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Old 04-28-09, 12:39 PM   #1
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Giro - Stage 9 155 km, Circuit race in Milano, Sunday, May 17

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OK, there's no big climbs or snow to deal with, but I'm looking forward to this one. It's just so out of place that it can't help but be interesting.

I do think they missed the boat a little. It should be in Rome around the Colosseum in rush hour traffic, but Milan will do.
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Try no climbs at all!

Rome has the Time Trial on the final day of the race. I believe finishing in Rome is a departure for the Giro.
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Try no climbs at all!

Rome has the Time Trial on the final day of the race. I believe finishing in Rome is a departure for the Giro.
What I like about Milan is that all the GC guys are just going to try to stay alive. The chances of any time gain/loss here is nill, except if you go down. That means that some unknowns are going to try a bunch of crazy moves and ill-fated breaks. It won't be an epic stage or anything, but I bet it makes good theater.

It's just my stupid sense of humor, but I want them to have to deal with the traffic. Cars going every direction, scooters, vendors, tour buses, etc. and _no one_ obeying any sort of traffic law.
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i'm with you Fat Boy. maybe we won't have to rely on phil & paul to tell us who's a great bike handler.
whomever survives a true roman triumvirate of zippity-zip manny-tranny fiats, overloaded scooters from
hell and tifosi busses in a real life game of asteroids frogger deserves the maglia rosa. and the riders
grumble about the difficulty of the courses lately...perhaps we could get a demo version on xbox live???
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High Road is on a roll. I'm calling Cavendish today.
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Now this is a route I could ride and possible stay with the pack.......for about 5 mins. This looks like where I live.
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Now this is a route I could ride and possible stay with the pack.......for about 5 mins. This looks like where I live.
I think I could hang for 8 or 9. The hills here have helped my legs.
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Total sprinter's stage. There will be some ill fated breaks that the pack will run down while the sprinters hide from the sind only t be pulled to the front for a buch sprint finish from hell.

Cavavendish may call it a Giro after this one. He doesn't have much longer left until it's climbg after climg after climb. I predict Columbia-High Road will be trying to drive the train get Cav the win and trim a few secons for the Swede.
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OK, yawn....
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Looks like a parade.
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Apparently nobody picked up on the stage being neutralized. The sprinters may have a go at the end. The riders have been hollering about the layout for a while. This is how they respond...don't listen to us, no race.
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Apparently nobody picked up on the stage being neutralized. The sprinters may have a go at the end. The riders have been hollering about the layout for a while. This is how they respond...don't listen to us, no race.
ok - so I could have finished with the same time as all the pros today. Whoo-hoo. I've never done a formal race in my life, and today, I'm as good as a professional.
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Now this is a route I could ride and possible stay with the pack.......for about 5 mins. This looks like where I live.
Damn, I could have stayed with them the whole race.
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ok - so I could have finished with the same time as all the pros today. Whoo-hoo. I've never done a formal race in my life, and today, I'm as good as a professional.
But first, you'd have to get there...



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What a waste of a stage.

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Well, I got exactly the stage I wanted. Dangerous as hell. Be careful what you wish for, huh?
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yes you did, Fat boy. if it had only been raining...
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