Giro d'italia Stage 21: Torino – Milano 178 kms

From Eshnar's thread:



The final romp into Milan.

Stage 21: Torino – Milano 178 kms





Start time: 12:30, May 31st

Analysis:
Almost forgot... there's stage 21!
Well... it's flat. You know the typical Tour final stage? Yeah, just like that. Only difference is that Paris is arguably prettier than Milano. The final circuit is very short (5.4 kms) and will be repeated 8 times.

Expectations:
Pictures of the Maglia Rosa riding with a glass of Spumante, shortly followed by a bunch sprint... and then the trophy.

 
Jul 16, 2011
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Either Astana will team time trial to win the stage by 1:55 and Landa outsprints Aru to deny him the maglia rosa

or Modolo
 
May 13, 2015
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Re:

hfer07 said:
Landa to give Contador his front wheel when he puntures, as a big F U to Astana
More likely the other way around. The same thug of a cameraman causes Contador to crash. Vino holds him back while Zeits give him his front wheel. Tinkoff-Saxo is now forced to take up chase and is using all their men in a fake crosswind created by the Giro organizers. GPS goes full genius and show a gap of 13:05 (but it's really only 3:05).

Astana train has split the peloton to pieces and a crash involving VDB2 and Monfort arguing about who deserves to get 11th the most causes Aru to go down as well. The Saxo group is catching Aru with ease. Lulu with Landa clued to his wheel are now leading a tiny group of 12 men with no sprinters in it. The spanish Astana man wins the reduced sprint and overall with 1 second (the Saxo group didn't gain or lose any time after the crash).

They all (Contador, Zeits) get a time penalty including Vino who has to miss out the first 2 minutes of the winning ceremony while Landa is lifting the trophy and Aru is making a suffering grimace. Tinkov is beating up Vino while he is serving his time time penalty but decides to buy him as a team manager for 2016 since he likes his style of winning a race.
 
I think they should make the team time trial the final stage. No that would be too evil and mess with too many heads. There would be crashes all over the place due to the pressure. But the length of this stage I think is too long, It seems a bit pointless. I would like to see them use the individual TT as the final stage sometimes and they can have the flat meaningless stage earlier. The Giro last had it in 2012 but the Tour has not used it for years. It seems it has to be a criterium in Paris or nothing.
 

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