of us look to be having a mare Sick

posted by chiv30 [860 posts]
8th May 2013 - 17:08

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I agree so much for being flat .... Angry

Cheerio for now

posted by Pinklady6 [1 posts]
8th May 2013 - 17:17

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what an amazingly bad giro we all appear to be having...nothing seems to be going the way it should! Thinking

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posted by keith roberts [179 posts]
8th May 2013 - 18:33

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Scores are updating, I'm missing one solitary point for the last person over the line on the last sprint so if I ever find that I'll update the scores later.

The rest though seems ok.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
8th May 2013 - 18:46

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24pts...Very Poor....particularly disappointed(as always)with Goss.

How I ever justify picking him at 30+ credits is one of the great mysteries of the modern age(along with JD's interview accent!!).

At this rate the confident claims of 10,000pts before Giro's end are looking a bit dodgy.

posted by ray silvester [1808 posts]
9th May 2013 - 9:55

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Just a heads up, updating the scores to include the full points from the last sprint yesterday.

For info, the only change is +1 points for Viviani.

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9th May 2013 - 13:55

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Oops

posted by chiv30 [860 posts]
9th May 2013 - 17:44

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