Giro stage seven

by Ghedebrav   May 9, 2013  

Thoughts on the day's picks?

I was a bit overburdened with sprinters, so have taken a ten point hit to bring in Nibs, Uran and Visconti. The big news for stage will be bringing in Brad plus a.n. other cheapish tt-er (or a versatile chap like Betancur?).

Suspect Paolini and Katusha may give it one last push to keep the pink before he well-and-truly loses it after the time trial.

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Down under three minutes now - this could be a really good last 40km...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
10th May 2013 - 14:04

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Uran just clipped Wiggo's back wheel at low speed on a climb and ended up in a heap on the floor! Laughing

posted by chokofingrz [320 posts]
10th May 2013 - 14:17

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This is all getting abit crazy.....aprt from Hansen being out front, and Sella also away, I haven't got a clue who is there or where they are.

Nibali went down on a decent too

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:08

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Wiggins is down, Sella went down again, Nibali's been down.

This is mad.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:11

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Aparently Wiggins has been dropped on the descent and looks like he may lose time today, he's going to have to work so hard to get back on that it'll surely affect tomorrow too.

This is not going to plan for Sky.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:12

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This could be the end of Wiggins hopes.

Only positive it looks like Pirazzi was at the front (hopefully)

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:13

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Riders dropping like flies... Hansen teaching everyone a lesson in riding a bike!

posted by chokofingrz [320 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:14

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Wiggins is a good minute behind Nibali and co

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:17

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Have to say Chapeau to Hansen - this is his fifth consecutive Grand Tour.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:24

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2,4,7 and 10 for me Smile

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:24

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1 HANSEN Adam Lotto Belisol Team 80 4:35:49
2 BATTAGLIN Enrico Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox 50 1:07
3 DI LUCA Danilo Vini Fantini 35 ,,
4 SANTAMBROGIO Mauro Vini Fantini 25 ,,
5 CARUSO Damiano Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 18 ,,
6 EVANS Cadel BMC Racing Team 15 ,,
7 PIRAZZI Stefano Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox 12 ,,
8 JEANNESSON Arnold Equipe Cycliste FDJ 10 ,,
9 WEENING Pieter Orica GreenEDGE 8 ,,
10 HESJEDAL Ryder Garmin - Sharp 6 ,,

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:25

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3,4,7 & 9 for me Cool

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:26

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4,6 & 7, not as good a day as I'd hoped.

Wiggins loses a minute, that's huge. When he expected to be level going into tomorrow and up by a couple of minutes by the end of tomorrow to be that far down now is massive.

It's quite possible that having worked so hard today he may not be able to take more time from the rest than he's actually lost today and still behind after the TT.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:27

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2nd, 3rd, 4th & 6th Not bad

will i get any points for Intxausti becoming the new race leader???

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posted by backflipbedlem [842 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:30

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Yes, top 10 in the GC are awarded 10 points down to 1.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:33

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Wiggins not in top 20 for GC.....

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:34

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GC

1 Benat INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA Spain MOV 27 28:30:04
2 Vincenzo NIBALI Italy AST 29 +5
3 Ryder HESJEDAL Canada GRS 33 +8
4 Giampaolo CARUSO Italy KAT 33 +10
5 Mauro SANTAMBROGIO Italy VIN 29 +13
6 Cadel EVANS Australia BMC 36 +16
7 Robert GESINK Netherlands BLA 27 +19
8 Ivan SANTAROMITA Italy BMC 29 +28
9 Pieter WEENING Netherlands OGE 32 +29
10 Robert KISERLOVSKI Croatia RLT 27 +34

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:36

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Mountain

1 Giovanni VISCONTI Italy MOV 30 14
2 Emanuele SELLA Italy AND 32 13
3 Stefano PIRAZZI Italy BAR 26 12
4 Adam HANSEN Australia LTB 32 12
5 Willem WAUTERS Belgium VCD 24 9

Pirazzi got the last point on the last climb

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
10th May 2013 - 15:38

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11 CARUSO Giampaolo ITA KAT 4:36:56 1:07
12 SERPA PEREZ Jose Rodolfo COL LAM 4:36:56 1:07
13 BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos A. COL ALM 4:36:56 1:07
14 INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA Benat ESP MOV 4:36:56 1:07
15 VALLS FERRI Rafael ESP VCD 4:36:56 1:07
16 KELDERMAN Wilco NED BLA 4:36:56 1:07
17 KRUIJSWIJK Steven NED BLA 4:36:56 1:07
18 MAJKA Rafal POL TST 4:36:56 1:07
19 GESINK Robert NED BLA 4:36:56 1:07
20 SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel ESP EUS 4:36:56 1:07

posted by simon F [994 posts]
10th May 2013 - 16:26

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Watching it on the tv Wiggins didn't try hard to get back and was virtually creeping down the descent.

So as for tomorrow it wont effect him and to be honest if that little bit of effort does have an effect he is not the rider everyone knows he is.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
10th May 2013 - 16:37

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Not a single rider in top twenty for me. A few jersey crumbs but otherwise a shocker - and with a ten point penalty on top!

Need a big 'un tomorrow.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1103 posts]
10th May 2013 - 16:51

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Is there a bonus prize for scoring the same score on both your Standard & Purist teams with a different mix of riders?

posted by northstar [1112 posts]
10th May 2013 - 17:19

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148 points for Purist team Smile

posted by andyp [1077 posts]
10th May 2013 - 17:20

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Finally Gavazzi gets the Lanterne Rouge. I've only been keeping him in as he has been trying for it all week. Time to ship him out now. Thinking

posted by letsgoup [139 posts]
10th May 2013 - 17:57

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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
In my humble [Editor's comment: EXPERT!] opinion Cav and Bouhanni will not feature in the next few days and so I would be looking to bring in GC contenders who can TT and climb....Wink

STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
...Ive won at the game and I would hardly class myself as elite.... Big Grin

Wink

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1795 posts]
10th May 2013 - 20:09

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enrique wrote:
STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
In my humble [Editor's comment: EXPERT!] opinion Cav and Bouhanni will not feature in the next few days and so I would be looking to bring in GC contenders who can TT and climb....Wink

STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
...Ive won at the game and I would hardly class myself as elite.... Big Grin

Wink

???????

The G Fan Club...

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [507 posts]
10th May 2013 - 20:12

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Weighing up how many changes to make, planned two teams, one with 4 changes, one with 7.

The 4 change team is probably a safer bet as the TT is always unpredictable and there's another road stage on Sunday but the 7 transfer team has Gesink and Intxausti in it...

Decisions decisions.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
10th May 2013 - 21:12

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Im up to 75th, don't think Im out of the overall yet, but gonna need some risks Thinking

First risk leave out Wiggo tomorrow? or make penalty transfers Thinking decisions

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
10th May 2013 - 21:47

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Penalty transfers all the way where Wiggins is concerned, unless you think he was seriously injured yesterday then he's as close to a banker as you can get.

-10 points for the transfer, +45 for stage win and pink.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th May 2013 - 6:11

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livestrongnick wrote:
Wiggins not in top 20 for GC.....

For now....I still expect him to be in pink after the ITT although the major Disadvantage is that all of his GC rivals will have his time/splits to dose their efforts by.

posted by ray silvester [1858 posts]
11th May 2013 - 7:35

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