Giro d'Italia 2022 Giro d'Italia: Who is going to win? Third rest day poll.

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Who will win the 2022 Giro d'Italia?


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BR2

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Carapaz because of the last time trial, so he only needs to keep up with Hindley.

I wonder, since I never realized how bad a descender Almeida is, did something happen to him, or does it happen in situations, when he's already at the limit physically?
 
Carapaz because of the last time trial, so he only needs to keep up with Hindley.

I wonder, since I never realized how bad a descender Almeida is, did something happen to him, or does it happen in situations, when he's already at the limit physically?
He did struggle descending in Emilia and Torrino last year as well. Got times back at the climbs every time. It was the first time I noticed that pattern. But I've seen him struggle in finishes with lots of twists and turns on the flats as well. I still hold the idea that he's a bit slow to respond in general.

But I agree he's probably closer to his limit as I haven't seen him wiggle like that before?

Lovely to see you btw! <3
 
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My vote goes to botalume. There's a consensus in this comunity that Almeida is the worst climber of the top 4 but i disagree. My fear is that he will be left behind in some of those descents, if not i really think he has a shot of winning it despite the lack of a good team for the mountains ahead.
 
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Ofcourse I want Nibali to win but I fear its not gonna happen with his typical bad luck

Its a 2 horse race between Carapaz and Hindley for me, and I guess I slightly favor Carapaz here but that can also be thinkful wishing

Would love Landismo, but I have 0 belief in Landa. Nor Almeida for that matter
It's a shame that after what we saw on 2015-2017, i also have had no belief in Landa simce 2018 despite being such a fan
 
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We are in for some anthology stuff here. Bahrain and Nibally will attack in every penultimate climb trying to gap in descents. Bora and Ineos will try to control attacks and go to the classic dispute in the final kms. Almeida will follow trains and close gaps. It will depend on whoever explodes, and many will. Voted with heart on Almeida but this is the most unpredictable GT in years.
 
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He did struggle descending in Emilia and Torrino last year as well. Got times back at the climbs every time. It was the first time I noticed that pattern. But I've seen him struggle in finishes with lots of twists and turns on the flats as well. I still hold the idea that he's a bit slow to respond in general.

But I agree he's probably closer to his limit as I haven't seen him wiggle like that before?

Lovely to see you btw! <3
Yeah, I think you might be right. I rewatched those races and also the Stelvio descent from the 2020 Giro and his descending skills aren't that bad. He even spent some time on the supertuck position. What we saw on saturday was not normal from him, so my hopes are still high.
 
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Landa has gotten to his preferred terrain without dying or losing ten minutes because his bike exploded. It's time for Landissimo
Have seen this movie before and the ending is often frustrating..........he may never get a better chance to at least make another podium. No Slovenians or Bernal should help. Something tells me that one of the top four riders will crack in the final week.
 
After what I saw from Almeida last year, being arguably the best climber last year, I'm confident. He is a massively smart rider, pacing himself great through the stages, I guess he is doing the same through the GT as well. Carapaz is still favorite, but Almeiida is close second now for me.
 
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May 23, 2022
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I voted for Almeida.

I have the feeling he has been holding off. If he can climb like in the 3rd week of last year Giro, they won't be able to catch him. If all goes well he can reach the TT already in 1st.

That being said, he faces several problems and hazards now that he showed his unbeknowst weaknesses:
#1 rain & fast descents;
#2 a all or nothing Nibali in his last season;
 
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Almeida reminds me of Cadel in some ways. Strong time trialist, dogged and under rated climber. Although Cadel was definitely a better descender. Would be pleasantly surprised if Almeida could hang tough in the remaining mountains and pull this off in the final TT.

Head: Carapaz (Ineos look like they are saving themselves?)
Heart: Landa (2015 is a long time ago)
Patriotism : Hindley (looks fantastic)
Dark horse: Almeida
Vino: Nibali
 
Nibali only really has 1 GC spot to lose by going for the Hail Mary, plus he's already won everything, high probability of it happening I think and what he might lose a bit in W/KG on the climbs he can make up on descents.
 
Voted for Landismo, not so much out of conviction as desire to see him final get his Big Win. Almeida remains a viable winner, as Carapaz so far not showing that he can kill off the others. But, yes, Richie is the fave. Mostly just want a good race to the very end.
 
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