2014 Giro D'Italia: Stage-by-stage Analysis

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Jun 17, 2009
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Great stuff by Eshnar, however can you maybe post a stage one thread on its own, so least start discussing this.

Would seem whoever wins TTT should be able to hold leaders jersey for several days.

Hugh
 
Thanks Eshnar for such a great in-depth analysis. Slightly less back ended than I originally thought with the climbing on stages 8 & 9.

But only slightly.

That MTT is epic.

First week is a little rubbish, as Liberty rather amusingly pointed out :D
 
Jun 16, 2009
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WHoever does the best in the MTT out of the GC contenders will win the overall imo. Very big gaps will open imo.
 
Aug 3, 2009
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Great preview. I suppose there are the usual time bonuses? So looks like the steppers will get the maillot rose and keep it if Cav is up to the task for the first week.
 
Aug 16, 2011
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Roude Leiw said:
Great preview. I suppose there are the usual time bonuses? So looks like the steppers will get the maillot rose and keep it if Cav is up to the task for the first week.
Slight change to time bonuses this year. New time bonuses are 10-6-4 for stage finish. And 3-2-1 for intermediates.
 
Thanks very much Eshnar. Great preview. What a pity there aren't more intriguing stages. Last year's route was good for those. I am excited. Pity Giro isn't here in Ireland the last while. We've had a lot of easterly winds.
 
Profiles for all the climbs and final km are in the roadbook, someone is being lazy and hasn't uploaded them yet.

Can we fly Contador in for a special appearance on Gavia? Or maybe Murito channels him :eek:
 
Kwibus said:
Really dissapointing route tbh. Too many mtf's, too few epic hilly stages.
This will very much boil down to riders making the race. I hope some of the DSs understand the necessity of trying to entertain while riding along 3500 kms of road.

Imagine if none of the big three sprinters takes the startlist after getting lots of low hanging fruit in the first 10 stages or so. If they fail to start here, I hope the Giro won't give them such an opportunity again.

Anyway I'm confident Quintana, J-Rod, Uran etc will make it a solid race.

Add Pirazzi, Rolland, Hoogerland Hansen and Rabottini for starting the party on some stages.

The Giro will deliver I think.
 
Mar 31, 2010
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wow what an incredibly great course the giro has this year. can't even begin to imagine how much time quintana will take in that mountain itt. his ultimate specialty, similar to rujano
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Hugo Koblet said:
I hope he's better at his speciality than Rujano then.
Lol.

Sure looks like a great TT for Quintana. The other one as well, it has enough climbing for him to be able to maybe even win it. Although Purito took a minute on him in an even harder TT in the Tour last year.
 

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