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Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
« on: May 13, 2019, 21:05 »
Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati

The Giro continues with a nice Ardennes type stage tomorrow. ~3000m of altitude in total, and with an uphill finish to Frascati




The finishing climb includes some steeper stretches than those 4.somthing percent (profile via @raffilpt), 2x ~250m of 7-8& within the final 1500m



Some sprinters may hang on and give it a go, but will they have enough left to win the stage?! Would have been perfect for #katusha Battaglin, but unfortunately he crashed pretty hard today.
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 21:14 »
     Agreed.
    I had just picked Battaglin to win tomorrow, on another forum and no sooner had I done so, he crashed. :fp
    Perfect stage for him, too.
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 21:19 »
    yeah. Final stage finish for me btw before heading back home on Thursday. I'll just count on the elderly guy to control the entrance of the motorhome again, I guess ;)
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 21:33 »
    I was initially thinking Ewan for this one as I thought it looked quite similar to the finish he won in Turkey, but yeah maybe it's a bit too tough even for him.
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 07:20 »
    How about a stage for the italians then? #androni Masnada or #trek Ciccone ? Too long stage?

    If the length counts, #bora Formolo is good on this terrain - in fact the guy on the start line with the best results from this year´s Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 11:59 »
    One for Ulissi perhaps.

    Or Gasparotto or Vuillermoz.
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 17:47 »
    So not a lot going on too complete madness .

    Disco Tom has had xrays no broken bones.

    Half of Katusha is going home

    Lots more news to come in
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 18:04 »
    So not a lot going on too complete madness .

    Disco Tom has had xrays no broken bones.

    Half of Katusha is going home

    Lots more news to come in

    Zakarin will be pleased as he escaped the carnage. :D

    Let's get the results up as the make for more interesting reading than usual.

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    Bah, can't get the current GC.
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 18:30 »
    Zakarin will be pleased as he escaped the carnage. :D

    Let's get the results up as the make for more interesting reading than usual.

    Stage:



    Bah, can't get the current GC.

    Landa managed to move up 1 spot though :fp
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 19:16 »
    Hey up, more fun and games.
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    Tremendous anger of Mikel Landa! "Yates is a retard, he threw me in a roundabout, he goes like crazy" The Movistar broker spoke with @JAEzquerro

    https://twitter.com/As_Ciclismo/status/1128351919649513474
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #10 on: May 14, 2019, 21:09 »
    yeah. Final stage finish for me btw before heading back home on Thursday. I'll just count on the elderly guy to control the entrance of the motorhome again, I guess ;)

    he did :P

    not too much to report apart from that. Also because the Wifi in the hotel is fairly poor.

    But it looks nice at least. Unfortunately Napoleon is not around today though.



    Instead there was a whole family of boars next to the road up the climb where it is located on, unwilling to move any further. So my idea to just walk the 2 or 3k to the city to save myself from spending ages in the traffic turned out to be a not too glorious one...
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 01:53 »
    So not a lot going on too complete madness .

    Disco Tom has had xrays no broken bones.

    Half of Katusha is going home

    Lots more news to come in
    My guess is that Dumoulin's Giro is over. Maybe a couple more days.  Well, I guess I'll be cheering for Roglic then. Or Nibali. We'll see.
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 03:01 »
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 04:18 »
    The final 5km were pretty exciting and tense as Roglič found himself alone, ahead of his main rivals, in a lead group of 15 riders that formed in the immediate aftermath of the crash.

    As the road went up, Viviani went out the back, and for a long moment I thought maybe Roglič himself was going for the stage, as he held tight to the leaders. But while it perhaps wasn't difficult enough to favor the Slovenian, fireworks soon ensued as Richard Carapaz  #movistar launched a brilliantly timed (and cheeky!) attack from just off the front of Caleb Ewan #lotto, and the race for the line was on!

    Caleb clearly had the strongest legs of the bunch, and closed much of the sudden gap between he and Carapaz with impressive authority, but the tactical decision by the Ecuadorean of when, and from where, to launch his initial attack meant that Ewan would run out of road before Carapaz crossed the line to seal the stage victory for himself.

    https://twitter.com/flobikes/status/1128332895733538816

    https://twitter.com/giroditalia/status/1128388327059742720


    Considering the catastrophes of the day, are the Cycling God's smiling down upon Primož?

    Included for the lipstick.  :P
    https://twitter.com/giroditalia/status/1128354189514543110
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #14 on: May 15, 2019, 08:12 »
     So, it turns out that the crash didn't actually account for the GC carnage, just mostly the Katusha wipe out, on the far side.
    It was a second crash, 500 metres up the road at a roundabout, allegedly caused by Simon Yates, but actually sounds like mass panic among the GC boys.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/simon-yates-crashes-and-loses-time-in-fraught-giro-ditalia-finale/

    Which led to an incredibly heated outburst, later.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/landa-apologises-after-calling-simon-yates-mentally-retarded-following-giro-ditalia-crash/

    So, Yates, Landa and of course, Dumoulin all were all caught up together.
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    Re: Stage 4: Orbetello › Frascati
    « Reply #15 on: May 15, 2019, 08:52 »
    Found a place with working Wifi, and some pictures of the guys rolling to the start in Orbetello yesterday:





    And one of some guys dangling to the finish at about the same speed. The position of Pozzivovo's arm didn't look particularly good (although the team says he is ok)

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