Stage 19: Bassano Del Grappa - Cima Grappa 26.8 km MTT

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Kwibus said:
Gesink was challenging Valverde for the Vuelta win at age 22 until he crashed and had to finish the Vuelta with a big hole in his knee.
Gesink was a HUGE talent, but he only got worse some how.
I'd like to add that Gesink never was as good as Aru was today btw.
Still Gesink gets worse every year he should grow stronger ;)
 
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Quintana won, even with a bike change! Unbelievable. He will be missed in the Tour.

And Aru, what a talent. He seems to have a promising future. Think of how strong he will be when he is 27.
 
Aru! Aru!!! Kudos young man :) He has made my favs list! Only the Zoncolan to go for a podium in only his second GT. Bright future for this Young man!

Top step wrapped up. Can Aru drop Uran and take 2nd spot tomorrow? I hope so!
 
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2 possibilities for tomorrow:

1. Quintana to stick the knife once again in Uran, attack with Aru and help him take 2nd place

2.Quintana to do a Colombian and pace Uran so he remains second.
 
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Vino attacks everyone said:
Aru don't have a contract for next year though. I might get a heart attack this July when contracts are being signed :eek:
All Vino has to tell him is that if he goes to sky he'll become the new Boasson Hagen
 
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Zam_Olyas said:
Les Français : derrière Rolland 4e, Mourey est 15e, Geniez 18e, Dupont 19e, Quémeneur 28e, Bouet 32e, Vuillermoz 38e
Thanks,interesting,bad time by Vuillermoz probably recovery catching on him.
 
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Beyond any reasonable doubt.

cineteq said:
What will the honourable GMs from Tinkoff, Omega, BMC, et al claim now, besides conceding to be bad sports'. Nairo 4 Vuelta as well. Next year he'll target the TdF. Period
 
luckyboy said:
Aru is already closer to winning a GT than Gesink ever has been and its his second ever GT
Not all that much different if you ask me. Gesink was 7th in his 1st GT (at almost 2 years younger) to the likes of Contador, Leipheimer, Sastre, Mosquera, Valverde, and Jrod. Just saying that there's no guarantee Aru ever wins a GT let alone becomes one of the best GT riders of his generation as there is so much young talent coming up right now.
 
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PirazziAttacksVino said:
2 possibilities for tomorrow:

1. Quintana to stick the knife once again in Uran, attack with Aru and help him take 2nd place

2.Quintana to do a Colombian and pace Uran so he remains second.
...... 3.Aru to be worse tomorrow as a result of bad recovery.
 
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Fzotrlool said:
Quintana won, even with a bike change! Unbelievable. He will be missed in the Tour.

And Aru, what a talent. He seems to have a promising future. Think of how strong he will be when he is 27.
They all had bikes changes, so it doesn't mean that much.
 
PirazziAttacksVino said:
2 possibilities for tomorrow:

1. Quintana to stick the knife once again in Uran, attack with Aru and help him take 2nd place

2.Quintana to do a Colombian and pace Uran so he remains second.
First priority for him will be to win the stage there I bet.
 
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montani3semper said:
What will the honourable GMs from Tinkoff, Omega, BMC, et al claim now, besides conceding to be bad sports'. Nairo 4 Vuelta as well. Next year he'll target the TdF. Period
What is the point of that? Any GM said that Quintana is not the best cyclist in this Giro?
 
Fzotrlool said:
Quintana won, even with a bike change! Unbelievable. He will be missed in the Tour.

And Aru, what a talent. He seems to have a promising future. Think of how strong he will be when he is 27.
Dude- the majority of the top 10 did change bikes..;)

..And yes - Aru is Awesome - I wonder how he and Nibbs are going to work the Leadership tho..
 
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hfer07 said:
Dude- the majority of the top 10 did change bikes..;)

..And yes - Aru is Awesome - I wonder how he and Nibbs are going to work the Leadership tho..
Nibali will certainly have priority. For next year at least.
 
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point to note: Quintana was visibly slowing down as compared to Aru from the km marker to the point where the camera bikes turned left.

he had gained about 25 secs in just the final approx 500m.

So anyone thought that Quintana was giving his all is probably mistaken.

from what I saw, i think Quintana had measured his speed based so that he could get a stage win. he didnt look at the victory margin imho.

Aru rode damn well. But, i think tomorrow is going to be a totally different race.

With the 3 min advantage, Quintana might play safe. he might go for another stage victory. we need to wait and watch.
 
Red Rick said:
Well, withoug Stelviogate we'd have a 3way fight for pink on the 20th stage on arguably the toughest climb in GT cycling. So yeah, i'm really happy that's not happening:rolleyes:
You think Quintana would've just rolled in on the Panarotta like he did and not gone 100% today if it was still close?
 

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