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Giro d'Italia Stage 21: Verona - Verona (ITT) 15km

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Wallace said:
Wigans is what 24 hours, a week behind now? And after barely surviving this Giro he's going to suddenly turn it around on the last day and out perform all the riders who have show themselves to be better bike riders than him in every condition, on every kind of stage? I can see Vino winning the stage out of desperation and heart, or Cuddles out of strength. But Wigans has neither. He's a weak pussy who should shut up and go away.

Barely surviving? He was resting. He is training for the Tour + going for the ITTs.
 
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La Vie Claire said:
When has Wiggins ever won - or even placed on the podium - of a GT time trial (excluding this year's prologue)? Speaking of this year's prologue, I'm puzzled as to how he even won it. Losing all that mass and most likely some power, would not help in a pancake flat prologue which he has almost always sucked at in the past. If he were not an Anglophone, he wouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as Basso or Evans.

Evans FTW.

For example he was 2nd in the Giro's last stage last year. Lost by 1 sec to Konovalovas because of the rain.
 
What is with the Larson love? He is the classical Saxo Bank peak for one event a year man...........I just don't see him winning here, although i wouldn't mind if he did.

Ok on a slightly off topic note, lets all make a pact not to give away the F1 result tonight;) Ok, hands in the middle and on 3 everyone say 'Go Webber':D
 
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theyoungest said:
He's been saving himself for this one. Since Amsterdam, basically.

Hahaha

I actually change my tip.

Bookwalter for the win. He is one of the earlier guys so he might have good conditions.


1. Brent Bookwalter
2. Alexandre Vinokourov
3. Gustav Larsson
4. Bradley Wiggins
5. Marco Pinotti
6. Cadel Evans
7. Richie Porte
8. Mikhail Ignatiev
9. Ivan Basso
10. Vincenzo Nibali
 
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El Imbatido said:
What is with the Larson love? He is the classical Saxo Bank peak for one event a year man...........I just don't see him winning here, although i wouldn't mind if he did.

Ok on a slightly off topic note, lets all make a pact not to give away the F1 result tonight;) Ok, hands in the middle and on 3 everyone say 'Go Webber':D

Has this board ever managed to NOT spoil the F1 for someone?
 
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Lot of good time trialists will start before Bookwalter if you want to play the weather card. :) Meyer, Flens, Rabon, Ignatiev, Konovalovas.

By the way right now it looks like the weather could be the worst from 2pm to 3pm so early starts could hurt.
 
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Start times from http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=26850:

3 MEYER Cameron G AUS GRM 14.42'00

6 RABON Frantisek CZE THR 14.45'00

7 IGNATIEV Mikhail G RUS KAT 14.46'00

33 KONOVALOVAS Ignatas G LTU CTT 15.12'00

45 BOOKWALTER Brent USA BMC 15.24'00

69 ITALIANO Oscuro ITA TOI 15.30'16

81 LARSSON Gustav Erik SWE SAX 16.00'00

100 WIGGINS Bradley GBR SKY 16.19'00

102 KIRYIENKA Vasil BLR GCE 16.21'00

126 KARPETS Vladimir RUS KAT 16.45'00

130 PINOTTI Marco ITA THR 16.58'00
131 KISERLOVSKI Robert G CRO LIQ 17.01'00
132 SASTRE CANDIL Carlos ESP CTT 17.04'00
133 VINOKOUROV Alexandre KAZ AST 17.07'00
134 PORTE Richie G AUS SAX 17.10'00
135 EVANS Cadel AUS BMC 17.13'00
136 SCARPONI Michele ITA AND 17.16'00
137 NIBALI Vincenzo ITA LIQ 17.19'00
138 ARROYO DURAN David ESP GCE 17.22'00
139 BASSO Ivan ITA LIQ 17.25'00
 
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I am going to take a massive risk and not watch today. It seems like nothing of import will happen, but it would be just like this Giro to throw up a massive surprise on what seems to be the most mundane and processional of stages.

What's the weather forecast?
 
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Jamsque said:
I am going to take a massive risk and not watch today. It seems like nothing of import will happen, but it would be just like this Giro to throw up a massive surprise on what seems to be the most mundane and processional of stages.

What's the weather forecast?

Chance of rain went down to 20-30%
 
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El Imbatido said:
What is with the Larson love? He is the classical Saxo Bank peak for one event a year man...........I just don't see him winning here, although i wouldn't mind if he did.

He was finishing pretty high up on most of the big mountain stages, much higher than I would expect. Assuming he wasn't giving a 100 %, that tells me he's on good form.:cool:
 
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Zoncolan said:
He was finishing pretty high up on most of the big mountain stages, much higher than I would expect. Assuming he wasn't giving a 100 %, that tells me he's on good form.:cool:

Notice his results in the 2008 Giro. He was climbing far, faaaaaaaar better than this year.

He was still nowhere in the time trials. Even though they were much longer and thus much more to his style.
 
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issoisso said:
Notice his results in the 2008 Giro. He was climbing far, faaaaaaaar better than this year.

He was still nowhere in the time trials. Even though they were much longer and thus much more to his style.

The climbs used in '08 weren't as steep.
You may be right though.
Meh, we'll have to wait and see.
Gazzetta feed still not up:(
 
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Kudos Moondance (for excellence and consistent effort Blue riband is hereby awarded). *applause*

This has been a terrific Giro, together with this forum an awesome experience (ta all).

Vino
Bookwalter
Wiggo
Evans


ps Evans to finish 30 sec off podium;)
 
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15:20 Paso intermedio

1 MEYER Cameron AUS GRM 13:52 0:00
2 VAN EMDEN Jos NED RAB 13:56 0:04
3 IGNATIEV Mikhail RUS KAT 14:02 0:10
4 BODNAR Maciej POL LIQ 14:11 0:19
5 PIRAZZI Stefano ITA COG 14:17 0:25
6 ALBASINI Michael SUI THR 14:20 0:28
7 RABON Frantisek CZE THR 14:25 0:33
8 MORKOV Michael DEN SAX 14:26 0:34
9 ROBERTS Luke AUS MRM 14:28 0:36
10 FLENS Rick NED RAB 14:32 0:40
 
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15:15 Meta:

1 MEYER Cameron GRM 20:51
2 IGNATIEV Mikhail KAT 0:25
3 MORKOV Michael SAX 0:38
4 RABON Frantisek THR 0:46
5 BODNAR Maciej LIQ 0:48
6 TUFT Svein GRM 0:53
7 FLENS Rick RAB 0:54
8 HAEDO Lucas Sebastian SAX 1:01
9 FRAPPORTI Marco COG 1:01
10 GAUDIN Damien BTL 1:09
11 BROWN Graeme RAB 1:35
12 ENGELS Addy QST 1:49
13 ANDRIOTTO Dario ASA 2:03
14 CORTI Marco FOT 2:54
15 SUTTON Christopher SKY 3:08
 
At the moment

Pos Nome Nazione Squadra Tempo Dist Abb
1 MEYER Cameron AUS GRM 20:51 0:00
2 VAN EMDEN Jos NED RAB 21:00 0:09
3 IGNATIEV Mikhail RUS KAT 21:16 0:25
4 MORKOV Michael DEN SAX 21:29 0:38
5 RABON Frantisek CZE THR 21:37 0:46
6 BODNAR Maciej POL LIQ 21:39 0:48
7 PIRAZZI Stefano ITA COG 21:43 0:52
8 ROBERTS Luke AUS MRM 21:44 0:53
9 TUFT Svein CAN GRM 21:44 0:53
10 FLENS Rick NED RAB 21:45 0:54

So, scratch Ignatiev...