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  • search:
  • Campenaerts 6s slower than Mullen at the first split
  • Today at 12:58
  • search:
  • moto paced by a nice big van
  • Today at 12:39
  • search:
  • #trek :lol
  • Today at 12:39
  • AG:
  • basically no wind
  • Today at 12:37
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Kirby opens up by saying that it's a pretty technical finish. Kelly opens up by saying it isn't a technical finish.  Can Uncle Tom catch Diddy Domenico for 3 minutes, I wonder?
  • Today at 12:29
  • AG:
  • === time trial ====
  • Today at 11:09
  • Drummer Boy:
  • Very impressive from Yates. Gutsy ride.
  • May 20, 2018, 16:08
  • Mellow Velo:
  • I thought today might have a bigger imact on the GC than the overly hard Zoncolan and it did.
  • May 20, 2018, 16:07
  • Drummer Boy:
  • See ya" FtP! The sun is just coming out here, so today I get to ride after watching this.  :)
  • May 20, 2018, 16:07
  • Caruut:
  • Seemed like he sensed the hesitance in the group and knew he had to be out front, put in digs until he got the gap and never looked back once he had it
  • May 20, 2018, 16:07
  • Francois the Postman:
  • Anyhoo, got a wee nipper and a dog to entertain. Catch you all later!
  • May 20, 2018, 16:07
  • Caruut:
  • Tactical masterpiece from Yates there
  • May 20, 2018, 16:06
  • Francois the Postman:
  • What is it with those yoyo days from Froome. He's had those all the way through his GTs. Superb day, and then he is vulnerable time and tiem again.
  • May 20, 2018, 16:05
  • AG:
  • Dumoulin did pretty well in the end.  only lost time to Yates ... gained time on Froome who I think was shaping up for a podium spot
  • May 20, 2018, 16:04
  • Mellow Velo:
  • 47 seconds to add to his lead 2 minutes 11?
  • May 20, 2018, 16:04
  • Francois the Postman:
  • Yeah, I like when people ride like that. Sod waiting for the last km to win GTs
  • May 20, 2018, 16:04
  • Drummer Boy:
  • Yates was alone for 17 K? Wow
  • May 20, 2018, 16:03
  • AG:
  • just stupid
  • May 20, 2018, 16:03
  • Mellow Velo:
  • I mean can you credit it? Pozzo and Pinot? Dumber than a bag of spanners.
  • May 20, 2018, 16:03
  • Caruut:
  • Blimey
  • May 20, 2018, 16:03
  • AG:
  • yep
  • May 20, 2018, 16:02
  • Francois the Postman:
  • think he did
  • May 20, 2018, 16:02
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Did Tom nick 4 seconds? :fp
  • May 20, 2018, 16:02
  • Francois the Postman:
  • Well earned, took a great time to jump with plenty of road left
  • May 20, 2018, 16:01
  • Mellow Velo:
  • The retards sprint about to start. :D
  • May 20, 2018, 16:01
  • Francois the Postman:
  • The others dropped 10 seconds or so playing games, not sure if Tom gained on them.
  • May 20, 2018, 16:01
  • Caruut:
  • Zom Dumoulin, rising from the dead
  • May 20, 2018, 16:00
  • Francois the Postman:
  • Only to be left again
  • May 20, 2018, 16:00
  • Caruut:
  • Dumoulin!
