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2018 Giro d'Italia - STAGE 10: Penne – Gualdo Tadino 239 km

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2018 Giro d'Italia - STAGE 10: Penne – Gualdo Tadino 239 km

14 May 2018 00:46

Eshnar wrote:STAGE 10: Penne – Gualdo Tadino 239 km

May 15th

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Technical Overview:
The longest stage of the race comes after a race day, and it seems made with the breakaway in mind. It starts with a pretty serious climb right off the bat, Fonte della Creva (GPM2, 15.7 km at 5.8%), followed closely by another short climb, Bruzzolana (GPM3, 6.2 km at 5.7%). After this great start, however, the route relaxes quite a lot, going through small valleys without tackling any other serious climb. The only other difficulty of the day is the climb to Annifo (GPM4, 14 km at 2%), which is just a long false flat with one decent ramp at the very top. Considering it is at 30 km to go, it should be irrelevant.The finish is flat but very tricky, with two dangerous looking turns in the last km, so in case of a full peloton sprinting that would be the most serious issue.

Final km
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The Climbs:
Fonte della Creva (GPM2, 15.7 km at 5.8%)
Starting the week straight with a tough climb can be tricky for some... This climb in particular is very irregular and hides some serious ramps.
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Bruzzolana (GPM3, 6.2 km at 5.7%)
Basically a shorter version of the previous climb. No profile, sadly.

Annifo (GPM4, 14 km at 2%)
It's just a ramp. Counting all the false flat km before it is quite ridiculous.

What to Expect:
Big breakaway and peloton just inside the time limit. Unless a favourite bonks on the first climb of the day.

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Gualdo Tadino
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14 May 2018 00:52

Eshnar wrote:
What to Expect:
Big breakaway and peloton just inside the time limit. Unless a favourite bonks on the first climb of the day.


We all know Laurens Ten Dam will win this stage so the only question is:

What rider out of the Top 10 will be able to sneak into this break and get some time back?

How about my favorite fattie Betancur? :D
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14 May 2018 00:52

Will the breakaway finally win a stage?
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14 May 2018 01:04

Jspear wrote:Will the breakaway finally win a stage?

Yes.
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14 May 2018 01:07

Michelton will be happy to see a break take this one.
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14 May 2018 01:07

Betancur is a possibility or maybe Meintjes?
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14 May 2018 03:57

Meintjes? Maybe if someone ties a spare wheel to the back of the lead moto so he thinks there’s a wheel to suck up the road...
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14 May 2018 05:15

Chances of rain and cool weather are quite high.
Add the 239 km.
You need to be a tough man to win this stage.

I wouldn't completely rule out a GC man losing the Giro here or the next day if they really have a bad day.
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14 May 2018 05:36

I wouldn't totally rule out a bunch sprint, but a break should finally win in this years Giro.
Riposa in pace, Michele!
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14 May 2018 06:19

Laplaz wrote:I wouldn't totally rule out a bunch sprint, but a break should finally win in this years Giro.

A good hilly classic rider should take this. LLS would be a shoo in if he’d lost more time.
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14 May 2018 07:01

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Laplaz wrote:I wouldn't totally rule out a bunch sprint, but a break should finally win in this years Giro.

A good hilly classic rider should take this. LLS would be a shoo in if he’d lost more time.


He's in 31st place, 15 mins down ... that's plenty enough to be given freedom. Lutsenko also a strong Astana prospect.
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Re: 2018 Giro d'Italia - STAGE 10: Penne – Gualdo Tadino 239

14 May 2018 07:37

Battaglin or Wellens. Conti would be nice.
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14 May 2018 07:55

l'Aquila 2010?
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14 May 2018 08:18

Red Rick wrote:l'Aquila 2010?

I sense a fuga bidone is coming too. Not sure if tomorrow or Wednesday.
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14 May 2018 09:05

SafeBet wrote:
Red Rick wrote:l'Aquila 2010?

I sense a fuga bidone is coming too. Not sure if tomorrow or Wednesday.

Yes please, if only to give the Mitchelton domestiques a break.
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Re: 2018 Giro d'Italia - STAGE 10: Penne – Gualdo Tadino 239

14 May 2018 09:31

Maybe Astana or another team will try to test the riders who usually have problems after restdays and set a furious pace on the first two climbs just to see whether someone has difficulties. I don't expect that but it could make a great stage
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Re: 2018 Giro d'Italia - STAGE 10: Penne – Gualdo Tadino 239

14 May 2018 10:21

Gigs_98 wrote:Maybe Astana or another team will try to test the riders who usually have problems after restdays and set a furious pace on the first two climbs just to see whether someone has difficulties. I don't expect that but it could make a great stage

I'm guessing there's no coverage, so you can't possibly watch can you?
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14 May 2018 11:19

Visconti for me.
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14 May 2018 11:20

Mohoric or Astana rider like Sanchez.
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14 May 2018 12:00

Oliver wrote:Mohoric or Astana rider like Sanchez.

Does that include Sanchez? :D
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