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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:14 pm 
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Brutal stage :lol:

Good win for Mohoric, he rode strongly in that last hour and then just held on to front spot. Poor old Chavez is still out there somewhere.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:22 pm 
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Bennett takes 3rd. Thought that was good from Mohoric after getting into a less than ideal position.

Poor Esteban is right, hopefully he'll still be smiling :((


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:55 pm 
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Tomorrow's stage looks pretty good. 2x Cat 3 climbs along the way. I doubt they will get rid of the sprinters, but there's a short ramp at the finish which will definitely see them being distanced.

Looks like another Wellens/Battaglin type of finish if the breakaway survives.


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:02 pm 
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Yates again, in commanding style. He's got a lead of 47 seconds over Doumolin now and looking very strong on the climbs. Froome out of the top 10, which includes Rohan Dennis in 7th and Smiling George Bennett in 5th for all us Kiwi fans.


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:05 pm 
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guy smiley wrote:
Yates again, in commanding style. He's got a lead of 47 seconds over Doumolin now and looking very strong on the climbs. Froome out of the top 10, which includes Rohan Dennis in 7th and Smiling George Bennett in 5th for all us Kiwi fans.


great ride from Yates, needs to keep picking up those seconds though


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:08 pm 
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Impressive again from Yates.

Suppose he's going to try and hammer it home before the ITT at stage 16. He was only 20" behind Dumoulin in the opening stage.

Could be a stage for Sam Bennett tomorrow, very flat.


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:18 pm 
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probably needs to get another 40-50 seconds


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:58 pm 
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This Giro has hardly started yet, the 3 biggest mountain stages have not yet happened (which includes Saturday's final at the Zoncolan).

I remain doubtful that Yates can sustain this type of performance over 3 weeks in grand mountain stages.

Dumoulin hot favourite, but watch out for Pinot and Pozzovivo, both are in great form and will ride hard in the long climbs.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:01 am 
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Pozzovivo is a big surprise to be so highly placed this far into the race. But yes, we haven’t seen any true high mountains yet, so it’s hard to read much into Yates’ form until he’s gotten over the big lumps.
And Dumoulin will put time into him on the TT. His bro just lost a minute and a half to Tejay VanGarderen over a similar distance in California, and Dumoulin is a step or 2 above TJ.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:18 am 
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Xupi wrote:
This Giro has hardly started yet, the 3 biggest mountain stages have not yet happened (which includes Saturday's final at the Zoncolan).

I remain doubtful that Yates can sustain this type of performance over 3 weeks in grand mountain stages.

Dumoulin hot favourite, but watch out for Pinot and Pozzovivo, both are in great form and will ride hard in the long climbs.


I'm not sure i agree with that - Yates is the better climber & the fact that the has got a 40+ second gap before the ITT (like you said: before the serious climbing has even begun) makes him the favourite in my opinion.

Pinot & Pozzovovo are in the running as well - but not sure whether their TTs are better than Yates (Pinot used to be terrible - but I know he's been trying to improve recently)

Can't wait for Saturday (& Sunday)s stages


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:47 pm 
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P in VG wrote:
Xupi wrote:
This Giro has hardly started yet, the 3 biggest mountain stages have not yet happened (which includes Saturday's final at the Zoncolan).

I remain doubtful that Yates can sustain this type of performance over 3 weeks in grand mountain stages.

Dumoulin hot favourite, but watch out for Pinot and Pozzovivo, both are in great form and will ride hard in the long climbs.


I'm not sure i agree with that - Yates is the better climber & the fact that the has got a 40+ second gap before the ITT (like you said: before the serious climbing has even begun) makes him the favourite in my opinion.

Pinot & Pozzovovo are in the running as well - but not sure whether their TTs are better than Yates (Pinot used to be terrible - but I know he's been trying to improve recently)

Can't wait for Saturday (& Sunday)s stages


I think today will be a little dull.


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Oh man what a finish from Bennett! Watts galore.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:10 pm 
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Woo hoo Bennett again!!!!! :thumbup:


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It was a dull stage.


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It was a dull stage.


