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March 17th 2012 Milan-Sanremo - The Primavera - 298km

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17 Mar 2012 15:25

ferryman wrote:Let it go. Plan A failed. Plan B is still on.


Nice trolling.
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17 Mar 2012 15:26

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:Ok, I wouldn;t interpret either of those things in the same way, but fine.

Still not a clue why BMC joined in the pulling earlier to drop Cav. BMC has absolutely no chance at a victory if the Cipressa & Poggio are raced in a way a top form Cav could have survived, so there was 0 incremental benefit to them from dropping him early - they just shot their wad to the beneft of the sprinter teams.


Sky were seriously strong, maybe they feared his team mates more than they feared him.
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17 Mar 2012 15:26

Armchair cyclist wrote:Do we know how the second, now resigned, group got so big? Did BMC/Omega?Liqui really shell them on the flat? Was there a fall missed by cameras? The Quintero incident was right at the side of the road and shouldn't have split the field that much, but there were many more than this that left Cavendish & Co behind on La Marnie.


Dont know if its been said. Might have just gradually picked up other dropped groups. farrar got distanced on the descent apparently.
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17 Mar 2012 15:26

The Hitch wrote:Would this be the 2 on 1 finish garmin pulled on ebh that says absolutely nothing about spitting ?

You might be missing one of these - ;)


Okay that sprint was not 'fair'. But you still need to be able to sprint pretty good to keep Boasson Hagen at bay even in that way.
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17 Mar 2012 15:27

Who will try something on the Cipressa?
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17 Mar 2012 15:27

BMC drilling it on the front!!
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17 Mar 2012 15:27

Pantani_lives wrote:Who will try something on the Cipressa?


GVA if he is ok, but with that heel I don't think so.
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17 Mar 2012 15:28

freire sighting on gilberts wheel
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17 Mar 2012 15:28

mb2612 wrote:Sky were seriously strong, maybe they feared his team mates more than they feared him.


And in the process of dropping the 1 man who would stop other sprinter teams from pulling stuff back after the Poggio, they now made every other sprinter team committed to keeping it together.
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17 Mar 2012 15:28

Looks like Ballan is a domestique today.
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17 Mar 2012 15:28

Fireworks start. Liqui, BMC (with Gilbert too) plus Freire.
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17 Mar 2012 15:28

Leaky ready to put on the hurt on the Cipressa. Me like:D
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17 Mar 2012 15:28

GVA working for Gilbert.

We know what that means.
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17 Mar 2012 15:28

Let us see some fireworks!
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17 Mar 2012 15:28

Race getting exciting now.
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17 Mar 2012 15:28

Panda Claws wrote:Okay that sprint was not 'fair'. But you still need to be able to sprint pretty good to keep Boasson Hagen at bay even in that way.


EBH did a mistake, he looked left when Hushovd started his sprint very close to the line.
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17 Mar 2012 15:29

Is Boonen in the front group? If so I hope for revenge for 2010 against Freire :)
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17 Mar 2012 15:29

EBH very far back in the peloton. The disadvantage of not having a team.
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17 Mar 2012 15:29

Liquigas, BMC, and Farnese all over the front.
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17 Mar 2012 15:29

Panda Claws wrote:Okay that sprint was not 'fair'. But you still need to be able to sprint pretty good to keep Boasson Hagen at bay even in that way.


Given they had tag teamed him all the way down the descent, the final sprint was like an act of defilement on an already lifeless corpse.
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