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Old 05-26-12, 19:03
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When Purito came 3rd (2nd even) on le tourmalet, when did he drop the guys who finished behind him?
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Old 05-26-12, 19:06
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I was hoping for fireworks today...(well TDG did a good job) and thought JRod would (along with Scarponi) be aggressive and put the hurt on Ryder et al. Unfortunately my vision was not met (bummer). I believe they both played it safe, aiming for a high GC finish but not gambling all, for a possible GC win.

Maybe JRod feared exploding and kept to his routine, thereby minimizing his "losses"...as in, avoiding the possibility of disintegrating while also gaining a few seconds with his last minute sprint.

Likewise Scarponi...he was hanging on, about on the limit, only really pushing when he "knew" he could finish without "dying" before the finish.

I was disappointed, but then I was not facing invidious choices.
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Purito was reading this forum yesterday and saw that all the discussion was about the points jersey.
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Old 05-26-12, 20:18
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But yet. When Evans does this, he gets tons and tons of critics.

Purito does it. It's fine and dandy

Double standards here are annoying me
They're completely different riders. Double standards don't apply here. Settle down and try to enjoy even if your hero isn't riding.
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Old 05-26-12, 20:27
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I enjoyed the past 2 stages of the Giro. But it sure as hell was not because of Rodriguez
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But yet. When Evans does this, he gets tons and tons of critics.

Purito does it. It's fine and dandy

Double standards here are annoying me
Purito goes not go around kissing rat dogs and getting in a huffy state if he is in a mob of reporters.

Races and does what he's good at doesn't make up excuses or goes for the woe is me angle.

See the difference yet?
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Old 05-26-12, 20:50
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Interesting quote from Purito and his DS:
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Piva said, “I’m happy that we’re here at the top of the Stelvio with the pink jersey. It means that we’ve done a good race.” The Italian didn’t hide that he asked Rodriguez to attacked earlier than when he did on the Passo dello Stelvio. But “Purito” had no regrets over his tactic. “I attacked late on because I wanted to see if Basso and Scarponi could stay with me,” he said.
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Baffling, considering when he attacked, Basso had long since been dropped and Scarponi had already attacked.
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I must admit, I have a sort of love/hate relationship with this guys racing style. The attacks on short steep walls and racing in classics is fine with me and I kinda admire his exploits on Monte Lupone and Muur de Huy...

But his racing in GT's is making me sad. Always the same wheelsucking till 800m to go and sprint. Only difference was dauphine 11 on l'allevard and earlier in his career, but then he always blew..
Him and Arroyo was the ones who attacked on Passo Giau on the queen stage of last year's Giro as far as I remember.

Just saying.
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Him and Arroyo was the ones who attacked on Passo Giau on the queen stage of last year's Giro as far as I remember.

Just saying.
Was he even top10 on GC at that point?
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