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Giro d'Italia 2023 Giro d'Italia: Stage-by-Stage Analysis

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Well, yes, of course!

Magnus' mustache about to do some real damage on stage 5 tomorrow!
 
Sometimes success goes to the head and stage 4 SQS showed their collective might isn't going to work against the peloton. Previously i thought that the gap that Remco gets in the 1st 2 weeks would be countered in the third week by how much Remco’s form dips vs Roglic’s form rises. Though unless he completely collapses, he should win it like Contador did in 2015. But with the new variable of his team’s weakness and the idiocy of the Team staff, it does leave him vulnerable to a long range attack ala Fuente De.
 
Agreed, but I'm afraid Croix De Coeur is just as bad
Things can certainly change if more snow falls next week but at the moment Croix de Coeur should be open.
I don't underastand the prevailing negativity on this forum. The route is great and it seems like it was well planned by RCS. Weather conditions are beyond their control, so of course a stage can be altered or even cancelled if safety is not guaranteed, but as things stand it looks fine.
 
any idea if tomorrow's stage is confirmed to take place as planned? The road from Ravello to Chiunzi (officially) was closed for 10 years because of landslides, and only this Monday there was a fatal accident again.


Edit: found it myself. Apparently they decided to run it as planned:

"(gt) Only in the late afternoon of yesterday did the news arrive that the sixth stage of the Giro will not undergo any changes to the route designed by the organizers. But the passage on the coast will be greeted by the protest of the citizens who call for greater safety on the roads of the entire territory."

 
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I -again- wanna give major props to @Eshnar for making this thread, but I gotta disagree with his view on tomorrows stage. It actually doesn't seem that more suitable for attackers to me. A bit perhaps, but I wouldn't be surprised to see another sprint here. Feel free to call me out when I'm wrong though :tongueclosed:
 
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Things can certainly change if more snow falls next week but at the moment Croix de Coeur should be open.
I don't underastand the prevailing negativity on this forum. The route is great and it seems like it was well planned by RCS. Weather conditions are beyond their control, so of course a stage can be altered or even cancelled if safety is not guaranteed, but as things stand it looks fine.
The route is pretty "meh" considered the immense potential to create routes in Italy.

And it woudn't be the first time Giro stages with passes well above 2000m are cancelled or shortened. And in Italy they do have the material to limit these kind of stages. This year two of the three biggest stages have these kind of climbs. So there is definitely a risk of something happening.
 
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The route is pretty "meh" considered the immense potential to create routes in Italy.

And it woudn't be the first time Giro stages with passes well above 2000m are cancelled or shortened. And in Italy they do have the material to limit these kind of stages. This year two of the three biggest stages have these kind of climbs. So there is definitely a risk of something happening.
I don't think the route is pretty meh, but that's a matter of personal preference of course.

As for altitude you can't completely take the 2000m climbs out of the equation (not for many consecutive years at least). They are an integral part of the sport and of the Giro in particular. Besides, how often were those stages shortened or cancelled to begin with? If it's 20% or less of the times, that doesn't warrant avoiding the 2000m climbs on a consistent basis in my opinion.
 
As for altitude you can't completely take the 2000m climbs out of the equation (not for many consecutive years at least). They are an integral part of the sport and of the Giro in particular. Besides, how often were those stages shortened or cancelled to begin with? If it's 20% or less of the times, that doesn't warrant avoiding the 2000m climbs on a consistent basis in my opinion.
No, you can't take them out, but it definitely possible to create great routes (and better than this year) but without using passes higher than 2000 meters. And it's also a matter of having options. Like the Crans Montana stage, the options for using Grand Bernard (and Coeur?) seems really limited.
 
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The loss of Remco is a massive loss to this Giro. I was pulling for Roglic, but the whole spectacle is massively diminished :(
I pretty am disappointed by this news (and Uran’s) but “massively diminished”? No way - from my perspective: Roglic, Ineos, Vlasov are not chump change, and it’s not like LBL where losing a worthy opponent to Remco took the drama out of the outcome.