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Giro d'Italia 2017 STAGE 20: Pordenone – Asiago 190 km

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Great finish to the stage and excellent Pinot stage win. I dont get Q suddenly riding like a madman for the last K. Why not sooner or even on the climb? I dont get their all tired bit either, they showed they could ride if they made it happen.
Well done Zak also for breaking up the club run.
 
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jaylew said:
RattaKuningas said:
Anyone knows where the worlds best climber Landa was who could've easily won without losing time in first week?
Oh, come on. You mean the guy who's been in a ton of breaks, including going solo yesterday? :rolleyes: No way to know where he'd be in the GC mix if not for the crash but that's just a ridiculous comment.
Again with the Landa is the greatest rhetoric? Enough already... jeez... :rolleyes:
 
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well certainly Giro never fail to surprise me. Dumo in 4th place. But he is prime to overhaul everyone in front of him. Could this be another comeback story like Nibali last year? or the fall of Quintana? or the surprising resurrection of Pinot?. Certainly, tomorrow will be a fire work...
 
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alspacka said:
BullsFan22 said:
Stupid from Zakarin. He and the team gained absolutely nothing in the end. No win, no bonus seconds, no gaps on those immediately in front of him, and now he needs the TT of his life and some luck.

He had to try. He did. Can't fault him.
Nobody can't say that Zakarin didn't try in this Giro, even in some terrains that didn't suit him.

Always tried to do some moves to shake the race.
 
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the_cutter said:
Why were Jungels, Mollema and even Yates pulling with Dumoulin? Stage?

Anyway, Big Tom should have this in the bag.

Jungels cause he wins stage if it comes back.
Mollema cause him and Dumo buddies.
Yates cause Movistar runied his GC.

Always good to have friends.
 
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Akuryo said:
Brullnux said:
I hope Jungels got paid for that

On the climb he tried to distance Yates and on the flat he went for the stage win. He had his own objectives. Sure, it helped Dumoulin but he also had a lot to gain. ;)
Not really. He had no reason to distance Yates, who he'll smash in the time trail tomorrow anyway. And the stage win was very unlikely, and he has one already so I don't buy that reasoning, because it's not like he's desperate for a win. He was just helping Dumoulin, as was Mollema and then Yates(!)
 
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cantpedal said:
RattaKuningas said:
Anyone knows where the worlds best climber Landa was who could've easily won without losing time in first week?
you asking about the guy who was out on the break the last few days eating a lot of wind winning a stage and 2nd a couple of times? the king of the mountains? That guy?
I think they're talking about the guy that lost a two up sprint to Tejay VanGarteren... :rolleyes:
 
Quintana tomorrow is going to have the same fate as Fignon and Schleck did on the last day of a Grand Tour.. Tom will take the jersey off him on the last day. Oh well.. Maybe Nairo can speak to his doctor about a better program when back training in colombia.
 
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Irondan said:
cantpedal said:
RattaKuningas said:
Anyone knows where the worlds best climber Landa was who could've easily won without losing time in first week?
you asking about the guy who was out on the break the last few days eating a lot of wind winning a stage and 2nd a couple of times? the king of the mountains? That guy?
I think they're talking about the guy that lost a two up sprint to Tejay VanGarteren... :rolleyes:

So would Contador.. whats your point?
 
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deValtos said:
the_cutter said:
Why were Jungels, Mollema and even Yates pulling with Dumoulin? Stage?

Anyway, Big Tom should have this in the bag.

Jungels cause he wins stage if it comes back.
Mollema cause him and Dumo buddies.
Yates cause Movistar runied his GC.

Always good to have friends.

Those all probably played a part. I think it's also because it's the last day and nothing to lose. And because it seems Dumoulin is quite well liked in the peleton in general.
 
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Gloin22 said:
Irondan said:
cantpedal said:
RattaKuningas said:
Anyone knows where the worlds best climber Landa was who could've easily won without losing time in first week?
you asking about the guy who was out on the break the last few days eating a lot of wind winning a stage and 2nd a couple of times? the king of the mountains? That guy?
I think they're talking about the guy that lost a two up sprint to Tejay VanGarteren... :rolleyes:

So would Contador.. whats your point?
He did? I wasn't aware of that.

Wait, you're just guessing... :rolleyes:
 
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GuyIncognito said:
Galic Ho said:
Get that win Pinot.

Get that win Pinot.

Stay back and out sprint them.

Only guy in the group who's never won a Giro stage. Also best sprinter in the group.
But he's worked a hell of a lot.

In theory, on time, he finishes 4th on GC, based on time trialing in this race.

Deserves a stage on that basis...and he moved forward to help Nibali and Quintana. Plus there is the fact he is the best sprinter in the group. Why not go for the guaranteed stage win?

He deserves it!
 
alspacka said:
BullsFan22 said:
Stupid from Zakarin. He and the team gained absolutely nothing in the end. No win, no bonus seconds, no gaps on those immediately in front of him, and now he needs the TT of his life and some luck.

He had to try. He did. Can't fault him.

He shouldn't have let Nibali and Quintana bully him into riding. He should have sat on. He held the cards - they absolutely had to work.