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Giro d'Italia 2016 STAGE 17: Molveno – Cassano d'Adda 196 km

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Belletti hit the front before the final turn and slowed the field down to help Pippo, that was actually a good move.
Pippo said that he went too early, but he was at the front and so he tried something.
 
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carton said:
Seems like the peloton left the catch for too late, then they were too tired to fend off attacks. Too easy to say for a guy looking at a screen who snoozed through today's training ride even though the weather was fantastic, but true.

Congrats to Kruge for making the most of his track skills & form, and to the IAM team for a great result.

Indeed. If the top sprint trains (Etixx, Lotto) were doing their thing then the Bak counterattack would never have happened at all. Lampre and Trek never quite dominated the stage in that manner. The six held out for so freaking long at the end. Everyone was in shreds it seems.
 
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Mayomaniac said:
Belletti hit the front before the final turn and slowed the field down to help Pippo, that was actually a good move.
Pippo said that he went too early, but he was at the front and so he tried something.
Yes, the hesitation by the riders behind Belletti made the difference for Kluge. It was a good idea by Southeast, but Pippo just couldn't hold on long enough.