2012 Giro d'Italia, May 11th, Stage 6: Urbino - Porto Sant'Elpidio 207km

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Oct 30, 2011
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Fetisoff said:
Hesjedal will get the pink tomorrow anyway. As for Cav - I guess it's

a - He's the current world champ
b - has no problem getting over some hills when has a chance to win
c - finished behind Andrea Guardini today

In general - the way he rides these stages. Compare that to Andre Greipel for example
Or he suffers a lot to get over hills when he knows he can win.
 
Oct 16, 2010
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if cav is into the race he has to thank taylor phinney who pulled very hard in the last 10km-

time of the last 10 km:
chavez 13min 15
malori group 12min 69
main group (basso,scarponi) 11m45
cavendish 12m12

so cav group finished very fast,
in italy there are some suspect that they may be they get an help from some cars in the last 5 km, when the heli was not flying anymore...
anyway in the group there were 3 sky and 3 rabo +phinney: they were doing a small TTT...

imho, chapeau to cav: he probably is still paying the price of the fall of two days ago, today was an hard day, very hot with 2500m elevation: time limit within 10% was difficult to made, today stage deserved a higher % , today it was more a mountain stage
 
Jan 22, 2011
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Caruut said:
Or he suffers a lot to get over hills when he knows he can win.
OK, I can live with that.

However to me that still doesn't justify him finishing in a group behind a guy who can't get over a speed bump if his life depended on it, and within 30 seconds of missing the time limit
 
profff said:
imho, chapeau to cav: he probably is still paying the price of the fall of two days ago, today was an hard day, very hot with 2500m elevation: time limit within 10% was difficult to made, today stage deserved a higher % , today it was more a mountain stage
it was classified as a stage categoria c), that's the 3rd hightest out of 4 categories for road stages in this giro. Only the stages in the high mountains (and the timetrials, which are categoria e) ) have a higher percentage
 
search said:
it was classified as a stage categoria c), that's the 3rd hightest out of 4 categories for road stages in this giro. Only the stages in the high mountains (and the timetrials, which are categoria e) ) have a higher percentage
What is the percentage for Stelvio and Pampeago stage?
I dont think that any sprinter will survive but just curious about it:)
 
Jul 24, 2010
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Fetisoff said:
OK, I can live with that.

However to me that still doesn't justify him finishing in a group behind a guy who can't get over a speed bump if his life depended on it, and within 30 seconds of missing the time limit
Cav had a pretty nasty fall a few days ago don't forget, and said he felt awful all yesterday. Also his hot girlfriend turned up yesterday, so you know.
 
Jul 16, 2010
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hatcher said:
Cav had a pretty nasty fall a few days ago don't forget, and said he felt awful all yesterday. Also his hot girlfriend turned up yesterday, so you know.
Yeah, and he's a professional cyclist, so you know.
 
Jan 22, 2011
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hatcher said:
Cav had a pretty nasty fall a few days ago don't forget, and said he felt awful all yesterday. Also his hot girlfriend turned up yesterday, so you know.
Well, he must have felt good enough to win stage 5.

And oh yeah, I just hope he didn't have 5 beers when his girlfriend turned up, if you know what I mean
 
Jul 24, 2010
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Fetisoff said:
Well, he must have felt good enough to win stage 5.

And oh yeah, I just hope he didn't have 5 beers when his girlfriend turned up, if you know what I mean
Stage 5 was a heck of a lot easier than today though. That Sky didn't ride at all until the final 8k of a sprint stage says a lot about how Cav was feeling that day.
 
Jul 16, 2010
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I think it says more about flat stages in general that he still managed to win.

His form was good enough to be good in the team time trial and to win a stage. He also had a rest day. Fall will have effected him, but he can't use it as an excuse.
 
Jan 22, 2011
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El Pistolero said:
Peta Todd is media horny. I've seen her more on TV after races already then Cav during a bike race.
Didn't she pose nude, while being pregnant with her first child as well?
 
jens_attacks said:
vs rubiano

i'd say
Good pick ( congrats ).

Congrats to Miguel for the stage. Malori did a good sprint and congrats to him for taking pink.
Sad for Farrar. Hushovd failed. I thought Goss would be able to stay with the pack but maybe he just could not do it. Hopefully he can go well in other sprint stages.
 
Oct 30, 2011
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Boardslide said:
You've got to be joking with only 5 weeks gone since the birth of their daughter.
So she's lost some hotness. She needs to lose a lot of hotness to stop being hot.
 
profff said:
imho, chapeau to cav: he probably is still paying the price of the fall of two days ago, today was an hard day, very hot with 2500m elevation: time limit within 10% was difficult to made, today stage deserved a higher % , today it was more a mountain stage
Pinotti estimated the total difference in altitude was 3700m.
 

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