2016 Giro d'Italia - Stage 6 Ponte – Roccaraso 157 km MTF

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Who will win Stage 6?

  • Rafal Majka

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Vincenzo Nibali

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Rigoberto Uran

    Votes: 3 2.7%
  • Ilnur Zakarin

    Votes: 10 8.9%
  • Mikel Landa

    Votes: 7 6.3%
  • Alejandro Valverde

    Votes: 50 44.6%
  • Steven Kruijswijk

    Votes: 5 4.5%
  • Domenico Pozzovivo

    Votes: 2 1.8%
  • Jakob Fuglsang

    Votes: 4 3.6%
  • Other (Vino)

    Votes: 29 25.9%

  • Total voters
    112
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Pricey_sky said:
BigMac said:
Don't take conclusions so early, this means nothing.

Stoked for Wellens. Nice celebration sending kisses to the crowd. You go!

Agree, we have almost a week until the next decent mountain stage, although there is the weekends TT of course.
I wouldn't underestimate the stage after the rest day, if a team wants to make the race hard from the start it could be really hard.
 
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johnymax said:
So who are the main contenders? Nibali and Landa? I don't think so.
Your take too much conclusions for a forst day... Nibali attacked.... landa came from the flat and he is been a little afected by polen. Today is not the best climb for him as well.

But of course the Giro has lot of contenders, and it is early to put them appart:

Nibali, Landa, Valverde, Dumoulin, Urán, Zakarin, Pozzovivo, Fulgsang, Hesjedal, Majka, Kruijswick,....all of them are great riders and can win the Giro. Luck will play a role for sure, but day by day we will see wich ones are the best in these 3 weeks in all kind of stages.

You blame Nibali and Landa, but astana was the team who more tried something today and Nieve with Landa at his wheel were who caught Nibali attack...

Nibali tried just in case people look each others, but it wanst the case...

Dumoulin showed last Vuelta wich kind of rider he is...He must improve, he is young...he could lose a lot in a big queen stage, an more becoue this is an olimpic year and he go for the ITT, but till that moment he will be the boss of the race...he is an amazing rider.
 
Aug 31, 2012
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Arredondo said:
SeriousSam said:
Cancelled said:
Is it just me, or have Nibali's attacks been kinda weak since his last tour win(and to be fair, his top competition wasn't present there to gauge it anyway)? He can never seem to make them stick after he gets clear and ends up losing time whenever he tries.
It's just bizarre.

How can a three time GT winner who achieved a dominant level in July 2014 be unable to replicate that level for 2 years? He isn't old, he can't possibly have forgotten how to train.

And even though Froome and Contador crashed out and Quintana wasn't there, Nibali's performance in that Tour was utterly dominant.

Now he's getting beat by a lot of riders.

We shouldn't ride him off yet but that was a worrying sign.
Despite the fact he's a great champion with a big palmares, you always get the idea he's beatable in the mountains. He's not a constantly dominant figure like Contador or Froome. He's a great allround rider, but he's has his off days uphill.
Not always. In 2014, he really was climbing supremely well. It's now starting to look like this was an aberration, rather than Nibali having reached a new level he'll be able to get close to again and again in future years. And that, given his age, is puzzling.
 
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Pricey_sky said:
BigMac said:
Don't take conclusions so early, this means nothing.

Stoked for Wellens. Nice celebration sending kisses to the crowd. You go!

Agree, we have almost a week until the next decent mountain stage, although there is the weekends TT of course.
Yeah we have to wait almost a week but still of the next 4 stages 3 could cause some very serious gaps in the gc. A gravel stage can always cause carnage, the ITT will cause time gaps anyway and stage 10 also is very hard and especially since some riders weren't very strong today others might try to make the race es hard as possible.
 
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SeriousSam said:
Cancelled said:
Is it just me, or have Nibali's attacks been kinda weak since his last tour win(and to be fair, his top competition wasn't present there to gauge it anyway)? He can never seem to make them stick after he gets clear and ends up losing time whenever he tries.
It's just bizarre.

How can a three time GT winner who achieved a dominant level in July 2014 be unable to replicate that level for 2 years? He isn't old, he can't possibly have forgotten how to train.

And even though Froome and Contador crashed out and Quintana wasn't there, Nibali's performance in that Tour was utterly dominant.

Now he's getting beat by a lot of riders.

