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kabbott
30-04-2017, 10:44 PM
Giro starts next Friday 5th May, one day earlier than usual (there will be three rest days)!

Velogames mini-league set up:

League Name: CPFC BBS
League Code: 61302305428

singapore eagle
02-05-2017, 04:10 AM
Good timing kabbott.

Here's a stage-by-stage preview of the race.

http://inrng.com/giro/

stange555
02-05-2017, 11:31 AM
I'm in - thanks!

kabbott
02-05-2017, 06:52 PM
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kabbott
02-05-2017, 06:54 PM
Come on Forza, Palestinian and all the other Usual Suspects plus any newbies ...

Little Fozzie
02-05-2017, 08:22 PM
I'm in. First race I will watch this year. The team sky shit really dampened my enthusiasm for the sport, but I suppose I shouldn't have expected anything else!

Captain Pizza
02-05-2017, 08:44 PM
I'm in, usual complete guesswork

FORZA SELHURST
02-05-2017, 09:22 PM
Scarponi's parrots are in with a scratch team, will have to do some tinkering.

meee
03-05-2017, 01:03 PM
I will be putting a team in.Despite not watching much over the last few years I've had some Velogames success in the Giros.And obviously I'm in peak form following the Tour de Romandie.:angel:

charltonhater
03-05-2017, 04:50 PM
Any reason for the extra rest day?

It's annoying Giro isn't covered by ITV4. Still good to see some British riders this time around.

FORZA SELHURST
03-05-2017, 05:51 PM
Any reason for the extra rest day?

It's annoying Giro isn't covered by ITV4. Still good to see some British riders this time around.

Sardinia-Sicily island hop.

spunky
03-05-2017, 07:32 PM
Spunky's Superstars are back for the start of the grand tour season, after the incredible success which was last year's TDF I predict I'll be put firmly back in my place in the broom wagon by the end of the giro

kabbott
04-05-2017, 07:01 PM
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kabbott
04-05-2017, 07:02 PM
Entry Deadline

The deadline for entries to be submitted is 12:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) on Friday 5th May.

kabbott
04-05-2017, 07:09 PM
The Giro is certainly not as hard as it has been in recent years. There aren't as many silly-gradient stages, there are quite a few stages for sprinters, a few for the "puncheurs" and even some mountain stages but with finishes at the bottom of descents (Nibbles will like these!). Quite a mixed bag really.
I've got a team made up of what I hope are all GC riders but one. However I am toying with the idea of putting in a 2nd sprinter, there are enough stages to warrant that IMO.

Captain Pizza
04-05-2017, 07:28 PM
Just had a massive tinker. Just to make sure I finish last

Perky
04-05-2017, 08:20 PM
I'm in for my season debut
Looking forward to it

kabbott
04-05-2017, 09:15 PM
Oh dear!

Giro d'Italia: Two Bardiani CSF riders positive in out-of-competition control

Pirazzi and Ruffoni return adverse analytical finding for growth hormone releasing peptides

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/giro-ditalia-two-bardiani-csf-riders-positive-in-out-of-competition-control/

Palestinian
04-05-2017, 09:59 PM
Bandiera Rossa entered in hope but expectation of the Lanterne Rouge

meee
04-05-2017, 10:10 PM
Oh dear!

Giro d'Italia: Two Bardiani CSF riders positive in out-of-competition control

Pirazzi and Ruffoni return adverse analytical finding for growth hormone releasing peptides

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/giro-ditalia-two-bardiani-csf-riders-positive-in-out-of-competition-control/

Good job they announced that now.I've got Pirazzi!:D

kabbott
05-05-2017, 09:50 AM
10 minutes left ...

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melteagle
05-05-2017, 10:23 AM
Have just returned from an epic cycling trip in Portugal where we travelled the length of the N2 from Chaves in Northern Portugal down to Faro which we completed in eight days averaging approx 90/95 kms per day(total distance approx 750kms) a truly memorable journey and would thoroughly recommend it - good simple food both at lunchtimes and evenings at all our varied stopping points

Weather was very cold to start with and we had to stop one afternoon due to snow which made headlines on Portuguese TV as even in the north they rarely see snow!!

Excowboy
05-05-2017, 02:22 PM
I'm in. Couldn't see Gonzo in the field so went with Van Den Broeck in solidarity.

FORZA SELHURST
05-05-2017, 03:55 PM
That was a rather odd finish.

biggus mickus
05-05-2017, 04:11 PM
It was a great finish. Enjoyed today.

kabbott
05-05-2017, 07:08 PM
It was a great finish. Enjoyed today.

So did I. It doesn't often happen so it's good when the sprinters' teams get it all wrong.
Actually he was one of Sam Bennett's lead-out riders. If I told you that Sam Bennett was in my team, you would understand why this f*ck-up took place! More Gordon Bennett than Sam Bennett if you ask me!

This are the only highlights I've found for the moment:

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kabbott
05-05-2017, 07:08 PM
Giro Stage 1 Results

1 PÖSTLBERGER, Lukas (BOH) 5:13:35
2 EWAN, Caleb (ORS)
3 GREIPEL, André (LTS)
4 NIZZOLO, Giacomo (TFS)
5 MODOLO, Sacha (UAD)
6 SBARAGLI, Kristian (DDD)
7 STUYVEN, Jasper (TFS)
8 GIBBONS, Ryan (DDD)
9 BENNETT, Sam (BOH)
10 BAUHAUS, Phil (SUN)
11 MÜHLBERGER, Gregor (BOH)
12 GAVIRIA RENDON, Fernando (QST)
13 BATTAGLIN, Enrico (TLJ)
14 KUZNETSOV, Viacheslav (KAT)
15 JUNGELS, Bob (QST)
16 MARECZKO, Jakub (WIL)
17 BARBIN, Enrico (BAR)
18 THOMAS, Geraint (SKY)
19 PONZI, Simone (CCC)
20 FARIA DA COSTA, Rui Alberto (UAD)

General Classification after Stage 1

1 PÖSTLBERGER, Lukas (BOH) 5:13:25
2 EWAN, Caleb (ORS) + 4
3 GREIPEL, André (LTS) + 6
4 BRUTT, Pavel (GAZ) + 8
5 NIZZOLO, Giacomo (TFS) + 10
6 MODOLO, Sacha (UAD)
7 SBARAGLI, Kristian (DDD)
8 STUYVEN, Jasper (TFS)
9 GIBBONS, Ryan (DDD)
10 BENNETT, Sam (BOH)

kabbott
05-05-2017, 07:21 PM
Velogames:

256 points
Deliveroo Procycling
Captain Pizza

168 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club
SteveSugg

160 points
meee
meee

158 points
Fozzie`s Flyers
Stephen Foss

150 points
Cycling Sharks 3
Dave Mc

148 points
Spunky`s Superstars
Duncan Inglis

148 points
Spinning Loose
SIP

145 points
Pretty Polly
Lucky Old Gladys

131 points
Team Belgrave
singapore eagle

115 points
Trampolini

Excowboy

83 points
Team Tousart
kabbott

81 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field
Kemper

80 points
OPH
3 Beers at HT

52 points
Canonbury Climbers
Jonathan Dobson

50 points
Perky Legends
Martyn Perkins

46 points
Penge Peddlars
Graham

36 points
Bandiera Rossa
Palestinian

32 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi
Forza Selhurst

0 points
Roadrash Procycling
Mark

kabbott
05-05-2017, 07:22 PM
It was a great finish. Enjoyed today.

You should have put a team in!

FORZA SELHURST
05-05-2017, 07:23 PM
Thank heavens for Gonzo. Now there's something I don't often say.

kabbott
05-05-2017, 07:24 PM
I'm in. Couldn't see Gonzo in the field so went with Van Den Broeck in solidarity.

I got a little excited when I saw that Pavel Brutt was in the break. Wasn't he one of Forza's old favourites? :supergrin:

FORZA SELHURST
05-05-2017, 07:25 PM
Never doubt the Bruttster!

meee
05-05-2017, 07:35 PM
Never doubt the Bruttster!
:D

Never forget Andy Schleck not even making France! Van den Broeck has had too many pork pies in the last few years.

kabbott
05-05-2017, 07:43 PM
:D

Van den Broeck has had too many pork pies in the last few years.

IDKHWSA (from a professional cycling point of view, that is)!

kabbott
05-05-2017, 07:45 PM
Just had a massive tinker. Just to make sure I finish last

You little rascal, you!

meee
05-05-2017, 07:52 PM
IDKHWSA (from a professional cycling point of view, that is)!

You might need to fill me in on what that means.:confused::D

FORZA SELHURST
05-05-2017, 08:16 PM
Here's tomorrow's offering:

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_2_profile_670.jpeg

kabbott
05-05-2017, 08:17 PM
You might need to fill me in on what that means.:confused::D

I didn't know he was still alive (adapted from another BBS thread)! :o

meee
05-05-2017, 08:56 PM
I didn't know he was still alive (adapted from another BBS thread)! :o

Believe it or not the only thing that came up on google was the BBS thread.