Don't care. One of our own has won the stage


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:19 pm 
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iarmhiman wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:
It was a dull stage.


Don't care. One of our own has won the stage


Meh, sad existence for him. Wasn't much going on, and shite weather, but the end was exciting.

Fair play to Bennett, particularly going on his own there. Another stage that looks to suit him tomorrow too :thumbup: might have a chance to catch Viviani, 22 between them.


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I was looking up previous Irish Giro stage winners, of which Roche is the only other. Had a wee nosey over at Sean Kelly's palmares. Always a good read. Mad.

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Major results Edit
1972
1st MaillotIrlanda.PNG Road race, National Junior Road Championships
1973
1st MaillotIrlanda.PNG Road race, National Junior Road Championships
1975
Tour of Ireland
1st Mountains classification
1st Stages 5, 6 & 7
1st Stage 7 Milk Race
1976
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Cinturón a Mallorca
1st Piccolo Giro di Lombardia
1st Stage 6 Milk Race
1977
1st Stage 1 Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 4 Étoile des Espoirs
1978
1st Stage 6 Tour de France
Setmana Catalana de Ciclismo
1st Stage 1a (TTT) & 1b
1st Stage 3 Tour Méditerranéen
1st Stage 5a Étoile des Espoirs
1979
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 1 & 8a
1st GP de Cannes
9th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
10th Omloop Het Volk
1980
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 2
Tour de France
1st Stages 19 & 21
1st Stage 3a Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Stage 4 Ronde van Nederland
2nd E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
2nd De Brabantse Pijl
2nd Tour du Haut Var
3rd Amstel Gold Race
3rd Omloop Het Volk
3rd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
4th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Sprints classification
1st Stages 1, 2, 14, 17 19 & 21
4th Milan–San Remo
1981
1st Stage 15 Tour de France
1st Stage 2 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Stage 5a Ronde van Nederland
1st Stage 3 Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 1 Tour of Luxembourg
2nd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 2
4th La Flèche Wallonne
5th Rund um den Henninger Turm
6th Amstel Gold Race
7th De Brabantse Pijl
8th Tour of Flanders
9th Züri–Metzgete
1982
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stages 3, 5, 7a & 7b (ITT)
Etoile des Espoirs
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
Tour de l'Aude
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Tour du Haut Var
1st Stage 2 Grand Prix du Midi Libre
1st Stage 3 Critérium International
Tour de France
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Intermediate Sprints classification
1st Stage 12
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Road race, UCI Road World Championships
3rd Omloop Het Volk
3rd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
3rd Rund um den Henninger Turm
4th Amstel Gold Race
6th GP Ouest–France
8th La Flèche Wallonne
10th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1983
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stages 3a, 4 & 7b (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 3 & 5b (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Critérium International
1st Stage 3
1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Grand Prix d'Isbergues
1st Stage 4 Etoile des Espoirs
1st Stage 2 Paris–Bourges
2nd Overall Super Prestige Pernod International
2nd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
2nd Giro del Piemonte
5th Milan–San Remo
6th Trofeo Baracchi
7th Overall Tour de France
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Intermediate Sprints classification
8th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
1984
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stages 2 & 7b (ITT)
1st MaillotVolta.png Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification
1st Stages 1, 4a, 4b & 7a (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stages 1, 3 & 5b (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Critérium International
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3 (ITT)
1st Overall Super Prestige Pernod International
1st Paris–Roubaix
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st Paris–Tours
1st GP Ouest–France
1st Critérium des As
1st Paris–Bourges
2nd Tour of Flanders
2nd Milan–San Remo
2nd Grand Prix des Nations
3rd Rund um den Henninger Turm
4th Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 1
4th Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stages 1b, 2 & 4
5th Overall Tour de France
1985
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Nissan International Classic
1st Stages 1 & 3a (ITT)
Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stages 3 & 5b (ITT)
1st Overall Super Prestige Pernod International
1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Critérium des As
1st Stage 3 Ronde van Nederland
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Critérium International
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall Vuelta Ciclista a la Communidad Valenciana
1st Stage 5
3rd Paris–Roubaix
4th Overall Tour de France
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
4th Overall Tour de Suisse
4th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
7th Milan–San Remo
7th Gent–Wevelgem
9th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2, 10 & 15
1986
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Prologue, Stages 3 & 7b (ITT)
1st MaillotVolta.png Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 7 (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stages 3, 5a & 5b
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Nissan International Classic
Vuelta Ciclista a la Communidad Valenciana
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Overall Super Prestige Pernod International
1st Milan–San Remo
1st Paris–Roubaix
1st Grand Prix des Nations
1st Critérium des As
1st Stage 4a Vuelta a Aragón
1st Stage 4 Tour du Limousin
2nd Overall Critérium International
1st Stages 1 & 3 (ITT)
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 1b (ITT)
2nd Overall Paris–Bourges
1st Stage 2
2nd Tour of Flanders
2nd Giro di Lombardia
2nd GP Ouest–France
2nd Brussels Cycling Classic
3rd Overall Vuelta a España
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Mixed classification
1st Stages 10 & 13
5th La Flèche Wallonne
5th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
6th Paris–Tours
1987
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Stages 4 & 5b (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Critérium International
1st Stages 2 & 3 (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Nissan International Classic
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 1 & 3
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1st Stage 7 Vuelta Ciclista a la Communidad Valenciana
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 1b (ITT)
2nd Overall Super Prestige Pernod International
2nd Tour of Flanders
3rd Dwars door Vlaanderen
4th Milan–San Remo
4th Brussels Cycling Classic
4th Grand Prix des Nations
5th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Prologue & Stage 1
5th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
10th GP Ouest–France
1988
1st Jersey gold.svg Overall Vuelta a España
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Mixed classification
1st Stages 10 & 19 (ITT)
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stage 6b (ITT)
1st Overall Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 4b (ITT)
Tour du Limousin
1st Stages 2b & 3
1st Gent–Wevelgem
1st Stage 4 Tour of the Basque Country
2nd Tour du Haut Var
2nd Grand Prix de Fourmies
3rd Overall Tour of Britain
3rd Paris–Tours
4th Tour of Flanders
5th Milan–San Remo
5th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
7th Omloop Het Volk
1989
1st Overall UCI Road World Cup
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st Stage 4 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Tour of Ireland
2nd Omloop Het Volk
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Road race, UCI Road World Championships
3rd Wincanton Classic
3rd Trofeo Baracchi
5th Milan–San Remo
7th Paris–Tours
9th Overall Tour de France
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey red.svg Intermediate sprints classification
1990
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
3rd Overall UCI Road World Cup
3rd Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian
5th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
6th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
8th Overall Critérium International
8th Paris–Tours
8th Trofeo Luis Puig
10th Giro di Lombardia
1991
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Nissan International Classic
1st Giro di Lombardia
4th Milano–Torino
4th Trofeo Luis Puig
1992
1st Milan–San Remo
1st Trofeo Luis Puig
1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 4 Vuelta Ciclista a la Communidad Valenciana
4th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
1993
4th Paris–Tours


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:15 pm 
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I watched a video the other day of the An Post Chain Reaction team going for a mosey in King Kelly's "trophy room", more like trophy basement. All his old jerseys and the cobbles and everything were there, I'd say it would be great for a look around.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:26 pm 
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P in VG wrote:
I'm not sure i agree with that - Yates is the better climber & the fact that the has got a 40+ second gap before the ITT (like you said: before the serious climbing has even begun) makes him the favourite in my opinion.

Pinot & Pozzovovo are in the running as well - but not sure whether their TTs are better than Yates (Pinot used to be terrible - but I know he's been trying to improve recently)
Pinot and Pozzovivo are both poor TT riders. But both (in particular the former, but the latter is in superb form as evidenced in Romandie) are normally better climbers than Yates.

Its however possible that Yates has climbed up one ladder this season, we will soon find out.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:51 pm 
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I was looking up previous Irish Giro stage winners, of which Roche is the only other. Had a wee nosey over at Sean Kelly's palmares. Always a good read. Mad.

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Major results Edit
1972
1st MaillotIrlanda.PNG Road race, National Junior Road Championships
1973
1st MaillotIrlanda.PNG Road race, National Junior Road Championships
1975
Tour of Ireland
1st Mountains classification
1st Stages 5, 6 & 7
1st Stage 7 Milk Race
1976
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Cinturón a Mallorca
1st Piccolo Giro di Lombardia
1st Stage 6 Milk Race
1977
1st Stage 1 Tour de Romandie
1st Stage 4 Étoile des Espoirs
1978
1st Stage 6 Tour de France
Setmana Catalana de Ciclismo
1st Stage 1a (TTT) & 1b
1st Stage 3 Tour Méditerranéen
1st Stage 5a Étoile des Espoirs
1979
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 1 & 8a
1st GP de Cannes
9th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
10th Omloop Het Volk
1980
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 2
Tour de France
1st Stages 19 & 21
1st Stage 3a Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Stage 4 Ronde van Nederland
2nd E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
2nd De Brabantse Pijl
2nd Tour du Haut Var
3rd Amstel Gold Race
3rd Omloop Het Volk
3rd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
4th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Sprints classification
1st Stages 1, 2, 14, 17 19 & 21
4th Milan–San Remo
1981
1st Stage 15 Tour de France
1st Stage 2 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Stage 5a Ronde van Nederland
1st Stage 3 Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 1 Tour of Luxembourg
2nd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 2
4th La Flèche Wallonne
5th Rund um den Henninger Turm
6th Amstel Gold Race
7th De Brabantse Pijl
8th Tour of Flanders
9th Züri–Metzgete
1982
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stages 3, 5, 7a & 7b (ITT)
Etoile des Espoirs
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3
Tour de l'Aude
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Tour du Haut Var
1st Stage 2 Grand Prix du Midi Libre
1st Stage 3 Critérium International
Tour de France
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Intermediate Sprints classification
1st Stage 12
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Road race, UCI Road World Championships
3rd Omloop Het Volk
3rd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
3rd Rund um den Henninger Turm
4th Amstel Gold Race
6th GP Ouest–France
8th La Flèche Wallonne
10th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1983
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stages 3a, 4 & 7b (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 3 & 5b (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Critérium International
1st Stage 3
1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Grand Prix d'Isbergues
1st Stage 4 Etoile des Espoirs
1st Stage 2 Paris–Bourges
2nd Overall Super Prestige Pernod International
2nd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
2nd Giro del Piemonte
5th Milan–San Remo
6th Trofeo Baracchi
7th Overall Tour de France
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Intermediate Sprints classification
8th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
1984
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stages 2 & 7b (ITT)
1st MaillotVolta.png Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification
1st Stages 1, 4a, 4b & 7a (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stages 1, 3 & 5b (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Critérium International
