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14 Mar 2019 22:16

I think this TT is hardly useable as a reference for what's to come. Simon rode in different circumstances than most of the big engines. That won't happen in the Giro.
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14 Mar 2019 22:48

DNP-Old wrote:I think this TT is hardly useable as a reference for what's to come. Simon rode in different circumstances than most of the big engines. That won't happen in the Giro.


Agree - the stage 9 ITT at the Giro will be interesting as all will have 8 stages in their legs, but Yates (S) has been improving his TT-ing. The last day ITT might though be his downfall.
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14 Mar 2019 23:28

Strange results. Riders are all over the place. I can't figure out what kind of ITT course it was. From results it sure doesn't look like one for the specialists. But then again the winner had over 50kph on average. Then you look at the top two spots and see S.Yates with Politt and you still don't have a clue :confused: :lol: :lol:

Anyway fantastic win for Simon. Great test for him and Bernal before the Giro's ITTs.
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15 Mar 2019 08:25

Friday's stage seems to be into a strong headwind the last 25 km, before then, it will be "interesting". :)
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15 Mar 2019 09:13

still I think Bernals time gap to a Dumoulin/Roglic will be much larger than it is to Yates.
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15 Mar 2019 09:22

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Valv.Piti wrote:Pretty whack that Bernal probably won't be unleashed on Turini now that Kwito is in yellow. Hoping he is exploding.

Nairo did a very good TT and seems to be in tremendous form. It’s likely he’ll attack and it seems only right to let Egan follow him.

I think this is what will win it for Bernal. Either Quintana or Bardet will attack pretty early, and they are too dangerous to be given much rope so Bernal will have to follow. Kwiat won't be able to hold and Bernal will cruise to GC victory.
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15 Mar 2019 10:00

I'm like 99% sure Bernal will get a chance to ride for himself and even attack Kwiatkowski if it's deemed relatively safe to do so. Sky have let that happen in the past, with Froome attacking Porte in Criterium International when Porte had yellow and they were both in Sky.

Yates will go for the stage win, so the race will explode even if Sky want a slow climb, and Quintana should normally easily drop Kwiatkowski that Bernal should never ever have to babysit Kwiatkowski.

Bernal is the designated future leader for Sky. I'm certain he's ahead of Kwiatkowski in the pecking order. He should win this with his eyes closed.
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15 Mar 2019 11:09

Also expect Bardet to test himself & others too sometime over the weekend.
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15 Mar 2019 11:37

It may be an interesting day since Lilian Calmejane is on the front

Oh well he is back with the peloton
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15 Mar 2019 13:46

Expect things to start happening with the first hill & a change in direction.
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15 Mar 2019 14:30

Good racing right now, pace is high
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15 Mar 2019 14:34

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15 Mar 2019 14:47

Nice sprint action there
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15 Mar 2019 15:00

Which sprinters are left in front? Only Colbrelli and Trentin?
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15 Mar 2019 15:04

Colbrelli vs. Trentin again. If Cort is there, he could be another favorite for the stage. Those three are basically the same rider.
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15 Mar 2019 15:05

Laplaz wrote:Which sprinters are left in front? Only Colbrelli and Trentin?


Bennett is there
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15 Mar 2019 15:07

Nasty crash, miracle so few riders went down
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15 Mar 2019 15:08

Crash. Valls & Bakelants
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15 Mar 2019 15:08

:( That's a pretty big rock just lying there
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15 Mar 2019 15:08

Crash
Quntanta escapes a la Nibali
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