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Giro 2017, stage 11: Ponte a Ema – Bagno di Romagna 161 km

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17 May 2017 15:15

Just came home and have to go in 5 min. Could somebody sum up the stare really quick for me :)?
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17 May 2017 15:20

HelloDolly wrote:So hopefully now we wont have pages of Landa adoration ...I said this morning Faile looked stronger and he did

What a great ride and what a great rider


Let them adore someone who haven't shown anything significant in 2 years now.
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17 May 2017 15:20

Valv.Piti wrote:
HelloDolly wrote:So hopefully now we wont have pages of Landa adoration ...I said this morning Faile looked stronger and he did

What a great ride and what a great rider

*Adoring Landa which apparently pisses HelloDolly off*

Aupa Mikel!!


I think Landa is a great climber but today he did not ride a wise race

But on here we get ...he is going to beat everyone, he is just stretching his legs, he is just testing himself for next week, he will drop Fraile, etc etc......it is annoying and uncalled for... Landa is not a demi God about to beat everyone every time he sticks his nose in the wind....far from it

But my opposition is not to Landa who is a nice guy but to the posters who constantly over hype him ... maybe you can understand the difference ?
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Re: Giro 2017, stage 11: Ponte a Ema – Bagno di Romagna 161

17 May 2017 15:21

King Boonen wrote:
Gigs_98 wrote:Decent stage, but I expected a lot more after the first climb

We have discussed it and decided that, if a stage becomes boring, it is acceptable to ban you until it becomes interesting again ;)

If I remember correctly the stage became bad when you thought it would be a good idea to eat three cakes. So maybe the problem isn't me watching, but you not watching. ;) :p
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17 May 2017 15:22

Gc-wise Dumuo defended well enough today. But the stage also revealed that movistar and others will be able to hit him on many terrains and get him isolated reasonably often.

Amador is one thing, but there are also izagirre and anacona.
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17 May 2017 15:22

Laplaz wrote:Impressive Fraile. Big team incoming for him I think.


Won't be surprised if it happens. But he's been so underrated, he's almost 27 now, back to back Vuelta mountain jersey winner, high visibility in races, yet still hardly a hot name for teams to consider it seems.
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Re: Giro 2017, stage 11: Ponte a Ema – Bagno di Romagna 161

17 May 2017 15:23

Gigs_98 wrote:
King Boonen wrote:
Gigs_98 wrote:Decent stage, but I expected a lot more after the first climb

We have discussed it and decided that, if a stage becomes boring, it is acceptable to ban you until it becomes interesting again ;)

If I remember correctly the stage became bad when you thought it would be a good idea to eat three cakes. So maybe the problem isn't me watching, but you not watching. ;) :p

Hmmm... Good point. Or maybe I need to up my cake intake..?
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17 May 2017 15:25

Great performance by Fraile and a fun stage.

That was one of the only times I can remember when four guys contested a finish and for different reasons I wanted them all to win. Usually its not a hard decision to pick who to cheer for.
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17 May 2017 15:26

Gigs_98 wrote:
glassmoon wrote:how is that saying guys? "Gigs, stay the **** away!" :)

Just switched on :D

I am Cosmo Catalano, and this is how the race was lost.
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17 May 2017 15:26

BlackWhiteEagle wrote:Just came home and have to go in 5 min. Could somebody sum up the stare really quick for me :)?


The stage began.
At some point before this TD lost all his teammates.
Every rider had an attempt at being in the breakaway.
Except anyone in Canondale kit.

The road began to go uphill.
The Forum, with the exception of Hello_Dolly, became united in the belief that Landa is in fact the lovechild of Pantani and Chiapucci.
The fireworks continued, threatening a stage so good Contador fanboys would later believe he was the only rider in it.

Boonen ate some cakes somehow and surprisingly not consumed already by Betancur.

Then Gigs tuned in and nothing happened for a long, long time.
He went for a minute, someone crashed, and Movistars started fighting on the side of the road.
TJ decided he wanted to see if it's possible to attach a reverse gear to a push bike.

Pinot attacked to see if he could start a decent with enough of an advantage to remain a contender on GC (next year's). Geraint dropped. Deignan had to give up his GC to help his team leader, or some other such tactical nonsense.

