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10 Nov 2017 19:11

I don't even really know who Beppe Conti is, but even I know he always comes up with crazy and false rumours.
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11 Nov 2017 11:09

And how did this rumour originate? Rubbish.
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11 Nov 2017 12:02

This time it's not a figment of his immagination, about a week ago El Pais wrote that Vegni has offered a lot of €€€ to Braislford that accepted even if Froome is reluctant about going to Italy.
Anyway The Times monday reported that is Froome that want to go to the Giro in order to hold all three GT.
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12 Nov 2017 11:24

Nirvana wrote:I read in the italian forum that the three stages in Sicily could be cancelled based on the outcome of the tomorrow elections because it's likely a change in the regional government.


I don't know where you read it, but I can assure you that's total BS.
As it is the fact that they have set the presentation at the end of Nov because of the election in Sicily.
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12 Nov 2017 11:28

Nirvana wrote:Vegni has offered a lot of €€€ to Braislford that accepted


I don't think that's a practise allowed by the UCI.

Anyone knows more on that regard?
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12 Nov 2017 11:52

huge wrote:
Nirvana wrote:Vegni has offered a lot of €€€ to Braislford that accepted


I don't think that's a practise allowed by the UCI.

Anyone knows more on that regard?

Pretty sure there is nothing against it, it is just a private agreement and I'm sure there have been plenty like that in these years.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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12 Nov 2017 12:43

I'll believe it when I see it.
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12 Nov 2017 12:46

huge wrote:
Nirvana wrote:I read in the italian forum that the three stages in Sicily could be cancelled based on the outcome of the tomorrow elections because it's likely a change in the regional government.


I don't know where you read it, but I can assure you that's total BS.
As it is the fact that they have set the presentation at the end of Nov because of the election in Sicily.

If you want to read it's here.

Regarding the offer to Sky it's not an unseen for RCS, in 2009 they paid Armstrong 2 million only to use the Giro as training ride in order to prepare the Tour.
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23 Nov 2017 11:22

6 days to go... than I can start planning my trips in May :lol:
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25 Nov 2017 11:57

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/merckx-froome-must-come-to-the-2018-giro-ditalia/

“By now you know everything because it seems there’s a competition among the newspapers to publish the route ahead of time, but we still have to reveal something important regarding the participants,” Vegni said. “And there will be surprises…”

:surprised:
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25 Nov 2017 12:48

Robert5091 wrote:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/merckx-froome-must-come-to-the-2018-giro-ditalia/

“By now you know everything because it seems there’s a competition among the newspapers to publish the route ahead of time, but we still have to reveal something important regarding the participants,” Vegni said. “And there will be surprises…”

:surprised:

i'm hoping that vegni is talking about positive surprises... zoncolan and crostis would be my dream scenario (not gonna happen though)
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25 Nov 2017 21:47

He was referring to startlist, not the route.
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26 Nov 2017 01:22

Even if they say Froome will come I will not believe it until he starts there on day 1.

There is no way that he goes to the Giro to risk his 5th Tour de France.
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26 Nov 2017 05:39

Looking at the latest rumors could also be someone else the "surprise".

Anyway the only thing we know is that Aru, Nibali and Dumoulin will attend the presentation.
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26 Nov 2017 09:38

According to La Gazzetta the Zoncolan stge will feature Monte di Ragogna, Avaglio, Passo Duron/Forcella di Lius and Sella Valcalda before the final climb.
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26 Nov 2017 11:18

Mayomaniac wrote:According to La Gazzetta the Zoncolan stge will feature Monte di Ragogna, Avaglio, Passo Duron/Forcella di Lius and Sella Valcalda before the final climb.

yes, which is to say, nothing relevant before Ovaro.
(not that we should have expected anything else....)
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26 Nov 2017 15:28

Mayomaniac wrote:According to La Gazzetta the Zoncolan stge will feature Monte di Ragogna, Avaglio, Passo Duron/Forcella di Lius and Sella Valcalda before the final climb.

Can anybody replicate this on here?

5 climbs on the day finishing on the Zoncolan. That sounds mighty hard! Even with a fight of attrition will mark probably big differences.
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26 Nov 2017 15:49

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26 Nov 2017 16:01

Thanks Ricco.

So it is not as bad as I thought. Oh well!
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27 Nov 2017 09:52

Nirvana wrote:
huge wrote:
Nirvana wrote:I read in the italian forum that the three stages in Sicily could be cancelled based on the outcome of the tomorrow elections because it's likely a change in the regional government.


I don't know where you read it, but I can assure you that's total BS.
As it is the fact that they have set the presentation at the end of Nov because of the election in Sicily.

If you want to read it's here.

Regarding the offer to Sky it's not an unseen for RCS, in 2009 they paid Armstrong 2 million only to use the Giro as training ride in order to prepare the Tour.

Armstrong originally planned to win the Giro which might've been possible in his summer shape. It wasn't until Lance's crash in Spain that Leipheimer who had peaked a little earlier for California became the Astana team leader and no.1 favorite for the Giro!
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