2016 Giro d'Italia - Stage 9: Chianti ITT, 40.5 km

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Who is gonna take the jersey?

  • Brambilla will keep it

    Votes: 8 6.6%
  • Zakarin

    Votes: 21 17.2%
  • Kruijswijk

    Votes: 19 15.6%
  • Valverde

    Votes: 18 14.8%
  • Nibali

    Votes: 12 9.8%
  • Chaves

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Uran

    Votes: 10 8.2%
  • Domoulin

    Votes: 29 23.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 5 4.1%

  • Total voters
    122
  • Poll closed .
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staubsauger said:
bassano said:
Mr.White said:
staubsauger said:
whittashau said:
lol Nibali slower than Landa. What a joke
The true joke is that Nibali won 3 gt's.
Andy Hampsten's Giro win is more worth than any of Nibali's gt achievements!
Yeah, only to you and Hampsten. What a nonsense!
Yeah, someone like him really should not be allowed to post here, he can heal his complexes somewhere else
Yeah. Because beating Mosquera, Uran and Peraud is that much bigger than beating Breukink and Zimmerman! :eek:

There's something called hyperbole as well! :rolleyes:
What part from go heal your complexes somewhere else you did not understand? :)

he had quite the same concurence as others year before of after
and also it is offtopic here
 
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What a shame that the weather turned the TT into a bit of a farce!!

Anyway, moving right along....looking at the top 10 in the GC right now.....I'm looking forward to the coming weeks racing.

Brambilla will lose the Pink Jersey, but who wants it??
All the way down to Uran in 15th spot is within 3 mins of the lead - should / could make for some exciting bike racing when the road heads up!!

Great to see Stevie K doing so well!!
 
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staubsauger said:
bassano said:
Mr.White said:
staubsauger said:
whittashau said:
lol Nibali slower than Landa. What a joke
The true joke is that Nibali won 3 gt's.
Andy Hampsten's Giro win is more worth than any of Nibali's gt achievements!
Yeah, only to you and Hampsten. What a nonsense!
Yeah, someone like him really should not be allowed to post here, he can heal his complexes somewhere else
Yeah. Because beating Mosquera, Uran and Peraud is that much bigger than beating Breukink and Zimmerman! :eek:

There's something called hyperbole as well! :rolleyes:
Beating Purito, Evans and Valverde if you prefer...all of them Tour e France podium
 
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Bushman said:
It might just be that Zakarin's bike handling is very weak and that his first crash and following bike change took away his focus but his crash in the final turn led me to wonder if he had done a recon of the stage. He took the turn as if it was a 90 degree turn and then halfway through he realised that the turn was much sharper than he had anticipated which led him to oversteer and subsequently crash.

It might just be because he was all over the place mentally but it looked like an amateurish mistake that could have been avoided fairly easily even if his handling isnt too good
I reckon it was this, he lost it mentally and with the pressure he just couldn't get it back together. How he responds to this is important because in the end he really didn't lose that much time considering what happened
 
Tuesdays stage is very nervous, hard to control for Etixx if other teams don't help. They won't have the time to decide who should wear pink between Brambilla and Jungels. They'll have troubles defending it actually.
 
Just reading through the comments and I was specially surprised by how surprised people were by Brambillas performance.

He rode better TT's in the past if I'm not mistaken. Actually when I was listening to the dutch radio the commentator said Brambilla isn't good at TT's at all so let's see who's going to be in pink after the TT after which I went on a rant to my gf that the commentators in the Netherlands have absolutely no clue abour cycling.

She really didn't care as she really doesn't care about cycling, but I'm always amazed about commentators who get paid for their job that have no clue about what they are talking.
 
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Hugo Koblet said:
Ryo Hazuki said:
Mr.White said:
Ryo Hazuki said:
Rollthedice said:
Nibali in pink.
lol. literally EVERYTHING you say in this topic is bull**** way to go though :eek:
Unlike you :rolleyes:
try finding anything bull**** I said in this topic. good luck
Well, you did say that bull**** about Küng riding in dry conditions :rolleyes:
which was true. go look back. after the first intermediate check the 2nd part was dry. maybe put your glasses on next time :rolleyes:
 
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TourOfSardinia said:
Taxus4a said:
Is it possible to see now the intermediate times?
interesting. amador must've crashed or at least made a few errors in his final descent. it was the worst of rain during that final part for him and jungels
 
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Kwibus said:
Just reading through the comments and I was specially surprised by how surprised people were by Brambillas performance.

He rode better TT's in the past if I'm not mistaken. Actually when I was listening to the dutch radio the commentator said Brambilla isn't good at TT's at all so let's see who's going to be in pink after the TT after which I went on a rant to my gf that the commentators in the Netherlands have absolutely no clue abour cycling.

She really didn't care as she really doesn't care about cycling, but I'm always amazed about commentators who get paid for their job that have no clue about what they are talking.
People were surprised because he recovered surprisingly well after the big effort of yesterday and, apart from that 5th place 2 years ago he hasn't shown anything in TT.
 
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Bushman said:
It might just be that Zakarin's bike handling is very weak and that his first crash and following bike change took away his focus but his crash in the final turn led me to wonder if he had done a recon of the stage.
he didn't do any recons of the Giro stages in advance as far as i can remember, he was home in Russia until the start of Liege. He probably did one in the morning though

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(google translated)

- What are the stages of planning a scout?
- At the time of inspection will not, because after the Tour of Catalonia will be a couple of days of recovery. I will go to Russia and then 18 days in the highlands. Next, Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the Tour de Romandie and Giro d'Italia.
http://velolive.com/olympic-games/11586-olympic-galerie-ilnur-zakarin-cycling-road-race-national-team-russia.html
 
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Brullnux said:
Brambilla paced himself wonderfully. Using Nibali as a reference he went +29";+23"; +8" and then finished 8" better.
He also took many more risks in the final descent and in a few dangerous corners before.
He gained time on all GC riders in the final part, which tells me those other riders were being cautious.
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
shalgo said:
If you watched Zakarin's Romandie TT, it was pretty clear that if you only added a bit of rain, he would be crashing multiple times. His bike handling is atrocious.
this. possibly worse and uglier than froome. he got what was coming to him
Much uglier than Froome, who actually looks pretty decent on a TT bike and when dancing on the pedals.
 
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Poursuivant said:
Gloin22 said:
Poursuivant said:
murali said:
Jungels missed GC by a sec :(

i was pretty sure he would take the lead. didnt expect rain to play spoilsport though
Brambilla might "donate" it.
Why would Bramb donate it? Brambilla gets Etixx more money by being in pink than some random *** Luxembourg guy.
Who gives them the money?
Italin in pink is always going get more media attention than some random guy no one in Italian audience heard. Attention is how sponsors makes gist of their money. Gifting the jersey makes zero sense from sponsor perspective, and this sport isn't run for fun, but to make actual money.
 

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