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Giro d'Italia Stage 5: Novara - Novi Ligure (162km)

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Moondance said:
I honestly don't know how the peleton fucked that up

Sky went too early, columbia went far to early and there were no teams left to take it up.. but if sky/htc didnt go when they did the breakaway would have won easy...
 
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Sky went too early, columbia went far to early and there were no teams left to take it up.. but if sky/htc didnt go when they did the breakaway would have won easy...
Thinking of a lead-out they want far too early indeed, but concerning actually catching the breakaway both HTC and Sky went far too late.
 
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Great to see breakaway win. Tough, a bit sad about Arashiro, he made most of the work during last 1.5 km´s. Withouth him pushing, peloton would have caught them.

It is too bad about Arashiro. He was in the break for a little over 140kms. He was in front alone for 10kms before Voss, Pineau, and Fouchard decided to join him.
 
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Sporza (Belgian TV) thinks red jersey for Pineau too, though there seems to be some confusion about the rules. That'd be a great reward.
 
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Thinking of a lead-out they want far too early indeed, but concerning actually catching the breakaway both HTC and Sky went far too late.

sky didnt actually bother, they were too busy trying to catch back on to the peloton :D
 
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it would never have come to counting last corners if the sprinters teams not miscalculated and turned up the pressure earlier. simple as that.

there also seems to have been confusion about the size of the gap. race radio according the commentary i listened to reported 55 seconds at 10 km whilst the actual was smaller.
 
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Its difficult for HTC dragging breaks back knowing their main sprinter Grieple is likely to be too slow, blow it or choke or whatever. If Cav was there they would of been brought back very quickly.

But still Good to see the break stay away, thats always good.
 
Glad to see Colnago are doing so well. Obviously much better than Vacansoleil or ISD could have done or even Flaminia..........

137 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox 0:00:26
139 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox 0:00:48
140 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
141 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
142 Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
170 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox 0:01:29
189 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox 0:08:16
 
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Awesome ride by the break. The finish was even better, with the peloton just behind. Great sight that was.

Though the Bouygues (if I remember correctly) rider off roading in one of the descends was a peculiar sight as well...
 
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Pineau should give half his prize money to Arashiro, he rode in true kamikaze style from 1500m out and saved the break.

The chase was wierd, it seems from looking at the live report that Columbia and Garmin didn't help Lampre or Liquigas with the chase early, which was why the gap was still a minute with 7km to go. Then Columbia, Garmin and Sky panicked and threw all their guys on the front, going full gas, and burned them all out in 5km without bringing the race back, so the chase actually slowed down a bit going in to the final few kilometres. By the time the pack reached the finishing straight all the organisation was gone and they were weaving back and forth across the road.
 
tgsgirl said:
Apparently it is, because he's on stage right now :) He doesn't seem to be used to standing on the podium. Cute.

Would've thought Farrar would get the points jersey, as he has a win + today's 4th place, guess today wasn't Pineau's only good result.

Ahh, looking at the results, Pineau got some points for an intermediate sprint while he was in the break. He and Farrar tied with 39 points apiece.
 
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Unless Greipel can find some form and hold some wheels Farrar looks like he has an excellent chance to take the points jersey at the end of three weeks.
 
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Jamsque said:
Unless Greipel can find some form and hold some wheels Farrar looks like he has an excellent chance to take the points jersey at the end of three weeks.

I think he's a given. Greipel is sick and Farrar can climb far better, so he'll get a ton of points more.
 
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How much longer can Greipel keep using this virus as an excuse it's been a week now. Today HTC were pulling back the break realised Greipel had lost the wheel again, sat up to wait for him and reformed before starting all over again enabling him to get 8th. Is it really the bug or is he lossing his bottle?:rolleyes:

Well done to the breakway ;)
 

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