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heywoodu

Men's Road Cycling UCI Giro d'Italia 2017

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heywoodu    1,281
6 minutes ago, Agger said:

 

The big question is whether the teams with slightly lighter sprinters (especially Quick-Step) will try shaking people like Greipel and Ewan on San Pantaleo.

It's a decent hill (3,3 km avg. 5,6%) with percentages up to 12.

I doubt they will be able to do big damage to them, but it will be interesting.

 

I think I would go with pretty much the same as you. Maybe Nizzolo for 5th.

 

If Nizzolo is back at full fitness I'd put him in there as well, at least ahead of Mareczko. I'm curious about Bora as well, I'm guessing they'll go for Bennett today and not for Pelucchi, since there's more than two meters of uphill. 

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Gianlu33    412
14 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

So, @Agger, @Federer91 and others, who are you expecting as, let's say, top-5 for the first stage? :p 

 

Personally I guess I'm going to have to go with the masses and choose Gaviria as most likely winner. I'd say this:

 

1. Gaviria

2. Ewan (although with his god awful style I hope he doesn't finish in the front too often)

3. Greipel

4. Modolo

5. Mareczko

1. Greipel

1. Ewan

3. Gaviria

4. Modolo

5. Bennett

 

I hope too see a nice race, this stage isn't too much flat, i hope to see some fugitives but yes, probably there will be a sprint. 

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Gianlu33    412

Giro d'Italia Stage 1: Alghero - Olbia

For the first time Alghero hosts a stage at the Giro. The stage runs along the northern coast of the island. The route is relatively wavy and bumpy, with a long, steady sequence of constant undulations, and a number of short, steep ramps, including 3 categorised climbs in Multeddu, Trinità d’Agultu and San Pantaleo. The latter, less than 20 km from the finish, totals approximately 5 km at an 8% slope over a few kilometres, and maximum gradients are even higher in the first part. A rolling finale leads all the way to Olbia, that unlike Alghero, has already hosted twice the Giro in 1991. Two km before the finish, the route covers a short stretch on stone-slab paved road. There is a last, wide bend 600 m before the finish, leading into the home straight on 8-m wide asphalt road.  

 

 

 

 

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Gianlu33    412

GPM Multeddu (4th category)

4500m (Elevation 182m)

 

Maximum incline: 8.00%

Medium incline: 3.30%

 

1. :ITA Cesare Benedetti (3) VIRTUALLY BLUE JERSEY

2. :ALB Eugert Zhupa (2)

3. :POL Marcin Bialoblocki (1)

 

 

And "nice" 1st sprint :p 

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Federer91    183
2 hours ago, heywoodu said:

So  @Federer91 and others, who are you expecting as, let's say, top-5 for the first stage? :p 

 

 

Probably Greipel ahead of Gaviria. Don't think Ewan would be that good today. Also i'm going out on a limb and saying that Sbaragli would be the best italian today. :p

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Gianlu33    412

GPM Trinità d'Agultu (4th category)

6100m (Elevation 362m)

 

Maximum incline: 10.00%

Medium incline: 4.40%

 

1. :ITA Cesare Benedetti (6) VIRTUAL BLUE JERSEY

2. :ALB Eugert Zhupa (4)

3. :ERI Daniel Teklehaimanot (1)

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Gianlu33    412

GPM San Pantaleo (4th category)

3250m (Elevation 215m)

 

Maximum incline: 12.00%

Medium incline: 5.60%

 

1. :ITA Cesare Benedetti (9) BLUE JERSEY AFTER STAGE 1

2. :ERI Daniel Teklehaimanot (3)

3. :RUS Pavel Brutt (1)

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Gianlu33    412

WHAT! :yikes: Unbeliveble win for Lukas Pöstlberger, whitout sprint :lol: Try to find who say this :whistle: 1st season win for his and pink jeresey :lol: 

Edited by Gianlu33

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Gianlu33    412

Giro d'Italia Stage 2: Olbia-Tortolí

 

This is a medium mountain stage, running almost entirely through inland Sardinia. The stage starts from Olbia (two stages in 1991) and first comes a rolling section across the district of Nuoro, with three long climbs: Bitti and Orune (non-categorised climb), Nuoro (a steeper, categorised climb) and Passo di Genna Silana (cat. climb). Past Genna Silana comes a long, fast-running descent (over 20 km, quite bumpy at points) on wide, well-surfaced roads. The final 10 km are flat with arrival in Tortolì (town stage for the first time).   After leaving the ss. 125 and entering the centre of Girasole, the route cuts across the industrial area of Tortolì, on wide roads alternating with series of roundabouts. The roadway narrows 2 km before the finish, crosses the railway track and turns right straight away, into the home straight (1,800 m long), on 7.5-m wide asphalt road.

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