Giro d'Italia 2021 Giro d'Italia, Stage 17: Canazei - Sega di Ala 193 km

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How acquainted shall we be with the finish line during the stage?

  • Not at all

    Votes: 2 5.4%
  • Just the regular Bernie stuff

    Votes: 12 32.4%
  • Few shots due to loss of live coverage

    Votes: 7 18.9%
  • They might show some shots of more than a few seconds...

    Votes: 3 8.1%
  • All the finish line shots!

    Votes: 13 35.1%

  • Total voters
    37
If (and who knows whether it is) going to be a case of Bernal leaking a bit of time each day rather than either bouncing back or slumping entirely, could it be that the rainjacket removal at Cortina would be crucial?

It wouldn't be the first time that removing clothes in a Cortina has had consequences, I suppose...
 
Who surprised me most today is Diego Ullissi, he came in with Berna and Caruso

And honestly I have no idea why. Would it not have been more sensible to save energy for today? Or did he want to get into serious mode after the rest day, because of today? But yes, his performance was really, really good, one of the most surprising yesterday.
 
As @roundabout said: Bernal was probably overconfident following Yates, and didn't dial down when he was in the red.
I guess he should have responded to Yates, but Bernal's mistake as he called, was to dig too deep into red. He should have assessed earlier and tempo'ed with Martínez. I guess he would have lost less time, and probably finished ahead of Caruso
It could be because Almeida was also gone? Because if it was only Yates I would probably have told myself, okay, he's some way behind me, simply even more explosive, not a better time trialer, so let it go - but then you have Almeida up the road also and maybe you're thinking you should be able to follow.
 
And honestly I have no idea why. Would it not have been more sensible to save energy for today? Or did he want to get into serious mode after the rest day, because of today? But yes, his performance was really, really good, one of the most surprising yesterday.
Very surprising to me.
When he passed me on the climb with 4 km to go he looked easy while more competent climbers like Bardet, Carthy and even Bernal looked on the limit. His shape is clearly improving as the Giro goes on. Let's not forget he only came back to racing a couple of months ago after a pretty serious health issue.

Also, this is not the first time he performs at a very high level in the Giro mountains. I remember he was 4th in Risoul 2016 (started the climb with the first group and finished only a minute behind Nibali and 10 seconds behind Chaves/Nieve).
 
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Very surprising to me.
When he passed me on the climb with 4 km to go he looked easy while more competent climbers like Bardet, Carthy and even Bernal looked on the limit. His shape is clearly improving as the Giro goes on. Let's not forget he only came back to racing a couple of months ago after a pretty serious health issue.

Also, this is not the first time he performs at a very high level in the Giro mountains. I remember he was 4th in Risoul 2016 (started the climb with the first group and finished only a minute behind Nibali and 10 seconds behind Chaves/Nieve).
I fear that Cassani will take him to the Olympics as a protected rider after yesterday.
He still can't handle the distance and isn't a great descender/bike handler. I'd have Formolo and Moscon as the 2 leaders.
 

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