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Old 12-09-12, 08:50
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and the other one was the impressive mountain time trial from Pinerolo to Sestriere.
yes that was crazy
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There are a lot harder stages, but I remember the last riders finishing after 8 hours and the first 10 riders all finished 1 by 1.
Attacking by the contenders started on the Giau. Still one of the best stages I've seen.
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yes that was crazy
Taking into account the title of the post, I think there are three time trials that shoul be in the list:

Carpentras - Mont Ventoux 1987



Pinerolo - Sestriere 1993



Cluses - Avoriaz 1994


The differences were terrible in those stages, and the faces of the riders once they finished were a drama.
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There are a lot harder stages, but I remember the last riders finishing after 8 hours and the first 10 riders all finished 1 by 1.
Attacking by the contenders started on the Giau. Still one of the best stages I've seen.
c'mon, you're the 32nd post... do you really think no one proposed that stage yet?
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Taking into account the title of the post, I think there are three time trials that shoul be in the list:
well yes, I didn't mention them only because I already made a thread upon it a while ago
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well yes, I didn't mention them only because I already made a thread upon it a while ago
Doh, I actually scrolled through the thread (not read obviously ), but missed it.
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Old 12-09-12, 11:12
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And perhaps the toughest stage ever in the vuelta ( if we only count stages stages landed in Spain)



Vinokourov won the stage in a disappointing stage with movements only in the final climb. But the stage was very , very hard.
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The hardest Giro stage in history was probably the crazy Sulmona - Arezzo (Giro 1925), 377 kms, ALL of which on Strade Bianche through the Appennines (though I can't find the route).
Stage 1 of the Giro in 1914. From Milano to Cuneo over Sestriere in terrible conditions with ice and snow. 425 km, 17 hours and 33 minutes.
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Stage 1 of the Giro in 1914. From Milano to Cuneo over Sestriere in terrible conditions with ice and snow. 425 km, 17 hours and 33 minutes.
Didn't know that. Thanks!
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The haters take this one:

Because the riders make the race, and everybody gets broken on this one: the Yellow Jersey, the man who took yellow, the race winner, the stage winner who wheelsucks a dropped king of the mountains back up to the great one himself who is dramaticlly broken in slow motion by Pierre Rolland.
Yeah you're right.

I especially loved the huge bunch 12km from the finish.
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