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14 Jun 2018 13:43

Broccolidwarf wrote:Taaramae trying to pull a Froome ;)

Let's not exager.................................rate
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14 Jun 2018 13:45

TourOfSardinia wrote:
Broccolidwarf wrote:Taaramae trying to pull a Froome ;)

Let's not exager.................................rate


Not saying he'll succeed

I think Haas and Kragh will pull him back in on the decent and on the flat.
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14 Jun 2018 13:46

Trouble is, this pass leads to a 20km downhill, followed by a slightly descending 30km road, so anyone off the back will probably get back on before the short climb at the end.
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14 Jun 2018 13:47

Yingge wrote:Trouble is, this pass leads to a 20km downhill, followed by a slightly descending 30km road, so anyone off the back will probably get back on before the short climb at the end.


Question is what groups they are broken into

A large group - yes - but they might be in groups of 4-5, and thus have problems gaining on each other much.
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14 Jun 2018 13:48

Yingge wrote:Trouble is, this pass leads to a 20km downhill, followed by a slightly descending 30km road, so anyone off the back will probably get back on before the short climb at the end.

Not if you give it a good try.
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14 Jun 2018 13:49

Peter Sagan will win this stage
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14 Jun 2018 13:49

what a stupid stage design this is. And then I saw tomorrows stage.

LOL. Wtf has happened. This course is possibly even easier than the one Cancellara won. A Tony Martin from 3/4 years ago could've won here
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14 Jun 2018 13:51

Laplaz wrote:Peter Sagan will win this stage


Exactly. The queen stage.
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14 Jun 2018 13:52

Alexandre B. wrote:Let's see if a Pescheux can work out.

It can't.
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14 Jun 2018 13:52

Disappointing, that none of the other teams put pressure on Porte on the decent.

They should test him on exactly that, a day like today....
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14 Jun 2018 13:54

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:what a stupid stage design this is. And then I saw tomorrows stage.

LOL. Wtf has happened. This course is possibly even easier than the one Cancellara won. A Tony Martin from 3/4 years ago could've won here

Its easier than 2009, yes.
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14 Jun 2018 13:55

Wellens DNF. Something going on. It was already weird how he responded to Sagan's attack on stage 3 and got dropped like a brick almost immediately.
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14 Jun 2018 13:56

Who in the break is good on a short, sharp climb like the finish?
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14 Jun 2018 13:56

Broccolidwarf wrote:Disappointing, that none of the other teams put pressure on Porte on the decent.

They should test him on exactly that, a day like today....

Apparently nobody cares about the race except for putting some miles. Additionally this route is really, really bad and doesn't help the cause.
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14 Jun 2018 13:57

Its good training for July since its relatively decent length of the stages and that there are no flat stages, but 3 km on Arosa simply isn't enough to know where you stand. Of course theres also the TT and the 'MTF' yesterday..
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14 Jun 2018 13:57

Flamin wrote:Wellens DNF. Something going on. It was already weird how he responded to Sagan's attack on stage 3 and got dropped like a brick almost immediately.

He's quitted the Giro being exhausted before evne the final week, and now this. I think he might have pfeiffer or something
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14 Jun 2018 13:58

Broccolidwarf wrote:Who in the break is good on a short, sharp climb like the finish?

Gorka probably if they catch Taraamae
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14 Jun 2018 13:58

Weird race, seems like everyone has already given up on GC.
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14 Jun 2018 13:59

Broccolidwarf wrote:Weird race, seems like everyone has already given up on GC.

I dont blame the riders, i blame the organisers. 100%.
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14 Jun 2018 13:59

Laplaz wrote:
Broccolidwarf wrote:Who in the break is good on a short, sharp climb like the finish?

Gorka probably if they catch Taraamae


They will

He is not holding off minimum 6 guys working together, on 30K flat.
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