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Giro d'Italia Stage 16: San Vigilio di Marebbe - Kronplatz (ITT) 12.9km

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Who will win the Kronplatz TT?

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HL2037 said:
Now i only have to wonder: What was on that picture...

this as close as I can get with out getting banned. there was only one

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Arroyo must like this

I think Arroyo must like how this develops.

Evans can't catch Arroyo on his own. Yet Liquigas will be too affraid of Evans now, only 0:42 behind.

"We're not going to be a domestique for Evans" they said after stage 11. I suspect Arroyo will win the Giro thanks to Evans being so close to Basso.

If Evans were out of the picture I'm sure Liquigas would catch Arroyo. But since he's in there, Liquigas will affraid of pulling him along. Their fear of Evans will play this right into Arroyo's hands.
 
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Poppert said:
I think Arroyo must like how this develops.

Evans can't catch Arroyo on his own. Yet Liquigas will be too affraid of Evans now, only 0:42 behind.

"We're not going to be a domestique for Evans" they said after stage 11. I suspect Arroyo will win the Giro thanks to Evans being so close to Basso.

If Evans were out of the picture I'm sure Liquigas would catch Arroyo. But since he's in there, Liquigas will affraid of pulling him along. Their fear of Evans will play this right into Arroyo's hands.

So... you're saying Liquigas wouldn't try to win the Giro with Basso in second... to spite Evans who's in 4th?
 
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Poppert said:
I think Arroyo must like how this develops.

Evans can't catch Arroyo on his own. Yet Liquigas will be too affraid of Evans now, only 0:42 behind.

"We're not going to be a domestique for Evans" they said after stage 11. I suspect Arroyo will win the Giro thanks to Evans being so close to Basso.

If Evans were out of the picture I'm sure Liquigas would catch Arroyo. But since he's in there, Liquigas will affraid of pulling him along. Their fear of Evans will play this right into Arroyo's hands.

Appreciate the interesting theory. One thing is, though, that in stage 11 Liquigas had guys in the big break (hopefully I'm not mixing stages up, 56 man break?) so their actual leaders may have had to work for Evans and Vino's benefit. In another stage they should have more riders to send after Arroyo before Basso/Nibali have to do anything. Also I could see Arroyo being out of the picture before it becomes an issue of winning or losing the Giro, because he is losing some time to those two every stage basically.
 
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Timmy-loves-Rabo said:
yes but works in liquigas, caisse's advantage to let teh break go away. It would be a GC stage if they wanted to tear it up, I'm not sure Liqui will want too. BMC will have no hope of chasing... who then will?

However maybe Liquigas will continue to ride a hard pace, time shall tell.

btw your baiting would be good, if it was actually intelligent. It just makes you look like an immature tool .

Exactly, they should let it go but then there will be less chances to take time from arroyo. it is good because your knickers are tied in a knot. And you are having a tantie about it.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
Exactly, they should let it go but then there will be less chances to take time from arroyo. it is good because your knickers are tied in a knot. And you are having a tantie about it.

haha if you think I actually get my 'knickers in a knot' over what you say, you are unfortunately wrong. I was merely pointing out how childish you look at times :) It's the internet, I'm not gonna get offended by some immature antics. Enough said.


Poppert said:
I think Arroyo must like how this develops.

Evans can't catch Arroyo on his own. Yet Liquigas will be too affraid of Evans now, only 0:42 behind.

"We're not going to be a domestique for Evans" they said after stage 11. I suspect Arroyo will win the Giro thanks to Evans being so close to Basso.

If Evans were out of the picture I'm sure Liquigas would catch Arroyo. But since he's in there, Liquigas will affraid of pulling him along. Their fear of Evans will play this right into Arroyo's hands.

In all my haste, I didn't fully consider this.
Interesting dillema for liquigas, But I feel, that they think, they can end his giro hopes on stage 20. Could be interesting.
 
kjetilraknerud said:
@everyone who replied to my post regarding the final TT

In the first TT, Basso lost 21 seconds to Evans in 8,4 kms, so I can't see why he can't lose 40-50 seconds in 15 kms. I don't think the 4 km climb at 4-5% changes that.

Just my maths here but this TT is Double the length so double the time.....=42 seconds....should be close...
 
auscyclefan94 said:
19 will be a stage for gc as a break won't be able to hold off the favs over the mortirolo and aprica.


(Note to self: Keep baiting timmy and dutch friends)

I agree about stage 19....Cadel will gain more time back....Can i help with that baiting?....I am Cadel's #2 fan on this forum..................
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
19 will be a stage for gc as a break won't be able to hold off the favs over the mortirolo and aprica.


(Note to self: Keep baiting timmy and dutch friends)

As always, it depends on the break. If it's strong guys with no hope on GC, no reason why they wouldn't hold on FTW.

I was at the roadside in Aprica in 2008 to see Emanuele Sella come past solo with Gibo in pursuit, 204 km into a stage that had already climbed Gavia and Mortirolo.

Illegal fuel notwithstanding, he held on for the win despite another 20km descent & flat to Tirano after the final climb to Aprica.

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blaxland said:
I agree about stage 19....Cadel will gain more time back....Can i help with that baiting?....I am Cadel's #2 fan on this forum..................

What ?!! On Mortirolo ?!! :eek:
Like I said in the other thread if Basso repeat his Zoncolan performance Cuddles has zero chance, period...