Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Professional Cycling For the Fans Follow the Tour de France,the Giro de Italia, the Spring Classics, or other professional cycling races? Here's your home...

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-28-09, 12:44 PM   #1
USAZorro
Señor Member
Thread Starter
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,553
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
Giro - Stage 10 250 km, Cuneo → Pinerolo, Tuesday, May 19

Profile:

__________________
In search of what to search for.

Last edited by USAZorro; 04-28-09 at 02:41 PM.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-09, 06:16 PM   #2
ooga-booga
lead on macduff!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: normal heights-san diego, ca
Bikes: come and get 'em
Posts: 2,563
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
wasn't this the stage originally scheduled to go over the col de vars & the izoard? thought i
saw something on cyclingnews.com about landslides or avalanches changing the route on this stage.
originally, it shaped up to be an epic stage at the midpoint of the giro.
ooga-booga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-09, 06:55 PM   #3
Reid Rothchild
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Minneapolis MN, Jackson Hole WY
Bikes: LeMond tete de course, Cinelli, Calfee, Crumpton, Richard Sachs, Kirk, Bob Jackson, many more except for Treks
Posts: 259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Showergate!
Reid Rothchild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-09, 01:09 AM   #4
ooga-booga
lead on macduff!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: normal heights-san diego, ca
Bikes: come and get 'em
Posts: 2,563
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
juan mauricio soler!
ooga-booga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-09, 09:07 PM   #5
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
That 3rd climb will be a monster after 200k.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-09, 10:22 PM   #6
USAZorro
Señor Member
Thread Starter
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,553
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
This stage really suits Bettini. Too bad he retired.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-09, 10:27 PM   #7
bac
Senior Member
 
bac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Bikes: Too many to list!
Posts: 7,481
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
This stage really suits Bettini. Too bad he retired.
He's reporting (RAI TV)from the back of one of the motorcycles this year. I'm guessing he's enjoying the Giro this year.

... Brad
bac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-09, 11:31 PM   #8
2wheeled
Cheers!
 
2wheeled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Woodinville
Bikes: Scott Addict R15, Cadd 9
Posts: 1,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That last climb is going to be a nice springboard for a strong guy. I'll go for Cunago only because he's getting pressure to do something...since he has sucked so far. That's why he was on the attack today.
__________________
2wheeled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-09, 06:40 AM   #9
USAZorro
Señor Member
Thread Starter
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,553
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
I'd love to see one of the GC guys stick a fork in DeLuca on this one. Maybe Menchov or Basso will give it a run.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-09, 07:19 AM   #10
Hocam
Ho-Jahm
 
Hocam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Manchester, NH
Bikes:
Posts: 4,228
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Rooting for Basso on this one, I don't think Levi or Horner have the legs for it, and are likely saving for the TT at stage 12.
Hocam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-09, 11:17 AM   #11
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2wheeled View Post
That last climb is going to be a nice springboard for a strong guy. I'll go for Cunago only because he's getting pressure to do something...since he has sucked so far. That's why he was on the attack today.
He is so over rated. He got lucky in 2004, done nothing since.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-09, 05:43 PM   #12
xfimpg
Senior Member
 
xfimpg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 3,089
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hocam View Post
Rooting for Basso on this one, I don't think Levi or Horner have the legs for it, and are likely saving for the TT at stage 12.
+1 on Basso.
And I see Sastre being right with him.
xfimpg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-09, 05:45 PM   #13
xfimpg
Senior Member
 
xfimpg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 3,089
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BTW UsaZorro, thanks for putting up all the elevations and threads.
xfimpg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-09, 08:15 PM   #14
Suzie Green
Cycler
 
Suzie Green's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Due to unforseen circumstances, I have been SO out of it as far as the Giro goes this year. That said, I will also go with Cunego to win the stage. I'm basing this expert scientific prediction on the fact that he's kind of cute....and that I'd be attracted if I were xx years younger.
Suzie Green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-09, 08:40 PM   #15
USAZorro
Señor Member
Thread Starter
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,553
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzie Green View Post
Due to unforseen circumstances, I have been SO out of it as far as the Giro goes this year. That said, I will also go with Cunego to win the stage. I'm basing this expert scientific prediction on the fact that he's kind of cute....and that I'd be attracted if I were xx years younger.
Sounds better than picking Piepoli.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-09, 09:11 PM   #16
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Say it isn't so Suzie.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-09, 10:10 PM   #17
Suzie Green
Cycler
 
Suzie Green's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,499
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I apologize....I'll try and get up to date and make future guesses based on logic!