Captain Pizza
05-05-2017, 10:59 PM
You little rascal, you!
[emoji4]

I have never, ever been in the lead of something like this. I intend to enjoy my moment in the limelight!!

kabbott
06-05-2017, 02:10 PM
Sam Bennett (my sprinter) is sick and has already been dropped! :(

FORZA SELHURST
06-05-2017, 02:47 PM
He looks toast.

Palestinian
06-05-2017, 03:53 PM
Great win by the Gorilla, unclear what happened to Ewan, excellent work by Katusha to get Zakarin back in

Palestinian
06-05-2017, 04:03 PM
Not clear what Jonathan Edwards is adding to the Giro - the GQ for goodness sake

Palestinian
06-05-2017, 04:05 PM
The new leader
http://www.victorkent.com/mascots/pi1.jpg

kabbott
06-05-2017, 04:26 PM
Great win by the Gorilla, unclear what happened to Ewan, excellent work by Katusha to get Zakarin back in

I think he slightly touched wheels with Gaviria and his shoe "unclipped"!

kabbott
06-05-2017, 04:26 PM
Stage 2 Results (for the moment)

1 GREIPEL, André (LTS) 6:05:20
2 FERRARI, Roberto (UAD)
3 STUYVEN, Jasper (TFS)
4 GAVIRIA RENDON, Fernando (QST)
5 SBARAGLI, Kristian (DDD)
6 BATTAGLIN, Enrico (TLJ)
7 GIBBONS, Ryan (DDD)
8 THOMAS, Geraint (SKY)
9 EWAN, Caleb (ORS)
10 CONTI, Valerio (UAD)

Palestinian
06-05-2017, 04:32 PM
I think he slightly touched wheels with Gaviria and his shoe "unclipped"!

Yes, saw that later - although seemed to be as much at fault for the coming together as Gaviria.

kabbott
06-05-2017, 04:40 PM
Yes, saw that later - although seemed to be as much at fault for the coming together as Gaviria.

Oi, I wasn't blaming anyone! ;)

kabbott
06-05-2017, 08:05 PM
Velogames after 2nd stage:

527 points
Deliveroo Procycling
Captain Pizza

404 points
Team Ground
Christopher.Daniels

374 points
Team Belgrave
singapore eagle

358 points
Spinning Loose
SIP

309 points
Fozzie`s Flyers
Stephen Foss

306 points
Cycling Sharks 3
Dave Mc

297 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club
SteveSugg

285 points
OPH
3 Beers at HT

260 points
meee
meee

242 points
Spunky`s Superstars
Duncan Inglis

235 points
Perky Legends
Martyn Perkins

183 points
Penge Peddlars
Graham

174 points
Pretty Polly
Lucky Old Gladys

166 points
Team Tousart
kabbott

161 points
Bandiera Rossa
Palestinian

148 points
Trampolini
Excowboy

136 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi
Forza Selhurst

103 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field
Kemper

64 points
Canonbury Climbers
Jonathan Dobson

28 points
Roadrash Procycling
Mark

LSEagle
07-05-2017, 06:05 PM
In case anyone wonders I'm Chris (2nd place), should have signed up with my screen name

Palestinian
07-05-2017, 08:14 PM
Well that was quite a good finish wasn't it? Always like wind and echelons, a good day for Quick Step.

Captain Pizza
08-05-2017, 10:42 AM
It was great to watch. Makes for such exciting racing. Maybe it's me, but I'd say crosswinds have had a more prominent impact in the past few years of grand tours compared to the 90's or noughties. Cobbles too. But maybe I just watch more than I did! I certainly didn't have eurosport back then.

Captain Pizza
08-05-2017, 10:45 AM
Mind you, velogames stops you enjoying the racing as much; I was too annoyed at griepel and thomas losing contact with the front group, and Dennis' crash!

singapore eagle
09-05-2017, 03:36 AM
Stepping in for kabbott here. Stage 3 result:

1 GAVIRIA Fernando Quick-Step Floors 3:26:33
2 SELIG Rüdiger Bora - Hansgrohe ,,
3 NIZZOLO Giacomo Trek - Segafredo ,,
4 HAAS Nathan Dimension Data ,,
5 RICHEZE Ariel Maximiliano Quick-Step Floors ,,
6 SIUTSOU Kanstantsin Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team 0:03
7 JUNGELS Bob Quick-Step Floors ,,
8 EWAN Caleb ORICA-Scott 0:13
9 MODOLO Sacha UAE Team Emirates ,,
10 GREIPEL André Lotto Soudal ,,

It was great attacking riding by Quick Step.

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singapore eagle
09-05-2017, 03:40 AM
807 points
Deliveroo Procycling
Captain Pizza

678 points
Team Belgrave
singapore eagle

538 points
Perky Legends
Martyn Perkins

514 points
OPH
3 Beers at HT

489 points
Team Ground
Christopher.Daniels

483 points
Penge Peddlars
Graham

442 points
Spinning Loose
SIP

433 points
60 Per Cent
Oryol

405 points
Fozzie`s Flyers
Stephen Foss

400 points
Cycling Sharks 3
Dave Mc

383 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club
SteveSugg

367 points
Bandiera Rossa
Palestinian

341 points
meee
meee

325 points
Spunky`s Superstars
Duncan Inglis

324 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi
Forza Selhurst

311 points
Trampolini
Excowboy

293 points
Team Tousart
kabbott

262 points
Pretty Polly
Lucky Old Gladys

215 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field
Kemper

99 points
Canonbury Climbers
Jonathan Dobson

43 points
Roadrash Procycling
Mark

singapore eagle
09-05-2017, 03:41 AM
Today should be a good one.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_4_profile_670.jpeg

kabbott
09-05-2017, 05:11 AM
Thanks for posting the results se!
Before going to Redhill on that sexy school trip at the end of the month, I'm currently on a boring one in NYC! ;)
I've only got my smartphone with some dodgy wifi and not a lot of free time!
Haas for the maglia rosa today?

FORZA SELHURST
09-05-2017, 05:19 PM
Bit of a 'looking at each other' stage today.

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Stage:

1 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 4:55:58
2 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:00:19
3 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:29
4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
5 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
6 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
7 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors
8 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
10 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
11 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
12 Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
13 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
14 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac
15 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team

GC:

1 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors 19:41:56
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:06
3 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:00:10
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
5 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
6 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
7 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
8 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
9 Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky
10 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
11 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
12 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
13 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
14 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:00:14
15 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:23
16 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb
17 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:46
18 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:00:54
19 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:58
20 Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:14

FORZA SELHURST
09-05-2017, 08:04 PM
Velogames: (https://www.velogames.com/giro-ditalia/2017/leaguescores.php?league=61302305428)

1124 points
Deliveroo Procycling

Captain Pizza

1047 points
Perky Legends

Martyn Perkins

919 points
Team Belgrave

singapore eagle

857 points
OPH

3 Beers at HT

851 points
Penge Peddlars

Graham

840 points
60 Per Cent

Oryol

765 points
Team Ground

Christopher.Daniels

713 points
Team Tousart

kabbott

702 points
Fozzie`s Flyers

Stephen Foss

690 points
Cycling Sharks 3

Dave Mc

615 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi

Forza Selhurst

609 points
Spinning Loose

SIP

580 points
Spunky`s Superstars

Duncan Inglis

550 points
Trampolini

Excowboy

545 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field

Kemper

536 points
meee

meee

507 points
Bandiera Rossa

Palestinian

483 points
Pretty Polly

Lucky Old Gladys

469 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club

SteveSugg

384 points
Canonbury Climbers

Jonathan Dobson

296 points
Roadrash Procycling

Mark

FORZA SELHURST
09-05-2017, 10:12 PM
Here's tomorrow's stage in to the hometown of Nibali. Not one for 'Lo Sqaulo dello Stretto' I would think however but for the sprinters unless the breakaway can get very busy early on.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_5_profile_670.jpeg


More Info: http://www.giroditalia.it/it/tappa/tappa-5-2017/

singapore eagle
10-05-2017, 10:17 AM
Bit of a 'looking at each other' stage today.

It was a very nothingy stage in the end. And it looks like we might need to wait until Sunday now for any real GC action.

http://68.media.tumblr.com/4cc8ba13a44b4396644e4239eabcfe51/tumblr_opp9bceFJb1ropreyo1_1280.gif

FORZA SELHURST
10-05-2017, 08:08 PM
Today.

