2019 Giro d'Italia Stage 17: Commezzadura - Anterselva 181km

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Re: 2019 Giro d'Italia Stage 17: Commezzadura - Anterselva 1

Rollthedice said:
hfer07 said:
RunningRouleur said:
To those saying it's over, here's how it looked last year:

General classification after stage 17
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 69:59:11
2 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:00:56
4 Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:03:50
9 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team 0:06:07

but There is NO Chris Froome type of rider in this year's Giro capable to pull such atrocity, like the one Froome did - There is no way Nibs or Roglic can pull a "Finestre" on Carapaz
Manghen is some 35km farther to the finish than Finestre, Sky dropped all the doms leaving just a few captains hanging by a thread when Froome attacked, Dumoulin didn't understand that it's now a one on one until the finish and found himself in a group with people who had different goals. Froome found Jesus. So, it's impossible to replicate.
Sky dropping all the doms was the crucial difference. Nibali or Roglic could burn off their whole teams if they wanted to, there would still be Carapaz, Landa and Amador sitting in the wheels, possibly Pedrero too. Even Roglic isn’t a good enough TTer to beat a 3 or 4 v 1 TTT from 100kms out.

Nibali and Roglic need Carapaz to crack.
 

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