Exactly.brilleaben said:Shame we didn't get to see a real head to head Wiggins vs. Nibali on these steep parts.
LOL... i was rooting for him.. Poor that guy.. hanging his dear life... Congrats for his fighting spirit. Astana team looks promising with Aru and Tirrolongo. SOL for wiggins but nibali's form looks good.Orbit501 said:Bouet manages to stay on the podium. Chapeau!
I'm guessing lack of power meter, hard chase back and then increased perception of effort/lactate pain due to more negative situation all came together quite nicely. If he was relying on his sensations to set pace, then being behind already after misfortune is almost guaranteed to make the sensations a lot worse, and there's no powermeter to tell you it's in your head.Carols said:Yes Nibali!!!!!!!!
Great ride, trashed his legs for LBL? but took it down. Happy Bouet managed to salvage a podium, Chapeau!
We'll never know what would have happened if Wiggo hadn't tossed his bike, but the incident shouldn't have cost him 1:36. Probably couldn't calc his chase back without a power meter???
Anyway Nibs Beat Froome, Nibs beat Wiggo...Giro should be Great
What exactly do you mean - problems riding, or problems with the bike? If the latter, then yes, he stopped and accelerated twice before giving up and switching.Ferminal said:He was having problems before the bike change, there's no way of knowing how much the ****ed bike contributed.
Siutsou let it all hang out on Wednesday to take the stage win, deserved after a season marred by injury but I suggested that it would hurt him for the rest of the race.JRanton said:Astana and Nibali very strong. Favourite for the Giro.
One thing that is noticeable with Sky's GC riders this season is that they've quite often shown weakness at the end of stage races. Take Suitsou today for instance. Way down on his performance on Wednesday. I doubt Wiggins would have been able to stay with Nibali today but we'll never know I guess. I really don't think he's as strong as himself and Kerrison have been saying though.
He was potentially having problems even right at the start of the climb. What's he doing riding so far back in the bunch on the climbs, did it on Wednesday too?Waterloo Sunrise said:What exactly do you mean - problems riding, or problems with the bike? If the latter, then yes, he stopped and accelerated twice before giving up and switching.