I agree. I'm actually quite disappointed because CN seems to strongly support women's cycling. Even Velonation has a full article on each stage.Morbius said:Why is the coverage of this race on CN so cr@p?
A one-line summary of each days action "Overnight leader Vos drops to second on GC" and not even the results?
It's a bit like the 2011 men's Giro. I get pretty bored of Vos' domination, but the fight behind her could be good. I'm rooting for Emma and Claudia on that front.Waterloo Sunrise said:Surprised a certain someone isn't bored by the dominance.
Was cycling boring when Merckx dominated? When you dominate throughout your career, you become a legend for the rest of your life. What's wrong with that? I think Vos can reverse her fortune and beat Bronzini in WC, so long as she wins the Olympics to get her confidence back. She's been world champion before, she can do it again.Waterloo Sunrise said:Surprised a certain someone isn't bored by the dominance.
Waterloo isn't complaining about the dominance. They're winding "a certain someone" (i.e. me) up about their tendency to get bored by dominance.TheEnoculator said:Was cycling boring when Merckx dominated? When you dominate throughout your career, you become a legend for the rest of your life. What's wrong with that? I think Vos can reverse her fortune and beat Bronzini in WC, so long as she wins the Olympics to get her confidence back. She's been world champion before, she can do it again.
I'm also a fan of Giant bikes (I own two myself), so I'm not bored of Vos' dominance. I'd to see Giant win the Olympics and WC.
She is, but never loses so much ground so soon.....She's always on top of things, never on the Gruppeto, with the Lanterne*Rouges and Maglia^Neras of the world...........She's like Valverde and Thor;even more; part of the Team Pursuit which only gets tested by the Aussies.....Izzy eviel said:Isn't Lizzie more of a sprinter/classics rider then a mountain goat?
Yes, but she won the maglia bianca in the 2009 edition, albeit that was a relatively flat one (the big summit finish was Monte Serra, which doesn't really compare to Stelvio in 2010 or Ceresane Reale last year. Nevertheless it was all about Emma and Mara on Serra, just like Stelvio, but not as extreme), so it's perhaps not too unreasonable to have had hopes for her on this route, but her not being in the GC mix isn't all that surprising. More surprising is the anonymity of Olga Zabelinskaya and maybe to an extent Nicole Cooke, though she's tempered by teammate Guderzo being up there at the front (and having spent the first half of the race in the maglia azzurro, bringing back that awesome blue with fluorescent trim look we saw on Rabottini at the men's Giro).Izzy eviel said:Isn't Lizzie more of a sprinter/classics rider then a mountain goat?
The stage before it was a trio though, which was probably the difference. Pooley and Stevens had been able to share some of the workload with Fabiana Luperini, so were a bit fresher; when they saw Vos coming up behind them they kicked on again to put more time into her, until Stevens eventually got clear solo.Mellow Velo said:Confusing Rai coverage, yesterday.
We appeared to have Pooley and Stevens off the front at one stage, then after an ad break, we have Vos away, with only Pooley chasing.
Emma paid the price and died a bit on the final hill.
The stage before, Vos hadn't been able to repeat the trick. She almost reached the same pair, but came up short, when the road went up for the final ascent.
This edition is very light on major climbs.
It'll probably mean they need to go for more mountainous Giro routes, as she eats up these intermediate style stages; they need to really go for the big stages like the Stelvio in 2010 to open up more opportunities for the likes of Pooley. And more time trial mileage, for christ's sake. It's almost chronic these days (even if Vos won the ITT, it's woefully ignored in routes lately). I don't know too much about the track, but it's going to get even easier for her in the field now, with Daphny's retirement. Daphny won the overall CX WC last year, more or less by coming 2nd to Vos most of the time and winning when Vos wasn't there. She was easily the nearest rider to Marianne in quality, now there's going to likely be a pretty big gap back to the likes of van Paassen, Cant, Wyman and Compton.Azabael said:Vos doesn't only win everything on the Road, but also on the track and the field. It's unseen.
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