Giro d'Italia - Tappa 11

by obutterwick   May 15, 2013  

Fancy Betancur to take the win after coming close twice. We'll see...!

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drheaton wrote:
I agree that Nibali has far from got this race wrapped up. If Scarponi, Santambrogio, Gesink, Betancur, Pozzovivo & Uran all start attacking in the last week (after Astana have been leading the peloton for a full week) then I think Astana won't be able to handle it and I think someone will make up huge time on Nibali.

I also think Sky will focus days that suit Wiggins more and look to blow Astana apart on those days giving both Wiggins and Uran a chance to capitalise.

The best price that you can get on Nibali to win is 1/4 on....So its fair to say that the bookies are with me on this one.....He is in the form of his life....The only way he loses is if his bike breaks......because his legs won't..... Smile

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [481 posts]
15th May 2013 - 12:10

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I'm chasing the break today;

Pirazzi
Rabottini
Chalapud
Weening

Evans
Nibali
Betancur
Santambrogio
Gavazzi

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
15th May 2013 - 12:13

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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
drheaton wrote:
I agree that Nibali has far from got this race wrapped up. If Scarponi, Santambrogio, Gesink, Betancur, Pozzovivo & Uran all start attacking in the last week (after Astana have been leading the peloton for a full week) then I think Astana won't be able to handle it and I think someone will make up huge time on Nibali.

I also think Sky will focus days that suit Wiggins more and look to blow Astana apart on those days giving both Wiggins and Uran a chance to capitalise.

The best price that you can get on Nibali to win is 1/4 on....So its fair to say that the bookies are with me on this one.....He is in the form of his life....The only way he loses is if his bike breaks......because his legs won't..... Smile

Similar was said last year for the TdF and Sky blew him and his team apart.

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
15th May 2013 - 12:18

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40k covered and no breaks

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
15th May 2013 - 12:33

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Well Nibali was never my favourite for the 2012 TdF...I hope you are all right and Nibali fails miserably...Ive personally never liked him, but I say what I see...He will win the 2013 Giro barring accident or illness.. We shall see... Wink

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [481 posts]
15th May 2013 - 12:39

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Over 60k gone, no break. Peleton going too fast.

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
15th May 2013 - 12:46

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All together at 80k

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
15th May 2013 - 13:09

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In case you were expecting Uran to take over the leadership from now on I don't think it'll happen just yet, this is a quote from him:

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"Henao and I are here working for the team. We've already shown that we are men who are willing to work for the team," said Uran, whose contract with Sky expires at the end of the season. "We are not Froome, so we'll just see what happens day by day. We knew our roles from the start of the race."

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2013 - 13:11

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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
Well Nibali was never my favourite for the 2012 TdF...I hope you are all right and Nibali fails miserably...Ive personally never liked him, but I say what I see...He will win the 2013 Giro barring accident or illness.. We shall see... Wink

If i was a betting man i would take you on at that !

I like Nibali but just got this gut feeling he might come a cropper. There are to many riders for different teams who are there or thereabouts for his team and himself to control.

Personally if Wiggins doesn't win, which i dont think he will, i would like to see a Sky lad win followed by Nibs. However my money is on Santambrogio.

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
15th May 2013 - 13:15

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17 riders have opened up a gap of 3.35

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
15th May 2013 - 13:18

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First break is

Navardauskas, Bonnafond, Jackson Rodríguez, Cobo, Pirazzi, Martens, Oss, Duque, Sarmiento, Egoi Martínez, Le Bon, Gusev, Pauwels, Keukeleire, Popovych, Puccio, Gretsch, Petrov, Veuchelen, Di Luca. They have a 4' gap with 100km to go

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
15th May 2013 - 13:20

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No changes today....want 4 freebies for the sprint tomoorrow and friday

Gesink
Visconti
Wiggins
Kelderman
Sella
Chalapud
Betancur
Pirazzi
Majka

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
15th May 2013 - 13:20

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I'm starting to develop an irrational hatred of Rabottini for all the time I've wasted with him in my team. At least he might get 5 points today.

posted by Wig_Billy [574 posts]
15th May 2013 - 13:28

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Di Luca and Pirazzi in the break for me, that's good because they're in my standard team but bad because they're in Billy's damn purist team Angry

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2013 - 13:29

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Georges (AG2R0 DNS today due to a positive test for Heptaminol 10/5/13

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
15th May 2013 - 14:03

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M1
1 Rodriguez
2 Pirazzi
3 Bonnaford

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15th May 2013 - 14:32

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M1
4 Sarmiento
5 Pouwels

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
15th May 2013 - 14:33

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Sprint 1
1 Gretsch
2 Veukelen
3 Navardauskas
4 Petrov
5 Puccio
6 Le Bon

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posted by Philip Unwin [771 posts]
15th May 2013 - 15:02

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33k to go and the gap is 5.45 mins, looks like this one might stay away.

Pirazzi for the stage Big Grin

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
15th May 2013 - 15:14

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Sprint 2
1 Gretsch
2 Cobo
3 Popovych
4 Puccio
5 Di Luca
6 Sarmiento

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15th May 2013 - 15:16

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stumps wrote:
33k to go and the gap is 5.45 mins, looks like this one might stay away.

Pirazzi for the stage Big Grin

Nah, Pirazzi is totally focused on the mountains jersey, I reckon he'll have eased off as soon as they crested the first climb.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
15th May 2013 - 15:20

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Does he not get anything for the final climb, its listed as a cat 2 so some canny points up for grabs

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
15th May 2013 - 15:57

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Di Luca has got to be getting frustrated with people coming past him in the last 100m, I know i am!

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posted by backflipbedlem [651 posts]
15th May 2013 - 16:03

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Yes! Navardauskas at last does something for my purist team.

Noli porcum linguere

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posted by captain_slog [263 posts]
15th May 2013 - 16:11

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Can someone in authority confirm if we get points for the final climb. According to a ticker i was watching Navwhatshisname got 9 points and Pirazzi got 3 ?

Does this count in our game ?

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
15th May 2013 - 16:35

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Good for me, 3 and 6 plus extras, and 6 free transfers for tomorrow. (will prob use 4). No Kom pts for summit finishes in this game stumps.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
15th May 2013 - 17:12

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Good for me, 3 and 6 plus extras, and 6 free transfers for tomorrow. (will prob use 4). No Kom pts for summit finishes in this game stumps.

Cheers mate, wasn't sure.

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
15th May 2013 - 20:43

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How come Veuchelen only got 7 points? shouldn't he get some for sprint 1?

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
15th May 2013 - 23:02

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Philip Unwin wrote:
Georges (AG2R0 DNS today due to a positive test for Heptaminol 10/5/13

Are we removing Georges' points scored in the Giro as we did with Frank Schleck in LeTour last season?

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
17th May 2013 - 10:48

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ray silvester wrote:
Philip Unwin wrote:
Georges (AG2R0 DNS today due to a positive test for Heptaminol 10/5/13

Are we removing Georges' points scored in the Giro as we did with Frank Schleck in LeTour last season?

Tis' a valid question but he hasn't been booted out, he withdrew ahead of his B sample being tested.

Has he scored any points?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
17th May 2013 - 11:02

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