Giro d'Italia 2015 Stage 20: Saint-Vincent – Sestriere 199km

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Sep 16, 2009

Moose McKnuckles said:
There is no reason right now for Contador to panic. Just needs to ride his own pace.[/quote

Exactly and that's what he's doing.

Meanwhile the KOM jersey is going to be Visconit's or Landa's. Landa needs to win the stage to get it. 2nd won't be enough.


Mar 14, 2015

One Eyed Aussie said:
That's what Contador gets for showboating the other day with Hesjedal completely unnecessarily.
He gained 1:13 the other day, not really unnecessarily.
May 29, 2015
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No_Balls said:
Jelantik said:
do you think it's possible for AC to loose 4 minutes??
He has to bonk big time for that. He doesnt look bonked although less impressive.
Yeah, it doesn't look that bad and there are groups behind him who will probably catch up to him in the false flat.

He has to be totally Paris Nice 2009 bonked in order to lose 5 minutes.
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webvan said:
Ramira said:
I have to admit I didn't see this coming. I'm pretty sure I've never seen Contador this weak in his entire career.
Surely this isn't conserving energy anymore, there's something wrong with him.
Galibier 2011 ?

Still he's got a big buffer, will be interesting to see if they three Astanas will regroup to pound it.

Shame on the Saxo team, how can Kreuziger, Rodgers and Basso be so useless ? Wonder if Tinkoff misses Riis ?
Hmm that was pretty close. But it was in a TDF after he rode the Giro, and he lost about 1:45 to Evans who ended up winning it. Here he lost not only a minute and a half to Landa but also a full minute to the likes of Aru and even Kangert.

Maybe it's closer than I think though, because he looked untouchable all Giro long, while in that TDF he wasn't on form from the start so it was hardly a shock when he couldn't follow.
Oct 16, 2009
1'27" to Landa means he didn't lose all that much after his "bonk". He'll probably be fine... although it doesn't help that Landa teamed up with Ilnur.
May 30, 2015
Being outnumbered and overwhelmed even got the Spartans in the end. It took 20 stages but Astana's absurdly strong B team finally got him. Still too little too late though.