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And so it begins the 100th edition of the Giro, and cycling fans around the world rejoice


100 is a round and historical number. And Giro d’Italia 100 could only be the modern synthesis of itself. 107 years have gone by since that morning of 13th May 1909, when the first 127 adventurers paved the way for a race which at that time bordered on chance. It is also a pleasure to realize that in not being standardized, the route includes towns and mountains that have the power to evoke some of the champions who have made the Giro into a legend.







3.615,4 KM
TOTAL ROUTE

171,7 KM
EACH DAY AVERAGE

2INDIVIDUAL
TIME TRIAL

6STAGES FOR
SPRINTERS

8MEDIUM MOUNTAIN
STAGES

5HIGH MOUNTAIN

So whats on for today a 203 km Sprinter stage with lumps and bumps with a sting in the tail  :D


STAGE 1
For the first time Alghero hosts a stage at the Giro. The stage runs along the northern coast of the island. The route is relatively wavy and bumpy, with a long, steady sequence of constant undulations, and a number of short, steep ramps, including 3 categorised climbs in Multeddu, Trinità d’Agultu and San Pantaleo. The latter, less than 20 km from the finish, totals approximately 5 km at an 8% slope over a few kilometres, and maximum gradients are even higher in the first part. A rolling finale leads all the way to Olbia, that unlike Alghero, has already hosted twice the Giro in 1991. Two km before the finish, the route covers a short stretch on stone-slab paved road. There is a last, wide bend 600 m before the finish, leading into the home straight on 8-m wide asphalt road. 












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Really tough to pick a Favourite, 1st they need to cope with the last climb and the finish has bends and 50 m Páve

JSG´s riders to watch

Nizzolo

Greipel

Gaviria

Ewan

Ruffoni
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    Of course, if this turns out someday to be the industry standard integrated handlebar-computer-braking solution then I'll eat my kevlar-reinforced aerodynamic hat.

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    Ewan

    Is Kluge injured or ill or something? He's had virtually the same calendar as Ewan up to this point.
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    Is Kluge injured or ill or something? He's had virtually the same calendar as Ewan up to this point.

    Not sure might be the growth of edmoson and the fact they needed to support Yates ?
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    #orica Kluge listed for Tour of Norway, so he can't be that ill...
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    ....and Yates's only supporter in the big mountains is Verona. Maybe Plaza and CJJ can help out here and there, especially if they can get in a break, but that still leaves a lot of spaces on the team to fill. It's a mystery.
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    Ruffoni

    wont be Ruffoni for today  :D


    I would love to see Greipel in pink
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     Ruffi now with a line through his name  :-x
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    Not the greatest stage but as 1st stages of a GT all in all not to bad



    #bora will be really happy after today with Benedetti in #blue after cleaning up the KOM points, then #orcia with Tuft did most of the work to bring back the BOTD , Young Lukas Pöstlberger riding tempo road away from the sprint trains which were held up by a corner and crash at 3 km to go.

    1st GT , 1st Stage win and leader #pink

    ohh and on my CQ team  :P   :lol
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    :win crazy Giro strikes again, pretty cool start to the race which has shaken things up (a little) already. Makes things more interesting for tomorrow as well with more teams looking for Maglia rosa
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    Gaviria is finished, Joel. :P

    The only real GC guy to lose any time was Steven Kruijswijk and that was just 13 seconds.

    Hugh Carthy lost 1'-09" along with Seb Reichenbach and the above's main lead out man.
    The Latern Rouge or Ivan Quaranta climbing award goes to the Matteo Pelucchi.
    That boy only has to think Giro and he's out the back. :D
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    Cruisewick lost time. Not a good start.
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    Gaviria is finished, Joel. :P

    The only real GC guy to lose any time was Steven Kruijswijk and that was just 13 seconds.

    Hugh Carthy lost 1'-09" along with Seb Reichenbach and the above's main lead out man.
    The Latern Rouge or Ivan Quaranta climbing award goes to the Matteo Pelucchi.
    That boy only has to think Giro and he's out the back. :D

    I didn't see it Huw, had a boy to pick up and cats to feed and a curry to eat with said boy.
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    Great breakthrough for Postlberger. I always like to see Ras winners make it as pros (they usually do because you have to be one of the strongest Conti rouleurs to win it). He really has gone under the radar as a prospect. He was never a hyped kid, unlike the other young German speaking prospects on Bora. He had to get his contract the hard way, winning tough races on the Conti circuit with Tirol cycling team. He actually has a strong palmares for a guy most fans hadn't heard of before today - a Giro stage, the Austrian national RR, a stage of the Osterreich Rundfahrt, the Tour of Bohemia, the Ras GC and various other .2 stuff.

    His first mini breakthrough this season was coming fifth at E3. This is obviously another level entirely.
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    He actually has a strong palmares for a guy most fans hadn't heard of before today - a Giro stage, the Austrian national RR, a stage of the Osterreich Rundfahrt, the Tour of Bohemia, the Ras GC and various other .2 stuff.
    Not to forget the inaugural TTT of the inaugural Sibiu Tour! :D

    We should make that our slogan: "Sibiu Cycling Tour - where champions are made!" :cool
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