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2016 Giro d'Italia, Stage 18: Muggiò - Pinerolo (240 km)

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Tank Engine said:
Samamba said:
PremierAndrew said:
Wellens ftw, he's been saving his legs so far

No, he's just not good enough uphill this Giro. There will always be a better climber than him in a breakaway, probably even more than one.

:confused: :confused: Are you serious or did I dream the first mountain stage?

He won against f*cking Didier, Zhupa & Bisolti... half of the peloton can win against these guys. He did great to be in that breakaway but apart from that, that stage win was a piece of cake. If a break makes it tomorrow, there will always be a better climber in it than Wellens. I really hope I'm wrong, but he didn't convince me this Giro. He blew up Friday on the first climb and Saturday on the second or third climb. He need to be way better if he wants to have a chance against guys like Ulissi, Henao, Dombrowski, Visconti, Roche... who are probably going to try to be in the break tomorrow.
 
Astana will surely put someone in the break, both for the Teams Competition and to salvage a stage win from Nibali's disappointing campaign. I hope it's Scarponi (50-1). His form is plainly outstanding and I'm confident he'd ride away from any other breakaway candidate on the final climb. I hope Astana do this rather than save him for the next couple of days to try to shepherd Nibali onto the podium.
 
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The Barb said:
Astana will surely put someone in the break, both for the Teams Competition and to salvage a stage win from Nibali's disappointing campaign. I hope it's Scarponi (50-1). His form is plainly outstanding and I'm confident he'd ride away from any other breakaway candidate on the final climb. I hope Astana do this rather than save him for the next couple of days to try to shepherd Nibali onto the podium.

I have a 5er on him. Slim hope though
 
Break:

Axel Domont (Ag2r), Davide Malacarne (Astana), Stefan Küng, Daniel Oss (BMC), Moreno Moser, Ramunas Navardauskas (Cannondale), Gianluca Brambilla, Matteo Trentin (Etixx), Olivier Le Gac (FDJ), Andrei Solomennikov (Gazprom), Roger Kluge (IAM), Sacha Modolo, Matej Mohoric (Lampre), Pim Ligthart (Lotto), Genki Yamamoto, Gianfranco Zilioli (Nippo), Nikias Arndt, Albert Timmer (Giant), Christian Knees (Sky), Pavel Brutt, Jay McCarthy, Ivan Rovny (Tinkoff) and Julen Amezqueta (Wilier).

Already with a 5 minute lead.
 
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Samamba said:
RattaKuningas said:
Samamba said:
Dissapointed about the break. Not a lot of decent climbers.
Brambilla probably wins this.

I don't think that break will make it to the end.

Who's gonna catch 26 riders?

On 2nd half of the stage most of them probably won't be able to contribute because of the walls and steep climbs. Gap can come down very quickly then which I belive will be the case.
 
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Orbit501 said:
Lol, Modolo in the break again. Wouldn't he better practicing how to win sprints instead? You know, sprints where there's barely a sprinter left in the race.

Maybe he hopes to make it over the climbs before the break gets caught. He even has his leadout man Mohoric with him :D