We shouldn't ride him off yet but that was a worrying sign.
It looks like TdF 2015 all over again. He will hit form in the last week. I hope it's not too late. Don't know what the heck is Slongo doing lately
 
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SevenTimeTdfChamp said:
Forever The Best said:
SevenTimeTdfChamp said:
rehy90 said:
Nibali's ego is writing cheques his body cant cash :D
most epic comment ever :D
Says the Armstrong fanboy :rolleyes:
in case you dont know it was a quote from top gun.. the most epic film ever. And iam not even gonna talk to you about lance, the youngest world champion ever
Oh my!!!??? Your overall credibility has been blasted to oblivion. :eek:
 
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DBotero said:
Good win for Wellens.Dumoulin and Zakarin good as expected.Valverde on the other way was bad,really bad :(
I'm not expecting wonders from Valv in this race, despite the team hyping it up with #balarosa and all that. Maybe he gets on the podium, if he's lucky. Maybe. I expect him to ride very conservatively here. In Italy.
 
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Why is it slongo's fault? they're not robots and nibali got only one time an amazing shape and that was against 2nd tier competition so yea
 
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This giro looks like vuelta 2015, no world class climbers ( quintana is world class but he was far from best shape). Landa is so weak and he has to gain time in the mountains, not loosing... nibali only won the tour because contador fall and that is clear.
 
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Angliru said:
SevenTimeTdfChamp said:
Forever The Best said:
SevenTimeTdfChamp said:
rehy90 said:
Nibali's ego is writing cheques his body cant cash :D
most epic comment ever :D
Says the Armstrong fanboy :rolleyes:
in case you dont know it was a quote from top gun.. the most epic film ever. And iam not even gonna talk to you about lance, the youngest world champion ever
Oh my!!!??? Your overall credibility has been blasted to oblivion. :eek:
Did he ever really have it with that avatar and username? :p
 
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Beech Mtn said:
DBotero said:
Good win for Wellens.Dumoulin and Zakarin good as expected.Valverde on the other way was bad,really bad :(
I'm not expecting wonders from Valv in this race, despite the team hyping it up with #balarosa and all that. Maybe he gets on the podium, if he's lucky. Maybe. I expect him to ride very conservatively here. In Italy.
There is actually no reason to expect him to ride conservatively in Italy since Italy doesn't differ from other countries in terms of how difficult it is not to ride conservatively.
 
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BigMac said:
Don't take conclusions so early, this means nothing.

Stoked for Wellens. Nice celebration sending kisses to the crowd. You go!
Exactly! In the space of less than an hour the forum goes from Astana super strong and Nibali going to smash it to, oh look Nibali is finished. Lol

Yes, there's some indications from today, but it's very early in the race to be drawing too many conclusions already.
 
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SevenTimeTdfChamp said:
Forever The Best said:
SevenTimeTdfChamp said:
rehy90 said:
Nibali's ego is writing cheques his body cant cash :D
most epic comment ever :D
Says the Armstrong fanboy :rolleyes:
in case you dont know it was a quote from top gun.. the most epic film ever. And iam not even gonna talk to you about lance, the youngest world champion ever
The irony is that Armstrong had probably the biggest ego on cycling.And he was mostly able to do every dirty trick to win.
 
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Angliru said:
SevenTimeTdfChamp said:
Forever The Best said:
SevenTimeTdfChamp said:
rehy90 said:
Nibali's ego is writing cheques his body cant cash :D
most epic comment ever :D
Says the Armstrong fanboy :rolleyes:
in case you dont know it was a quote from top gun.. the most epic film ever. And iam not even gonna talk to you about lance, the youngest world champion ever
Oh my!!!??? Your overall credibility has been blasted to oblivion. :eek:
His credibility is in the danger zone.
 
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portugal11 said:
This giro looks like vuelta 2015, no world class climbers ( quintana is world class but he was far from best shape). Landa is so weak and he has to gain time in the mountains, not loosing... nibali only won the tour because contador fall and that is clear.
How can you be so sure? Nibali 2016 is not Nibali 2014.
 
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Orbit501 said:
BigMac said:
Don't take conclusions so early, this means nothing.

Stoked for Wellens. Nice celebration sending kisses to the crowd. You go!
Exactly! In the space of less than an hour the forum goes from Astana super strong and Nibali going to smash it to, oh look Nibali is finished. Lol

Yes, there's some indications from today, but it's very early in the race to be drawing too many conclusions already.
Ah come on, let us overreact for a few moments. When the dust settles we can just look at the market odds to learn the truth.
 

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