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Old 02-20-13, 10:42
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Tomorrow we'll give you a BIG news related to Giro d'Italia 2014 #staytuned
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Old 02-20-13, 10:51
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You'd all change your tune if it was starting in your hometown! Can't wait for this, will be the first WT race I get to see.
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Old 02-20-13, 10:59
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You'd all change your tune if it was starting in your hometown! Can't wait for this, will be the first WT race I get to see.
Actually not. I'm from Milan.
Cycling wise, it's a stupid decision. You shouldn't force riders to such long transfers and ten days without a rest day. A three week GT is already among the hardest thing to do as it is.
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Old 02-20-13, 11:00
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Actually not. I'm from Milan.
Cycling wise, it's a stupid decision. You shouldn't force riders to such long transfers and ten days without a rest day. A three week GT is already among the hardest thing to do as it is.
And who wants to ride in the rain and colder than already is in Italy?
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Old 02-20-13, 11:16
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Actually not. I'm from Milan.
Cycling wise, it's a stupid decision. You shouldn't force riders to such long transfers and ten days without a rest day. A three week GT is already among the hardest thing to do as it is.
This pretty much. A rest day after 3 days
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Froome see's how Contador is already dressing himself in yellow in anticipation for July, how he rides with no helmet without fear, how he and his loyal second in command Kreuziger have grown thin, how he takes on the sprinters in a bunch sprint, and how Contador has given previews of what others will face in July in the form of Giro 2011 pictures....

...and he feels fear...
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Old 02-20-13, 11:50
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Great news that the giro is coming to Ireland. Over the past number of years cycling has enjoyed a boom in Ireland with many people taking up the sport. Once again we see plenty of jealous begrudgers out there!
Agreed, great news.

That is is likely to be a cross-border affair is even better.

I remember being part of the Ras in 2007(?) which was the first such event to take in 'the north'.
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Actually not. I'm from Milan.
You've rather missed the point if you think that remotely addresses it.
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Old 02-20-13, 12:26
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You've rather missed the point if you think that remotely addresses it.
It can happen, not having english as my mother tongue.
But why wouldn't you explain me the point instead of simply exposing the fact that I missed it?
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Old 02-20-13, 12:34
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I think the point is that being from Belfast you have no opportunity to watch top level racing without taking a plane or a long ferry trip. Being from Milan, you have some of the biggest races in the world on your doorstep, or within a few hours drive.
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Old 02-20-13, 14:48
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Anyone remember about 5 or so years ago when the Giro considered starting in the US? So, if you think starting in Ireland is a long way from home...
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