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3 (ITT)
1st Overall Super Prestige Pernod International
1st Paris–Roubaix
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st Paris–Tours
1st GP Ouest–France
1st Critérium des As
1st Paris–Bourges
2nd Tour of Flanders
2nd Milan–San Remo
2nd Grand Prix des Nations
3rd Rund um den Henninger Turm
4th Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 1
4th Overall Tour du Limousin
1st Stages 1b, 2 & 4
5th Overall Tour de France
1985
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Nissan International Classic
1st Stages 1 & 3a (ITT)
Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stages 3 & 5b (ITT)
1st Overall Super Prestige Pernod International
1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Critérium des As
1st Stage 3 Ronde van Nederland
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Critérium International
1st Stage 1
3rd Overall Vuelta Ciclista a la Communidad Valenciana
1st Stage 5
3rd Paris–Roubaix
4th Overall Tour de France
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
4th Overall Tour de Suisse
4th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
7th Milan–San Remo
7th Gent–Wevelgem
9th Overall Vuelta a España
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2, 10 & 15
1986
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Prologue, Stages 3 & 7b (ITT)
1st MaillotVolta.png Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 7 (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stages 3, 5a & 5b
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Nissan International Classic
Vuelta Ciclista a la Communidad Valenciana
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Overall Super Prestige Pernod International
1st Milan–San Remo
1st Paris–Roubaix
1st Grand Prix des Nations
1st Critérium des As
1st Stage 4a Vuelta a Aragón
1st Stage 4 Tour du Limousin
2nd Overall Critérium International
1st Stages 1 & 3 (ITT)
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 1b (ITT)
2nd Overall Paris–Bourges
1st Stage 2
2nd Tour of Flanders
2nd Giro di Lombardia
2nd GP Ouest–France
2nd Brussels Cycling Classic
3rd Overall Vuelta a España
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Mixed classification
1st Stages 10 & 13
5th La Flèche Wallonne
5th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
6th Paris–Tours
1987
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Stages 4 & 5b (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Critérium International
1st Stages 2 & 3 (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Nissan International Classic
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 1 & 3
Held Jersey gold.svg after Stages 1–4
1st Stage 7 Vuelta Ciclista a la Communidad Valenciana
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 1b (ITT)
2nd Overall Super Prestige Pernod International
2nd Tour of Flanders
3rd Dwars door Vlaanderen
4th Milan–San Remo
4th Brussels Cycling Classic
4th Grand Prix des Nations
5th Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Prologue & Stage 1
5th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
10th GP Ouest–France
1988
1st Jersey gold.svg Overall Vuelta a España
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Mixed classification
1st Stages 10 & 19 (ITT)
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stage 6b (ITT)
1st Overall Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 4b (ITT)
Tour du Limousin
1st Stages 2b & 3
1st Gent–Wevelgem
1st Stage 4 Tour of the Basque Country
2nd Tour du Haut Var
2nd Grand Prix de Fourmies
3rd Overall Tour of Britain
3rd Paris–Tours
4th Tour of Flanders
5th Milan–San Remo
5th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
7th Omloop Het Volk
1989
1st Overall UCI Road World Cup
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st Stage 4 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Tour of Ireland
2nd Omloop Het Volk
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Road race, UCI Road World Championships
3rd Wincanton Classic
3rd Trofeo Baracchi
5th Milan–San Remo
7th Paris–Tours
9th Overall Tour de France
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey red.svg Intermediate sprints classification
1990
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
3rd Overall UCI Road World Cup
3rd Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian
5th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
6th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
8th Overall Critérium International
8th Paris–Tours
8th Trofeo Luis Puig
10th Giro di Lombardia
1991
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Nissan International Classic
1st Giro di Lombardia
4th Milano–Torino
4th Trofeo Luis Puig
1992
1st Milan–San Remo
1st Trofeo Luis Puig
1st Stage 7 Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 4 Vuelta Ciclista a la Communidad Valenciana
4th Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
1993
4th Paris–Tours

