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Stage 6: Bressanone/Brixen - Mayrhofen

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Leopejo said:
It seems that Garzelli tried very hard to get into a break at the start of today's stage, but he wasn't allowed to.

Thta's rather funny, because Scarponi was allowed to and he's at

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in the GC.

It's going to be a very interesting race! It seems as if the breakaway is not going to make it today. Garzelli is only 40s ahead of the peloton, and the 2 leaders keep on losing time, with 30 k to go....

Katyusha is leading the peloton!
 
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As I was making a mess and retired from the contest,

I'll say it here: I am not sure that they will make it. According to Paolo Bettini they will face a headwind in the last kilometers. Petacchi is in the peloton. If Rabobank and LPR continue to chase after they take Garzelli, there could be a sprint.
 
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ingsve said:
They must be seeing an opportunity for Pozatto.

Scarponi seems really strong, and is a good climber. But when they go downhill that final stretch, I think the pack could regroup and people like Pozatto, perhaps Hagan, the strong classic riders with a good finish, will be able to contest the victory. If Pettachi survives, who knows...
 
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To Susan:

there is an Italian leading, who is probably faster than his escape mate. I *really* find it a far-fetched assumption that the motorcycles are helping the peloton on purpose. :rolleyes:

We are not in Belgium after all! ;)
 
Leopejo said:
Now Bettini is worried about the finish. A mass sprint was not expected and the finish line is on a very narrow road.

With good reason. I hadn't heard anything about it, but when I saw Scarponi hit that finishing straight all I could think was, "good thing a breakaway suceeded." A mass sprint on that road would have been carnage.
 
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i think EbH has a good chance tommoro, i said before the giro started that i thought we would see things from him, he and cavvy are very much the future of team columbia, sorry, team sky... :confused:

But i also fancy wiggins to make a breakaway as well, and possibly Dave Millar..