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2017 Giro d'Italia, Stage 3 - Tortoli - Cagliari 148km

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Watching the replay looked like when Quickstep made the move they had about 7 guys at the front, maybe 2 at the back let a gap form then sprinted up t the rest of them. Griepel looked to be in a decent position. Lost a wheel or mechanical?
 
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Kazistuta said:
Whats up with the sputniks? Thought they should peak for the giro. Maybe we're in for a crazy Etna show followed by some serious clinic talk tuesday evening?

Stage hunting and KoM I suppose. Same with Rolland.
I'm interested to see if Hirt does the same or still thinks a top 20 GC is possible. Lost time again today.
 
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SafeBet said:
Nizzolo didn't complain about Richeze's move. Said he didn't have legs so there was not much he could do.
From the overhead it was clear Gaviria was much faster, Nizzolo didn't lose that much speed, although it looked really bad from the front. Anyway, the jury could have relegated Richeze, but it wouldn't have mattered for Nizzolo.
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
I'll be interested in hearing what Nizzolo has to say about that sprint. I doubt if he's going to be very happy about Richeze swerving to stop him from taking Gaviria's wheel
Watching that replay, it didn't look like anything was done purposely and didn't affect the result. Nizzolo wasn't slowed much and had nothing anyway.

Edit: Looks like Flo beat me to it.
 
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jaylew said:
Zinoviev Letter said:
I'll be interested in hearing what Nizzolo has to say about that sprint. I doubt if he's going to be very happy about Richeze swerving to stop him from taking Gaviria's wheel
Watching that replay, it didn't look like anything was done purposely and didn't affect the result. Nizzolo wasn't slowed much and had nothing anyway.

I don't think it effected the result, but it was absolutely deliberate. Richeze, who had no way of being sure that Nizzolo was dead, moved to make sure he couldn't try to get Gaviria's wheel. To use football terminology, it was a professional foul.
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
jaylew said:
Zinoviev Letter said:
I'll be interested in hearing what Nizzolo has to say about that sprint. I doubt if he's going to be very happy about Richeze swerving to stop him from taking Gaviria's wheel
Watching that replay, it didn't look like anything was done purposely and didn't affect the result. Nizzolo wasn't slowed much and had nothing anyway.

I don't think it effected the result, but it was absolutely deliberate. Richeze, who had no way of being sure that Nizzolo was dead, moved to make sure he couldn't try to get Gaviria's wheel. To use football terminology, it was a professional foul.
I agree, that looked like it was on purpose, but Gaviria would have won anyway.
 
Extremely impressive by Zhupa to be 20th after having spent the whole day in the front!

On a slightly related note, the points competition is probably too much in favor of the attackers. You can get 40 points on a flat stage in intermediate sprints and that is more than second in the stage gives. Pretty odd.
 
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Anderis said:
I'm a bitdisappointed that the echelons didn't prove to be more relevant GC-wise today.
Yeah well, Kruisjwijk has lost a little time, same for Zaka, Jungels gained a bit. A few top-10 picks are out of it. Overall, I think its a good position, especially as nobody have really crashed!

EDIT: Need a Etna-thread, now the race really starts. :p
 
Reckon Haas made a tactical error with 1.3km to go. He was the only rider on Jungel's wheel when the lead group split - Haas needed to put the hammer down and it's possible the others may not have come back - Haas is a tactically naive rider.
 
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GenericBoonenFan said:
Vroome.exe said:
Gaviria was the last one to bridge to the front group and immediately started pulling. It doesn't look like he's on a bad form, maybe just unlucky in the first two stages.

I believe that was Richeze, no?

I think they were both, probably Richeze pulling for Gav. It didn't look particularly hard for them to bridge, i don't know how others didn't manage it.
 
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tobydawq said:
Extremely impressive by Zhupa to be 20th after having spent the whole day in the front!

On a slightly related note, the points competition is probably too much in favor of the attackers. You can get 40 points on a flat stage in intermediate sprints and that is more than second in the stage gives. Pretty odd.

I see Zhupa's name coming up very frequently these days in breakaways. Maybe he stands out because he's of an uncommon nationality, but props to the likes of him and Teklehaimanot for constantly going on breaks.
 
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Vroome.exe said:
GenericBoonenFan said:
Vroome.exe said:
Gaviria was the last one to bridge to the front group and immediately started pulling. It doesn't look like he's on a bad form, maybe just unlucky in the first two stages.

I believe that was Richeze, no?

I think they were both, probably Richeze pulling for Gav. It didn't look particularly hard for them to bridge, i don't know how others didn't manage it.

Because you have max 5 seconds to react once the peloton breaks, then it's too late.
 
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BullsFan22 said:
Kazistuta said:
Whats up with the sputniks? Thought they should peak for the giro. Maybe we're in for a crazy Etna show followed by some serious clinic talk tuesday evening?


Grow up.

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