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26 Oct 2012 13:25

Cheers for doing this
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26 Oct 2012 13:26

Good stuff Eshnar :). The more I look at this route, the more I like it.
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26 Oct 2012 13:33

The main thing is not to forget this thread exists in May! :)
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26 Oct 2012 13:34

airstream wrote:The main thing is not to forget this thread exists in May! :)

I won't! :p
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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26 Oct 2012 13:42

Gazzetta says that the second rest day is after Galiber (which is also what Eshnar posted, so it is the one I'll believe), and Steephill says it is after the next stage. It makes me :confused:
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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26 Oct 2012 13:47

Netserk wrote:Gazzetta says that the second rest day is after Galiber (which is also what Eshnar posted, so it is the one I'll believe), and Steephill says it is after the next stage. It makes me :confused:

Well why should you trust any source other than Gazzetta :p
Steephill probably reports the route as it was rumoured (the rest day was supposed to be after Ivrea).
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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26 Oct 2012 13:53

awesome work eshnar!!!!

when compared to the tour route this giro route actually looks very good :o
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26 Oct 2012 13:54

Fantastic preview!!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot!
Really looking forward to this Giro.
I hope many great gC riders will be on the start line!
This just reminded me how much better next years Giro is compared to the Tour failure.
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26 Oct 2012 14:06

Bavarianrider wrote:Fantastic preview!!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot!
Really looking forward to this Giro.
I hope many great gC riders will be on the start line!
This just reminded me how much better next years Giro is compared to the Tour failure.

Parrulo wrote:awesome work eshnar!!!!

when compared to the tour route this giro route actually looks very good :o


Thanks guys :)
yes compared to the Tour this looks a lot better than it did ;)
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26 Oct 2012 14:53

Great thread Eshnar, I am looking forward to this Giro after reading through this.

Eshnar wrote:(easy side again, 21.7 kms at 7.2%).


21 Km at 7%, the easy side, love the Giro :D.
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26 Oct 2012 15:09

Are any sprinters going to show up to this ?
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26 Oct 2012 15:13

Eshnar wrote:Thanks guys :)
yes compared to the Tour this looks a lot better than it did ;)


My predictions for the TTes.
Winning times: :D

TTT 19:55
TT 1:11:05
MTT 42:00
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26 Oct 2012 15:15

- You make Stage 1 sound exciting, although maybe it's a little too easy. Actually I think this idea of a Worlds style circuit race on the opening day is great (why isn't it done more often?) - gives everyone a chance at taking the lead
- Subsequently - who the hell will lead for the first week? Lots of breakaway and classics specialists (and their teams) will be engaged in their own battle.
- The stage through Chieti and the Firenze one are too short to provide what may otherwise have been an interesting GC battle (although the Chieti one would probably be go-slow like Rubiano's win this year).
- Don't underestimate the climb at the end of the ITT
- The guys who lose 3-5minutes on the ITT need to attack the climb on the way to Montasio
- Stage 12 will be beyond most sprinters, it should be lightning fast, they will have to come back from getting dropped three times to win (this is great example of a well designed short sprint stage).
- Something will happen in the finish towards Cherasco
- Telegraph-Galibier will always be one climb!
- Hopefully there is coverage from Gavia, as that will be more interesting than Purito attacking the final km.
- Why don't they finish in Paris?
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26 Oct 2012 15:21

Hope Cav doesn't waste his time here.
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26 Oct 2012 15:26

Ferminal wrote:- Hopefully there is coverage from Gavia, as that will be more interesting than Purito attacking the final km.
- Why don't they finish in Paris?

- Why not? The mediatic mountain stages are often shown live from the start (on RAI)

- LOL :D:D
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26 Oct 2012 15:31

endless thanks Eshnar for posting all the stages-fine work!!!

As I wrote before - the last week is a killer!!:eek:
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
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26 Oct 2012 15:41

Great work, hadn't had a proper look at the Giro route until now, I really like this parcours actually, should be good racing on most days. Roll on May!
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26 Oct 2012 15:44

great job Eshnar :)

i really hope this will be a great battle,i love the two time trials, love galibier, love tre cime, it has to be a great giro this one

let's see what wiggo can do
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26 Oct 2012 15:48

jens_attacks wrote:great job Eshnar :)

i really hope this will be a great battle,i love the two time trials, love galibier, love tre cime, it has to be a great giro this one

let's see what wiggo can do


The two TTs both really suit Wiggins. Personally I hope he takes a big chunk in both, as it will force the other top guys to race early on the Gavia/Stelvio stage and to Tre Cime. Could be a super race.
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26 Oct 2012 16:24

deValtos wrote:Are any sprinters going to show up to this ?

If I were one of them, I'd go on holiday in May :cool:
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