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Giro 2017, stage 17: Tirano - Canazei 219 km

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wolvie15 said:
Hugo Koblet said:
I don't like Rolland, but this victory is well deserved.


I like him. But, i never bought into teh next great French riders. He has little strategic sense and never got good enough in TT . He is the French TVG.

I like Romain Bardet and Julian Alaphillipe way more.
I kinda like Rollands agressive racing style.

Romain Bardet certainly is a cutie!
 
Monfort passed Formolo by a single second to go upto 12th.

13 men inside 7:17 to Maglia Rosa. Potential for interesting breakaways tomorrow... SunWeb can not really put together any kind of chase in high mountains.
 
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seldon71 said:
Monfort passed Formolo by a single second to go upto 12th.

13 men inside 7:17 to Maglia Rosa. Potential for interesting breakaways tomorrow... SunWeb can not really put together any kind of chase in high mountains.
As they showed today, however, they do not really need to chase. The only riders Dumoulin needs to mark are Quintana and Nibali. If anyone lower on GC attacks, then the other GC teams will eventually chase. Kruijswick had his team riding today to protect 9th on GC; you can expect the teams with riders in 2nd through 8th to do the same. In addition, Dumoulin has less of a need to chase than the other GC riders, because he knows he can make up time in the TT.
 
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seldon71 said:
Monfort passed Formolo by a single second to go upto 12th.

13 men inside 7:17 to Maglia Rosa. Potential for interesting breakaways tomorrow... SunWeb can not really put together any kind of chase in high mountains.

They don't need to, any break that threatens Dumoulin also threatens Quintana, Nibali, Pinot and Zakarin (probably even more so actually) and they shouldn't to save energy after what happend previously.