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Stage:

1 Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors 3:40:11
2 Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina
3 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe
4 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal
5 Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb
6 Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data
7 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data
8 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
9 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
10 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
11 Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
12 Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
13 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott
14 Jan Tratnik (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
15 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale

GC:

1 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors 23:22:07
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:06
3 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:00:10
4 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
5 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
6 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
7 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
8 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
9 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
10 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
11 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
12 Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky
13 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
14 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:00:14
15 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:23
16 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb
17 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:46
18 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:00:54
19 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:58
20 Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:14

FORZA SELHURST
10-05-2017, 08:19 PM
Velogames: (https://www.velogames.com/giro-ditalia/2017/leaguescores.php?league=61302305428)

1341 points
Perky Legends

Martyn Perkins

1323 points
Deliveroo Procycling

Captain Pizza

1210 points
Team Belgrave

singapore eagle

1130 points
Penge Peddlars

Graham

1126 points
OPH

3 Beers at HT

1112 points
60 Per Cent

Oryol

1035 points
Team Tousart

kabbott

948 points
Team Ground

Christopher.Daniels

846 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi

Forza Selhurst

807 points
Fozzie`s Flyers

Stephen Foss

793 points
Spinning Loose

SIP

761 points
Cycling Sharks 3

Dave Mc

746 points
Bandiera Rossa

Palestinian

731 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field

Kemper

665 points
Canonbury Climbers

Jonathan Dobson

663 points
Trampolini

Excowboy

637 points
Pretty Polly

Lucky Old Gladys

629 points
Spunky`s Superstars

Duncan Inglis

596 points
meee

meee

513 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club

SteveSugg

361 points
Roadrash Procycling

Mark

FORZA SELHURST
10-05-2017, 09:30 PM
Tomorrow's interesting, a bit like a classic. Pretty long, a finish that over it's last km is @ 8%. There's a few bumps near the finish that should force a selection. It's a puncheur's stage and looking through the roster I don't see a lot of them. Costa maybe but I think G Thomas might be fancying this.

Having said all of which it could be a breakaway.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_6_profile_670.jpeg

Last kms:

http://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/T06_Terme-Luigiane_ukm_web.jpg

singapore eagle
11-05-2017, 02:07 AM
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I couldn't help but feel sorry for Luka Pibernik there. Very funny though!

Little Fozzie
11-05-2017, 06:56 PM
A nice synchronised sprint at the end today

singapore eagle
12-05-2017, 05:00 AM
A day when some teams under-estimated the strength of the breakaway riders.

Top ten on the stage

1 Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team 4:58:01
2 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
3 Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:12
4 Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF 0:00:26
5 Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:39
6 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott
7 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb
8 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
10 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky

No major changes in GC

1 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors 28:20:47
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:06
3 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:00:10
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
5 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
6 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
7 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
8 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
9 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
10 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team

The finish

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singapore eagle
12-05-2017, 05:01 AM
And this is today's stage.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_7_profile_670.jpeg

GJN
12-05-2017, 10:14 AM
Does G have good climbing form at the moment?

FORZA SELHURST
12-05-2017, 09:43 PM
A day when some teams under-estimated the strength of the breakaway riders...

I'm not sure they did. The GC teams seemed happy to neutralise the bonus seconds. They could've closed it. Gaviria seemed pretty downbeat when recieving his points jersey, probably disappointed that his ambitions in that were harmed by Stuyven and Quickstep's ambition to keep BJ in pink.

FORZA SELHURST
12-05-2017, 09:46 PM
Does G have good climbing form at the moment?

Difficult to tell. They've only done the one major test on Etna and that was in to a headwind so no-one wanted to strike out as they'd save their energies for later. Sunday's climb should be more instructive.

FORZA SELHURST
12-05-2017, 09:49 PM
As to today, the only things providing entertainment other than the inevitable sprint finish were Puglia's hobbit houses and Fonzi being in the break. Heyyyy!

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Stage:

1 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott 5:35:18
2 Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors
3 Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe
4 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal
5 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
6 Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data
7 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:02
8 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
9 Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
10 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
11 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
12 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky
13 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
14 Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
15 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott

GC:

1 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors 33:56:07
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:06
3 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:00:10
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
5 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
6 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
7 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
8 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
9 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
10 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
11 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
12 Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky
13 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
14 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:00:14
15 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:23
16 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb
17 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:46
18 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:01:03
19 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:18
20 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:32

FORZA SELHURST
12-05-2017, 09:56 PM
Velogames: (https://www.velogames.com/giro-ditalia/2017/leaguescores.php?league=61302305428)

1911 points
Perky Legends

Martyn Perkins

1849 points
Team Belgrave

singapore eagle

1772 points
Deliveroo Procycling

Captain Pizza

1673 points
60 Per Cent

Oryol

1657 points
Penge Peddlars

Graham

1640 points
OPH

3 Beers at HT

1475 points
Team Tousart

kabbott

1353 points
Team Ground

Christopher.Daniels

1295 points
Fozzie`s Flyers

Stephen Foss

1195 points
Cycling Sharks 3

Dave Mc

1175 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi

Forza Selhurst

1147 points
Spinning Loose

SIP

1139 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field

Kemper

1123 points
Bandiera Rossa

Palestinian

1018 points
Trampolini

Excowboy

976 points
meee

meee

971 points
Spunky`s Superstars

Duncan Inglis

927 points
Canonbury Climbers

Jonathan Dobson

891 points
Pretty Polly

Lucky Old Gladys

790 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club

SteveSugg

567 points
Roadrash Procycling

Mark

FORZA SELHURST
12-05-2017, 10:28 PM
Here's tomorrow. Looks like another breakaway to me, the finish is quite difficult and there are some selective climbs in the run in so as referenced earlier I reckon the GC teams will be happy to see the time bonuses neutralised especially ahead of Sunday's big stage.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_8_profile_670.jpeg

Last kms:

http://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/T08_Peschici_ukm_web.jpg

kabbott
13-05-2017, 09:48 PM
Giro Stage 8 Results

1 IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI, Gorka (MOV) 4:24:59
2 VISCONTI, Giovanni (TBM) + 4
3 SANCHEZ GIL, Luis León (AST) + 10
4 BATTAGLIN, Enrico (TLJ) + 12
5 WOODS, Michael (CDT)
6 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ)
7 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM)
8 YATES, Adam (ORS)
9 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ)
10 JUNGELS, Bob (QST)

General Classification after Stage 8

1 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) 32:21:18
2 THOMAS, Geraint (SKY) + 6
3 YATES, Adam (ORS) + 10
4 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM)
5 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM)
6 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN)
7 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV)
8 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS)

kabbott
13-05-2017, 09:52 PM
Velogames:

2139 points
Perky Legends
Martyn Perkins

2057 points
Team Belgrave
singapore eagle

1986 points
Deliveroo Procycling
Captain Pizza

1958 points
Penge Peddlars
Graham

1886 points
60 Per Cent
Oryol

1840 points
OPH
3 Beers at HT

1735 points
Team Tousart
kabbott

1593 points
Fozzie`s Flyers
Stephen Foss

1534 points
Cycling Sharks 3
Dave Mc

1514 points
Team Ground
Christopher.Daniels

1498 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi
Forza Selhurst

1367 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field
Kemper

1299 points
Spinning Loose
SIP

1285 points
Bandiera Rossa
Palestinian

1211 points
Trampolini
Excowboy

1198 points
Canonbury Climbers
Jonathan Dobson

1177 points
Spunky`s Superstars
Duncan Inglis

1065 points
meee
meee

1061 points
Pretty Polly
Lucky Old Gladys

891 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club
SteveSugg

705 points
Roadrash Procycling
Mark

FORZA SELHURST
13-05-2017, 10:53 PM
Was great stuff.

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FORZA SELHURST
13-05-2017, 10:58 PM
Here's tomorrow when we should get a sense of what's what.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_9_profile_670.jpeg

http://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/T09_S01_Blockhaus_web.jpg

kabbott
14-05-2017, 11:00 AM
Don't forget the Tour of California which starts tonight!

League Name: CPFC BBS
League Code: 14113059

kabbott
14-05-2017, 01:14 PM
Now we can all relax and enjoy this stage!

charltonhater
14-05-2017, 01:55 PM
Don't forget the Tour of California which starts tonight!

League Name: CPFC BBS
League Code: 14113059

Looks like a lot of people have. Only two entries o far!

kabbott
14-05-2017, 02:14 PM
Bad crash caused by a police motorbike at the front of the peloton with loads of Sky in it including Thomas!

Yates in the crash too!

GJN
14-05-2017, 02:15 PM
F*ck sake!!!

Wanted to see what Thomas and Landa could do :-/

kabbott
14-05-2017, 02:59 PM
F*ck sake!!!

Wanted to see what Thomas and Landa could do :-/

I'm gutted for Thomas and Yates!:(

GJN
14-05-2017, 03:00 PM
I'll have jump on team Domoulin now. I hope there are a few ITT left?

Some rules need to be written for motorcyclists, because this is ridiculous.

kabbott
14-05-2017, 03:20 PM
I'll have jump on team Domoulin now. I hope there are a few ITT left?

Some rules need to be written for motorcyclists, because this is ridiculous.

Which one is your team?

kabbott
14-05-2017, 03:22 PM
Looks like a lot of people have. Only two entries o far!

I take it your teams are the Cycling Sharks ones?

kabbott
14-05-2017, 03:24 PM
Tour of California with a few hours left!

