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Giro d'Italia 2022 Giro d'Italia, Stage 16: Salò – Aprica 202 km (Tuesday, May 24th)

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Yeah, I don't want to complain too early but this has a big potential now to end very anticlimatic.
I often think that people's expectations here are just far too high. This stage was always going to be decided on the very final climb, with maybe an optimistic attack on the Mortirolo (which we had). Played out exactly as most people would have thought.
 
I often think that people's expectations here are just far too high. This stage was always going to be decided on the very final climb, with maybe an optimistic attack on the Mortirolo (which we had). Played out exactly as most people would have thought.

The irony is the nature of cycling fandom means that when you do get riders strong enough to roll the dice on mega long range attacks and crazy action that half the forum is absolutely disgusted about them being the ones doing it :D
 
The stage has delivered more than expected so far.

The current scenario at this point was the expected scenario.
Exactly, this was about as much as what was realistic with this design. Of course it was going to be nowhere near as good as a proper Aprica stage, but some people continue to pretend the riders make the race and route design doesn't matter :rolleyes: