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Giro stage 15: Forlì - Faenza, 161 km

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What the hell is going on, the Cervelo sports director commands Pauwels to wait for Sastre? Why on earth would they want to do that? He's looking so good for a stage win, while Sastre has nothing to gain :confused:
 
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Why is Seeldrayers doing so much work? Has Løvkvist been dropped? The camera never stays with a group for more than 15 seconds, so it's quite difficult to see who's there.
 
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BroDeal said:
Maybe he will get a blood refill on the rest day and have a miraculous increase in performance. :)

No, :D Alberto is having a heavy training session on the beach, beside a larger refrigerator, LOL.
 
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It seems it was Sastre who asked his DS to tell Pauwels to wait for him at the top of the last mountain, because Sastre was isolated (Gustov crashed apparentely) and had to close the gap on Basso. Van Poppel has no television in his car, so he could not properly read the current race situation and made his unfortunate decision.

Sucks bigtime for Pauwels, what a blunder.
 
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It seems it was Sastre who asked his DS to tell Pauwels to wait for him at the top of the last mountain, because Sastre was isolated (Gustov crashed apparentely) and had to close the gap on Basso. Van Poppel has no television in his car, so he could not properly read the current race situation and made his unfortunate decision.

Sucks bigtime for Pauwels, what a blunder.

Makes sense but, when he sees the video, he'll lose his mind.
 
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this has to be the dumbest move in a long long time.

pauwels had the stage for sure.

van poppel is insane, basso and garzelli didn't stand a chance in the first place.



if i was pauwels i'd leave the race tonight.


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if anyone sees van poppel in a brand new mercedes in the near future, don't be surprised :p
 
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Looks like Pauwels is coming back to Bertagnolli again, this time with more riders around him. Maybe he was ordered to save energy, and still end up with the stage win :)