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

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I dont care what anyone says he will pay for this at the Tour

Vinge and Rog love this
Totally disagree. It's a long ways to the Tour, and his investment in this ride today pays off by letting him finish the rest of the race riding like 'Il Patrono'. He gets to be 'The Cannibal next week without actually being a cannibal; everyone will know he could win any hard stage he wanted to next week at will, so he doesn't actually have to waste energy going for any more stages than he already has. Total win-win for him. No one is even going to dream of attacking him; he can just monitor what podium riders are left and watch the peons fight for stage wins. He's winning this in the TT's, and a big day today (which also has the added effect of reducing/eliminating talk of this being a panache-free win), and barring accident zero drama for him in the week to come.

This is what he needed to do today and he did it in as spectacular a fashion as possible given the opposition.
 
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