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Old 01-30-13, 21:13
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meh. More meaningless Giro propaganda. Tour has 2 x alpe d huez. 2 times up alpe. Don't you get it? Thats like doing Liege and PR on the same day.
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Old 01-30-13, 21:18
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definitely. Plus, the design of all but the final mountain stages is far from good. This year Giro delivers with its medium mountain and with the ITT. As for high mountains, only Lavaredo is good (great actually).
I fear that the medium montain stages will be raced like the stage that Rubiano won
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Old 01-30-13, 21:20
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I fear that the medium montain stages will be raced like the stage that Rubiano won
I fear a lot of things. But the chance to see something good is there. Especially since there's the ITT and hopefully someone will think of gaining time before the final stage. Plus, there are gc guys who can potentially attack in these kind of stages this time.
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Too bad the hardness is so badly distributed in the Giro.

And I don't think that Tre Cime stage is that good. Good, yes, but not great.
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Old 01-30-13, 21:25
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I think that nothing serious will happen in medium mountain stages, I hope that I will be wrong
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Old 01-30-13, 21:31
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Good, yes, but not great.
can we agree on "very good" then?
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Old 01-30-13, 22:17
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They should make a stage with 3x alpe, that would make the hardest race ever
Yeah, cause that´s why thousands of people can do that climb 3 or more times on one day to raise money for cancer research
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Old 01-30-13, 22:21
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Yeah, cause that´s why thousands of people can do that climb 3 or more times on one day to raise money for cancer research
he was being ironic you know.
At least I hope.
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he was being ironic you know.
At least I hope.
nope, he was being sarcastic
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When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago
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Off-topic, but just viewed the stages of the Giro one more time..

Stages I like in the Giro:
Stage 3
Stage 7
Stage 8
Stage 9
Stage 16
Stage 20

Stages I dislike in the Giro:
Stage 2
Stage 10
Stage 14
Stage 15
Stage 19
Stage 21
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