Giro d'Italia 2020, stage 18: Pinzolo - Laghi di Cancano 207 km

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In whose bag is the queen stage of this Giro

  • Vincenzo Nibali

    Votes: 19 28.8%
  • Antonio Nibali

    Votes: 47 71.2%

  • Total voters
    66
I still dont understand why they havent ridden Stelvio since 2005 (They obviously have, but not from side side). Its just a whole different beast to the weak sauce from the other side
Because Bormio did the paying in 2012, and they wanted it as an MTF rather than a finish at, say, Bormio 2000 or Valdidentro which could have been way better; Martello paid in 2013 and then had to be cancelled so they re-ran the stage in 2014.
 
There's a flat part after the descent where they will increase the gap again, and if TGH is stronger today (which he seems), he can take time on the final climb too. They don't need to take 5 minutes off Kelderman.
They "need" to take as much time as they can, not least because of the final TT..... nobody is taking it easy because they "have it in the bag".
 
No he doesn't need a minute, it's a last stage, pan flat 15km TT. Fatigue matters more than TT ability. Dumoulin back in 2017 took 1.10 off Quintana, but that was twice the length. Hindley won't lose more than 40s
I don't know, he might not. But then we have seen crazier things final TTs. And Tao > Hindley in TTs.

But even if its only 30s he will lose, he needs to make them up first. And if we assume Keldermann and Tao are equal in the TT, Hindley is only the better strategy than Keldermann if he can do 3:11 better than him in the stages still to come before the TT.

And basically I doubt that. Again, nothing personal at all.
 
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Surely kelderman should of stopped on the top gonna take like 5/10 seconds
Of course. As soon as you're having a problem either put it on backwards to protect your chest or just accept putting your foot down for a few seconds at the top. Was it Bobby Julich that crashed putting on his jacket on the Galibier?
 

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