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Giro 2017, stage 12: Forlì – Reggio Emilia 229 km

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18 May 2017 15:07

Greipel somehow managed to mess up his leadout again. He needs to be more cool and follow his teammates, like when Hofland went to the front. No wonder Gaviria wins, when he's got such great trust in his leadout train and cleverly folloes Richeze around everywhere he goes.
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18 May 2017 15:08

Looks like Yates made the front group and gains a few seconds on the rest.
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18 May 2017 15:09

Petacchi is doing a good job with Gaviria, you noticed how he was adjusting his hair in the camera lens at that interview? Not bad, Nando!
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18 May 2017 15:09

Pricey_sky wrote:Looks like Yates made the front group and gains a few seconds on the rest.


Yeh, 6 seconds. This changes everything for him ;)
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18 May 2017 15:10

Valv.Piti wrote:Petacchi is doing a good job with Gaviria, you noticed how he was adjusting his hair in the camera lens at that interview? Not bad, Nando!


He already lives in Petacchis house, might as well copy the hair :D
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18 May 2017 15:11

Cance > TheRest wrote:Greipel somehow managed to mess up his leadout again. He needs to be more cool and follow his teammates, like when Hofland went to the front. No wonder Gaviria wins, when he's got such great trust in his leadout train and cleverly folloes Richeze around everywhere he goes.


Greipel forgot his balls in Germany, not the first time.
Let's hope he brings them to the Tour because no way he's gonna beat Kittel like this.
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Re: Giro 2017, stage 12: Forlì – Reggio Emilia 229 km

18 May 2017 15:12

Gavi just smoked them out for the 3rd time :cool:

any doubts still?
too over hyped still?
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18 May 2017 15:15

Thomas loses another 30 seconds
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18 May 2017 15:19

Pricey_sky wrote:Thomas loses another 30 seconds


How did he manage that?
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18 May 2017 15:22

Beaten to it!

Sky weren't that far back with about 15-20k to go but lost out a lot as they were on the wrong side of that big roundabout with about 10km to go. I guess they then ended up on the wrong side of a late split in the peloton - a few Sky riders were really going hard towards the end passing dropped riders
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18 May 2017 15:23

Gaps between the groups? Look like it.
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18 May 2017 15:23

Zinoviev Letter wrote:
Pricey_sky wrote:Thomas loses another 30 seconds


How did he manage that?



Said he was suffering with his injuries yesterday, spotted a couple of Sky riders in the main bunch at the end so wasn't as if they were all riding full gas to limit his losses, maybe stage hunting week 3?
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18 May 2017 15:24

Zinoviev Letter wrote:
Pricey_sky wrote:Thomas loses another 30 seconds


How did he manage that?

Hard effort in the TT + swelling limps?
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18 May 2017 15:26

Pozzovivo gains time on Kangert on a flat stage!
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18 May 2017 15:26

Pricey_sky wrote:
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Pricey_sky wrote:Thomas loses another 30 seconds


How did he manage that?



Said he was suffering with his injuries yesterday, spotted a couple of Sky riders in the main bunch at the end so wasn't as if they were all riding full gas to limit his losses, maybe stage hunting week 3?


If he's in that much trouble it makes their decision to pull back Deignan yesterday seem bizarre. Surely at some point soon they have to do as you suggest and just go all out for stages. Let Thomas rest up and ditch about quarters of an hour on GC to set him up for the last week.
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18 May 2017 15:27

G probably sees a crash as worse than losing a few seconds in his current state
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18 May 2017 15:29

Somehow A.Yates and Pozzivivo got 6 seconds on the GC guys - Gaviria far too good.
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18 May 2017 15:29

Pozzovivo gains 6 seconds on the rest of the GC riders in a flat stage. :D
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18 May 2017 15:30

Pozzovivo nails the sprint to take time on his rivals. The rest of the GC contenders bar Yates simply having to limit their losses.
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18 May 2017 15:32

Mareczko's recovery is really improving, the team should think about building a real sprint train for him.
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