Fraile was a beast in the finale.
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17 May 2017 15:28

Great stuff from Fraile. Surely he's going to have his pick of big teams to move to soon, looks to be really showing his talent now.

Also funny to see that Skyfail is screening once again during May.
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17 May 2017 15:30

Koba80 wrote:
BlackWhiteEagle wrote:Just came home and have to go in 5 min. Could somebody sum up the stare really quick for me :)?


The stage began.
At some point before this TD lost all his teammates.
Every rider had an attempt at being in the breakaway.
Except anyone in Canondale kit.

The road began to go uphill.
The Forum, with the exception of Hello_Dolly, became united in the belief that Landa is in fact the lovechild of Pantani and Chiapucci.
The fireworks continued, threatening a stage so good Contador fanboys would later believe he was the only rider in it.

Boonen ate some cakes somehow and surprisingly not consumed already by Betancur.

Then Gigs tuned in and nothing happened for a long, long time.
He went for a minute, someone crashed, and Movistars started fighting on the side of the road.
TJ decided he wanted to see if it's possible to attach a reverse gear to a push bike.

Pinot attacked to see if he could start a decent with enough of an advantage to remain a contender on GC (next year's). Geraint dropped. Deignan had to give up his GC to help his team leader, or some other such tactical nonsense.

Fraile was a beast in the finale.


ha ha very very good
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17 May 2017 15:30

Fraile just great. What a win. First in a GT for him?
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17 May 2017 15:33

Geraint Too Fast wrote:
Geraint Too Fast wrote:Omar comin!


I warned you. ;)


Well done.
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17 May 2017 15:34

Great ride from De Plus, 21yrs old and first grand tour!
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17 May 2017 15:38

HelloDolly wrote:
Koba80 wrote:
BlackWhiteEagle wrote:Just came home and have to go in 5 min. Could somebody sum up the stare really quick for me :)?


The stage began.
At some point before this TD lost all his teammates.
Every rider had an attempt at being in the breakaway.
Except anyone in Canondale kit.

The road began to go uphill.
The Forum, with the exception of Hello_Dolly, became united in the belief that Landa is in fact the lovechild of Pantani and Chiapucci.
The fireworks continued, threatening a stage so good Contador fanboys would later believe he was the only rider in it.

Boonen ate some cakes somehow and surprisingly not consumed already by Betancur.

Then Gigs tuned in and nothing happened for a long, long time.
He went for a minute, someone crashed, and Movistars started fighting on the side of the road.
TJ decided he wanted to see if it's possible to attach a reverse gear to a push bike.

Pinot attacked to see if he could start a decent with enough of an advantage to remain a contender on GC (next year's). Geraint dropped. Deignan had to give up his GC to help his team leader, or some other such tactical nonsense.

Fraile was a beast in the finale.


ha ha very very good

I'd grade it as excellent.
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17 May 2017 15:38

Bakkie wrote:Great ride from De Plus, 21yrs old and first grand tour!


Thanks dad!
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17 May 2017 15:44

Wow, great finish! First hope was for Kangert, for Michele, but such a great finale so of course happy for Omar! Wouldn't have really minded if Rolland or Costa got it either.
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17 May 2017 15:44

yes it is excellent ...My favourite line is

"The stage began.
At some point before this TD lost all his teammates"
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17 May 2017 15:56

Koba80 wrote:
BlackWhiteEagle wrote:Just came home and have to go in 5 min. Could somebody sum up the stare really quick for me :)?


The stage began.
At some point before this TD lost all his teammates.
Every rider had an attempt at being in the breakaway.
Except anyone in Canondale kit.

The road began to go uphill.
The Forum, with the exception of Hello_Dolly, became united in the belief that Landa is in fact the lovechild of Pantani and Chiapucci.
The fireworks continued, threatening a stage so good Contador fanboys would later believe he was the only rider in it.

Boonen ate some cakes somehow and surprisingly not consumed already by Betancur.

Then Gigs tuned in and nothing happened for a long, long time.
He went for a minute, someone crashed, and Movistars started fighting on the side of the road.
TJ decided he wanted to see if it's possible to attach a reverse gear to a push bike.

Pinot attacked to see if he could start a decent with enough of an advantage to remain a contender on GC (next year's). Geraint dropped. Deignan had to give up his GC to help his team leader, or some other such tactical nonsense.

Fraile was a beast in the finale.


Great work! :lol:
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