0 points
OPH
3 Beers at HT

0 points
Team Tousart
kabbott

0 points
Cycling Sharks 4
Dave Mc

FORZA SELHURST
14-05-2017, 04:05 PM
What drama! Can't help but think Quintana would've wanted a bit more out of that though, he's got to be hoping to ride in to form for the third week. Dumoulin will surely be in pink by end of Tuesday.

kabbott
14-05-2017, 05:55 PM
Giro Stage 9 Results

1 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) 3:44:51
2 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 24
3 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN)
4 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 41
5 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 1:00
6 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 1:18
7 KANGERT, Tanel (AST) + 2:02
8 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 2:14
9 REICHENBACH, Sébastien (FDJ) + 2:28
10 FORMOLO, Davide (CDT) + 2:35
11 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 2:43
12 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ)
13 CATALDO, Dario (AST) + 3:00
14 POLANC, Jan (UAD) + 3:28
15 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 3:30
16 HERMANS, Ben (BMC) + 3:46
17 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC)
18 PELLIZOTTI, Franco (TBM)
19 MENDES, José (BOH) + 4:03
20 ANACONA GOMEZ, Winner Andrew (MOV) + 4:17

General Classification after Stage 9

1 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) 42:06:09
2 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 28
3 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) + 30
4 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 51
5 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 1:10
6 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 1:28
7 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 2:28
8 FORMOLO, Davide (CDT) + 2:45
9 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 2:53
10 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ) + 3:06
11 KANGERT, Tanel (AST) + 3:15
12 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 3:30
13 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC) + 3:56
14 CATALDO, Dario (AST) + 4:32
15 POLANC, Jan (UAD) + 4:46
16 YATES, Adam (ORS) + 4:49
17 THOMAS, Geraint (SKY) + 5:14
18 FARIA DA COSTA, Rui Alberto (UAD) + 5:52
19 MONFORT, Maxime (LTS) + 7:13
20 HERMANS, Ben (BMC) + 7:38

kabbott
14-05-2017, 05:59 PM
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kabbott
14-05-2017, 06:04 PM
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LSEagle
14-05-2017, 07:07 PM
Looks like a lot of people have. Only two entries o far!

Meant to enter but missed the deadline :(

charltonhater
14-05-2017, 07:15 PM
I take it your teams are the Cycling Sharks ones?

Yep

FORZA SELHURST
14-05-2017, 07:29 PM
Velogames: (https://www.velogames.com/giro-ditalia/2017/leaguescores.php?league=61302305428)

2479 points
Team Belgrave

singapore eagle

2442 points
Perky Legends

Martyn Perkins

2200 points
Penge Peddlars

Graham

2191 points
OPH

3 Beers at HT

2111 points
Team Tousart

kabbott

2061 points
60 Per Cent

Oryol

2013 points
Deliveroo Procycling

Captain Pizza

1977 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi

Forza Selhurst

1930 points
Fozzie`s Flyers

Stephen Foss

1811 points
Cycling Sharks 3

Dave Mc

1766 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field

Kemper

1757 points
Team Ground

Christopher.Daniels

1601 points
meee

meee

1578 points
Spunky`s Superstars

Duncan Inglis

1555 points
Bandiera Rossa

Palestinian

1538 points
Canonbury Climbers

Jonathan Dobson

1518 points
Spinning Loose

SIP

1509 points
Trampolini

Excowboy

1444 points
Pretty Polly

Lucky Old Gladys

1142 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club

SteveSugg

1132 points
Roadrash Procycling

Mark

singapore eagle
15-05-2017, 01:55 AM
I'm gutted for Thomas and Yates!:(

Absolutely. I thought Yates in particular was looking really good.

I see the Orica DS has had a bit of a rant about Movistar continuing to drive the pace. I couldn't see that they did anything wrong, personally.

In hindsight, maybe Yates shouldn't have expended so much energy in his attempt to regain contact with the (diminished) lead group?

What drama! Can't help but think Quintana would've wanted a bit more out of that though, he's got to be hoping to ride in to form for the third week. Dumoulin will surely be in pink by end of Tuesday.

When Quintana went, I thought it was race over. But Dumoulin rode sensibly and strongly. If he gets, say, 2 minutes on Tuesday, it will make things very interesting.

FORZA SELHURST
15-05-2017, 07:07 PM
Absolutely. I thought Yates in particular was looking really good.

I see the Orica DS has had a bit of a rant about Movistar continuing to drive the pace. I couldn't see that they did anything wrong, personally.

In hindsight, maybe Yates shouldn't have expended so much energy in his attempt to regain contact with the (diminished) lead group?

Same with GT who was actually reducing the gap on Quintana until he blew up from the effort. Adrenaline I suppose.

When Quintana went, I thought it was race over. But Dumoulin rode sensibly and strongly. If he gets, say, 2 minutes on Tuesday, it will make things very interesting.

Yep, really don't think this thing is done. NQ has clearly got an eye on the TDF and I'm not fancying him in the ITT tomorrow.

FORZA SELHURST
15-05-2017, 07:08 PM
Anyway, here's tomorrow:

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_10_profile_670.jpeg

FORZA SELHURST
15-05-2017, 07:50 PM
Dougie Freedman to Matt White: "Listen, stop prefacing your sentences with the word 'Look'".

kabbott
15-05-2017, 08:24 PM
I think Yates and Thomas would both have finished with Dumoulin and Pinot on Sunday had they not crashed (nothing to do with my Velogames team :rolleyes:).
It looks like Quintana has only two rivals in Pinot and Dumoulin. Pinot has improved in time-trialling and on descents, plus he has less pressure on his shoulders when riding away from France. Dumoulin will gain time on the ITTs but will he be strong enough in the high-altitude stages?

FORZA SELHURST
15-05-2017, 09:18 PM
Pinot will prosper with the colder weather in the alps. Comes to something when the dutchie has superior bike handling skills over the other two though.

kabbott
16-05-2017, 07:46 PM
Giro Stage 10 Results

1 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) 50:37
2 THOMAS, Geraint (SKY) + 49
3 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 56
4 SANCHEZ GIL, Luis León (AST) + 1:40
5 KIRYIENKA, Vasil (SKY) + 2:00
6 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 2:07
7 MONFORT, Maxime (LTS) + 2:13
8 VAN EMDEN, Jos (TLJ) + 2:15
9 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 2:16
10 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 2:17
11 TRATNIK, Jan (CCC) + 2:18
12 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 2:19
13 HEPBURN, Michael (ORS) + 2:23
14 PREIDLER, Georg (SUN) + 2:27
15 POLANC, Jan (UAD) + 2:35
16 BÁRTA, Jan (BOH) + 2:36
17 YATES, Adam (ORS) + 2:39
18 HERMANS, Ben (BMC) + 2:41
19 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 2:42
20 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ) + 2:43

General Classification after Stage 10

1 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) 42:57:16
2 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) + 2:23
3 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 2:38
4 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 2:40
5 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 2:47
6 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 3:56
7 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 4:05
8 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 4:17
9 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 4:39
10 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ) + 5:19
11 THOMAS, Geraint (SKY) + 5:33
12 KANGERT, Tanel (AST) + 5:36
13 FORMOLO, Davide (CDT) + 6:19
14 POLANC, Jan (UAD) + 6:51
15 CATALDO, Dario (AST) + 6:56
16 YATES, Adam (ORS) + 6:58
17 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC) + 7:42
18 FARIA DA COSTA, Rui Alberto (UAD) + 8:12
19 MONFORT, Maxime (LTS) + 8:56
20 HERMANS, Ben (BMC) + 9:49

kabbott
16-05-2017, 07:51 PM
Tomorrow's stage:

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_11_profile_670.jpeg

singapore eagle
17-05-2017, 07:50 AM
General Classification after Stage 10

1 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) 42:57:16
2 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) + 2:23
3 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 2:38
4 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 2:40
5 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 2:47

That looks like it's set up very nicely...

biggus mickus
17-05-2017, 01:10 PM
Just seen the Giro crash. I dont care what the race director says. The pig on the bike cocked up. Its ruined the race imo. Also Movistar punching on like that, will be remembered. Not very sporting.

kabbott
17-05-2017, 05:44 PM
Giro Stage 11 Results

1 FRAILE MATARRANZ, Omar (DDD) 4:23:14
2 FARIA DA COSTA, Rui Alberto (UAD)
3 ROLLAND, Pierre (CDT)
4 KANGERT, Tanel (AST)
5 VISCONTI, Giovanni (TBM)
6 HERMANS, Ben (BMC)
7 CATALDO, Dario (AST)
8 PETILLI, Simone (UAD)
9 MONFORT, Maxime (LTS) + 3
10 DE PLUS, Laurens (QST)
11 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV)
12 DUPONT, Hubert (ALM)
13 PLAZA MOLINA, Ruben (ORS) + 1:37
14 REICHENBACH, Sébastien (FDJ)
15 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM)
16 MONTAGUTI, Matteo (ALM)
17 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT)
18 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ)
19 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN)
20 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV)

General Classification after Stage 11

1 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) 47:22:07
2 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) + 2:23
3 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 2:38
4 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 2:40
5 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 2:47
6 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 3:05
7 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 3:56
8 KANGERT, Tanel (AST) + 3:59
9 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 4:05
10 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 4:17

FORZA SELHURST
17-05-2017, 08:55 PM
Was a great stage, the racing was on from the off.

