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13 May 2018 11:47

spiritualride wrote:Stage 20 starts in Susa. Oldest Alpine town, founded by Gauls centuries before the Roman Republic became an Empire. No clue if its name has anything to do with the Ancient Persian city of Susa.

According to Wikipedia it doesn't. Its ancient name was different (Segusium), and just gradually transformed into Susa in Italian.
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Re: 2018 Giro d'Italia: Stage-by-stage Analysis

16 May 2018 09:20

Meanwhile, Italy has been hit by bad weather. It's snowing on the Zoncolan and in Sappada. Just to let you know.
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Re: 2018 Giro d'Italia: Stage-by-stage Analysis

16 May 2018 09:28

Flat Out wrote:Meanwhile, Italy has been hit by bad weather. It's snowing on the Zoncolan and in Sappada. Just to let you know.

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16 May 2018 10:39

Looking at the Sappada stage, it's actually quite annoying how easily they could have improved it, even without added distance or difficulty (well, not much). Just change the start and skip Cortina d'Ampezzo.

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16 May 2018 10:41

Netserk wrote:Looking at the Sappada stage, it's actually quite annoying how easily they could have improved it, even without added distance or difficulty (well, not much). Just change the start and skip Cortina d'Ampezzo.

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The only way going through Cortina d'Ampezzo mid stage isn't a major disappointment is if it's followed by passo Giau and Passo Fedaia (FEDAIAAAAA!!!!!!!!!)

Though honestly, I would've loved if they came into Cortina from the Giau descent and whatever they want to put before that.
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16 May 2018 18:29

Red Rick wrote:
Netserk wrote:Looking at the Sappada stage, it's actually quite annoying how easily they could have improved it, even without added distance or difficulty (well, not much). Just change the start and skip Cortina d'Ampezzo.

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The only way going through Cortina d'Ampezzo mid stage isn't a major disappointment is if it's followed by passo Giau and Passo Fedaia (FEDAIAAAAA!!!!!!!!!)

Though honestly, I would've loved if they came into Cortina from the Giau descent and whatever they want to put before that.

Yes, the sadist in me would still like to see Forcella Ciandolada instead of Forcella Cibiana in a race, that climb + Forcella Staulanza before Giau would be awesome.
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That said, stage 15 is still the best designed mountain stage in the whole Giro and I really like those climbs.
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17 May 2018 03:06

Looking at the route we see that it favors Dumo. If we agree that he has a good kick in short climbs like a punchy rider plus the two time trials then we see it. The real mountains are too far out and back loaded. Usually a recipe for disaster. Oh well. We can only hope for something good. Yates is in leader Jersey for being one of the best punchy riders and doing an exceptional initial TT for his size.
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19 May 2018 15:41

What a waste of the finestre climb. Nobody is gonna risk it so far out. Maybe good for shedding domestiques.
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20 May 2018 00:40

Serpentin wrote:What a wast of the finestre climb. Nobody is gonna risk it so far out. Maybe good for shedding domestiques.

Like the Glieres at the Tour. Great idea, poor design. Still, it's a toughy.
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22 May 2018 01:13

Serpentin wrote:What a waste of the finestre climb. Nobody is gonna risk it so far out. Maybe good for shedding domestiques.

It's just going to be Nieve/Kreuziger and Haig sending everyone but the contenders backwards until Yates takes over :(
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Re: 2018 Giro d'Italia: Stage-by-stage Analysis

22 May 2018 16:36

Eshnar wrote:STAGE 16: Trento – Rovereto 34.2 km ITT

May 22nd

What to Expect:
A 40' solo effort


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Not a bad estimate at all...
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Re: 2018 Giro d'Italia: Stage-by-stage Analysis

22 May 2018 16:48

Armchair cyclist wrote:
Eshnar wrote:STAGE 16: Trento – Rovereto 34.2 km ITT

May 22nd

What to Expect:
A 40' solo effort


1 Dennis Rohan BMC Racing Team 40:00

Not a bad estimate at all...

:cool: I can also give lottery numbers if requested...
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25 May 2018 20:56

Serpentin wrote:What a waste of the finestre climb. Nobody is gonna risk it so far out. Maybe good for shedding domestiques.


Nah, worked out fine!
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27 May 2018 18:50

Random Stage Winners Statistics:

Out of 22 teams 10 teams got stage wins.
2 teams got 5 stage wins.
1 team got 3 stage wins.
1 team got 2 stage wins.
The remaining 6 got one stage win each.
Only 3 stages were won by first-time GT stage winners.
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27 May 2018 19:40

RedheadDane wrote:Random Stage Winners Statistics:

Out of 22 teams 10 teams got stage wins.
2 teams got 5 stage wins.
1 team got 3 stage wins.
1 team got 2 stage wins.
The remaining 6 got one stage win each.
Only 3 stages were won by first-time GT stage winners.

You mean 3 different first-time winners? Surely there were five stages won by first-time GT stage winners: Carapaz, Schachmann and Bennett x3.
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27 May 2018 20:02

Squire wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Random Stage Winners Statistics:

Out of 22 teams 10 teams got stage wins.
2 teams got 5 stage wins.
1 team got 3 stage wins.
1 team got 2 stage wins.
The remaining 6 got one stage win each.
Only 3 stages were won by first-time GT stage winners.

You mean 3 different first-time winners? Surely there were five stages won by first-time GT stage winners: Carapaz, Schachmann and Bennett x3.


How can one be a first time winner more than once?
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27 May 2018 20:15

tobydawq wrote:
Squire wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Random Stage Winners Statistics:

Out of 22 teams 10 teams got stage wins.
2 teams got 5 stage wins.
1 team got 3 stage wins.
1 team got 2 stage wins.
The remaining 6 got one stage win each.
Only 3 stages were won by first-time GT stage winners.

You mean 3 different first-time winners? Surely there were five stages won by first-time GT stage winners: Carapaz, Schachmann and Bennett x3.


How can one be a first time winner more than once?


Exactly. By the time Bennett won stages 12 and 21 he wasn't exactly a first time GT stage winner.
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