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2016 Giro d'Italia stage 16: Bressanone - Andalo (132 km)

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huangho said:
Jelantik said:
huangho said:
What was Nibbs thinking today??? He cooked himself for the rest of the Giro...

simple. He got no form. Now he needs to fight for pride. I hope zakarin will fight to bump Valverde. We all know, Valverde likes to keep his podium spot once he is in there. He wheelsucked to the gill.

You are right about it, but if you don't feel the form you cannot attack like that, he just cooked himself, now he lost his podium place and maybe he can't finish in the top five because of the energy wasted.

I mean, you know your body, if you feel that you are on the limit, you don't attack, that's quite simple, just smart ridding.

He was the favorite, not on his peak, but if he were a bit smarter there he could get a nice podium place at least.

At this phase of his career Nibali doesn't care for podium spot or top five.
Luckily there are guys like Nibali in the sport who push themselves to the limits, and offer us such great spectacle.
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
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this has to be best moment of the day :lol:

erodogan is a goat****** :lolcry:

LOL!!! I had to google it to know...
 
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GuyIncognito said:
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What a stage again!
Who said its like 2012 giro? :p

Congrats to Valverde,experience won ;)

Tbh it's even more like Hampsten 88 now. Once in a lifetime chance, once in a lifetime shape, once in a lifetime performance! :cool:

Once in a lifetime luck too.
It's not often mentioned that Hampsten was going to lose that Giro in the final TT anyway and was saved by an oil spill in a roundabout that brought down the other contenders.
True. He mentions that himself all the time tough. As well he was the only guy that knew about the oil in that corner. So it's 50:50 luck and good preparation in all meanings.
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
what will be time limit with this incredible average speed?

19:41. But according to Dan Lloyd, grupetto (including Nizzolo) has arrived 2 min inside time limit. :O

EDIT: now he says that everyone is at the finish. Last one was Betancur.
 
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Domulec said:
I don't think they will strictly apply the time-limit today. I think half the peloton are going home if they do.
I hope they do though. they did similar thing in 2001? I think when only 80-90 riders or so finished that giro :eek:
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
Domulec said:
I don't think they will strictly apply the time-limit today. I think half the peloton are going home if they do.
I hope they do though. they did similar thing in 2001? I think when only 80-90 riders or so finished that giro :eek:
They definitely should apply it. If not, it's a big advantage for team-mates of GC riders or sprinters who took it easy - while others worked harder and made the limit.

Also, it would make those couple of flatter stages much more watchable - with no team able to properly control the race.