  • May 20, 2018, 16:00
  • AG:
  • Dumo nearly back on with them
  • May 20, 2018, 16:00
  • Mellow Velo:
  • He's back! :lol
  • May 20, 2018, 16:00
  • Francois the Postman:
  • That's what my ex gf said when we watched horror movies. Don't stop chopping the killer, you know he always comes back! keep chopping
  • May 20, 2018, 15:59
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Why mess about over flippin bonus seconds?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:59
  • Mellow Velo:
  • You don't let a guy like Dumoulin get back up. Nail the lid shut.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:58
  • Caruut:
  • Don't get me wrong, I like Pozzo as much as the next man, cilmber with an economics degree what's not to like
  • May 20, 2018, 15:58
  • Caruut:
  • Pinot playing games with a man who's a decent rider but never been on a GC podium
  • May 20, 2018, 15:57
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Yup. Called it again. :D
  • May 20, 2018, 15:57
  • Francois the Postman:
  • idiotville
  • May 20, 2018, 15:57
  • AG:
  • pinot has to work hard here.  its his big chance
  • May 20, 2018, 15:56
  • Caruut:
  • Games it is
  • May 20, 2018, 15:56
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Will Pozzo and Pinot put the boot in or play games?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:56
  • Francois the Postman:
  • If yates is out TT-ing him, than this was on the cards
  • May 20, 2018, 15:55
  • Caruut:
  • Still a minute aheead of Froome so just has to grind himself home
  • May 20, 2018, 15:55
  • Caruut:
  • Well I guess that's why he wasn't working so hard :D
  • May 20, 2018, 15:55
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Carapaz winning friends. Tom blows up
  • May 20, 2018, 15:54
  • AG:
  • Dumoulin cracks
  • May 20, 2018, 15:54
  • search:
  • oups
  • May 20, 2018, 15:54
  • Francois the Postman:
  • Another week AG. It's much longer than 2 weeks.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:53
  • AG:
  • yates winning hte giro here
  • May 20, 2018, 15:52
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Plus 10 seconds bonus.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:52
  • Francois the Postman:
  • 50 seconds and hardly going up. Being out-TT'd
  • May 20, 2018, 15:52
  • Caruut:
  • Could barely have any more reasons to ride
  • May 20, 2018, 15:52
  • Caruut:
  • Or rather he has two threats, one in front and one behind
  • May 20, 2018, 15:52
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Yup. He has to go all in. The threat is up the road, not in his group.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:51
  • Leadbelly:
  • gonna be caught by froome and co
  • May 20, 2018, 15:51
  • Caruut:
  • Dumoulin is throwing away the Giro here if he doesn't just suck it up and pull
  • May 20, 2018, 15:50
  • Caruut:
  • Yates still gaining time
  • May 20, 2018, 15:50
  • Caruut:
  • Yeah only bit he did was closing down Pinot
  • May 20, 2018, 15:49
  • Mellow Velo:
  • No, he's been towed up and down and across and  hasn't stuck his nose in the wind, once.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:48
  • search:
  • only Pinot and Pozzovivo
  • May 20, 2018, 15:48
  • search:
  • he hasn't done a single bit so far himself
  • May 20, 2018, 15:48
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Wot search said.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:47
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Tom trying to get some cooperation, but they looked screwed.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:47
  • search:
  • he should do some work himself then...
  • May 20, 2018, 15:47
  • AG:
  • Dumoulin not happy that no one wants to work together
  • May 20, 2018, 15:47
  • Francois the Postman:
  • That's what Dutch cycling needs, more idiots on other teams ;)
  • May 20, 2018, 15:47
  • Francois the Postman:
  • Just as well you don't have access to their radios MV.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:46
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Having towed Dumoulin on the climb, watch him leave the idiots for dead.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:46
  • search:
  • Dumoulin needs to put the hammer down on the false flat now
  • May 20, 2018, 15:45
  • Caruut:
  • Not that you'd know from that stealth champion's jersey
  • May 20, 2018, 15:44
  • Mellow Velo:
  • ..............brains that is. :D
  • May 20, 2018, 15:43
  • Mellow Velo:
  • It is at times like these that I wonder whether some riders have any..............
