Professional Cycling For the Fans - Giro - Stage 7 244 km, Innsbruck (AT) → Chiavenna, Friday, May 15
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04-28-09, 12:37 PM
05-14-09, 10:24 AM
Cool. A 120 mile long hill.
Looks like another breakaway type day.
That is just painfully long. remember, I'm a flat lander.
05-14-09, 10:25 PM
I've been on some of these roads. Probably the prettiest countryside I've ever seen. Once they're up on the plateau at Zuoz, it's pretty much flat, then comes a really difficult descent down the Maloja pass (super-tight switchbacks), and then it's really just bombing down to Chiavenna. The other direction--Chiavenna to St. Moritz--is a classic training ride for the locals. Keep your eyes peeled, it's impossibly beautiful.
05-15-09, 12:20 AM
This will be a sprinters day.
c'mon Cav, get your s#%@ together.
05-15-09, 09:19 AM
05-15-09, 11:22 PM
What was with the sprinters teams today? Did the weather put them off that much?
It's extremely difficult and risky to try to catch a break downhill and in the wet, especially on roads like those. I'd say the instinct for self-preservation ruled the day.
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