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FORZA SELHURST
17-05-2017, 08:57 PM
Velogames: (https://www.velogames.com/giro-ditalia/2017/leaguescores.php?league=61302305428)

2901 points
Perky Legends

Martyn Perkins

2650 points
Team Belgrave

singapore eagle

2622 points
OPH

3 Beers at HT

2539 points
Penge Peddlars

Graham

2538 points
Team Tousart

kabbott

2532 points
60 Per Cent

Oryol

2461 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi

Forza Selhurst

2442 points
Fozzie`s Flyers

Stephen Foss

2376 points
Cycling Sharks 3

Dave Mc

2321 points
Deliveroo Procycling

Captain Pizza

2162 points
Team Ground

Christopher.Daniels

2117 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field

Kemper

2071 points
meee

meee

2053 points
Spunky`s Superstars

Duncan Inglis

1926 points
Trampolini

Excowboy

1855 points
Canonbury Climbers

Jonathan Dobson

1839 points
Bandiera Rossa

Palestinian

1738 points
Pretty Polly

Lucky Old Gladys

1630 points
Spinning Loose

SIP

1459 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club

SteveSugg

1426 points
Roadrash Procycling

Mark

kabbott
18-05-2017, 04:46 PM
Giro Stage 12 Results

1 GAVIRIA RENDON, Fernando (QST) 5:18:55
2 MARECZKO, Jakub (WIL)
3 BENNETT, Sam (BOH)
4 BAUHAUS, Phil (SUN)
5 RICHEZE, Maximiliano Ariel (QST)
6 GIBBONS, Ryan (DDD)
7 MODOLO, Sacha (UAD)
8 GREIPEL, André (LTS)
9 STUYVEN, Jasper (TFS)
10 FERRARI, Roberto (UAD)

General Classification after Stage 12

1 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) 52:41:08
2 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) + 2:23
3 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 2:38
4 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 2:40
5 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 2:47
6 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 3:05
7 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 3:56
8 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 3:59
9 KANGERT, Tanel (AST)
10 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 4:17

FORZA SELHURST
18-05-2017, 04:50 PM
Pozzovivo nicked 6 seconds in a split there, the cheeky little scamp.

kabbott
19-05-2017, 05:42 PM
Giro Stage 13 Results and a bit of a meesy sprint!

1 GAVIRIA RENDON, Fernando (QST) 3:47:45
2 BENNETT, Sam (BOH)
3 STUYVEN, Jasper (TFS)
4 FERRARI, Roberto (UAD)
5 GIBBONS, Ryan (DDD)
6 SELIG, Rüdiger (BOH)
7 MODOLO, Sacha (UAD)
8 EWAN, Caleb (ORS)
9 GREIPEL, André (LTS)
10 KUZNETSOV, Viacheslav (KAT)
11 BAUHAUS, Phil (SUN)
12 RICHEZE, Maximiliano Ariel (QST)
13 MARECZKO, Jakub (WIL)
14 SAVITSKIY, Ivan (GAZ)
15 MEZGEC, Luka (ORS)
16 TCATEVICH, Aleksei (GAZ)
17 JAUREGUI, Quentin (ALM)
18 BARBIN, Enrico (BAR)
19 PUCCIO, Salvatore (SKY)
20 MÜHLBERGER, Gregor (BOH)

General Classification after Stage 13

1 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) 56:28:53
2 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) + 2:23
3 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 2:38
4 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 2:40
5 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 2:47
6 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 3:05
7 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 3:56
8 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 3:59
9 KANGERT, Tanel (AST)
10 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 4:17

kabbott
19-05-2017, 05:46 PM
Thomas pulled out this morning. No chance of winning, but will be fit enough to be part of the Sky train in the TDF.
Upsetting 'cos his first thoughts should be for the people who picked him in their Velogames teams. He could easily have ridden himeself into the Top 10 and possibly the Top 5. He's got his priorities all wrong.
Here's hoping Yates doesn't pull out too!

kabbott
19-05-2017, 05:51 PM
Velogames after Stage 13!

3372 points
Perky Legends
Martyn Perkins

3265 points
Team Belgrave
singapore eagle

3087 points
OPH
3 Beers at HT

3032 points
Team Tousart
kabbott

3002 points
Penge Peddlars
Graham

2967 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi
Forza Selhurst

2947 points
60 Per Cent
Oryol

2617 points
Fozzie`s Flyers
Stephen Foss

2559 points
Cycling Sharks 3
Dave Mc

2486 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field
Kemper

2474 points
Deliveroo Procycling
Captain Pizza

2361 points
Team Ground
Christopher.Daniels

2307 points
meee
meee

2272 points
Bandiera Rossa
Palestinian

2259 points
Canonbury Climbers
Jonathan Dobson

2244 points
Spunky`s Superstars
Duncan Inglis

2201 points
Trampolini
Excowboy

2160 points
Pretty Polly
Lucky Old Gladys

1809 points
Spinning Loose
SIP

1620 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club
SteveSugg

1580 points
Roadrash Procycling
Mark

kabbott
19-05-2017, 05:52 PM
Tomorrow's stage:

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_14_profile_670.jpeg

GJN
19-05-2017, 06:00 PM
Looks like Dumoulin will just have to time trial the last 10k. Can't see Quintana leaving it much later if he wants to win the GC.

Palestinian
19-05-2017, 08:54 PM
Wow, Gaviria is some sprinter - the explosive pace and bike handling remind me a little of a young Cav - he has been the highlight of what hasn't been the best of Giros so far.

kabbott
20-05-2017, 03:03 PM
Wow! What a stage! Hope you enjoyed that Palestinian!

kabbott
20-05-2017, 04:09 PM
Giro Stage 14 Results

1 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) 3:02:34
2 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 3
3 LANDA MEANA, Mikel (SKY) + 9
4 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) + 14
5 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 35
6 YATES, Adam (ORS) + 41
7 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 43
8 PELLIZOTTI, Franco (TBM)
9 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ) + 46
10 KANGERT, Tanel (AST)

General Classification after Stage 14

1 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) 59:31:17
2 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) + 2:47
3 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 3:25
4 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 3:40
5 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 4:24
6 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 4:32
7 KANGERT, Tanel (AST) + 4:56
8 POZZATO, Filippo (WIL) + 4:59
9 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 5:28
10 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 5:36

biggus mickus
20-05-2017, 05:21 PM
Cracking day.

GJN
20-05-2017, 06:48 PM
Omg, I want to see Froome vs Dumoulin at TDF!

FORZA SELHURST
20-05-2017, 09:22 PM
He'll be out the back on Tuesday I think. Maybe as early as Mortirolo. Losers today looked like Nibali & Mollema.

FORZA SELHURST
20-05-2017, 09:39 PM
Tomorrow looks like one for a breakaway but given the restday after we might see some attacks.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_15_profile_670.jpeg

kabbott
20-05-2017, 11:03 PM
Velogames after Stage 14:

3770 points
Perky Legends
Martyn Perkins

3604 points
Team Belgrave
singapore eagle

3506 points
OPH
3 Beers at HT

3455 points
Team Tousart
kabbott

3388 points
Penge Peddlars
Graham

3354 points
60 Per Cent
Oryol

3323 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi
Forza Selhurst

2992 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field
Kemper

2871 points
Fozzie`s Flyers
Stephen Foss

2862 points
Cycling Sharks 3
Dave Mc

2839 points
Canonbury Climbers
Jonathan Dobson

2695 points
Spunky`s Superstars
Duncan Inglis

2677 points
meee
meee

2674 points
Deliveroo Procycling
Captain Pizza

2576 points
Team Ground
Christopher.Daniels

2543 points
Bandiera Rossa
Palestinian

2537 points
Trampolini
Excowboy

2478 points
Pretty Polly
Lucky Old Gladys

2120 points
Spinning Loose
SIP

1948 points
Roadrash Procycling
Mark

1808 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club
SteveSugg

singapore eagle
21-05-2017, 08:49 AM
What does everyone reckon? The bookies seem to be saying something like 4/7 Dumoulin, 6/4 Quintana.

kabbott
21-05-2017, 09:40 AM
What does everyone reckon? The bookies seem to be saying something like 4/7 Dumoulin, 6/4 Quintana.

I'd like Dumoulin to do it (nothing to do with my Velogames team :rolleyes:). Yesterday's stage was just one climb with about 5 hard kilometres so quite manageable for Dumoulin. There are 4 other mountainous stages still to come which are a lot harder.
Movistar were tactically cr*p yesterday riding at the front instead of letting TD's team do the donkey work and then at the bottom of the final climb 2 of their riders sprinted away and nobody followed. Even Amador was blown away very early.
Movistar should send Amador down the road in a breakaway to put pressure on TD's team.
Dumoulin was in a similar position in the Vuelta two years ago and cracked. He's got more experience now. He can afford to lose quite a bit of time since he should take at least a minute out of Quintana in the final stage!

kabbott
21-05-2017, 09:43 AM
Does Quintana still do most of his training alone in Colombia? I still think he's not professional enough and for me is always carrying a bit of excess weight.

singapore eagle
21-05-2017, 12:41 PM
I'd like Dumoulin to do it (nothing to do with my Velogames team :rolleyes:). Yesterday's stage was just one climb with about 5 hard kilometres so quite manageable for Dumoulin. There are 4 other mountainous stages still to come which are a lot harder.
Movistar were tactically cr*p yesterday riding at the front instead of letting TD's team do the donkey work and then at the bottom of the final climb 2 of their riders sprinted away and nobody followed. Even Amador was blown away very early.
Movistar should send Amador down the road in a breakaway to put pressure on TD's team.
Dumoulin was in a similar position in the Vuelta two years ago and cracked. He's got more experience now. He can afford to lose quite a bit of time since he should take at least a minute out of Quintana in the final stage!

