2010 Giro d' Italia: Stage 17: Brunico to Pejo Terme, 173 km

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  1. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Aug 12, 2001
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    2010 Giro d' Italia: Stage 17: Brunico to Pejo Terme, 173 km

    This is categorized as an intermediate stage. It includes a summit stage finish, though a higher pass, the Passo delle Palade, occurs earlier in the stage.

    Stage Map
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    Stage Profile
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    The Climbs
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    The last few KM's
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    General classification after before stage 17
    1 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 68:32:26
    2 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:02:27
    3 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:36
    4 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:03:09
    5 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team 0:04:36
    6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:04:53
    7 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:05:12
    8 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:05:25
    9 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo 0:08:57
    10 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:09:13
    11 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia 0:10:20
    12 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:10:55
    13 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:14:10
    14 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:14:34
    15 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank 0:15:16
    16 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:18:57
    17 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:21:07
    18 Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Rabobank 0:22:40
    19 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:23:11
    20 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:25:14

  2. Andrija

    Andrija Member

    Feb 16, 2005
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    Breakaway is what everyone is expecting.
    Descent from Palade looks very fast and ascent to Pejo Terme isn't that hard, so someone will try his luck surely.
    Maybe even Vinokourov tries something entertaining/stupid. But I don't think it would be smart. Pejo Terme is climb where Liquigas will force furious tempo and catch anyone who could be dangerous in GC.
    Nibali could combine his descending and time trialing abilities again, just to put Evans in trouble.

    Voeckler, Serpa, Rodriguez, Wiggins, Dupont are possible escapees, I think. But, I'm not sure about the order across the finish line.


    There's a big breakaway and none of these I've mentioned is in it.
    Efimkin is my pick.
  3. JAPANic

    JAPANic New Member

    Aug 11, 2003
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    Arashiro!!! ;) ( but I think he has a better chance tomorrow...he will likely get dropped in the last 4km today)