Giro d'Italia 2020, stage 15: Rivolto - Piancavallo 185 km

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He did 57 TT's in his professional career and never finished outside the top 30. He's no specialist, but i wouldn't exactly say he's a horrible TT'er.
You're looking at procyclingstats? It doesn't seem to list ITTs where he didn't get points for whatever points system it has. It doesn't have the stage 1 ITT of this year for example. 30th place is simply the cutoff points for getting points in PCS.
 
NTT will drill it then Pozzovivo will atack for a microsecond. We will argue here if it was attack or not and then someone will use this and attack for real.

I hope some domestics will be send to early break. Sagan should go and then push for Majka before last climb. But I think FDJ will be against this plan. Could be interesting stage.

And there is also Ronde. I realized as I am writing this. S**t this will be busy Sunday. Last week I followed Gent closely and skipped Giro but this one could be good.
 
I used hate TTs but tomorrow is what they are for. Some riders have to attack now
The problem comes when the best TT rider has the best climbing train and kills all opportunities of attack.

Kelderman and Almeida are the best TTers of the GC contenders and have the best groups of climbers in the race, but not so strong that they’ll be able to negate every attack that comes from all the others. Hopefully.
 
McNulty lost ~40 seconds on Etna to the GC contenders, not sure if he has any chance to hang on tomorrow.
You’d be surprised. It was his 1st mtn stage in a GT and he may have been hesitant to go deep. Now that he’s in a real position to finish in the Top 5, he may find that extra gear. The kid was supposed to be a real prodigy coming up under Roy Knickman’s development, and had some insane test results. He has super talent, no doubt. At one point, his coaches stated that he was more physiologically gifted than LeMond. It hasn’t really translates to success on the road yet though. I always thought Costa was more gifted personally.

Here is the article where it’s stated.

 
I've never seen Fuglsang make a comeback in a GT, so I would be (pleasantly) surprised to see him do anything spectacular that really makes a difference.

On the other hand, it could be a chance to lose a lot of time regarding a later attempt to win a stage, but it's a bit late in the race for that kind of maneuvre.
 
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On the other hand, it could be a chance to lose a lot of time regarding a later attempt to win a stage, but it's a bit late in the race for that kind of maneuvre.

Considering that the hardest days are still to come, I wouldn't call it too late yet. There are both stages and a possible KoM to go for.
But it all depends on tomorrow's outcome. He's only two minutes off the podium, so isn't over yet. But as you rightly mention, a comeback like that, would be a first for him.
 
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Largely forgotten thing about that 2017 Piancavallo stage was that the race was actually all over the place with 100k to go as the peloton split on a descent and Dumoulin was caught behind. There was a long chase between the groups and Dumoulin himself had to start working to catch them on a 2nd category climb with 90 k to go but was lucky the front group had run out of domestiques and Quintana, Nibali, Pinot and most other gc guys weren't daring to go on a 90 km break without any teammates.

Then Dumoulin dropped pretty much at the beginning of Piancavallo but Quintana and Nibali were so bad they got dropped by Pinot, Zakkarin and Pozzovivo while barely gaining a minute on Dumoulin.

Yeah, that stage was weird.
IIRC, that's the stage when Pinot attacked, Pozzo and Zak went away when Nibali and Quintana did nothing, hoping that Dumourain would do the job. Dumo put a few digs to show them that he had strength, stopped his effort, later unleashed in the media, hoping that they would lose the podium, calling Nairo and Vinnie wussies. And for the second day, Il Grandissimo Tibopino took time back, which he needed after a terrible stage 16, a.k.a. the poop stage.
 
I've never seen Fuglsang make a comeback in a GT, so I would be (pleasantly) surprised to see him do anything spectacular that really makes a difference.

On the other hand, it could be a chance to lose a lot of time regarding a later attempt to win a stage, but it's a bit late in the race for that kind of maneuvre.

And people on here used to ridicule Richie Porte's supporters when they neverlost the faith ...Richie a man though who could always climb and time trial with the best but this believe in Fuglsang is sheer madness

If he cant beat this field he needs to never utter the words 'riding for GC' again
 

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