Heh.hrotha said:Obviously not. Andy is gorgeous.
He beat Cadel Evans and Michelle Scarponi in an epic 3 man sprint after the Gavia. Sure, he had soft peddaled as the other 2 spent the precceding 13 km dragging him along, but a sprint is a sprint.royalpig180 said:This doesn't deserve its own thread so I guess i'll put it here...
I was reading an article about the sprinters of the Giro throughout the years on the Gazzetta dello Sport website and found this:
"Basso — Marino, not Ivan. Marino was a clever and very powerful sprinter, both merciless and ruthless, remember the 1972 Worlds that he snatched from under Bitossi's nose? Ivan Basso couldn't win a sprint even if he was the only rider in the race. "
Obviously it's true that Basso can't sprint, but this still seems kinda harsh. Perhaps RCS is a little upset that Basso is likely not returning to defend his Giro title.
Yes i mixed up by G's. The stage before Zoncolan over the mountain where Nibali broke away on the descent is what I had in mind. It would have been overkill for Basso to outsprint his domestiques for the day, once he already had the Giro in the bag.Libertine Seguros said:Think you mean Grappa, Hitch. Evans beat Basso on the Tonale stage.
The tt doesn't look flat, interesting!roundabout said:27 km "only"
Still a bit long considering the route
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