  • May 20, 2018, 15:43
  • Francois the Postman:
  • For an Italian broadcast from the biggest race in Italy, that shot of the Italian champ is quite a shot
  • May 20, 2018, 15:43
  • Caruut:
  • Geez Yates is like 3-4 bends ahead
  • May 20, 2018, 15:42
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Aru: what is the point of showing him?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:42
  • Mellow Velo:
  • I wonder when the chases will stop chasing and beginning watch eachother?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:41
  • AG:
  • weather seems to be much more favourable now.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:41
  • Francois the Postman:
  • Every balloon signifies one lost drunken Italian lost over the edge in the local village pre-Giro fete
  • May 20, 2018, 15:41
  • Caruut:
  • A lot of staring at stems in the Froome group
  • May 20, 2018, 15:40
  • AG:
  • Froome is struggling to stay with his teammate
  • May 20, 2018, 15:40
  • Francois the Postman:
  • He learned not to panic. he said last year that he learned not to feel the need to close everything down right away. He seems to ride with that lesson firmly in his head ever since
  • May 20, 2018, 15:40
  • Caruut:
  • Obviously never been his forte, but this is worse than normal
  • May 20, 2018, 15:39
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Not sure if Tom d is the coolest guy out there, or is on the raggedy edge.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:39
  • Caruut:
  • 1:05
  • May 20, 2018, 15:38
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Yeah. shorter climbs and harder accelerations he can't cope.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:38
  • Caruut:
  • Froome losing the wheel even?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:38
  • Francois the Postman:
  • Omg, that is a hell of a gap behind the Tom group
  • May 20, 2018, 15:38
  • Caruut:
  • 20s to Pinot et al
  • May 20, 2018, 15:38
  • Caruut:
  • I think MV's comment in the thread about not quite having the higher watts in his locker looks bang on the money tbh
  • May 20, 2018, 15:37
  • AG:
  • yates not that far ahead of Dumo group
  • May 20, 2018, 15:37
  • Francois the Postman:
  • That day off after a super day is becoming a bit of a feature for Froome
  • May 20, 2018, 15:37
  • AG:
  • Froome nearly 1 minute down on Yates
  • May 20, 2018, 15:36
  • Caruut:
  • I make Froome at least half a minute down now
  • May 20, 2018, 15:36
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Pozzo pulling Dumo. :fp
  • May 20, 2018, 15:35
  • Joelsim:
  • Dumo is suffering
  • May 20, 2018, 15:35
  • Francois the Postman:
  • Every time we go over them she goes hayayayayayayayayayaya on the bike Funny as hell
  • May 20, 2018, 15:35
  • AG:
  • Junior FTP could do better than Kirby then ?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:34
  • Caruut:
  • Next word: cobble
  • May 20, 2018, 15:34
  • Joelsim:
  • That's a very long way to go on your own
  • May 20, 2018, 15:34
  • Caruut:
  • That's the spirit
  • May 20, 2018, 15:34
  • Caruut:
  • Yes Postbaby
  • May 20, 2018, 15:34
  • Caruut:
  • It's amazing this man chooses to bless us with his wisdom in cycling commentary, with lines like that he could be raking in millions motivational speaking
  • May 20, 2018, 15:34
  • Francois the Postman:
  • Happy to report that tint FTP has just mastered the word 'bike!'
  • May 20, 2018, 15:33
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Bigger gap this time. everybody suffering
  • May 20, 2018, 15:33
  • Caruut:
  • "Do you want to be a hammer, or the anvil?"
  • May 20, 2018, 15:33
  • AG:
  • yeates goes again
  • May 20, 2018, 15:33
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Bang!
  • May 20, 2018, 15:32
  • AG:
  • Tom dangling a bit there ...
  • May 20, 2018, 15:32
  • Caruut:
  • No my bad I think I got mixed up
  • May 20, 2018, 15:32
  • Caruut:
  • Poels looks like he's dropped Froome?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:32
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Thomas the tank engine. :D
  • May 20, 2018, 15:31
  • Joelsim:
  • My stream on Player is about 30 seconds behind yours
  • May 20, 2018, 15:31
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Kirby now blubbering
  • May 20, 2018, 15:30
  • Francois the Postman:
  • QSoooohhhh
  • May 20, 2018, 15:30
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Yates!
  • May 20, 2018, 15:30
  • Caruut:
  • Yates!
  • May 20, 2018, 15:30
  • AG:
  • and yates goes now
  • May 20, 2018, 15:30
  • Francois the Postman:
  • much better stage than i was expecting. Giro has been grand so far.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:30
  • Francois the Postman:
  • race on!
