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Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 3: San Miniato - Monsummano Terme (159 km)

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Mellow Velo said:
Well, Vino obviously caught out in that crash, just outside the 3km mark.
99 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:03:28

ARGH.........
Hope he will win a stage then

EDIT: What vino had to say after the stage, google transelate used

Crashed 4 kilometers from the finish today. Hit the left elbow as the Vuelta 2009. Need stitches for sure. Fortunately I do not suffer. So hopefully, the sensations are good.
 
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Frosty said:
The cyclingnews report says that Wegmann crashed with 8km to go and broke his collarbone. Also says that Frohlinger dropped out due to illness but i cant see an explanation for Hoste

Bit of trouble with his knee, and he doesn't wanna risk his second place in the classics.
 
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Frosty said:
The cyclingnews report says that Wegmann crashed with 8km to go and broke his collarbone. Also says that Frohlinger dropped out due to illness but i cant see an explanation for Hoste

Emm, that's terrible for Milram. Ciolek's not even back yet, and Wegmann's out. He might even have done something in this race.
 
Team Sky seems to have some trouble in these faster and bigger sprints than in arabia. They seem to have their people gathered with a few kms to go but they have yet to manage to get anyone into a position to really sprint for the line. Today was their best effort but they were still cought behind and never got the lead out going.
 
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ingsve said:
Team Sky seems to have some trouble in these faster and bigger sprints than in arabia. They seem to have their people gathered with a few kms to go but they have yet to manage to get anyone into a position to really sprint for the line. Today was their best effort but they were still cought behind and never got the lead out going.

yeah i couldnt work out what they are playing at? still, theyve got 3 cards to play in the next 3 days, lofkvist flecha and ebh. as a learning team, i think theyre doing pretty well and seem to learn from mistakes. id like to see lofkvist have a good gc
 
stefrees said:
yeah i couldnt work out what they are playing at? still, theyve got 3 cards to play in the next 3 days, lofkvist flecha and ebh. as a learning team, i think theyre doing pretty well and seem to learn from mistakes. id like to see lofkvist have a good gc

Today apparently it was Flecha that messed up. With 700 meters to go they were all lined up at around 6th wheel with Flecha Sutton and EBH and Sutton yelled at Flecha to open the sprint but Flecha didn't hear him so it got all messed up. I'm thinking maybe Flecha isn't used to riding that many lead outs.
 
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ingsve said:
Today apparently it was Flecha that messed up. With 700 meters to go they were all lined up at around 6th wheel with Flecha Sutton and EBH and Sutton yelled at Flecha to open the sprint but Flecha didn't hear him so it got all messed up. I'm thinking maybe Flecha isn't used to riding that many lead outs.

I don't know if it would have made much of a difference, Farrar and Pettacchi were both perfectly placed and neither one of them could come around Bennati. Liquigas just nailed their leadout today, they hit out early, took control, and held it all the way to the line.
 
ingsve said:
Today apparently it was Flecha that messed up. With 700 meters to go they were all lined up at around 6th wheel with Flecha Sutton and EBH and Sutton yelled at Flecha to open the sprint but Flecha didn't hear him so it got all messed up. I'm thinking maybe Flecha isn't used to riding that many lead outs.
I seem to remember him doing quite a lot of work for a certain sprinter by the name of Oscar Freire (although, admittedly, not as far into the final as he's asked to do now).
 
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The woman on Bennati's left, is she in the police/military?
 
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ingsve said:
Team Sky seems to have some trouble in these faster and bigger sprints than in arabia. They seem to have their people gathered with a few kms to go but they have yet to manage to get anyone into a position to really sprint for the line. Today was their best effort but they were still cought behind and never got the lead out going.

EBH has been swamped as sky's leadout has not been hard or fast enough!
 
The Gas got a great run around that bend.

I enjoy Magnus a lot, and it was funny how Kirby said Flecha was going to sprint and got cut down.

BUT...

5 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team

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Guess that happens when you bomb your leadout.
 
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Ferminal said:
The Gas got a great run around that bend.

I enjoy Magnus a lot, and it was funny how Kirby said Flecha was going to sprint and got cut down.

BUT...

5 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team

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Guess that happens when you bomb your leadout.

:D

Just watched it. It was a fair call by Maggy. I didn't realise it was him. He doesn't have much of an accent on him.