My brother has been in the hospital and doing a bit poorly, and my mind has been somewhere else but on the Giro. Now that he is improving, hopefully I can "velo news" myself back up to date!
Suzie Green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-09, 11:48 PM   #18
2wheeled
Cheers!
 
2wheeled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Woodinville
Bikes: Scott Addict R15, Cadd 9
Posts: 1,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzie Green View Post
I apologize....I'll try and get up to date and make future guesses based on logic!

My brother has been in the hospital and doing a bit poorly, and my mind has been somewhere else but on the Giro. Now that he is improving, hopefully I can "velo news" myself back up to date!
Who needs VN when you have our expert advice..right here
__________________
2wheeled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-09, 07:56 AM   #19
40 Cent
fixed for the long haul
 
40 Cent's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes: 1975 Raleigh Professional, 1990 Cannondale 3.0 Touring bike
Posts: 366
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzie Green View Post
I apologize....I'll try and get up to date and make future guesses based on logic!

My brother has been in the hospital and doing a bit poorly, and my mind has been somewhere else but on the Giro. Now that he is improving, hopefully I can "velo news" myself back up to date!
Welcome back, Suzie! Sorry to hear about your brother, but glad he's improving.

As for Cunego, I've always liked him I have to say. His wunderkind status was impossible to live up to, especially now that he's such an outspoken non-doper. The Italian press is all over him every time he trails a bit on the leaders up a Cat 1. And he attacks when he can. I think his future is still bigger than just a one-day racer (not that a great one-day racer is anything to be ashamed of), and bigger than someone like Valverde, another overhyped racer early on.
40 Cent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-09, 09:47 AM   #20
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
No need to apologize, family before cycling, bike forums and glad to hear he is improving. By the way, your boy gave another 1:34 to back to Di Luca, but then again, since he won the stage, everyone gave back time to Di Luca.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-09, 03:15 PM   #21
hocker
Senior Member
 
hocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Denver
Bikes: Road and Mountain
Posts: 619
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow! and wow. I just watched the last hour of St. 10 at lunch. Di Luca is the man, I am seriously wondering if he can be caught. He just seems very powerful at the moment. Lance also looked strong.
hocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-09, 10:26 PM   #22
USAZorro
Señor Member
Thread Starter
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,553
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hocker View Post
Wow! and wow. I just watched the last hour of St. 10 at lunch. Di Luca is the man, I am seriously wondering if he can be caught. He just seems very powerful at the moment. Lance also looked strong.
Smells like Ricco to me.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-09, 10:30 PM   #23
2wheeled
Cheers!
 
2wheeled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Woodinville
Bikes: Scott Addict R15, Cadd 9
Posts: 1,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Di Luca is the man! What a way to win a stage, pure strength. Today was a really telling stage and now I believe the killer when he says he has better form than when he won it. Have to see how he does on stage 16 & 17 but I know he will not go easily. This will be interesting.

Levi did not look confident on that decent of that last climb, man, he had me nervous just watching him.
__________________
2wheeled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-09, 08:58 AM   #24
crocodilefundy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 411
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
a lot of people have been doubting Di Luca but his goal is the Giro not the TDF so his fully peaked strength should be higher than those who are trying to win but stay strong enough for the TDF. Also they just had 2 days off so it makes it much easier to keep the lead rather than having to fight that extra day to maintain it.
crocodilefundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-09, 09:18 AM   #25
USAZorro
Señor Member
Thread Starter
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,553
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzie Green View Post
I apologize....I'll try and get up to date and make future guesses based on logic!

My brother has been in the hospital and doing a bit poorly, and my mind has been somewhere else but on the Giro. Now that he is improving, hopefully I can "velo news" myself back up to date!
Suzie, Sorry to hear about your brother. Let him know we're pulling for him.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:02 AM.