Stage 10: Termoli - Peschici, 187 km

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  1. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Damiano Cunego will win this stage ;)
     
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  2. Dead Star

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    blah, delete that thread i've made:
     
  3. saluki

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    What about that downhill before the finish?
     
  4. patch70

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    Good for Savoldelli to salvage a bit of time and pride?
     
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    I think that either Cunego or Bettini will win. The map didnt rate the climbs, but if they are not to tough, I think that Bettini will win, but if the climbs are tough, Cunego has a bog chance. Also, he has the insentive to leap over Gutierrez, which a 20 second bonus would do. I think that Di Luca will try to go, and so will Savodelli. Although Basso wont let the Discovery rider a long leash because Savodelli might gain time in the tt. Or, a break of unknown riders will go near the beginning of the stage and stay out there, with CSC simply taking it easy, and not loosing too much time. But, once more, Cunego wants to get up to second place, so count on Lampre setting the pace near the end. :)
     
  6. Eldrack

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    The actual finishing straight it a short uphill, so it does suite the likes of Di Luca, Cunego, possibly Savoldelli. Di Luca and Cunego both haven't got stage wins yet, Savoldelli will be wanting the time bonus and another stage win so I reckon all three of them will give it a go.
     
  7. Dead Star

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    It's FlanderS by the way! :eek:
     
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    I noted that as well... No such thing or place as Flander ! :p
     
  9. Eldrack

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    The break stayed away! Nice attempt by Axel Merckx, I would have liked to have seen him win. Nice to see Wegelius doing some hard work for his team leader. I dream of the day GB gets a pro-tour point.
     
  10. cyclingheroes

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    But what was Lampre doing????
     
  11. Eldrack

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    Limiting the time gap perhaps? Once they had it at about 3 minutes it seemed to stay there for a while, went down a bit then back up. Perhaps they didn't feel strong enough to bring the break back so let it go. Still, rather strange.
     
  12. cyclingheroes

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    Yeah a rather strange move, CSC will thank them for it...
     
  13. doctorSpoc

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    keeping Pellizotti from getting too much time and going ahead of Cunego... he just moved up 19 places on GC and is now siitting in 4th place.. and he's a good climber + decent ITT'r.. a better question is why would they let that break go with Pellizotti in it in the first place?
     
  14. cyclingheroes

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    Yeah and why didn't they let CSC do the job???
     
  15. doctorSpoc

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    didn't see it... was CSC working and Lampre took over or did CSC just bluff Lampre into doing the work?
     
  16. cyclingheroes

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    Lampre took the iniative and worked with the whole team for about 60 kilometers, in the last kilometer Jens Voigt (CSC) came at the front with Basso in his wheel and did the last few meters...
     
  17. Powerful Pete

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    Apparently not much... didn't they essentially miss all the breaks in the stage? :confused: :eek:
     
  18. thebluetrain

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    Very cool pic from todays stage.

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  19. bobke

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    unless your name is Merckx!

    very craft riding form Pelizzottii
     
  20. thebluetrain

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    Yes, but that is the beauty of cycling.
     
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