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Giro d'Italia 2022 Giro d'Italia, Stage 20: Belluno – Marmolada 168 km (Saturday, May 28th)

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Firstly, finally we get a decent GC battle, but why oh why did Hindly wait until now to do this? Looking how strong he is he could've had the Giro wrapped up by a minutes before coming into today's stage.....

I think this perspective might take some recency bias. Carapaz had a bad day; I don't think Hindley was that much better than him throughout the race.
 
What a joke of a race. I missed 80km of the stage because I was busy, tuned in for bottom of Fedaia, and was stunned to find out nobody had attacked.

Carapaz had the chance to gain 40 seconds on Hindley in Blockhaus if he rode with more commitment. But even that might not have been enough
Nobody had Hindley in their radar back then. Let's be honest!
 
Tbf he clearly doesn't have much left. He tried for a stage and just doesn't really have it anymore (which isn't a surprise with his age). Even the 4th in GC is cos 5-10 in GC were quite bad.
I'm not saying it was a terrible ride and I definitely agree he was helped by the field being abysmal, but a solo stage win and no GC would have been a more fitting end, imo.
 
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I think this perspective might take some recency bias. Carapaz had a bad day; I don't think Hindley was that much better than him throughout the race.
I also get the impression that Hindley is a Basso style diesel who lacks the acceleration to drop his opponents and needs to grind them down on really steep slopes.
Covi showed panache and deserved to win and Kämna was outstanding once Hindley caught him, his pull totally wrecked Carapaz.
 
I'm not saying it was a terrible ride and I definitely agree he was helped by the field being abysmal, but a solo stage win and no GC would have been a more fitting end, imo.

Kind of difficult as where he was in GC for ages, he wouldn't have been allowed go for a stage win. Then as the race go on, he got more tired and he was still high enough in GC that Bora, Bahrain and Ineos are going to chase him.