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Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
« on: May 13, 2015, 16:36 »
Montecatini Terme >> Castiglione della Pescaia

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This stage is almost entirely flat, except for a short, central sector where the KOM climb is
set. The first 80 km roll along mainly level roads across the Pisa territory. Just past Saline
di Volterra, the route reaches the Colline Metallifere (“Metal-bearing Hills”) and goes ahead,
passing through Pomarance (KOM climb), Larderello (fixed feed zone) and Castelnuovo Val di
Cecina. A final, level stretch leads to the finish, on largely straight roads



The first time the giro finishes in Castiglione della Pescaia, and barring miracles this will follow the set formulat of breakaway, gets gap, gap goes out, gap comes down, sprint finish. The GC teams of Astana, Tinkoff, Sky all to take a break and it will be left to the sprinters teams, #lotto Lotto Soudal, #jumbo Lotto Jumbo, #giant Giant Alpecin, to dictate the race and fight it out for the win.

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The last 8 km on a perfectly flat road only feature two bends, 2.7 and 2.3 km from the finish, followed by a long, slightly bending stretch up to 1,000 m from the finish, where the home straight
begins (on 7.5-m wide asphalt road). 1,500 m from the finish there is a speed bump that can be
cleared following a straight trajectory.



GC Prior to the stage

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  • « Last Edit: May 13, 2015, 20:35 by froome19 »

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    should be a sprint I guess - I hope Frapporti will try to join the breakaway again though, he already has 40 points from winning the intermediate sprints on stage 2, another 40 points tomorrow would give him a shot to get the points jersey for one day at least, in case Viviani doesn't score too many points at the finish
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    The racing has been crazy for the past few stages, I expect this will be the first rolling rest day of the Giro.
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    here is tomorrow's finish. Doesn't seem to be too technical

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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 03:16 »
    will be up to the sprinters teams to control - as Tinkoff wont want to race this   ....  will want to control this ... oh who the f*** knows what the crazy Russian will do   :fp
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 09:19 »
    the middle part of the stage isn't exactly easy, basically ~25km uphill. Not sure what difference it will make though



    +another flat 35km to go to the finish
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 09:24 »
    If Greenedge really want it, if they go hard and fast up the climb and get rid of all the sprinters, Matthews can do that.

    but whether OGRE have the strength after the last few days is another question
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 10:36 »

     :cool
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #8 on: May 14, 2015, 12:12 »
     #giant Mezgec will go after a victory today his team is ready after yesterday's race BUT the final dont sut him it is to flat and the same for  #greenedge and if they gonna ride hade in the middel section it will not be enof.. it will be a fast sprint very fast and the best man win #Hofland# #jumbo MY tip..
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #9 on: May 14, 2015, 12:42 »
    was Michele around at the start to have some of the famous waffles?
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #10 on: May 14, 2015, 13:03 »
    He is looking on his damages after his best giro start..
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #11 on: May 14, 2015, 19:21 »
    Bertie on the deck:


    The bottom line:
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #12 on: May 14, 2015, 19:34 »
    medical bulletin

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    Rider no. 201 Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO (TCS) underwent x-ray and CAT scans of the left shoulder that was injured during the crash. Clinical examination revealed a slight instability of the left shoulder joint, as compared to the right one. The rider experienced slight pain.

    Rider no. 124 Daniele COLLI (NIP) underwent x-ray examinations that confirmed a compound fracture of the left humerus, while CAT scans ruled out further fractures or damage to the internal organs of the chest and abdomen.

    ~pdf here
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #13 on: May 14, 2015, 19:36 »
     Great news!
    It's only a micro dislocation and we all know how good he is after micro injuries. :D :cool
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #14 on: May 14, 2015, 19:37 »
    Big win for the Gorilla, big crash for the Pistolero. Replays show the cause pretty clearly, the Nippo - Vini rider hits a long-lens camera that is being held over the barrier with the crown of his helmet and immediately goes down. I hope Alberto is able to keep riding well, this race will be a lot less exciting if it loses a GC contender so early.
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #15 on: May 14, 2015, 20:18 »
    Even a simple sprint stage defining the on going GC battle stage 6

    This Giro is off tap :D

    ps hope AC is ok but I don't think he will ride to much further, if his shoulder pops out on the podium pulling on the bars could be a nightmare  :(
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #16 on: May 14, 2015, 20:22 »
    Alberto has a history of winning GTs with/after injury, I am confident :)

    well not really but we will see what happens. I am happy it isn't a fracture though.

    but this was Alberto's 4th crash of the season, that's more than enough for 1 year me thinks
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #17 on: May 14, 2015, 20:36 »
    Just read a report that says it popped out when he crashed and he popped it back in again. Then it popped out again just before the podium. That doesn't sound good.
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #18 on: May 14, 2015, 20:38 »
    If he can't grip the bars with that arm it will make riding out of the saddle almost impossible, and even riding sitting down very painful. Constant pain is fatiguing too.
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #19 on: May 14, 2015, 20:38 »
    Just read a report that says it popped out when he crashed and he popped it back in again. Then it popped out again just before the podium. That doesn't sound good.
    yeah that's a bit worrying..
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #20 on: May 14, 2015, 20:46 »
    If he can't grip the bars with that arm it will make riding out of the saddle almost impossible, and even riding sitting down very painful. Constant pain is fatiguing too.

    Mind you, he grew a new leg within a week before the Vuelta  :shh
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #21 on: May 14, 2015, 20:47 »
    My main concern is that he loses massive heaps of time tomorrow and/or on Saturday, if he gets to the rest day with minimal losses I guess he's still very much in it to win it
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    Re: Giro d'Italia: Stage 6
    « Reply #22 on: May 14, 2015, 20:55 »
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    Re: Giro d'Italia:BSP Stage 6
    « Reply #23 on: May 14, 2015, 21:02 »
    BSP

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