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Giro d'Italia Giro d'Italia 2024 Stage 17: Selva di Val Gardena/Wolkenstein in Gröden – Passo Brocon, 159.0k

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Flobikes did an interview with Hansen yesterday, where he basically said that the organizers could have presented whatever they wanted, their answer was "no"

View: https://youtu.be/3DlNKyJdWmg?t=217
Bit disingenuous by Hansen as usual by going on about the Extreme Weather Protocol when he's led on getting stages cancelled or changed when that protocol wasn't even close to being applied
 
This seems to not be true, though, and it seems they said yes to Monday's plans and then Tuesday's Livigno ride, before then saying no. That's according to Paolo Bellino and Vegni, and Cristian Salvato (CPA) didn't deny it.
Hansen calls Monday's plans a "proposal" in that interview, so he doesn't seem to have seen it as an agreement.

But no idea if that's true or not, of course.
 
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Okay, Bardet said he wants to win the stage before the start. And that a Top 5 result would be good. So now we know, they gamble on Pogi not following.
I think they gamble on Pog following but not competing for the sprint at the end (basically like Pantani to Ullrich, Armstrong to Basso etc.). Which actually might be a good gamble because I think Pog is a fan of attacking riders. He just needs the leg to actually get separation from Martinez, G, Tiberi etc.
 
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I think they gamble on Pog following but not competing for the sprint at the end (basically like Pantani to Ullrich, Armstrong to Basso etc.). Which actually might be a good gamble because I think Pog is a fan of attacking riders. He just needs the leg to actually get separation from Martinez, G, Tiberi etc.

Yes, also possible. But the trouble is going to be to even stick to Pogis wheel when he just goes up in a good speed to controll the race e.g.
 
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