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This is a medium mountain stage, running almost entirely through inland Sardinia. The stage starts from Olbia (two stages in 1991) and first comes a rolling section across the district of Nuoro, with three long climbs: Bitti and Orune (non-categorised climb), Nuoro (a steeper, categorised climb) and Passo di Genna Silana (cat. climb). Past Genna Silana comes a long, fast-running descent (over 20 km, quite bumpy at points) on wide, well-surfaced roads. The final 10 km are flat with arrival in Tortolì (town stage for the first time).   After leaving the ss. 125 and entering the centre of Girasole, the route cuts across the industrial area of Tortolì, on wide roads alternating with series of roundabouts. The roadway narrows 2 km before the finish, crosses the railway track and turns right straight away, into the home straight (1,800 m long), on 7.5-m wide asphalt road.

Climbing and a long stage well stage 2 has you covered









The perfect stage for a 2 tier race if the weather turns nasty, one for the breakaway with all the glory of the #pink and a stage win, with a small battle behind to test the legs

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Geniez

LuLu

Boem

Clarke

Hansen
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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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    Won't really be worth watching out for Simon Clarke (But won't stop Carlton Kirby from mentioning him a dozen times).
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    Won't really be worth watching out for Simon Clarke (But won't stop Carlton Kirby from mentioning him a dozen times).

    If the phrase "my cheeky side bet for the day is Sebastien Reichenbach" isn't uttered a few times during the broadcast I'll be highly surprised.
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    Won't really be worth watching out for Simon Clarke (But won't stop Carlton Kirby from mentioning him a dozen times).

    think you got lucky with Rob and Sean
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    Same amount of climbing as L-B-L today can #bora hold it together ?

    Break wins I think
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    Ohh and it is windy and raining
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    Let me just leave this here... Tour de France 2015, stage 2 - Quintana was never able to take back what he lost there. It was decisive for the outcome  (the GC competition). The weather report reminds me of Wales.




    Note that this stage is fairly long for a grand tour as well.  #pink Pöstlberger himself and #sky Thomas perhaps the best spring classics riders in the field (although I am not sure about this' years Thomas as a classics rider).
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    Zakarin did end up losing 20 seconds at the finish.
    Hugh Carthy took another big time hit, today losing two seconds shy of three minutes.

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