Also if you look at his classics results, he was only outside the top 20 of a monument that he started, 5 times in the whole of the 1980s. And he won 7 of them. And 2 more in the 90s.


Phenomenal win by Bennett today, showing the awareness as well as the speed and using the breakaways as a bridge. The way he’s riding in this Giro you start to think he might have a little bit more to his bow than just a finishing kick.

Bora sent Bennett and Formolo to the Giro and their big names Majka and Sagan to California. At this stage, it looks possible that they’ll get better results at the Giro.


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Viviani takes today's stage, Bennett second.


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Just seen the finish. Viviani slapped them all down today.


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Gaviria also looking very rapid in California. I think he will win a handful of Tour stages this year.


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Bennett seems to be a a sprinter too small for the big boys but can survive a climb. Similar to Freire... If perhaps not quite as explosive as him either.


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nardol wrote:
Bennett seems to be a a sprinter too small for the big boys but can survive a climb. Similar to Freire... If perhaps not quite as explosive as him either.


Bennett is doing really well in the GC. Excellent cyclist.


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Mick Mannock wrote:
nardol wrote:
Bennett seems to be a a sprinter too small for the big boys but can survive a climb. Similar to Freire... If perhaps not quite as explosive as him either.


Bennett is doing really well in the GC. Excellent cyclist.

Who cares about ozzies


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Gaviria also looking very rapid in California. I think he will win a handful of Tour stages this year.

