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The blue jersey award ceremony was his first time on the Giro podium since 2004. Who would've thought that back then!
 
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I think Cunego's "admission" after today's stage that he didn't have the legs was more an ill-advised attempt at diplomacy than a statement of fact. He matched Pirazzi and Ciccone pedal-stroke for pedal-stroke on the penultimate climb and put in a very strong sprint to take the mountain points there. He probably just doesn't want to make bad blood of this affair, especially since the results of the stage won't be changed.
 
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CheckMyPecs said:
I think Cunego's "admission" after today's stage that he didn't have the legs was more an ill-advised attempt at diplomacy than a statement of fact. He matched Pirazzi and Ciccone pedal-stroke for pedal-stroke on the penultimate climb and put in a very strong sprint to take the mountain points there. He probably just doesn't want to make bad blood of this affair, especially since the results of the stage won't be changed.
Care to elaborate a bit more as to what you're referring to then?
 
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NairoQ said:
CheckMyPecs said:
I think Cunego's "admission" after today's stage that he didn't have the legs was more an ill-advised attempt at diplomacy than a statement of fact. He matched Pirazzi and Ciccone pedal-stroke for pedal-stroke on the penultimate climb and put in a very strong sprint to take the mountain points there. He probably just doesn't want to make bad blood of this affair, especially since the results of the stage won't be changed.
Care to elaborate a bit more as to what you're referring to then?
Read my post again, it is quite clear.
 
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CheckMyPecs said:
NairoQ said:
CheckMyPecs said:
I think Cunego's "admission" after today's stage that he didn't have the legs was more an ill-advised attempt at diplomacy than a statement of fact. He matched Pirazzi and Ciccone pedal-stroke for pedal-stroke on the penultimate climb and put in a very strong sprint to take the mountain points there. He probably just doesn't want to make bad blood of this affair, especially since the results of the stage won't be changed.
Care to elaborate a bit more as to what you're referring to then?
Read my post again, it is quite clear.
Actually it is not. Can you spell it out for the simpleton crowd (of one perhaps)>
 
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Nick C. said:
Actually it is not. Can you spell it out for the simpleton crowd (of one perhaps)>
1) Neither Pirazzi nor Ciccone seemed able to drop Cunego at any time during the climbs.
2) Cunego was very strong in the sprint for the mountain points.
3) Ciccone only managed to "drop" Cunego after Pirazzi bumped into him.

Therefore, what we saw on the road makes it quite unlikely that Cunego was really weaker than Ciccone. IMHO he was simply being diplomatic.
 
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CheckMyPecs said:
Nick C. said:
Actually it is not. Can you spell it out for the simpleton crowd (of one perhaps)>
1) Neither Pirazzi nor Ciccone seemed able to drop Cunego at any time during the climbs.
2) Cunego was very strong in the sprint for the mountain points.
3) Ciccone only managed to "drop" Cunego after Pirazzi bumped into him.

Therefore, what we saw on the road makes it quite unlikely that Cunego was really weaker than Ciccone. IMHO he was simply being diplomatic.

Thanks. I thought I read something about a near crash and Ciccone getting away in the live report.
 
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staubsauger said:
Maybe he more or less gave up and saved energy once it became clear that he ain't gonna close the gap to Ciccone anymore!?
Exactly. When that moment came, he switched to energy conservation mode to save something for the KoM classification.
 
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Nice, he already won stage 5 of the Tour of Qinghai Lake in 2003 and now, 14 years later, he won stage 6.
Apparenlty it was a long range attack, the finish was at 4120m above sea level.
 
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Mayomaniac said:
Nice, he already won stage 5 of the Tour of Qinghai Lake in 2003 and now, 14 years later, he won stage 6.
Apparenlty it was a long range attack, the finish was at 4120m above sea level.
So in only a few decades he'll have won every stage!
 

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