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Giro 2017, Stage 6: Reggio Calabria-Terme Luigiane 217km

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Brullnux said:
tobydawq said:
And they would all be destroyed by Sagan. He could probably not have a better finish than this.
And Alaphilippe. It's sort of similar to last year's Tour stage two if we want to see who it would suit. Much more unpredictable though.

It's also reminding me of the finish of the European Championships although that climb was perhaps a little more difficult.
 
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deValtos said:
Mayomaniac said:
classicomano said:
Cannondale starting the chase when the gap is about 9 minutes. Brilliant tactics by JVaughters.
I think we just troll the living hell out of them and send them a few curricula vitae to apply as their DS, because frankly half of the posters around here would probably do a better job.

They bring a team of riders to get in the breaks ... and then don't get in breaks. What is going on with them. :eek:

Letting a break go so easy in the Etna stage was silly, but today it's a sensible decision.
 
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Flamin said:
deValtos said:
Mayomaniac said:
classicomano said:
Cannondale starting the chase when the gap is about 9 minutes. Brilliant tactics by JVaughters.
I think we just troll the living hell out of them and send them a few curricula vitae to apply as their DS, because frankly half of the posters around here would probably do a better job.

They bring a team of riders to get in the breaks ... and then don't get in breaks. What is going on with them. :eek:

Letting a break go so easy in the Etna stage was silly, but today it's a sensible decision.
Sit all day on the front working for Slagter isnt sensible by any means...
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Flamin said:
deValtos said:
Mayomaniac said:
classicomano said:
Cannondale starting the chase when the gap is about 9 minutes. Brilliant tactics by JVaughters.
I think we just troll the living hell out of them and send them a few curricula vitae to apply as their DS, because frankly half of the posters around here would probably do a better job.

They bring a team of riders to get in the breaks ... and then don't get in breaks. What is going on with them. :eek:

Letting a break go so easy in the Etna stage was silly, but today it's a sensible decision.
Sit all day on the front working for Slagter isnt sensible by any means...

Well yeah, if they are actually riding for Slagter, that's surprising. Where are the other teams though? Astana, Dimension Data??
 
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Flamin said:
deValtos said:
Mayomaniac said:
classicomano said:
Cannondale starting the chase when the gap is about 9 minutes. Brilliant tactics by JVaughters.
I think we just troll the living hell out of them and send them a few curricula vitae to apply as their DS, because frankly half of the posters around here would probably do a better job.

They bring a team of riders to get in the breaks ... and then don't get in breaks. What is going on with them. :eek:

Letting a break go so easy in the Etna stage was silly, but today it's a sensible decision.

I'd rather have Slagter in the break than trying to win from the bunch. Considering they are doing most of the chasing perhaps then the break would stay away. Plus it saves you burning out 5 of their climbers like they are doing today. Then even if it comes back you can still go at the final hill with Woods or something. I just think they would give themselves more chances by being proactive.
 
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deValtos said:
Flamin said:
deValtos said:
Mayomaniac said:
classicomano said:
Cannondale starting the chase when the gap is about 9 minutes. Brilliant tactics by JVaughters.
I think we just troll the living hell out of them and send them a few curricula vitae to apply as their DS, because frankly half of the posters around here would probably do a better job.

They bring a team of riders to get in the breaks ... and then don't get in breaks. What is going on with them. :eek:

Letting a break go so easy in the Etna stage was silly, but today it's a sensible decision.

I'd rather have Slagter in the break than trying to win from the bunch. Considering they are doing most of the chasing perhaps then the break would stay away. Plus it saves you burning out 5 of their climbers like they are doing today. Then even if it comes back you can still go at the final hill with Woods or something. I just think they would give themselves more chances by being proactive.

Both were possibilities going into the stage. I sure understand why they did opt for a sprint (Slagter is not the guy I expected but he must feel good). Of course in hindsight, with barely anyone willing to work with them, it was perhaps better to get in the break. But, hindsight..
 
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It could still come back actually but just in general this Giro breakaways chances are being undervalued by the teams or they just don't care about stagewins, idk.