Best stage yet yesterday. Enjoyed watching the highlights last night.
She's a pro at excuse-making. She was talking about how she'd been hurt in the crashes before yesterday's stage as a means to explain why she might not win. In fairness, though, the needing a break/rest article is probably getting her defence in first about missing the nationals and the Giro Rosa, after she got her fingers burnt in 2016 claiming to have missed the races ill and then having turned out to be provisionally suspended, so she doesn't want people starting to get snide I guess as clearly this time around they will be planned absences. And she will undoubtedly have wanted to peak for this race.jmdirt said:I saw one headline that Liz needs a break/rest and then the next headline she won today's stage!
Yes, this looks great! We have Jaizkibel, Arkale and two times up the final ascent, and it's almost 150km long - a real, genuine, proper tough Classic.Koronin said:Just read that it appears the women are not just getting a Clasica San Sebastian but a good route that is similar to the men's route. It sounds like the organizers are committed to making this work.
Libertine Seguros said:Yes, this looks great! We have Jaizkibel, Arkale and two times up the final ascent, and it's almost 150km long - a real, genuine, proper tough Classic.Koronin said:Just read that it appears the women are not just getting a Clasica San Sebastian but a good route that is similar to the men's route. It sounds like the organizers are committed to making this work.
Ironically on the same day as RideLondon, which admirably offers a big prize pot and is in the Women's World Tour, but is a short circuit race in central London on the same day as the average Joes can go and do the proper course. I don't think there will be much crossover of field, though, as with RideLondon being very much a sprinter's race and San Sebastián being very much NOT a sprinter's race, the only issue will be for teams that don't have enough riders to offer a full team to both. Valcar, for example, would be best advised to go to London, for Elisa Balsamo, while Bigla will probably have more joy with Cille, Banks and Thomas in San Sebastián.
In fairness, this isn't all that different from what we got last year; PMG Sport did an hour long highlights show which for the most part showed the last 50 minutes as-live in flat stages with more genuine highlights coverage in the mountain stages. The difference with Voxwomen/Trek is that it will be in English - PMG produced coverage in Italian which Eurosport International then took and broadcast on a 24hr delay with Declan Quigley commentating. If anything, I'd be wary that we may actually get less on-bike coverage if they go all out on the companion parts of the show (interviews, featurettes and so on). So long as they are able to provide coverage with objectivity (bearing in mind Trek of course sponsor a team which is led by the most prominent English-speaking rider in the current bunch, and the best Italian stage racer of the current time, so I am wary of potential bias either in coverage or in terms of the race footage being supplemented by interviews and featurettes which are heavily dominated by the Trek team) then hopefully it works well.Zinoviev Letter said:It seems that Voxwomen and Trek will be providing a daily highlights show for the Giro. Does anyone know how much of it will actually be race footage?
EDIT: same two, 1-2 again, this time at Nats.jmdirt said:
And this time not team mates.jmdirt said:EDIT: same two, 1-2 again, this time at Nats.jmdirt said:
True. I wondered if they made any deal about who wins what jersey, but clearly not.RedheadDane said:And this time not team mates.jmdirt said:EDIT: same two, 1-2 again, this time at Nats.jmdirt said:
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