Gaviria was looking strong coming into the season, looked very strong yesterday.

Edit: above, sad existence.


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nardol wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:
nardol wrote:
Bennett seems to be a a sprinter too small for the big boys but can survive a climb. Similar to Freire... If perhaps not quite as explosive as him either.


Bennett is doing really well in the GC. Excellent cyclist.

Who cares about ozzies

By Christ you're a twat.


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happyhooker wrote:
nardol wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:
nardol wrote:
Bennett seems to be a a sprinter too small for the big boys but can survive a climb. Similar to Freire... If perhaps not quite as explosive as him either.


Bennett is doing really well in the GC. Excellent cyclist.

Who cares about ozzies

By Christ you're a twat.

Mick only has himself to blame for that.


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tbf it was piss poor trolling.


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happyhooker wrote:
nardol wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:
nardol wrote:
Bennett seems to be a a sprinter too small for the big boys but can survive a climb. Similar to Freire... If perhaps not quite as explosive as him either.


Bennett is doing really well in the GC. Excellent cyclist.

Who cares about ozzies

By Christ you're a twat.


No more than MM.


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happyhooker wrote:
nardol wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:
nardol wrote:
Bennett seems to be a a sprinter too small for the big boys but can survive a climb. Similar to Freire... If perhaps not quite as explosive as him either.


Bennett is doing really well in the GC. Excellent cyclist.

Who cares about ozzies

By Christ you're a twat.

:lol: wake up to find the boyfriend pumped sand in to your vagina?


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This thread has been pretty much spared the petty, shitty trolling.

You guys are ruining it. Take it outside and stick to the cycling.


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guy smiley wrote:
This thread has been pretty much spared the petty, shitty trolling.

You guys are ruining it. Take it outside and stick to the cycling.


Just woken up to see that my Bennett mistake...and it was a mistake has been the calalyst for the unpleasantness that often lies just below the surface of many threads.

Sorry.


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apologies Mick didn't realise it was a genuine mistake...


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Mick Mannock wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
This thread has been pretty much spared the petty, shitty trolling.

You guys are ruining it. Take it outside and stick to the cycling.


Just woken up to see that my Bennett mistake...and it was a mistake has been the calalyst for the unpleasantness that often lies just below the surface of many threads.

Sorry.



No worries, I didn't know what was going on to be honest. I'm guessing you were talking about George Bennett, as opposed to the Irish sprinter Bennett? George is a kiwi, I'm enjoying watching his exploits. So Nardol made a goose of himself there anyway.

But this thread has pretty much been a great chat and kept clear of any sort of spite despite the temptation for trolling the doping angle. It's been great :thumbup:


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Mick Mannock wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
This thread has been pretty much spared the petty, shitty trolling.

You guys are ruining it. Take it outside and stick to the cycling.


Just woken up to see that my Bennett mistake...and it was a mistake has been the calalyst for the unpleasantness that often lies just below the surface of many threads.

Sorry.

Apologies to anyone except hooker who took offence at my vagina comment.


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guy smiley wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
This thread has been pretty much spared the petty, shitty trolling.

You guys are ruining it. Take it outside and stick to the cycling.


Just woken up to see that my Bennett mistake...and it was a mistake has been the calalyst for the unpleasantness that often lies just below the surface of many threads.

Sorry.



No worries, I didn't know what was going on to be honest. I'm guessing you were talking about George Bennett, as opposed to the Irish sprinter Bennett? George is a kiwi, I'm enjoying watching his exploits. So Nardol made a goose of himself there anyway.

But this thread has pretty much been a great chat and kept clear of any sort of spite despite the temptation for trolling the doping angle. It's been great :thumbup:

I'm not the one from a nation who recently had a referendum ( or politiking of some kind) on the issue of my flag looking too similar to the Oz one ;)


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It's been a great thread for cycling chat.

So let's keep it that way.


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Should be an epic one today....


I'm shouting for Tom anyway. Long steady climb go at own pace and hope he doesn't lose more than 15 seconds. Keep the gap below 1.20 for the TT and he is in with a serious shout.


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