Giro d'Italia 2020, stage 13: Cervia – Monselice 192 km

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With how cases are climbing in Italy atm, you have to wonder are we coming to the end.

Not sure how long it takes the riders results to come back. Will we be down riders today?
EF and Bahrain reported about negative tests for the whole team yesterday evening. So it may actually have taken place after the stage, and not this morning?
 
Vaughters is always keen to get out there with the negatives so if anything does go tits up he can show he was being considerate. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing and it probably helps with the brand, but it does come across as quite negative.

Same way he was talking about how dangerous the tour route was or how uncomfortable he was about the covid situation there too.
 
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Vaughter's is always keen to get out there with the negatives so if anything does go tits up he can show he was being considerate. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing and it probably helps with the brand, but it does come across as quite negative.

Same way he was talking about how dangerous the tour route was or how uncomfortable he was about the covid situation there too.
Yeah this is typical JV, super opportunistic in media etc. It also helps that they have 2 stage wins already and if there's a "winner" they get the KoM jersey, etc.
 
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Giro dell'eternità has a nice ring to it, and Nibali has always been playing the long game
Well, it would make the Trofeo senza fine somewhat more believable.
The ultimate elimination race.
Such a shame Remco got injured! He'd have just been chucking away, while everyone else retired around him.

Ten years from now: stage who-the-***-keeps-count of the Giro dell'eternità, Vincenzo Nibali drops a bombshell; pointing out that even though he's technically in the lead - and have been so for the last couple of years - he's also 45, and has every right to retire!
 
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Such a shame Remco got injured! He'd have just been chucking away, while everyone else retired around him.

Ten years from now: stage who-the-***-keeps-count of the Giro dell'eternità, Vincenzo Nibali drops a bombshell; pointing out that even though he's technically in the lead - and have been so for the last couple of years - he's also 45, and has ever right to retire!
"Almeida loses white jersey after turning 38"
 
Ten years from now: stage who-the-***-keeps-count of the Giro dell'eternità, Vincenzo Nibali drops a bombshell; pointing out that even though he's technically in the lead - and have been so for the last couple of years - he's also 45, and has ever right to retire!

For the race to be over, Nibali would have to bring the Trofeo senza fine to the Mount Doom of Etna in order to destroy it once and for all
 
FWIW, I wouldn't cancel the Giro regardless of positives. The riders are professional athletes in their 20s and 30s who are amongst the fittest humans on the planet. This demographic is extremely low-risk. Team personnel is another story, but they can opt not to participate at their own discretion. I'm unsure whether the final decision is that of the Giro's organizers or the Italian government.
 
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FWIW, I wouldn't cancel the Giro regardless of positives. The riders are professional athletes in their 20s and 30s who are amongst the fittest humans on the planet. This demographic is extremely low-risk. Team personnel is another story, but they can opt not to participate at their own discretion. I'm unsure whether the final decision is that of the Giro's organizers or the Italian government.
What I dislike most is the narrative of riders/teams not getting a choice.
 
FWIW, I wouldn't cancel the Giro regardless of positives. The riders are professional athletes in their 20s and 30s who are amongst the fittest humans on the planet. This demographic is extremely low-risk. Team personnel is another story, but they can opt not to participate at their own discretion. I'm unsure whether the final decision is that of the Giro's organizers or the Italian government.
The final decision would have to come from the Italian government, and not because - or at least not primarily because - of the health of the riders, but because of the health of the general public; despite all the advice/pleas(sp?) to do so, some people just don't seem to get the watch at home, and if you have to watch live, at least wear a mask message.
 

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