I think that Movistar need one of those ambush days now. Dumoulin may conceivably crack somewhere along the way, but you can't really plan for that.

Personally, I hope Dumoulin wins. But I also hope that Movistar don't ride just to protect second place.

kabbott
21-05-2017, 03:54 PM
Another interesting stage today!

Stage 15 Results

1 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) 4:16:51
2 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV)
3 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ)
4 YATES, Adam (ORS)
5 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM)
6 KONRAD, Patrick (BOH)
7 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM)
8 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN)
9 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT)
10 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS)
11 POLANC, Jan (UAD)
12 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ)
13 REICHENBACH, Sébastien (FDJ) + 14
14 LANDA MEANA, Mikel (SKY)
15 FORMOLO, Davide (CDT)
16 DE PLUS, Laurens (QST) + 25
17 VISCONTI, Giovanni (TBM)
18 HERMANS, Ben (BMC)
19 IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI, Gorka (MOV)
20 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV)

General Classification after Stage 15

1 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) 63:48:08
2 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) + 2:41
3 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 3:21
4 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 3:40
5 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 4:24
6 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 4:32
7 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 4:59
8 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 5:18
9 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 6:01
10 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ) + 7:03

kabbott
21-05-2017, 08:35 PM
Velogames after Stage 15:

4278 points
Perky Legends
Martyn Perkins

4094 points
Team Belgrave
singapore eagle

3874 points
OPH
3 Beers at HT

3860 points
Penge Peddlars
Graham

3858 points
Team Tousart
kabbott

3591 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi
Forza Selhurst

3589 points
60 Per Cent
Oryol

3356 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field
Kemper

3226 points
Fozzie`s Flyers
Stephen Foss

3208 points
Canonbury Climbers
Jonathan Dobson

3053 points
Cycling Sharks 3
Dave Mc

2998 points
meee
meee

2984 points
Spunky`s Superstars
Duncan Inglis

2983 points
Trampolini
Excowboy

2947 points
Deliveroo Procycling
Captain Pizza

2859 points
Bandiera Rossa
Palestinian

2841 points
Team Ground
Christopher.Daniels

2827 points
Pretty Polly
Lucky Old Gladys

2397 points
Spinning Loose
SIP

2263 points
Roadrash Procycling
Mark

2012 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club
SteveSugg

kabbott
22-05-2017, 09:45 PM
Tomorrow's is the Queen stage and some stage it is too. Unfortunately I'm working so I'll be doing catch-up when I get home in the evening.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_16_profile_670.jpeg

http://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/T16_S01_Mortirolo_web.jpg

http://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/T16_S02_Stelvio_web.jpg

http://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/T16_S03_Umbrail_web.jpg

spunky
22-05-2017, 09:56 PM
Really hoping TD and the sunweb team can negotiate this with minimal losses, looks like a bastard of a stage

biggus mickus
23-05-2017, 02:15 PM
Pushing on like that, when he needed a shit? Cant be right. Movistar are bang out of order.

BR5 Eagle
23-05-2017, 02:46 PM
Absolute sh!tty thing to do...

spunky
23-05-2017, 03:06 PM
What a bunch of twats, after TD stopped the peleton when quintana went down the other day

biggus mickus
23-05-2017, 03:14 PM
What a bunch of twats, after TD stopped the peleton when quintana went down the other day

I know, its so sneeky. Quintana is fast becoming my pet hate. He does no work in a race either. Movistar are typical rotton spanish sports. Rot to the core.

spunky
23-05-2017, 03:22 PM
Very pleased TD is still in pink, what a ride to get that much time back

FORZA SELHURST
23-05-2017, 05:02 PM
Marvellous fayre. A Nibali descent attack, Dumoulin going for a 'dutch break' and so much to enjoy.

kabbott
24-05-2017, 06:23 AM
Giro Stage 16 Results

1 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) 6:24:22
2 LANDA MEANA, Mikel (SKY)
3 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) + 12
4 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 24
5 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 34
6 FORMOLO, Davide (CDT) + 1:26
7 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 1:35
8 JUNGELS, Bob (QST)
9 YATES, Adam (ORS)
10 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ)
11 HIRT, Jan (CCC)
12 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ)
13 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) + 2:18
14 POLANC, Jan (UAD) + 5:10
15 MONFORT, Maxime (LTS) + 5:17
16 PETILLI, Simone (UAD) + 5:19
17 REICHENBACH, Sébastien (FDJ) + 6:07
18 MÜHLBERGER, Gregor (BOH) + 6:41
19 KONRAD, Patrick (BOH)
20 CATALDO, Dario (AST) + 7:30

General Classification after Stage 16

1 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) 70:14:48
2 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) + 31
3 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 1:12
4 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 2:38
5 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 2:40
6 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 3:05
7 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 3:49
8 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 4:35
9 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ) + 6:20
10 YATES, Adam (ORS) + 7:00
11 FORMOLO, Davide (CDT) + 7:17
12 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 11:29
13 POLANC, Jan (UAD) + 12:13
14 CATALDO, Dario (AST) + 13:26
15 MONFORT, Maxime (LTS) + 14:46
16 HIRT, Jan (CCC) + 19:02
17 REICHENBACH, Sébastien (FDJ) + 25:20
18 KONRAD, Patrick (BOH) + 26:50
19 DUPONT, Hubert (ALM) + 28:27
20 PETILLI, Simone (UAD) + 29:07

kabbott
24-05-2017, 06:29 AM
Velogames after Stage 16:

4686 points
Perky Legends
Martyn Perkins

4433 points
Team Belgrave
singapore eagle

4331 points
Penge Peddlars
Graham

4121 points
OPH
3 Beers at HT

4109 points
Team Tousart
kabbott

4087 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi
Forza Selhurst

3885 points
60 Per Cent
Oryol

3761 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field
Kemper

3642 points
Canonbury Climbers
Jonathan Dobson

3586 points
Fozzie`s Flyers
Stephen Foss

3521 points
Trampolini
Excowboy

3349 points
meee
meee

3308 points
Cycling Sharks 3
Dave Mc

3305 points
Spunky`s Superstars
Duncan Inglis

3248 points
Deliveroo Procycling
Captain Pizza

3128 points
Bandiera Rossa
Palestinian

3110 points
Pretty Polly
Lucky Old Gladys

3055 points
Team Ground
Christopher.Daniels

2780 points
Spinning Loose
SIP

2776 points
Roadrash Procycling
Mark

2208 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club
SteveSugg

kabbott
24-05-2017, 06:31 AM
Today's lumpy stage:

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_17_profile_670.jpeg

stange555
24-05-2017, 11:32 AM
Worst Velogames ever for me. Only 135 places off the worldwide Lantern Rouge. Good Giro so far though - not 100% convinced about TD, time will tell.

singapore eagle
25-05-2017, 11:01 AM
It was a day for the break yesterday:

1 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-Drapac 5:42:56
2 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:24
3 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team
4 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Movistar Team
5 Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina
6 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick-Step Floors
7 Felix Großschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
8 Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data
9 Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac
10 Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo

No significant change at the top:

1 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
2 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:31
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:01:12
4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 0:02:38
5 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:02:40
6 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:05
7 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:49
8 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors 0:04:35
9 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:06:20
10 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:06:33

singapore eagle
25-05-2017, 11:02 AM
Today looks interesting. Only 137km in total.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/25/1/stage_18_profile_670_670.jpeg

kabbott
25-05-2017, 11:52 AM
I thought yesterday's stage would have been a lot more interesting despite the breakaway judging from the profile which made it look all uphill for about 80km. It was no more than a very false flat. Plus I can understand that the GC riders neede a "day-off".

I think today's stage could be the decisive one. something always happens in these very short, very lumpy stages.

kabbott
25-05-2017, 11:55 AM
Velogames after yesterday's stage:

4782 points
Perky Legends
Martyn Perkins

4527 points
Team Belgrave
singapore eagle

4432 points
Penge Peddlars
Graham

4199 points
OPH
3 Beers at HT

4181 points
Team Tousart
kabbott

4177 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi
Forza Selhurst

3952 points
60 Per Cent
Oryol

3842 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field
Kemper

3802 points
Fozzie`s Flyers
Stephen Foss

3740 points
Canonbury Climbers
Jonathan Dobson

3663 points
Trampolini
Excowboy

3629 points
Cycling Sharks 3
Dave Mc

3533 points
Spunky`s Superstars
Duncan Inglis

3468 points
meee
meee

3281 points
Deliveroo Procycling
Captain Pizza

3262 points
Team Ground
Christopher.Daniels

3253 points
Bandiera Rossa
Palestinian

3208 points
Pretty Polly
Lucky Old Gladys

2879 points
Roadrash Procycling
Mark

2854 points
Spinning Loose
SIP

2529 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club
SteveSugg

kabbott
25-05-2017, 12:00 PM
Today looks interesting. Only 137km in total.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/25/1/stage_18_profile_670_670.jpeg

With the climbs ...

http://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/S01_Pordoni-e-S02-Valparola.jpg

http://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/T18_S03_Gardena_web.jpg

http://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/S04-PINEI-E-S05-ORTISEI.jpg

kabbott
25-05-2017, 03:09 PM
That was fun at the end. It looked good for a while for Movistar and their tactics, but Quintana was cooked, and Dumoulin controlled him and Nibali albeit letting some of the other TOP 10 GC riders get away!

biggus mickus
25-05-2017, 05:18 PM
That was fun at the end. It looked good for a while for Movistar and their tactics, but Quintana was cooked, and Dumoulin controlled him and Nibali albeit letting some of the other TOP 10 GC riders get away!