  • May 20, 2018, 15:29
  • Caruut:
  • Great time to lose my stream...
  • May 20, 2018, 15:29
  • AG:
  • Bennett goes  ... putting sky tot he sword if possible
  • May 20, 2018, 15:29
  • Joelsim:
  • Michelin Scott ahead of Ronan Dennis and well ahead of Fabian Aru
  • May 20, 2018, 15:28
  • search:
  • Bennett attacks
  • May 20, 2018, 15:28
  • Caruut:
  • Dumo with #pink ahead
  • May 20, 2018, 15:28
  • Caruut:
  • Yeah, and all of MS on the right side by the looks of it
  • May 20, 2018, 15:28
  • AG:
  • would like to get pics
  • May 20, 2018, 15:27
  • Francois the Postman:
  • froome caught out there?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:27
  • Caruut:
  • Sky behind
  • May 20, 2018, 15:27
  • Caruut:
  • Oh split
  • May 20, 2018, 15:27
  • Caruut:
  • Seems like a good way to conquer your nerves though, just take control
  • May 20, 2018, 15:26
  • Caruut:
  • Very interesting - does he prefer just to focus on his own ride or is he actually attacking?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:25
  • Caruut:
  • Pushing on now
  • May 20, 2018, 15:24
  • Caruut:
  • Lopez -> #ag2r ?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:24
  • Francois the Postman:
  • its only main contenders and faithful lieutenants really
  • May 20, 2018, 15:24
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Another browns shorts moment for Lopez on a descent. :fp
  • May 20, 2018, 15:23
  • AG:
  • look at how small that peleton is
  • May 20, 2018, 15:22
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Denz is a fearless descender.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:22
  • AG:
  • good summary caruut
  • May 20, 2018, 15:22
  • Drummer Boy:
  • OK I've got a feed working now. Another mystery language though. :slow  :D
  • May 20, 2018, 15:21
  • Caruut:
  • But they've never had a threatening gap
  • May 20, 2018, 15:21
  • Caruut:
  • But he never made it, big break shattered into pieces and Denz and Ciccone are all that's left of it
  • May 20, 2018, 15:20
  • Mellow Velo:
  • He needs one of Vino's old letters. Then he could fly, next week.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:20
  • Caruut:
  • Then EF chased like mad to keep it close, and launched Woods on that climb bang in the middle of the stage
  • May 20, 2018, 15:20
  • AG:
  • Aru 6 minutes +   ouch
  • May 20, 2018, 15:19
  • Caruut:
  • 25 riders
  • May 20, 2018, 15:19
  • Mellow Velo:
  • 26
  • May 20, 2018, 15:19
  • Caruut:
  • Um.. break took about 70km to form
  • May 20, 2018, 15:19
  • Caruut:
  • Feeling good maybe?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:18
  • Drummer Boy:
  • Ah, any good fireworks so far?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:18
  • Caruut:
  • 27, 28 or so
  • May 20, 2018, 15:18
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Rai also have an ad break. :(
  • May 20, 2018, 15:17
  • Drummer Boy:
  • Hola! Late arrival for me. KM remaining?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:17
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Hammer the climb, but sit up and let others have the descent. :S
  • May 20, 2018, 15:17
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Tom's cunning plan. It was too cunning for me.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:16
  • Caruut:
  • Cos I make it about 7 consecutive giornata no at this point...
