2013 Giro D'Italia, Stage:3 Sorrento - Marina Di Ascea 222 kms

Jul 21, 2012
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Should be an interesting finish. Wonder if sky will try to control the stage or just let it go to the break. Is the final climb too hard for the sprinters?
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Eshnar said:
the climb shouldn't eliminate many sprinters. But the descent is really technical and if someone wanna attack there he can take the win.
It's actually one of the only chances for Il Squalo to do so.
 
Oct 23, 2011
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Samu + Nibali to attack in the descent,

maybe with Evans and or Hesjedal tagging along.

Maybe Kessiakoff can do a bit of work for Nibali too, excellent descender.
 
it seems like from catona to terradura it's an extremely tricky descent
6,6 km with around 6% but even more important.....12 hairpins!

pretty certain astana will attack sky. vini fantini will go too. should be an interesting finale
 
Since Sky is in need to let go of the maglia Rosa- I can foresee a breakaway making it to the end. Androni, Colombia, Vini, Bardiani, EE, will send their stage hunters, which cause no big worries to the main GC contender teams at all.

the race might get a bit of spice going downhill when Nibbs could be "testing" the skills- but nothing serious...
 
Dec 27, 2010
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The first hour will be carnage, good chance for the break today so everyone will want to be in it.
 
Jun 18, 2012
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Maaaaaaaarten said:
Samu + Nibali to attack in the descent,

maybe with Evans and or Hesjedal tagging along.

Maybe Kessiakoff can do a bit of work for Nibali too, excellent descender.
Nibali and Hesjedal need to attack here if they want a realistic shot at winning the Giro. Sanchez should join them as I know he'd like to podium and could get a stage win (if they don't let a breakaway get too much time). I can see Evans, Scarponi, and/or di Luca joining the attack, too.
 
Jan 11, 2010
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SafeBet said:
Would agree with you but it's Lo Squalo, not Il :eek:

Plenty of riders will try to get in the break. Sky will take it easy I guess. Other teams will help the chase anyway.
Yeah sorry, it already looked weird when I wrote it down. But you get the point. It's Nibali time.
 

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Jul 23, 2011
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Bit early for nibs to be putting in time against his rivals don't you think? could you imagine having to defend the pink this early on he's only 14 seconds down.
 
May 19, 2011
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HiCadence said:
Bit early for nibs to be putting in time against his rivals don't you think? could you imagine having to defend the pink this early on he's only 14 seconds down.
never too early to put times into your rival, plus Nibali most likely will lose it after TT. So any time he can gain now is to reduce that TT gap
 
Jul 29, 2012
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Libertine Seguros said:
Never pass up the opportunity to take time on your direct rivals - you can always give away the jersey to a breakaway later.
Tell that to purito. According to him he gave the jersey to hesjedal on purpose by letting him go on a MTF last year.
 

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Miburo said:
Tell that to purito. According to him he gave the jersey to hesjedal on purpose by letting him go on a MTF last year.
Only one who predicts the future perfectly doesn't make mistakes :)
 

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