Giro d'Italia 2022 Giro d'Italia, Stage 8: Napoli – Napoli 153 km (Saturday, May 14th)

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Martin in the group... they wont get much time. Or they will be inviting him back into the race.
Martin isn't a threat in the long run. The only reason why he ends up high in GC's is because he does this every time. But he's not consistent enough to contend for a top 5 and his recovery isn't good enough either. He already bled a minute and a half on Etna. He'll lose tons of time in the third week.
 
Martin isn't a threat in the long run. The only reason why he ends up high in GC's is because he does this every time. But he's not consistent enough to contend for a top 5 and his recovery isn't good enough either. He already bled a minute and a half on Etna. He'll lose tons of time in the third week.
I didnt say he will win the Giro by doing this, or did I?

If he gets a decent result for GC, or even a KOM jersey and perhaps a stage-win with him to go over these three weeks, then cudos to him for doing this "every time".
 
I do think that the likes of Carapaz, Yates etc could give Martin a 5-6 minute headstart at least and it won't matter by the end of the race, even if Martin is on top form.
Maybe I didnt think people would think I meant him winning the race.

Moreso inviting him back into a decent GC-position and the top 10 of the race, which he may fall out of sooner rather than later.
 

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