Giro d'Italia 2021 Giro d'Italia, Stage 10: L’Aquila – Foligno 139 km

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Sprint or breakaway?

  • Sprint

    Votes: 24 63.2%
  • Breakaway

    Votes: 14 36.8%

  • Total voters
    38
  • Poll closed .
Eshnar mentions we could see a sizable breakaway for this stage. Perhaps—since L’Aquila is involved—we can get a break of 56 riders getting a gap of 17 minutes? ;)

That was one of my favorite following-CN-forum-updates stages of all time. Each and Every time someone new logged in (expecting to see a few pages of comments about a hum-drum stage) someone had to explain what the hell was going on. So fun:)
It's true, no stage in this area should be discussed without a cursory glance here: https://forum.cyclingnews.com/threads/giro-ditalia-stage-11-lucera-laquila-262km.7431/
 
Not even being given 2 mins. I'd just sit up if I was them, pointless
That's why I said that if they want to play this hare chase charade, there should be a rule to give them at least 10 minutes on the flat stages. Make it so that the break has an actual chance of making it. The current situation is just the peloton saying "we're having a rest day and that's final".
 
Not even being given 2 mins. I'd just sit up if I was them, pointless
It's not totally pointless, at least not for Marengo and Pellaud, who are fighting against each other for the minor classifications. And if that were the mentality, there would rarely be any breaks at all. These guys know they probably won't win, but if they weren't in the break, they would definitely not win, and they wouldn't be earning their teams exposure and prize money either.
 
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It's not totally pointless, at least not for Marengo and Pellaud, who are fighting against each other for the minor classifications. And if that were the mentality, there would rarely be any breaks at all. These guys know they probably won't win, but if they weren't in the break, they would definitely not win, and they wouldn't be earning their teams exposure and prize money either.
I sort of feel like you should have give them at least some shot. As it is, theres no chance they win. At maybe 5 mins, you give them a slight belief they can hold on tbf.
 
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I sort of feel like you should have give them at least some shot. As it is, theres no chance they win. At maybe 5 mins, you give them a slight belief they can hold on tbf.
There aren't that many opportunites for the sprinters in this Giro, and they have already missed one of them, so I understand why they aren't giving them too much time on a relatively short stage like this.
 
It's not totally pointless, at least not for Marengo and Pellaud, who are fighting against each other for the minor classifications. And if that were the mentality, there would rarely be any breaks at all. These guys know they probably won't win, but if they weren't in the break, they would definitely not win, and they wouldn't be earning their teams exposure and prize money either.
They could at least install a game for the tv viewers, by putting different sponsors on the jersey each day. "Identify each of the 28 names and win a signed taco-holder or a wine-glass used by a true Italian by calling NOW".
 
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Oh I get it, I just think it sucks. Like Ineos and Jumbo trains up mountains, it's crap for the viewer.
I was hoping that BORA would drill it for a good hour and try to get Sagan to win the intermediate sprint and follow through if some of the other sprinters got caught out, but I knew that was not to be expected. But at least now it seems they are going to keep riding at a fast/not too slow pace and not just take a long breather before reeling the break back in.
 

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