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#21 Wolford6

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:27 PM

Not looking at all good for Bradley.

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#22 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

highlight of today's stage was the spectator falling down the bank when there was about 4k left of the stage. :lol:


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#23 Ullman

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

highlight of today's stage was the spectator falling down the bank when there was about 4k left of the stage. :lol:

The bloke next to him certainly had a good chuckle about it.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:05 PM

Plenty of the riders were smiling too when he fell down the hill!

Saw the finish to the California stage on Monday night. Looked beyond brutal. Hope no major damage done. Haven't seen highlights since, anyone dropped out since??

Struggle to see how Team Sky's/Wiggins generally conservative approach is going to trouble Nibali/Evans. Over this next week or so.
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:41 PM

Plenty of the riders were smiling too when he fell down the hill!

Saw the finish to the California stage on Monday night. Looked beyond brutal. Hope no major damage done. Haven't seen highlights since, anyone dropped out since??

Struggle to see how Team Sky's/Wiggins generally conservative approach is going to trouble Nibali/Evans. Over this next week or so.

 


Cant see Wiggins winning this now. With the only TT distance being 20km I dont think he can stay in touch in the climbs.

 

Doubt he'll win the Tour either. With Sky backing Chris Froome its dead on no chance if Wiggins tries to go it alone. Think Froome will win the Tour more than once with his climbing ability.



#26 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:43 PM


Cant see Wiggins winning this now. With the only TT distance being 20km I dont think he can stay in touch in the climbs.

 

Doubt he'll win the Tour either. With Sky backing Chris Froome its dead on no chance if Wiggins tries to go it alone. Think Froome will win the Tour more than once with his climbing ability.

It's a 20km mountain TT.


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#27 Wolford6

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:55 PM

All is not lost. apparently he's been suffering from a slight cold.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:30 PM

3 stage wins for Mark Cavendish!! 100th of his career - and a really tough weather day - bet they're all ready for a bath


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#29 amh

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:38 PM

I wish the commentators would talk realistically about Wiggins - yes he's brilliant, and the TDF was a landmark victory - and yes, he and his team set the Giro as a target. But, ill or otherwise, it's a flippin long race, all sorts can happen, and they should not talk about it as if it's a disaster. 


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#30 Futtocks

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

The armchair experts are, no doubt, rushing to their computers to opine that they knew Wiggins was rubbish all along. :rolleyes:

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#31 Ullman

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:09 AM

3 stage wins for Mark Cavendish!! 100th of his career - and a really tough weather day - bet they're all ready for a bath

You go off to Italy for three weeks, hope to get some sun on your back and look what happens.

 

Very good win for Mark Cav, he's a tough little man all right.


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#32 Wolford6

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:33 AM

Bradley Wiggins has withdrawn from the race.

 

Come on, Rigoberto!


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#33 Ullman

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:39 AM

Bradley Wiggins has withdrawn from the race.

 

Come on, Rigoberto!

That announcement shouldn't surprise anybody. Yesterday looked like sheer purgatory for him. What little morale he had left must have disappeared completely when he got up and looked out of the window.


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#34 amh

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:42 PM

Another masterclass from Cav - really tough day, and to go that length at the end - 4 Stages now under his belt


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:46 PM

Enjoying the Giro.

I'm watching Tour of California as well at the moment and the coverage is provided by the same French team that do TdF. I find it much easier to watch and follow that & TdF than the Giro and Veuleta based on the TV production and camera work. Appreciate it may just be me, but it does make a difference when watching.

Weather looked horrible today and significant change in course due to weather!
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:25 PM

Cavendish wins the final stage and wins the points jersey. Rigoberto Uran came second for Sky but what a Giro by Nabili. The uphill time trial was incredible. Bring on the Tour.
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