  • May 20, 2018, 15:16
  • Caruut:
  • Was what all about MV? Aru's settimana no?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:16
  • Caruut:
  • Small group left
  • May 20, 2018, 15:15
  • Mellow Velo:
  • What tf was it all about I wonder?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:14
  • Leadbelly:
  • under 1km to the summit
  • May 20, 2018, 15:13
  • Francois the Postman:
  • Any slower and Aru's tow team will need tyo do track stands
  • May 20, 2018, 15:12
  • AG:
  • no search
  • May 20, 2018, 15:12
  • Caruut:
  • Tommy Windmills never forgets
  • May 20, 2018, 15:11
  • Caruut:
  • Revenge for the 2016 Vuelta?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:11
  • search:
  • anyone of note dropped yet, apart from Aru?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:11
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Tom D really doesn't like Aru who appears to have caught a dose of Chavesitis.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:09
  • Leadbelly:
  • or not checking pcs. bernie needs better research
  • May 20, 2018, 15:09
  • search:
  • I see
  • May 20, 2018, 15:08
  • Leadbelly:
  • contract year eisel was saying earlier
  • May 20, 2018, 15:08
  • search:
  • but well, let's hope the best
  • May 20, 2018, 15:08
  • search:
  • Denz. Not quite normal, tbh
  • May 20, 2018, 15:08
  • Francois the Postman:
  • and indeed. jr says hi
  • May 20, 2018, 15:05
  • AG:
  • Tommy D feeling good though
  • May 20, 2018, 15:04
  • Francois the Postman:
  • dnf coming up?
  • May 20, 2018, 15:04
  • Francois the Postman:
  • aru suffering like hell
  • May 20, 2018, 15:04
  • AG:
  • Aru off the back ....
  • May 20, 2018, 15:03
  • AG:
  • Hi Jr  :wave
  • May 20, 2018, 15:03
  • Francois the Postman:
  • jjjjjjjhh
  • May 20, 2018, 15:03
  • Francois the Postman:
  • hlbk.,nmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm m.[po0--p[';;'
  • May 20, 2018, 15:03
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Doesn't look like action stations in the peloton to me.
  • May 20, 2018, 15:01
  • Caruut:
  • "Carlos BetanCUR... good to see him back... lost a lot of weight hasn't he... bit too much fried chicken in the off season... HA HA HA he used to be FAT, hahaha"
  • May 20, 2018, 14:59
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Viscanti. :D
  • May 20, 2018, 14:59
  • Joelsim:
  • Boy wanted thirds!
  • May 20, 2018, 14:59
  • AG:
  • yep.  I woudl rather hear about Joels roast chicken :P
  • May 20, 2018, 14:59
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Just so long as your roast chicken didn't have fur. :lol
  • May 20, 2018, 14:58
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Kirby running through the startlist chancers. His standard commentary to fill dead air.
  • May 20, 2018, 14:58
  • Joelsim:
  • Mmm, roast chicken dinner finished
  • May 20, 2018, 14:57
  • Francois the Postman:
  • After yesterday, that is distinctly wheelchair friendly
  • May 20, 2018, 14:57
  • Mellow Velo:
  • 4kms of 10% average in this climb.
  • May 20, 2018, 14:54
  • AG:
  • yeah
  • May 20, 2018, 14:53
  • search:
  • Visconti is in front now. So there was a chance
  • May 20, 2018, 14:49
  • search:
  • I don't know, he was 10s behind Visconti when they crossed the GPM
  • May 20, 2018, 14:49
  • Mellow Velo:
  • Onto the 2nd cat rollercoaster finish.
  • May 20, 2018, 14:48
  • AG:
  • still - would have been better not to wait until the break was at 3 minutes to decide to chase them down ????
  • May 20, 2018, 14:47
  • AG:
  • well the truth is - they werent doing anything else.  Rest day tomorrow and TT after that ... the stages where they have chances are slipping away ... so you are right - it was worth a try.
  • May 20, 2018, 14:47
  • search:
  • still think it was worth a try
  • May 20, 2018, 14:46
  • Caruut:
  • Lots of help for Yates there
  • May 20, 2018, 14:45
  • AG:
  • lotta work by EF Drapac for nothing
  • May 20, 2018, 14:40
  • search:
  • Ciccone and Visconti are together now btw, 40s behind the front
  • May 20, 2018, 14:38
  • AG:
  • funny
  • May 20, 2018, 14:35
  • Caruut:
  • If only Juraj Sagan was here, we'd have the full set
  • May 20, 2018, 14:35
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