- Jun 16, 2009
After the likely disaster of todays stage for the main favs, who will now win the giro?
BroDeal said:Arroyo should have seven to eight minutes over the likes of Vino and Evans. He will have to crack to lose that much time.
auscyclefan94 said:After the likely disaster of todays stage for the main favs, who will now win the giro?
+10000Rockets160 said:Are you kidding me? The real question should be who should get fired for letting a 56 rider group get away?
I'm still trying to comprehend how on earth that ever happened...
the vagabond said:Many to call out but Astana has to take the main blame. The Giro is going to be very ****ed at their failure to keep things under control, and they are going to cement their reputation as a bunch of bike riders rather than a real team.
Sastre is not the one who has to take the initiative. He just has to stick like glue to Evans, Basso, and Vino. I wonder where they'll be able to drop him (if he has some of his form back, that is).Jan the Man said:If Sastre has recovered then Stages 15 and 19 could be brutal for those non pure climbers.
Stage 15 after 12 days on the bounce and with three climbs before Zoncolan is gonna cause utter carnage.
Of those in the breakaway I see only Arroyo and Sastre with a genuine shot. Though you never know- you're always liable to get a surprise. Maybe one of the two Liquigas young guns can hang with the big boys on the hills, you never know.
Which they did. But that wasn't nearly enough to at least minimise the gap.BroDeal said:Leaky Gas had the firepower to close it down, especially if they would have called back their men int he break. They played chicken hoping that Astana and BMC would die doing the chasing.
rxgqgxnyfz said:Which they did. But that wasn't nearly enough to at least minimise the gap.
Let's hope so. I like this rider. Tondo and Sastre are a potentially formidable duo in the following week.Moondance said:Tondo, IMO