Giro d'Italia 2022 Giro d'Italia, Stage 4: Avola – Etna 170 km (Tuesday, May 10th)

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Nah I don’t know. I think they also do this to reduce the stress in stages to come. They got rid of quite a few teams with GC ambitions here like Jumbo, Cofidis, Astana. So now they have established themselves as the team that controls the race, which is what they like.
Sivakov could've been useful though, and in the end he lost almost a minute for little gain.
 
Oldani is 62kg at 178cm, if anything him being a better sprinter than climber at that height to weight ratio is more random.
He doesn't seem to be 62kg to me from the TV shots
At least we don’t need to worry about Sivakov becoming the first French GT winner since Fignon yet. That would be... odd.
It's still early, Siva lost less time today on Etna than TGH in 2020.
 
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If this Giro had more kms of ITT I'd actually back Kämna as Bora's best gc option in this race.
He likes bad weather and loves multi-mountain stages.
I'm not sure if he's good enough on the steep stuff to do this. Also his TT was quite shaky until this year. I think it's clear that he has all the tools to be in the TOP 5 in a GT if he wants to focus on it. But with his break last year and the motivation stuff maybe it's best to ride this attacking style and set goals for individual days.

Also with this form he could come in quite handy as a helper for Bora. He has now his stage victory and I think he could go for the mountain jersey as well, but Bora has three leaders in the Top 21 right now with Kelderman only 13 seconds behind Yates. I think that will be his focus in the last week. They must feel quite confident with Buchmann als trying to set the pace there for a small period.

Let's see how it will look on Blockhaus, with no real attacks today there will be some people in GC G1 that bluffed themeselves through the last hard parts of the mountain.
 
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Nice to see, that Ciccone after his not optimal preperation is in there. Also Buchmann (who also attacked ones) seems to be a serious contender..

If Buchmann on the stage 4 is the only one of the contenders that attacks, watch out for him in week 3
 
What is the explanation for the extreme disinterest on the favorite group by the production team? It almost look like either they boycotted them or they have no clue about cycling.
I think it was the latter. A boycot wouldn't really seem plausible. Hopefully, the production choices will be evaluated... But you know, I am a bit of an optimist so maybe that's unlikely.
 
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I think it was the latter. A boycot wouldn't really seem plausible. Hopefully, the production choices will be evaluated... But you know, I am a bit of an optimist so maybe that's unlikely.
Yeah, the latter is not really impossible actually, sometimes someone could be sick and you just pick anyone available at the last minute, probably a cooking programme director or anyone idle
 
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