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Giro d'Italia Giro d‘Italia 2024 Stage 15, Manerba del Garda-Livigno (Mottolino), 222 km

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Interview with Arensman

"How will you play your cards"

"That's the neat part. We wont"
I mean, easy memeing on the lack of adventure with Thomas as leader and all that, but it's an absolutely dumb interview question that we see asked 1000x a season, some endless amount of variations on "and what will your tactics be today?" as if anybody is going to disclose them so blatantly. It's actually quite a nice answer by Arensman as a result.
 
Wonder if the commentators have looked at the numbers for the climb. I keep hearing about the 'fearsome gradients' of the Mortirolo.
Nope, they're just looking at the fact it's called Mortirolo and assuming it must be super hard because it's the Mortirolo. Same as when they rode up the main road into Montelupone in 2011 and the commentators hyped the muro as though they were using the same road as Tirreno-Adriatico in 2008 and 2009.
 
Nope, they're just looking at the fact it's called Mortirolo and assuming it must be super hard because it's the Mortirolo. Same as when they rode up the main road into Montelupone in 2011 and the commentators hyped the muro as though they were using the same road as Tirreno-Adriatico in 2008 and 2009.
Nah they know it's the easy side, it's been mentioned a few times, they're just trying to keep tension up.
 
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Majka is going to have a hell of a job on his hands because Novak and Grosschartner don't have it on current form, I think Pogacar will need to go a bit early if he wants it.
Lets see but think Großschartner can potentially go for long time. On the only long hard climb so far (Prati di Tivo), he finished 27th and was in the group of last 15 favourites before handing over to Majka.

But yeah, in general - UAE just doesn't seem to be the team that gets it right on delivering the big team efforts.
 
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