Giro Stage 8 ITT - Spoiler thread

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Giro Stage 8 ITT - Spoiler thread

Postby RoadPainter » Sat May 11, 2013 00:21 am

Hello from Cervia. I'm going to have a short stop-off in Cesenatico for Il Pirata, then will probably head for final kms of stage.

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Very tough looking finish, including 9% last km. Ouch!

Start list (local times):
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/823d3a40b51c82f60f316baa5/files/Ordine_di_partenza.1.pdf

Brits (local):
Millar 12:19
Blythe 12:20
Cummings 12:38
Dowsett 12:48
Cavendish 13:14
Wiggins 15:08
Brad's first catch will be Danilo Di Luca (what a w#nker, unbelievable)

Weather could play a big part, scattered thunderstorms forecast in the afternoon:
http://uk.weather.com/story/sports/giro_de_italia_outlook-20130501

Not great weather for painting roads :-(

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Re: Giro Stage 8 ITT - Spoiler thread

Postby TakeTheHighRoad » Sat May 11, 2013 06:29 am

Henao starting two minutes away, any chance he'll go easy for the first half then help Wiggo draft as he comes past ;)
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Postby kleinstroker » Sat May 11, 2013 07:01 am

Thunderstorms forecast for 4pm IT local time, Wiggins better be done by then or he really will be done!!
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Postby inkyfingers » Sat May 11, 2013 07:47 am

kleinstroker wrote:Thunderstorms forecast for 4pm IT local time, Wiggins better be done by then or he really will be done!!


If that forecast time is correct it might almost make Wiggins time loss yesterday look clever :wink:
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Postby Paul 8v » Sat May 11, 2013 07:49 am

I'd like to see what Dowsett can do in this, very promising rider, I hope he isn't made to go easy as he is on domestique duties and they let him have a play.

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Postby Paul 8v » Sat May 11, 2013 07:50 am

inkyfingers wrote:
kleinstroker wrote:Thunderstorms forecast for 4pm IT local time, Wiggins better be done by then or he really will be done!!


If that forecast time is correct it might almost make Wiggins time loss yesterday look clever :wink:


Que DB doing a reverse rain dance...

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Postby rickyrider » Sat May 11, 2013 08:17 am

The weather could make this even more exciting than it promises to be. Can't wait for this. Which Wiggins will turn up?

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Postby PeteMadoc » Sat May 11, 2013 08:55 am

Never in all my days has the prospect of a TT been so tantalising, the weather and the profile will make for some great race faces. I just hope Wiggins hasn't thrown in the towel already. If he does show some form and gain some time then this race will really be on!

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Postby kleinstroker » Sat May 11, 2013 09:02 am

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Postby Milton50 » Sat May 11, 2013 09:10 am

If the rain does come down hard around 4pm then that could throw a big spanner in the works. It will mean Wiggins has almost an hour on a relatively dry course whereas the likes of Evans, Nibali and Hesjedal will basically be riding in the wet from the start.

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Postby Macaloon » Sat May 11, 2013 09:12 am

Didn't that forecast say thunderstorms at the 12:20 start, clearing by 17:00?

Yesterday, Wiggins didn't trust his cornering before it got wet or even steep, regularly losing his place in the bunch. Wet,twisty roads with some downhill are going to be a nightmare on a TT bike if he's still suffering from whatever ails him.
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Postby Macaloon » Sat May 11, 2013 09:18 am

The most nervous guy at the race today?

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Postby Above The Cows » Sat May 11, 2013 09:24 am

Paul 8v wrote:I'd like to see what Dowsett can do in this, very promising rider


Yeah Sky should really take a look at him :wink:

OK I need to go and do my chores so that I can watch this. I am excited! Never thought I'd say that about a TT :D

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Re: Giro Stage 8 ITT - Spoiler thread

Postby compo » Sat May 11, 2013 09:45 am

TakeTheHighRoad wrote:Henao starting two minutes away, any chance he'll go easy for the first half then help Wiggo draft as he comes past ;)



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Postby ALIHISGREAT » Sat May 11, 2013 09:47 am

Macaloon wrote:The most nervous guy at the race today?

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Danny Pate?

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Postby TailWindHome » Sat May 11, 2013 09:52 am

compo wrote:
TakeTheHighRoad wrote:Henao starting two minutes away, any chance he'll go easy for the first half then help Wiggo draft as he comes past ;)



Not really allowed


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Very interesting tactics from Team Sky for today's timed trial. I just knew Sir David Brailsford would come up with something! #Giro

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Sir David has picked Henao to start at 3.06pm, Sir Bradley at 3.08 and Uran Uran at 3.09. Very clever timed trial strategy. #Giro
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Re: Giro Stage 8 ITT - Spoiler thread

Postby Macaloon » Sat May 11, 2013 10:08 am

ALIHISGREAT wrote:
Macaloon wrote:The most nervous guy at the race today?

Danny Pate?


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Re: Giro Stage 8 ITT - Spoiler thread

Postby Richmond Racer » Sat May 11, 2013 10:14 am

Right, Brad. No messing. Shift that bloody bike. Say something rude to Di Luca as you blow by him, just for good measure.

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Re: Giro Stage 8 ITT - Spoiler thread

Postby goonz » Sat May 11, 2013 10:15 am

TailWindHome wrote:
compo wrote:
TakeTheHighRoad wrote:Henao starting two minutes away, any chance he'll go easy for the first half then help Wiggo draft as he comes past ;)



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UK Cycling Expert ‏@ukcyclingexpert 1h

Very interesting tactics from Team Sky for today's timed trial. I just knew Sir David Brailsford would come up with something! #Giro

UK Cycling Expert ‏@ukcyclingexpert 1h
Sir David has picked Henao to start at 3.06pm, Sir Bradley at 3.08 and Uran Uran at 3.09. Very clever timed trial strategy. #Giro


Surely any form of drafting is not allowed? How else could this be a good strategy?
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Re: Giro Stage 8 ITT - Spoiler thread

Postby wombly knees » Sat May 11, 2013 10:19 am

goonz wrote:
TailWindHome wrote:
compo wrote:
TakeTheHighRoad wrote:Henao starting two minutes away, any chance he'll go easy for the first half then help Wiggo draft as he comes past ;)



Not really allowed


UK Cycling Expert ‏@ukcyclingexpert 1h

Very interesting tactics from Team Sky for today's timed trial. I just knew Sir David Brailsford would come up with something! #Giro

UK Cycling Expert ‏@ukcyclingexpert 1h
Sir David has picked Henao to start at 3.06pm, Sir Bradley at 3.08 and Uran Uran at 3.09. Very clever timed trial strategy. #Giro


Surely any form of drafting is not allowed? How else could this be a good strategy?

Aye, drafting's not allowed, just taking the mickey per usual.

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