Unless Quintana has many team buddies with, he is average.imho.

biggus mickus
25-05-2017, 05:18 PM
Good stage to watch.

kabbott
25-05-2017, 06:31 PM
Giro Stage 18 Results

1 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC) 3:54:04
2 LANDA MEANA, Mikel (SKY)
3 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 8
4 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM)
5 HIRT, Jan (CCC) + 11
6 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 24
7 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ) + 34
8 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS)
9 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) + 1:06
10 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV)
11 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM)
12 YATES, Adam (ORS) + 1:12
13 REICHENBACH, Sébastien (FDJ)
14 CATALDO, Dario (AST) + 1:48
15 FORMOLO, Davide (CDT)
16 ANACONA GOMEZ, Winner Andrew (MOV) + 2:20
17 DOMBROWSKI, Joseph Lloyd (CDT)
18 DUPONT, Hubert (ALM) + 3:06
19 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 3:55
20 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV)

General Classification after Stage 18

1 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) 80:00:48
2 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) + 31
3 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 1:12
4 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 1:36
5 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 1:58
6 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 2:07
7 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 3:17
8 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ) + 5:48
9 YATES, Adam (ORS) + 7:06
10 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 7:34
11 FORMOLO, Davide (CDT) + 7:59
12 MONFORT, Maxime (LTS) + 11:16
13 POLANC, Jan (UAD) + 12:24
14 CATALDO, Dario (AST) + 14:08
15 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 14:18
16 HIRT, Jan (CCC) + 18:07
17 REICHENBACH, Sébastien (FDJ) + 25:26
18 DUPONT, Hubert (ALM) + 30:27
19 KONRAD, Patrick (BOH) + 30:50
20 PELLIZOTTI, Franco (TBM) + 36:49

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kabbott
25-05-2017, 06:34 PM
Velogames:

5093 points
Perky Legends
Martyn Perkins

4791 points
Team Belgrave
singapore eagle

4721 points
Penge Peddlars
Graham

4649 points
I Pappagalli di Scarponi
Forza Selhurst

4511 points
Team Tousart
kabbott

4371 points
OPH
3 Beers at HT

4296 points
Canonbury Climbers
Jonathan Dobson

4282 points
Wiggo`s Level Playing Field
Kemper

4255 points
60 Per Cent
Oryol

4031 points
Fozzie`s Flyers
Stephen Foss

3953 points
Trampolini
Excowboy

3824 points
Cycling Sharks 3
Dave Mc

3785 points
Spunky`s Superstars
Duncan Inglis

3705 points
meee
meee

3496 points
Bandiera Rossa
Palestinian

3479 points
Deliveroo Procycling
Captain Pizza

3448 points
Pretty Polly
Lucky Old Gladys

3379 points
Team Ground
Christopher.Daniels

3290 points
Spinning Loose
SIP

3104 points
Roadrash Procycling
Mark

2671 points
#SbSNews cycling and canoeing club
SteveSugg

kabbott
25-05-2017, 06:39 PM
Tomorrow's stage:

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_19_profile_670.jpeg

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2016/10/25/2/giro_d_italia_2017_stage_19_piancavallo_profile_67 0.jpg

stange555
26-05-2017, 06:46 AM
That was a really odd stage yesterday, NQ looked cooked, TD looked very strong and clearly had it under control, enough in fact to throw a few wobbles at NQ and VN. Landa really needs a lesson in how to control or finish a stage. The way he has been taking those last corners is comical, talk about an open door policy.

singapore eagle
26-05-2017, 10:37 AM
Tomorrow's stage:

Dumoulin 1/3 on now. Quintana and Nibali are running out of road.

kabbott
26-05-2017, 12:56 PM
Blimey that was interesting. Movistar went on the attack on the first descent helped out my Nibali, Pinot and Zakarin's teams. Dumoulin (and also Mollema, Yates and Kruijswijk) was caught out and was almost a minute behind at one point.
Rumours coming out of Italy are saying that Dumoulin was having a pee-stop when Movistar attacked. To be confirmed!

kabbott
26-05-2017, 03:23 PM
Another great stage! They're all cooked!
I hope Dumoulin doesn't lose any more time (unless, of course, Pinot wins the Giro)!

Excowboy
26-05-2017, 03:51 PM
Piss rumours turned out to be fake news. Well done Landa for avoiding the need for a sprint finish.

Top 4 riders within one minute going into two final decisive stages. Tomorrow should be fun

kabbott
26-05-2017, 04:50 PM
Giro Stage 19 Results

1 LANDA MEANA, Mikel (SKY) 4:53:00
2 FARIA DA COSTA, Rui Alberto (UAD) + 1:49
3 ROLLAND, Pierre (CDT) + 1:54
4 BILBAO, Pello (AST) + 2:12
5 HENAO GOMEZ, Sebastian (SKY) + 3:06
6 SHALUNOV, Evgeny (GAZ) + 3:51
7 SANCHEZ GIL, Luis León (AST)
8 BUSATO, Matteo (WIL) + 5:05
9 ROTA, Lorenzo (BAR)
10 KOSHEVOY, Ilia (WIL) + 6:44
11 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 8:09
12 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 8:15
13 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT)
14 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 8:21
15 YATES, Adam (ORS)
16 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV)
17 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 8:23
18 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM)
19 HIRT, Jan (CCC)
20 HERRADA LOPEZ, Jose (MOV) + 8:58
21 PLAZA, Ruben (ORS) + 9:18
22 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) + 9:30
23 REICHENBACH, Sébastien (FDJ)

General Classification after Stage 19

1 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) 85:02:40
2 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) + 38
3 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 43
4 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 53
5 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 1:21
6 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 1:30
7 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 2:48
8 YATES, Adam (ORS) + 6:35
9 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 7:03
10 KRUIJSWIJK, Steven (TLJ) + 7:37

kabbott
26-05-2017, 04:56 PM
Piss rumours turned out to be fake news. Well done Landa for avoiding the need for a sprint finish.

Top 4 riders within one minute going into two final decisive stages. Tomorrow should be fun

I'm still wondering what would have been if there hadn't been that crash. Sky may have had two GC contenders. Landa looks very strong, and Thomas was looking good too.Yates would have been a lot closer too. Let's not forget that Dumoulin lost his main mountain man in Kelderman in the crash too!

kabbott
26-05-2017, 07:08 PM
Forza is putting in quite a late surge in Velogames thanks to Landa!

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kabbott
26-05-2017, 07:11 PM
Tomorrow's stage:

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_20_profile_670.jpeg

http://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/T20_S01_CadelPoggio_web.jpg

http://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/T20_S01_Grappa_web.jpg

http://static2.giroditalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/T20_S02_Foza_web.jpg

FORZA SELHURST
26-05-2017, 08:15 PM
Forza is putting in quite a late surge in Velogames thanks to Landa!

...

The boy's done well. In weighing up whether to take him or say Thomas I think you have to appreciate he would always have a bit of 'Plan B' about him if losing a chunk of time which 'G' usually does at some point - albeit not his fault this time.

I think I'm a bit light at top of GC to have a run at this though. Looking forward to tomorrow's stage, hopefully Landa remembers his velogames duties rather than just thinking stage + KOM, job done.

kabbott
26-05-2017, 09:22 PM
I'm hoping Dumoulin doesn't have another off-day. Pinot is finishing the strongest of the GC riders and with a good ITT, he could finish 2nd overall, and could even win the thing if Dumoulin has another bad day at the office.
Overall I could have 4 in the Top 8 in GC which could gain me a place or two on Sunday evening.
Tomorrow will be fascinating!

FORZA SELHURST
26-05-2017, 09:36 PM
The Grappa is an uneven climb where it's going to be difficult to establish a rhythm. I think that's where they're going to put him in trouble. There's also sub-plots like Yates & Pozzo needing time ahead of the TT which will affect things and may create groups up the road.

I think they'll probably pop him again like at the Vuelta but far from certain about it. Hoping for rain in Milan on sunday just for the entertainment value.

singapore eagle
27-05-2017, 11:04 AM
I think I'm a bit light at top of GC to have a run at this though

Kruijswijk's withdrawal this morning won't help you!

Velogames-wise, Perky looks very strong with 5 of the likely top 15.

singapore eagle
27-05-2017, 11:10 AM
As for the race itself, I hope Dumoulin can hang on. But, as Forza says, you'd have to think this will be a very difficult day.

kabbott
27-05-2017, 11:28 AM
I wonder if any other riders have gastric problems.

kabbott
27-05-2017, 01:27 PM
The riders are going up the Grappa very well.

