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Laurent wrote:Ventoline has started.
No need for that
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Great ride from Aru
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pinot needs to work on his position. he is all over the bike.
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P in VG wrote:Great ride from Aru
Yep. What a pity he hasn't been climbing as well.
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Some ride from Rohan Dennis.
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Pinot. :o :blush:

Good ride by the dawg, quality win by Dennis, about par for Dumoulin given how hard he's been going..

.. but a splendid ride by Simon Yates. :D
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Yates did superbly
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Yates holds onto the pink jersey by 1:27! :shock:
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Great ride for Yates to not lose too much time.
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Mick Mannock wrote:Yates did superbly
A lead of 1 min 27 secs going into the last few stages - can't see anyone catching him now unless he bonks massively on one of the climbs
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Madness wrote:Yates holds onto the pink jersey by 1:27! :shock:
And with 3 summit finishes to come you really can’t see Dumoulin shaking him.
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Yates deserves the win.
Pinot talked a good game and disapointed again.
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DOB wrote:
Madness wrote:Yates holds onto the pink jersey by 1:27! :shock:
And with 3 summit finishes to come you really can’t see Dumoulin shaking him.
All he has to do is sit on the dutchman's wheel but you absolutely know he's going to attack regardless.
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P in VG wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:Yates did superbly
A lead of 1 min 27 secs going into the last few stages - can't see anyone catching him now unless he bonks massively on one of the climbs
Not quite, he was only 1 min 27 secs down on Dumoulin today. Dumoulin has closed the overall gap to 56 seconds. It's all 3 minutes + though after that so unless a spectacular explosion is on the way I don't think Dumoulin or anyone else will beat him. And well deserved too.
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Gospel wrote:
DOB wrote:
Madness wrote:Yates holds onto the pink jersey by 1:27! :shock:
And with 3 summit finishes to come you really can’t see Dumoulin shaking him.
All he has to do is sit on the dutchman's wheel but you absolutely know he's going to attack regardless.
I hope he does attack. Another stage win would be great.
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Bullettyme wrote:
P in VG wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:Yates did superbly
A lead of 1 min 27 secs going into the last few stages - can't see anyone catching him now unless he bonks massively on one of the climbs
Not quite, he was only 1 min 27 secs down on Dumoulin today. Dumoulin has closed the overall gap to 56 seconds. It's all 3 minutes + though after that so unless a spectacular explosion is on the way I don't think Dumoulin or anyone else will beat him. And well deserved too.
Hopefully one of the better climbers throws caution to the wind & has a go (Froome, Pinot, Pozzovivo) - would make for a few exciting stages
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Tony Martin's sheer disbelief watching Aru :lol:


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Aru’s been docked 20s for drafting too.

Dennis is back in the top 10 and only 5 minutes down on Yates. Obviously no threat to the pink, but it’s a seriously good ride for him so far and he could be into the Dumoulin role given another couple of seasons.



And then I checked and found out Dennis is 6 months older than Dumoulin. But still, he’s about to be 28, and has a few good years of cycling in him.
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Yates has come in under the radar for this one and looks the real deal - are we sure that he and his brother aren't swapping from stage to stage!!! :) If he pulls this off it looks like the sport's next superstar has been found (is his bro going for the tour?)
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Incredible performance so far by Yates, he has really stepped up one additional notch and at a very young age. Now 4 more days to make history, but there are two very tough real mountain stages with long climbs.

Terrible TT by Pinot, very disappointed and sad for the lad. Let's see if he can grab a stage now.

Pozzovivo is in superb form, he will attack and a podium slot would be deserved !

Another great Giro, and it ain't over yet.
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Any chance of an attack today? (by any of the big hitters) - a few lumps & bumps early doors, so potential for someone to get away - but i guess the sprint teams will be keen to chase anything down
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Bora and Quickstep would like everything to stay together, but neither can do it alone. Sounds like it’s all together, but with an uncategorized climb still to go, and then 60km to ride after that.
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Another win for Viviani, fair play to him. Heard he was a bit shook on one of the climbs earlier so must have been kept nicely alive by Quickstep.
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Been a shite Giro for the breakaway experts, hasn’t it? Between Yates taking all the summit finishes and Bennett and Viviani dominating the flat ones it’s just not a good year to be a deMarchi or LL Sanchez.
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DOB wrote:Been a shite Giro for the breakaway experts, hasn’t it? Between Yates taking all the summit finishes and Bennett and Viviani dominating the flat ones it’s just not a good year to be a deMarchi or LL Sanchez.
I thought for a while they might do it today... LL Sanchez has given it a good shake this Giro.
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Sanchez has had great legs all season, but he just hasn’t had the freedom in the breaks in this race. I don’t think anyone picked 6 bunch finishes with Rome still to come for this year, especially with the sprinter teams having 1 less man each in their trains.
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Win #8737238732 for Quickstep this year.

That Schachmann looks a very good find for them.
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Yates lost some time there, lead down to 28secs... with two big days to come.
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Wow... that's a lot of time lost given the distance to go when TD attacked. Giro open again.... even if Yates still massive favourite
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nardol wrote:Wow... that's a lot of time lost given the distance to go when TD attacked. Giro open again.... even if Yates still massive favourite
Yeah... but today's stage was made for those big power climbers, a long steady climb at the end suiting steady tempo riding. Once the power went down he was spent. If the next couple of days are more like those hard climbing days last week he should be ok, it should suit his punchier style.

I think.
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guy smiley wrote:
nardol wrote:Wow... that's a lot of time lost given the distance to go when TD attacked. Giro open again.... even if Yates still massive favourite
Yeah... but today's stage was made for those big power climbers, a long steady climb at the end suiting steady tempo riding. Once the power went down he was spent. If the next couple of days are more like those hard climbing days last week he should be ok, it should suit his punchier style.

I think.
Fully agree yet week 3 of a grand tour..... strange things can happen.
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Yeah, it's game on and tomorrow's stage is a brute.
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The Finestre nearly did for Contador in 2015. But he was up against an Astana team full of in-form climbers. But there’s an extra mountain and an extra stage after it this year. Its all to play for.
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So it's on and the players have come to play. Sky driving the bunch chasing Sanchez up the road on the first climb of the day.
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And Yates is at the back of the peloton struggling :shock:
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He’s off the back, with only Nieve for company, and the whole Sky train in full choo choo mode.

As I type he’s found another. Sky have put Lopez off the back, so Astana have had LL Sanchez sit up while holding a 40+ second lead and go back and help him.

There’s still more than 80km to go today, with 2 more summits after this one. This stage is looking like being a bit on the epic side.
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feel bad for Yates - he looked so strong in the first 2 weeks :(
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DOB wrote: This stage is looking like being a bit on the epic side.
:lol:

yes... be nice if Sanchez could play the joker.
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