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Present Standings

1. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) 51:57:55

2. Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) +47”

3. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) +1'04"

4. Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain Merida) +1'18"

5. Richard Carapaz (Movistar) +1'56"

12. Chris Froome (Team Sky) +3’20"

Read more at https://www.teamsky.com/#t7Y7daoI2IVtFIvr.99

We've seen some brutal crashes from the start of the race and the deluge yesterday was impressive.

Imola looked great, as usual, but the crashes and subsequent hold ups fractured any continuity into little pieces.


Fri May 18, 2018 5:40 am
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Chris Froome is hoping for an upturn in fortunes on tomorrow’s climb of the infamous Monte Zoncolan at the Giro d’Italia.

Speaking on the eve of Saturday’s gruelling 186km day in the saddle, Froome, who sits 12th overall, 3’20” back on leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) after 13 stages, declared it a decisive stage.

He said: “I’m hoping for better than I’ve had so far in the race on the climbs. I’ve been feeling better and better as the race has gone on and less impact from the injuries I had before the race.

“Tomorrow is obviously a very decisive stage, a brutal final up Zoncolan, and we can definitely expect some big gaps on GC tomorrow, one way or another.”

Froome reccied the Zoncolan climb in April, riding the famous slopes for the first time since 2010, and he hopes that will help him pace his effort tomorrow.

“It’s always good to have in your mind what’s coming up,” he explained, “and to know exactly what you’re up against.

“The last time I rode the climb was over eight years ago and mentally now I know what I’m up against and I’ll be able to picture different parts of the climb - knowing when to push on and when not to will be really important.

Read more at https://www.teamsky.com/#U3ivIpyQz2v36pVg.99

He's talking the talk.


Overall standing after stage 13 :-

1. Simon Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) 55hrs 54mins 20secs

2. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Team Sunweb) +47secs

3. Thibaut Pinot (Fra/Groupama-FDJ) +1min 4secs

4. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita/Bahrain-Merida) +1min 18secs

5. Richard Carapaz (Ecu/Movistar) +1min 56secs

6. George Bennett (NZ/LottoNL-Jumbo) +2mins 9secs

7. Rohan Dennis (Aus/BMC Racing Team) +2mins 36secs

8. Pello Bilbao (Spa/Astana Pro Team) +2mins 54secs

9. Patrick Konrad (Aut/Bora-Hansgrohe) +2mins 55secs

10. Fabio Aru (Ita/UAE Team Emirates) +3mins 10secs

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12. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) +3 mins 20secs


Sat May 19, 2018 4:43 am
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Post Re: Giro d Italia
Looks like a brute of a day today

http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racin ... lan-380431

If I can get a good feed might watch it live today, nothing else to watch on tv till Liverpool Chelsea is there?

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And Froome wins the brutal stage ending on Monte Zoncolan.

The Team Sky leader was paced onto the famous climb by his team-mates and, after a strong tempo from Wout Poels, he launched a surging acceleration with 4.2 kilometres to go.

Quickly opening out a gap, Froome was then able to fend off a late charge from the maglia rosa Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), eventually crossing the line six seconds ahead to take a memorable win.

The result elevates Froome to fifth place overall, three minutes and 10 seconds back on Yates with seven stages remaining.

Read more at https://www.teamsky.com/#6zrjPKPqic5paGfy.99

Overall standings :-

1. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) 61:19:51
2. Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) +1:24"
3. Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain Merida) +1:37"
4. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) +1:46"
5. Chris Froome (Team Sky) +3:10"


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I've seen todays result and I can't quite believe that
The highlights are on @ 7pm on Quest channel 144
Worth a look

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Fri May 25, 2018 6:28 pm
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Update on Standings


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/44258030


Chris Froome wins stage 19 to take overall lead.

Chris Froome launched a devastating attack to win stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia and take the leader's pink jersey.

Yates finished almost 39 minutes behind Team Sky's Froome, who attacked 80km from the finish in Bardonecchia.

As Froome stated, ""I don't think I've ever attacked like that before on my own."

"The team did such a fantastic job to set it up for me.

"It was going to take something really special to get rid of Simon and get away from Dumoulin. It was now or never. I just had to try."

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The usual arseholes protested and one ran alongside him with a giant inhaler ...

With two days remaining, he now has a 40-second lead over Tom Dumoulin as he attempts to become the first British rider to win the Giro d'Italia.


1 Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) 80hrs 21mins 59secs

2 Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Team Sunweb) +40secs

3 Thibaut Pinot (Fra/Groupama-FDJ) +4mins 17secs

4 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana Pro Team) +4mins 57secs

5 Richard Carapaz (Ecu/Movistar Team) +5mins 44secs

6 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita/Bahrain-Merida) +8mins 3secs

7 Pello Bilbao (Spa/Astana Pro Team) +11mins 8secs

8 Patrick Konrad (Aut/Bora-Hansgrohe) +12mins 19secs

9 George Bennett (Nzl/Team Lotto NL-Jumbo) +12mins 35secs

10 Sam Oomen (Ned/Team Sunweb) +14mins 18secs

Selected other:

18 Simon Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +35mins 42secs


Sat May 26, 2018 5:24 am
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And the Rome traffic and slippery streets win.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/44272406

The traditional leisurely pace of the final stage dropped even lower as the peloton, unimpressed by the route over Rome's historic cobbles, succeeded in getting the stage neutralised for general classification purposes.

Riders only needed to complete the 115km, 10-lap, loop of the city centre to maintain their place in the overall standings.


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And, a little eye opener :-

Chris Froome says there should be "no question at all" about the validity of his Giro d'Italia success.

He has told the BBC his blood was tested "every day" of the three-week Giro contest.

Seems that all the man has to do now is to have a blood test every day of his future career, whether competing or not, and only the French will spit on him ...


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Bouch wrote:
And, a little eye opener :-

Chris Froome says there should be "no question at all" about the validity of his Giro d'Italia success.

He has told the BBC his blood was tested "every day" of the three-week Giro contest.

Seems that all the man has to do now is to have a blood test every day of his future career, whether competing or not, and only the French will spit on him ...

I'm pretty sure that the winner of every stage plus the current holder of each jersey *GC KoM Points and young rider would also be tested along with random others.
So its hardly "a little eye opener"

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So you say.

Did the man win every stage then?

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Thu May 31, 2018 9:20 pm
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Bouch wrote:
So you say.

Did the man win every stage then?

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He has been caught with double the allowed salbutamol in his body, they would be amiss of their duty if he wasn't tested more than anyone else. There are many in cycling who think he shouldn't even be competing at the moment

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I believe the whole world of cycling knew the story in some detail.

It's good to see that you've caught up.

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Bouch wrote:
I believe the whole world of cycling knew the story in some detail.


:thumbup:

You obviously didn't

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cutting and pasting other peoples work does not make you an expert

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Ah, the old, "Only experts should comment" Joke.

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