This Grappa goes down very well!

http://www.whisky.fr/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/1/m1925_6.jpg

kabbott
27-05-2017, 03:13 PM
Marvellous!

spunky
27-05-2017, 04:16 PM
Surely it's TDs to lose now, quintana and nibbles don't have nearly enough time banked...

Palestinian
27-05-2017, 04:53 PM
Ignoring thread for now as at Beer Festival - however I can confirm that Magic Spanner is the finest ale on offer - have tried several times to be sure :)

FORZA SELHURST
27-05-2017, 04:56 PM
Kruijswijk's withdrawal this morning won't help you!

Velogames-wise, Perky looks very strong with 5 of the likely top 15.

Those dutchies, if they're not crashing they've got the shits.

Anyway, great entertainment today.

hDzCWYsX_zM

Stage:

1 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 4:57:58
2 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
4 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
5 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
6 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors 0:00:15
7 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott
8 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
10 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
11 Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:00:20
12 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:02:35
13 Omar Fraile (Spa) Dimension Data
14 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
15 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates

GC:

1 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 90:00:38
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:39
3 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 0:00:43
4 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:00:53
5 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:01:15
6 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:30
7 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:03
8 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:06:50
9 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors 0:07:18
10 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac 0:12:55
11 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:16:58
12 Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:17:58
13 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:21:13
14 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:23:33
15 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ 0:26:19
16 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:35:14
17 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:35:57
18 Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky 0:36:02
19 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team 0:37:55
20 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:57:00

FORZA SELHURST
27-05-2017, 04:59 PM
Surely it's TDs to lose now, quintana and nibbles don't have nearly enough time banked...

He has to worry about Zakarin too though. Also, it's a course in to the centre of Milan so bike handling is an issue which affects our proponents to various degrees. It's not forecast but I'm sure italians will be doing rain dances right now.

kabbott
27-05-2017, 05:24 PM
Quintana will finish 5th IMO!

kabbott
27-05-2017, 05:26 PM
Velogames after Stage 20!

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meee
27-05-2017, 05:36 PM
Wow this is going to be incredibly close. Definitely going to catch up with some highlights.

FORZA SELHURST
27-05-2017, 07:23 PM
So here's tomorrow's stage. In an athletic sense Dumoulin, Jungels & Zakarin should probably be caning it. However, I think you've got to think about bike handling especially towards the end, stuff on the road and how high they dare put those tyre pressures given the gaps are so minimal. You've got to expect at least one incident of note.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_21_profile_670.jpeg

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_21_map_670.jpeg

More Info (http://www.giroditalia.it/it/tappa/tappa-21-2017/)

charltonhater
28-05-2017, 12:04 AM
Wowz

spunky
28-05-2017, 10:17 AM
So here's tomorrow's stage. In an athletic sense Dumoulin, Jungels & Zakarin should probably be caning it. However, I think you've got to think about bike handling especially towards the end, stuff on the road and how high they dare put those tyre pressures given the gaps are so minimal. You've got to expect at least one incident of note.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_21_profile_670.jpeg

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/05/03/2/stage_21_map_670.jpeg

More Info (http://www.giroditalia.it/it/tappa/tappa-21-2017/)

Harder doesn't actually mean faster though

singapore eagle
28-05-2017, 11:11 AM
While reading the previews for today's stage, I was reminded of this story from the decisive 1984 Giro time trial, when the Italian Moser pipped the Frenchman Fignon :

As Fignon told historian Les Woodland in a Procycling magazine interview, “In the time trial, just get out the tapes from the television and see for yourself. It’s very clear. The television helicopter was flying just behind him. You can see from the images. They are all from low down and behind him, so that the blades of the helicopter were pushing him along. Then look at the pictures of me and they’re all taken from in front of me, so that while the helicopter was pushing Moser along, it was pushing me back.”

Dumoulin beware!

FORZA SELHURST
28-05-2017, 12:33 PM
Fonzi actually making a thing out of and celebrating the 'maglia nera' even if it's not real anymore. It's an italian in a jersey of sorts so in that sense he may have had the jump on the shark.

Heyyyyyyyyy!

kabbott
28-05-2017, 01:42 PM
While reading the previews for today's stage, I was reminded of this story from the decisive 1984 Giro time trial, when the Italian Moser pipped the Frenchman Fignon :

As Fignon told historian Les Woodland in a Procycling magazine interview, “In the time trial, just get out the tapes from the television and see for yourself. It’s very clear. The television helicopter was flying just behind him. You can see from the images. They are all from low down and behind him, so that the blades of the helicopter were pushing him along. Then look at the pictures of me and they’re all taken from in front of me, so that while the helicopter was pushing Moser along, it was pushing me back.”

Dumoulin beware!

French TV mentioned that Giro the other day during one of the 100th anniversary special reports. Not only was there the helicopter incident flying behind Moser to "push" him but also in front of Fignon to slow him down, but more importantly the "Stelvio" stage was shortened due to a risk of bad weather. There was of course no bad weather at all. Moser was also pushed up most of the climbs whereas Fignon got time added on for an illegal "ravitaillement". We shouldn't forget that Fignon was spat upon and had vinegar thrown at him too. (Urine is a much more recent invention)!

http://www.thebikecomesfirst.com/they-made-sure-i-lost-laurent-fignon-and-the-controversial-84-giro-video/

spunky
28-05-2017, 03:34 PM
Phew, that was almost as stressful as watching palace, fantastic Giro, so pleased that Dumoulin won, despite poogate

kabbott
28-05-2017, 03:34 PM
TOM!

Quintana put up some solid resistance to hold on to his 2nd place. Nibbles finishes on the podium less than a minute behind Dumoulin!

Great Giro!

singapore eagle
28-05-2017, 03:35 PM
Dumoulin wins!

All that time in the saddle and it comes down to about 30 seconds.

Excowboy
28-05-2017, 03:37 PM
Brilliant finale. Obvious similarities too with Fignon's defeat at the 1989 TDF.

kabbott
28-05-2017, 04:30 PM
GIRO Stage 21 Results
1 VAN EMDEN, Jos (TLJ) 33:08
2 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) + 15
3 QUINZIATO, Manuel (BMC) + 27
4 KIRYIENKA, Vasil (SKY) + 31
5 ROSSKOPF, Joseph (BMC) + 35
6 BÁRTA, Jan (BOH) + 39
7 PREIDLER, Georg (SUN) + 51
8 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 54
9 TRATNIK, Jan (CCC) + 57
10 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 1:02
11 BIALOBLOCKI, Marcin (CCC) + 1:04
12 PEDERSEN, Mads (TFS)
13 LUDVIGSSON, Tobias (FDJ) + 1:09
14 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM)
15 HEPBURN, Michael (ORS) + 1:13
16 CLEMENT, Stef (TLJ) + 1:14
17 HAGA, Chad (SUN) + 1:16
18 VAN DEN BROECK, Jurgen (TLJ) + 1:17
19 DILLIER, Silvan (BMC)
20 TUFT, Svein (ORS) + 1:18

Final General Classification

1 DUMOULIN, Tom (SUN) 90:34:54
2 QUINTANA, Nairo (MOV) + 31
3 NIBALI, Vincenzo (TBM) + 40
4 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ) + 1:17
5 ZAKARIN, Ilnur (KAT) + 1:56
6 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (ALM) + 3:11
7 MOLLEMA, Bauke (TFS) + 3:41
8 JUNGELS, Bob (QST) + 7:04
9 YATES, Adam (ORS) + 8:10
10 FORMOLO, Davide (CDT) + 15:17
11 POLANC, Jan (UAD) + 18:06
12 HIRT, Jan (CCC) + 20:49
13 MONFORT, Maxime (LTS) + 21:59
14 CATALDO, Dario (AST) + 24:40
15 REICHENBACH, Sébastien (FDJ) + 28:11
16 KONRAD, Patrick (BOH) + 35:50
17 LANDA MEANA, Mikel (SKY) + 37:09
18 AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA, Andrey (MOV) + 37:49
19 DUPONT, Hubert (ALM) + 38:45
20 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC) + 57:13

FORZA SELHURST
28-05-2017, 05:25 PM
That stage so needed rain! I've never known a Giro to have such good weather!

kabbott
28-05-2017, 07:53 PM
Velogames final GC (give or take a little tinker or two)!

Hat to Perky for a fine win (and in the world 869th out of 17225)!

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singapore eagle
29-05-2017, 12:42 AM
Hat to Perky for a fine win

Yes, well done Perky. Particularly impressive given that you had Thomas's early ill fortune.

biggus mickus
29-05-2017, 11:03 AM
Well done Tom.

meee
29-05-2017, 06:57 PM
Dumoulin. The guy I picked as a total random in the Tour de Suisse a few years ago because he looked like he could time trial.

Well done Perky. Led most of the way.

FORZA SELHURST
02-06-2017, 03:58 PM
Congrats Perky.

Perky
04-06-2017, 09:17 PM
Apologies for late response. I was in Italy for a week in the middle of the race doing my own 128mile, 3800m ascent of climbing event. My wife and I decided to stay away from the news and watch it all after we got back.
We've just finished and so glad we decided to watch it all not knowing. Great race, deserved winner and pleased to top our league.
Shame I missed on deadline for Criterium.
Bring on the tour