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Confirmed that the stage will go ahead but the final climb of the Galibier will be shortened.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/galibier-stage-of-the-giro-ditalia-to-en...

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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i'm glad to hear that. With the cricket on sky and a Giro cancellation i would have been completely lost tomorrow.

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 3 years ago
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Thats ok then, 1 change for me then I think  39

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simon F [1001 posts] 3 years ago
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I quite like Adam Hansen's thoughts on this. At least it would be easy to televise :-

‏@HansenAdam

Whats the goss out there for 2morrows stage? I heard they changed it 2 a 50km Crit in the hotel basement carpark? #BonusSecEvery5laps #We♡It

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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Not seen any updates yet for today so just brought in Sammy for Atapuma. Whatever happens happens and I'll have 5 transfers for Tuesday...

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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I'm leaving mine as is giving me 6 transfers for Tuesday. Couple of riders who could feature but don't wanna rock the boat with my team after a good few days  16

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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I took out Gesink for Scarponi.....Italian win today at the Pantani monument methinks?

Nibali
Scarponi
Santambrogio
Pirazzi
J-Rod II
Betancur
Chalapud
Uran
Majka

Nice green arrows yesterday and now #1 overall and the only 10k badge in London!!

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I want to drop Chalapud today seeing as he crashed yesterday and if the rumours are correct and the climb of Mont Cenis is neutralised then I'd consider dropping Pirazzi too but I don't know what's going to happen.

Nibali let Santambrogio take the stage yesterday so he's not fighting for bonus time too much so a break might stay away but also its a finish in France so I fancy one of the AG2R boys to win.

This race is just too unpredictable.

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STEVESPRO 79 [541 posts] 3 years ago
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If Nibali is as strong as I think he is....He will wrap up the Giro today...
That look behind at the finishing line yesterday sort of said, 'Rigo,Chuckles,Carlos,Michele' ,Where are you ???

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TERatcliffe26 [4612 posts] 3 years ago
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Same as Chris, I will have 5 transfers for Tuesday. But not sure how to play tuesday.

Made one change today, the logical one of Pellizotti for Battaglin, leaves this

Nibali
Santambrogio
Evans
Uran
Betancur
Niemiec
Majka
Pellizotti
Di Luca

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Nibali
Evans
Uran
Santambrogio
Betancur
Majka
Pirazzi
Garzelli
Chalapud

No changes so 6 for Tuesday. Wanted to bring in Pantano but couldn't afford a straight swap for Chalapud and didn't really want to drop any of my other riders.

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rcorbin [212 posts] 3 years ago
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always planned to bring Sammy Sanchez in today but think after yesterday, a few more might too!

Swapped Di Luca for Garzelli, wanted to change chalapud but who else is there for small points?

Cadel Evans (BMC)
Rafal Majka (SAX)
Rigoberto Uran (SKY)
Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Stefano Garzelli (VIN)
Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
Samuel Sanchez (EUS)
Robinson Eduardo Chalapud (COL)

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stevemarks [470 posts] 3 years ago
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Took a gamble, dumped Evans so I could go Pozzovivo and Pirazzi, hence

Nibbles, Uran and the seven dwarfs
betsi
pelli
pozzi
Pirrazi
majjy
santi
and doppi.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Italian win today at the Pantani monument methinks?

Perhaps, but a different Italian. One riding for a French team, aiming for a win on French soil: Pozzovivo. Or...a former team mate and friend of Pantani: Garzelli.

Should be a good one.

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chrisdstripes [1723 posts] 3 years ago
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Still have Weening so hoping he'll be my ace in the pack today or Tues. The rest is boring and obvious...

Pirazzi
Nibbly
Santambrogglio
Evans
DiLuca
Weening
Betancur
Majic Majka
Sammy (I miss his golden helmet)

Anyone know what the latest is re the route? Last I heard was finish at the Pantani monument, miss the first KOM but still go over the Telegraphe - any change?

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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That's also the last I heard.

My team:
Cadel Evans (BMC)
Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
Domenico Pozzovivo (ALM)
Stefano Pirazzi (BVI)
Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
Robinson Eduardo Chalapud (COL)
Franco Pellizotti (AND)
Danilo Di Luca (VIN)

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Weather update: At the stage start (Cesana Torinese, km 0), 8 degrees Celsius, sunshine, some cloud. On Col du Mont Cenis (km 58), 1 degree Celsius, perhaps snow. At Valloire (km 131), 8 degrees Celsius, perhaps rain. Les Verneys (km 134), 2 degrees Celsius, perhaps snow.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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after long negotiations with French authorities it has been agreed that the stage will finish at the Pantani monument, 10km further up the Galibier, at an altitude of 2,295m. The Pantani monument marks the spot where Italian rider attacked in the rain to secure victory in the 1998 Tour de France.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 3 years ago
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This neutralisation seems to be lasting forever. May last even longer if there's ice on the descent, as rumour has it.

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STEVESPRO 79 [541 posts] 3 years ago
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This is ridiculous...they should be racing....the road surface is perfectly ok...  7 7 7

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Tom Amos [236 posts] 3 years ago
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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:

This is ridiculous...they should be racing....the road surface is perfectly ok...  7 7 7

Tend to agree.

Yesterday, we couldn't watch the race. Today, it's neutralized. If this was any other sport....

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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M1
1 Pirazzi
2 Biongiorno
3 Chalapud
4 Weening
5 Visconti
6 Rabottini

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Sprint 1
1 Rubiano
2 Visconti
3 Rabottini
4 Pirazzi
5 Biongiorno
6 Weening

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Pozzovivo has crashed

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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M2
1 Visconti
2 Pirazzi
3 weening
4 Rabottini
5 ???
( some sources are giving it to Chalapud, but I thought he had bee dropped and Rubiano went over 5th)
Pozzovivo is back on his bike and being paced back to the peleton)

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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Philip Unwin wrote:

M2
1 Visconti
2 Pirazzi
3 weening
4 Rabottini
5 ???
( some sources are giving it to Chalapud, but I thought he had bee dropped and Rubiano went over 5th)
Pozzovivo is back on his bike and being paced back to the peleton)

5 Rubiano

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Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
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sprint 2
1 Visconti
2 Raabottini
3 Pirazzi
4 Weening
5 Kiserlovski

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Gkam84 [9086 posts] 3 years ago
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2,3,4,7,8,9,10 for me today  4

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chiv30 [986 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

2,3,4,7,8,9,10 for me today  4

Same here ,plus whatever points chalapud gives me

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
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Rubbish. Think I'll stick to conservative transfers from now on.

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stevemarks [470 posts] 3 years ago
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Gamble failed Pozzovivo, crashes as do I.

2,3,4,7,9,10 plus Pirazzi points and only 4 transfers for Tuesday.

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